Police: Officers arrest pot-smoking, gun-toting teen

SEATTLE -- Officers arrested a 16-year-old armed with a stolen gun Monday in White Center after the teen was reported smoking marijuana and attempted to run away, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, when officers showed up at 25th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Trenton Street around 12:30 p.m. to check on four teens allegedly smoking pot, the 16-year-old took off running.

An officer caught up with 16-year-old, who officers know and know to usually be armed, and found four bullets in his pockets, according to the report. And, a bomb dog named Boomer found a gun to go with the bullets.

During the arrest, a citizen told officers he saw two men who threatened him with a gun and are associated with the 16-year-old nearby. Officers caught up with them in the 9400 block of Delridge Way Southwest, and all three teens were taken to the Southwest Precinct.

According to police, the gun found by Boomer was reported stolen in a burglary April 30, and the 16-year-old was booked into the Youth Service Center for investigation of violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, harassment and possession of a stolen firearm.

A second 16-year-old was booked into the Youth Service Center for investigation of harassment.

A 15-year-old was released to his father.