FAIRFIELD (KRON) — Fairfield police arrested a teen boy Monday night for allegedly possessing a replica gun, according to police.
Police said somebody reported a teen with a handgun at around 8:45 p.m Monday. The witness told police she saw the 16-year-old boy insert a magazine into the gun and then place the handgun into his waistband.
The witness’s family member followed the boy while talking to police. When the boy and his friend went inside a business in the 2500 block of N. Texas Street, officers detained them, police said.
The boy was identified as a Fairfield resident. Police found a black plastic BB gun, with an insertable magazine that held several BBs, on the boy.
The boy was arrested and later released. He was cited for possessing a replica firearm, with safety features removed.
“The Fairfield Police Department would like to remind citizens that removing an orange tip from a replica gun is a crime and will be enforced by the Fairfield Police Department,” police said in a press release.