Rochester police serve 7 warrants targeting juveniles; recover gun, car, ‘ghost gun’ components

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police served seven knock-and-announce warrants Thursday between 8 a.m. And 4:30 p.m., all targeting juveniles.

According to Lt. Jennifer Hodgman with RPD, a 16-year-old boy was taken into custody after allegedly being found with a firearm police believe was stolen from a vehicle in NW Rochester last month.

Police allege that officers also seized a stolen car and materials that could be used to make ghost guns: a 3D printer, computer, tool kits, and gun parts.

The 16-year-old faces recommended charges of felony weapon possession by a person under 18 and possession of stolen property, according to public information officer Amanda Grayson. Both charges pertain to the firearm police found.

Other juveniles may be charges in the weeks ahead, Grayson said.

The search warrants were served in the following locations:

  • 2000 and 2100 block of 43rd Street NW
  • 5800 block of Baron Lane NW
  • 2400 block of 59th Street NW
  • 5100 block of Lexington Lane NW
  • 1100 block of 41st Street NW

“We are committed to interrupting violence in our community and will continue to proactively target areas of concern,” RPD chief Jim Franklin said in a press release.

Police were interrupting potential violence from the “rival groups” of teens, Hodgman added.