A random encounter between a police officer and a 27-year-old man on the streets of York, Pennsylvania led to the man getting arrested on charges of illegal possession of a firearm. The man is accused of possession of a stolen gun and of possessing a gun despite having a felony charge on his record.
Federal law enforcement agents recently arrested 28 men and women in Colorado and elsewhere on gun and drug charges. The government accuses the arrested people of being part of "outlaw motorcycle gangs" and dealing in drugs and illegal guns. Eight of the people were arrested in Colorado.
New crime statistics from the federal government show that the number of gun crimes in Pittsburgh dropped in 2010. The drop was part of an overall sharp reduction in crime in the city, which mirrored a lower number of theft and violent crimes in the United States.
A 20-year-old man was arrested by Erie police last week after officers found an allegedly stolen gun in his car during a traffic stop. His arrest came days after police arrested another man on suspicion of a similar offense.