A 17-year old teen and a young man were fleeing police, in Yuma, Arizona, and sought cover inside a Sam's Club store. The teen was carrying a backpack with a hidden .40-caliber handgun, cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. They were arrested.
From an article:
According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, at about 6:15 p.m., deputies were sent to the area of South Avenue 4½E and East Levee Road after receiving reports that two groups of men had been in a fight involving a weapon.
One group of men allegedly fled the area inside a white pickup. That truck was spotted by deputies after it had left the levee road west of the confluence near the Yuma Palms Regional Center.
Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Pacific Avenue, and the driver of the truck, 20-year-old Victor Moreno, complied. He pulled into the Sam's Club parking lot, halting just west of the main entrance.
As deputies approached the truck, they said, Sambrano and the teen leaped out and ran into Sam's Club — the teen reportedly carrying the backpack later recovered by police.
Four other men in the truck did not flee: Victor Moreno, 21-year-old Corbin Anderson, 21-year-old Cody Trevino and 23-year-old Obed Moreno.
Sambrano and the teen who fled into the store were found a short time later with the help of Sam's Club security surveillance. They had gone to the clothing area where they allegedly shoplifted new outfits and changed into them in an attempt to evade capture.
During the search, deputies found the backpack that allegedly contained 38 grams of cocaine, 87 grams of marijuana, scales, packaging material and a .40-caliber handgun.
A YCSO K-9 unit was used to search the truck. Paris the working dog indicated the possible presence of contraband, leading deputies to reportedly discover 1.3 grams of pot.
Victor Moreno, Anderson and Obed Moreno were cited for allegedly possessing marijuana and Trevino for allegedly possessing marijuana and allegedly possessing an open container of alcohol. The four were then released.
The teen was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center for the alleged possession of a dangerous drug and misconduct with a weapon.
Sambrano was arrested by Yuma police officers for suspected shoplifting and false reporting to law enforcement after allegedly providing false identification to police. He was booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center but has since been released.
The second group of men involved in the fight at the confluence has not been located.
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