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YOUNGSTOWN — The traffic stoppages led to gun charges against several people on Tuesday, including one who allegedly had an assault rifle in his car.

The first stop was at 6:51 p.m. Tuesday when officers spotted a car with a blacked-out window heading south on Hillman Street on West Princeton Avenue on the south side.

The officers pulled over in traffic and discovered a handgun on the floor of the car near the driver’s feet. The 20-year-old said she put the gun on the floor of the car after a fight with her boyfriend.

Chunelle Price, 20, of Eleanor Street, was arraigned Wednesday morning in Youngstown Municipal Court on a felony charge. She was also charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and indecent window appearance. Price was taken to the Mahoning County Jail.

Police also investigated Price’s claims that she had an altercation with her boyfriend on Ferndale Street prior to her arrest on gun charges. But Price later told police she did not want to pursue charges against her boyfriend.

In the second incident, police observed a car crossing a double yellow line while turning from Market Street onto East Indianola Street on the south side at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday.

While the officers were talking to the four men in the car, one of them admitted that there was hashish in the car. The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a handgun under one seat, an AK-47, and another handgun under another seat. Police said boxes of ammunition were also found in the vehicle.

Mark Taylor, 16, of Laurel Boulevard in New Castle, Pennsylvania, has been charged with a felony offense of handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. Andreas Walker, 21, of Woody Avenue in New Castle, Pennsylvania, has been charged with improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and making an improper lane change. Santino Snow, 16, of Park Avenue, New Castle, Pennsylvania, has been charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Lewis Brewer, 27, of Baldwin Avenue in Sharon, Pennsylvania, was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The two juveniles were taken to the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center. Walker was taken to the county jail, and Pryor was released with a summons to appear in court.

erunyan@vindy.com


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