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Storm Lake Reckless Gun

Storm Lake, IA (KICD) — A Galva teen is arrested after a gun is foundĀ in the vehicle he was driving.

On Monday afternoon, Storm Lake Police were dispatched to the area of the Storm Lake Wal-Mart Store in reference to a reckless driver. A responding officer observed the suspect vehicle traveling south on Lake Avenue and stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Lake Avenue and 8th Street.

Police made contact with the driver, 17-year old Kenneth Joens. During the traffic stop police conducted a consent search of the vehicle and located a loaded .45cal hand gun in the center console of the truck which was seized by police.

Following an investigation, Joens was arrested and charged with Carrying a Weapon. Joens was processed and then transported to the Youth Detention Facility in Cherokee, pending a court date.

The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.