Gun in trash leads to White Plains teen’s arrest


posted by: @MALLEY914

Francisco Torres

WHITE PLAINS – An 18-year-old Battle Hill man was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he was seen stashing a gun in a trash can near the White Plains Public Library.

Francisco Torres, 18, of 206 Battle Ave. was picked up at about 12:40 a.m. after he went back to retrieve the weapon, police said.

Cops responding to reports of a dispute outside the Thomas H. Slater Center saw Torres and another man running up nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and saw Torres drop something into a trash can in the courtyard near the library. The pair then started walking back toward the Slater Center, but Torres turned around, returned to the trash can and retrieved something from inside it, police said.

When police approached him moments later, Torres said, “I have a gun,” and lifted his shirt to reveal an unloaded .25-caliber handgun wrapped in a bandana in his waistband. He was charged with fourth-degree possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.d early Sunday morning after police said he was seen stashing a gun in a trash can near the White Plains Public Library.

Francisco Torres, 18, of 206 Battle Ave. was picked up at about 12:40 a.m. after he went back to retrieve the weapon, police said.

Cops responding to reports of a dispute outside the Thomas H. Slater Center saw Torres and another man running up nearby Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and saw Torres drop something into a trash can in the courtyard near the library. The pair then started walking back toward the Slater Center, but Torres turned around, returned to the trash can and retrieved something from inside it, police said.

When police approached him moments later, Torres said, “I have a gun,” and lifted his shirt to reveal an unloaded .25-caliber handgun wrapped in a bandana in his waistband. He was charged with fourth-degree possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

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