Report: Arrests made after guns found in stolen vehicle in Austintown

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Brian James, charged with improperly handling a firearm in Austintown

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Township police reported finding guns inside a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

According to an Austintown police report, officers spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Youngstown on Mahoning Avenue near N. Meridian Road. They stopped the vehicle’s occupants as they pulled into a driveway on N. Dunlap Avenue.

Police reported finding two loaded guns inside the vehicle, one of which had been reported stolen as well.

Police arrested the driver, 20-year-old Brian James, on a charge of improper handling of a firearm.

Two juveniles were also arrested on receiving stolen property charges, while a third was charged with a curfew violation.

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