December 21, 2012

Juvenile pulls knife in a cell phone argument

Merced police arrested a 17-year-old juvenile after he pulled a knife on another man during an argument Thursday night, Lt. Bimley West said.

Officers were called to a home on the 400 block of George Drive after neighbors reported hearing a loud altercation between the the suspect and victim.

West said the argument was regarding a cell phone, and escalated until the suspect pulled a knife on the 34-year-old victim. Officers arrested the suspect before he could harm the victim.

No injuries were reported, West said.

The suspect will be charged with brandishing a weapon, a misdemeanor charge.

-- Ramona Giwargis

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