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Jamestown man had stolen gun, drugs in vehicle with children

JAMESTOWN - A man in a car with four children inside was found with a stolen handgun, heroin and marijuana, according to Jamestown police.

Shanis K. Garcia-Guzman, 34, of Jamestown, faces several charges after his arrest Friday. (Jamestown police)

Shanis K. Garcia-Guzman, 34, of Jamestown, faces several charges after his arrest Friday. (Jamestown police)

Police charged Shanis K. Garcia-Guzman, 34, on Friday afternoon when officers saw him parked on the wrong side of the street at Prendergast Avenue and Crossman Street.

Garcia-Guzman, of Jamestown, had a hypodermic instrument as well as a small quantity of heroin and marijuana, police said. Officers searched the vehicle and found a bag with a 9 mm handgun that was later determined to be stolen. The gun was within reach of the four juveniles in the vehicle, according to police.

The gun was found to be stolen out of the Sherman area, police said.

Police charged Garcia-Guzman with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, four counts of child endangerment and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was also ticketed for parking on pavement, police said.

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