An anonymous citizen helped city police arrest two teens who they said were carrying a loaded handgun on Partridge Street Saturday.
According to Det. James Miller, officer Michael Geraci spotted Robert Kite, 19, of 473 Elk St., and Brian Brown, 16, of 537 First St., walking on Partridge Street carrying something which appeared to be a shotgun under their clothes.
When Geraci got out of the car to approach the men, Kite took off running, but Geraci stopped Brown and found that he had the stock of the shotgun under his clothes.
Brown started to struggle as Geraci attempted to take him into custody. The officer and suspect fell to the ground. Geraci tried to call for assistance, but the battery on his portable radio had died.
Miller said a passerby stopped his vehicle when he spotted the officer struggling and got into Geraci's patrol car to radio for help. Officers arrived and Brown was taken into custody.
A K-9 dog tracked Kite to a rear shed of 27 Kent St., where he was hiding. The barrel of the 12-gauge shotgun with one round was found along the way.
Both men were charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.
Miller said he has not been able to find the person who helped Geraci.