Five teenagers did too much celebrating on Labor Day on the south edge of North Platte, allegedly firing weapons out of a moving car.
The Lincoln County sheriff’s office said at 5:25 p.m. Monday, the 911 center received a report of occupants shooting guns out the window of a vehicle traveling on E. State Farm Road.
A description of the vehicle was sent to all area law enforcement and the vehicle was found in town and stopped by North Platte police at B and Jeffers.
Deputies arrived and found the vehicle was occupied by five young men, and from the way things smelled, they had allegedly been smoking marijuana inside the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle turned up two pistols, one of which was recently reported stolen in Brady. Also, controlled substances were found. All five of the teens were charged.
Rocky J. Navarro, 18, of North Platte was charged with carrying a concealed weapon as well as contributing to the delinquency of a minor and taken to jail.
Marcelles L. Sanchez-Rodriguez, 18, of North Platte was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and discharging a firearm from the road, and taken to jail.
The other three teens were under age 18 and charged with similar crimes — carrying a concealed weapon, discharging a firearm from the road, use of a firearm to commit a felony, possession of controlled substances and uncontrollable juveniles, the sheriff’s office said.
The case remains under investigation and more charges may be coming, the sheriff said.