14 guns, U-Haul seized in Portsmouth; U-Haul connected to gang activity, police say

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police say they seized 13 guns, a U-Haul and a suspicious vehicle connected to gang activity on Wednesday.

In a release, police said it happened during a city-wide warrant sweep in which six people, including three children, were arrested on various charges.

Police say the U-Haul was found on Manly Street and impounded. They later said in an updated release that five other guns were found that night in addition to the suspicious vehicle, which was reported stolen out of Norfolk.

The five additional guns seized by Portsmouth police.

During the sweep, police arrested a girl on weapons charges, and say she had a gun of her at the time. They also arrested a boy accused of rape and a girl on a probation violation charge.

The adults arrested in the sweep were Jerome Hill (charged with robbery), Jequan Butler (charged with domestic assault) and Alyssa Perkinson (charged with strangulation).

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