Concerned Mother Turns in Son with Firearm

Posted on  04/13/2013 8:10 pm


  • 300 block North Scott Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Saturday, April 13, 2013, approximately 11:15 a.m.


  • Michael Colon, 18, 300 block North Scott Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited


A concerned mother contacted police this morning when she discovered that her son was carrying a handgun.

Officers Alexander Marino and Sarah Peffer responded to the 911 call from the concerned mother at approximately 11:15 this morning. An investigation revealed that the mother confronted her son about the late hours he kept and the perceived high crime areas that he frequented. During the argument she searched his backpack and located the handgun. Colon is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms. The officers took Michael Colon into custody and located a .22 caliber revolver in his backpack.

The defendant was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and released after posting a $10,000 secured bond.