CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – The Carlsbad Police Department has arrested 20-year-old Frankie Renteria and given a 14-year-old boy field release citations after a gun was brought into the Carlsbad Water Park. They say Renteria flashed the gun and told three teens to stop looking at their brother, then put it in a backpack. They say have no idea what he was talking about and went and reported the incident.


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When officers arrived, they saw a different teen running with that backpack and trying to hop the fence before being caught. He told police he had taken the bag to try to prevent his friend, Frank Renteria, from getting in trouble. Inside the backpack police say they found a loaded gun and cocaine.

Renteria is charged with three counts of aggravated assault, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. The 14-year-old was given field release citations for unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, and resisting arrest.