Two men were arrested Tuesday morning after police found them sitting inside a stolen car in the 800 block of North Dupre Street.
Police began searching for the stolen vehicle about 9 a.m. Meanwhile, the vehicle’s owner got a text message saying the car had been sighted near North Dupre Street and Orleans Avenue with two men inside.
When police located the vehicle, they found Jashad Simmons, 17, and Aaron Smith, 19, as well as two handguns, according to Officer Garry Flot. The men were arrested on counts of illegal carrying of weapons, possession of stolen property and narcotics violations for the small amount of marijuana police said they found at the scene.