Allentown police arrest man allegedly in possession of stolen gun


A New York man is in custody after being captured while attempting to ditch a stolen firearm, according to Allentown police.

Police responded around 1:10 p.m. Saturday to the 500 block of North Mohr Street for a report of a man armed with a handgun.

Officers said they found a victim at the scene who reported being approached by a man with a gun.

Police said they found Andrew Birch-Julbe, 26, of the Bronx, hiding in the area. They say he attempted to discard a gun and flee when officers spotted him.

Birch-Julbe is facing charges of persons not to possess firearms, firearms not to be carried without a license, receiving stolen property (firearm), providing false identification to law enforcement and criminal attempt.

No injuries were reported during the alleged incident.