AMITY TOWNSHIP PA – “Guns” allegedly being carried Tuesday morning (Oct. 17, 2017) by a man later identified as a Douglassville resident, seen by observers in reports received by the Amity Police Department, were not found to be dangerous weapons, officers explained. They did arrest the suspect, however, on drug-related and intoxication offenses.
Carlos Reyes-Ortiz, 34, of Maplewood Drive, Douglassville, faces charges for possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and public drunkenness, the department said.
Amity police initially responded to a call regarding a suspicious male with a gun at the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits store, 180 Old Swede Rd. The man, later identified as Reyes-Ortiz, did not display a weapon; a witness only saw it in his bag, according to their report.
But he wasn’t there as they arrived. He had already walked out, they were told, and headed toward Redner’s Market, 1179 Ben Franklin Hwy. As they searched, police heard a second call of a man reportedly walking and stumbling at the center of the roadway in the 200 block of nearby Maplewood Drive. A gun was seen hanging from his pocket, they were warned.
Police encountered Reyes-Ortiz, they said, while he was stopped on Maplewood and leaning on a parked car. He carried a backpack and, on the hood of the car, sat a plastic bag of what police suspected was marijuana, as well as two glass marijuana bowls. He was detained and handcuffed.
Inside the backpack were what looked to be several handguns, but were later determined to be air-powered replicas incapable of using deadly ammunition.
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