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Lancaster police arrest 4 on gun charges

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Angelo Ortega, Jerry Santiago and Jabiah Morant Angelo Ortega, Jerry Santiago and Jabiah Morant
LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Lancaster police said they arrested three men and a juvenile for gun offenses and other charges in separate incidents between Friday and Monday.

Angelo Ortega, 23, was in possession of a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun with its serial number obliterated, does not have a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon, and has criminal convictions that prohibit him from possessing a firearm, police said.

Ortega was driving a car that had a broken windshield and a rear light out when he was stopped Friday night in the first block of N. Charlotte Street. He also had an open can of beer in his center console, and approximately 17 grams of suspected marijuana along with a grinder and scale, police said.

He was charged drug and firearms offenses and released on $120,000 unsecured bail.

A second man, 19-year-old Jerry Santiago, had a Diamondback .380 semi-automatic handgun in his glove box when officers stopped him for reckless driving on W. Orange Street early Saturday, police said.

Santiago, who was driving in the middle of the street and put the car in reverse when he saw a police car, does not have a valid concealed carry permit and his driver's license had been suspended, police said.

Santiago was charged with firearms not to be carried without a license and driving while operating privileges are suspended. He was sent to Lancaster County Prison on 15,000 bail.

A 16-year-old boy in his car was charged with firearms not to be carried without a license and curfew before he was sent to the Youth Intervention Center, police said.

In a third incident early Monday, 20-year-old Jabiah Morant was arrested after officers found a loaded Glock 9mm handgun in his waistband that had been reported stolen in West Hempfield Township in 2008, police said.

The officers were investigating a gunshots fired incident in the area of the 600 block of Columbia Avenue and had approached Morant and two others when he tried to run away and was quickly captured, police said.

Morant was charged with persons not to possess a handgun, carrying a firearm without a license, and receiving stolen property. He was sent to Lancaster County Prison on $250,000 bail.

 

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