On Tuesday May 14, 2019 at approximately 1614 hrs. Off. Hamby and Off. Witmer stopped a vehicle on the 500 blk. Church St. for a vehicle equipment violation.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Franky Camacho M/23. Camacho's driving privilege was found to be suspended. The Officers went to park the vehicle in a legal parking space since Camacho could not drive from the scene.
A semi-automatic handgun was found under the driver seat of the vehicle. Camacho does not have a valid permit to carry a firearm in concealed fashion. A closer inspection of the firearm revealed that the serial numbers had been removed or obliterated.
Camacho was transported to the station. Off. Witmer filed a Criminal Complaint against Camacho before MDJ Richardson. Camacho was charged with Firearms Not To Be Carried With a License (F3), Possession of Firearm With Altered/Obliterated Manufacturer's Number (F2), Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked (S) and Violation of Equipment Standards (S).
Camacho was arraigned on the complaint and committed to LCP in lieu of $20,000 bail.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.