On Wednesday 27 September 2017 at approximately 1536 hrs. Officers from Platoon C responded to the 500 blk. Reynolds Ave. for a report of a weapons complaint. A caller to 911 saw a dispute inside a vehicle and related that a male had pointed a handgun a female in the vehicle. A description of the vehicle and occupants was provided.
When Officers arrived they located a beige Honda Accord that matched the information provided. Officers made contact with the occupants. The male occupant provided Officers with a false name and date of birth.
Dutring the investigation, Officers located a Taurus PT22 .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun under the front passenger seat where the male had been seated. The male attempted to flee from the scene on foot but was apprehended by Officers. Chin was also found to be in possession of a small amout of marijuana.
The suspect was positively identified as Ethan Anthony Chin M/18 2200 blk. Coventry Rd. in Manheim Twp. Chin was wanted by Manheim Township Police for a Terroristic Threats incident. A warrant had been issued in that case.
As a result of this incident, Off. Steven Alexander filed a Criminal Complaint against Chin before MDJ Jimenez. Chin was charged with Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License (F3), False Identification to Law Enforcement Authorities (M3) and Possession Small Amount Marijuana (M). Chin was taken for arraignment and committed to LCP in lieu of $100,000 bail. Chin was also arraigned on the Terroristic Threats warrant and $10,000 bail was issued in that case.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.