On Saturday 04 March 2017 at 1625 hrs. Off. Josh Aziza initiated a vehicle stop on a 1998 Buick LeSabre for a traffic infraction in the area of W. Orange St. and N. Mulberry St. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle Off. Aziza detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Additional Officers from Platoon D arrived to assist Off. Aziza.
The operator of the vehicle, identified as Alexander Rivera, M/19 1st blk. Campbell Ave. Lancaster, PA , was arrested on an outstanding criminal warrant. Det. Morant had charged Alexander Rivera in connection with the shots fired incident that occured on 23 February 2017 on the 1st blk. W. Filbert St. Rivera was charged with 2 counts Aggravated Assault (F1), Firearms Not To Be Carried Without A License (F3) and an additional 2 counts Aggravated Assault (F2). Those charges had been filed before MDJ Witkonis and a warrant had been issued.
The front seat passenger, identified as Dequan Brown M/25 500 blk. N. Plum St. Lancaster, PA, was arrested and charged with Possession With Intent To Deliver (Marijuana) (F) and Possession Drug Paraphernalia (M). A quantity of marijuana, packaging materials and a scale had been found in the vehicle and were attributed to Brown. The charges were filed before MDJ Roth.
The rear seat passenger, identified as Ahlias Rivera M/19 100 blk. Pearl St. Lancaster, PA, was found to have been in possession of a Kel-Tec .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun. A check of the handgun information revealed that it had been reported as stolen to the Manheim Township Police Department in 2015. Ahlias Rivera was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property (F3) and Firearms Not To Be Carried Without A License (F3). The charges were filed before MDJ Roth.
All three males were held for arraignment. Alexander Rivera was committed to LCP in lieu of $1,000,000 bail. Dequan Brown was committed to LCP in lieu of $50,000 bail. Ahlias Rivera was committed to LCP in lieu of $75,000 bail.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
ALEXANDER RIVERA M/19 1ST BLK. CAMPBELL AVE. LANCASTER
ARRESTED ON WARRANT. CHARGED WITH (4) COUNTS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (F1 & F2), FIREARMS NOT TO BE CARRIED WITHOUT A LICENSE
AHLIAS RIVERA M/19 100 BLK. PEARL ST. LANCASTER, PA
CHARGED WITH RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (F3) AND FIREARMS NOT TO BE CARRIED WITHOUT A LICENSE (F3)
DEQUAN M. BROWN M/25 500 BLK. N. PLUM ST. LANCASTER, PA
CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER (MARIJUANA) (F) AND POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (M)