Homeless man with heroin and handgun arrested in Lancaster
LANCASTER, Pa. –An armed homeless man was arrested last night after he was reported to be acting erratically on the porch of a home in Lancaster. Police were called to the 400 block of New Holland Avenue around 10:24pm and found the man. The caller noted that the man was not the person who lived at the home and that he had a handgun tucked into the waistband of his pants.
Officers arrived and saw Arnold Martinez, 36, was still in possession of the handgun. As a result of this incident, Martinez was arrested for Loitering and Prowling at night. Police say the serial number had been obliterated on the gun, a .22 caliber revolver. Martinez was also found to be in possession of Heroin.
Martinez was charged with Loitering and Prowling at Night, Possession of a Firearm with Altered Manufacturers Number and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was arraigned on the charges and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail.