Jun 06, 2022
Joseph A. Ramos, 18, of Wilmington, Del. was arrested Saturday afternoon on drug and weapon related charges following an incident during which he reportedly pointed a gun out the window of a vehicle in the parking lot of Port 251 which is located in the 200 block of Rehoboth Avenue.
On Saturday, June 4th at around 1:45pm, Rehoboth Beach Police were called to the parking lot of Port 251, which is located at the intersection of Rehoboth Avenue and Lake Avenue, for a report of a man with a gun. Officers quickly responded, located, and apprehended Ramos who was inside a black Nissan Altima with Pennsylvania registration plates. Within his possession and/or reach officers located a replica Smith & Wesson M&P 40 “Military Police” BB gun loaded with metal BB’s, brass knuckles, a counterfeit controlled substance believed to be possessed with the intent to sell, a misdemeanor amount of suspected cocaine, a civil amount of suspected marijuana, and drug paraphernalia related to the consumption and sale of illegal drugs.
Subsequent to the investigation, officers determined that two employees from Port 251 were monitoring the business’ private parking lot when they went to contact the vehicle that Ramos was in to ascertain if they were customers. Ramos was reportedly acting erratic and at one point stuck the BB gun out the window of the vehicle at which point police were called to the scene. It is believed that Ramos stuck the BB gun out the window while firing it at a No Parking sign.
Ramos was arrested and charged with 1 count of possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substance, a felony, 2 counts of second degree reckless endangering, 1 count of carrying a concealed dangerous instrument, 2 counts of possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance without a prescription, 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia unrelated to marijuana, and 1 count of disorderly conduct the latter of which are all misdemeanors. Additionally, Ramos was charged with three civil violations; private use/consumption of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia related to marijuana, and underage possession/consumption of alcohol.
Ramos was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 for a bail hearing and subsequently released on $5775.00 unsecured bail.
Release by PIO Lt. Jaime Riddle.