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Selkirk woman faces illegal weapons, child endangerment charges


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

Weapons allegedly found in a residence in Selkirk, according to Bethlehem Police. Contributed photo

SELKIRK — A Selkirk woman was arrested Thursday on gun charges originating from a report from Child Protective Services, according to Bethlehem Police.

Ramona L. Orr, 42, of Selkirk, was arrested Oct. 5 after police received a call Oct. 3, from the county’s Child Protective Services, requesting a welfare check on a child in a residence in Selkirk.

“The report to Child Protective Services alleged that there were numerous firearms in the residence,” according to a statement from Bethlehem Police. “Members of the Bethlehem Police Department assisted in the investigation and did locate several unregistered and illegal firearms within the residence.”

Ramona L. Orr, 42

According to police, a search of the residence led to the seizure of two non-compliant/unregistered AR-15 rifles, four unregistered handguns, and non-compliant large capacity AR-15 magazines.

Orr was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony; four counts of criminal possession of a firearm, a class E felony; and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

Police did not disclose the age of the child.

Orr was arraigned in Town of Bethlehem Court and released on a $5,000 bail bond.

She is expected to return to court Nov. 8.

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