Suspect Sought In Death Of Reading Man

A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsyl...

A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsylvania area. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in the death of a man whose bullet-riddled body was found in June outside a Reading storage unit.

Ruderick Quitcon-Vazquez, 25, formerly of the 600 block of Schuylkill Avenue, is wanted in the death of Yamil Lozado-Ocasio, 36, of the same block, city police said.

The suspect remains at large, said Sgt. John M. Solecki of the criminal investigations division.

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Shooting Witness Catches Suspect In Reading Homicide

A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsyl...

A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsylvania area. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A man was shot and killed and his son wounded early Sunday in the 800 block of Elm Street, Reading police said.

When police arrived they learned an acquaintance of the victims was holding the man suspected to be the gunman nearby.

The acquaintance, 28, had witnessed the shooting and chased the suspect, yelling for him to stop, police said.

Police were first dispatched about 2:20 a.m. to Elm Street, where they found the 49-year-old victim dead on the sidewalk.  They also found that his 29-year-old son had been shot in the upper torso and driven to a local hospital in a private vehicle.

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Homicide, West Pottsgrove Home Invasion Likely Linked

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montg...

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LOWER POTTSGROVE TOWNSHIP — A body discovered on the side of Sanatoga Station Road Sunday afternoon is likely tied to a home invasion reported around the same time in West Pottsgrove, police said.

The man’s death is reportedly being investigated as a homicide.

The home invasion occurred on the 1200 block of Manatawny Road some time Sunday before 2:30 p.m. Residents of the home were reportedly tied up inside.

Around 2:30 p.m., Lower Pottsgrove Police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Sanatoga Station Road.  Sergeant Tim Walters, of the Lower Pottsgrove Police, said it was for a report of a “suspicious man waving down traffic.”

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One Man Shot, Another Stabbed In Reading

A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsyl...

A 1947 topographic map of the Reading, Pennsylvania area. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One man was shot and another man stabbed in less than an hour early Sunday morning in Reading.

City police said the two incidents are unrelated.

Neither victim is cooperating with investigators.

In the shooting case, police were called to the 200 block of South Ninth Street for separate reports of shots being fired in the block and that a person had been shot.

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Montgomery County Prison’s $23.5 Million Expansion Completed

In an effort to eliminate overcrowding at the Montgomery County Prison, a new 512-bed addition has been constructed.  The new wing is completed and pending final inspection before prisoners can move in.

The new wing is a departure from a traditional cell block.  Prisoners will be housed in a dormitory setting, without bars.  Bunk-beds are placed along walls in large open rooms.  The new wing is for nonviolent offenders.  Of course, there are plenty of locked doors, guards and cameras.

The prison was built to house 1240 inmates.  It was then expanded and currently is home to about 1800 prisoners.