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28 Suspects Wanted in Countywide Drug Round-Up

On April 1, 2015, members of the Berks County District Attorney's Drug Task Force, Pennsylvania State Police, Reading Police Department and the Sheriff's Department conducted an early morning drug round-up of twenty-eight (28) suspects from Berks County. The suspects were wanted for various violations of the Pennsylvania Controlled Substance Act, specifically delivery of controlled substances, which included heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs.

This year-long investigation began with separate complaints from confidential sources and concerned citizens regarding drug activity in their neighborhoods. During the investigation, undercover detectives purchased amounts of controlled substances with street values ranging from $40 to $1500 dollars from the suspects.

Subsequently, detectives obtained arrest warrants for the following suspects. The warrants were issued by Magisterial District Judges throughout Berks County. The names highlighted in red were arrested and taken into custody.

  1. Robert Santiago-Claudio, age 37, 731 North 9th Street, Reading, PA, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Heroin (2 counts each); Location - 600 block of Greenwich Street, Reading
  2. Emmanuel Negron, age 27, Graterford State Prison (unrelated charges), Possession/PWI/Delivery of Heroin (4 counts each); Location - 600 block of Schuylkill Avenue, Reading
  3. Billy Mercado, age 50, 225 West Windsor Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Heroin (2 counts each); Location - 300 blk W. Greenwich Street & 200 block of W. Douglass Street, Reading
  4. Ramon Cruz-Cruz, age 27, 1056 North 11th Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Heroin (2 counts each); Location - 300 block W. Greenwich Street, Reading
  5. Bradley Beltz, age 39, 341 Miller Street, Reading, Illegal Sale of a Smith & Wesson model M&P-15; Location - 8th & Oley Street, Reading
  6. Raymond Carrasquillo, age 24, 502 Minor Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine; Location - 9th & Elm Street, Reading
  7. Barry Kantner, age 69, 139 Walborn Street, Orwigsburg, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine (2 counts each); Location - VFW, 1 South 4th Street, Hamburg
  8. Jacob Paul Turner, Sr., age 43, 1318 Windsor Castle Road, Hamburg, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine (2 counts each); Location - VFW (outside), 1 South 4th Street and 000 block Centre Avenue, Leesport
  9. Jonel Ortiz, age 26, no known address, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine; Location - 000 block Church Street, Reading
  10. Waldemar Martinez, age 45, 230 South 12th Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine (2 counts each); Location - 200 block South 12th Street & 900 Lancaster Avenue, Reading
  11. Jose A. Ortiz, age 47, 910 Lancaster Avenue, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine (2 counts each); Location - 900 block Lancaster Avenue, Reading
  12. Alysia Ann Raser, age 28, 71 Schoffers Road, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Prescription Drugs (Oxycontin - 3 counts each); Location - 2600 block W. Philadelphia Avenue & 2700 and 5000 block Perkiomen Avenue
  13. Luis Torres, age 39, 619 North Court Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Heroin (2 counts each); Location - 1000 block Buttonwood Street & 1200 block Avenue D, Reading
  14. Seth Kennedy, age 18, 1831 State Street, Alburtis, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Heroin & Methamphetamine; Location - 1500 block Kutztown Road, Kutztown, & Lyons Road, Lyons
  15. Joshua Bryan Rivera, age 28, 521 Muhlenberg Street, Muhlenberg, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Marijuana; Location - 500 block Muhlenberg Street, Muhlenberg
  16. Juvenile Female, age 16, Boyertown, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Marijuana; Location - Koch Road, Boyertown
  17. Daniel Torres-Torres, age 39, 221 Laurel Avenue, Mt. Penn, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Methamphetamine; Location - 221 Laurel Avenue, Mt. Penn
  18. Christopher W. Smith, age 44, 551 High Street, Birdsboro, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Methamphetamine; Location - 551 High Street, Birdsboro
  19. Jessica Lynn Smith, age 32, 551 High Street, Birdsboro, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Methamphetamine; Location - 551 High Street, Birdsboro
  20. Edward Lawrence Lucas, age 43, 77 S. Grinsmill Road, Boyertown, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Methamphetamine; Location - Crusher Road, Union Township
  21. Jose Ramirez-Torres, age 56, 1128 Locust Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine; Location - 11th & Douglass Street, Reading
  22. Alex Morales, age 22, 347 N. Front Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine; Location - Fairview Street, Reading
  23. Stacey Oswald, age 25, 920 1/2 Race Street, Allentown, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Methamphetamine; Location - 80 Quarry Road, Kutztown
  24. Diana Shook, age 41, 80 Quarry Road, Trailer #7, Kutztown, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Methamphetamine; Location - 80 Quarry Road, Kutztown
  25. Raul Garcia, age 21, 216 South 18th Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Heroin; Location - 800 block Chestnut Street
  26. Lidia Burgos, age 25, 314 Minor Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Heroin (3 counts each); Location - 900 block Scott Street
  27. Michael Cartagena, age 32, 1103 North 11th Street, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Marijuana (2 counts each); Location - 1103 North 11th Street
  28. Jovanny Ortiz, age 26, 227 Chapel Terrace, Reading, Possession/PWI/Delivery of Cocaine; Location - 1200 block Spruce Street