The Reading Police Department Releases Information
Regarding Recent Shooting Incidents and Arrests

READING – September 15, 2021: The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to recent Shooting Investigations and arrests related to them.

  • 09/08/2021 Shooting 800 block of Penn Street: Bobby Taylor, 28y/o male, shot in the leg trying to break up an altercation outside Italian Garden Bar/Restaurant. Jeremy Galindez was identified as the shooter and taken into custody on 09/09/2021 and charged with Aggravated Assault. Lesser included charges and firearms-related crimes. Galindez is not allowed to possess a firearm by law. Galindez is currently in custody at Berks County Prison.
  • 09/11/2021 Shots Fired N 9th & Walnut Street: Report of shots being fired out of a vehicle. Vehicle was located, and Cesar López-Moncada, 23 y/o male, was taken into custody and charged with Recklessly Endangering Another Person and related charges. López-Moncada was released on bail for these charges.
  • 09/13/2021 Shooting N 10th & Spring Street: Three high school-aged males were walking in the 1000 block of Spring Street when an unknown subject(s) fired at the males. Two males were struck by gunfire. No arrests have been made relative to this incident. RPD is still looking for information/witnesses relative to this case.
  • 09/13/2021 Shooting 1100 block Moss Street: Alexander Ramirez, 32 y/o male, said he was sitting in the block when shots were fired and was struck in the head by shrapnel. Ramirez had a minor non-life-threatening injury. No arrests have been made relative to this incident. RPD is still investigating and looking for information.
  • 09/14/2021 Shooting 1200 block Cotton Street: Brenda Rivera-Báez, 45 y/o female, was struck multiple times in front of her residence. Rivera-Báez was transported to Reading Hospital for her injuries and was last listed in critical condition. No arrests have been made relative to this incident. RPD is still investigating and looking for information.
  • 09/10/2021 Homicide Charges Filed: Criminal Homicide charges filed against Valentine Meredith for the murder of Mr. Tyre Little that occurred on 01/12/2021. Meredith is currently in custody at Berks County Prison.
  • 09/13/2021 Homicide Charges Filed: 1st Degree Murder charges filed against Jairo GuerreroBautista for the murders of Mr. Marli Alonso, Mr. Omar Harris and Mr. Joel Cintrón that occurred on 12/12/2018. Guerrero-Bautista is not currently in custody.