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RPD made an arrest linked to shooting occurred on September 2021

READING: The Reading Police Department is releasing the following information relating to an arrest made in the Oakbrook Area on April 5, 2022.

On Tuesday, in the early evening hours, detectives, members of the FBI, and US Marshall’s task forces took Jonathan Michael Rodríguez into custody during a traffic stop in the Oakbrook area of the City of Reading. He was arraigned on charges of Conspiracy to commit homicide, Attempted Homicide, and related charges stemming from a shooting on Cotton Street in September of 2021.

Rodríguez was taken into custody without incident. During that arrest, two Hispanic male juveniles, who were also in the vehicle, were arrested, one for gun charges and held pending those charges, and the other for possession of marijuana and released to his parents.

At this time, there is no threat to the general public. Juveniles personal information will not be released, as usual.

The Reading Police Department is requesting that anyone with information please contact the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line at 1(877)-373-991