TOP HEADLINES 04/09 BERKS, LANCASTER


>>Second Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Reading Teenager

(Reading, PA) -- The second suspect wanted for the killing of a teenager in Reading is now behind bars. Authorities confirmed yesterday that Alexander Peguero-Severino was taken into custody in South Carolina recently, and he is now being held in the Berks County Jail without bail. He is facing several charges including first-and-third-degree murder for allegedly being involved in the February shooting death of Francisco Soto Junior. Another suspect, Robert Isaac Saintkitts, was arrested in New York City last month and is also being held in the Berks County Jail.

>>Plans For Reading's Gun Buyback Event Finalized

(Reading, PA) -- Reading is finalizing its plans for an event that is focused on reducing the amount of gun violence in the city. The Reading Police Department is hosting a gun buyback event on April 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Segunda Iglesia Teslonica Cristiana Church and Saint John Missionary Baptist Church. People are being invited to turn in their firearms in exchange for gift cards valued between one-hundred and 200-dollars. Anyone with any questions about the event is being encouraged to contact the Reading Police Department.

>>Man Accused Of Injuring Two Children In Hit-and-Run In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- A man is being accused of injuring two children in a hit-and-run incident in Reading. Seventy-five-year-old Maximo Serrano-Garcia was arrested yesterday after he allegedly struck two kids with a vehicle earlier this week in the area of Perkioman Avenue and South 18th Street. He is facing several charges including a charge of accident involving death or injuries. Officials say the two children involved are still recovering at the hospital.

>>Cyclist Injured After Being Hit By Vehicle In Lancaster County

(Pequea Township, PA) -- A man is recovering at the hospital after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in Lancaster County. The incident happened yesterday morning in the 21-hundred-block of New Danville Pike in Pequea Township. Police say a 66-year-old cyclist was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old woman from Denver. The cyclist was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

>>Barn In Lancaster County Destroyed By Fire

(East Earl Township, PA) -- Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a barn in Lancaster County. The fire occurred yesterday morning along Bridgeville Road in East Earl Township. Officials say it took crews a little longer than usual to get the flames under control because of a shortage of water at the location. No injures were reported from the scene, but the barn is considered a total loss.


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