1.29.13 Homicide Suspect from Puerto Rico Arrested in Lancaster

28 January 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

At 11:34 p.m. last night, Jan. 28, 2013, Off.  Jonathan Reppert stopped a red Mercury Mountaineer in the 800 block of Manor Street.  The vehicle was displaying a stolen registration plate. Officers found that the passenger, Jerry Rodriguez-Sanchez, 22-year-old male, unknown address is wanted in Guayama, Puerto Rico for Homicide and related charges from a homicide that occurred in October 2012. Police officials in Puerto Rico were contacted and confirmed that Rodriguez-Sanchez was wanted and that they would extradite this subject. Rodriguez-Sanchez was charged by Off. Reppert with Fugitive from Justice before MDJ Cheryl Hartman. He is currently being held at the police station pending arraignment.

The driver of the vehicle, Tony Pesante, 26-year-old male, resident of the 700 block of Manor St., was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property. He was released on a summons to appear in court.

***NOTE*** This subject / arrest does NOT appear connected to the subject wanted for homicide who was featured in yesterday’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week, Carlos A. Ramos-Lebron. Ramos-Lebron (also a 22-year-old male) is wanted for a different homicide that also occurred in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Ramos-Lebron may have ties to the Lancaster area. He is still wanted and is not in custody. Any information on his whereabouts contact Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.