On October 24, 2021 at approximately 1:54 AM, a WRPD Officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle due to multiple violations of the PA Motor Vehicle Code near the intersection of Chestnut Street and South 3rd Avenue. The vehicle attempted to flee and traveled over a sidewalk; running over a plant pot and striking a guide wire connected to a utility pole. The vehicle came to rest and the driver of the vehicle, identified as Frank Vincent SOTO Jr., did exit the vehicle and attempt to flee on foot. The Officer was quickly able to apprehend and detain SOTO Jr. The Officer conducted an investigation and that investigation revealed that SOTO Jr. was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage which rendered him incapable of safely driving, operating, or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. The Officer continued his investigation and found that the owner of the vehicle did not give SOTO Jr. permission to operate the vehicle. After receiving the results of a legal breath test(s) and not being able to locate SOTO Jr., an arrest warrant has been issued against SOTO Jr. for the listed offenses.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Frank Vincent SOTO Jr. is asked to contact the WRPD at 610-373-0111, clicking on the "Submit a Tip" button on this page to submit an anonymous tip, calling anonymously to "Crime Alert Berks County" at 1 (877) 373-9913 or anonymously "Text a Tip" to "Crime Alert Berks County" by texting 847411 and starting the message with the word ALERTBERKS and then your tip. The WRPD thanks you in advance for your assistance.
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