Northeast Times

Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (July 31, 2013)

  • Manuel Ocasio

  • Martin Perez

  • Joseph Thompson

  • Aaron White

  • Dennis Woods

The Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment’s North­east De­tect­ives Di­vi­sion is seek­ing the pub­lic’s help in loc­at­ing the fol­low­ing most-wanted sus­pects in con­nec­tion with crimes in the North­east:

• Manuel Oca­sio, 29, is wanted for ag­grav­ated as­sault and re­lated of­fenses.

On March 21 at about 11:30 p.m., Oca­sio al­legedly at­tacked a wo­man in­side their mu­tu­al res­id­ence. Oca­sio ap­peared drunk at the time, po­lice said. He al­legedly threw a chair at the vic­tim, pinned her against a wall, grabbed her by the throat and choked her. The at­tack las­ted al­most a half-hour, po­lice said. The vic­tim de­clined med­ic­al treat­ment.

Oca­sio is His­pan­ic, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and is known to fre­quent the area of 8200 Frank­ford Ave.

• Mar­tin Perez, 21, is wanted for ag­grav­ated as­sault, burg­lary and re­lated of­fenses.

On Ju­ly 9 at about 1:30 a.m., Perez and his broth­er al­legedly forced their way in­to the home of their sis­ter’s ex-boy­friend and at­tacked him with a hand­gun and their fists. Both men al­legedly punched the vic­tim re­peatedly. One of the in­truders held the vic­tim while the oth­er pis­tol whipped him re­peatedly in the head and face, po­lice said. Perez and his broth­er, whom po­lice did not identi­fy by name, fled the house on foot. The vic­tim was treated at an area hos­pit­al for un­spe­cified in­jur­ies. Perez’s broth­er was ar­res­ted shortly after the in­cid­ent.

Perez is His­pan­ic, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and is known to fre­quent the area of 2100 Haworth St.

• Joseph Thompson, 31, is wanted for rob­bery, ag­grav­ated as­sault and re­lated of­fenses.

On June 26 at about 1:25 a.m., Thompson had a chance meet­ing with his es­tranged wife at an eat­ery and be­came en­gaged in an ar­gu­ment with her, po­lice said. He al­legedly fol­lowed the wo­man out­side, spit in her face, grabbed her by the hair and choked her with his hands. He then took her keys and took her shoes be­fore kick­ing her twice in the stom­ach, po­lice said. When the vic­tim fell to the ground, Thompson al­legedly kicked her in the face. He then fled on foot. Po­lice did not re­lease in­form­a­tion about the vic­tim’s phys­ic­al con­di­tion.

Thompson is black, 6 feet 3 inches tall and 210 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and is known to fre­quent the area of 4600 Lesh­er St.

• Aaron White, 27, is wanted for rob­bery, car­jack­ing and re­lated of­fenses.

On May 25 at about 1 p.m., White was at the home of a wo­man ac­quaint­ance when the two began to ar­gue. White al­legedly fol­lowed the wo­man out­side the house and de­man­ded that she drive him to an­oth­er loc­a­tion. When she re­fused, he al­legedly reached in­to her pock­et and grabbed her car keys. The vic­tim struggled with White, be­fore he wrestled the keys from her and took the car from the scene, po­lice said.

White is black, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and tat­toos on the front, sides and back of his neck. He is known to fre­quent the area of 7200 Jack­son St.

• Den­nis Woods, 37, is wanted for burg­lary, con­spir­acy and re­lated of­fenses.

On May 5 at about 10:37 p.m., mul­tiple of­fend­ers al­legedly broke in­to a phar­macy on the 9400 block of State Road and stole nu­mer­ous pre­scrip­tion med­ic­a­tions. Us­ing video sur­veil­lance of the crime, de­tect­ives iden­ti­fied Woods as one of the burg­lars.

Woods is also known as Den­nis Boyce. He is white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 200 pounds. He has gray­ing brown hair and blue eyes and is known to fre­quent the area of 2400 S. Amer­ic­an St.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 or dial 911 to re­port in­form­a­tion about any of the sus­pects. ••

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