FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 10, 2014
UPDATE INFO – CORTIJO TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON 8/10/14
The following person is WANTED by the City of Bethlehem Police Department.
Bethlehem Police are looking for JULIUS JOSE CORTIJO.
CORTIJO is a Hispanic male, age 17. CORTIJO is 5’3” to 5’5” and weighs approx. 130-140lbs. CORTIJO’S last known address was 213 S. 13th Street, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. CORTIJO has relatives in Allentown area and may be staying with relatives. CORTIJO has ties with a street gang out of Allentown.
JULIUS JOSE CORTIJO is wanted on the following charges:
(2) Counts Criminal Attempt Homicide
(2) Counts Aggravated Assault
(2) Counts Aggravated Assault with Firearm
(2) Counts Recklessly Endangering Another Person
Firearm Not to Be Carries Without License
Possessing Instruments of Crime
CORTIJO should be considered armed and dangerous
JULIUS JOSE CORTIJO is wanted for the shooting of two other males at West Garrison Street and Masslich Streets in Bethlehem City, Northampton County, which occurred on August 5, 2014 at 11:00 pm.
JULIUS JOSE CORTIJO is a Juvenile but he is being charged as an adult per Northampton County District Attorney’s Office.
If you have any information on JULIUS JOSE CORTIJO, please contact the City of Bethlehem 911 Center or Bethlehem City Detectives or Detective Christopher Beebe at 610-865-7187.
Your information can remain anonymous.
Mark A. DiLuzio
Chief of Police