Shippensburg man posts bail after allegedly threatening to kill his wife, in-laws

10 July 2023- Marital issues turn into graphic threats of death and more, causing the arrest of a Shippensburg man earlier this month. Julio Jewles Vasquez is charged with felony burglary, felony witness intimidation, misdemeanor harassment, misdemeanor stalking, and seven counts of misdemeanor terroristic threats. Vasquez has since posted bail of $25,000, following the use of a bail bondsman.

On July 4th, a Shippensburg woman arrived at PSP Carlisle to issue a report that her husband, Julio Vasquez, had committed multiple crimes against her. The victim allegedly told police that she had been living with her parents for a time because of marital issues with Vasquez but that her children were staying with their father. While living with her parents, the victim allegedly had a significant amount of personal items at that new living arrangement.

While the victim was away overnight from July 3rd to 4th, her parents’ home had been burglarized. The only things that were taken, however, were the victim’s person items including cell phone, passport, clothing, birth certificate, and other small items. Shortly after the burglary, the victim’s parents began receiving phone calls from the victim’s stolen cell phone. Additionally, anonymous calls were made soon after to the primary victim.

The caller was allegedly Julio Vasquez. During the calls, which police estimate to be around 200 individual calls, Vasquez allegedly taunted the victim and threatened to shoot her. Additionally, Vasquez allegedly went into graphic detail about harming the victim, her parents, and their children. Some of the phone calls were recorded and given to police.

Julio Vasquez was detained following a traffic stop without incident. He was subsequently interviewed by police and allegedly admitted he threatened his wife. Vasquez allegedly denied threatening his children or his in-laws, and allegedly denied being involved with the break-in before admitting he brought one of his children to the home to do it for him.

Julio Vasquez is free after posting bail of $25,000. His preliminary hearing is set for July 26.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-09301-CR-0000187-2023, Incident Number: PA 2023-892177