On Saturday, December 14th, many area police departments will be taking part in a “Goods For Guns” campaign.  Local residents with unwanted or unsafe firearms will be able to take them to a participating police station and trade them in for gift cards for local supermarkets. For each operable gun, you will receive $25 per…

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Just after 4AM on Monday, December 10th, Worcester Police were called to Cumberland Farms at 263 Grafton Street for a report of a person with a gun. The man, later identified as 40 year old Juan Lopez of Dudley, was allegedly showing off the gun to people and bragging that he did not need protection,…

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Around 7AM on Saturday morning, November 17th, Worcester Police were dispatched to Shamrock Street for a report of a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, officers observed 31 year old Octavia Orcutt of Southbridge outside of a home there.  Officers stayed with her while others attempted to locate possible victims. Inside a nearby apartment, officers located a…

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  During a Worcester Police prostitution sting, a Webster man was placed under arrest after a drug transaction took place with an undercover officer. On Wednesday evening, October 3rd, members of the Vice Squad conducted surveillance in the Main South area.  The sting operation lead to the arrest of 11 men charged with offering to…

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Minutes after receiving word from Massachusetts State Police that a Honda Accord with Connecticut license plates failed to stop for them, Worcester Police sprang into action and found it minutes later pulling into a driveway on South Street. The driver, 22 year old Devon Ashton of Putnam quickly got out of the car and tried…

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On Saturday, May 26th just after 11PM, Worcester Police responded to the area of Holland Road and Main Steet for a report of gunshots. Police observed a group of 4 young males tending to a 16 year old male lying in the road, suffering from a gunshot wound, near 1232 Main Street.  Worcester EMS treated…

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On Thursday morning, February 22nd at about 9:15 AM, Worcester Police officers were dispatched to the Bank of America ATM at 490 Lincoln Street for a report of an attempted robbery.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with the female victim, who parked her vehicle and went to withdraw money from the ATM.  When she returned to…

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On Friday, February 2, 2018, members of Worcester’s Neighborhood Response Team were set up in the Main South portion of the city, conducting surveillance near 30 Chandler Street, a known area for loitering and drug activity. With a supervisor monitoring the area, he observed what appeared to be a drug transaction take place.  The suspected…

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District Attorney Joseph Early’s office has announced The Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery will officially launch on December 19th.  After months of intensive training, volunteer advocates will work in the community to bridge the gap between police and individuals in need of help and drug treatment.  On Facebook, D.A. Early said, “I was honored to…

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