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WPD Officer on Footbeat Makes Heroin Arrest

On September 17th 2020, a Worcester Police officer was assigned to the Main South foot beat in the area of Freeland St when he observed a small group of males sitting on the steps of a building marked “No Trespass” at about 5:05 PM. As the officer approached to speak with the males, a male later identified as Jacob Fontanez, twenty-nine-years-old of Hitchcock Rd, began to sprint down Freeland toward Main St. The officer pursued Mr. Fontanez, took him into custody, and located multiple bags of heroin that were packaged in a manner consistent with distribution. The officer placed Mr. Fontanez under arrest. Mr. Fontanez is charged with Possession of a Class A Substance with intent to Distribute, Resisting Arrest, and Trespass. He will be arraigned in court.
Posted: Thursday 09/17/20

WPD Vice Squad Officers Make Arrest for Crack Cocaine Distribution

On September 15th, 2020 at about 10:40 AM, Worcester Police Vice Squad officers were conducting surveillance in the area of Belmont and Edward St. Officers had received information that illegal drugs were being sold by a female, later identified as Kayla Obando, twenty-eight-years-old of Chandler St, out of a particular vehicle. Officers observed Ms. Obando driving the vehicle on Belmont St. They observed the vehicle pull up to Earle St, where another female got into the vehicle. The driver took a short ride around the area and then dropped the passenger off at nearly the same spot.
Posted: Tuesday 09/15/20

Arrest Made after Report of Man with Gun

On September 14, 2020 at approximately 6:48 PM Worcester Police were called to the area of Fiske Street for a report of a person with a gun. During the investigation police learned that a suspect, later identified as 19-year old Kristo Nestiano of Worcester, approached two people, brandish a gun and pointed it toward them. Mr. Nestiano then fled the area. A short time later, officers located Mr. Nestiano in his vehicle. In the backseat of the vehicle, in plain view, a large plastic bag containing a leafy green vegetable-like matter consistent with marijuana (approx. one pound) was located. In the center console of the vehicle, in plain view, a large amount of cash was located. The amount of leafy green vegetable-like matter located was not consistent with personal use. The amount of leafy green vegetable-like matter and the amount of cash was consistent with the distribution of narcotics. Officers also recovered ammunition. Kristo Nestiano, 19, of 5 Ivanhoe Road, Worcester was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute.
Posted: Tuesday 09/15/20

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