Steven M. Sargent, Chief
On September 26th, 2020 at about 4:48 PM the Worcester Police Gang Unit and a Massachusetts State Police officer were looking for Dennis Cruz, twenty-eight-years-old of School St. Mr. Cruz was wanted for several outstanding warrants out of Worcester, Southbridge, Webster and Connecticut. The underlying offenses included Carjacking, Kidnapping, many charges related to drug distribution, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Attempting to Disarm a Police officer, many counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Violation of a Restraining Order, Intimidation of a Witness, and several other serious charges.
Posted: Monday 09/28/20
On September 26th, 2020 at about 5:15 AM, a delivery truck crashed into the Worcester Police station near the entrance to the cell room. Officers investigated and discovered that the truck had just been stolen from the parking lot of St. Vincent’s Hospital. The crash caused significant damage to the cell room doors, but did not cause any serious injuries to anyone. Officers placed the operator Louis Diamond, thirty-two-years-old of Edwidge St, under arrest. He is charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Receiving Stolen Property, Vandalism, Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime to Commit a Felony, and Aiding Prisoner in Police Custody. He will be arraigned in court.
Posted: Saturday 09/26/20
On September 23rd, 2020 at about 1:35 PM, Worcester Police were dispatched to the area of Henchman St for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered that two twenty-one-year-old males had been shot and transported to the hospital. While another officer was on the way to the call, he discovered a loaded handgun on the road. The firearm was recovered and the Crime Scene Unit processed the scene. Both shooting victims are expected to survive.
Posted: Wednesday 09/23/20
When: Thursday 10/01/20 5:30 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting
When: Thursday 10/01/20 6:00 PM
Where: Upsala Elder Apartments, 36 Upsala Street
When: Tuesday 10/06/20
Where: Lafayette Place (WHA), 2 Lafayette Street
When: Thursday 10/08/20 6:00 PM
Where: Blessed Sacrament Church, 551 Pleasant Street
Please visit the MA Public Safety Website to locate your nearest Child Safety Seat Inspection Site.
Permits and the appropriate forms are issued by the Detail Office. There is a $5 fee for all permits (except Work Permits, which are $10) and the fee must be paid at the Record's window prior to issuance. The Record's window is open Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please call 508-799-1853.
Choose a tow company of your choice. Call the WPD to report the tow at 508-799-8626. Please provide the plate number, VIN number, make, model and color of your vehicle, as well as the tow company who took the vehicle.
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Bail is to be paid via cash or Certified Bank Check ONLY.
The currently scheduled Citizens' Academy is full. Future dates will be announced as they become available. The Citizens' Academy is a group of Worcester citizens who are interested in learning more about how their police department operates and the policing challenges our city faces. Participants in each session commit to meeting for three hours one night per week, for ten weeks, to learn about each aspect of the department.
None scheduled at this time. However, at no time do the Worcester Police auction marked/unmarked cruisers, seized vehicles or motorcycles.
Speeding ticket payments are handled through the Registry of Motor Vehicles, NOT the Worcester Police Department.
Parking ticket appeals are handled through Parking Administration, City Hall Room 203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may call 508-799-1069 or File an Appeal Online.
Please call the WIN office number at 508-799-8610.
Sergeant Kerry Hazelhurst is the WPD Public Information Officer. Questions can be directed to 508-799-8611.
Citizens can now gain access to neighborhood-level crime incident data in near real time through our online partner, CrimeReports.com.