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Worcester Man Arrested for Robbing Man in Wheelchair

On Sunday July 15th at about 8:40 PM, Worcester Police officers were dispatched to the area of 950 Main St for a report of an unarmed robbery of a male in a wheelchair. Upon arrival, officers spoke with witnesses, who said that the suspect had approached the male in the wheelchair and had begun making small talk. Shortly afterward, he began to make demands and started striking the victim in the head and shoulders. The suspect took the victim’s smartphone and cash, and ran away.
Posted: Monday 07/16/18

WPD Detectives Investigate Providence St Drive-By Shooting

On Saturday July 14th at about 10:45 PM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 58 Providence St for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police observed a twenty-two-year-old victim of a gunshot to the neck. Officers delivered medical aid and helped to slow the bleeding until Worcester EMS arrived, and the victim was transported to the hospital.
Posted: Sunday 07/15/18

Worcester Police Detectives Investigate Shots Fired on Hollywood St

On July 14th, 2018 at about 6 PM, Worcester Police officers received a ShotSpotter activation for approximately five gunshots in the area of 11 Hollywood St. Officers went to the area, where they were flagged down by a small crowd of residents. Officers were told that two vehicles had come driving through the area, and someone from one vehicle had fired several rounds at the other vehicle. They said that one of the drivers appeared to be bleeding from the neck. A resident’s parked vehicle was damaged by the gunfire.
Posted: Saturday 07/14/18

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Camera Collaborative
The Worcester Police Department Camera Collaborative is a free program allowing residents to register their private cameras with the police through the CrimeReports.com Camera Registration program.
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Community Policing
The community policing model is used by the Worcester Police Department. This department-wide model is based on providing service to the community in a timely and cooperative manner.
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Youth Violence Prevention
The mission of the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative is to reduce youth violence through policy and system change and promoting trust, safety, healing and opportunities for Worcester's highest risk youth.

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