For Immediate Release: 6/12/2018 10:28 pm
On June 12th at about 1:15 PM, a Worcester Police Officer was on patrol in the downtown area. While in the area of Green St, the officer observed a brown Ford Escape stopped at the red light under the Green St bridge. The officer recognized the operator of the Ford, Brandon Carrion, nineteen-years-old of 25 Hooper St, and knew that Mr. Carrion did not have a valid driver’s license. The officer activated his emergency lights and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Church St.
As the officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, he saw Mr. Carrion reach across the passenger’s side. Mr. Carrion climbed out of the passenger’s side window and began to run away. The officer gave him multiple commands to stop, and chased him. He caught up to Mr. Carrion, who was pulling away and trying to escape, and was able to take him to the ground.
While on the ground, Mr. Carrion grabbed the officer’s right forearm and bit it with so much force that the teeth broke the skin. As the officer pulled his arm out of Mr. Carrion’s mouth, Mr. Carrion was able to get up and continued running towards Front St. Many people in the busy downtown area were disturbed during the course of the foot pursuit. Mr. Carrion was eventually apprehended by an officer working a detail at Union Station on the second floor of the Union Station parking garage.
Mr. Carrion was placed under arrest and his vehicle was towed. He is charged with Operating with a Suspended License, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer. Mr. Carrion will be arraigned in Worcester District Court. The officer was transported to the hospital.