For Immediate Release: 1/8/2018 1:41 pm
On Saturday January 6th at about 12:15 AM, Worcester police were dispatched to Canton Street for a report of three males armed with firearms, who had just held a gun to the head of a victim. Several units arrived. Upon their arrival, they saw three individuals matching the description of the suspects run into 25 Canton St #2. Due to the violent, continuing nature of the call, police entered and cleared the apartment.
Police spoke with witnesses, who said that three individuals, later identified Jonathon Rivera, twenty-one-years old of 25 Canton St #2, Hector Viera, twenty-years-old of 152 Beacon St, and Luis Torres, thirty-five-years-old of 24 Loudon St, knocked on the door of the victims and demanded that they move their car from their street parking spot. When the victims refused, Mr. Rivera, Mr. Viera and Mr. Torres began shoveling snow on to the victims’ car. When the victims came outside to remove the snow, an argument ensued.
Mr. Rivera spit on one of the victims, and Mr. Rivera and Mr. Viera pulled out what appeared to be working firearms and pointed them at the heads of the victims, while threatening to shoot them. Mr. Torres smashed the victims’ car window with a baseball bat and flattened the tires. They ran away when they observed police.
Police located Mr. Rivera, Mr. Torres and Mr. Viera in 25 Canton St #2. In the common hallway, officers located in plain view several realistic-looking paintball guns and accessories, two baseball bats, three realistic BB pistol, a realistic BB rifle, and two bags of marijuana. All three males were placed under arrest.
Jonathon Rivera is charged with 3 counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (gun) and Assault and Battery (spit). Hector Viera is charged with 3 counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (gun). Luis Torres is charged with Defacement of Property over $250. All three males will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.