For Immediate Release: 2/19/2018 10:49 am
On February 19th at about 2:50 AM, a Worcester Police officer was on patrol in the area of 350 Grafton St when he observed a Toyota Rav 4 that matched the description of a recently stolen vehicle. The officer ran it through his cruiser’s computer and saw that the vehicle was stolen. He notified dispatch and asked for additional units as three males exited the stolen car.
The officer announced his presence, and all three males ran away. The officer ran after them until they split up and went into different directions, at which time he followed one of the males. The males ran through private backyards, and the officer jumped over multiple fences in the course of the foot pursuit. Eventually, the officer caught up to one of the males behind on a residence on Hamilton St. The male initially refused to show his hands, but eventually complied and was placed under arrest.
The registered owner of the stolen car came and retrieved his vehicle. The male placed under arrest was seventeen-years-old, and was charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Resisting Arrest, and Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.