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WPD Operations Officers Apprehend Local Man for Breaking into Vehicles

For Immediate Release: 3/9/2017 4:36 pm

Worcester, MA (March 9, 2017)- On Thursday, March 9, 2017 at approximately 2:00 AM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 195 Lincoln Street for a report of a disturbance call. Arriving officers were informed that a white male wearing a red sweatshirt was going around knocking on multiple doors to random apartments. While on Ashton Street an officer spotted a male fitting the description. The officer stopped the male and had conversation with him. The officer asked for his ID but was informed that he did not have his with him, however the male did hand the officer another ID that did not belong to him. The male stated that he had just found the ID while walking. The Id came back to a person that resides on nearby Sturgis Street. The officer was aware that there had been recent motor vehicles that had been broken into in that area.

Officers had responded earlier in the evening to Sturgis Street and discovered two vehicles that had been broken into. The recovered ID belonged to a relative that owned one of the vehicles. Both vehicles were rummaged through. According to the victims, the recovered ID was left in one of the vehicles.

At this time the male was placed under arrest. The male was identified as Justin Steele, 20-years-old of 114 Paine Street, Worcester. Mr. Steele was charged with Breaking and Entering in a Motor Vehicle in the Nighttime.

Mr. Steele was arraigned today at the Worcester County District Courthouse.

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