For Immediate Release: 6/3/2017 11:45 am
Worcester, MA (June 1, 2017) – On Thursday June 1st at about 9:30 PM, members of the Worcester Police Gang Unit were on patrol in the area of Rodney St. Their attention was drawn to a Ford Fiesta that went through the stop sign at the intersection of Rodney St and Catharine St.
As officers approached the vehicle, they saw the passengers in the rear of the car frantically moving around as if to hide something. The passengers appeared to be extremely nervous, and were focusing their attention on hiding a plastic grocery bag on the floor. The officers ordered the rear passengers out of the car to make sure that they were not concealing a weapon. When the passengers exited, the officers saw a wooden handle sticking out of the bag that appeared to be the butt end of a firearm. They took the bag out of the car, and removed a loaded silver handgun with a round of ammunition in the chamber.
After searching the car, officers recovered several small ziplock bags, a digital scale, and marijuana. Joseph Todisco, 21-years-old of Grafton, was arrested and charged Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute. A 14-year-old male was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License and 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card. A 16-year-old male was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute. The juveniles and Mr. Todisco will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.