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In Separate Incidents, Two Men Arrested for Breaking into Cars over Weekend

For Immediate Release: 12/18/2017 7:14 pm

Worcester, MA (December 18, 2017) - Officers on WPD’s overnight Operations shift made arrests in two separate incidents over the weekend.

On 12/15/17 at about 12:24 AM, Worcester police were dispatched to the area of Thornton Rd for a report of a suspicious male who was breaking into cars. Upon arrival, police spoke with a witness, who observed a male, later identified as Angel Otano, eighteen-years-old of 23 Bourne St, entering and going through a dark-colored Lexus that was parked on the street. Officers followed footprints in the snow leading from the car, and located Mr. Otano a short distance from the vehicle.

Mr. Otano ran from police but was caught shortly after. He had two knives and several assorted electronic items on him, and was identified by the victim as the individual breaking into the car. Mr. Otano was placed under arrest and charged with Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle for a Felony.

On 12/16/17 at about 2 AM, officers received a call that someone was trying to open several vehicle doors in the June St. area. The caller described a male on a bicycle wearing a backpack, driving toward Mill Street. On the way to the call, officers observed a male, later identified as Elvin Ramos, thirty-five-years-old of 21 Merrick St #2, riding a bicycle toward Mill St while wearing a backpack.

Officers engaged Mr. Ramos in conversation. Mr. Ramos appeared to be extremely nervous and gave unconvincing and contradictory answers to officers’ questions. He had a clear, see through plastic bag attached to his backpack. Officers looked at the bag, and could see receipts and gift items with various last names and addresses which were different from that of Mr. Ramos. At this point, officers went to the addresses and spoke with victims, who confirmed that items had been stolen from their vehicles. Officers could see some of the items inside Mr. Ramos’ bag. He was placed under arrest and a search incident to arrest revealed three sets of vehicle keys, a pocket knife, sneakers, and various other gift items. Mr. Ramos was charged with Breaking and Entering into a Vehicle at Night for a Felony and Possession of Burglarious Tools.

Mr. Otano and Mr. Ramos will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.

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