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Man Arrested for Pulling Knife on DPW Parking Officer

For Immediate Release: 9/12/2017 11:30 pm

Worcester, MA (September 12, 2017) - On 9/12/17 at about 10:20 AM, Worcester Police were dispatched to the DPW Parking Enforcement Office for a report of a past assault. Upon arrival, police officers spoke with a parking enforcement officer. The DPW employee said that he was on Walnut St and noticed a blue BMW parked in a “no parking” tow zone.

The DPW employee asked the male in the driver’s seat, later identified as Clevon Turner, twenty-seven years old of 76 West St, to move the car. Mr. Turner said that he was waiting for someone and refused to move. The DPW enforcement officer began typing the vehicle information into his hand-held computer to issue a parking ticket, when Mr. Turner became irate and said that things were about to get violent.

Mr. Turner exited the vehicle, took out a black switchblade knife with the blade exposed and began walking toward the parking enforcement officer, saying “You gonna tow my car now?” He had the knife pointed toward the victim in an aggressive way, and was threatening and taunting him. Mr. Turner drove away.

A BOLO was issued with the description of the blue BMW and that of Mr. Turner. Another officer saw the vehicle in the area of Hanover Insurance on Lincoln St and stopped it. The officer saw a black knife clipped to Mr. Turner’s belt. The victim responded to this location, and identified Mr. Turner, who was placed under arrest. Mr. Turner is charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Intimidation of a Witness, and will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.  The victim was not injured. 

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