For Immediate Release: 6/4/2010 1:10 pm
Worcester, MA (June 4, 2010) - On Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 7:35 PM Worcester Police responded to a May Street address for a reported kidnapping of a 4 year old boy. The initial call indicated that a neighbor took the boy without the parent's permission, placed him in his car and drove off. The male was operating a tan Toyota Corolla.
As officers interviewed the mother it was revealed that she was outside with her son and other children when the neighbor approached the home driving his Toyota, he asked the boy if he wanted to go for a ride to get some ice cream. The mother stated to her son and to the neighbor that she did not want him to go. The mother then began to walk towards the rear of the building when she looked back and observed the child in the car and it was driving away heading south on Silver Street.
At this time all available patrol units were actively searching for the suspect vehicle. During the course of the search Detective William Pero was operating his unmarked vehicle on Hammond Street when he observed the suspect vehicle; Detective Pero stopped the vehicle on Hammond Street. Several other marked patrol units quickly assisted Detective Pero and the operator was placed under arrest. The four year old boy was located on the floor of the rear passenger side. The boy was unharmed. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Paul Dodoo, 51 years old of 14 May Street. Mr. Dodoo was charged with Reckless Endangerment of a Child, Kidnapping and Enticing a Child Under the Age of 16.
Mr. Dodoo will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Friday, June 04, 2010.
There is no additional information to be released at this time.