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Suspicious Male in Derby Street Area Arrested on Drug Offenses

For Immediate Release: 4/8/2013 4:20 pm

Worcester, MA (April 8, 2013) - On Monday April 8, 2013, at approximately 4:23 AM, Worcester Police responded to Derby Street for a report of a suspicious person looking into numerous parked vehicles. A person delivering news papers called police informing them that a male was seen dressed in all black, looking into vehicles and running behind houses in the Derby Street area. The witness further instructed police dispatchers that the male suspect was holding a bag full of items.

Upon police arrival, the officers met with the person who witnessed the male suspect’s suspicious behavior. Officers were informed that the suspect was seen ducking behind numerous parked vehicles and houses on Derby and Dearborn Streets.

Numerous officers responded to the area and began to search for the suspect. After a brief search, the suspect, wearing all dark clothing, was located by 130 Massasoit Road, near Massasoit Auto Body.

When the suspect observed the officer driving up to him in his cruiser, the male ran up to the cruiser and pressed his body against the driver’s door. This action prevented the officer from getting out of the vehicle. Several police units arrived at the scene and secured the suspect. The suspect was identified as Eugene Washington, 52-years-old of 58 Suffolk Street, Worcester.

Mr. Washington was breathing heavy and was sweating profusely when officers approached him. Officers noticed that all of Mr. Washington’s pockets were bulging with items as well as his backpack. A search of the suspect produced a glassine baggie with seven white rock like substances in it. The officer recognized this to be crack cocaine. There were also six knotted baggies containing orange and blue pills, a form of prescription medication in which the suspect did not have a physicians consent to possess. The pills are a class E controlled substance.

At this time Mr. Washington was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Class B Substance with the Intent to Distribute (2nd or subsequent offense), 2 Counts of Possession of Class E Substance with the Intent to Distribute, School Zone Violation (Rice Square School), Disorderly Person, Disturbing the Peace and Trespassing.

Mr. Washington was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was transported to the Worcester County District Courthouse for arraignment this morning.

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