For Immediate Release: 4/7/2017 10:28 pm
Worcester, MA (April 7, 2017) - On Friday, April 7, 2017, at approximately 5:10 AM, Worcester Police responded to an address on St. Nicholas Avenue for a report of people checking for unlocked car doors.
One of the responding officers turned onto St. Nicholas Avenue and observed a parked motor vehicle with its interior light on. The officer looked into the vehicle and observed several items strewn about. It appeared that someone had recently gone through the vehicle. Several officers were now in the area searching for potential suspects.
Within a few minutes one officer observed a male and female walking on Uncatena Avenue, just one street up from where the original call came in. Due to the fact that they were the only two people out walking so early in the morning along with being in a close proximity to the car break, the officer approached the two and asked what they were doing. During the conversation, the male and female were searched. The search of the two produced a large amount of change, 2 knives, 4 charging cords, 6 lighters, a set of Beat headphones, a Garmin GPS, a cell phone holder, 2 pairs of sunglasses, and several prescription pill bottles that had a name and an address on the label.
Officers were able to go to the address that was on the prescription bottles and speak with the vehicle owner. Officers were also able to identify two more vehicles that were gone through. Officers spoke with all four owners and were able to return the recovered property back to them. All four vehicles were parked on nearby streets within the same neighborhood.
The male and female suspects were placed under arrest. The male is a 16-year-old juvenile while the female is a 17-year-old juvenile. Both reside in Worcester.
Both juveniles were charged with 3 counts of Breaking and Entering into a MV with the Intent to Commit a Felony, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Burglarious Instrument, and Receiving Stolen Property over the Value of $250.00.
Both were held at police headquarters and transported to the Worcester County District Juvenile Court House this morning.