For Immediate Release: 7/2/2013 12:52 pm
Worcester, MA (July 2, 2013) - On July 2, 2013, at approximately 1:30 AM Worcester Police heard tires screeching and observed a red Chevrolet TrailBlazer rounding the corner of Lincoln Street and Salisbury Street. Officers activated the lights of their cruisers in an attempt to make a traffic stop. The vehicle started to accelerate and failed to stop for police. The vehicle was traveling at a speed of 80+ MPH. The suspect continued on at a high rate of speed and passed through multiple stop signs. Police called off the pursuit because it posed a risk to the public.
A short time later, officers observed fresh tire tracks in the grass at 188 Institute Road. Officers followed the tracks that led into the woods behind the house. The suspect vehicle was located about 100 feet into the woods overturned with significant damage. The suspect fled and was found hiding in the woods. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old William Reyes began to strike an officer with a closed fist. Mr. Reyes was eventually apprehended.
Police continued to investigate at the crash site and discovered that Mr. Reyes struck a parked car before traveling into the wooded area.
William Reyes, 25, of 37 Abbott Street, Apartment 3 was charged with Failure to Stop for Police, Failure to Use Care in Starting, Operating Negligently so as to Endanger, Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.