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WPD Gang Unit, MSP Apprehend Fugitive from Justice

For Immediate Release: 9/28/2020 4:33 pm

On September 26th, 2020 at about 4:48 PM the Worcester Police Gang Unit and a Massachusetts State Police officer were looking for Dennis Cruz, twenty-eight-years-old of School St. Mr. Cruz was wanted for several outstanding warrants out of Worcester, Southbridge, Webster and Connecticut. The underlying offenses included Carjacking, Kidnapping, many charges related to drug distribution, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Attempting to Disarm a Police officer, many counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Violation of a Restraining Order, Intimidation of a Witness, and several other serious charges.

Gang Unit officers spotted Mr. Cruz in an Esther St backyard holding a box cutter. They called for additional units and approached Mr. Cruz, who sprinted toward the street away from officers. Officers and a K9 caught up to Mr. Cruz, who struck an officer in the chest and attempted to flee. He was placed into custody and transported to the hospital by ambulance. While in the ambulance, Mr. Cruz lunged at one of the officers and scratched him in the arm. Mr. Cruz is charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Fugitive from Justice, and his many warrants. He will be arraigned in court.

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