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Two Arrested for Illegal Gun Possession in Worcester

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

 

Two Worcester residents were arrested for gun possession during a routine traffic stop in the area of Providence Street on Saturday night.

Jeremiah Wade, 26, of 2 Bedford Avenue, was as charged with Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, Improper Storing a Firearm, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Firearm Violation with One Prior Violent and/or Drug Conviction, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License.

Kendra Depiro, 20, of 14 Timrod Drive,  was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Interfering with a Police Officer, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License, and Improper Storage of a Firearm.

The Incident

On Saturday, March 31, at approximately 7:55  p.m., two Worcester Police officers, working out of the Operations Division, were on routine patrol in the Providence Street area. At this time the officers observed a Honda Accord traveling on Providence Street and suddenly make an abrupt turn onto Aetna Street.

The officers began to follow the vehicle. The officers observed that the Honda was traveling at a high rate of speed through the thickly settled neighborhood. The officers also observed the Honda operator travel through two intersections, without stopping, both intersections had clearly visible posted stop signs.

The officers activated their emergency lights and signaled the operator to stop. The operator complied and stopped in the area of 308 Grafton Street.

The officers approached the driver and identified him as Wade, who said that his license was suspended.

Officers confirmed that Wade’s license was in fact suspended. Wade was asked to exit the vehicle. Wade complied and was placed under arrest without resistance.

At this time the passenger, later identified as Depiro exited the passenger side and approached the officers and began to interfere with the arrest procedure. Depiro was ignoring the officer’s orders to step away and was now creating an unsafe environment.

Depiro was given numerous warning to step away. Depiro continued to argue with the officers and demanded the release of Wade. Depiro actions were clearly causing a disturbance. After several more warnings, the officers placed  Depiro under arrest.

With both now under arrest, officers called for a tow for the Honda. Per policy, prior to the removal of the Honda, a detailed inventory search must be completed for the contents inside the vehicle. A search of the trunk produced a loaded handgun. The gun was located next to an access panel that was in reach for anyone that was seated inside.

Wade and Depiro did not have a license to carry a firearm.

 

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