Worcester Man Arrested for Breaking Into Cars on Greenwood Street

Friday, June 29, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team

A Worcester man was arrested for breaking into multiple cares on Greenwood Street late Wednesday night.

Brian Paulsen, 55, was charged with 2 counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony. Upon reviewing one of the knives that was taken from the suspect, it was determined that the knife was equipped with a glass punch device. As a result of this discovery, the Paulsen was also charged with possession of burglarious instruments.

The Incident

On Wednesday, June 27, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers working the Summer Impact detail responded to the area of 37 Greenwood Street for a report of a male breaking into cars. The caller told police dispatchers that a man is being observed trying to break into two cars. The caller provided a description of the suspect and stated that he is inside one of the cars while he was on the phone with dispatchers. Prior to police arrival, the caller informed dispatch that the suspect was now riding away on a bicycle heading south on Greenwood Street.

At about the same time dispatchers were told that the man fled on a bike the officers turned onto Greenwood Street and quickly observed the suspect enter a driveway at 69 Greenwood Street.

The officers approached the man and ordered him off his bike. The man refused to provide his name. The suspect was searched for weapons. The search produced several knives, two flashlights, and $36.60 in loose change and other miscellaneous items.

The caller was picked up by other Summer Impact officers and transported to the Greenwood Street location to see if he could identify the suspect. The suspect was identified as the same man that was seen breaking into the two cars.

The man was placed under arrest. 

At this time the man had yet to provide his name. The Summer Impact officer did a computer check and was eventually able to make a positive identification of the suspect. The man was identified as  Paulsen of Worcester.

It was further discovered that Paulsen had an active warrant out for his arrest. The warrant was for Identity Fraud and Improper Use of a Credit Card.

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