19 Arrested During ‘Violent and Chaotic’ Disturbance in Worcester

by | Jun 2, 2020 | Crime, Headlines, News

WORCESTER – Worcester Police observed a group of up to 70 people congregated near Portland St. and Federal St. at about 9:30 PM on Monday, June 2. Worcester Police described the group as “unruly” and the mood “violent and chaotic.”

Individuals in this group threw glass bottles at police cruisers and began blocking traffic on Main St.

The crowd also surrounded a police cruiser near Hammond St. and Main St., forcing the officer to flee on foot.

Worcester Police activated the Tactical Patrol Force to prevent further escalation.

One officer was hit in the head with a piece of concrete. Another was hit in the chest with fireworks. Rocks also struck other officers. Roman candles were fired and dumpsters lit on fire.

Some 90 minutes after the disturbance began, officers deployed smoke grenades and pepperball rounds to disperse the crowd.

Vincent Eovarious, 18, Worcester, surrendered to police after a discussion with officers. Eovarious had taken to the roof of Pennywise Market on W Lake St. armed with Molotov cocktails.

Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus and Police Chief Steven Sargent both stressed that this disturbance was unconnected to event earlier on Worcester Common.

Nineteen individuals were arrested during the course of the disturbance.

  • Vincent Eovarious – 18, Worcester – Attempted Arson of a Dwelling, Disturbing the Peace, Attempt to Commit a Crime
  • Courtney Harriott, 19, Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Sean Craig, 22, Millbury – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Ashley Briddon, 22,  Millbury – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Taylor Atkinson, 22, Fitchburg – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Lasunia Bell, 19, Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Emerson Rivas, 23, Worcester – Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with a Police Officer
  • Roberto Retana, 24, Clinton –Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Failure to Disperse during Riot
  • Richard Cummings, 44,Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Sarah Drapeau, 20, Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Olyvia Crum, 23, Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Jay Verchin, 23, Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Antoine Hernandez, 22, Dorchester – Disorderly Conduct, Receiving Stolen Property
  • Antonio Barrera, 19, Oxford – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Lyndsay Demanbey, 23, Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Veronica Pasquantonio –28, Westport – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Javier Amarat, 24, Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Max Marcotte, 24, Worcester – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace
  • Christopher Euga, 28, Westport – Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace

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