24-Year-Old Worcester Man Arrested for Home Invasion

 by TWIW StaffMay 3, 2021

WORCESTER - Police responded to Great Brook Valley on Wednesday, April 28, and determined an individual entered a New Vista Lane apartment and threatened those inside with a firearm.

The armed individual also stole items from inside the home and a vehicle from one resident.

The investigation led to identifying Joshua Zavala-Castro, 24, of Worcester, as the potential perpetrator. Personnel across the Worcester Police Department received notification to be on the lookout for Zavala-Castro.

An officer on patrol around Mason St. saw Zavala-Castro enter a vehicle as a passenger on Monday, May 2, just before midnight. The officer conducted a traffic stop near Piedmont St. and Chandler St.

Zavala-Castro gave a fake name to officers. After they determined the person in the vehicle was Zavala-Castro, he was arrested.

Zavala-Castro faces the following charges:

  • Armed Home Invasion
  • Armed Robbery
  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Firearm without FID
  • Possession of Ammunition without FID
  • Unlawful Carrying of a Loaded Firearm
  • Use of a Firearm during a Felony
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