WORCESTER – A 55-year-old Worcester man was arrested late Wednesday evening for breaking into cars on Greenwood St.

According to the Worcester Police Department [WPD], officers working the Summer Impact detail were called to the area of 37 Greenwood St for a report of a male — later identified as Brian Paulsen of Worcester, a homeless man — breaking into motor vehicles.

Police dispatchers were told that a male witnessed Paulsen trying to break into two cars. Paulsen was on a bicycle heading south on Greenwood St.

Officers observed Paulsen enter a driveway at 69 Greenwood Street. They approached him and told him to get off his bike. Paulsen was searched for weapons and officers found several knives, two flashlights, and $36.60 in loose change and other items.

The individual that called dispatch was picked up to identify the suspect. Paulsen was placed under arrest and charged with 2 counts of Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle in the Nighttime with the Intent to Commit a Felony.

Officers reviewed 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 male was also charged with Possession of Burglarious Instruments. It was also discovered that Paulsen had an active warrant out for his arrest for Identity Fraud and Improper Use of a Credit Card.

Paulsen will be arraigned Thursday at the Worcester County District Courthouse.

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