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Worcester Woman Fights off Burglary Attempt

By Tom Marino | November 30, 2023
Last Updated: November 30, 2023

WORCESTER – Police to a report of a break in on Gibbs Street on Wednesday, leading to the arrest of a local man on on attempted burglary and weapons charges.

After receiving the report at around 3 AM, police arrived at the scene to find a woman shouting from a residence that a man attempted to enter her home.

Police located and detained a man, Oniz Janniere, 32, of Fitchburg, while the investigation took place.

According to the Worcester Police Department, the investigation led police to believe that a resident of the home opened a door and found Janniere trying to gain entry. She resorted to using a broomstick to push him back and instructed him to leave, then secured the door.

During the arrst of Janniere, police discovered two double-edged knives in his possession.

Janniere faces charges of:

  • Attempt to Commit a Crime (Armed Burglary);
  • Carrying a Dangerous Weapon;
  • Disorderly Conduct; and
  • Disturbing the Peace.

 Editor’s note: The information provided in this report is based on recent events as described by police. The claims within are allegations by police which may be challenged by the accused in court.

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