WORCESTER – A suspected member of the Blood street gang who was wanted for threats to kill a pregnant woman and was on a warrant for defaulting on a court appearance for drug dealing charges was arrested on Friday, May 3, in Worcester.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, the MSP Gang Unit and the Worcester Police Gang Unit, along with members of other MSP units, converged on and arrested Kiosnel Pineiro, 21, of Worcester, after he attended funeral services for a relative at Hope Cemetery.
On Thursday, May 2, MSP Gang Unit Troopers received information that Pineiro might be attending the funeral services and troopers set up surveillance outside a Worcester funeral home and at Hope Cemetery.
Troopers witnessed Pineiro enter the funeral home in the morning and then, after he left, followed him to the cemetery.
Around noon on Friday, Pineiro was taken into custody without incident after the services at the cemetery ended and was transported to the Worcester Police Station and booked.
Pineiro was the subject of multiple law enforcement bulletins regarding threats he made last month to kill a pregnant woman. Law enforcement officers have been aware of multiple photos Pineiro had posted of himself on social media posing with firearms.
Pineiro is also the subject of a default warrant from Worcester Superior Court for distribution of Class A and B narcotics, stemming from a case in which he sold drugs to an undercover MSP Trooper in 2017.
The MSP Gang Unit and Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section had been working to locate Pineiro for several days.
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