Worcester Man Arrested after Vehicle Set on Fire

 by TWIW StaffMarch 30, 2021

WORCESTER - Worcester Police and the Worcester Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Shawmut St. on Monday, March 29, leading to the arrest of a local man.

Firefighters arrived at the scene around 10 PM and faced interference by a man later identified as Alberto Torres-Pinales, 40, of Worcester.

According to the Worcester Police Department, Torres-Pinales attempted to pull the fire hose away from firefighters. He eventually retreated to a white Jeep Cherokee as firefighters extinguished the vehicle fire.

Torres-Pinales pulled the Jeep up to the department’s fire hose as firefighters instructed him not to leave the scene. He drove over the fire hose and fled down Shawmut St., last to be seen on Merrick St.

Worcester Police tracked Torres-Pinales down at his Jefferson St. home and placed him under arrest. He faces charges of:

  • Burning a Motor Vehicle
  • Interfering with a Firefighter
  • Driving over a Fire Hose without Consent of the Fire Department.
Follow us on The016.com, the social network for Worcester and you!

Latest News

Two Men Arrested in Worcester for Assault with Paintballs

Police arrested two men on Wednesday, April 14, after three individuals reported paintballs shot at them in three separate incidents.
1 2 3 743

Shrewsbury Police Launch New Tips, Communication Platform

A new app released on Wednesday, April 14,  enables Shrewsbury residents to communicate with the Police Department in real-time.
1 2 3 743

Worcester Man Arrested on Warrant Faces New Drug Charges

A Worcester man arrested on an outstanding warrant faces new charges for cocaine and heroin found in his residence during his arrest.
1 2 3 743

Recent Stories

Copyright © 2020
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram