DAILY INCIDENTS FOR APRIL 2, 2007

MOVIE BUFF ARRESTED AFTER RIPPING OFF BLOCKBUSTERAt about 3:29pm, on Sunday, April 1, 2007, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at the Blockbuster Video Store on Old Colony Avenue. A description of the suspect (a 5’6” white male with blonde hair, wearing a black hat, black sweater, jeans) was broadcast over Channel 6 of the police radio. According to witnesses, the suspect entered the store, grabbed a bunch of videos (approx. 8 – 10) and then took off out of the store. Officers then located an individual fitting the above description sitting on the stairs inside the Old Colony Housing Development. The suspect was then brought back to the Blockbuster where he was positively identified. Officers then arrested Kevin Carter, 19, of South Boston and charged him with Larceny (under $250.00. CAR STOP LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS At about 4:22pm, on Sunday, April 1, 2007, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) observed a motor vehicle make an unsafe lane change on Tremont Street. As a result, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the car. While officers were talking to the operator of the vehicle, officers observed one of the passengers in the rear seat of the car moving in such a way as if to hide something. As a result, officers asked the passengers in the rear seat to exit the vehicle. Officers then recovered a pair of lead-weighted sap gloves (leather gloves with lead sewn into the knuckles). These gloves are illegal to possess in Massachusetts. Officers then arrested Justin O’Connor, 25, of Providence, RI, and charged him with Unlawfully Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. Officers also discovered that one of the other passengers of the car was wanted in Florida. As such, officers arrested Daniel Mercedes, 26, of Providence, RI, and charged him with being a Fugitive from Justice. ARREST MADE IN MOTOR VEHICLE BREAK At about 1:10am, Monday, April 2, 2007, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a man breaking into cars opposite 87 Beacon Street in Boston. A description of the suspect (a black male wearing a tan jacket, dark baseball hat, carrying a back pack) was broadcast over Channel 2 of the police radio. On arrival, officers observed a motor vehicle with a broken left rear passenger window. According to witnesses, the suspect looked into the car; smashed the window, jumped inside; took a number of items, and then took off, walking outbound on Arlington Street. Officers then spotted an individual fitting the description of the suspect. The suspect was then brought back to the scene where he was positively identified by witnesses. Officers then arrested Granville Anthony James, 45, of Roxbury, and charged him Larceny from a Motor Vehicle (over $200.00).