BIKE THIEF FOILED DOWNTOWNAt about 11:50am, on June 24, 2008, officers from Area D-4 (South End) observed two individuals running behind and chasing a Hispanic male riding a bicycle in the area of 1600 Washington Street. As officers approached the scene, one of the individuals pointed to the individual riding the bike and yelled, “He stole my bike!” Officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) in an effort to stop the suspect. As officers got closer to the suspect, the suspect jumped off the bike in an effort to avoid capture. After a short foot pursuit, officers apprehended the suspect. While the suspect was in custody, the owner of the bicycle arrived on scene and positively identified the suspect. According to the victim, he left his bike unlocked in front of a store and, while inside the store, he observed the suspect hop on his bike and take off. Officers arrested Vladimir Maya, 29, of Roslindale and charged him with Larceny (Bicycle). TWO ARMED ROBBERS ARRESTED IN DORCHESTER At about 11:07pm, on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for an armed robbery in the area of Hancock and High Streets in Dorchester. While en route to the call, officers received a description of the suspects via the police radio. According to the victim, the suspects (two black males, one wearing a red sweatshirt with pants; the other a white sweatshirt with shorts) approached him, showed a firearm and robbed him. While conducting a search of the area, officers located an individual matching the description of the suspect wearing the red sweatshirt. When speaking to the suspect, officers noted that individual was sweating profusely. In the rear of the address, officers located an individual matching the description of the 2nd suspect. As the 2nd suspect was walking out of the backyard, officers asked him to explain his reasoning for being there. To which, the 2nd suspect stated, “I don’t carry any weapons.” Upon closer inspection of the backyard, officers located a white sweatshirt. While officers were questioning the suspects, the victim was brought to the scene. Once on scene, the victim was able to positively identify both suspects. When shown the white sweatshirt, the victim was able to identify it as the same one worn by the 2nd suspect. A second search of the area enabled officers to locate and recover a silver-colored firearm. Officers arrested Charles Phillips, 20, of Dorchester and Frank Jenkins, 17, of Dorchester and charged both with Armed Robbery, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. DROWNING VICTIM BEING TREATED AT BMC At about 4:25pm, on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, officers from Area C-6 (South Boston) Massachusetts State Police, Boston Fire Department and members of the Boston Police Harbor Unit responded to Carson Beach (William Day Blvd) for the report of a body in the water. According to witnesses, a 13 year-old girl entered the water and failed to resurface. A search of the water enabled officers to locate the victim. Once found, the victim was immediately transported to the Boston Medical Center where she’s being treated for life-threatening injuries.