“I’M ON MY WAY TO THE AUTO ZONE (AT 3:30 IN THE MORNING)”
At about 3:25am, on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol in the area of Warren & Wyoming Streets when the officers observed two individuals, one of which was pushing a black scooter on the sidewalk. Given the time of night and the fact that the individual was pushing the scooter, as opposed to riding it, officers stopped to see if everything was okay. Upon approaching the suspects, the officers noted and observed that both individuals appeared to be extremely nervous. When officers asked why they were pushing the scooter, one of the individuals replied, "The battery is dead so I'm pushing it to Auto Zone to charge it up." Given the time of day, officers knew that the Auto Zone was closed. Moreover, officers also knew that the suspects were, in fact, pushing the scooter in a direction that was taking them away from the store. When asked who owned the scooter, one of the suspects stated it was his. When asked to produce a key, the suspect stated he misplaced it. When asked to produce any proof of ownership, suspect stated that he had papers at his house. While looking at the scooter, officers noted that the ignition appeared to be recently damaged.
While talking to the suspects, officers noted what appeared to be a bulge in the waist area of one of the suspects. When asked if they were in possession of any weapons, one of the suspects stated, “Yeah. I have a knife and a screwdriver.”
Officers arrested Shawn Hussey, 19, of Boston and Sam Milton, 19, of Boston and charged both with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle (scooter) and Possession of Burglarious Tools. During the booking process, one of the suspects admitted to having stolen the scooter.
POLICE ARREST ONE RETURNING TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
At about 11:06pm, on Wednesday, July 28, 2001, officers from Area D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person breaking into cars in the area of 198 W. Springfield Street. On arrival, officers spoke to witnesses who stated they heard what sounded like someone breaking a car window. When they looked out their window, witnesses say they observed a white male wearing a green t-shirt reaching into and rummaging around in a car they knew belonged to the their neighbor. Officers located the owner of the car who confirmed that a GPS device had been stolen from his car. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspect over the police radio. However, as officers were still on scene, an individual who looked like the suspect returned to the area. Seeing this, officers approached and stopped the suspect. When witnesses saw the suspect, witnesses stated, “That’s the guy.”
Officers arrested Julio Santiago, 36, of Fitchburg and charged him with Larceny from a Vehicle.