TRIPPING ON THE CURB LANDS ONE IN POLICE CUSTODY

At about 1:15pm, on Monday, April 18, 2011, officers from Area D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person breaking into cars in the area of Lenox Street and Washington Street. On arrival, officers met with officers from the MBTA police who were holding an individual in custody.  Officers spoke to a witness who stated that he observed the suspect breaking into a car in the area of 101 Northampton Street. According to the witness, after seeing the suspect smash a car window, he began chasing the suspect who tripped on a curb in the area of Lenox & Washington Streets and, after tripping and falling, was apprehended by MBTA police. Officers located the vehicle that had been broken into in the rear of 101 Northampton Street. Once there, officers observed the driver-side window to be completely smashed out.

Officers arrested Carlos Diaz, 36, of Cambridge and charged him with Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle.