No Sweeping This under the Rug!

Last night around 6:12PM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to the 725 Morrissey Blvd. / National Wholesale Liquidators for a larceny in progress. On arrival, officers spoke to Loss Prevention investigators who reported that an employee of the store had attempted to sell them a rug at a discounted price in exchange for money. Officers learned that the investigators had become suspicious of the employee’s activities and so posed as customers to determine what the employee was doing. The investigators yesterday approached the employee in an attempt to purchase a rug valued at $499 when the suspect employee changed the price on the rug to $299.00 and offered it to them at that price.  After changing the price on the rug, the investigators paid $299.00 for the rug and were assisted in bringing the rug outside by the suspect employee who then received a sum of money from the investigators in exchange for changing the price.

The investigators then identified themselves to the suspect and with the assistance of officers arrested the suspect, Amos Reed, 52 of Dorchester and charged him with Shoplifting and Larceny over $200.

Gun Recovered after Call for Disturbance

This morning around 12:29AM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested suspect, Jumanne C. Mobley, 20 of Roxbury and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Officers initially responded to the area of 74 Bower St. for a group of people arguing and making a lot of noise.

On arrival, officers observed a large group of people hanging out in front of 64 Bower Street.  Officers got out of their car and started trying to disperse the group when they observed a member of the group pointing aggressively at a parked car and yelling. Officers approached the car which had its engine running, and noticed that it was occupied by four individuals, one of who had an open bottle of vodka between his legs ad also some fireworks in the front passenger seat floor.

Officers ordered the occupants out of the car based on the appearance of the occupants (not looking of age to drink) and the presence of fireworks to determine if there was any more contraband in the car. As the rear passenger, suspect Mobley got out of the car, officers saw him support his waistband with his forearm and turn his body away from officers in a manner consistent with someone who is armed. Officers asked the suspect to remove his forearm from his waistband but he did not comply. Officers now fearing that the suspect may be armed, based on his body movement and failure to comply with directions, immediately reached around the suspect’s waist and immediately determined by feel the shape of a gun.  Upon feeling the gun in the suspect’s waist, the gun slipped through the suspect’s shorts and landed on the ground. The gun was secured and the suspect placed under arrest for the above charges.

The operator of the car after further investigation was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Suspended License, and for Possession of Fireworks. The other passenger who had the alcohol in his possession was cited for Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.

Two Shooting Victims of Pierce Street to Be Charged as Suspects

Yesterday evening around 7:08PM, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to 72 Pierce St. for a person shot. En route, officers were updated that there were two victims at the scene and a gun in the middle of the street.  On arrival, officers were directed to 74 Pierce St. where they saw a gun in the middle of the street and one of the victims on sidewalk/lawn area of 74 Pierce Street suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers attempted to get information about what happened but the victim what uncooperative. Officers were then advised by witnesses that there was another victim who had fled down Pierce St. toward West Street.  Officers secured the weapon that was in the street after requesting EMS and continued down the street where they located a second victim in front of 86 Pierce Street also suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Both victims were transported to local hospitals suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

Officers were able to locate several witnesses who provided information that the both victims were observed with guns in hand shortly after shots were fired with victim #1 who was found in front of 74 Pierce St. throwing his gun out into the street as he collapsed in front of 74 Pierce Street. Officers also learned that victim #2 was also observed shortly after the shots were heard fleeing down Pierce St. with a gun in hand. Officers were able to recover two guns during the investigation which apparently the two victims had used to fire shots at each other.

The victims, now turned suspects, were placed under arrest at the hospital and will both be charged with weapons violations, assault by means of a dangerous weapon charges along with assault with intent to murder once released from the hospital.

Armed Suspect Arrested and Gun Recovered after Foot Pursuit

Yesterday morning around 10:55AM, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force/Gang Unit arrested suspect, Anthony Williams, 28 of Boston and charged him with Failure to Stop for Police Officers and a host of other motor vehicle infractions. His passenger, Dennis Q. Parham, 26 of Dorchester was also arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a large Capacity Weapon and Large Capacity Feeding Device. Officers from the gang Unit were on patrol in the area of Tremont St. when they observed a car occupied by both suspects turning onto Tremont Street from Ruggles Street. As the suspects were turning, the operator made eye contact with one of the officers and immediately shielded his face. This reaction by the operator drew the attention of officers and so they checked the registration of the car and learned that the car’s inspection sticker was invalid. Officers followed the car while they further checked the car and observed it fail to stop for a stop sign, and then again almost strike a parked stopped at the same intersection.

Officers at that time activated lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop at which the suspect car refused to stop and continued. Officers followed the car and as they did so, noticed that the passenger door opened as the car was in motion. On Warwick St. the passenger of the car jumped out of the car and took off running while holding his waist. Officers pursued the suspect while others remained with the operator of the car. As officers pursued the fleeing suspect, they observed him stop briefly near the intersection of Hammond and Warwick Streets. Officers continued to chase the suspect and caught him in front of 18 Ditmus Court where he was detained pending further investigation. Officers then retraced the path the suspect had taken during the foot-chase and in front of 96 Hammond encountered a witness who directed officers to a sewer drain. Officers, at the drain, recovered a loaded firearm wedged in the drain hole of the sewer. This is the same location that officers had observed the suspect briefly stop while fleeing from officers. The suspect was then placed under arrest and charged with the above offenses.

Suspect Parham was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Second and Subsequent Offense after further investigation.

Two Suspects Arrested after Botched Armed Robbery Attempt

Around 10:15PM last night, Sunday, July 2, 2011, officers from District C-6 (south Boston) responded to 35 Farragut Rd. /Ocean Star Seafood for an armed robbery in progress. On arrival, officers spoke to a victim/witness#2 who stated that he was sitting in his office and looked up and observed that the victim #1, his brother was being grabbed by two suspects and pushed back in the store from the sidewalk. Victim #1 stated that as he was on the sidewalk, the two suspects, one brandishing a handgun and the other a tazer/stun gun, grabbed him and started taking money from his pocket. Victim #2, reported to officers, fearing for victim #1’s life and safety because both suspects were armed fired several shots at the suspects hitting one in the hand at which point they released victim #1 and fled in a waiting Honda van.

A description of the suspects, their van and direction of flight was broadcast and a short while later, an off-duty State Police Trooper observed and stopped a van traveling at a high rate of speed on East Broadway. The off duty trooper stopped the van, and at the traffic stop observed one of the passengers bleeding heavily from his hand and a gun on the floor of the van. The trooper immediately requested assistance and numerous units responded to the scene and detained both occupants of the van after securing the firearm.

The victims were then transported to the scene and positively identified both suspects. Suspects, Justin Forde, 25 of Mattapan and James W. Michael, 27 of Roxbury were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery. Suspect James was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his hand where he was treated and released.

Suspect Arrested for Armed Traffic Enforcement

About 8:11AM, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun at LaGrange and Pender Streets. En route, officers were redirected to the location of the victim, a food delivery driver.  On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who told officers that a male suspect pointed a gun at him and told him to “stay out of my neighborhood.” The victim reported that he was en route to make a delivery when he first saw the suspect glaring at him as he passed him on Pender Street. The victim continued on his way and made his delivery and en route back to the restaurant again while on Lagrange St. the suspect pulled up next to him in a dark colored car. The victim reported that the suspect then stated to him, “Why are you driving through my neighborhood like that? There are kids in my neighborhood!”  The victim told officers that he responded that he would not jeopardize any children’s safety since he has children of his own and also knowing that he had not been driving in a negligent or reckless manner that would cause harm to any children. The victim then reported that the suspect yelled out to him, “Cut through my neighborhood like that again, and I’m going to take your car! Stay out of my neighborhood!” The victim reported to officers that as the suspect was yelling at him through the car window, he pulled out a black colored handgun and pointed it at the victim.

The victim then reported that he left the area after having the gun pointed at him and returned to his restaurant where he called 911. Officers returned to the area after being provided a description of the suspect and his car and were able to find a car matching the suspect’s at the corner of Pender and LaGrange Streets. Shortly after finding the car, officers were approached by the suspect who informed officers that he had a license to carry a firearm. The victim was returned to the scene and positively identified the suspect and his car. After the suspect was placed under arrest, officers responded to his house and there recovered three (3) firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.  In addition to the ammunition and firearms, officers also seized the suspect’s License to Carry.

The suspect, Robert M. MacCormack, 32 of West Roxbury was arrested and charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Improper Storage of a Firearm.

Community Complaints Leads to Recovery of Guns and Drugs and Arrests of Four Suspects

Last night members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit arrested several suspects for drug and gun related charges at 19 Irma Street. Suspect, Andre Malabre, 22 of Mattapan was arrested and charged with Distribution of Class B, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, and Possession of Class D. Officers additionally arrested suspects, Justin Haynes, 27 of Mattapan, Roosevelt R. Thornton, 22 of Roxbury, and Richard Griffiths, 20 of Brockton and charged them with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. The arrests of these suspects stemmed from numerous complaints from community members about drug activity in the area of Arbutus and Irma streets. As a result of these complaints, officers initiated an investigation commencing with surveillance of the area yesterday evening. While conducting surveillance, officers observed a person whose behavior was consistent with that of a person looking for drugs. Officers continued to watch this individual and watched her walk down Arbutus St. and eventually meet with suspect, Malabre. After some maneuvering, officers observed suspect Malabre engage in a hand to hand exchange with this individual.

After observing this hand to hand exchange, officers stopped the buyer and recovered the drugs that had just been purchased confirming their observations. Once their observations were confirmed, officers then returned and observed the suspect in front of 19Irma Street. Officers approached Malabre in front of 19 Irma St. and placed him under arrest. While placing the suspect Malabre under arrest, officers observed suspect Thornton with two other males on the porch of 19 Irma Street stand up and clutch his groin area. Offices knowing that suspects often times hide firearms in their groin area and conducted a pat frisk of the suspect, Thornton. Having felt something consistent with a firearm during the frisk, suspect Thornton stated to officers, “That’s just my keys!” Further search however resulted in the recovery of a loaded firearm from suspect Thornton’s groin area. Based on the circumstances, officers requested additional units to respond to their location to further investigate the other individuals on the porch. Officers then conducted a pat frisk of suspect Griffith who was still also on the porch. Pat frisk of suspect Griffith revealed him to be in possession of a large plastic bag containing 11 individually wrapped plastic from his front pants’ pocket. The third male, Haynes was pat frisked and a plastic bag containing marijuana found on his person.

After all suspects had been frisked, officers frisked the area of the porch where they had been seated and recovered another loaded handgun hidden in a speaker. Suspects, Griffith and Haynes then were arrested and charged with charges related to the gun as they were both in the area that the gun was recovered.

Death Investigation at 124 Eustis Street

 Around 10:59PM last night, Saturday, June 25, 2011, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the area of Dearborn and Eustis Streets in Roxbury for a report of shots fired.  On arrival, officers were directed to the immediate area around 124 Eustis Street where they were able to locate ballistic evidence. A short time later, officers were advised of a self-transported victim to Boston Medical Center whose injuries were deemed life threatening.  Officers immediately responded there and were able to confirm that the victim had suffered apparent gunshot wounds in the Dearborn and Eustis Streets area. The victim, a 21 year-old black male was pronounced a short time after arrival at the hospital.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is interested in only what you know, not who you are.

This marks the City’s 19th homicide for 2011 as compared to 29 at this time in 2010.

Team Work Lands B&E Suspect in ‘Cuffs

Early this morning around 6:30AM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the area of Pontiac Street for a report of a car break. While en route, officers were updated that an off duty officer and a victim had observed the suspect trying car doors and actually gain access to a car on Oscar Street. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who whop reported that he was walking when he observed the suspect pulling down his passenger side window in order to gain access to his car. The victim stated that he along with an off duty officer then began to follow the suspect as he continued to make his way through several streets and go into the driveway of a the Boston Public Library building which had several clearly marked “ No trespassing Signs.” As the suspect continued to try to evade police officers and the victim, an officer performing a detail nearby joined in the pursuit of the suspect and was able to stop him just before he entered 61 Smith Street.

Once placed in custody, officer recovered three GPS units from the suspect which he confirmed were stolen at the booking desk post-Miranda saying, “I will be straight with you, I took all this stuff from cars around the Hill side…” The suspect, Joshua Perez, 23 of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Trespassing, Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Larceny of Auto Accessories over $250 and Receiving Stolen Goods.

Suspect Arrested for Stealing from Shopping Cart

Yesterday afternoon around 3:355PM, an officers from District C-6 (South Boston) arrested suspect, Christine Peguero, 24 of Mattapan and charged her with Larceny  from a Person. Officers were on patrol in the South Bay when they were informed by mall security that a person was being held in custody at Stop & Shop for stealing money out of another customer’s handbag.  Officers responded there and spoke to the victim who reported that she was shopping in the paper towel section when the suspect approached her and asked her a question.  The victim stated that she had just retrieved some coupons from her bag which was in the shopping carriage when the suspect positioned her body between the victim and her carriage.  The victim became suspicious when the suspect walked away and left her carriage and so checked her bag and saw that she was missing $75 was missing from her purse. The victim then approached the victim and asked her to give her back her money but the suspect replied, “I don’t know what you are talking about!”

The victim followed the suspect throughout the store asking store employees for help. The suspect then exited the store and was observed placing something under a potted plant. The victim followed the victim outside but did not observe the suspect do this. Store security was alerted and came outside where the suspect continued to deny knowing anything about the victim’s allegations. Store security was then informed by the witness of his observations and a check underneath the plant revealed $75 and several coupons. The suspect continued to deny any involvement in the incident until informed that the incident may have been captured on store surveillance at which time she admitted involvement stating, “Yeah, I did it.”

The suspect at that time was placed under arrest and transported to District C-6 where she was charged with the above offenses.

Caught In the Act

Around 3:25AM this morning, a victim of a B&E to her car walked in to District A-7 (East Boston) to report that her car had been broken into and her car GPS stolen from the car. Around the same time that this victim was reporting this incident to officers at the station, a witness walked into the station and reported that she witnessed two males breaking and entering vehicles and that the suspects were still on Havre St. breaking into other cars. Officers quickly walked across the street and there found a suspect half way inside a motor vehicle with the window shattered and various items in his hands from the car. The suspect was placed under arrest and walked back to District A-7. At the district station, officers recovered a number of items from the suspect including a GPS. The first victim was able to identify an item found on the suspect as having been in her car. Subsequent search of the area resulted in the discovery of three cars that had been broken into by the suspect.

The suspect, Elenilson V. Souza, 30 of Everett was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle in the Nighttime, Receiving Stolen Property and several outstanding warrants.

B&E Suspect Caught Red Handed

Early this morning 12:32AM, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested suspect, Nathaniel Miller, 48 of Dorchester and charged him Attempted Breaking and Entering in the Night. Officers responded to the corner of Middleton St. and Norfolk for a report of a breaking and entering in progress. En route, officers were updated with a suspect description describing the suspect as a black male, with medium build about 5’7” in his 20s or 30s wearing jeans.  On arrival, officers observed an individual matching the suspect description walking at the end of the driveway walking away from a broken window in the rear of 403 Norfolk Street. Officers stopped the suspect and questioned him about his purpose for being there and he stated that he was walking from Blue Hill Ave. and was simply cutting through to go home. While speaking to officers, they observed that the suspect had a cut on his hand and it was bleeding. After making note of the cut on the suspect’s hand, the suspect alleged to officers that he had cut his hand while jumping the fence.

Officers then walked down the driveway and there noticed that there was a broken window on the same side of the house that the suspect had been observed walking down. Officers then spoke to an anonymous caller who confirmed that the detained suspect was indeed the same person who was observed jumping over the fence and a short while later, the sound of glass breaking heard on the side of the house.

The suspect was then arrested and charged with the above offenses.

Stupid Is, Stupid Does!

Yesterday morning around 8:30AM, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to the Hyatt Hotel located at 1 Avenue DeLafayette for a vehicle parked by valet with a gun inside of it. Officers responded to the hotel and were directed by valet staff to the car where a firearm could clearly be seen on the front seat. Officers secured the firearm and then responded to the room of the guests that owned the car. There, the two individuals who came in the car were placed under arrest after further investigation. The female suspect who had a dog with her was allowed to place her dog in a handbag and transported to the district station. The dog was taken to the station and on arrival to the station the dog was removed from the bag and upon doing so, officers discovered several plastic bags containing crack cocaine.

The two suspects, were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute.

Man with Purse Arrested

Yesterday around 1:55PM, officers were on patrol when they observed two white males lightly jogging by with a woman’s purse.  Officers continued to observe these two individuals and saw them walk over to a trash can and start going through the purse.  As the officer started walking towards the suspects, they took notice of him and started walking away. The officer ordered the suspect with the purse to stop but the suspect continued until the officer grabbed a hold of him. The suspect was able to wrestle away from the officer and fled but the officer was able to hold on to the purse. The officer pursued the suspect all the while broadcasting the suspect’s description and direction of flight. Nearby officers, based on the broadcast, a short while later stopped and individual matching the suspect’s description and stopped him despite the suspect’s attempt to act like he was just taking a stroll through the park while removing his shirt.

During the incident, the officer with the bag was approached by a woman who claimed ownership of the bag. The victim explained to officers that the suspect walked up to her and asked her for a cigarette and before she could anything, reached over, grabbed her bag and took off running.  The victim was then taken to the where the suspect had been stopped to see if she could identify him.

Upon seeing the suspect, the victim positively identified him. The suspect, Jason Webster, 21 of Harwich, MA was arrested and charged with Unarmed Robbery.

Reliable Information Leads to Gun Recovery

Last night around 6:10PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested suspect, Syrus Hampton, 20 of Mattapan and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way. Officers were able to effect this arrest after they received information from a reliable source that the suspect, who was a t a cookout on Holworthy St. was in possession of a firearm and would be leaving soon. After receiving this information, officers observed an individual matching the described suspect’s description walk to a nearby parked car. The suspect within a short time walked away and came out a little while later accompanied by a female companion who got in the driver’s seat of the car and drove away. Officers followed the car and were able to block the car within a short period time. Both parties were removed and a frisk conducted of the car which resulted in the recovery of a loaded 45 caliber gun with the assistance of a canine.

Both parties were initially taken into custody until the suspect admitted to ownership of the gun.

Straight to the Cell

Yesterday around 4:15PM, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to 647 Boylston St. /AT&T for a larceny in progress. En route, officers were told that the attempting to open an account using someone else’s identity.  On arrival, officers spoke to the store manager who reported that the suspect came in the store, and opened a corporate account a week ago purchasing 19 cell phones.  The suspect then yesterday came back and attempted to purchase an additional 18 cell phones under the same corporate account. When the suspect came back yesterday, the manager discovered through their Fraud Department that the suspect was in no way connected to the organization under whose name she had opened the account.

Officers then spoke to the suspect who reported that she owned the organization that she had opened the opened the account under but could not prove in any way her ownership. The suspect then stated that the phones were for her husband’s company but also could not provide any proof of this. Officers continued their investigation and the suspect started becoming more evasive wither answers giving several different locations for her business address, none of which were correct. The phone store then provided officers with paperwork proving the fact that the suspect had gotten the phones under the false pretense of being a company owner/employee.

The suspect, Amy May, 35 of Hampton, NH was arrested and charged with larceny by False Pretense.

Caught Carting Away the Goods

Last night around 6:59PM, officers from district C-6 (South Boston) responded to 4 O St. for a breaking and entering in progress. On arrival, officers spoke to the victims who reported that just as they arrived home, they observed an individual carrying a large object covered by a blanket walking away from their apartment. The victim then reported that they went into their apartment and noticed that they their door was kicked in and a number of items were missing from their apartment including a 42” TV, laptops and a number of other items. The victims provided officers with a description of the suspects and told them that the suspects may still be in the area since they had just been seen a short while ago.

Officers immediately started a search of the area to no avail when they were approached by a witness who stated that two suspects were observed going into 11 O Street carrying large covered items. Officers then responded to 11 O St. where they received consent from residents to search the apartment. During the search, officers recovered the items that were stolen from the basement area.  

The two suspects, Brian P. Gibson, 25 and Donald W. Calway, Jr. 25 both of South Boston were arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Breaking and Entering.

Armed Shoplifter Arrested

Around 2:30PM yesterday, Monday, June 13, 2011, officers from District A-1 (Downtown Boston) arrested suspect, Deron Smith, 18 of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Shoplifting. Suspect, Tarikah Warner, 17 of Dorchester was also arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Officers initially responded to 450 Washington St. in Downtown Boston/Macy’s for two shoplifters in custody. On arrival, officers spoke to loss prevention staff who reported that they observed the two listed suspects at the jewelry section removing items from the paper backing and putting them in their pockets. The two were stopped prior to leaving the store and detained while Boston Police was called. The two suspects were frisked and a loaded firearm recovered from suspect Smith along the shoplifted items. Suspect Warner was also found to be in possession of some shoplifted items.

You Never Who Can Understand You, So Be Careful What You Say!

Yesterday around 12:47PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the intersection of Dudley and Warren Streets. On arrival, officers approached the two parties involved in the accident and started assisting them with the exchange of information. While assisting the parties to the accident, one of the parties approached the other and started speaking in Spanish. The suspect operator, not realizing that one of the officers at the scene spoke Spanish, stated to the other, “I’m gonna kick you (expletive) as soon as the police roll away!” The victim at that time responded by saying, “I don’t know you!” but the suspect operator again repeated his threats exclaiming, “You have no idea what’s coming to you when the police leave and I don’t care!” the suspect the struck the victim in the face apparently unable to wait until officers left the scene.  

The suspect, William Sangertri, 47 of Roxbury was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery and Threats.

29 Dean Street Stolen Car Incident

Yesterday morning around 11:00AM, officers from the Governor’s Auto Theft Task Force (GATSF) were in the Rockland and Wakullah Street area when they saw a stolen unattended car. Officers from the GATSF radioed for additional units in order to maintain surveillance on the car and stop it in the event a suspect got in the car.  A short while after calling for help and prior to the arrival of additional units, the officer from the GATSF observed a suspect get in the car and start to drive away. The officer followed the car from a distance but lost sight of the car in the Blue Hill Ave. and Moreland Street area. Officers, after a brief search of the area, again located the car parked and unattended. Officers again set up surveillance on the car and after a few minutes later, they again observed a suspect get in the car and drive off. Officers again followed the car from a distance as they attempted to radio other cars in order to safely stop it.  At the intersection of Dudley and West Cottage Streets, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the car.  The car momentarily came to a stop and as an officer approached the car, the car suddenly sped up in the direction of the officer and bumped the officer forcing him to the side. The car then took off in an effort to evade officers and in the process struck two occupied cars causing damage but no injuries. Officers followed the car from a safe distance and again lost sight of the car as it continued down West Cottage St. to Brook Avenue.

Numerous police officers responded to the area and after a search located the car parked and unattended in the rear parking lot of 29 Dean Street.  A canine officer responded to this location and with the assistance of the dog located the suspect hiding underneath the rear porch of 29 Dean Street.

The suspect, Misael Fuentes, 23 of Boston was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of an accident Resulting in Property Damage, Failure to Stop for Police Officers, Operating a Motor Vehicle without Being Licensed and Possession of Burglarious Tools for items found in his backpack.