Upon arrival officers spoke with members of the State Department Diplomatic Security Service who reported they observed a man taking several pictures of the windows outside the Secretary’s Boston home. The Secret Service Agents further reported they observed an open alcohol container in the man’s vehicle and requested assistance from the Boston Police Department.
Boston Officers observed the man to be unsteady on his feet, with glassy eyes and the smell of alcohol emanating from his breath. When asked to produce identification the male suspect stated, “I cannot do that at this point”. Officers arrested the male suspect, Romanov, Vladimir, 29, of West Roxbury and charged him with Drinking Alcoholic Beverages in Public.
Officers searched the vehicle and observed a pellet gun clearly visible, along with three cell phones, a TomTom Navigation system, a black canvass bag containing several CO2 cartridges and an open container of alcohol. All of the items were seized as evidence.
Vladimir is expected in Boston Municipal Court today.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District A-1 (Downtown) detectives at 617-343-4248.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.