At about 1:45 AM, on Saturday, October 4, 2014, officers from District E5 (West Roxbury) responded to an alarm at the Washington Irving Middle School at 114 Cummins Highway, Roslindale. On arrival, officers began a check of the school's perimeter and heard sounds coming from inside the school. At one point officers heard the school public address system go off and a male voice talking. The officers continued to hear noises from inside the school. Soon after hearing the noises inside the school, one officer who was positioned outside observed three white males quickly exit a side door of the school. The suspects began to leave the area when they observed the officers and began to run away jumping fence. Officers at the scene gave chase as the suspects separated to elude capture.
After a brief foot pursuit and the use of a BPD K-9, officers were able to apprehend two of the three juveniles trying to flee the area. One individual was able to make good his escape.
Officers returned to the school and made entry to find at least 10 classrooms and their contents ransacked, several windows broken and electronic equipment damaged. Damage was also found to the display cases in the front hall and several cash registers in the cafeteria.
Both Juveniles were arrested and face the following charges: Delinquent to wit; breaking and entering, nighttime to commit a felony; Delinquent to wit; malicious destruction of property; Delinquent to wit; resisting arrest and Delinquent to wit; larceny from a building under $250.00.