Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Chase Down Two Suspects After Breaking Into Downtown Bar


At about 2:22 AM on Tuesday September 15, 2015, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown Boston) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering at the Times Irish Pub and Restaurant located at 112 Broad Street.  On arrival, officers observed two suspects matching the given description attempting to hide behind the bar area inside the restaurant.  The two suspects, later identified as Jason Smith, 46, of Andover and Laura Riddle, 42, of Tewksbury, then suddenly fled out of a rear door of the building.  The female suspect was quickly apprehended and placed in custody in the area of Wharf Center while the male suspect led officers on a foot chase which lasted several minutes, eventually ending in the area of 1 International Place.

Both suspects were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Breaking and Entering a Building With Intent to Commit a Felony.