Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Speedy Response Enables BPD Officers to Catch Car Thief Still Sitting in the Car He Had Just Broken Into

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Speedy Response Enables BPD Officers to Catch Car Thief Still Sitting in the Car He Had Just Broken Into: At about 10:20am, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person breaking into cars in the area of 35 Westville Street. According to the caller, the suspect was a bald, black male wearing a black t-shirt, gray shorts/pants while carrying a black backpack. On arrival, officers quickly scanned the area and promptly observed an individual - matching the description of the suspect - sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked Honda Civic. While approaching the car, officers observed the suspect attempting to avoid detection by ducking down and moving around in the seat. While removing the suspect from the car, officers observed a black backpack sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle. The suspect confirmed that the bag belonged to him. A search of the bag enabled officers to see and take possession of a white, rock like substance believed to be a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine), along with several credit cards, cell phones and driver’s licenses not belonging to the suspect. Officers arrested James Simmons, 43, of Boston and charged him with Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Class B Drug (Crack Cocaine), Possession of Burglarious Tools and Receiving Stolen Property.