Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Fiddler on the Roof Imitator in the North End

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Fiddler on the Roof Imitator in the North End: At about 12:53am, on Sunday, September 4, 2016, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a person breaking into an apartment at 10 Thacher Street in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the tenant who stated he heard what sounded like two males trying to break into his apartment through his skylight. According to the tenant, the suspect or suspects attempted to break into two separate apartments before running away from the scene. A short time later, officers received a third call for a person trying to break into an apartment just around the corner on North Margin Street. On arrival, officers spoke to the tenant who stated that he heard someone on his roof trying to break into his home. After an unsuccessful attempt to gain entry, the victim believes the suspect may have jumped onto the roof of the apartment building adjacent to his. In hot pursuit, officers jumped onto the roof of the building next door and entered the premises from above. Once inside the building, officers were met by a fourth victim who stated that the suspect was inside his apartment. According to the victim, he heard a loud noise on his roof and when he threw open his door to see what was the matter, the suspect walked into his apartment. Upon entering the apartment, officers located and arrested the suspect. Damian Tejada, 24, of New York was transported to District A-1 (Downtown) where he was booked on two (2) counts of Breaking & Entering a Residence at Nighttime and two (2) counts of Attempted Breaking & Entering a Residence at Nighttime. Note: At no time during the booking process was the suspect found to be in possession of a fiddle or any other music-making instrument.