Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted for Armed Carjacking in Roxbury

 

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted for Armed Carjacking in Roxbury: At about 1:01pm, on Monday, January 2, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a carjacking in he area of Walnut Ave and Bower Street. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that the suspect (described as a black male with dreads, blood-shot eyes and a missing front tooth) jumped into the back seat of the vehicle, grabbed at this waist area in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a weapon and then ordered both the operator and front seat passenger out of the car. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspect and stolen motor vehicle over the police radio. In short time, officers located and stopped a car fitting the description of the vehicle stolen. While officers were talking to the operator, the victim was brought to the scene for the purposes of positively identifying the suspect. Once on scene, the victim looked at the suspect and stated, “That’s him.” Officers arrested James Mendes, 25, of Boston and charged him with Carjacking. Suspect is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow in Roxbury District Court.