Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Wanted Suspect After Foot Pursuit in Roxbury


At about 9:09 PM on Thursday October. 19, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Charles Dixon, 32, of Reading, after a foot pursuit in Roxbury. The officers were on directed patrol in an effort to locate the suspect who was wanted on two outstanding warrants stemming from a domestic incident in Beverly Massachusetts the night before. The officers were familiar with the suspect due to an unrelated prior arrest and were aware that he may be in the area of the Dudley Triangle operating a white Acura sedan. Officers soon located the suspect vehicle in the area of 68 Warren Street and began to follow it as it made several turns down different side streets. The officers remained behind the vehicle, continuing to follow it without attempting to stop it until the vehicle finally pulled up to the gated entrance of the District B-2 parking lot at which time the operator slowly stepped out of the vehicle. The officers immediately recognized the suspect who then took off running through the police station parking lot with the officers close behind. The officers called off on their foot pursuit as additional responding units joined the chase. The suspect cut across several busy lanes of traffic on Dudley Street and ran into the MBTA bus station where officers were able to stop him and place him in custody after a brief struggle. The suspect will initially face arraignment in Roxbury District Court for Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension, Trespassing and Resisting Arrest in addition to the numerous charges related to the outstanding warrants.