Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Suspect Runs But Can’t Hide After BPD K-9 Arrives on the Scene of a Breaking & Entering Incident in Dorchester

BPD K-9 Duke

At about 5:00 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a commercial alarm at the Pleasant View Market located at 1 Savin Hill Avenue in Dorchester. When the first officer arrived on scene, he observed an individual standing near a shattered window in front of the store. The officer noticed that there was a large amount of glass on the ground mixed with loose coins. When the officer went to speak with the man, he immediately took off running towards Dorchester Avenue. The officer pursued the suspect but lost sight of him near 29 Savin Hill Avenue at which time additional units began to set a perimeter in the immediate area while a BPD K-9 Unit responded. BPD K-9 ‘Duke’ quickly arrived on scene with his handler and began to canvass the area. Duke soon located the suspect hiding underneath a delivery van parked in the rear of 1111 Dorchester Avenue. The suspect, identified as Willie Jenkins, 50, of Boston, was then placed in custody without further incident and transported back to the station. Officers recovered an unopened pack of cigarettes and an unscratched Mass Lottery scratch ticket underneath the van along with other evidence connected to the incident. During the booking process, officers seized seven additional packs of cigarettes, two more scratch tickets and nearly fifty dollars in loose change with shattered glass mixed in with it. Jenkins will appear in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Breaking and Entering, Larceny and Destruction of Property.