At about 1:55 AM on Tuesday August 15, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) placed a juvenile suspect in custody after a reported breaking and entering in the area of 2290 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol on River Street when they were approached by a passerby who stated that someone had just shattered a glass door of a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts and entered the building. Officers quickly arrived on scene and observed the suspect, later identified as a 14-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester, attempting to pry open an ATM machine inside the business with a yellow crowbar in hand. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect exited the building and fled on foot but was placed in custody without further incident after a brief pursuit. The suspect has since been arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Breaking and Entering of a Building, Willful and Malicious Destruction of Property and Possession of Burglarious Tools.
“I find it troubling that we have a young suspect in this case who is out so late committing a very serious property crime” said Commissioner Evans. “A kid this age should be getting ready for back to school instead of going to court. I hope this serves as a wake up call for him and that he’s able to start making choices that will help him turn things around.”