Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Several Break-ins in the Greater Boston Area


At about 5:45 PM on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 11 Abbot St. Officers were informed that a male exiting a red Honda was bleeding from his face and appeared to be armed with a firearm.  Officers located a male fitting that description in the area, however, he immediately fled from officers, first in his vehicle then on foot. The male was eventually located in the area of 214 Harvard Street and was suffering from a laceration to his arm. Officers detained the male, while additional units followed a trail of blood that lead officers to 6 Vesta Road, where officers observed that the male had broken into the basement. Further investigation also revealed that the red Honda had been reported stolen out of Canton. No firearm was located.

As a result of further investigation, property belonging to individuals from Milton and Canton was recovered from the suspect and the stolen vehicle. Detectives contacted Milton and Canton authorities and confirmed that the property had been stolen from multiple breaks in both towns over the past two days. These incidents include residential breaks and a break-in at the 99 Restaurant in Canton earlier on Tuesday morning. Milton detectives also provided B-3 detectives with video showing the suspect using his arm to break a window in Milton, causing his injury. Detectives determined that, in addition to the break-in at 6 Vesta Road, the suspect has also been connected to recent break-ins in Milton, Canton, Avon, Hingham, Hanover, Norwell, and a stolen car from Hyde Park. 

The suspect, 50-year-old Daniel Mulholland of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering (Daytime), Receiving Stolen Property, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Refusal to Submit.