BPD Community Alert: Officers Investigating Breaking and Entering & Indecent Assault in the Area of Old Ironsides Way, Charlestown

At about 4:00 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, officers from District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of Old Ironsides Way. Upon arrival, officers were informed that the female victim had been sleeping in her apartment when she was indecently assaulted by an intruder who had broken into the residence. The victim screamed and awoke the other household members, and the suspect fled out of the front door.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 25 to 30 years old, 5’5” to 5’8” in height, and wearing gray sweatpants with a distinct dark gray rear pocket.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400 or the Area A Detectives at (617) 343-4248.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

If you’ve been a victim of a sexual assault that has or has not been reported to police and would feel more comfortable seeking confidential advice from a non-law enforcement agency or representative, the Boston Police Department encourages you to call the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at 1 (800) 841-8371. BARCC provides free and confidential counseling, case management, legal and medical advocacy services to survivors in the greater Boston area. To learn more about BARCC, please click on the enclosed link: www.barcc.org.