At about 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested one suspect after responding to a call for a male on the roof breaking into a window at 561 Boylston Street in the Back Bay. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect was observed trying to escape by jumping from roof to roof. Officers climbed a fire escape and were able to corner the suspect where he subsequently surrendered.
Boston Fire Department arrived on scene and with their assistance, officers were able to bring the suspect safely to the ground. The suspect, identified as Steven Dale Thomas, 30, of Saugus, MA, was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering. Officers also found that Thomas was wanted on an active warrant for parole violations. Thomas will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.