Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD K-9 Unit Helps Capture Suspect Seen Breaking into Buildings on Boylston Street

 BPD K-9 Vader

BPD K-9 Vader

Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD K-9 Unit Helps Capture Suspect Seen Breaking into Buildings on Boylston Street

About 9:55AM, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 400 Boylston Street. While en route to the call, officers learned that the suspect (described as a white male in his thirties, wearing a black winter hat, red bandana, tan sweatshirt and blue jeans) was seen trying to force his entry into an apartment in the rear of 410 Boylston Street.

On arrival, promptly observed an individual, who fit the description of the suspect, climbing onto the fire escape of 400 Boylston Street and entering the building through a 2nd floor window. At this time, officers requested the assistance of a BPD K-9 handler and his dog in order to conduct a search of the building for the suspect. On arrival, the officer and his trusty K-9 partner, Vader, entered the building and, in due time, were able to locate the suspect hiding inside a crawl space under a 1st floor stairwell. When the suspect refused to surrender himself and exit the building, Vader was sent in to influence him to do otherwise. In short time, the suspect was taken into custody.

Officers arrested Sam Hess, 28, of Boston and charged him with Breaking and Entering, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing.