BPD Community Alert: Boston Police Investigates House Break-Ins in the Dorchester Neighborhood

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating several reports of home break-ins that occurred in the area of St. Marks Parish and the Shawmut Train Station in District C-11 (Dorchester) this month. Officers have taken reports from at least four victims who stated their homes were broken into in the early morning hours while multiple residents were in the home. All victims have reported there was no property stolen from their homes. The suspect is described as a black male with a slim build, about 5'8"-5'10" tall, and wearing a black shirt and dark pants.

The BPD reminds all members of the community that although officers are actively and stringently patrolling these areas, the police encourage the community’s assistance in raising awareness and safe-guarding against victimization.

Anyone with information regarding the circumstances surrounding these incidents is strongly urged to contact Boston Police District C-11 Detectives at 617-343-4581.

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

SAFETY TIPS:

  • Officers advise community members to make sure all windows and doors of the home are locked and secured at night,
  • If you return home and something looks questionable (e.g. a slit screen, broken window, or open door) do not go inside. Call 911 from a safe location.
  •  Be sure you have blinds or curtains on your windows to discourage people from looking into your home. Always keep your windows covered at night and leave lights on in a few rooms.
  • Turn outdoor lights on from dusk to dawn to make your property more visible. All entrances should be well lit.