WOMAN GOES TO JAIL FOR PASSING BOGUS CHECKOn Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at approximately 2:30pm, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to 217 Adams Street (Citizens Bank) for a report of a woman attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Upon officer’s arrival, officers spoke to bank employees who stated that the suspect attempted to cash a check in the amount of $1,400.00. Officers spoke with the suspect who stated that she obtained the check from her company in exchange for two weeks worth of work. Officers then called the company. Upon calling the company, officers spoke with the owner who stated he had no knowledge of the suspect or a check being made out in her name. Officers arrested Zuwena Ham, 35, of Boston on the charges of Uttering a Forged Document. B-V-D BANDIT ARRESTED IN EAST BOSTON On Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at approximately 11:07pm, officers assigned to Area A-7 (East Boston) responded to the area of Princeton Street for a breaking and entering in progress. On arrival, officers observed a male, the owner of the home, detaining another male. Officers spoke to the homeowner who stated his son alerted him that someone was breaking into the first floor apartment. When the homeowner went down to investigate, the suspect fled the scene. The homeowner then exited the property and soon observed the same male walking away from the residence with two bags of clothing in his possession. The homeowner followed the suspect and confronted him in the area of 178 Marion Street. Upon confronting the suspect, the homeowner took possession of the two bags and returned to his residence. In short time, however, the victim soon discovered other items missing from his apartment. As a result, the victim returned to the suspect’s residence on Marion Street and told the suspect that he was calling the police. In the interest of resolving the issue, the suspect agreed to return to the victim’s house. While awaiting the arrival of police, the suspect removed two pairs of women’s underwear from his pocket and returned them to the victim. Officers arrested Melvin Lopez, 20, of East Boston on the charges of Receiving Stolen Property.