At about 11:07pm, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a report of vandalism in the area of 37 Hillside Street. On arrival, officers spoke to witnesses who stated that they observed a white male, wearing a blue t-shirt and khaki shorts, breaking and punching side mirrors off of car doors. According to witnesses, the suspect, along with three other people, entered a house in the area of 36 Cherokee Street. Officers proceeded to that address and, on arrival, were able to see a trail of blood entering the location. Upon seeing the blood trail, officers announced their presence and began knocking on the front door. When no one came to the door, officers stated, unless someone answered the door, they would have no other choice other than to force their way in. Given the presence of blood in and around the location, there was concern that someone inside the location may have been suffering from a serious injury. However, in short time, the door was opened. Once inside the location, officers were able to track the trail of blood to a bathroom door.  When officers entered the bathroom, officers located and observed a white male attempting to wash blood off of his hands. The individual matched the description of the suspect. When officers asked the individual how he cuts his hands, the suspect stated, “I know I made a mistake and I'm sorry. I'll pay whomever I have to for the mirrors." 

A search of the street enabled officers to locate three cars with damage to their mirrors. 

Officers arrested Elias Ruhland, 23, of Boston and charged him with the Willful & Malicious Destruction of Property.


At about 5:21 am, Wednesday, May 26, 2010, officers from Area A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for an as assault and battery in progress at the corner Bennington and Porter Streets. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that he was in the process of withdrawing money from the ATM at the Bank of America when two individuals approached, pushed him down and took his money. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspects over the police radio. In short time, officers were able to locate two individuals who looked like the suspects. While the suspects were being detained, the victim was brought to the scene. Once on scene, the victim looked at the suspects and said, “That’s them.”

Officers arrested Henry Boyd, 21, of Boston and a 16 year-old male of Boston and charged both with Unarmed Robbery. 

A search of the immediate area where the suspects were found enabled officer to see and recover the victim’s ATM card