Around 5:37PM yesterday evening, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to 30 Walnut Ave. in Egleston Square.
On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who reported that he had borrowed money from a young Hispanic male on Saturday and when he failed to pay the suspect the following day, the suspect retaliated by throwing a rock through his window. The victim provided officers with a description of the suspect including the fact that he usually wears a Red Sox hat and further informed officers that the suspect regularly “hang out” outside a house located a few doors down from 30 Walnut Park. Victim further told officers that the suspect also sold drugs.
Officers then drove to the described location to look for the suspect but did not see find him but rather saw several other young men none of whom matched the suspect description. Officers returned to the station after looking for the suspect to no avail and were in the process of writing a report when they were again called back to the victim’s location and informed that the suspect had just been observed sitting on a porch in front of 42 Walnut Park, the same location officers had previously been informed about. Officers were provided with additional specific identifying information on the suspect but told that he had changed his shirt to a white one.
Officers responded to 42 Walnut Park and there observed an individual matching the suspect description along with another young man. Officers approached both young men and learned that neither lived at that address. While speaking to the suspect and his companion, officers observed a red Sox hat turned upside down next to the two which had a plastic bag with an of white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine. On closer inspection, officers discovered three more similar bags of white rock like substance secreted within the lining of the hat. Both individuals seated next to the hat denied owning the hat nor knowing anything about the hat.
The victim was able to make a positive identification of the suspect, a 15 year-old male from Jamaica Plain who threw the rock through his window and he was consequently charged with Malicious Destruction of Property. In addition to the above charge, suspect was also charged with Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute within 1,000’ of a School Zone, and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. The second suspect, Jesus Ramos, 23 of Roxbury was also charged with Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Class B with Intent to Distribute within 1,000’ of a School Zone, and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws.