Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Track Down Ambulance Bumping Hit-n-Run Suspect in Mattapan


At about 5:44pm, on Saturday, December 29, 2013, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident in area of Lucerne Street & Winston Road in Mattapan. 

On arrival, officers spoke to a victim who stated that a friend grabbed his car keys and stole his car. According to the victim, he and the suspect had been drinking together when the suspect decided to grab the victim’s car keys and steal the victim’s car. The victim further stated that, as the suspect was driving off, he observed the suspect come into contact with a parked car. A search of the area enabled officers to locate the stolen vehicle unoccupied in the area Tucker Street & Woodrow Ave which officers learned was in close proximity to the suspect’s home address. Officers proceeded to the suspect’s home address where the suspect was found and taken into police custody. Upon locating the suspect, officers noted that the suspect appeared to be intoxicated due to his glassy eyes, an inability to remain steady on his feet and an odor of alcohol emanating from his person. A search of the suspect enabled officers to locate the victim’s stolen car keys which were found in the suspect’s left coat pocket. 

In addition to the parked car struck in the area of Lucerne Street & Winston Road, officers located and learned of two other vehicles struck by the suspect. One of the vehicles was a parked car on Winston Road, while the other was a Boston Ambulance parked in the area of 42 Howard Street. According to the EMT’s, the suspect struck their back bumper and refused to stop.   

Officers arrested Terah Mcintyre, 31, of Boston and charged him with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Use of a Motor Vehicle Without Authority and Leaving the Scene of an Accident after Causing Property Damage. 

No injuries were reported.