Police Arrest Suspect in Dorchester Breaking and Entering


At about 6:48 PM on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Officers from district B-2 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 16 Lingard Street.

The caller stated that two black males wearing dark clothes exited the vacant building. Witnesses stated the two males were now at the side of the building. Upon arrival officers observed one black male wearing dark clothes running through backyards making his way toward Chamblet Street/Hartford Street. Several people stood outside their homes pointing the direction the male was traveling.

Officers observed a black male with no shirt and dark green sweatpants walking out of the backyard of 28 Hartford Street. Officers escorted the male, identified as the suspect to the street. The officers located the suspect’s black t-shirt and keys on the back porch of 28 Hartford Street.

Witnesses also identified the suspect as the man they saw running through the backyards towards Chamblet Street/Hartford Street. Officers placed the suspect under arrest and transported him to Area B-2 for booking.

Issac Gaskins, 27, of Dorchester, is charged with Breaking and Entering to a Building.

Officers responded to Half Moon Street where the suspect stated his car was parked and recovered the stolen copper.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District B-2 (Dorchester) detectives at 617-343-4275.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.