Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Unarmed Robber Arrested in Dorchester


At about 11:50 PM on February 28, 2014, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) affected an on-site arrest at the Tedeschi’s Store located in the area of 1580 Dorchester Avenue.

While inside the Tedeschi’s, an off-duty Boston police officer recognized a suspect with active warrants standing at the cashier’s counter making a purchase.  The off-duty officer notified his on-duty colleagues, who confirmed the active warrants in the system and responded to the location with the “Wanted” poster in hand.  When the officers presented the poster to the suspect, the suspect did confirm his identity, and asked the officers if he could turn himself in on Monday to avoid spending the weekend in jail. 

The officers placed 21-year-old Mahkeem Anthony Finklea of Dorchester under arrest by virtue of five default warrants for Unarmed Robbery.