Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Two for Possession of Burglarious Tools in South Boston


At about 7:52 PM, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, while on patrol, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) made an onsite arrest in the area of A Street and Binford Street in South Boston.

While investigating recent motor vehicle breaks in the area, officers observed a red Honda Civic, occupied by two individuals, driving slowly through the streets in the area. As the vehicle stopped, officers observed a Hispanic male exit the car and walk toward a parked vehicle. The suspect then proceeded to utilize a flash light in an effort to look in to the backseat of multiple parked vehicles. Upon seeing officers, the male suspect got back into the car and fled the scene. Officers broadcast a description of the suspect vehicle, which further allowed other officers to stop the vehicle in the area of A St. and Binford St. As officers approached the vehicle, the female operator dropped a metal object in the center console. Officers discovered two stainless steel window punch designed to shatter glass, along with multiple electronic devices including a GPS with a home location in Chestnut Hill.

Arrested was Erica Flores, 23, of Roxbury and Juan Pinales, 26, of Mattapan. Flores is charged with Attempted B&E Non Residential and Possession of Burglarious Tools while Pinales is charged with Attempted Auto Theft as well as Possession of Burglarious Tools.