Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Tunneling to Freedom Not an Option for Three Suspects Arrested for Breaking & Entering in Roslindale


At about 3:44PM, on Friday, June 13, 2014, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a breaking & entering in progress on Tyndale Street in Roslindale.

Officers were informed via the police dispatcher that three male suspects carrying several bags were seen fleeing the area headed toward the MBTA Bellevue Commuter Rail Station. Officers familiar with the area converged on a tunnel that connects Colbert Street to McCraw Street & Belgrade Avenue. While covering both sides of the tunnel, officers observed a male on the Colbert Street-side of the tunnel (wearing green pants, white sneakers and a dark colored top) standing next to two bags. As officers approached, the suspect immediately walked away from the bags, before he was apprehended.  A search of the tunnel enabled officers to recover two additional bags. The bags contained a laptop, various jewelry, lose coins and a container of coins. Officers on the Belgrade Ave-side of the tunnel intercepted two additional male suspects trying to make good their escape.  Officers also discovered and recovered a small pile of jewelry on the street in the area of McCraw Street, as well as, a discarded pry bar.  A search of the suspects enabled officers to recover several stamps, a gold chain and two silver watches.

Witnesses on scene positively identified the suspects as the individuals seen carrying the bags.

Officers arrested and charged Marckenley Casimir, 23, of Mattapan, Ruben H. Charles, 23, of Hyde Park with Breaking and Entering a Dwelling (Daytime) and a 16 year old male juvenile from Dorchester with Breaking and Entering a Dwelling (Daytime).  

Suspects Casimir and Charles are expected to appear in West Roxbury District Court on Monday and the juvenile suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court .