Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Three in Christmas Day Armed Home Invasion


At about 6:30 AM on Friday, December 25, 2015, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 1115 Saratoga Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed that the front door leading to the common area had been forced in. Officers hurried into the residence and ascended the stairs. As they approached the second floor landing, they observed three males, one holding a bat and another wielding a 4-inch folding knife. Officers drew their department-issued firearms and gave commands for the suspects to drop the weapons and show their hands. The suspects immediately dropped the weapons, however, one of the males attempted to duck out of sight behind a corner on the third floor. After a brief struggle, officers were able to take all three suspects into custody. Officers spoke with the victims who stated they had heard banging on the first-floor door and retreated the second floor apartment before the suspects had gained entry.

Officers arrested 23-year-old Jose Ventura, 20-year-old Jeremy Ventura, and 33-year-old Francisco Ramirez, all from Lynn, for Armed Home Invasion and Destruction of Property. The suspects will be arraigned Monday in East Boston District Court.