UPDATE: Tip from Concerned Community Member Enables BPD to Locate Vehicle Sought in Roslindale Hit and Run

At about 11:50 PM, on Thursday, May 21, 2015, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a call for a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian in the area of Washington and Walworth Streets. On arrival, officers observed a male victim, believed to be in his early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be life threatening injuries. The victim remains hospitalized at this time.

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, detectives from District E-5 were able to locate the operator and the motor vehicle involved in the incident.  The car has been towed and will be processed after a search warrant is acquired. The operator, 25 year-old Eddie Cartagena of Boston, has been interviewed by detectives and will be summonsed to appear in West Roxbury District Court on several motor vehicle related charges.

The BPD would like to thank the member of our community who stepped up and provided the necessary information which led to the identification of this suspect.  Anyone wishing to make an anonymous tip for any other ongoing BPD investigations can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.