On August 4th, 2018 at about 4:29 AM, officers assigned to District C-6 received a radio call for a commercial alarm, with glass breaking in the area of 120 Boston Street, the location of DJ’s market.
An employee stated the market was closed and she was working inside. She heard the sound of glass breaking in the front area of the store. The employee activated the stores panic alarm, and called the owner of the market, who was close-by.
The owner observed 2 suspects fleeing from the store, getting on bicycles and riding off in the direction of Mt Vernon Street, with property taken from the store.
Boston EMS Lieutenant Calter was on patrol when he heard the sound of breaking glass and then observed both suspects flee from the store. Lieutenant Calter saw suspect #1 fall from his bicycle and immediately restrained the suspect. He was found to be in possession of a plastic trash bag filled with lottery tickets and packs of cigarettes, that were later found to have been taken from the store.
Arriving officers took suspect #1 into custody charged him with B & E of a commercial building, nighttime.
Lieutenant Calter is commended for his actions in apprehending a dangerous felon while on duty alone and unarmed. For his dedicated efforts, Lieutenant Calter is hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.