Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers from District D-14 Arrest Three Suspects in Overnight Scooter Theft in Brighton


At about 12:40 AM on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to call for a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle in the area of 48 Strathmore Road. Officers received information that three males were observed cutting the lock off a scooter that was attached to a pole and placing the scooter in a white van. Upon arrival, officers were able to stop the white van as it pulled away from the scene. Officers viewed nearby surveillance video and, on the video, observed the three suspects putting a scooter into the back of the white van after they had cut the lock with bolt cutters.

Officers arrested Jose Puente, 21, of Dorchester, Juan Cruz, 21, of Brighton and a juvenile male, 17 of Dorchester, and charged them with Larceny, Possession of Burglarious Tools, and Buying/ Receiving Stolen Goods. All three suspects will be arraigned in Brighton District Court.