Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers from District D-4 Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Commercial Break-In in the South End: At about 9:20AM, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, detectives assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to the Bloom Couture Floral Studio at 769 Tremont Street for a breaking and entering report. On arrival, officers spoke to a store employee who stated that, upon opening the store at 9:10AM, she discovered that the store had been broken into. Upon looking around the store for evidence of a break-in, officers observed several signs confirming that the store had been broken into including damage to a rear exterior door, the door jamb and a cash register. After reviewing the store’s security camera, officers were able to generate a description of the suspect. Moreover, a check of fingerprints lifted from the store’s cash register and later processed by the BPD’s Latent Print Unit enabled officers to identify a potential suspect. In light of the aforementioned, detectives applied for an arrest warrant for Luis Mercado, 44, of Boston charging him with the crime.
At about 11:29AM, on Sunday, February 17, 2019, officers located and arrested the suspect in the area of 112 Southampton Street. While being taken into custody, the suspect stated, "I'm all done, this is it." Mercado is charged with Unarmed Breaking and Entering into a Building (Nighttime). The investigation remains active.
Mercado is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.