Two Arrested for B&ELast night around 8:03PM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to 16 Ridgewood St. in Dorchester for a breaking and entering in progress.
On arrival, officers secured the perimeter of the house in order to prevent the escape of the suspects. Shortly after securing the perimeter of the house while standing at the back door of the house, officers observed a suspect come running out of the rear door and attempt to jump over the porch banister. Officers were able to grab the suspect and detain him pending further investigation. Officers then entered the house and conducted a search for the other described suspect. Officers were unable to find anyone inside the other apartment s but detected some sound coming from the third floor porch. Officers then went to the porch and there another suspect hiding in the corner of the porch.
Suspects, Norman Leary, 29, of Dorchester and Israel Ruggs, 39, of Mattapan were arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime. During a further search of the apartment, officers found empty alcohol containers, crack pipes, belts and spoons, trash and damage done to different parts of the apartment.
What Else Could Be Wrong?
At approximately 9:00PM on Sunday, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol when they observed a car fail to stop for a red light at the intersection of Blue Hill Ave. and Moreland Street. Officers followed the car and conducted a traffic stop on Malcolm X Boulevard.
Officers approached the operator and requested of him his license and registration. The operator responded to officers’ questions and stated that he had neither document with him. Officers queried the plate on the car and found out that it was attached and belonged to another car, and that it was not insured or registered. Officers then did a query of the operator’s information and found that he had no license, and that he had a couple of outstanding warrants.
The operator, Ricky Reid, 43, of Dedham was arrested and charged with the two outstanding warrants, Driving without Being Licensed, Attaching Plates, Operating an Uninsured and Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Stop for a Red Light.
Another Gun Taken Off the Streets
Last night around 10:28PM, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested suspect, Troy Barnes, 17, of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Trespassing.
Officers initially responded to the intersection of Evelyn and Norfolk Streets for a fight. On arrival, officers observed two individuals at that corner and attempted to stop them both for a threshold inquiry but one immediately fled. Officers provided a description of this fleeing individual along with the area that the suspect was last observed. Other responding units to the scene, shortly after hearing the description, observed three individuals coming from the area that the suspect was last observed. The suspect, who was amongst the three stopped individuals, was breathing heavily, shaking and had a rapid heart rate. In addition, the suspect’s clothing was inappropriate for the weather conditions, wearing a large winter coat, and the suspect’s answers to officers’ questions about where he was coming from were suspect. The suspect stated that he had not been walking with the other two people stopped whereas they said that they had been walking with him. During a pat frisk of the suspect, officers recovered contraband for which he was issued a civil citation.
Officers then retraced the suspect’s direction of flight to a back yard and there located a loaded semi-automatic gun hidden. The suspect was then arrested and charged accordingly.