POLICE ARREST ONE FOR DAMAGING A TOW TRUCKAt about 10:59pm, on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person with a knife in the area of 138 Blue Hill Avenue. On arrival, officers spoke with the caller, a tow truck driver who stated that he was in the process of towing a car that was illegally parked in a private lot when an individual approached and stated that the car belonged to him.
According to the tow truck driver, the owner of the car demanded that his car be lowered off the truck. The tow truck driver stated that he informed the owner that he could and would lower the car but, doing so, would require a payment. At this point, the tow truck driver states that the suspect entered his car and tried to drive the car off the truck. When this failed, the driver says the suspect exited the car with a knife in his possession. With knife in hand, the driver says the suspect attempted to cut his car down. Officers observed that the tow straps had been cut or severed. Officers were able to locate and take possession of the knife.
Officers arrested Erik Nixon, 21, of Boston and charged him with the Willful & Malicious Destruction of Property.
At about 2:25am, July 1, 2009, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a person breaking into a residence in the area of 288 Amory Street. According to the caller, a white male with brown hair (wearing a black jacket) was trying to enter her residence. On arrival, officers went to the rear of the residence. Once out back, officers observed and located a pair of blue jeans, a pair of white sneakers and a brown hat lying on the ground. Upon looking through the residence, officers located a suspect hiding on the 2nd floor porch. Upon locating the suspect, officer noted that the suspect was wearing boxer shorts, a t-shirt and a black jacket.
According to the victim, she was inside her residence when she heard someone or something on the back porch. Upon hearing the noise, she called police. Upon looking at the rear door, officers noted that the screen was torn. According to the victim, the screen was undamaged prior to the incident.
Officers arrested Frank Drago, 26, of Stoneham and charged him with Attempted Breaking & Entering a Residence (night).