On Monday, August 10, 2009 at approximately 10:44am, officers assigned to area E-13 (Jamaica Plain), responded to 74 Perkins Street for a report of a Breaking & Entering in progress. The caller informed the dispatcher that there was someone attempting to kick down the front door. The noise was so loud that the dispatcher could hear it over the phone line. The lone resident was instructed to retreat to the attic and await the arrival of the police.Officers arrived on-scene and immediately observed damage to the front door, that they recognized to be, consistent with a forced entry. The door was wide open and wood fragments were on the ground inside the residence.
Due to the officers’ timely response, it was believed there was a high likelihood that the suspect may still be within the home. Officers setup a perimeter of the property while several officers made entry. After clearing the first floor officers ascended the staircase to the second floor and a loud noise was heard. At this time, an officer taking a surveillance position at the rear of the house radioed to the other units that the suspect had just jumped out of the second floor window in order to avoid capture. The suspect immediately fell to the ground and held his leg. Officers approached the suspect and observed his leg bone to have a serious break. A black bag was also located containing numerous items belonging to the homeowner. The contents within the bag contained numerous pieces of jewelry and a Bose radio system. The suspect was positively identified by the victim and placed into custody. He was then transported to Brigham & Women’s Hospital with his shin bone protruding away from his leg.
If it were not for the officer’s quick response and application of the training they have received for such an incident the suspect may have eluded apprehension.
Officers arrested Edward Ernest Remy, 49 of Dorchester on the charges of Breaking & Entry (Dwelling House-day) by Force, Willful and Malicious Destruction of Property and Larceny over Two-Hundred-Fifty-Dollars.