At about 4:53pm, on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, officers from Area A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for an out of control son in the area of 73 Lexington Street. On arrival, officers spoke to the mother who stated that her son lost his temper and, in an enraged state, proceeded to tear apart the house. Officers observed broken furniture throughout the apartment. Specifically, officers observed a turned over kitchen table, two broken kitchen chairs and broken light fixture in the kitchen ceiling. According to the mother, her son got angry after she prepared a meal he didn’t like. Officers also observed some kind of food splattered all over the kitchen. A search of the area enabled officers to locate the suspect in close proximity to his home.
Once located, officers arrested Marcelino Valentin, 24, of Boston and charged him with the Willful & Malicious Destruction of Property.