At about 2:30pm, on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) and members of the Governor\’s Auto Theft Strike Force (GATSF) were on patrol when they observed a suspicious looking motor vehicle parked in the area of 516 Columbia Road. Specifically, officers noted and observed that the motor vehicle had what appeared to be a damaged or popped ignition. A check of the motor vehicle’s registration status, through the Registry of Motor Vehicles, confirmed that the car had been reported stolen several days earlier. Armed with this information, officers set up surveillance on the car. In short time, officers observed an individual approach and enter the motor vehicle. As a result, officers moved in and took the suspect into custody.
When asked to produce the key or keys belonging to the car, the suspect stated, “There are no keys. I found the car already popped.” The suspect further stated that he had found the car unattended the day before. When asked to explain why he got into the car, the suspect stated, “I knew it was stolen .. so .. I wanted to use it.”
Officers arrested Gary Dyer, 48, of Boston and charged him with and charged him with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle.