Last night around 10:32PM, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an individual breaking into a car.
En route, officers were provided with a description of the suspect as a tall mall with a gray sweatshirt. On arrival, officers observed an individual dressed in a gray sweatshirt walking up West Newton Street towards Washington Street. Officers, noticing the similarity between the suspect description and the male walking away, stopped the individual walking away for a threshold inquiry. Upon approaching the unknown male, officers observed that he was breathing heavily and that his sweatshirt was damp. The unknown male was stopped while officers further investigated the incident.
Officers responded to the car and there noticed that the driver side front window was smashed and that there were two cinder blocks at the scene which had apparently been used to break the window. Officers then spoke to a witness who stated to officers that he was home when he heard the sound of glass breaking outside and looked out of his window and observed an unknown tall male wearing a gray sweatshirt leaning inside the motor vehicle through the driver’s side window. The witness then reported that he observed the male suspect taking items out of the car and throwing them into a nearby park.
Officers had the witness respond to the location of the suspect where he was able to positively identify him as the person who had been observed leaning in the car, and throwing items out of it. The suspect, James Watson, 45 of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering in the Night.