At about 9:31pm, on Saturday, March 12, 2011, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) assigned to the Uphams Corner Safe Street Team were on directed patrol as a result of several reports from community members regarding cars being broken into. Officers conducted a sting operation by setting up on a motor vehicle. While monitoring the car, officers observed an individual approach the car, look inside and then walk away. In short time, the suspect returned, entered the car and stole several items including an Xbox Video Game System. Upon seeing this, officers promptly approached the suspect and took him into custody.

Officers arrested Joao Ortet, 32, of Boston and charged him with Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle and Receiving Stolen Property.