Early this morning around 1:4)AM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) were on patrol in the area of 1420 Dorchester Ave./Tedeschi Food Shop when they observed a male walk in the store holding a woman’s Coach purse. Officers being familiar with the male conducted a threshold inquiry of the suspect about the purse. The suspect told officers that the bag was his girlfriend’s and provided various stories about where his girlfriend’s whereabouts. Officer’s unable to establish probable cause to arrest the suspect after questioning did however take possession of the bag asking the suspect to have his girlfriend come to the station to pick up the purse due to conflicting stories about where he was coming from and his girlfriend’s possession/ownership of the purse. In addition to taking the purse from the suspect, officers were able to ascertain the suspect’s identity in the event that this incident required further action.
Around 4:50AM, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person breaking into a car at the intersection of Greenwich Street and Freeport Streets for a person breaking into a car.
On arrival, officers observed a car with a broken passenger side window and a suspect sitting in the car. The suspect jumped out of the car and took off running as soon as he saw officers. Officers chased the suspect whose shoes fell off in the process and as they did so saw that he had a metal object with wires hanging from it. The suspect was eventually caught and the item in his hand determined to be the radio from the car he had broken into. The suspect, Timothy Campbell, 34 of Hyde Park was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Resisting arrest, and Receiving Stolen Property.
The suspect, after being arrested for breaking into the car, was subsequently charged with another count of Breaking and Entering after a victim walked into the station and reported that her car had been broken into and her gray Coach purse stolen. The victim was also able to provide a description of the purse to officers and subsequently identified the purse that officers had seized from the suspect. It should be noted that some of the victim’s items were not recovered despite the fact that the suspect had them on his person during the initial stop.