Boston Police Arrest Male for Home Invasion in Dorchester
At about 12:34am on Friday, November 23, 2012, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a Breaking and Entering at 3 Harvest Terrace,Dorchester.
On arrival officers spoke with the victim, who was holding a black Adidas jacket. The victim stated the jacket was left behind by a male suspect who had fled on foot a few minutes earlier. The victim further reported he was in his apartment when he heard someone continuously banging on the door to a lower floor apartment. As he opened the door a male with a black jacket covering his head, forcefully pushed the door open and charged him. A violent struggle ensued inside the apartment between the male suspect and the victim. The victim stated he was able to gain control of the male and force him back into the hallway where the male suspect fell down a flight of stairs, then fled.
Officers searched the area and a male wearing a torn black tank top was observed attempting to climb a chain linked fence a few blocks away. The suspect was positively identified by the victim.
The male suspect, Erick Lopez, 25, of Revere was arrested for Home Invasion and Assault and Battery.