Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating Reports of Several Breaking and Entering in the Mission Hill Area of Roxbury
Detectives from District B-2 (Roxbury) are investigating five incidents of breaking and entering in the Mission Hill Area. The breaks occurred between December 13th and December 17th. In several of these incidents, the suspect/s was able to gain entry through unlocked doors and windows. There is no description of the suspect/s at this time.
The incidents occurred at the following locations:
At about 10:08pm on Thursday, December 13, 2012 officers responded to a call for breaking and entering in the area of Wensley Street. The suspect is believed to have gained entry through an unlocked rear window. Several electronic items were stolen.
At about 4:00am on Friday, December 14, 2012, officers responded to a radio call for breaking and entering in the area of Cherokee Street. There were no signs of forced entry. A flat screen television was taken from the residence.
At about 6:00pm on Monday, December 17, 2012, officers responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of the 800 block of Huntington Avenue. The suspect is believed to have entered through a bedroom window. An Apple Mac book was stolen.
At about 2:00pm on Monday, December 17, 2012, officers responded to a radio call for breaking and entering in the area of Calumet Street. The suspect is believed to have entered the residence through a basement door. A Mac book and an Apple iPod were taken.
At about 4:58pm on Monday, December 17, 2012, officers responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering at 1481 Tremont Street, the Tobin Community Center. The suspect is believed to have pried a door open to a storage room and stole 15 new baseball gloves and a 42” flat screen television.
Detectives from District B-2 are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is encouraged to call District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343.4275.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.
Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe:
- A strong door is a good door. Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer greater protection than hollow core wooden doors.
- Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks to your exterior doors adds and provides greater security to your residence.
- Lock your windows especially those that are easily accessible to unwanted intruders. Windows on the first floor or basement levels should always be locked.
- In a single family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should always be locked. Access to the inner hallway, provides access to anyone who seeks to break into your residence.
- Know your neighbors and keep an eye out for them and their property. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.
- Consider joining or organizing a Neighborhood Crime Watch group. For more info on how to join, call (617) 343.4345.
- Call 911 to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
- Call your local district station and request a home security analysis.
- Don’t leave valuables where they can be seen from outside the home.
- Make sure Roommates and other tenants know to keep their doors and windows locked.