Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating Three Breaking & Entering Incidents in Hyde Park
Detectives from District E-18 (Hyde Park) are investigating three incidents involving a person or persons breaking into homes in Hyde Park. The breaks occurred over the course of two days between Tuesday, January 2, 2013 and Wednesday, January 3, 2013. There is no description of a suspect or suspects to disseminate at this time.
The incidents occurred at the following locations:
At about 1:39pm, on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for an alarm at 16 Radcliffe Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers observed the rear doors to be slightly ajar and possibly pushed or kicked in. A victim responding to the scene informed officers that no items were taken from the home.
At about 2:20pm, on Wednesday, January 2, 2012 officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in the area of 35 Rosemont Street. On arrival, officers spoke with a victim who stated, upon returning home, she found the rear door to be ajar and the door lock damaged. The victim reported several pieces of jewelry missing from the residence.
At about 1:03am, on Thursday, January 3, 2013, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a breaking and entering in the area of 817 Canterbury Street. On arrival, officers found the door leading to the first floor apartment open. In short time, the tenant arrived home and reported that a flat screen TV and Playstation were missing from the residence.
Detectives from District E-18 are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at (617) 343.5607.
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.