Community Alert: Boston Police Investigating Breaking & Entering Incidents in Hyde Park
Detectives from District E-18 (Hyde Park) are investigating incidents involving breakings and enterings into homes in Hyde Park. The breaks have occurred between December, 2012 and January, 2013. Most have occurred during the daytime. Some of the means of entry have been locked and unlocked rear windows, and rear doors being kicked in. Items taken have been jewelry, cash, and small electronics (iPods, video game systems, cell phones, etc.).
The incidents occurred at the following locations:
• Rosemont Street
• Metropolitan Avenue
• River Street
• Lexington Avenue
• Huntington Avenue
• Tileston Street
• George Street
• Lewiston Street
Suspects are described as black males, ages 16 to 21, usually walking in groups of 2 or 3. These individuals carry backpacks and sometimes walk into yards or driveways. They also may knock on your door to ascertain whether there is anyone home and if not they go to the rear of the home and gain entry. If you are home they will ask for a “friend” who supposedly lives there and then leave. If these individuals or any unknown persons are in your neighborhood please Call 911.
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.