1.4 min readBy Published On: August 6th, 2022Categories: News0 Comments

From BPD News:

At about 2:01 AM on Friday August 5, 2022, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) made an onsite arrest following their response to a call for a suspicious person in the area of 5 Lorenzo Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a female suspect, later identified as Erica Messina, 37, of Boston, standing on a ladder while attempting to climb through a window of the residence. The officers issued verbal commands to the suspect who complied and climbed back down without incident. The suspect was placed in custody following a brief investigation and will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Breaking and Entering (Nightime).

Please note the following BPD Safety Tips regarding Security For The Home:

  • Use sturdy doors.

  • Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer much more protection than hollow core wooden doors.

  • Use safe locks. Adding quality deadbolt locks is a great idea because they can’t be ‘popped’ the way spring-latch locks can.

  • Don ‘t buzz people into the building without knowing who they are.

  • Thieves use many disguises and some- pose as someone that they are not.

  • Strangers should be questioned as to their business in a building.

  • This can be done in a polite way and is essential.

  • Lock your windows.

  • When you are not at home, always lock your first-floor windows.

  • In a single-family home or a multi-dwelling building, the outer hallway door should be locked. If a thief has access to the inner hallway, he now has a cover from the public’s eye and extra time to break through the front door without being noticed.

  • Introduce yourself to your neighbor. Consider having a neighbor or friend watch your home when you’re on vacation.

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