Attempted break-in halted

On January 29, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to an Endicott Ave. residence Friday evening on reports of a possible break-in in progress.

The female resident had reportedly been woken by a cracking sound coming from a window at the rear of her home. As she phoned and spoke with police, she reportedly continued hearing the cracking sound.

Officers arrived and began searching outside the residents. They reportedly heard a rustling sound as they neared the rear of the building.

The officers illuminated the area with their flashlights and spotted a man, later identified as Jose Velazquez, 38, of Dorchester, attempting to hop a fence. He was ordered down from the fence and eventually persuaded to cooperate with the officers.

Velazquez was immediately apprehended and taken to the front of the residence to be held as the scene was secured.

An examination of the window in question showed that the screen had been cut and pushed up. Wood shavings were also found inside, near the window, police said

A screwdriver was reportedly found on the ground where Velazquez was apprehended.

Velazquez was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a burglarious instrument, felony nighttime breaking and entering, and resisting arrest.


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