Caught in Southie
The following is a press release regarding the arrest in connection with recent thefts of packages being delivered in South Boston. The suspects were literally caught in Southie.
At about 2:15 PM on Monday, December 14, 2015, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for reports of three males stealing packages from residents’ porches in the area of East Fourth and N Streets. Upon arrival, officers spoke to witnesses who reported that three males were stealing packages from residents’ porches, ripping open the boxes, and stuffing the contents into shopping bags. Officers broadcast the suspects’ descriptions and direction of flight and began to canvass the area.
Shortly thereafter, two Boston police officers performing a detail in the area of East Second and Emmett Streets observed one male fitting the description of one of the suspects. Upon stopping the male, officers observed that he was carrying a shopping bag filled with merchandise, some of which displayed the shipping addresses of victims on East Fourth Street. This suspect was identified and taken into custody. During the investigation, officers were informed that the two other suspects had been located in the area of Columbia and Marine Road. After further investigation, the two males were also identified and taken into custody.
Forty-seven-year-old Robert MacNeil of Dorchester, 19-year-old Johnny Sadm of Dorchester, and 19-year-old Cody Urban of South Boston were arrested and charged with Larceny over $250.