Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis last week assisted in finding a car that had been reported stolen and the subsequent arrest of a 14-year-old.
Davis was driving in Roxbury around 9 p.m. Saturday when he spotted a parked car matching the description of a vehicle reported stolen earlier in the day, said spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca.
Davis called a dispatcher, and officers sent to the area of Cardington and Cobden streets found and arrested the teenage boy on charges of using a vehicle without authority and driving without a license, Fiandaca said.
Davis was not available for comment.
The car was allegedly taken by the teenage daughter of the woman who reported the theft, Fiandaca said.
The mother told police that her daughter, who had the keys to the car but was not allowed to drive it, had taken the vehicle to pick up a friend who had a firearm. No firearm was found, Fiandaca said.
The 14-year-old was arraigned Monday in juvenile court, where a not-delinquent plea was entered on his behalf. No bail was requested and the boy was released, said Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
The boy will be required to write a two-page essay explaining how the charges could affect his future. He is scheduled to return to court June 28.Todd Feathers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.