Police scale fire escape in the North End to arrest man for break-in

Boston police responded to reports of a man on a fire escape in the city's North End neighborhood early Sunday morning.

A pedestrian protects himself from the rain on Salem Street in the North End neighborhood of Boston, MA on April 25, 2018.
A pedestrian protects himself from rain on Salem Street in the North End, April 25, 2018. –Craig F. Walker / Globe Staff

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police scaled an apartment building’s fire escape to arrest a man for breaking and entering.

Police responded to reports of a man on a fire escape in the city’s North End neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Officers spoke to a resident who said someone had just kicked in their window, but couldn’t find the suspect in that apartment.

They then heard glass fall from a fifth-floor apartment. Police climbed the fire escape and entered the apartment through a broken window to find the suspect in bed. The man, Kevin Dean of Bolton, Connecticut, told police he lived there but failed to provide proof of residency.

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He has been charged with breaking and entering, destruction of property and disturbing the peace. Dean will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court and his attorney could not be immediately identified.