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.
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.