Police & Fire

Police Arrest “Fiddler on the Roof” Imitator in North End

BPDNews.com is reporting that police officers responded to an early morning call, around 1 a.m. on Sunday, September 4th at 10 Thacher Street in Boston’s North End. The resident who called said that he heard what sounded like two people trying to break in his apartment through the skylight.

According to the tenant, the suspect or suspects attempted to break into two separate apartments before running away from the scene. A short time later, officers received a third call for a person trying to break into an apartment just around the corner on North Margin Street. On arrival, officers spoke to the tenant who stated that he heard someone on his roof trying to break into his home. After an unsuccessful attempt to gain entry, the victim believes the suspect may have jumped onto the roof of the apartment building adjacent to his.

In hot pursuit, officers jumped onto the roof of the building next door and entered the premises from above. Once inside the building, officers were met by a fourth victim who stated that the suspect was inside his apartment. According to the victim, he heard a loud noise on his roof and when he threw open his door to see what was the matter, the suspect walked into his apartment. Upon entering the apartment, officers located and arrested the suspect.

Damian Tejada, 24, of New York was arrested on multiple counts of Breaking & Entering. BPDNews adds a bit of humor, noting “at no time during the booking process was the suspect found to be in possession of a fiddle or any other music-making instrument.”

Note: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


6 Replies to “Police Arrest “Fiddler on the Roof” Imitator in North End

  1. The fiddler on the roof was playing a violin — this seems more like ‘catch me if you can’.

  2. Am I the only person who fails to see any humor about a B&E arrest? As a homeowner in the North End, I take roof access issues very seriously.

  3. Gary F ,no your not alone I fail to see any humor in the “fiddler story” as well. This could have been an extremely dangerous situation.

  4. Entering through a skylight or a rooftop door not properly locked is a concern of city dwellers, rightly so. Apartments are in very close proximity and it’s a hop, skip and a jump over the bldgs. How is it that the Boston Police Department can make such light of this event? Embarrassing !

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