Four Teenagers Arrested for Breaking Into and Stealing Items Out of a USPS Mailbox in Jamaica Plain —

FOUR FACING CHARGES: At about 6:58 AM, on Monday, January 20, 2020, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) arrested four individuals after responding to a call for a larceny in progress in the area of 141 Green Street in Jamaica Plain. While en route to the call, officers were advised and apprised that one of the suspects was observed attempting to steal mail out of a United States Postal Service Mailbox near the above location. Officers also learned and were provided a description of a motor vehicle possibly belonging to one of the suspects which was observed idling nearby.

Responding officers were able to locate and stop the suspect’s motor vehicle as it was attempting to leave the scene. With the vehicle stopped, officers approached and made contact with the operator of the vehicle, later identified as a 17-year-old male from Dorchester, and three male passengers later identified as Carlos Delossantos, 18, of Roslindalea 17-year-old male from Roxbury and a 17-year-old male from Roslindale.

Upon discovering that the operator of the vehicle was unlicensed and did not possess a valid driver’s license, officers instructed all occupants of the car to vacate the vehicle. While the occupants were exiting the vehicle, officers observed several pieces of torn-open mail, numerous credit cards, checks and other evidence on the rear passenger floor of the car (see photo). In light of the above, all suspects were placed under arrest and charged with Larceny Over $250. They are all expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.