At about 1:45 AM on Saturday January 16, 2021, Detectives assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) and members of the BPD Auto Theft Unit arrested Aaron Weil, 29, of Boston, on numerous charges pursuant to an ongoing investigation into several recent incidents involving vehicles being broken into or stolen in West Roxbury and Roslindale. The officers were conducting surveillance in the area when they observed the suspect walking in the area of Cornell Street and Newburg Street in Roslindale. The suspect attempted to open each parked motor vehicle he passed and walked up and down several private driveways. When the officers and detectives stopped the suspect to speak with him, he provided them with a Russian Passport which they knew belonged to a victim of a recent motor vehicle break in the area several days prior. While continuing to speak with the suspect, it was confirmed that he was wanted on three outstanding warrants sought out of West Roxbury District Court, Malden District Court and Roxbury District Court on charges of Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class B Drugs and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.
The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on new charges of Attempt to Commit a Crime (to Wit: Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle), Receiving Stolen Goods and Trespassing. This investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.
The Boston Police Department reminds residents that the easiest step you can take to avoid being the victim of a motor vehicle break is to make sure your vehicle is locked and secured whenever unattended. Please click here for additional tips to ensure the safety of your vehicle and your property.