Boston Police report arresting a man they say officers caught red-handed after lifting a large flat-screen TV from St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 230 Warren St. early this morning.
Officers responded to the church around 2:15 a.m. on a report of a breaking and entering, and found “a male wearing all black exit the building while carrying what appeared to be large flat screen television:”
Officers ordered suspect to stop but he ran back inside of the church.
Officers were able to locate the suspect hiding in the basement and recovered a flat screwdriver and a television remote control from the suspect’s pants pocket. Officers also observed several storage unit doors to be damaged with broken off pieces of the wood chips on the ground and visible tool marking on the wooden doors.
Trevor Walthall, 54, of Roxbury, was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime, malicious destruction of property and possession of burglarious tools, police say.
This is not Walthall’s first arrest for breaking and entering.