By SCOTT JACKSON
Quincy police arrested two Boston men Tuesday afternoon and charged them in connection with a breaking and entering that took place in Wollaston. Two other suspects linked to the crime remained at large as of Wednesday morning.
The breaking and entering in progress on Sherman Street was reported shortly 3 p.m. on Tuesday, police said. The caller told police her was broken into and two male suspects fled on foot, and she reported seeing a black Infiniti outside her home prior to the break.
The officers who reported to the scene set up a perimeter in an effort to contain the suspects. During this time, two officers noticed a black Infiniti parked in front of the address and immediately detained the driver, identified as Lezhan Santos, age 20, of Hendry Street in Dorchester.
A third officer who responded to the scene interviewed the victim to gather additional information. The victim said she heard the doorbell ring three times and then heard the door shaking. She went to the window and saw two males enter a black Infiniti parked outside the house, which then drove away. The victim told police one of the males had on a red backpack, black jacket and dark baseball hat; the other was wearing a dark jacket.
A few minutes later, the victim told the officer, she heard the rear door being kicked in and then heard an intruder or intruders on the first floor. It was at that point she called 9-1-1. The victim said she heard police sirens moments later and saw the same two male suspects running from the back of the house.
No injuries were reported during the incident, police said. The victim did not report anything stolen from the home, but believed two exterior cameras were removed prior to the break.
While the officer interviewed the victim, a sergeant spotted a gray Acura stopped on North Central Avenue and noticed two black males standing on the curb. The two men were in their late teens or early 20s, wearing dark clothing and carrying cellphones. The sergeant then stopped his cruiser, and both male parties ran – one down Brook Street towards Newport Avenue, and the other onto Taylor Street from Brook Street. The sergeant noted the license plate of the Acura and ordered the driver to remain on scene as started to chase the two males on foot. The driver, however, drove away towards Beale Street, police said.
Multiple police units responded at that point, including K-9 units, to search for both suspects.
At the same time, a sergeant working a detail in the area saw the Acura that fled from North Central Avenue. An officer stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, identified as Hericles Cardoso, age 18, of Parker Street in Jamaica Plain.
Santos and Cardoso will be arraigned Wednesday in Quincy District Court.
Santos has been charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony/placing a person in fear, conspiracy, defacing personal property and use of a motor vehicle during the commission of a felony.
Cardoso was charged with failing to stop for a police officer, use of a motor vehicle during the commission of a felony, conspiracy and accessory after the fact.
Sgt. Karyn Barkas on Wednesday said the two suspects who fled on foot from North Central Avenue remain at-large, and police continue to investigate the incident.