Last Thursday Boston Police arrested Santos Moscoso, 45, of East Boston and charged him with Malicious Destruction of Property. Moscoso was arraigned in East Boston District Court on the charges after he was caught red handed last week vandalizing a car.
At 9:30 p.m. in Aug. 6 police from District A-7 in Eastie responded to a radio call for vandalism in progress in the area of 115 Paris St.
Once they arrived on the scene officers were approached by a resident who told police a suspect, later identified as Moscoso, had been scratching multiple motor vehicles in the area. The witnesses directed officers to the nearby park where the suspect was walking. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody.
Following a thorough and extensive investigation with assistance from local community members, District A-7 Detectives charged the male as the possible suspect involved in an excess of thirty additional incidents of malicious destruction of motor vehicles in the neighborhood since June of 2020.
In a statement from the police, detectives said the department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police District A-7 Detectives at (617) 343-4234.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.