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Dorchester man charged with 19 home break-ins in five communities

Jargle Soto-Suazo, 33, faces charges for break-ins in Medford, Brookline, Quincy, Watertown and Arlington, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports, along with police in the five communities.

Soto-Suazo was apprehended following an alleged break-in that occurred in Brookline on Thursday, February 7. As part of the ongoing joint investigation into the alleged burglaries, police from multiple departments located the defendant displaying suspicious behavior in the area of Colbourne Street in Brookline. Police subsequently identified signs of an apparent break-in at a home in a neighborhood where Brookline Police had allegedly seen the suspect leaving moments earlier. The defendant was arrested as he was leaving the scene.

A search warrant was subsequently executed on the defendant’s Boston home and vehicle that allegedly resulted in authorities discovering multiple items, including several watches, small jewelry items, a firearm and an iPad, that were reportedly stolen from residences across multiple communities.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the defendant entered the residences through second story windows between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. using a pry bar. In several instances residents of the homes were present during the break-ins.

Today charges have been filed against Soto-Suazo for a total of 19 burglaries including: four in Medford, six in Brookline, seven in Quincy, one in Watertown and one in Arlington. Charges include multiple counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony, attempted breaking and entering, possession of burglarious tools and receiving stolen property. The investigation into this matter is ongoing and investigators are also looking at recent reported burglaries in Belmont and Winchester.

Innocent, etc.



Responsible gun owners lock their guns up.

multiple items, including several watches, small jewelry items, a firearm and an iPad, that were reportedly stolen from residences across multiple communities

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What evidence do you have that this gun owner didn't have the gun locked up?

The house was probably locked up, too - and yet ...

There was a school shooting some years back where a kid stole and copied the keys to his brother's gun safe so that he could access his brother's service weapons (the brother was in the national guard).

So, yes, guns should be locked up. However nothing is 100% foolproof.

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It sounds like the guy grabbed small drawer safes out of bedrooms. Typically full of things like jewelry, passports, firearms, bonds, cash, etc.

A trigger lock is also compliant with Massachusetts law for storage.

SCotUS already invalidated more onerous storage laws in D.C. vs. Heller. Anything more than a trigger lock or a safe which only authorized persons have access too isn't going to pass constitutional muster.

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Medford sent out an advisory before the guy got caught saying he'd get onto low hanging roofs to access to the 2nd story windows. It would be an interesting follow-up to learn more details about how he broke in so people can better defend against similar attempts.

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I'm told he entered on the second floor because he believed most surveillance cameras are on the first floor. He often quietly broke a window so that in the occupied homes nobody heard him. He was still caught on camera on a second floor roof in at least one of them.

This wasn't your average junkie looking for an open door and loose change. This guy had an elaborate stake-out operation and a lengthy record, hence the DNA sample from the flashlight he dropped matching a sample in the file of felons. BTW, the Medford officer on the task force was instrumental in quickly finding the Brookline break, allowing officers to take the suspect down as he left the area by car. Teamwork!

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