Police: Man Used Fire Escape to Break Into Boston Apartments

Police said they ultimately found the suspect asleep in a bed inside an apartment he had broken in to

A man was arrested after using a fire escape to break into multiple apartments in downtown Boston, police said.

Twenty-year-old Kevin Dean of Bolton, Connecticut, has been charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime, malicious destruction of property and disturbing the peace in connection withe allegations.

According to Boston police, officers responded to a radio call for a person climbing on a fire escape in the area of 25 Fleet St. at 3:05 a.m. Sunday morning.

While on their way to the location, officers were informed that multiple calls were coming into 911 about a person smashing an apartment window while on a fire escape near 25 Fleet St.

When officers arrived on scene, they were informed by a victim that a suspect had kicked through their apartment window, police said.

When officers entered the victim's apartment, they did not see the suspect, but they heard the sound of glass breaking and made their way out to the alley behind the building adjacent to Moon Street.

According to police, as officers made their way down the alley, they saw glass falling from a fifth-floor apartment.

Officers then climbed the fire escape to the apartment and found the suspect, identified as Dean, asleep in a bed. They announced their presence and woke Dean, police said.

Dean allegedly told officers that he lived in the apartment, but he could not provide proof of residence.

The officers couldn't find mail with the Dean's name on it, and when they asked if he was staying there with a friend, the he allegedly refused to answer.

Dean will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court. It was not clear if he has an attorney.

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