Julie Flaherty, Acting Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Monday, March 18, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Arlington Police Arrest Man for Breaking into Storefront, Stealing Bicycle
ARLINGTON — Acting Police Chief Julie Flaherty reports that the Arlington Police Department arrested a man early this morning after he allegedly broke into a local bicycle shop.
LEVI RUSSELL, AGE 23, OF SOMERVILLE was charged with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime to Commit a Felony.
At 3:09 a.m. on Monday, March 18, Arlington police responded to Quad Cycles, 1043 Mass Ave., to investigate a commercial alarm.
Upon arrival, officers found that the right side of glass double doors leading into the shop had been shattered. After clearing and securing the scene, police found that surveillance footage from inside the store showed a white male in his twenties with dark red curly hair breaking into the shop at approximately 3:03 a.m. and taking a bright colored Cannondale bicycle from the store.
At approximately 4 a.m. police located a man, identified as RUSSELL, matching the description of the individual from the surveillance video and in possession of a bike matching the one missing from the store, walking on Broadway. After an on scene investigation, RUSSELL was placed under arrest.
“Thanks to the vigilant, detailed police work of our officers, we were able to locate this individual and the missing bicycle in a short amount of time,” Chief Flaherty said. “This type of fast-paced police work is crucial to the safety and security of our community, and I commend our officers for resolving this incident within hours of the initial crime.”
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.