New Bedford Men Arrested for Boston Catalytic Converter Thefts
BOSTON — Three men from New Bedford have been arrested on suspicion of stealing catalytic converters from vehicles in a neighborhood of Boston early Tuesday morning.
Boston police said in a release that 26-year-old Joshua LeBeau, 24-year-old Isaac Cohen, and 22-year-old Blaze Miranda were caught after police responded to a call for a larceny in progress in Roxbury.
Officers from the local Boston Police district responded just before 4 a.m. Tuesday for the reported larceny near 15 Devon St. in the Boston neighborhood.
When they arrived, police said they learned the suspects had allegedly stolen a catalytic converter from a parked car using a jack and a power tool before fleeing.
Police said one man allegedly used the equipment to remove the part, while another stood as a lookout and the third man stayed in a vehicle that was running near the scene.
State police troopers stopped a vehicle on Geneva Avenue that matched the suspect vehicle's description a short time later, according to police.
The troopers allegedly saw four catalytic converters and other items taken as evidence in the back of the vehicle.
Police arrested the suspects without incident, and the three men will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
All three will face charges of receiving stolen property over $1,200, malicious destruction of property, and possession of burglarious tools.
According to police, Blaze Miranda is also wanted on a warrant out of Cranston, Rhode Island for allegedly possessing stolen parts.