Framingham Teen, 15, Arrested in Connection With Arson of Boston Police Cruiser

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BOSTON – Boston Police announced investigators from the Boston Police, Boston Fire, and the Framingham Police Department arrested tonight, June 11, around 5 p.m., a 15-year-old male from Framingham on a Boston Juvenile Court warrant for delinquent charges of arson of a motor vehicle and inciting a riot.

He is a freshman at Framingham High School. His name was not released as he is a juvenile, and SOURCE will not publish his name, unless authorities release his name.

Boston Investigators wish to thank the F.B.I. Boston Division and A.T.F. for their assistance in this case as well as everyone that came forward to assist in identifying this individual, said Boston Police in a press release.

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at about 9:25 p.m. two Boston police officers responded to a call for assistance and parked their vehicle on Tremont Street near Bosworth Street in downtown Boston. 

Shortly after, several individuals vandalized the cruiser, breaking its windows, and eventually setting it on fire destroying the Boston Police vehicle.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact the Boston Fire Investigation Unit at 617-343-3324. 

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. 

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