Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say they found under the basement stairs of the home at 5 Leroy St. early this morning.
Police say they were called around 2:15 a.m. after the resident's girlfriend heard "a loud bang" from the basement:
Officers observed that the door leading from the basement to the first floor was closed, and the safety latch was still intact. The officers announced their office and entered the basement. The officers then observed an unknown male lying underneath the basement stairs. The residents of the house reported they did not know this male, and he was not a welcome guest in their house. After searching and clearing the remainder of the house and finding no other intruders, officer observed numerous copper plumbing pipes cut and arranged on the floor in the basement near the hot water boiler. The officers observed a pipe cutter located on top of the boiler. The officers spoke with the residents of the house, and they stated the pipe cutter did not belong to them. The pipe cutter was seized and turned in as evidence.
Stephen Furr, 48, was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, malicious destruction of property and possession of burglarious tools, to wit, a pipe cutter.