Police say trail of blood led officers to Dorchester man wanted for South Shore break-in spree

Boston Police report the arrest of Daniel Mulholland, 50, on charges related to a series of break-ins across the South Shore and one car theft in Hyde Park on Monday and Tuesday.

Police say officers responded to Abbot Street in Dorchester around 5:45 p.m. yesterday on reports of a man getting out of a car with blood streaming from his face and apparently armed with a gun. The officers sighted him, but he eluded them - until they noticed a blood trail that led them to a house on Vesta Road, off Blue Hill Avenue, where they found him in a basement he'd just broken into.

Police say that in addition to a facial laceration, Mulholland also had a fresh wound on his arm - which police traced to a house break earlier in the week in Milton, for which Milton Police had video of him smashing in a window with that arm.

Police say the car he got out of had been reported stolen in Canton, where Mulholland allegedly broke into the 99 Restaurant Tuesday morning. Police add he's also wanted in connection with break-ins in Avon, Hingham, Hanover and Norwell, as well as the theft of a car in Hyde Park.

Mulholland was charged initially with breaking and entering in the daytime, receiving stolen property, receving a stolen motor vehicle, driving without a license and refusing to submit to a police officer.

Innocent, etc.