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Police ID a man with a record of breaking and entering for attempted rape and strangulation in Arborway home invasion; now they have to find him

Washington Pearson

Photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they now have a warrant for the arrest of a man they say burst into a home on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain and tried to strangle and rape an occupant on Oct. 24.

The warrant formally charges Washington Pearson with attempted murder, strangulation or suffocation, armed robbery; assault to rape; and breaking and entering in the daytime as a felony for putting a person in fear, police say.

Pearson was described as Black, 6'5" and 290 lbs. He is 55, according to court records.

Pearson was convicted for a series of home burglaries in Brookline and Cambridge in 2012 and 2013. He appealed the convictions, because some of the evidence came from a search of his then Lynn home by police officers who had applied for a warrant but had not yet gotten it when they showed up. Last year, the Supreme Judicial Court overturned his Cambridge B&E conviction. The court upheld his conviction in that case for witness intimidation, for threats he made against his wife, who was initially charged with him but then agreed to testify against him.

If he looks familiar, contact BPD detectives at 617-343-4400 - although if you see him, police say to call 911. People with information can also contact the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).



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Hope they catch this creep

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The Arborway is pretty vast. I understand exact location can't be disclosed. But any idea as to the area?

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between Murray Circle and Forest Hills, opposite the Arboretum.

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