Boston Police report on the arrest of a man whose sister may not be entrusting him with the care of her son for awhile.
Police say a sergeant on patrol in Fields Corner around 10 a.m. yesterday spotted a scooter going down Bournside Street the wrong way at a high rate of speed, with a young boy in his lap - and neither with helmets on.
The sergeant followed the scooter for a short distance and attempted to conduct a stop of the vehicle using the cruiser’s emergency equipment (blue lights and sirens). Although the operator of the scooter looked back at the cruiser, the male continued driving, taking a right onto Centre Street from Dorchester Avenue before finally stopping in front of 239 Centre Street.
As the sergeant and other assisting officers approached the operator and the child, they observed wires hanging from scooter, a shirt covering a large hole in the front of the vehicle, and damage to the ignition. Since the operator could not provide any proof of ownership for the vehicle, the scooter was towed. The operator identified the child as his 4-year-old nephew, who had been entrusted in his care for the day by the child’s mother.
The man now faces charges of receiving stolen property, reckless operation and refusal to submit to a police officer. He also got citations for various traffic infractions, policey say, adding the young boy's mother will now face questioning from DCF.