3 face charges after being found on roof of Beacon Hill condos

Three suspects are facing breaking and entering charges after they were found on top a building in Beacon Hill early Tuesday morning, police said.

Officers responded around 1:40 a.m. after a suspicious person was reported in the alleyway near the residential condos at 9 Park St., Boston police said in a posting on their blog.

The caller, who did not live in the building, said the metal gate leading to the building’s fire escape was open and that he also heard suspicious voices coming from the roof.


Upon arrival, officers observed a woman on the roof of the building, and were able to coerce her down with verbal commands, police said. The female suspect, Patricia Evelyn Lambert, 22, of Medford, told police there were two men, unknown to her, on the roof as well.

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Officers climbed up the fire escape to the roof and, following an extensive search, apprehended two suspects, Mahad Farah, 19, of Charlestown, and Ismail Ibrahim, 19, of Jamaica Plain, near an open window that led to one of the condos, police said.

The Boston Fire Department was called to the scene to help safely bring the arresting officers and the two male suspects down with a ladder, police said.

The three suspects were arrested and arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday. They were each charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony, said Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney. All three suspects pleaded not guilty and were released on their own recognizance, Wark said. They are due back in court Nov. 5.

The lower floor of the building at 9 Park St. is occupied by the restaurant No. 9 Park.

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