Three men from Hyde Park were allegedly caught empty-handed Friday after a home alarm alerted police to a break-in at a house in Milton, officials said.
Police and a resident both arrived to a home near Saint Pius X Parish after they were alerted to a break-in at 1:15 p.m. from the resident’s alarm company. Milton Deputy Police Chief James O’Neil said there were no signs of forced entry from the front of the house, but when the resident and officers entered from the side door, three suspects went running out the front door.
“Those [alerts] are what the alarms are good for,” O’Neil said.
Police captured Jose Feliz-Ruiz, 22, and a 17-year-old male who were both hiding in backyards across the street about 20 minutes after they ran away, O’Neil said. Police were later alerted that Angel Agramonte, 22, had checked himself into Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton with a leg injury, and police subsequently arrested him.
The men allegedly tried to steal a laptop, which was later abandoned in the chase and recovered by police, O’Neil said.
Feliz-Ruiz was also arrested by Milton police in January 2018 after breaking into a house, O’Neil said.
“He jumped [out of] a second-floor window and was captured,” he recalled.
All three men are charged with breaking and entering during the day.
“We recognize these property type crimes are truly traumatizing to the victims,” Milton police said in a statement. “Everything worked well from the alert from the alarm company, the 4-minute response by the Milton officer and the homeowner to having enough police officers rapidly deployed to establish a perimeter and keep the suspects contained until they were located within that grid.”
Feliz-Ruiz was released on $5,000 bail, while Agramonte was held on $2,500 bail. Both are scheduled to reappear June 20.