Two men arrested on copper theft charges in Mattapan
Two men are facing charges after they allegedly broke into an abandoned commercial building in Mattapan and stole copper pipes, Boston police said.
Kenneth Kidd, 33, and Adrian Kidd, 20, two brothers from Mattapan, were arrested Saturday morning for breaking and entering during the daytime and possession of burglar tools after being observed by police with large trash bags with what appeared to be pipes sticking out.
Around 11 a.m., officers saw one of the men emerge from a hole in a fence on the Regis Road property carrying a large trash bag and bring it over to a gray vehicle parked in front of the fence, where the officers could see several more trash bags in the open trunk. Officers then saw a second man carrying a large trash bag and wearing work gloves, police said.
After approaching the men, the Kidds told officers that they were “getting some wire” and found the bags while walking along the train tracks, police said. Officers noted that the men were sweating profusely and their clothing was stained and dirty.
Police later searched the property and discovered additional trash bags containing piping similar to those found in and near the suspects’ vehicle.
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