Brookline Police report arresting a West Roxbury man they say they caught rummaging around the Independence Village expansion project just past the town line on Asheville Road early this morning - and that a Brookline officer and a Boston search dog suffered minor injuries in the pursuit.
Police add that Terrence Kelley, 47, may be wanted for other break-ins in the area off Independence Drive and VFW Parkway, both earlier this month and last fall.
Police say that shortly after 2 a.m., a security company with cameras at the site alerted them it was "watching a white male wearing a dark colored hoodie and camouflaged shorts" who had just entered one of the buildings under construction there.
Brookline Police, and a Boston K9 unit, set up a perimeter:
Shortly after the arrival of the K9, Brookline officers observed the suspect inside the building through a window, and were able to apprehend him as he tried to flee the site on a scooter.
During the search for the suspect and due to the hazards of the construction site, one Brookline Officer and the Boston K9 sustained minor injuries.
Kelley was arraigned today on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime and trespassing in Brookline District Court, police say.