• Habitual offender with 17-page record charged in Boston thefts


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A Roxbury man with a 17-page record and eight aliases was arraigned Monday for several thefts in various locations in Boston and for one alleged robbery in Cambridge.

    Kevin Drayton, 50, pleaded not guilty on four counts of larceny, two counts of receiving stolen property under $250, five counts of receiving stolen property over $250, as well as other counts of attempted larceny.

    Drayton's record dates back to 1981 and includes 35 convictions for similar offenses.

    According to the District Attorney's Special Prosecutions Unit, Drayton stole wallets, bags, and electronics from people at restaurants, cafes, and libraries across the city between Dec. 2011 and Dec. 2012.

    Among other things, Drayton allegedly stole a laptop from a Northeastern student in the library, a laptop from the Boston Public Library, and a backpack from a patron of the Crema Café. He has also allegedly stole wallets and tablets from several restaurants and cafes in Boston and Cambridge.

    A judge set Drayton's bail at $30,000. He will be back in court on June 4.

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