From the dissent in COMMONWEALTH vs. Justin TATUM, SJC-11167 (2013)This case is before us on a somewhat curious and incomplete set of facts. The police, who had several active arrest warrants for the defendant, thought he was likely to be found in a third party's home. The record is silent both as to the identity of that third-party householder and as to how the defendant came to be in the house. [FN1] In any event, in order to ascertain whether the defendant was in fact present in the unknown third party's home before executing the arrest warrants, a police officer disguised as a Verizon worker entered upon the curtilage of the house without a search warrant and, as a result, confirmed the defendant's presence inside the home. Using the information gained from this search, the police obtained a "no-knock" search warrant for the third party's home, which they executed at about 5:30 A.M. the following morning. A number of State and local police officers, including two special tactical operation (STOP) unit entry teams, with the use of battering rams, broke down the front and back doors and entered the third party's home with a show of force. They arrested the defendant and another man, apparently also not the homeowner. Police observed what were thought to be drugs in plain view and returned later with another search warrant to seize the contraband, all of which the defendant seeks to suppress.