Thursday, October 19, 2017

Help the TPD identify this subject of interest. Larceny by Scheme Investigation

If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app


The subject depicted within  is wanted for questioning relative to a Larceny by Scheme Over $250, at  South Station Commuter Rail on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 4:10 PM


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com















the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested for Lewd Act while MBTA Red Line Train.

On October 14, 2017 Transit Police were alerted to a video a concerned passenger posted on Facebook depicting a male engaged in a lewd and lascivious act that took place on the MBTA's Red Line train on October 13th, 2017. The Transit Police Department immediately began an investigation.







Subsequent to that investigation TPD Detectives identified Anthony Sansone, 52, of Boston as the male in the video. Sansone, a registered Level 3 Sex Offender, was arrested early this morning (10/19/2017) for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
 

The Transit Police would like to give a heart felt thanks to the concerned citizen who involved herself and brought this to our attention.  Superintendent Sullivan personally called and spoke with her expressing gratitude on behalf of the Department.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com















the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Recognize this bicycle thief ?? Please contact us.


If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app


The subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to a Bicycle Larceny at MBTA South Station, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 3:41 PM.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com















the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dorchester man arrested for robbery w/firearm.

On October 8, 2017 at approximately 5:30PM Transit Police officers received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Shawmut Ave Station for a report of an Armed Robbery. Upon arrival officers located the victim, a male, who informed the officers of the following; while at Shawmut Station the victim was approached by two male assailants who, while armed with a firearm, did rob the victim of his personal property as well as assault him with the firearm. The victim sustained injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for emergency treatment.

Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police detectives, Joseph Gomes, 21, of Dorchester was identified as one of the assailants. Detectives applied for and were granted a warrant to arrest Gomes as well as search his residence for evidence. On October 13, 2017 members of the Transit Police Department executed the search/arrest warrants at Gomes' residence. Gomes was located inside the residence and placed into custody. Additionally, TPD detectives seized a .40 Calibre firearm with a round in the chamber and several rounds loaded in the magazine. TPD Detectives also seized what they believed to be crack cocaine from Gomes' possession. Gomes was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.   

The investigation is ongoing.
media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com





the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   


Pair from New York arrested for Cruelty to Animals resulting in a dog's death.

On October 15, 2017 at approximately 6:08PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the Salem Commuter Rail Parking Garage for a report of a possible injured dog inside a parked vehicle. Upon arrival officers located the vehicle and observed the body of a lifeless French Bulldog in the front passenger seat and what appeared to be large amounts of vomit from the dog. As officers were making attempts to enter the vehicle, with assistance from the Salem Fire Department, the dog's owners, Brendan Bulfin, 38, of New York and Courtney Casey, 28, of New York, arrived on scene. Officers were now able to enter the vehicle and confirmed the 3 year old French Bulldog named "Nigil" was deceased.




Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police Detectives to include witness and Nigil's owners interviews it is believed Nigil, initially alive and well, was left unattended in an enclosed vehicle in excess of 5 hours on a 73 degree day. Studies have shown on an average 75 degree day the temperature inside an enclosed vehicle will raise to 122 degrees in 1 hour.




Bulfin and Casey were placed into custody for Cruelty to Animals and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com





the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Friday, October 13, 2017

Boston man arrested for illegal possession of firearm by TPD officers.

On October 11, 2017 at approximately 3:05PM Transit Police officers were on patrol at the MBTA's Dudley Station when they were alerted to a "shots fired" call in the vicinity of Dudley Station. Shortly thereafter they received a description of the subjects who may have been involved and that the subjects may have fled through Dudley Station.


Officers located a male subject, later identified as Jeavoni Celester-Thistle, 18, of Boston fitting the description on Warren & Zeigler Street. Subsequent to an investigation officers located a .22 caliber handgun in Celester-Thistle's possession.


Celester-Thistle was placed into custody for illegal possession of a firearm and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.




media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com





the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt   

Fare evader caught in possession of illegal firearm.

Rosba Taylor
On October 10, 2017 at approximately 5:30PM members of the TPD's Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Haymarket Station conducting Point of Entry Policing when their attention was drawn to a male later identified as Rosba Taylor, 25, of Lynn. Taylor fare evaded by piggybacking in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Taylor for the purpose of issuing a citation. Taylor provided the officers with a false name and date of birth. When the officers informed Taylor the name provided did not match Taylor then offered a another fictitious name. Ultimately officers informed Taylor he was under arrest for failing to identify himself. As the officers attempted to take control of Taylor he began to shift his body away from the officers. Ultimately Taylor was placed in custody and officers recovered a fully loaded with one in the chamber .22 caliber handgun from his waistband.

 Taylor was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.



During the booking process Taylor was found to be in possession of what the officers believed to be crack cocaine.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com





the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt