Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Governemnt Center 03/09/2016


In the early morning hours of March 9, 2016 a construction crew was inside the MBTA's Government Center station working towards the completion of the station's renovations. As the video depicts the interior of the station was lighted, at approximately 3:30AM a male, not affiliated with the construction crew, walked into the station and began to take pictures. An investigation suggests the male did not stay for an extended period of time, did not pose a threat to the construction crew within and was more of a curiosity seeker. Based on the totality of the circumstances no criminal charges will be sought.


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


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Boston man with multiple warrants draws attention to himself.

Christopher Hoffman
On May 23, 2016 at approximately 11:35AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Davis Sq., station. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Christopher Hoffman, 30, of Boston smoking a cigarette in close proximity to several "NO SMOKING" signs. Officers approached Hoffman and subsequently discovered there were several warrants in existence for Hoffman's arrest issued by Attleboro District Court for Uttering a False Check 2 counts and  Larceny Over 250.00 2 counts, Wrentham District Court for Uttering a False Check 2 counts and Larceny Over 250.00 2 counts and Milford District Court for Uttering a False Check and Larceny Over 250.00. Hoffman was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


 During the booking process Transit Police were notified by the Rhode Island State Police there was an extraditable warrant for Hoffman from their state. Hoffman to be additionally charged with being Fugitive from Justice.


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   


 
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Boston man arrested for Lewdness on board MBTA train

Gabriel Majok
On May 22, 2016 at approximately 10:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Wellington Station for a report of a male who committed a public act of Lewdness. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a female, who furnished the following information:  while the victim was travelling on an inbound Orange Line train in the vicinity of Chinatown Station she observed a male, later identified as Gabriel Majok,, 37, of Boston committing a lewd act while attempting to engage the victim in conversation.


Officers approached Majok and placed him into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported him to TPD 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   


 
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Arlington man arrested by TPD for Illegal Gun.

Eric Higgins
On May 16, 2016 at approximately 9PM members of the Transit Police MOP Unit, as a direct result of community concerns, were patrolling MBTA bus stop shelters in the vicinity of Washington and East Lenox Street's along the Silver Line. While there the officers observed a male, later identified as Eric Higgins, 39, of Arlington loitering in the bus shelter. Officers noticed that approximately 3 Silver Line buses had approached the stop Higgins was located yet he failed to board any of the buses. Officers approached Higgins to explain he could not loiter in the bus shelters. As the officers were conversing with Higgins an observant TPD Officer observed what he believed to be a firearm positioned directly under the bench were Higgins was sitting. Officers immediately seized the firearm and determined Higgins was not duly licensed to carry a firearm. Higgins was placed into custody for Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm w/Defaced Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. (Officers also recovered a Dirk Knife from Higgins' possession).
 It is expected Higgins will be arraigned sometime today in Roxbury District Court.


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   


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Monday, May 16, 2016

Belmont man punches out MBTA bus window

Jason Santos
On May 15, 2016 at approximately 2:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to 230 Western Ave in Allston for a report of an assault on an MBTA bus operator. Upon arrival officers observed a male, later identified as Jason Santos, 36, of Belmont bleeding from his knuckles. Officers then ascertained the following;  a Route 86 MBTA bus while traveling in the vicinity of 300 Western Ave was passed by Santos who was operating a Toyota Scion.  Shortly thereafter when the bus operator attempted to pull into the bus stop in the vicinity of 230 Western Ave he was prevented from doing so by Santos' vehicle who was blocking the bus stop. The MBTA bus operator was forced to stop in the middle street to allow passengers to disembark which caused delays for vehicles behind the bus. At this time Santos' got out of his vehicle and approached the driver side of the MBTA bus and violently punched the window forcing it to shatter with shards of glass hitting the bus operator in his face and torso area. The MBTA bus operator was treated for possible shards of glass in his eyes by Boston EMS.

Santos claimed the bus operator cut him off and he was simply going to remind him to "use his mirrors" next time. Santos was placed into custody for Malicious Destruction of Property and Assault & Battery on a Public Employee 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   


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Malden woman arrested for Fare Evasion

Kelley Capobianco
On May 9, 2016 at approximately 9:20AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Malden Center Station. While there they had their attention drawn to a female, later identified as Kelley Capobianco, 32, of Malden, who fare evaded by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Capobianco for the purpose of issuing a citation. However Capobianco furnished several fictitious names in an attempt to mislead the officers. Officers explained that failure to identify oneself after fare evading could lead to arrest. Capobianco still refused to reveal her true identity and was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During the booking process it was discovered there were several warrants in existence for Capobianco's arrest issued from Malden District Court for various drug violations.

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   


 tpdnews.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Serial Graffiti Vandal sought

Marc Meadowcroft
In 2015 Transit Police announced the identification and arrest of a serial Graffiti Vandal who defaced numerous MBTA stations as well as City of Boston property (see posting here). MARC MEADOWCROFT, 20, of Revere ultimately entered a Guilty Plea in Boston Municipal Court and was given an 18 month suspended sentence on particular charges and a Continuance w/Out a Finding on others.

MEADOWCROFT agreed to cease his criminal conduct of vandalism on MBTA property and in doing so remained free from jail.

Unfortunately, MEADOWCROFT did continue his criminal ways of vandalism. In January 2016 MEADOWCROFT yet again defaced MBTA property at Green Street station with his familiar Tag name of "CIGA". MEADOWCROFT was also captured on our public safety cameras system engaged in this criminal act. Currently there are several warrants in existence for MEADOWCROFT'S arrest for Graffiti related activity. MEADOWCROFT is being actively sought by Transit Police. If you know the whereabouts of MEADOWCROFT and/or have information on his whereabouts we would like to hear from you. You can contact the TPD and remain 100% anonymous via our Text a Tip Line 873873, our SeeSay App or by calling 617-222-1170.

Vandalism to MBTA property is costly to all of us. The TPD will dedicate resources in identifying, locating and arresting those who engage in such activity.



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   


 tpdnews.