Friday, November 25, 2022

Medford man arrested for ABDW at South Station.

 On November 25, 2022 at approximately 6:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail Lobby for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers located a male victim who had sustained a laceration to his face. Witnesses pointed out another male, later identified as Hocine Lounici, 38, of Medford as the assailant. Witnesses alleged they observed a verbal dispute between the two men when suddenly Lounici began to attack the victim with some instrument. Officers immediately controlled Lounici and determined he was responsible for the victim's injuries. Lounici was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for a non life threatening injury to his face.

The facts and circumstances leading to the incident are still under investigation.

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

 


Boston man arrested for Indecent Assault & Battery COPLEY STATION.

 On November 23, 2022 at approximately 4:05PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's State Street Station for a report of an Indecent Assault & Battery. Upon arrival officers met with a female victim who informed the officers she was Indecently Assaulted by an unknown male a short while ago at Copley MBTA Station and provided a description of the SP. Officers immediately responded to Copley Station and observed a male, later identified as Abdirahman Abdullahi, 24, of Boston matching the description provided by the reporting party. The observant officers also noted Abdullahi matched the depiction of a male involved in a separate Indecent Assault & Battery incident occurring at the MBTA Copley Station on November 18, 2022 at approximately 5:50PM. 

After an on scene investigation conducted by the responding officers they concluded Abdullahi was the male depicted in the photograph of the prior alleged incident (11/18) and placed him into custody. Abdullahi was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. Abdullahi may face additional counts/charges pending an investigation for separate alleged incidents of Indecent Assault & Battery. 

 

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

 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Observant TPD officers nets wanted Dorchester man.

 On November 18, 2022 at approximately 12:50PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District observed a male, later identified as Timothy Dodson, 45, of Dorchester walking on Boylston Street near Chinatown MBTA Station. The officers have previously seen Dodson's image relative to several open Armed Robbery investigation's being conducted by TPD Detectives that had occurred on the MBTA system. Officers approached Dodson near the MBTA Chinatown Station to ascertain his identity. Dodson furnished a false name and claimed he did not know his own biographical information. Subsequent to an investigation on scene officer's discovered Dodson's true identity which revealed there were numerous warrants in existence for Dodson's arrest issued out of Brighton District Court for Breaking & Entering Felony 2 counts, Indecent Assault & Battery, Dorchester District Court for Armed Robbery, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Serious Bodily Injury, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon 3 counts, Possession of a Class B Substance, West Roxbury District Court for Larceny, Chelsea District Court for Driving w/ a Suspended License and Suffolk Superior Court for Armed Robbery. Dodson was placed into custody and transported 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

East Boston man arrested for Armed Robbery -Gun.

 On November 15, 2022 at approximately 5:20PM a 24 year old male victim was walking just outside the East Boston Memorial Stadium when he was approached and stopped by 3 males. One of the males later identified as Ja'Kye Lucas, 18, of East Boston allegedly placed a firearm into the victim's stomach and demanded "everything" the victim had. The victim proceeded to hand over his iPhone and wallet containing cash and credit cards. Upon completion of the robbery the suspects fled into the MBTA's Airport Station. 

The victim gave chase and observed a black firearm fall the waistband area of Lucas near the station's elevator. Lucas and the victim struggled on the outbound platform and Lucas was able to flee again exiting towards the station's parking lot. Once in the parking lot the victim and an MBTA employee detained Lucas until arrival of the TPD. TPD officers were able to locate the firearm used, a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 Auto with 5 rounds in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. The firearm was recovered in the mezzanine area by the elevator. Lucas was positively identified, placed into custody for Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. (The two other suspects were able to make good their escape.)

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

TPD Officer violently assaulted at Forest Hills Station.

 On November 14, 2022 at approximately 3:55PM Transit Police officers were assigned to the MBTA's Forest Hills station for the Boston Public School break. At this time there were approximately 40 to 50 youths who were loitering inside the station. The youths refused to move along and utilize public transportation. Their behavior was causing a public inconvenience and creating an unsafe environment within the station. At this time a TPD officer approached the group of youths and instructed them to utilize  the transportation services available to them or they would have to vacate from the station. The group violently set upon the officer kicking and punching him about his body. Once the officer was on the ground several in the group continued to kick him and drag the officer. Based the level of violence exhibited by the assailants and the large number involved other TPD officers present requested back up. Additional TPD, BPD and MSP officers responded to the scene to restore order. 

Based on a preliminary investigation 3 female juveniles ( ages 14, 15, and 16) were placed into custody for Assault Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Police Officer. Other charges and additional individuals may be charged as a result of an ongoing investigation into this matter. 

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

TPD make several arrests Halloween night at Ashmont Station.

 On October 31, 2022 at approximately 9:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District were at the MBTA's Ashmont Station. While there a woman who was with her three young children alerted TPD officers about a group of juvenile males who were throwing eggs at her and her children. Officers approached the juvenile whom the reporting party identified as the main aggressor and observed a bowl of eggs near him as well as several broken eggs in the immediate area. The juvenile, 16 of Dorchester, provided a false name and was non-compliant with the officers. Ultimately the juvenile assaulted the officer and as the officers were attempting to place him into custody a crowd had gathered around the officers. 

Another male juvenile, 16 of Dorchester, in his attempts to interfere with the officers was also placed into custody. During this time another adult male, later identified as Aaron Maloney-Callender, 29 of Mattapan, also interjected himself and displayed a knife at the officers. Officers engaged in a struggle with Maloney-Callender and ultimately were able to subdue him. Maloney-Callender was placed into custody for Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. 

All three were transported 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

Friday, October 28, 2022

Juvenile male assaults TPD officer.

 On October 27, 2022, at approximately 4:50PM Transit Police officers were in the area of Downtown Crossing (Summer & Arch Street) when a 14-year-old male threw an unwrapped condom at them and then smashed his hand against their cruiser's windshield. The juvenile and his companions then fled running through a crowd of people causing pedestrians to jump out their way and into the street to avoid being knocked over. The officers caught up to the offending juvenile a short distance away. The juvenile was non-compliant and hurled numerous expletives at the officers. Ultimately the juvenile male with a closed fist punched the officer in his chest. At this time the juvenile, 14 of Dorchester, was placed into custody and transported 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