Sunday, April 19, 2015

Trespasser struck-Fatality confirmed -Fitchburg

Death Investigation
On April 18, 2015 at approximately 9:50pm Transit Police officers working in Area 2 received a radio call to respond to the Fitchburg Commuter Rail station for a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Fitchburg Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A 57 year old male, while trespassing on track 2- Main freight line, was struck by a westbound Pan Am Railways train just west of the station. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives and representatives of the Worcester County District Attorney's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.

Media inquiries should be directed to LT. Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Juvenile arrested for Unarmed Robbery.

On April 17, 2015 at approximately 7:30am Transit Police officers working in Area 4 received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Stony Brook station for a report of an unarmed robbery. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, a  50 year old female, who informed the officers of the following: while travelling on an inbound orange line train and positioned in the seat closet to the doors (hotseat) the victim was holding her cellular telephone in her hand. As the train entered Stony Brook station and the doors opened suddenly a male forcefully grabbed the victim's cell phone and fled off of the train. Several fellow passengers/witnesses were yelling for the male to stop and a quick acting MBTA employee was able to prevent the male from escaping.

Officers arrested a 14 year old juvenile from Everett for Unarmed Robbery and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. The cellular telephone was returned to the victim.

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

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Recognize this person ?.Please contact us.

Transit Police Detectives are seeking the identity of the individual depicted within. 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.

On Monday, March 23, 2015, at 6:35 PM, the subject depicted within took possession a passenger’s wallet immediately after it was dropped while onboard an MBTA Route #1 bus.  The subject exited at Mass Ave. Station with the wallet. Shortly after, the subject fraudulently utilized the passenger’s credit card that was contained in the wallet at Andrew Square MBTA Station to purchase fare cards.

 

The subject is described as follows;
White male, 6’02”- 6’04” in height, 30-35 years of age, wearing a ball cap, a gray North Face Hooded sweatshirt, with the words “The North Face” on the hood under a black and gray North Face fleece jacket

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

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Help us ID this person who spat at an MBTA employee

Transit Police Detectives are seeking the identity of the individual depicted within. 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.

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at approximately 5:30 PM, the subject depicted within spat upon the MBTA Bus Operator of a Route #41 Bus near the intersection of Columbia Road and Annabel Street. The subject then assaulted the operator with an unknown object before fleeing the area.
The subject is described as follows:

·         An adult Black female with red highlights in her hair.  The subject was wearing a pink “North Face” jacket, black leggings and white sneakers

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

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





Monday, April 13, 2015

Point of Entry Policing- JFK-Umass

Jonathan Howlett
On April 12, 2015 at approximately 9:20pm Transit Police officers working in Area 3 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's JFK/UMass station. While there they observed a male later, identified as Jonathan Howlett, 33, of Dorchester smoking a cigarette in close proximity to a conspicuously posted "NO SMOKING" sign. Officers approached Howlet to educate him on the law regarding smoking on MBTA property. Officers subsequently discovered there was a warrant in existence for Howlett's arrest issued from Plymouth Superior Court for 2 counts of Assault & Battery on a Child with Injuries and Aggravated Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Howlett was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

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

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

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Take a good look, recognize him ?

Transit Police Detectives are seeking the identity of the individual depicted within. 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.

On Monday,  March 16, 2015, at 11:45 p.m.,  the male subject depicted within, committed a B&E  into an office in the basement area of South Station Commuter Rail. This subject accessed a safe and stole a determined amount of US Currency. The subject fled via a cab to Decatur Street in Charlestown.
The subject is described as follows;
  White male,  40-45 years of age,  5’6 “-5’8” in height, thin build, approximately 150 lbs, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt,  blue Boston Red Sox ball cap,  and blue jeans

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

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




Friday, April 10, 2015

Boston man arrested for assaulting elderly female.

Anthony Samuel
On April 9th, 2015 at approximately 1:15pm Transit Police officers working in Area 1 received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Chinatown station for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers were directed to the inbound platform where they observed a male, later identified as Anthony Samuel, 25, of Dorchester being restrained by another passenger. Several witnesses came forward and informed the officers Samuel, while seated next to a 63 year old female on the train, suddenly and without provocation began to strike the female victim with a closed fist about her head and body. Other passengers present intervened and interrupted the assault.

Officers placed Samuel into custody for Assault & Battery on an Elderly person. (Victim transported to local area hospital by Boston EMS for head and chest pain).


 While on scene another female approached officers and informed them approximately 15 minutes prior at Ruggles MBTA station Samuel exposed his genitals to her. Samuel will be additionally charged with Open & Gross Lewdness. It is expected Samuel will be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division.

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

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