Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Transit Police recover illegal firearm. 2 Individuals arrested.

On April 13, 2018 at approximately 2:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District along with TPD detectives assigned to the Department's Juvenile Services Section were at the MBTA's Forest Hills station monitoring a school break. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as James Chin, 22, of Mattapan. Chin was observed exhibiting signs of a person who potentially was carrying a firearm. Upon noticing the officers Chin fled, in doing so a fully loaded .380 caliber firearm he was illegally carrying dislodged from his waistband and landed in the middle of the bus way. At this time an acquaintance of Chin's, Nina Vidal, 18, of Mattapan ran to the firearm and took possession of it. Officers quickly converged and shouted verbal commands for Vidal to drop the weapon. Vidal ultimately complied and was placed into custody. After a foot pursuit officers also apprehended Chin and he also was placed into custody.


Both subjects will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Chin and Vidal were transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


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












 











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Friday, April 13, 2018

Recognize him ?? 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 above is wanted for questioning relative to a Malicious Destruction of Property at JFK/UMass Station on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at approximately 12:30 AM. The subject kicked out a train car window for his own amusement. This cost the taxpayers of Massachusetts hundreds of dollars and the train car had to be removed from service.

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, April 11, 2018

Five Finger Discount.


On April 10, 2018 at approximately 3PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were on patrol at the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Michael Garland, 31, of Nantucket. Garland was walking near Track 1 and carrying a 65 inch Samsung TV. Earlier in the day officers ejected Garland from South Station for loitering. Officers approached Garland to ascertain why he was back in South Station. Subsequent to an investigation by the officers they discovered Garland had helped himself to the television from the bus terminal area. (The TV was packaged and scheduled to be shipped to it's rightful owner.)
Michael Garland

Garland was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process Garland was discovered to be in possession checks that did not belong to him.


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, April 10, 2018

Help us ID this subject of Interest: Assault 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 an Assault & Battery at Central MBTA Station MBTA Station, on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at approximately 2:30 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, April 2, 2018

Trespasser struck Mansfield.

On April 2, 2018 at approximately 9:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to Mansfield for a report of a person possibly struck by a MBTA Commuter Rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Mansfield Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, age unknown, while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity of ,Norfolk Street, Mansfield was struck by a Providence bound train on track 1. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

TPD Detectives are on scene and investigating along with the Bristol County DA's Office. Foul play is NOT suspected.

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

Friday, March 30, 2018

Transit Police arrest Boston man with drugs and gun.

On March 29, 2018 at approximately 2:24AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were traveling through the intersection of Summer and Lincoln Street's in Boston when their attention was drawn to Chevy Malibu, being operated by a Vincent Lambert, 34, of Dorchester. Lambert failed to yield and cut in front of the officers vehicle. The officers initiated a stop of Lambert. As the officers interacted with Lambert they noted he appeared under the influence of some narcotic/s and he moved his hands about the vehicle. Lambert also furnished a false name. Based on Lambert's behavior he was ordered from the vehicle, at this time officers observed a firearm protruding from the driver's side panel. Officers seized a .22 caliber firearm for which Lambert was not licensed. Lambert was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ.



Inside Lambert's vehicle officers discovered over 300 grams of Methamphetamine and over 100 grams of Fentanyl. During the booking process Lambert's true identity was revealed which showed Lambert had several warrants issued for his arrest from Cambridge District Court for Possession w/Intent to Distribute Class B & E and Dorchester District Court for Possession of Class A & B.





Lambert faces multiple charges related to firearm and drug violations as well as Operating Under the Influence of Drugs.



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, March 28, 2018

Trespasser Struck: Winchester

On March 28, 2018 at approximately 8:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Winchester for a report of a person possibly struck by a MBTA Commuter Rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Winchester Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, approximate age of 20's, while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity of Swanton Street, Winchester was struck by a North Station bound train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

TPD Detectives are on scene and investigating along with the Middlesex County DA's Office. Foul play is NOT suspected.

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