Friday, October 24, 2014

Cambridge man arrested for Assault

Christopher Hicks
On October 23, 2014 at approximately 7:55pm Transit Police officers working in Area 2 received a radio call to respond to Harvard Sq., MBTA station for a report of a person who was assaulted. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a 30 year old male, who informed the officers of the following: while traveling on a northbound Red Line train the victim's attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Christopher Hicks, 26, of Cambridge who was harassing numerous females on board on the train. Hicks, without provocation, then focused his attention onto the victim who attempted to ignore Hicks' boisterous conduct. As the victim was exiting the train at Harvard Sq., station Hicks deliberately kicked the back of the victim's feet forcing him to lose his balance. The victim asked Hicks to cease his behavior and continued on his way. Hicks followed the victim a short distance and then suddenly struck him in the head with a closed fist.

Hicks , who was still inside the station, was pointed out by the victim as well as a witness to the incident. Officers approached Hicks who refused to furnish his name and was generally uncooperative and hostile towards the officers. Hicks was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ,. During the booking process Hicks continued his violent behavior and refused to comply with simple instructions and assaulted the officer by kicking him. Hicks was brought under control and eventually processed. It is expected Hicks will be arraigned sometime today in Cambridge District Court for Assault & Battery and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon to wit: shod foot.

media inquiries should be directed to 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


 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Point of Entry Policing-Forest Hills

Robert Pimental
On October 21, 2014 at approximately 4:32pm Transit Police officers were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Forest Hills station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Robert Pimental, 44, of Hyde Park fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Pimental for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there was a warrant in existence for Pimental's arrest issued out of Dorchester District Court for Conspiracy, Attempt to Commit a Crime and Insurance Fraud. Pimental was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

media inquiries should be directed to 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, October 20, 2014

Recognize this subject ? Please contact us if you do.

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, September 29, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., the subject depicted within indecently assaulted a female passenger at Ruggles MBTA Station along the main corridor near the Columbus Avenue Exit. 
The subject is described as follows;
·         A black male, heavy build, dark complexion, 6’0” feet in height, approximately 25 year of age, wearing blue basketball style shorts, and a light colored T-shirt

media inquiries should be directed to 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
 

Revere man sets off Fire Alarm to retrieve cell phone

Marwin Maurin
On October 20, 2014 at approximately 2:17am Transit Police officers received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's South Station for an individual who had allegedly pulled/set off the fire alarm. Upon arrival officers observed Boston Fire Department personnel in the process of shutting off the fire alarm box on the corner of Summer and Atlantic Street's. At this time one of the Boston Fire Fighters pointed out a male, later identified as Marwin Maurin, 22, of Revere who was standing by the entrance to the Red Line (which was closed/locked at this time) and informed the officer Maurin had intentionally pulled the fire alarm.

Officers approached Maurin to ascertain what the issue was. Maurin informed the officers he set off the fire alarm because he left his cellular phone inside the station.  Maurin was placed into custody for Disorderly Conduct and False Fire Alarm and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process officers discovered Maurin was in possession of what the officers believed to be Methamphetamines. Maurin to be additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Class B Substance. It is expected Maurin will be arriagned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division.

media inquiries should be directed to 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, October 18, 2014

Level 2 Sex Offender......

Steven Flynn
On October 17, 2014 at approximately 5:30pm Transit Police officers working in Area 1 received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Back Bay station for a report of a male committing a sex act in the men's restroom. Upon arrival officers entered the restroom and noticed the door to the handicap stall was opened. As the officers proceeded in that direction, they observed a male, later identified as Steven Flynn, 49, of Jamaica Plain sitting on the toilet, without pants on and engaged in a sex act. Apparently surprised by the officers presence, Flynn claimed to be only using the bathroom When fully clothed and outside the stall Flynn furnished a false name and date of birth to the officers. Unfortunately for Flynn, the name he provided belonged to another person who just happened to have 4 warrants outstanding for their arrest. (we know, it's hard to believe).

Flynn was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process officers uncovered Flynn's true identity, they also discovered Flynn is a Level 2 Sex Offender. It is expected Flynn will be arraigned sometime Monday (10/20/2014) in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Open & Gross Lewdness.

media inquiries should be directed to 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, October 17, 2014

Frequent Flyer

Rebecca Donahue
On October 16, 2014 at approximately 9:30am a Transit Police officer conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Savin Hill station did observe a female, later identified as Rebecca Donahue, 42, of Dorchester fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. This is not the TPD's first encounter with Donahue, back in March of this year Transit Police detectives arrested Donahue for drug violations. (see posting here)

The officer approached Donahue for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there was a warrant for her arrest issued from Dorchester District Court for (yep !!! you guessed it the drug arrest back in March) for Distribution of a Controlled Class C Substance and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws and from Quincy District Court for Violation of the Drug Laws. It was also discovered this was not Donahue's first time fare evading. Donahue was issued a citation and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

media inquiries should be directed to rsullivan@mbta.com

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Point of Entry Policing: Chinatown

Derrick Burrus
On October 15, 2014 at approximately 8:30PM Transit Police officers working in Area 1 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Chinatown station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Derrick Burrus, 49, of Dorchester fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Burrus for the purpose of issuing him a citation, as Burrus was retrieving his identification from his wallet officers noticed a glassine baggy containing a white rock like substance consistent with that of crack cocaine. Burrus attempted to quickly stuff the baggy back inside his wallet. Eventually officers did recover the baggy from Burrus containing what they believed to be crack cocaine. Burrus was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Burrus was also issued a citation for fare evasion. It is expected Burrus will be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Possession of a Controlled Class B Substance.

media inquiries should be directed to rsullivan@mbta.com

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