Wednesday, August 15, 2018

UPDATE: New York man found guilty for shooting at Maverick MBTA

New York Man Guilty in Maverick Station Double Shooting

BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2018—An MS-13 gang member from New York was convicted today of shooting a rival and a bystander at the Maverick MBTA station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. 
After less than a day of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted ROGELIO ALVARADO, 23, of two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm and single counts of unlawfully possessing a firearm and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm. Jurors acquitted Alvarado of an additional count of armed assault with intent to murder. He faces sentencing at 11:00 on Aug. 20 in courtroom 815.
“Gun violence is the number one public safety threat facing Boston today,” Conley said. “If you pick up an illegal firearm, if you fire it in a public place, if you hit your target or a bystander or anyone else, we’re going to prosecute you. I want to thank the Boston and Transit police who responded to the scene and investigated the facts, the prosecution team who marshaled the evidence and the law for trial, the witnesses who stepped forward and testified to their observations, and the jurors who returned a fair and just verdict.”
During about three and a half days of trial, Assistant District Attorney Stacey Pichardo of the DA’s Gang Unit introduced evidence and testimony proving that Alvarado, a resident of Huntington, NY, had a gang-related conflict with a 29-year-old fellow passenger while traveling inbound on a Blue Line train on the afternoon of Jan. 19, 2016. The two men got off the train at Maverick Station.
Pichardo proved that Alvarado produced a firearm, sparking a physical altercation during which Alvarado shot the victim twice at close range. The victim was struck twice in the back. A second man, age 42, exiting the train at about the time of the conflict was struck as well, suffering a graze wound to the front of his head. Both men were transported to area hospitals and survived their injuries.
Pichardo introduced additional evidence that Alvarado fled the train station in a taxi and made his way back to New York. He was apprehended by Huntington Police on July 12, 2017, after driving the wrong way down a roadway and forcing other motorists off the road.
Edith Ayuso was the DA’s assigned victim-witness advocate. Pichardo was assisted at trial by Tiffany Albanese, a law student in the DA’s Gang Unit who served as second chair under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03. Alvarado was represented by attorney John Tardif. 


All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fugitive from Justice nabbed by TPD after he fare evaded.

Michael Marino
On August 13, 2018 at approximately 6:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Andrew Sq. station conducting Point of Entry Policing. While there officers observed a male, later identified as Michael Marino, 51, of Lynn fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Marino for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there were several warrants in existence for Marino's arrest issued out of Falmouth District Court for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Destruction of Property Over 1,200.00, Numerous Motor Vehicle violations, being a Fugitive From Justice and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Marino was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ID Wanted RE: Assault on an MBTA employee.

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 on MBTA Employee at Haymarket MBTA Station on Wednesday, July, 25, 2018, at approximately 12:30 PM.

Brockton: Campello Parking Lot acts of vandalism.

On August 8, 2018 at approximately 6:45PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Campello Commuter Rail station for a report of 4 motor vehicles that were vandalized. Upon arrival officers discovered 3 of the 4 vehicles had left the scene. Officers spoke with one vehicle owner remaining; on that vehicle the passenger side window had been smashed in and loose change was taken. Officers were able to identify the 3 other vehicle's owners who sustained similar damage. The matter is under investigation by Transit Police detectives.

Transit Police have deployed our SkyWatch tower and will increase our visible presence in the area to deter future acts of vandalism.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Dorchester man arrested for numerous offenses after striking pedestrian and fleeing.

On August 3, 2018 at approximately 9:21PM Transit Police officers were conducting a High Visibility check of MBTA Ashmont station. While located near the north entrance the officers observed a vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, strike a pedestrian as he was crossing the street in the vicinity of 1913 Dorchester Avenue. After striking the pedestrian the vehicle fled the scene. Two TPD motorcycle officers who witnessed the incident got on their MC's and conducted an area search for the vehicle. A 3rd Transit Police officer rendered aid to the victim until relieved by a off duty physician. The TPD motorcycle officers were able to locate and follow the suspect vehicle as the driver continued to evade apprehension. Ultimately the driver/suspect crashed into three additional parked vehicles at the corner of Adams and Beaumont and attempted to flee on foot. While doing so he discarded a loaded firearm. The officers were able to apprehend the suspect and place him into custody and recover the firearm.  The suspect is a 31 year old male with a Dorchester address. It is expected he will be arraigned on Monday in Dorchester District Court for Fleeing the scene of an accident w/personal injury, driving while intoxicated and illegal possession of a firearm.

Superintendent Sullivan stated " Our officers on their police motorcycles, despite great danger to their personal safety,  followed and ultimately apprehended an armed suspect. Their courageous efforts are a credit to law enforcement officers everywhere and we are proud of them and grateful they were not seriously injured".

The victim of the hit and run is expected to survive.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at

Friday, August 3, 2018

This subject damaged the fare gate doors after evading his fare and squeezing through. Recognize him ?

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 Malicious Destruction of Property at Ashmont MBTA Station on Friday, July, 27, 2018, at approximately 10:00 AM.

Westwood man arrested for Indecent Assault & Battery on MBTA.

Jeremy Pincus
On May 18, 2018 we displayed photographs depicting a subject of interest in an Lewd & Lascivious investigation. (see posting here). Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police detectives Jeremy Pincus, 53, of Westwood was arrested on August 1, 2018 for Indecent Assault & Battery and Lewd & Lascivious Conduct.

Pincus was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.