Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Identification Sought.

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 Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 10:20 AM, a  white male sat across from a victim in the upstairs food court area of MBTA South Station Commuter Rail.  The subject depicted within sat down briefly took the victim's phone and left the area. 

The subject is described as a white male, about 40 years of age wearing a black hooded jacket, red scarf, black knit hat, gray jeans and black boots.

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, March 2, 2015

Trespasser struck at Norwood Central.

On March 2, 2015 at approximately 10:51am Transit Police officers working in Area 4 received a radio call to respond to Norwood Central for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Norwood Fire & Rescue. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a female, approximate age of 50, while trespassing on track 2 was struck by a southbound CSX freight train. The female has been transported to a local area hospital for serious injuries. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

180.00 dollar sneakers for 90.00 dollars lands man in jail.

Joshua Erlandson
On February 27, 2015 at approximately 9:30am Transit Police officers working in Area 3 were on patrol at the MBTA's JFK-UMass station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Joshua Erlandson, 25, of Dorchester. Erlandson was overheard attempting to sell a 180.00 dollar pair of sneakers for 90.00 dollars. Officers approached Erlandson and subsequently discovered there were several warrants in existence for his arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for: Distribution of Class C drugs, Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws, Drug Violation near a School Zone and Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances. Erlandson 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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hyde Park man already wanted by police, caught stealing from female victim.

William Scopa
On February 25, 2015 at approximately 6:40am Transit Police officers working in Area 1 were on patrol at the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail. While there their attention was drawn to a disturbance at the entrance to the Red Line. Officers proceeded in that direction and were informed by a female victim her wallet was just stolen from her purse and she pointed out a male, later identified as William Scopa, 30, of Hyde Park as the perpertrator. Scopa was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During the booking process it was discovered there was a warrant in existence for Scopa's arrest issued from Chelsea District Court for Shoplifting, Disorderly Conduct and Threats to Commit a Crime.

 Scopa was arraigned on 02/25/2015 in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Larceny from the Person.

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Trespasser struck MBTA State Street station.

On February 21, 2015 at approximately 11pm Transit Police officers working in Area 1 received a radio call to respond to MBTA State Street station for a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Boston Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene reported the following preliminary information: at approximately 11pm a female, believed to be around 29 years of age, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by a northbound Orange Line train at MBTA State Street station. The female has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police detectives along with representatives of the Suffolk County DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.

media inquiries should be directed to LT. R.Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Trespasser struck at Park Street Station.

On February 14th 2015 at approximately 3:58 p.m. Transit Police Officers assigned to Area 1 received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Park Street Station for a report of a person possibly struck by a Red Line train. Several Transit Police units responded along with Boston Fire and  EMS. Transit Police Detectives on scene report the following preliminary information; at approximately 3:58p.m. a male, believed to be in his 30's, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by a northbound Red Line train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police Detectives and representatives of the Suffolk County DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.  Foul play is not suspected.

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