Sunday, April 26, 2015

Trespasser struck ; NON life threatening.

On April 26, 2015 at approximately 10am Transit Police officers working in Area 4 received a radio call to respond to Norfolk Commuter Rail station for a person possibly struck by a train. Several TPD Units along with Norfolk Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a 66 year old male, who was trespassing in the right of way area, was struck by an inbound MBTA Commuter Rail Franklin line train ( no passengers were on board at the time of incident ). The male sustain NON life threatening injuries and was med flighted to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston for treatment.

Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident.

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

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Point of Entry Policing- Ruggles MBTA

Julio Morales
On April 23, 2015 at approximately 12pm Transit Police officers working in Area 4 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Ruggles station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Julio Morales, 26, of Roxbury fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Morales for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there were three warrants in existence for his arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court for Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, Larceny Over 250.00 and Uttering a false check. Morales was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process Morales was found to be in possession of just under one ounce of marijuana.

Morales was issued a citation for fare evasion and possession of marijuana.

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 23, 2015

Help us ID this person.

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, April 6, 2015, at 11:30 AM, the subject depicted within verbally berated and ultimately spat upon a female MBTA passenger.This incident may have been motivated by the victim's ethnicity and civil rights violations are possible charges.

 
The incident occurred on an outbound Green Line “E” trolley.  The subject exited the trolley at Northeastern University’s trolley stop.

The subject is described as follows;

  White male, 5’6”-5’8” in height, 40-45 years of age, medium build, wearing blue sunglasses, cargo pants and gray and black 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 21, 2015

Press Release from Suffolk County District Attorney's Office; Dudley MBTA deadly shooting


Second Defendant Guilty in 2013 Murder

 

BOSTON, April 21, 2015—The second of two men who took part in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Courtney Jackson at the Dudley MBTA station has been found guilty of murder, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted JAMEL BANNISTER (D.O.B. 10/7/90) of Dorchester of second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.  The jury acquitted him of charges of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance in a school zone. 

Bannister’s co-defendant, BRIAN COOPER (D.O.B. 1/19/88) of Mattapan, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder earlier this month.  Both had been indicted for first-degree murder.

Assistant District Attorney David Fredette presented evidence and testimony to prove that at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2013, Bannister accompanied Cooper to the Dudley MBTA station, where they became involved in a verbal altercation with Jackson.  Footage from MBTA public safety cameras at the station showed Cooper pulling out a firearm and shooting Jackson twice as the victim, who had recently gotten off of one bus, turned to board another. 

The footage also depicts Bannister pulling something from his pocket at that same time that Cooper produced a firearm; additional video footage shows him holding something to his side as he fled.

Two Boston Police officers working a detail nearby heard the gunshots and rushed to the area to see the two men running from the scene.  Cooper surrendered to officers and was found to be in possession of a firearm.

Bannister continued to flee from officers and was taken into custody in the area of Madison Park Court.  A .45 semiautomatic firearm was found tossed over a fence along his path of flight.

Bannister returns to court at 9:30 tomorrow morning for sentencing before Judge Richard Welch.  Cooper faces sentencing May 5.

Timothy Munzert was the DA’s assigned victim-witness advocate.  Bannister was represented by John Tardif.
 
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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