Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trespasser struck. Confirmed Fatality

Death Investigation
On March 28, 2017 at approximately 9:15PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the Mansfield Commuter Rail station for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Mansfield Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel that were on scene report the following preliminary information; a female, approximate age of 52, while trespassing on Track 1 approximately 500 yards east of the station was struck by a southbound Providence Line  MBTA Commuter Rail train. The female has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police detectives along with representatives from the Bristol County DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.



Approximately 18 passengers were on board at the time of incident. They were transferred onto an MBTA bus.



No further updates.
 

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


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dorchester man caught fare evading wanted for Cruelty to Animals

Derek Briggs
On March 23, 2017 at approximately 6PM members of the TPD's Crime Suppression Team were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Central Sq. station. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Derek Briggs, 41, of Dorchester. Briggs fare evaded by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Briggs for the purpose of issuing a citation for fare evasion and subsequently discovered there was an active warrant in existence for Briggs' arrest issued out of  Dorchester District Court for 2 counts of Cruelty to Animals. Briggs was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.


 During this process Briggs was found to be in possession of prescription narcotics for which he did not have a prescription for. Briggs to be additionally charged.




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   

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Boston man arrested for Open & Gross on MBTA train car

On March 7, 2017 at approximately 3:30PM a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Haymarket Station to meet a victim of an Open and Gross incident. Upon arrival the officer met with a female victim who relayed the following: the victim was travelling in a northbound Orange Line car when a male entered at DTC and sat across from her. Shortly thereafter the male removed his genitals from his pants and performed a lewd act in full view of all passengers.


Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police detectives, Kevin Churnetski, 39, of Boston was arrested for Open & Gross Lewdness on March 23, 2017. Churnetski was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division.


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   

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Juvenile arrested for illegal possession of firearm.

On March 20, 2017 at approximately 2pm a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District was on patrol at the MBTA's Back Bay station when his attention was drawn to 3 male juveniles seated on a bench on Track 7. The officer noticed the juveniles appeared to be rolling marijuana cigarettes. The officer approached the 3 juveniles confirmed his suspicion and also observed a woman's purse and passport . The juveniles could not explain why they were in possession of the purse or passport nor could they provide a name of the rightful owner.


Subsequent to a further investigation the officer seized a loaded .22 Caliber handgun with additional bullets in the magazine from one of the male juveniles, 17 years of age from Jamaica Plain.

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


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   

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Everett man arrested for Open & Gross Lewdness.

Louis Carlos Martiniz-Santamaria
On March 19th, 2017 at approximately 12:30am Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call for a report of a male exposing himself. Upon arrival the officer was met by the victim, a 26 year old female, who relayed the following: while traveling northbound on a Red Line train a male, later identified as  Louis Carlos Martinez-Santamaria, 40, of Everett took a seat  directly across from the victim. Shortly thereafter the male exposed his genitals and while staring at the victim performed a lewd act. The victim exited at the first available stop, South Station, and notified police.


Martinez-Santamaria was still on scene and positively identified by the victim. Officers placed Martinez-Santamaria into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.






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   

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Confirmed fatality: Trespasser struck Somerville.

Death Investigation
On March 20, 2017 at approximately 12:20pm Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the Park Street Grade Crossing in Somerville for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Somerville Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, age undetermined at this time, while trespassing on the inbound track was struck by a Fitchburg Line train approximately 200 yards east of the crossing. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.  Transit Police detectives along with representatives from the Middlesex DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT a factor.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richardrsullivan@mbta.com 
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Help us ID this male subject for Assault on 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 & Battery on an MBTA Bus Operator at the intersection of Union Street and Exchange Street, in Lynn, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at approximately 10:50 AM.







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   

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