Sunday, August 28, 2016

TPD confirms fatality at Park St. Somerville grade crossing.

Death Investigation
UPDATE ************UPDATE 08/29/16

The victim has been identified as Jean Leonard, 31 years of age, with a last known address in Cambridge. NO FURTHER UPDATES.

On August 28, 2016 at approximately 1:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the vicinity of Park Street in Somerville for a possible person struck by a Commuter Rail train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Somerville Fire and EMS.  Preliminary information from Transit Police personnel on scene suggest the following : Park Street grade crossing in Somerville, a bicyclist went through the fully functioning gates, which were in the down position for an approaching outbound Fitchburg Line train. The bicyclist, a male approximately 25 to 30 years of age, continued onto the right of way and was struck by the aforementioned train. The bicyclist was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives along with representatives of the Middlesex DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

No further updates will be disseminated today 08/28/2016.

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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Help us ID this male subject of interest : LEWD BEHAVIOR

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 lewd, wanton & lascivious conduct on the Green Line trolley, on Friday, August 12, 2016, at approximately 1:30 PM.



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   
tpdnews

Friday, August 19, 2016

Boston man arrested for Open & Gross

Taha Hamid
On August 19, 2016 at approximately 10:30am a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District was on patrol at the MBTA's Back Bay station. While there he was informed a male had just entered into the women's restroom. The officer immediately began to proceed in that direction and was ultimately directed to a male, later identified as Taha Hamid, 28, of Dorchester who was observed exiting the women's bathroom. At this time the officer was approached and informed by a female victim of the following; while inside the women's bathroom Hamid entered and pulled down his pants fully exposing his genitals to the victim. After doing so Hamid then proceeded to urinate into the sink and stated " This is a man's bathroom now !".


The officer placed Hamid into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Hamid will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.


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   
tpdnews

Man assaults MBTA bus operator . Recognize him ? Please contact us w/info


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 and battery on an MBTA bus operator at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Brighton Avenue in Boston on Monday, August 15, 2016, at approximately 12:30 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   
tpdnews

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Help the Transit Police identify this male subject.


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 an MBTA employee at Haymarket Station on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at approximately 5:47 PM.



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   
tpdnews.
 

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sharon woman arrested for attacking train conductor

Emma Bloom
On August 15, 2016 at approximately 10PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Readville Commuter Station for a disorderly person. Upon arrival officers were met by the train's conductor who pointed out a female, later identified as Emma Bloom, 23, of Sharon. The conductor informed the officers as he attempted to collect the fare from Bloom she refused to pay. The conductor informed Bloom she would have to pay her fare or exit the train. Bloom responded by physically attacking the conductor, kicking, punching and biting him. At one point during Bloom's assault it is alleged she produced a folding knife and began to threaten to stab the conductor.



Transit Police officers placed Bloom into custody and transported her to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected she will be arraigned sometime today in West Roxbury District Court for Assault & Battery, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Shod Foot.

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   
tpdnews

Friday, August 12, 2016

Help us ID this subject

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 August 10, 2016 at approximately 7:57PM the male subject depicted within entered onto the Right of Way at the MBTA's Aquarium Station and proceeded into the tunnel. This caused a delay and disruption in service. Several Transit Police personnel responded to the scene and conducted an area search to include entering into the tunnel. Officers were unable to locate the individual. A preliminary investigation has suggested the unknown male's purpose was to obtain a "selfie" inside the tunnel.



This type of behavior will not be tolerated. This criminal act could have turned deadly, it placed TPD officers and MBTA employees in harms way and greatly inconvenienced our riding public.

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   
tpdnews.