On November 18, 2019 at approximately 2PM two Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were pulling out of TPD-HQ, as they turned onto Southampton Street their attention was drawn to two males engaged in a physical confrontation on the ground. Officers immediately pulled over an exited their vehicle to intervene. Upon approach of the officers one of the males, later identified as Royal Kindell, 19, of South Boston got up from the ground and quickly began to walk away. The second male began frantically yelling "He stole my wallet" and pointed towards Kindell. Officers caught up to Kindell and observed he was holding a wallet and cash in his hand. The victim, a 50 year old male, went on to state as he walking on Southampton Street Kindell was walking in the opposite direction. As their paths crossed Kindell grabbed the victim's wallet from his hand and a struggle ensued. Officers recovered the wallet from Kindell which contained numerous items bearing the victim's name and other items as described. Officers placed Kindell into custody for Unarmed Robbery and brought him to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered there was an outstanding warrant in existence for Kindell's arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for a Narcotics violation.
On November 16, 2019 at approximately 5:25AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Haymarket Station for a report of an assault. Upon arrival officers located the victim, a female, who relayed the following: while taking the elevator to the Orange Line platform the victim was Indecently Assaulted by a male. The victim provided a description of the offending male to officers who then conducted an area search. Officers located said male who was still inside the station. The male, later identified as Gilbert Clement, 27, of Woburn was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
On November 6, 2019 at approximately 9AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's State Street Station for a reported Indecent Assault. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, an adult female who relayed the following: Victim, while near the fare gates, was approached by a male who attempted to hug and forcefully kiss her. The victim pushed the offending male away and then was Indecently Assaulted by the same male.
Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police Detectives, Benjamin Celletti, 32, of Somerville was identified as the offending male. Celletti was located and placed into custody by TPD and transported to HQ for the arrest booking process.
On November 6, 2019 at approximately 8:14 PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's West Newton Commuter Rail station for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Newton Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: An adult male in the vicinity of Lowell Ave., age unknown at this time, while trespassing on the right of way, was struck by an inbound commuter rail train on Track 1. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. TPD Detectives and representatives of the Middlesex County DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
On November 4, 2019 at approximately 6:40PM members of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were on patrol at the MBTA's Park Street Station Red Line. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Robert O'Brien, 49, of Arlington. O'Brien fare evaded by "piggybacking" in behind a paying patron. Officers approached O'Brien for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered O'Brien had several warrants in existence for his arrest issued from Cambridge District Court for Arson, Breaking & Entering in the Night Time, Disorderly Conduct and Motor Vehicle violations. O'Brien was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
On October 31, 2019 at approximately 3:13PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Ruggles Station for a report of Shots fired. Upon arrival TPD officers ascertained the following information: A male, later identified as Andrew Cephas, 21, of Boston while walking through the lower busway engaged in a verbal confrontation with another adult male. The confrontation became physical, Cephas being the aggressor, and at some point a gun shot was discharged. No one was struck and Cephas fled the busway.
Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police detectives, a short time after the incident, Cephas was placed into custody for numerous firearm violations and Assault. Cephas was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
On October 29, 2019 at approximately 5:30PM members of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were on patrol at the MBTA's Downtown Crossing station Temple Street entrance. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Jonathan Holcomb, 42 of Everett. Holcomb was smoking a cigarette and obstructing the entrance way. Officers approached Holcomb and subsequently discovered there were several warrants in existence for his arrest issued from South Boston District Court for Breaking & Entering a Building for Felony Purposes, Being a Common & Notorious Thief and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Holcomb was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.