Saturday, March 28, 2015

Braintree man caught with over 2,000 $ of stolen goods.

Ryan Ross
On March 27, 2015 at approximately 9:15pm Transit Police officers working in Area 3 were on patrol at the MBTA's Braintree station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Ryan Ross, 30, of Braintree in the lobby removing anti-theft security tags from several pieces of clothing. Officers approached Ross to further investigate and subsequently discovered Ross was in possession of just over 2,000 dollars worth of stolen clothing. A preliminary investigation suggests the items were stolen from local area businesses. Ross was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Ross will be arraigned sometime Monday (03/30/2015) in Quincy District Court for Receiving Stolen Property Over 250.00.

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

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Jamaica Plain man netted by Point of Entry Policing.

Stephen McDermott
On March 26, 2015 at approximately 5:15pm Transit Police officers working in Area 3 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Braintree station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Stephen McDermott, 26, of Jamaica Plain loitering and smoking under conspicuously posted "NO SMOKING" signs. Officers approached McDermott and subsequently discovered there were several warrants in existence for his arrest issued from Quincy District Court for Possession of a Controlled Class A Substance, Receiving Stolen Property and Credit Card Fraud. McDermott was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. McDermott was also issued a citation for smoking.

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

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Weymouth man arrested for Indecent Exposure

Stephen McHugh
On March 25, 2015 at approximately 11:17pm Transit Police officers were on patrol at the MBTA's North Quincy station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Stephen Mchugh, 25, of Weymouth. McHugh was in the Hancock Street side of the parking lot facing the Red Line platform with his genitals exposed while urinating. Patrons exiting the train could clearly view McHugh. Officers approached and placed McHugh into custody for Indecent Exposure and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected McHugh will be arraigned sometime today in Quincy District Court.

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

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wanted Plymouth man captured at South Station by TPD.

Michael Frazier
On March 23, 2015 at approximately 12:10pm Transit Police officers working in Area 1 were alerted by the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department to be on the look out for a Michael Frazier, 24, of Plymouth. There was an active arrest warrant for Frazier issued from Wareham District Court for Possession of Heroin, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.It was believed Frazier was heading to South Station in an attempt to leave Massachusetts.

An observant Transit Police officer noticed a male subject who matched the description of Frazier inside the concourse to the Bus Terminal and approached the male to further investigate. Upon approach, the male who in fact was Michael Frazier, pushed the officer and fled.  The officer pursued Frazier and was assisted by another officer. The officers caught up to Frazier and after a physical struggle were able subdue him and place him into custody. Frazier was 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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Friday, March 20, 2015

Transit Police K9 Zombie receives Vest.


MBTA Transit Police Department’s K9 Zombie has been awarded a bullet and stab proof vest


The MBTA Transit Police Department’s K9 Zombie has been awarded a ballistic vest thanks to a non profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Beverly, MA annual charity dog wash provided a donation of $818.  The vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center”.

 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially life saving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1317 law enforcement dogs in 49 states with protective vests since 2009 at a cost of over $1.2 million dollars.

K9 Zombie
 Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announces their 7” plush stuffed German Shepherd  K9 Hero, "Cesar", and company ambassador of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. now for sale online for $15.00 at www.vik9s.org.  Proceeds from the sales will provide bullet and stab protective vests, for police dogs actively working without the potentially lifesaving equipment. 

The organization orders the U.S. made vests exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, MA. who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor. Vests are manufacturer by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

New K9 graduates as well as K9's with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations accepted via mail to: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718 or via the website: www.vik9s.org.


 Canine Zombie is a two year old Germen Sheppard.  Zombie is assigned to Officer Brian Burt of the M.B.T.A. Transit Police Department.  Officer Burt and Canine Zombie are certified as both a Police Service Dog and Narcotic Detection Team. They are assigned to the Special Operations Section, K-9 Unit.  As an Officer of the K-9 Unit Officer Burt and Zombie have Police Jurisdiction in 178 cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Officer Burt along with his canine partner primary focus is on patrolling and protecting M.B.T.A. property as well as the patrons of the M.B.T.A.  Canine Zombie was purchased from Mid-Michigan Kennels, and then trained by the M.B.T.A. Transit Police K-9 Training Unit. 



Point of Entry Policing; Forest Hills

Guled Ali
On March 19, 2015 at approximately 10:30am Transit Police officers working in Area 4 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Forest Hills station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Guled Ali , 29, of Boston fare evade by physically forcing the fare gate to open. Officers approached Ali for the purpose of issuing a citation and requested Ali identify himself. Ali furnished false information to the officers in an attempt to conceal his true identity. Subsequently officers discovered there was a warrant in existence for Ali's arrest issued from Roxbury District Court for Assault, Attempt to Commit a Crime and Resisting Arrest. Ali 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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Trespasser struck in Beverly. Confirmed fatality.

Death investigation 
On March 20, 2015 at approximately 1am Transit Police officers working in Area 2 received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Prides Crossing Commuter Rail station in Beverly for a report of a person possibly struck by a commuter rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Beverly Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene reported the following preliminary information: a male, 21 years of age, while trespassing on the right of way of Track 1 was struck by a Rockport bound train. The male was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police detectives along with representatives of the Essex County DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstance surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT a factor.

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