Monday, December 31, 2012

Message from Chief MacMillan on First Night 2013

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First Night 2013 Happy New Year !!

First Night Celebration-Boston 2013

First Night 2013 Message from Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan :

First Night in Boston is the oldest and largest New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts in North America and it takes place again tonight December 31, 2012. This is the 37th year of the First Night Celebration.(check here for official First Night schedule)

 First Night Celebration is also a family oriented atmosphere for all to enjoy.  It is anticipated that approximately one million people will attend. To that end, it is requested that you utlize the MBTA in traveling to and from Boston's First Night Celebration. From 8PM until the end of service, the MBTA will not be collecting fares. The MBTA will have additional resources on hand and Transit Police Officers (both uniformed and plainclothes) will be on duty throughout the MBTA system to ensure a safe and efficient travel. I ask that you act responsibly and be respectful to one another. Additionally, please be mindful of young children, the elderly and persons with disabilities while riding the MBTA. The consumption and/or transportation of alcohol and unruly behavior will not be tolerated.

 From everyone at the MBTA Transit Police Department, Happy New Year. Remember, while riding the T if you "See Something Say Something." To contact the Transit Police in an emergency call 617-222-1212 or 911. You can also use our MBTA SeeSay app or text us at 873873 to report unusual or suspicious behavior or provide information anonymously to our investigators about criminal activity.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

MBTA Bus shot at by Pellet Gun

On December 29th, 2012 at approximately 9:35pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 received a radio call to respond to Washington Street and Arboretum Road in Roslindale for a report of an MBTA bus that was possibly shot at. Upon arrival officers observed MBTA bus number 2092, Route35 with two passenger side windows intact but completely fractured. The windows located in the front of the bus appeared to have been shot with an air powered BB gun. Boston EMS also responded but there were no reported injuries. Officers interviewed the bus operator who informed the officers as he was traveling inbound on Washington Street, in the area of Archdale Road, he observed two individuals standing in a driveway who appeared to be holding a firearm. Transit as well as Boston Police conducted an area search in and around the noted location. No suspects found.

Today, December 30th, 2012 at approximately 1:45pm a female victim reported to Transit Police she was struck in the face with some projectile, possibly a BB pellet in the same area as the MBTA bus incident from last night. Boston Police District E5 was notified and will investigate. At this time we can not relate the two incidents together, however we will work in collaboration with Boston Police and explore that possibility.

Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident and we urge anyone with information to contact us at 617-222-1212 or via our MBTA SeeSay app. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can do so by simply texting your tip/message to 873873.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Brooklyn man arrested for selling drugs to a UC

On December 27th, 2012 at approximately 7:30pm Transit Police detectives working in a plainclothes/undercover capacity were at MBTA South Station bus terminal to address the issue of illegal narcotics. At this time the bus terminal had numerous people in the area. Of all the potential individuals to approach and solicit the sale of illegal narcotics a Brooklyn, NY man chose an undercover Transit Police detective. The man, later identified as William Gwiazda, 31 initiated a conversation with the undercover detective and quickly directed the conversation to the sale of drugs. Ultimately Gwiazda did indeed sell the detective Methadone, a Controlled Class B substance as defined by Massachusetts General Law. In addition to the methadone Gwiazda sold to the UC he was also in possession of additional Methadone he was offering for sale. Gwiazda was placed into custody for Distribution of a Controlled Class B substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Class B substance and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. He will appear in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.

Illegal drug activity harms the quality of life for all our patrons and employees, Transit Police are committed to ensuring the safe travel and environments for all who utilize the MBTA. We will continue to address and combat such criminal behavior. If you have any information you would like to pass along to our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can simply text your message/tip to 873873.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fight leads to Level 3 Sex Offender arrest

On December 26th, 2012 at approximately 9:30pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 received a radio call to respond to Back Bay MBTA station for a report of two men fighting inside the lobby.  Upon arrival officers located the individuals involved in the altercation, later identified as John Carpenter 46 of Boston and Steven Odom 44  of Dorchester. Carpenter and Odom provided the officers with differing accounts as to what precipitated the incident/altercation. However both men did not wish to pursue any legal action against one another. Carpenter who had a visible cut to his face from the fracas refused medical treatment. Officers on scene were able to determine Carpenter had an outstanding default warrant in existence for his arrest for the following charges: Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing issued from Boston Municipal Court. Odom, a level 3 sex offender,(read here for info regarding sex offender classification) failed to register as such in the City of Boston in violation of MGL CH.6 S178. Both Carpenter and Odom were taken into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Both men will appear in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Woman arrested on Christmas Night at South Station

On Christmas night at approximately 9pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were on patrol at South Station when they developed information that a female, later identified as Jamie Lee Jones 22 of Fall River, MA. was wanted in Florida as well as Massachusetts. Officers confirmed that indeed there were two outstanding warrants in existence for her arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court. One warrant was for Credit Card Fraud and Receiving Stolen Property. The second warrant was for  Larceny. In addition Jones was wanted in Florida by the Pasco County Sheriffs Department for Credit Card Fraud. Officers located Jones at South Station placed her into custody and transported her to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. Jones will appear in Boston Municpal Court this afternoon and Sheriff Deputies from Florida have informed the Transit Police they will seek rendition of Jones to return to Florida.
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Would be Grinch Arrested at South Station

On December 23rd, 2012 at approximately 6:30pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were on patrol at South Station when they were approached by a male, who was the victim of a larceny. The victim informed the officers while he was in the men's rest room he placed his bag down and turned away from it for no more then 30 seconds. Upon looking back at his bag, the victim stated it was gone ! He went on to furnish a detailed description of the bag to the officers. The two eagle eyed Transit Police officers searched the area and located the would be Grinch carrying the victim's bag. The victim positively identified his bag and the officers reunited him with all its contents. Kwaku Frimpong, 34 of Somerville, MA. was placed under arrest for Larceny over 250.00 and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process.

 Please be mindful of your surroundings at all times and if possible always hold onto your valuables when utilizing the restrooms. Merry Christmas everyone !!!
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Doing the Right Thing !

Occasionally we hear concerns from our riders regarding a fellow passenger's rudeness or in some cases the fundamental lack of civility displayed towards one another while riding the MBTA. Although we believe individuals who behave in such a manner while utilizing the T is an extremely small percentage, this next story may restore your faith in the MBTA rider sitting next to or across from you.

On December 14th, 2012 at approximately 5:45pm a Transit Police Sergeant while on patrol at South Station was approached by a gentleman who handed the sergeant an envelope stuffed with cash ! The gentleman went on to explain he was on an inbound Red Line train and as the train was pulling out of JFK/UMASS station he observed a plain white envelope positioned on a seat.  At first the gentleman believed it to be trash and went to move it so he could sit down. In doing so he noticed a five dollar bill protruding from the envelope. He then looked inside, the envelope was filled with cash. Unfortunately there was nothing to identify who the money belonged to. The gentleman asked all passengers within proximity if the envelope was theirs, NOT one MBTA patron attempted to falsely claim the money as theirs. The gentleman got off at South Station and immediately sought out police and handed over the envelope. The envelope contained 584.00 dollars. As Holiday fate would have it a very seasoned Transit Police Detective supervisor was also at South Station that early evening on an unrelated matter. The sergeant relayed what had transpired to the detective and............

On December 18th, 2012 the rightful owner, a house keeper at a local hotel and a resident of Dorchester, came to Transit Police HQ identified certain distinct aspects of the envelope the US Currency was in when lost and she was reunited with her hard earned money.

To the gentleman who turned over the money, we salute you ! Great Holiday spirit, lets keep it going year round and look out for one another while riding the MBTA.

Happy Holidays to all of you, our MBTA community !

Media inquiries, please contact Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O'Connor via email at  joconnor@mbta.com

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

30th MPOC Graduation

MBTA Transit Police Academy

Today, December 18th, 2012 at 11:00 am, the MBTA Transit Police Academy will graduate the 30th Municipal Police Officers Class (MPOC) at the historic Fanueil Hall in Boston. The class will graduate 41 new police officers who will serve within the following police departments: MBTA Transit Police, Ashland, Boston University, Bourne, Braintree, Chlemsford, Cohasett, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Hull, Medford, Saugus, Sharon, Tufts University, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Woburn. The public and media are invited to attend this special day for the graduates, their families and the communities in which they will serve.

30th MPOC/MBTA Transit Police Academy




The MBTA Transit Police Academy has earned a reputation for producing the finest police officers in the state. This reputation has been built through dedication and commitment. The MBTA Transit Police Academy opened in 1998 and has graduated more than 1,000 police officers. It is structured and approved by the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) guidelines as mandated by MGL C. 41 s. 96B. The basic curriculum for police student officers is an 800 hour training and education program founded on four basic principles: integrity, the law, fitness and community/neighborhood policing. The MBTA Transit Police Academy instructs recruits for an additional 240 hours with an emphasis on community policing and juvenile interactions

Recently the MBTA Transit Police Academy became the first Police Academy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to obtain accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The program standards cover nine topic areas: (1) credentialing; (2) organization; (3) direction and authority; (4) human resources; (5) recruitment, selection, employment, and promotion; (6) instructional systems; (7) training administration; (8) instructors; and (9) students.The CALEA Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model; once implemented, it presents the CEO, on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery—regardless of the size, type, or geographic location of the academy. The CALEA standards upon which the Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Program is based reflect the current thinking and experience of training academy practitioners and accreditation experts. CALEA’s Standards for Public Safety Training Academies© and its Accreditation Program are seen as benchmarks for today’s public safety training programs.
  • CALEA Accreditation requires an academy to develop a comprehensive, well thought out, uniform set of written directives. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.
  • CALEA Accreditation standards provide the necessary reports and analyses a CEO needs to make fact-based, informed management and administrative decisions.
  • CALEA Accreditation is a means for developing or improving upon an academy’s relationship with the community it serves.
  • CALEA Accreditation strengthens an academy’s accountability through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.
  • Being CALEA Accredited can limit an academy’s liability and risk exposure because it demonstrates that recognized standards for public safety training academies have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside CALEA-trained assessors.
  • CALEA Accreditation facilitates an academy’s pursuit of professional excellence 
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Identity Sought-Update Arrest made.

UPDATE************************************************UPDATE 12/19/2012

Transit Police Detectives acting on a tip received via our Anonymous Tip Text Line (873873) did arrest John Wintersteiner, 30 of Newton, MA. for Open and Gross early this morning at his residence. Wintersteiner will appear in Brookline District Court sometime today.

This arrest is an example of how the Transit Police Department works collaboratively with our MBTA community to hold those individuals, who conduct such criminal acts, responsible and how together we maintain a safe transportation system for all to enjoy. Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O'Connor encourages "all passengers to report criminal or suspicious behavior by utilizing phone, texting (873873) or our SeeSay app". In the event of an emergency please call 617-222-1212 or 911.
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Transit Police Detectives are seeking the identity of the male subject depicted within:


On Monday, December 3, 2012,  at approximately 7:10pm, a 25 year old female was the victim of Open & Gross while on the Beaconsfield  Green Line MBTA Station in Brookline.  The victim was standing on the inbound platform when she observed the suspect masturbating inside the hut on the outbound platform. 



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The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, in his early to mid 20’s, at the time of the incident he was wearing short pants and a red shirt.


If you know the identity or the whereabouts of the subject depicted within please contact the Crminal Investigations unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist investigators anonymously on this case or any other matter involving the MBTA you can do so by simply texting your message to 873873 or by downloading our MBTA SeeSay app which has an anonymous feature.
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TPD Activity

On December 16th, 2012 at approximately 6pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were patrolling Andrew Sq. MBTA station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Jason Fonseca, 29 of Quincy, MA. Fonseca was loitering about the station and busway area for at least 45 minutes NOT utilizing a bus and/or train. This area has been targeted recently by TPD officers for drug related activity. Officers approached Fonseca to engage him conversation, Fonseca furnished multiple answers to questions that were inconsistent with one another. A subsequent investigation revealed Fonseca had 3 outstanding warrants in existence for his arrest issued by the following courts; Malden District Court- Assault & Battery, Brighton District Court- Assault & Battery and Threats to Commit a Crime and Quincy District Court- Possession of a Controlled Substance Class A, Assault & Battery by means of a Dang. Weapon and Assault & Battery. Officers attempted to place Fonseca under arrest for the warrants, however Fonseca had other ideas as he fled out onto Dorchester Avenue. Officers gave chase and apprehended Fonseca a short distance later. Fonseca was transorted to TPD HQ for the booking process and will appear in the respective courts.

On December 15th, 2012 at approximately 3pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 received a radio call for a person stabbed at the Chinatown MBTA station. Upon arrival officers located a male, later identified as Joseph Jones, 19 of Boston, MA. on the Northbound platform, suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound to the neck area. According witnesses present the male responsible for the stabbing, Anthony Bonner, 25 of Roxbury, was still present and standing on the platform. Officers placed Bonner into custody for Assault & Battery by means of  Dang. Weapon-Knife. Bonner was transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. Jones was transported to a local area hospital for a NON life threatening injury. Bonner and Jones, known to each other and involved in an ongoing dispute with one another, were engaged in a physical confrontation on the platform when the stabbing took place. After a subsequent investigation Transit Police detectives arrested Jones for Intimidation of a Witness. Both subjects will appear in Boston Municipal Court in the near future.

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Trespasser at North Quincy struck

On December 17th, 2012 at approximately 12:50am Transit Police officers were dispatched to the North Quincy MBTA station for a report of a trespasser struck by a Red Line train. Transit Police along with Quincy Police, Fire and Fallon EMS located a male sufferring from severe trama to the torso area. Transit Police Detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. TPD Detectives have released the following preliminary information: At approximately 12:15am on today's date an inbound MBTA Red Line train entering North Quincy station on the northbound side struck a trespasser who was underneath the overhang to the platform. The male, approximately 44 years of age who resides in Boston, was lying face down with his right arm extended onto the right of way/track bed area. The motorperson upon observing the male immediately put the train into emergency stop. The train made contact with the male and he had to be extricated from underneath the train by the Quincy Fire Department. The male party was transported to Boston Medical Center with severe upper torso trama and underwent surgery. Currently the male is listed in critical condition.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Trespasser Struck in Concord, MA

*************Update***********

The deceased is a white female APPROX. age of 18-22 years. 

On December 14th, 2012 at approximately 8:15pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 were dispatched to Concord, MA., for a report of a possible trespasser struck by a train. Transit Police officers on scene report the following preliminary information: An Eastbound MBTA Fitchburg Line train struck a trespasser on Track 1 approximately 200 yards east of the Route 2 Bridge in Concord, MA. The person struck was pronounced deceased. Transit Police Detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

3rd time fare evader gets arrested.

On December 7th, 2012 at approximately 5:50pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were at Andrew Sq. MBTA station conducting fare evasion enforcement. While there they did observe a male, later identified as Robert Stone, 28 of Dorchester, MA., evade his fare by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Stone for the purpose of issuing a citation, Stone provided inconsistent answers as to his identity. Officers eventually determined his true name which revealed an outstanding warrant in existence for Stone's arrest issued from South Boston District Court for violating the Commonwealths's drug laws. Stone was placed into custody for the warrant, transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process and issued a citation for fare evasion, which turned out to be his third offence.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Community/MBTA Red Line rider Alert

Transit and Boston Police are increasing patrols and alerting the public after several Dorchester area robberies. All of the robberies targeted women while they were walking home from MBTA Red Line stations, including JFK-UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont.

The incidents have occurred between the hours of 7 pm. and 10:30 pm. In some of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age 20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect has engaged victims in a brief conversation before demanding money.

 Due to the fact the robberies occurred on the city of Boston streets, the Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police District-11 Detectives at (617) 343-4335.

As always if you have any information regarding crime on the MBTA please call us at 617-222-1050. If you wish to provide us information anonymously you may do so simply by texting your message to 873873 or by downloading our SeeSay app for smartphones.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Woman arrested for Assault w/knife

On December 4th, 2012 at approximately 9:45pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 received a radio call to respond to Brookline Hills MBTA station for a woman threatening passengers on board a trolley with a knife. Brookline Police also responded to assist. Upon arrival officers were met by a male victim and other witnesses who stated the following: male victim was seated on the trolley when a female, later identified as Madina Clayton, 52 of Boston, MA., sat across the aisle from him. Clayton removed a small folding knife, opening and closing it several times while staring at the victim. The victim became uncomfortable and stood up to change seats, Clayton also got up from her seat pointed the knife at the victim and stated "Are you looking at this M***** *****R !"
Another witness stated Clayton attempted to engage another male (separate from above) in conversation, when the male got up to change seats Clayton followed him with the knife opened. Other witnesses stated Clayton "haphazardly" swung the knife at yet another male victim as he was disemabrking the trolley. Thankfully no one was struck with the knife. Clayton was placed into custody for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon. There was also a warrant in existence for her arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court for A&B w/a Dangerous Weapon.  While back at Transit Police HQ for the booking process Clayton was found to be in possession of Marijuana, she was issued a citation. Clayton will appear in Brookline District Court sometime today.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Window smasher and a Computer grabber !

Transit Police/Robert Coveney
On December 4th, 2012 at approximately 1:20AM Transit Police officers received a radio call to respond to Forest Hills MBTA station for a report of a man who had just punched out a train car window. Upon arrival officers were met by an MBTA employee who informed them a male, later identified as Robert Coveney, 51 of Boston, MA. was verbally abusive towards MBTA employees and refusing to exit the train. When Coveney was told Transit Police would be called he responded by shouting more obscentities. Ultimately Coveney did get off the train, however as he was walking down the platform he decided to punch the window causing a spider web crack throughout. Two other witnesses present pointed out Coveney, who at this time was walking in the upper busway. Officers caught up to Coveney and placed him into custody for Malicious Destruction of Property. Coveney was transported to TPD HQ for the booking process. He will appear in West Roxbury District Court sometime today. The damage to the window was estimated to be worth 300 to 500 dollars.

Transit Police/Jason Plant
On December 3rd, 2012 at approximately 5:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were approached by a male victim at the Downtown Crossing MBTA station who informed the officers he inadvertently left his computer bag containing his MacBook Pro 9 computer on a Red Line train earlier in the day. The victim further stated he just received a phone call from a Boston "pawn shop" informing him someone was attempting to sell his laptop computer.  Plainclothes Transit Police officers responded to the business and observed a male, later identifed as Jason Plant, 39 of Abington,MA.,  standing at the counter waiting to receive payment for the laptop.  Earlier Plant signed an acknowledgement form, required from the pawn shop, indicating the laptop he was attempting to sell was in fact his and neither lost or stolen. Plant was placed under arrest for Receiving Stolen Property and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. Plant admitted to officers he watched as the victim exited the train and forgot to bring his computer with him. Plant believes he simply took possession of it and that is not tantamount to stealing the laptop.  The officers went the extra mile for the victim and responded to Braintree,MA., to recover the computer bag and some accesserories from a residence Plant had been to after "taking possession" of the bag. The computer was returned to the victim at the pawn shop. Plant will appear in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Graffiti Vandal Identified

Transit Police/Wright's tag
Each year graffiti and other forms of vandalism committed on MBTA property costs an estimated 1 million dollars to remove and/or fix. To fight back against these criminal and costly acts the Transit Police dedicate resources for identifying, prosecuting and in some instances obtaining court ordered restitution from individuals responsible for such behavior against the MBTA. Lieutenant Detective Nancy O'Loughlin, a 30 year veteran of the Transit Police Department, is recognized throughout the United States as an expert in conducting graffiti investigations and for her ability to interpret the "tagging" signs left behind by vandals.  LT.Det. O'Loughlin has been identifying and bringing those responsible for defacing MBTA property into the criminal justice system since 1984. She has recouped thousands of dollars in restitution for the MBTA over the years. ( read story here )

Transit Police/Wright's tag
Transit Police/Wright's tag
Most recently LT.Det. O'Loughlin has identified an individual who has been defacing not only MBTA property but properties located within Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Somerville for the past two years. On November 9th, 2012 investigators lead by LT.Det. O'Loughlin executed a search warrant on a residence located in Somerville. As a result, criminal charges will be sought against Spencer Wright, 21 of Somerville, MA., for multiple counts of felony Defacing Property and multiple counts felony Vandalism. Wright will have to appear in the following courts, Boston Municipal Court, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Somerville in the near future.


Superintendent -in-Chief Joseph O'Connor commended the work of LT. O'Loughlin, " the identification and subsequent charges in this case are another example of the great police work that she has done over the last 30 years to identify individuals who vandalize property throughout the Commonwealth and the nation ". 

LT. Det. O'Loughlin recently announced that she would be retiring. LT.Det. O'Loughlin began her career in 1983 and held various positions within the department. LT Det. O'Loughlin is highly respected in the law enforcement community for her unique ability to identify and successfully assist in the prosecution of graffiti vandals throughout the world. LT.Det O'Loughlin received numerous commendations throughout her career. In 2000 LT.Det. O'Loughlin saved the life of a victim who had been stabbed at the Downtown Crossing MBTA station.  For her heroic actions she was presented with the Medal of Valor by Governor Paul Cellucci at the annual Trooper George L. Hanna  Memorial Awards Ceremony. 

We wish LT.Det. O'Loughlin a long, happy and healthy retirement ! Congratulations Nancy !

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

TPD investigating Indecent Assault & Battery

On Tuesday November 27th, 2012 a female reported at approximately 12:30PM she was indecently assaulted while entering the MBTA JFK/UMASS station, located in Dorchester. The assault is reported to have occurred in the parking area, adjacent to Sydney Street, while walking towards the station entrance.

  The suspect is described as follows: White male, mid 20's, 5'10" in height, heavy build, clear complexion, scruffy brown beard, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt (NO LOGO), light blue jeans and sneakers.

Transit Police detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Witnesses or anyone with information are encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050. If you wish to assist in this investigation anonymously, or any other matter involving the MBTA, you can do so via our SeeSay app or by simply texting your tip to 873873.

Remember to always be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious persons or items on the MBTA. In a emergency situation you can always to speak with a police officer immediately by calling 617-222-1212.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

TPD Activity Nov.25th

On November 25th, 2012 at approximately 10:15am Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were on patrol at MBTA's Chinatown station, outbound platform, when their attention was drawn to two males, later identified as Jose Correano, 30 of Boston,MA. and Luis Quiles, 41 also of Boston,MA. Correano and Quiles were huddled together in what appeared to be an attempt to hide something from passersby. The officers walked in their direction and observed both males holding several wrist watches with the "price tags" still affixed. Upon noticing the officers Correano and Quiles attempted to stuff the watches into their pockets and began to walk away from the officers. The officers caught up to both subjects and engaged them in conversation. It was determined the watches, 13 in total, had recently been stolen from Macy's department store located a short distance away. Quiles confirmed he was just inside Macy's and ultimately admitted to stealing the mechandise. Both Quiles and Correano were placed into custody for Receiving Stolen property and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. The watches were confiscated as evidence and an employee from Macy's loss prevention team confirmed, via the SKU number, the watches were from Macy's. Both subjects will appear in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.

On November 25th, 2012 at approximately 3:30pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 received a radio call to respond to MBTA Lechmere station for a report of a male party who was running in front of the oncoming trolley's. Upon arrival officers spoke with an MBTA employee who witnessed and pointed to the male, later identified as Alzy Bello, 27 of Boston,MA. ,  who was "darting" in front of the trolleys. Officers approached Bello to ascertain what his reasoning was and to explain the dangers associated with crossing over the tracks in the presence of oncoming trolleys. Bello replied by stating he had a "right to remain silent". He certainly did, turns out Bello had an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued from Brookline District Court for motor vehicle violations. Bello was placed into custody for the warrant and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. Bello will appear in Brookline D.C.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DC Green completes specialized training

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Deputy Chief Ken Green

Man bites cab driver @Wonderland Station

On November 20th, 2012 at approximately 1:30am Transit Police officers along with Revere Police officers received a radio call to respond to Wonderland MBTA station busway for a report of an affray in progress. Upon arrival officers observed multiple individuals, some sporting injuries, who appeared to have been engaged in conflict. Officers calmed the situation and separated subjects involved. Witnesses and victims present informed the officers of the following: two males, later identified as Ivan Hernandez, 22 of Dorchester, MA. and Jevaun Jacques, 21 of Mattapan, MA. approached an MBTA employee claiming to be T employees and demanded a ride. The MBTA employee refused, in response Hernandez and Jacques kicked the real MBTA employee's vehicle. Hernandez and Jacques then approached a cab driver parked within the cab stand at Wonderland station and requested to be driven to Blue Hill Avenue for "twenty dollars". The cab driver refused and explained the fare to Blue Hill Avenue would be 50 dollars. At this time Jacques began to punch the cab driver about the head and face with a closed fist through the open window causing a laceration to the victim's forehead.

A fellow cab driver witnessing the brutal attack came to the victim's aid and attempted to pull Jacques away from him. As he was attempting to pull Jacques away from the victim/fellow cab driver Hernandez set upon him punching him in the head, it was at this time Jacques bit him on the hand puncturing the skin. Jacques and Hernandez then threw the 2nd victim to the ground and proceeded to punch and kick him. Several other cab drivers witnessing the assault came to his aid and were able to cease the assault until police arrived. Jacques was placed under arrest for the following charges, Assault&Battery on a person over 60, A&B w/Dangerous Weapon-shod foot, Aggravated A&B w/injuries and A&B. Hernandez was placed under arrest for the following charges, A&B on a person over 60, A&B w/Dangerous Weapon-shod foot and A&B.

While placing Jacques into the arrest transport vehicle he kicked a Transit Police officer, striking him in the hip area. Jacques will be additionally charged with A&B on a Police Officer. Jacques and Hernandez were transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process and will appear in Chelsea DC sometime today.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Woman arrested for Cruelty to Animal

On November 15th, 2012 at approximately 7:45 am Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were on patrol at MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail lobby when they were approached by a concerned citizen who informed them a woman was badly abusing a small dog (believed to be a Yorkshire terrier) inside the women's restroom. The citizen stated the suspect, later identified as Ana Prado, 26 of Henderson, Nevada, suspended the dog in the air by its leash, essentially hanging the dog. Additionally, officers were notified,  Prado punched the dog at least three times and also kicked the dog. A second witness coroborated the original witness statement. A female Transit Police officer entered the Women's restroom and escorted Prado outside where she was placed under arrest for Cruelty to Animals. Prado stated to the officers at the time of her arrest she was in Boston to attend Suffolk Superior Court for a charge of drug trafficking. Prado was transported to Transit Police HQ for booking and appeared in Boston Municipal Court the same day.

The dog, named "Dolce", was turned over to the City of Boston's Animal Control Division and was evaluated by a veterinarian for any injuries.

Transit Police- "Dolce"
Transit Police-"Dolce'
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Identification sought

On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, the male subject depicted within fraudulently used stolen credit cards at MBTA Copley, Back Bay and North Stations.

 The subject is described as follows:

 ·      A black male, medium build, 50-55 years of age, approximately 6’00” in height, wearing a grey sweater with two (2) black horizontal lines, grey pants, brown shoes and carrying a black backpack.
 
If you know the indentity or whereabouts of this person please contact the Transit Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. You may also assist our investigators anonymously by sending your tip via our SeeSay app or by simply texting us at 873873  (our text tip line is 100% anonymous)
 
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Man arrested for Indecent assault

On June 19th, 2012  at approximately 4:30 pm a female was indecently assaulted while at Park Street MBTA station (Green Line) as she was walking up the stairway that leads to the Boston Common. The victim contacted Transit Police and reported the incident.  Transit Police detectives conducted an investigation, as a result of their investigation Daniel Ruffini, 50 of Dorchester, MA. , was arrested for Indecent Assault & Battery on November 7th, 2012. Ruffini was processed at Transit Police HQ and appeared in Boston Municipal Court the same day.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MBTA Information

The MBTA is the fifth largest public transportation agency in the country, transporting 1.35 million passengers on a daily basis. The MBTA and the MBTA Transit Police are committed to ensuring a safe and efficient system for our riding public. To that end, we have assembled a list of contact numbers to assist you should you need to contact the MBTA. If you need to contact the Transit Police, you may do so 24 hours a day 7 days a week. In cases of emergency please call 617-222-1212 or use MBTA SeeSay app for iPhone and Android. For all NON-emergency business with Transit Police please dial 617-222-1000. If you have information regarding criminal activity on the MBTA or wish to assist our detectives with an investigation you can do so anonymously by simply texting your message to 873873. 

Useful MBTA contact numbers:

MBTA Customer service number: 617-222-3200
For travel information, schedules, comments, or complaints
Toll Free: 1-800-392-6100 (Monday thru Friday 6:30am to 8pm, Sat/Sun 7:30am to 6pm )
Deaf or Hard of Hearing: TTY (617) 222-5146
Main Switchboard: (617) 222-5000

MBTA Corporate Program: (888) 844-0353
MBTA Internet & Phone Sales: (888) 844-0355
Semester Pass Program: Harriet Babb (617) 222-2556
 
Lost & Found:
Subway/Bus, Lost & Found: (617) 222-3200
(8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Mon-Fri)

Commuter Rail:

North Station, Lost & Found: (617) 222-3600
(7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Mon-Fri)
South Station, Lost & Found: (617) 222-8120
(7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Mon-Fri)

Ferry:

Quincy/Hull/Logan/Boston Commuter Ferry: (617) 222-6999
Hingham Commuter Ferry: (781) 749-8009
Inner Harbor Ferry: (617) 227-4321




Senior Citizens/Transportation Access Passes: (617) 222-5976

Deaf or Hard of Hearing: TTY (617)-222-5854

Elevator Update Line: (617) 222-2828

The Ride Program: (617) 222-5123, (617) 222-5415 TT


Accessibility Hotline

Elevator/Escalator/Lift Updates
617-222-2828

Mailing address:

MBTA
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3910
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  Protecting your Rights

Friday, November 2, 2012

Transit Police log

On November 1st, 2012 at approximately 5PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were on patrol at MBTA Park Street station when they observed a male, later identified as William Lahme, 55 of Boston,MA., enter into the station without paying. Officers approached Lahme for purposes of issuing him a citation. While the officers were obtaining the necessary information Lahme suddenly fled the platform area and exited through the fare gates running up the stairs which lead outside the station. Officers pursued Lahme and were able to grabbed hold of him, Lahme however held onto the railing and refused to let go. Ultimately officers were able to bring Lahme under control, Lahme was attempting to flee for good reason; there were two outstanding default warrants for his arrest issued from Ayer District Court for OUI Liquor 2nd Offence and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The 2nd warrant also from Ayer D.C. was for Breaking &Entering and Malicious Destruction of Property. Lahme was placed into custody, transported to Transit Police HQ for processing and issued a citation for fare evasion. Lahme will eventually appear back in Ayer D.C.

On Thursday November 1st, 2012 at approximately 6PM Transit Police detectives were at Downtown Crossing MBTA station on a follow up investigation when they recognized two individuals, Angela Blomquist, 32 of Hyde Park, MA., and Keith Grace, 20 also of Hyde Park,MA.,  whom they believed had outstanding warrants for their arrest. Detectives confirmed the existence of the warrants and placed both subjects into custody; Blomquist had an outstanding warrant issued from Boston Municipal Court for Uttering and Grace had several warrants issued from Brookline District Court for Assault &Battery on a Child with Injuries, Reckless Endangerment of a Child, Assault & Battery and Intimdation. Blomquist and Grace were transported to Transit Police HQ for processing and will appear in the respective courts sometime today.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Urban Shield: 24 hour exercise

Urban Shield

Fare Evasion update

On October 31st, 2012 at approximately 6:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were at Copley Sq. MBTA station conducting fare evasion enforcement. While there they had occasion to observe a male, later identified as Derek Ramsey, 26 of South Boston, MA., "piggyback" in behind a paying customer and enter into the paid area of the station. Officers approached Ramsey for purposes of issuing him a citation, during the course of obtaining his information officers discovered there was an outstanding default warrant for Ramsey's arrest. The warrant issued by Chelsea District Court was for Operating to Endanger and Leaving the Scene of an Accident w/property Damage. Ramsey was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing.

*** Fare Evasion Update Nov 1st, 2012
thus far this year Transit Police officers have issued 4,135 fare evasion citations, compared to this time last year there were 2,554 fare evasion citations issued. The Transit Police will continue to enforce fare evasion throughout the system by utilizing both plainclothe and uniform officers. Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O'Connor stated, " oftentimes individuals who are stopped for fare evasion are wanted for other crimes. By utilizing our Point of Entry policing strategy, we believe stopping individuals for fare evasion will result in a safer system for all our riders ". 

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No Tricks or Treats for would be fare evader



On October 31st, 2012 at approximately 11:00AM a Transit Police officer working in plain clothes was entering Park Street station. As the officer was stepping through the fare gates he observed a male, later identified as Michael Cammisaro, 57 of Waltham, MA. attempting to "piggyback" in behind him without paying his fare. The officer stopped and inquired what Cammisaro was trying to do, Cammisaro responded by shouting "MOVE, MOVE MOVE !". Then Cammisaro proceeded to physically assault the officer by shoving him with both hands and attempt to force him through the fare gates. The officer and Cammisaro struggled,  the officer was able to gain control of Cammisaro and cease the assault. Cammisaro was placed into custody for Assault and Battery and transported to Transit Police HQ for booking.  Cammisaro will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court sometime on 11/01/12.

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Registered Sex Offender arrested. Again!

On October 30th, 2012 at approximately 3PM Transit Police detectives were conducting a follow up investigation regarding a male who is Level 3 Sex Offender but has failed to register as such. Daniel Williams, 54 of Boston, MA. was located by detectives loitering in a MBTA bus shelter across the street from Hynes Station. Transit Police detectives placed Williams into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant issued from Boston Municipal Court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Williams was transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Willams will appear in BMC sometime today.

On October 30th, 2012 at approximately 5:50 PM  Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were on patrol at Forest Hills MBTA station when they had occasion to observe a female, later identified as Kimberly Marchione, 29 of Stoughton,MA., smoking from a cigarette in a clearly posted "No Smoking" area. Officers were further informed by a concerned friend of Marchione that she (Marchione) missed her scheduled court appearance earlier in the day. Officers  approached Marchione and engaged her in conversation, it was subsequently discovered there was two outstanding default warrants in existence for her arrest. The warrants were issued from West Roxbury District Court for Trespassing and Possession of a Class A Substance. Marchione was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Marchione will appear in West Roxbury District Court sometime today.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Train stikes trespasser at Malden Center

On October 30th, 2012 at approximately 8:38pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 received a radio call to respond to Malden Center MBTA station for a report of a trespasser struck by a train. Upon arrival officers located a 22 year old white male suffering from NON life threatenting injuries. The male was located on the inbound side approximately 1/2 mile north of Malden Center station. The male has been transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment. Service has been suspended in both directions and a bus diversion has been established. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

TPD Activity

On October 26th, 2012 at approximately 9:30 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 were patrolling Sullivan Sq. MBTA station when they had occasion to observe a male, later identified as David Deandrade, 36 of Taunton, MA. attempting to remove a wheel from a bicycle that was affixed to the bicycle rack. Officers approached Deandrade to ascertain if he was the rightful owner of the bicycle. Officers discovered Deandrade was not the owner, additionally Deandrade was in possession of a duffle bag that contained a set of heavy duty wire cutters and various needle nose pliers, all instruments which could facilitate the removal of bicycles and/or its parts. Officers placed Deandrade into custody for Attempted Larceny and Possession of Buglarious Tools and transported him to Transit Police HQ for processing. Deandrade will be arrainged in court sometime Monday.

On October 26th, 2012 at approximately 10:20 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 received a radio call for a MBTA bus vs. motor vehicle accident in Quincy, MA. at the intersection of Water and Franklin Streets. Upon arrival officers interviewed both the MBTA operator as well as the private vehicle operator. Both operators provided consistent accounts: the MBTA bus was legally stopped allowing a passenger to exit when the operator of the vehicle, a 1999 Honda Civic, was pulling out of a parking lot and proceeded to drive into the right rear passenger side of the bus. Fortunately there were no reported injuries, the MBTA bus sustained minor damage and the Honda Civic had its hood folded up as a result of the impact. Officers criminally cited the operator of the Honda Civic, Elias Enriques, 24 of Dorchester, MA., for being a Unlicensed Operator. Enriques will be summoned to appear in Quincy District Court.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Information/Identity sought-Know this person ?

On October 18th, 2012 at Kenmore MBTA station a female victim had her wallet stolen from her by the male subject depicted within. After the theft the male made fraudulent credit card purchases at the Hynes MBTA station with the victim's stolen credit cards. The subject is described as follows : Hispanic male, late twenties, approximately 5'10" in height, long black hair with a pony tail, black hooded sweatshirt over a green t-shirt, black jeans and construction boots.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the subject depicted within please call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If you wish to assist investigators on this case, or any matter, anonymously you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or simply text us at 873873.

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Do you know this person ? Quincy robbery

On Friday October 12th, 2012 at approximately 9:35 pm a female passenger was robbed of her purse while riding on a route #216 MBTA bus in Quincy. The identity is sought of the unknown male subject depicted within in relation to the robbery. The male subject is described as follows: white male, 6'3" in height, short dark colored hair, wearing sunglasses, white sweatshirt with black lettering, black sweatpants and black sneakers.
If you know the identity or whereabouts of this subject please contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If you wish to assist investigators in this case or any matter anonymously you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or simply text us at 873873.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tufts Medical Center robbery

On October 23rd, 2012 at approximately 6:40 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 received a radio call to meet a victim of a robbery that occured at MBTA Tufts Medical Center station. Upon arrival officers located a female victim who informed the officers that while riding in a southbound Orange Line train she was set upon by several teenagers, both male and female, who physically assaulted her and forcefully removed her cell phone from her hand.  As the train pulled into Tufts Medical Center station the group of attackers exited the train and fled the station onto Tremont Street.

A short time later Transit Police officers conducting an area search for the suspects located a group fitting the description provided on Washington Street near the intersection of Union Park. The suspects were positively identified as the assailants and were placed into custody for Unarmed Robbery and Assault&Battery w/Dangerous Weapon. Four of the suspects placed into custody were juveniles, along with Kernisha Smith, 18 of Dorchester and Demario Barbara, 17 of Mattapan. All the arrestees' were transported to Transit Police HQ for processing.

Shortly thereafter a male, later identified as Eric Thompson, 18 of Dorchester, showed up to Transit Police HQ inquiring about bailing out the suspects who were arrested for the attack/robbery. A keen eyed Transit Police officer recognized Thompson as being involved in the attack at MBTA Tufts Medical Center station and placed him under arrest in the lobby of  TPD HQ for Unarmed Robbery and Assault&Battery w/Dangerous Weapon. All suspects will appear in either Boston Municipal Court or Boston Juvenile Court sometime today.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Identification Made

Earlier today, we released a photograph of an individual who assaulted two females at the Quincy Center station causing bodily injury. Transit Police detectives have since made an identification in this matter. We appreciate the public's assistance in helping investigators identify the person responsible. Working in conjunction with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, Transit Police will continue the investigation and take appropriate steps to ensure the subject is held responsible for his actions.

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Help Transit PD Identify this Person


On Monday, October 8, 2012, at approximately 10:50pm, two female patrons were assaulted at MBTA Quincy Center Station. The male subject depicted within, asked both for money, became agitated when the victims refused and assaulted both females causing bodily injury.

 The subject is described as follows;

 ·         A male, approximately 30-35 year of age, 5’9-5’11" in height, wearing a black sweatshirt with the word ADIDAS across the front in white letters with the ADIDAS logo across the back, blue jeans and a black fedora hat.
 
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If you know the identity or the whereabouts of the individual depicted within please call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If you wish to assist investigators in this case (or any matter) anonymously you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app for iPhone or Android or you can simply text us at 873873.
 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

DHS BIO Testing on MBTA

MBTA, DHS To Continue Testing of Rapid Biological Response Sensors
 
As was announced earlier this year and started in August, the  Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is continuing to assist the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) in testing safety sensors in MBTA stations in Cambridge

DHS S&T has developed a series of sensors that can rapidly detect biological material, and has installed these sensors in three MBTA stations (Davis, Harvard, and Porter). In order to be sure that these safety systems are performing effectively, several tests will be conducted using a harmless killed bacterium that is non-infectious and is approved as a food supplement.

These tests began in August and the next round of tests will begin in the early morning hours of October 24, 2012, with additional tests occurring periodically over the next year. Tests will be performed after hours when the MBTA stations are closed to the public. Signs will be posted in the MBTA stations one day before each scheduled test.

While these systems are being evaluated, Massachusetts public health officials will be working closely with DHS and the MBTA to monitor the results. The MBTA and DHS are coordinating all of these efforts with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Cambridge Public Health Department, and the Somerville Health Department, with support from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

The results from the testing will provide the necessary confidence to authorities that the sensor network will detect an incident. Questions regarding testing should be submitted to: MBTATest@hq.dhs.gov.

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Sex Offender & Wanted people

On October 19th, 2012 at approximately 5:30 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were on patrol at Andrew Sq. MBTA station. While there they had occasion to observe a male, later identified as George Handy, 40 of Southbridge, MA. loitering in the busway and smoking while in a conspicuously posted "No Smoking" area. Officers approached Handy for the purpose of issuing a citation, in the course of issuing the citation officers discovered there was an outstanding default warrant in existence for Handy's arrest. The arrest warrant issued from Plymouth District Court was for Distribution of Class A substance, Possession of a Class A substance and Conspiracy to violate the Commonwealth's Drug Laws. Handy was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for processing and issued a citation for smoking. Handy will appear in Plymouth District Court sometime today

On October 19th, 2012 at approximately 8 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 received a radio call for a male exposing himself at Copley Sq. MBTA station. Upon arrival officers located a male subject fitting the description provided. Officers engaged the male, later identified as Daniel Williams, 54 of Boston,MA., in conversation and a investigation discovered there was an outstanding warrant for Willaims' arrest issued from South Boston District Court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender**Second and Subsequent Offence.  Williams was placed under arrest and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing and will appear in South Boston District Court sometime today.

On October 20th, 2012 at approximtely 10:25 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were on patrol at Ruggles MBTA station when they were approached by a concerned citizen, who Saw Something and Said Something. The concerned citizen pointed out a woman, later identified as Zavette Little, 42 of New Bedford, MA., and informed the officers she (Little) had just urinated in the elavator. Officers approached Little, who at first provided a false name to the officers. Little knew she was a wanted person, turns out Little had a warrant for her arrest issued from West Roxbury District Court for Unarmed Robbery, Assault &Battery w/Dangerous Weapon and Assault&Battery. Officers placed Little into custody and transported her to Transit Police HQ for processing. Little will appear in West Roxbury D.C. sometime today. Another Great example how  "See Something..Say Something" truly works.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Man arrested for Indecently Assaulting 2 women

On September 28th, 2012 at approximately 11AM a female victim was indecently assaulted while she waited to board a subway train at Shawmut MBTA station. The victim reported the incident to Transit Police and a investigation into the incident was commenced.

On October 2nd, 2012 at approximately 9 AM a female victim was indecently assaulted while she attempted to board a subway train at Andrew Sq. MBTA station. The victim contacted Transit Police and a investigation was commenced into the incident.

Today, October 19th, 2012 at approximately 9 AM Transit Police detectives as a result of their investigation arrested Xavier Wyatt, 19 of Roxbury,MA. for Indecent Assault and Battery (2) counts. Wyatt was placed into custody at the MBTA's Community College station and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Wyatt is responsible for the 2 separate assaults on both women and will appear in both Dorchester District Court and South Boston District Court to be formally charged.

As we have stated in the past, the Transit Police Department will be tireless in our efforts to bring those who commit such criminal acts into the Criminal Justice system to be held accountable for their actions.
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Update Fatal Accident in Salem


************UPDATE***********************UPDATE****************************
The victim was a 19 year old male resident of Salem,MA. Transit Police investigators have received information that alcohol maybe a contributing factor in this accident but this has NOT been definitively determined. The accident scene location occured on the west end of Ocean Avenue near Broadway Street in Salem,MA. on Track 1. The investigation is ongoing, Transit Police in coordination with the Essex County District Attorney's Office and Salem,MA. Police Department are conducting the investigation to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
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On October 18th, 2012 at approximately 10 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 were dispatched to the area of Ocean Ave and Broadway Street in Salem,MA for a possible pedestrian struck by an MBTA commuter rail train. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: an eastbound Newburyport MBTA commuter rail train struck a white male approximately 18 to 20 years of age on Track 1. The victim was transported to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Train/Pedestrian Fatality Salem,MA 10/18/12

On October 18th, 2012 at approximately 10 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 were dispatched to the area of Ocean Ave and Broadway Street in Salem,MA for a possible pedestrian struck by an MBTA commuter rail train. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: an eastbound Newburyport MBTA commuter rail train struck a white male approximately 18 to 20 years of age on Track 1. The victim was transported to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
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Video MBTA bus operator Charlestown assault

Video MBTA bus operator being assaulted-Malden

24 hr Acitivty-TPD

On October 17th, 2012 at approximately 11:40 am Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were on patrol in the busway of MBTA Ashmont station when they were approached by a concerned citizen who reported a young male was in the process of being robbed on nearby Bailey Street. Officers immediately began to make their way in that direction, upon arriving in the area on Bailey Street officers observed a young male on the ground and several males standing over him. As the officers got closer the males standing over the victim all fled. Officers pursued and were able to stop one of the males to further investigate. According to the victim while walking on Bailey Street in Dorchester with his motorized bicycle he was surrounded by approximately 4 males, one of the males displayed a firearm and informed the victim he was being relieved of his motorized bicycle. The victim positively identified the male officers had stopped as the one who displayed the firearm and demanded his bicycle. Officers placed the male, a juvenile, into custody for Armed Robbery to wit Gun and transported him to Transit Police HQ. An area search was conducted for the other assailants and the weapon used but officers were unable to locate them/weapon. Detectives will continue to investigate the incident. This is yet another great example of "If You See Something Say Something". We commend the witness in this case for coming forward !

On October 18th, 2012 at approximately 5:40 am Transit Police were dispatched to Albany Street near Boston Medical Center for a report of an MBTA bus operator who was being assaulted. Upon arrival in the area of 700 Albany Street officers located the bus and victim/MBTA operator who informed the officers that while he was operating the bus down Albany Street a male passenger demanded he be let off the bus. The operator refused because it was not an authorized bus stop, the male responded by punching the victim/operator in the side of the head, pushing the emergency window exit (located on the front right side of bus), jumping out of the window and fleeing.  Boston EMS responded and rendered on scene aid to the victim/operator. Transit Police officers conducted an area search for the assailant but were unable to locate him. Transit Police Detectives will conduct a follow up investigation into the incident.

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