Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TPD Activity 48hrs

On July 29th, 2012 Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were at Andrew Sq. station conducting fare eavsion enforcement. The officers watched as Jonathan Devereaux, 23 of Medford, MA. fare evaded by "piggybacking" in behind a paying patron. Officers stopped Devereaux to issue him a 50 dollar citation. Officers shortly thereafter discovered Not only did Devereaux have three outstanding warrants in existence for his arrest he was also in possession of marijuana. Hmmmm, Doran's original plan may have been something like this, free ride on the T, smoke a little marijuana and ignore the fact of 3 warrants. Instead Doran's day went something like this; 50 dollar citation for fare evasion, 100 dollar citation for possession of marijuana and arrested for the warrants and given a free ride to TPD HQ

On July 30th, 2012 a Transit Police officer assigned to Area 2 was on patrol at Alewife station. While there he observed Edward Doran, 27 of Cambridge MA. with a pair of pliers attempting to cut the lock off a TREK mountain bike which was secured to the bike rack. The officer approached Doran and asked if the lock and bicycle belonged to him and if he was in need of any assistance. Doran, knowing the bike was not his, responded to the officer's question by fleeing on foot. The officer gave pursuit through heavy traffic over Route 2, Cambridge Park Place, Rindge Avenue and Cambridge Park Drive. The good citizens of Cambridge assisted by calling out Doran's location to the officer as he attempted to hide between parked cars. Eventually with the assistance of additional TPD officers Doran was placed into custody. Transit Police K9 Victor was able to sniff out Doran's scent and locate the pliers he discarded along his attempted escape route. Great team effort with the police and citizens. Good job !!

On July 30th, 2012 Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were conducting fare evasion enforcement at Government Center. There they observed Michael Coyne, 30 of Mercer, Maine fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying patron. Officers stopped Coyne to issue him a 50 dollar citation and low and behold it was discovered Coyne had an arrest warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Malden District Court for Larceny. Needless to say Coyne was arrested on the warrant transported to TPD HQ and issued a 50 dollar citation.



Friday, July 27, 2012

Fare Evasion Andrew Sq,

On July 26th, 2012 officers assigned to Area 3 were at Andrew Sq. conducting fare evasion enforcement. While there officers observed Kevin Kozlowski, 24 of South Boston, fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying patron. Officers stopped Kozlowski to issue him a citation, during this time it was also discovered Kozlowski had a warrant for his arrest issued from South Boston District Court. Officers attempted to place Kozlowski into custody and brief struggle ensued. The good guys won out. Kozslowki was taken into custody, transported to TPD HQ and issued a citation for fare evasion.

 TPD will continue to conduct fare evasion enforcement throughout the system.


Monday, July 23, 2012

DTC Fare Evasion

Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were conducting fare evasion enforcement at Downtown Crossing MBTA station today. While there officers observed Michael Greene, 33, of Quincy, MA. fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying patron. Officers stopped Greene and a further investigation revealed an arrest warrant in existence for Greene's arrest for violation of the Commonwealth's drug laws. Greene was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the warrant and also issued a citation for fare evasion.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July Message from Chief MacMillan

Tomorrow we celebrate the 236th year of our great nation’s independence. The Boston Pops Firework Spectacular is viewed by a national TV audience estimated to be in the millions. Several hundred thousand more patriotic Americans and spectators  from New England as well as the world descend on the Esplanade to get a first hand view and be a part of a rich tradition.

The vast majority of people heed the wise advice of public officials and utilize the MBTA in traveling to and from the show.  I would like to remind everyone this a family event for all to enjoy.  Please be courteous to one another and especially mindful of young children and the elderly while riding the MBTA.  Alcohol consumption and unruly behavior  will not be tolerated. We will increase the number of uniformed police officers to assist with the high volume of ridership and in addition we will have plainclothes officers patrolling to ensure a safe travel.

If you encounter any emergency please contact the Transit Police  at 617-222-1212 or if you want to report suspicious or unusual behavior download the If You See Something Say Something App in the App store at MBTA See Say. Watch for the Android version next week.

Thank you, and happy 4th of July.

Chief Paul MacMillan
MBTA Transit Police