Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Select Transit Police 24 hr activity 08/14/2012

Taurek Dugha/Transit Police
On August 14th, 2012 members of TPD's Internal Task Force were back at Quincy Center MBTA station to address drug activity. While there they did observe Taurek Dugha 31 of Quincy, MA., who was seated on the bench in the busway, remove a glassine baggie containing Marijuana from his front pocket and proceed to roll a Marijuana cigarette. Upon completion Dugha then handed that marijuana cigarette off to another individual. Officers approached Dugha displayed their badges, identified themselves as Transit Police officers and placed him into custody for Distribution of a Controlled Substance/ Class D. Dugha was also in possession of three additional individually wrapped baggies of marijuana. Dugha will be arraigned in Quincy District Court today.  The recipient of the marijuana, Nicholas Cunha 33 of Chralestown, MA. will receive a civil citation for possession of marijuana.  Lieutenant Detective Richard Sullivan, supervisor of the Task Force, stated  "We will continue to utilize various law enforcement strategies to include additional  undercover operations at locations where individuals brazenly attempt to sell, buy and use illicit narcotics. These activities harm the quality of life for MBTA patrons and employees . The individuals arrested last Friday and yesterday at Quincy Center will hopefully get that message and the word will spread. Selling and using drugs on MBTA property will not be tolerated".

Thomas Moore/Transit Police
On August 15th, 2012 at approximately 0230 Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were flagged down on Tremont Street in Boston next to Park Street Station. The officers were informed by MBTA employees that a male, later identified as Thomas Moore 33 of Arlington,MA. had just kicked and punched the doors of the head house at Park St. MBTA causing the window pane to break. The value of the window pane is estimated to be between 500 and 1,000 dollars.  The T employees furnished the officers with a description and location of Moore, who at this time was seated in the back of a taxi cab approximately 100 yards beyond Park Street station. Officers quickly approached and removed Moore from the taxi, Moore stated to the officers he was "sorry" but would not elaborate as to what he was apologizing for. Moore was placed into custody for Malicious Destruction of Property and will be arrainged in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.  

Jalisa Nelson/Transit Police
On August 14th, 2012 Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were at Downtown Crossing MBTA station conducting fare evasion enforcement. While there they did observe a female, later identified as Jalisa Nelson, fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Nelson was stopped so officers could issue a citation for fare evasion. During this time it was discovered a warrant issued from Dorchester District Court was in existence for Nelson's arrest. Nelson was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ and issued a 50 dollar citation for fare evasion.