Saturday, September 29, 2012

TPD Sergeants receive specialized training.

On September 28th, 2012 newly promoted Transit Police Sergeants Benjamin Carrasco,  John Donahue, Paul Petrucelli and Robert Vitale successfully completed 2 weeks of intense specialized training for First Line Supervisor's at Roger Williams University.  All Transit Police supervisory personnel attend the course upon being promoted, this course provides the new supervisor with tools they will utilize to best serve officers who work with them, the Department as a whole and most importantly the public.

(center) Sgt.Donahue


Friday, September 28, 2012

Thought we forgot about him

Transit Police/Marc Sico
On March 13th, 2011 in the early morning hours Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were patrolling through Back Bay MBTA station when their attention was drawn to 3 males who were viciously attacking a homeless male victim. The male assailants were punching and kicking the victim, upon seeing the police they immediately fled out of the station onto Darthmouth Street. As officers were rendering aid to the victim he informed them he was sleeping when suddenly the assailants were punching and kicking him in the face to wake him up. Victim stated he had no prior conflict with his attackers and did not understand why they attacked him. Apparently, viciously attacking a defenseless sleeping male was not enough for the group. Shortly after the assault in Back Bay station Boston Police responded to the corner of Darthmouth and St. James Street to meet two victims who were also viciously assaulted in an unprovoked attacked. The two victims also suffered the onslaught of punches and kicks about their body. Transit and Boston Police conducted a coordinated area search for the assailants, Transit Police officers observed two males fitting the description on Boylston Street and stopped them to further investigate. Both males were positively identified by the victims as their attackers. Transit Police arrested both males, later identifed as Marc Sico, 21 of Medford,MA and James Marino, 21 also of Medford,MA. 

Sico subsequently failed to appear for his court appearances and Boston Municipal Court issued a warrant for his arrest. This morning, September 28th, 2012 members of the Transit Police Department arrested Sico at his residence in Medford,Ma. Sico will appear before a Judge in Boston Municipal Court sometime this afternoon.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

TPD Wanted Persons 09/27/2012

Below is a selected list of significant wanted persons by the Transit Police Department. You, our MBTA community, can help fight crime 100% anonymously. If you know anything about the whereabouts of any of these individuals please use our MBTA SeeSay apps for iPhone and Android users (there is an anonymous feature) or text your tip to 873873. The Transit Police Department is NOT concerned with your identity only your information. Your tip is 100% anonymous. MBTA SeeSay and Texts are monitored and answered by Transit Police officers, you do not have to provide your identity to give information about the whereabouts of those listed below or to report a crime on the MBTA. ***PLEASE NOTE: This information was generated and verified on September 27th, 2012. Law Enforcement officers please confirm prior to any law enforcement SWP Public 9-27

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Man with MBTA warrant fare evades, gets arrested

Transit Police/Tuarek Dugha
On September 25th, 2012 at approximately 5:30 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were conducting fare evasion enforcement at Quincy Center MBTA station. While there their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Taurek Dugha, 31 of Quincy, MA. Dugha entered the paid area of the station without paying, he "piggybacked" in behind a paying customer. This is the same Tuarek Dugha who was arrested by Transit Police on 08/14/2012 for distribution of marijuana at Quincy Center station ( Dugha posted bail on that arrest with the promise to appear in Quincy District Court the following morning (08/15/2012) but he failed to show up. Subsequently a default warrant was issued for Dugha by Quincy District Court for Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Officers placed Dugha into custody for the outstanding MBTA warrants and transported him to Transit Police HQ. Dugha will appear in Quincy District Court sometime today. He was also issued a citation for fare evasion.

Transit Police/Robert Kyller
Also at Quincy Center, approximately one hour after the above incident Transit Police officers observed another male, later identified as Robert Kyller, 34 of Braintree, MA. enter the paid area without paying by "piggybacking" in behind a paying patron. Officers stopped Kyller for the purposes of issuing a citation and discovered there was 3 outstanding warrants in existence for Kyller's arrest issued from Quincy District Court for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws. Kyller was placed into custody for the warrants and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Kyller was also issued a citation for fare evasion and will appear in Quincy District Court sometime today.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"See something Say Something" results in Sex offender Arrest

Transit Police/Vincent Lucas
On September 24th, 2012 at approximately 6:50 am at Forest Hills station a concerned citizen, who followed the MBTA's request of  "If You See Something Say Something ",  informed a Transit Police officer who was on patrol, they witnessed a man taking pictures of  " kids on the train ". The concerned citizen then pointed out the male, later identified as Vincent Lucas, 49 of Lowell , MA. Transit Police approached Lucas and engaged him in conversation, Lucas offered an explanation he had just received a new phone and was "playing around with it ". A subsequent investigation discovered Lucas had failed to register as a sex offender. Lucas was placed under arrest and transported to Transit Police HQ to be processed.

This is yet another example of the importance of partnership between the Transit Police and our MBTA community. As always "If You See Something Say Something".


Monday, September 24, 2012

Obviously Not a Transit Police Blog reader

On September 6th, 2012 we wrote about Robert Gallagher who was smoking a cigarette directly under a conspicuously posted  "No Smoking " sign at South Station, subsequently Gallagher was arrested for an outstanding warrant and issued a citation for smoking. (  ). Here we go again;

Transit Police/William Curtain
On September 23rd, 2012 at approximately 10:30 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were on patrol at Quincy Adams MBTA station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as William Curtain, 26 of Boston, MA. Curtain was seated on a bench near the entrance to the station and smoking from a cigarette. Directly above Curtain was a posted "NO SMOKING" sign, additionally there were several other posted "No Smoking" signs within view as well. Officers approached Curtain for the purposes of issuing him a citation and subsequently discovered there were three outstanding default warrants in existence for Curtain's arrest. Two of the warrants were issued from Brockton District Court for Shoplifting and the third warrant was issued from Plymouth District Court also for Shoplifting. Curtain was placed into custody for the warrants and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Curtain was also issued a citation for smoking. Curtain was transported to Brockton District Court this morning and will eventually be brought over to Plymouth Court as well.


Saturday, September 22, 2012


Transit Police/Nicholai Dandurant
On September 21st, 2012 at approximately 5:50 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were on patrol at the South Station bus terminal when they were approached by a female victim. The victim informed the officers after she was engaged in brief conversation with a male, unknown to her, she noticed that her wallet was missing. The victim described the male as having large "loops" through his earlobes. One of the observant officers recalled seeing a person fit that description approximately 20 minutes prior. The officers made their way to the male suspect's last known location, just outside the bus terminal entrance. Sure enough the male, later identified as Nicholai Dandurdant, 23 of Hooksett, NH., was seated on a wall just outside the terminal entrance. Officers approached Dandurant and asked if he had just spoken with a female, Dandurant immediately stated "yes" and made reference to knowing her wallet was missing and wanting to return it. Indeed Dandurant was in possession of the victim's wallet containing her cash and ID's. The sudden wave of remorse displayed by Dandurant coincidentally happened when Transit Police officers appeared in his life.

Dandurant was placed into custody for Larceny from the Person and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. Dandurant will appear in Boston Municipal Court on Monday morning (09/24/2012) for his arraignment.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Midnight Walker

Transit Police/Robert O'Neil
On September 21, 2012 at approximately 2:10 am Transit Police with the assistance of Brookline Police responded to Brookline Village Station for a report of a male cutting copper wire and piling them on the bank of the track bed. Upon arrival officers observed a male, later identified as Robert O'Neil, 43 of Medford, MA.attempting to exit the track area, however O'Neil was walking very "stiffed legged". O'Neil was walking this way for a good reason, he had a large pair of cable cutters secreted inside his pants along with a pair of work gloves.  A quick search of the adjacent area turned up a pile of  MBTA cable cut into five foot sections piled in a dark area near the track bed. Additionally, a witness came forward and informed police they observed O'Neil cutting what appeared to be cable along the track bed.

Officers placed O'Neil into custody for  Larceny Over $250, Vandilizing Railroad signals and Trespassing. O'Neil was transported to Transit Police HQ for processing and will appear sometime today in Brookline District Court.

Transit Police would like to express our gratitude to the citizen who reported the suspicious activity and the Brookline Police Department for their assistance. As always "If You See Something, Say Something ".


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Man arrested for Indecently Assaulting woman

Transit Police/Gerard Bottari
On September 13th, 2012 a female passenger was indecently assaulted while traveling on a Orange Line train between State Street station and Malden Center station. Upon arrival at Malden Center station the victim immediately sought out assistance to report the crime.   A subsequent investigation led Transit Police Detectives to arrest Gerard Bottari, 61 of Malden, MA. at Transit Police HQ for Indecent Assault and Battery.

 Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan stated " first, I would like to commend the victim in this case for having the courage to come forward, report the incident and work with our detectives throughout the investigation to hold this person responsible for their actions. The Transit Police Department takes these reports very seriously and we will work tirelessly to identify, arrest and prosecute those who commit such acts. "

Bottari will appear in Malden District Court sometime today to face the charge of Indecent Assault and Battery.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Tips from Public pays off-Man arrested

On September 11th, 2012 the Transit Police requested the public's assistance in identifying an individual who fondled and exposed himself to a female while riding a Red Line train. (please see our Blog posting

Transit Police/Peter O'Connor
Today, September 17th, 2012 Transit Police detectives arrested Peter O'Connor, 55 of Braintree, MA. at the Braintree MBTA station. O'Connor was transported to Transit Police HQ and processed, he will appear in Cambridge District Court tomorrow where he will face the charge of Open and Gross Lewdness.

Transit Police Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O'Connor stated "We want to thank the members of the community that provided information that led us to make an arrest in this case. This is another example of the impact that concerned individuals can make by providing information to Transit Police. As always we appreciate tips and ask that If you See Something Say Something ".

If you have any information you would like to pass on to the Transit Police and wish to do so anonymously you can use our SeeSay app or simply text us at 873873. Both are 100% anonymous.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Track Olympics

On September 13th, 2012 at approximately 7am an unidentified shirtless male jumped into the pit at Andrew Sq MBTA station and takes a stroll on the northbound tracks. This caused substantial delays for passengers, Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O'Connor stated " The actions of this individual resulted in the stoppage of service and inconvenienced many commuters this morning. We hope someone viewing this video can assist us with identifying this individual so that we can take appropriate action ".

If you recognize the person in the video or photograpghs please call Transit Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. You can do so anonymously via our SeeSay app or by texting your tip to 873873.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Free rides

Transit Police/Glen Carbonneau
On September 11th, 2012 at approximately 7:30pm a Transit Police officer on patrol at Wonderland Station had his attention drawn to a male cab driver chasing another male, later identified as Glen Carbonneau, 38 of Swampscott, through the Wonderland MBTA station parking lot. Upon seeing the Transit Police officer the cab driver yelled out "He didn't pay his cab fare!". The officer stopped Carbonneau, Carbonneau stated he and his friend hired the cab in Copley Sq. Boston to drive them to Wonderland and "his friend" pre-paid the fare. Carbonneau claimed to not have any money on him. Upon hearing Carbonneau state he did not have any money the cab driver became upset and left the area before the officer could investigate further. However the officer discovered there was a Default Warrant in existence for Carbonneau's arrest issued by Chelsea District Court for Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle and Marked Lane violation. Carbonneau was placed into custody for the warrant and transported(for free again) back to Boston @ Transit Police HQ for processing.


Didn't know when to Quit

On September 10th, 2012 at approximately 10:00pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were dispatched to Ruggles MBTA station for a report of a male party being disruptive onboard a bus. When the officers arrived they observed Demetrin Dabney, 24 of Dorchester standing in the doorway of the bus and yelling at transportation officials. Officers intervened and were informed Dabney was asked to leave the bus due to his drinking from an open container of alcohol and was refusing to do so. Officers removed Dabney from the bus and educated him on the MBTA's policy regarding alcohol consumption while on the T. Dabney did not take the officers lesson well as he angrily shouted at them, causing other patrons present to move away. Officers received his verbal abuse in stride and informed Dabney he was being ejected from Ruggles station and issued him a Trespass notice not to return for the evening.

Transit Police/Demetrin Dabney
Dabney walked approximately 50 feet out of the station then stopped, turned around and began returning back towards Ruggles station. When Dabney reached the front of the busway he picked up a rock and threw it at the officers, thankfully not striking them. Officers began to make their way towards Dabney when he threw yet another rock at them, thankfully not hitting them. Dabney then fled and was out of view of the officers. Approximately 5 minutes later Dabney again returned into Ruggles station, officers spotted him and placed him into custody for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Trespassing. During this time a witness came forward to police and informed them earlier Dabney punched the glass door on an MBTA bus parked in the lower busway causing it to break. Dabney was transported to Transit Police HQ were he was processed for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Trespassing and Malicious Destruction of property. Dabney was arraigned in Roxbury District Court the following day.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Help the Transit Police ID this man

Please help the Transit Police identify this subject, if you know this person or the whereabouts of this person call the Transit Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If you wish to do so anonymously please use our SeeSay app which has an anonymous feature or simply text your tip to 873873. Both SeeSay and text line are 100% anonymous

On Friday, July 20, 2012, at 11:00 AM, the male depicted below, exposed his genitals to a female victim, then masturbated on a northbound, Red Line train between Park Street and MGH stations. The victim exited the train at Harvard Station. The suspect remained on the train.

Transit Police photo
The suspect was described as:

-       a white male, slim, 5’4’’- 5’6’’ in height, with gray hair and mustache.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tribute to the Heroes of 09/11

On September 8th, 2012 the Transit Police Department's Honor Guard proudly participated in a "Tribute to the Heroes of 09/11", held at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts.
9/11 We will Never Forget-God Bless the United States of America.

Left to Right Honor Guard: Milton Police, Cambridge Police, Transit Police and Quincy Police

Cambridge Police Lieutenant Pauline Wells sings God Bless America
Left to Right: Milton PD, Transit PD and Quincy PD

Fare Evasion Update for 2012

So far this year (as of today's date 09/10/2012) Transit Police officers have issued 3,390 fare evasion citations system wide. Last year MBTA Transit Police officers issued a total 3,412 fare evasion citations. Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O'Connor stated, "with approximately 3 and half months remaining in the year clearly we will eclipse last year's total. Our officers as part of their daily duties will continue to enforce fare evasion violations throughout the MBTA".  Supt. O'Connor further added " this is just a small part of the professional police services our officers deliver to our MBTA community on a daily basis".

Transit Police/David Connolly
Of those 3,390 fare evaders this year not all receive their citation peacefully. On September 7th, 2012 at approximately 5:50pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were at Forest Hills MBTA station enforcing fare evasion violations. While there their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as David Connolly, 56 of Everett, MA. who entered the paid area of the station without paying his fare. Officers approached Connolly to issue him a citation for fare evasion, however Connolly was very uncooperative and used several expletives directed at the officers. Connolly made such a scene that other patrons present began to gather which caused congestion around the fare machines. Officers did their best to get Connolly to comply and furnish his identification to no avail. Ultimately Connolly's actions led to officers placing him into custody for Disorderly Conduct. However Connolly actively resisted the officers attempts creating a further distrubance. Eventually Connolly was brought under control and transported to Transit Police HQ. Connolly will be charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest and appear in West Roxbury District Court sometime today. Connolly was also issued a citation for fare evasion.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

South Station smoker

Transit Police/Robert Gallagher
On September 4th, 2012 at approximately 8:45am Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 were on patrol at South Station when they observed a male near the Atlantic Avenue entrance. The male, later identified as Robert Gallagher, 35 of Roxbury, MA., was standing directly beneath a posted "No Smoking" sign smoking a cigarette. The sign issues a clear warning that smoking within the facility is a violation of Massachusetts law as defined by Chapter 272 S43A. Officers approached Gallagher for the purposes of issuing him a citation. During this time it was discovered there was an arrest warrant in existence for Gallagher, issued from Plymouth District Court for Larceny Over by Scheme. Gallagher was placed into custody for the warrant, transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process and issued a citation for smoking.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Welcome Aboard !!

Chief MacMillan addressing the 29th MPOC
Yesterday September 4th, 2012 the Transit Police Department welcomed the newest members to join our ranks. Officers Jon Erickson, Nicholas Ford and Aaron Pacheco graduated from the MBTA Transit Police Academy's 29th MPOC (Municipal Police Officer Class) after successfully completing months of rigorous physical and academic training. Transit Police recruits study a wide variety of subject matter (to include but not limited to Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, CPR, Terrorism awareness, Community Policing) and also participate in hands on practical training in areas such as, emergency vehicle operations, firearms instruction and defensive tactics. Officers Erickson, Ford and Pacheco will now undergo an intensive Field Training Program where they will be introduced to transit policing and apply what they have learned under the watchful eyes of experienced Field Training Officers.
graduates of the 29th MPOC /Faneuil Hall

Welcome Aboard !!