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.