Friday, October 12, 2012

Caught and Caught Again !

On October 11th, 2012 at approximately 9:30am Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 were on patrol at the MBTA's Lynn Commuter Rail station. While there they had occasion to observe a male, later identified as Mat Whitcomb, 20 of Beverly, MA., acting suspicious in the parking garage. Whitcomb was approaching several vehicles and attempting to gain entry and appeared very conscious as to who was around him. Officers continued to monitor Whitcomb's actions, eventually he gained entry into a parked motor vehicle and officers lost sight of him. Officers quickly approached the vehicle and upon observing the officers Whitcomb exited the vehicle. Officers inquired if Whitcomb was the owner of the vehicle or had authorization to be in control of the vehicle. Whitcomb responded he was not the owner and could not offer a logical explanation as to why he was inside the vehicle. Officers placed Whitcomb into custody for Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle and subsequently located a GPS in his possession. Whitcomb admitted to stealing the GPS from the vehicle and had other valuable items in his possession he could not claim rightful ownership of. Whitcomb was additionally charged with Receiving Stolen Property. Whitcomb was transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. During the booking process it was discovered there were three outstanding warrants in existence for Whitcomb's arrest all issued from Lynn District Court. Whitcomb was wanted for Larceny (2 counts), Passing/Uttering Counterfeit Notes,  Possession of Counterfeit Notes, Trespassing and Disorderly Conduct. Whitcomb will appear back in Lynn District Court sometime today.

On October 4th, 2012 Glen Calef, 25 of Lynn,MA., sold a Controlled Class B Substance (Suboxones) to an undercover Transit Police detective while at Haymarket MBTA station. Calef was subsequently arrested and released on bail. Calef failed to appear, as promised, for his scheduled arraignment and a warrant was issued for his arrest by Boston Municipal Court. On October 11th, 2012 at approximately 6PM Calef was loitering inside Haymarket station and an alert Transit Police officer assigned to Area 1 recognized Calef from a wanted poster and placed him under arrest. For the second time in a week Calef was transported to Transit Police HQ for processing and will appear in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.