Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Man bites cab driver @Wonderland Station

On November 20th, 2012 at approximately 1:30am Transit Police officers along with Revere Police officers received a radio call to respond to Wonderland MBTA station busway for a report of an affray in progress. Upon arrival officers observed multiple individuals, some sporting injuries, who appeared to have been engaged in conflict. Officers calmed the situation and separated subjects involved. Witnesses and victims present informed the officers of the following: two males, later identified as Ivan Hernandez, 22 of Dorchester, MA. and Jevaun Jacques, 21 of Mattapan, MA. approached an MBTA employee claiming to be T employees and demanded a ride. The MBTA employee refused, in response Hernandez and Jacques kicked the real MBTA employee's vehicle. Hernandez and Jacques then approached a cab driver parked within the cab stand at Wonderland station and requested to be driven to Blue Hill Avenue for "twenty dollars". The cab driver refused and explained the fare to Blue Hill Avenue would be 50 dollars. At this time Jacques began to punch the cab driver about the head and face with a closed fist through the open window causing a laceration to the victim's forehead.

A fellow cab driver witnessing the brutal attack came to the victim's aid and attempted to pull Jacques away from him. As he was attempting to pull Jacques away from the victim/fellow cab driver Hernandez set upon him punching him in the head, it was at this time Jacques bit him on the hand puncturing the skin. Jacques and Hernandez then threw the 2nd victim to the ground and proceeded to punch and kick him. Several other cab drivers witnessing the assault came to his aid and were able to cease the assault until police arrived. Jacques was placed under arrest for the following charges, Assault&Battery on a person over 60, A&B w/Dangerous Weapon-shod foot, Aggravated A&B w/injuries and A&B. Hernandez was placed under arrest for the following charges, A&B on a person over 60, A&B w/Dangerous Weapon-shod foot and A&B.

While placing Jacques into the arrest transport vehicle he kicked a Transit Police officer, striking him in the hip area. Jacques will be additionally charged with A&B on a Police Officer. Jacques and Hernandez were transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process and will appear in Chelsea DC sometime today.