Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No Tricks or Treats for would be fare evader



On October 31st, 2012 at approximately 11:00AM a Transit Police officer working in plain clothes was entering Park Street station. As the officer was stepping through the fare gates he observed a male, later identified as Michael Cammisaro, 57 of Waltham, MA. attempting to "piggyback" in behind him without paying his fare. The officer stopped and inquired what Cammisaro was trying to do, Cammisaro responded by shouting "MOVE, MOVE MOVE !". Then Cammisaro proceeded to physically assault the officer by shoving him with both hands and attempt to force him through the fare gates. The officer and Cammisaro struggled,  the officer was able to gain control of Cammisaro and cease the assault. Cammisaro was placed into custody for Assault and Battery and transported to Transit Police HQ for booking.  Cammisaro will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court sometime on 11/01/12.

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Registered Sex Offender arrested. Again!

On October 30th, 2012 at approximately 3PM Transit Police detectives were conducting a follow up investigation regarding a male who is Level 3 Sex Offender but has failed to register as such. Daniel Williams, 54 of Boston, MA. was located by detectives loitering in a MBTA bus shelter across the street from Hynes Station. Transit Police detectives placed Williams into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant issued from Boston Municipal Court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Williams was transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Willams will appear in BMC sometime today.

On October 30th, 2012 at approximately 5:50 PM  Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were on patrol at Forest Hills MBTA station when they had occasion to observe a female, later identified as Kimberly Marchione, 29 of Stoughton,MA., smoking from a cigarette in a clearly posted "No Smoking" area. Officers were further informed by a concerned friend of Marchione that she (Marchione) missed her scheduled court appearance earlier in the day. Officers  approached Marchione and engaged her in conversation, it was subsequently discovered there was two outstanding default warrants in existence for her arrest. The warrants were issued from West Roxbury District Court for Trespassing and Possession of a Class A Substance. Marchione was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Marchione will appear in West Roxbury District Court sometime today.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Train stikes trespasser at Malden Center

On October 30th, 2012 at approximately 8:38pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 received a radio call to respond to Malden Center MBTA station for a report of a trespasser struck by a train. Upon arrival officers located a 22 year old white male suffering from NON life threatenting injuries. The male was located on the inbound side approximately 1/2 mile north of Malden Center station. The male has been transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment. Service has been suspended in both directions and a bus diversion has been established. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

TPD Activity

On October 26th, 2012 at approximately 9:30 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 were patrolling Sullivan Sq. MBTA station when they had occasion to observe a male, later identified as David Deandrade, 36 of Taunton, MA. attempting to remove a wheel from a bicycle that was affixed to the bicycle rack. Officers approached Deandrade to ascertain if he was the rightful owner of the bicycle. Officers discovered Deandrade was not the owner, additionally Deandrade was in possession of a duffle bag that contained a set of heavy duty wire cutters and various needle nose pliers, all instruments which could facilitate the removal of bicycles and/or its parts. Officers placed Deandrade into custody for Attempted Larceny and Possession of Buglarious Tools and transported him to Transit Police HQ for processing. Deandrade will be arrainged in court sometime Monday.

On October 26th, 2012 at approximately 10:20 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 received a radio call for a MBTA bus vs. motor vehicle accident in Quincy, MA. at the intersection of Water and Franklin Streets. Upon arrival officers interviewed both the MBTA operator as well as the private vehicle operator. Both operators provided consistent accounts: the MBTA bus was legally stopped allowing a passenger to exit when the operator of the vehicle, a 1999 Honda Civic, was pulling out of a parking lot and proceeded to drive into the right rear passenger side of the bus. Fortunately there were no reported injuries, the MBTA bus sustained minor damage and the Honda Civic had its hood folded up as a result of the impact. Officers criminally cited the operator of the Honda Civic, Elias Enriques, 24 of Dorchester, MA., for being a Unlicensed Operator. Enriques will be summoned to appear in Quincy District Court.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Information/Identity sought-Know this person ?

On October 18th, 2012 at Kenmore MBTA station a female victim had her wallet stolen from her by the male subject depicted within. After the theft the male made fraudulent credit card purchases at the Hynes MBTA station with the victim's stolen credit cards. The subject is described as follows : Hispanic male, late twenties, approximately 5'10" in height, long black hair with a pony tail, black hooded sweatshirt over a green t-shirt, black jeans and construction boots.

If you know the identity or whereabouts of the subject depicted within please call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If you wish to assist investigators on this case, or any matter, anonymously you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or simply text us at 873873.

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Do you know this person ? Quincy robbery

On Friday October 12th, 2012 at approximately 9:35 pm a female passenger was robbed of her purse while riding on a route #216 MBTA bus in Quincy. The identity is sought of the unknown male subject depicted within in relation to the robbery. The male subject is described as follows: white male, 6'3" in height, short dark colored hair, wearing sunglasses, white sweatshirt with black lettering, black sweatpants and black sneakers.
If you know the identity or whereabouts of this subject please contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If you wish to assist investigators in this case or any matter anonymously you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or simply text us at 873873.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tufts Medical Center robbery

On October 23rd, 2012 at approximately 6:40 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 received a radio call to meet a victim of a robbery that occured at MBTA Tufts Medical Center station. Upon arrival officers located a female victim who informed the officers that while riding in a southbound Orange Line train she was set upon by several teenagers, both male and female, who physically assaulted her and forcefully removed her cell phone from her hand.  As the train pulled into Tufts Medical Center station the group of attackers exited the train and fled the station onto Tremont Street.

A short time later Transit Police officers conducting an area search for the suspects located a group fitting the description provided on Washington Street near the intersection of Union Park. The suspects were positively identified as the assailants and were placed into custody for Unarmed Robbery and Assault&Battery w/Dangerous Weapon. Four of the suspects placed into custody were juveniles, along with Kernisha Smith, 18 of Dorchester and Demario Barbara, 17 of Mattapan. All the arrestees' were transported to Transit Police HQ for processing.

Shortly thereafter a male, later identified as Eric Thompson, 18 of Dorchester, showed up to Transit Police HQ inquiring about bailing out the suspects who were arrested for the attack/robbery. A keen eyed Transit Police officer recognized Thompson as being involved in the attack at MBTA Tufts Medical Center station and placed him under arrest in the lobby of  TPD HQ for Unarmed Robbery and Assault&Battery w/Dangerous Weapon. All suspects will appear in either Boston Municipal Court or Boston Juvenile Court sometime today.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Identification Made

Earlier today, we released a photograph of an individual who assaulted two females at the Quincy Center station causing bodily injury. Transit Police detectives have since made an identification in this matter. We appreciate the public's assistance in helping investigators identify the person responsible. Working in conjunction with the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, Transit Police will continue the investigation and take appropriate steps to ensure the subject is held responsible for his actions.

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Help Transit PD Identify this Person


On Monday, October 8, 2012, at approximately 10:50pm, two female patrons were assaulted at MBTA Quincy Center Station. The male subject depicted within, asked both for money, became agitated when the victims refused and assaulted both females causing bodily injury.

 The subject is described as follows;

 ·         A male, approximately 30-35 year of age, 5’9-5’11" in height, wearing a black sweatshirt with the word ADIDAS across the front in white letters with the ADIDAS logo across the back, blue jeans and a black fedora hat.
 
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If you know the identity or the whereabouts of the individual depicted within please call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If you wish to assist investigators in this case (or any matter) anonymously you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app for iPhone or Android or you can simply text us at 873873.
 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

DHS BIO Testing on MBTA

MBTA, DHS To Continue Testing of Rapid Biological Response Sensors
 
As was announced earlier this year and started in August, the  Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is continuing to assist the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) in testing safety sensors in MBTA stations in Cambridge

DHS S&T has developed a series of sensors that can rapidly detect biological material, and has installed these sensors in three MBTA stations (Davis, Harvard, and Porter). In order to be sure that these safety systems are performing effectively, several tests will be conducted using a harmless killed bacterium that is non-infectious and is approved as a food supplement.

These tests began in August and the next round of tests will begin in the early morning hours of October 24, 2012, with additional tests occurring periodically over the next year. Tests will be performed after hours when the MBTA stations are closed to the public. Signs will be posted in the MBTA stations one day before each scheduled test.

While these systems are being evaluated, Massachusetts public health officials will be working closely with DHS and the MBTA to monitor the results. The MBTA and DHS are coordinating all of these efforts with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Cambridge Public Health Department, and the Somerville Health Department, with support from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

The results from the testing will provide the necessary confidence to authorities that the sensor network will detect an incident. Questions regarding testing should be submitted to: MBTATest@hq.dhs.gov.

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Sex Offender & Wanted people

On October 19th, 2012 at approximately 5:30 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were on patrol at Andrew Sq. MBTA station. While there they had occasion to observe a male, later identified as George Handy, 40 of Southbridge, MA. loitering in the busway and smoking while in a conspicuously posted "No Smoking" area. Officers approached Handy for the purpose of issuing a citation, in the course of issuing the citation officers discovered there was an outstanding default warrant in existence for Handy's arrest. The arrest warrant issued from Plymouth District Court was for Distribution of Class A substance, Possession of a Class A substance and Conspiracy to violate the Commonwealth's Drug Laws. Handy was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for processing and issued a citation for smoking. Handy will appear in Plymouth District Court sometime today

On October 19th, 2012 at approximately 8 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 1 received a radio call for a male exposing himself at Copley Sq. MBTA station. Upon arrival officers located a male subject fitting the description provided. Officers engaged the male, later identified as Daniel Williams, 54 of Boston,MA., in conversation and a investigation discovered there was an outstanding warrant for Willaims' arrest issued from South Boston District Court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender**Second and Subsequent Offence.  Williams was placed under arrest and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing and will appear in South Boston District Court sometime today.

On October 20th, 2012 at approximtely 10:25 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were on patrol at Ruggles MBTA station when they were approached by a concerned citizen, who Saw Something and Said Something. The concerned citizen pointed out a woman, later identified as Zavette Little, 42 of New Bedford, MA., and informed the officers she (Little) had just urinated in the elavator. Officers approached Little, who at first provided a false name to the officers. Little knew she was a wanted person, turns out Little had a warrant for her arrest issued from West Roxbury District Court for Unarmed Robbery, Assault &Battery w/Dangerous Weapon and Assault&Battery. Officers placed Little into custody and transported her to Transit Police HQ for processing. Little will appear in West Roxbury D.C. sometime today. Another Great example how  "See Something..Say Something" truly works.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Man arrested for Indecently Assaulting 2 women

On September 28th, 2012 at approximately 11AM a female victim was indecently assaulted while she waited to board a subway train at Shawmut MBTA station. The victim reported the incident to Transit Police and a investigation into the incident was commenced.

On October 2nd, 2012 at approximately 9 AM a female victim was indecently assaulted while she attempted to board a subway train at Andrew Sq. MBTA station. The victim contacted Transit Police and a investigation was commenced into the incident.

Today, October 19th, 2012 at approximately 9 AM Transit Police detectives as a result of their investigation arrested Xavier Wyatt, 19 of Roxbury,MA. for Indecent Assault and Battery (2) counts. Wyatt was placed into custody at the MBTA's Community College station and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Wyatt is responsible for the 2 separate assaults on both women and will appear in both Dorchester District Court and South Boston District Court to be formally charged.

As we have stated in the past, the Transit Police Department will be tireless in our efforts to bring those who commit such criminal acts into the Criminal Justice system to be held accountable for their actions.
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Update Fatal Accident in Salem


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The victim was a 19 year old male resident of Salem,MA. Transit Police investigators have received information that alcohol maybe a contributing factor in this accident but this has NOT been definitively determined. The accident scene location occured on the west end of Ocean Avenue near Broadway Street in Salem,MA. on Track 1. The investigation is ongoing, Transit Police in coordination with the Essex County District Attorney's Office and Salem,MA. Police Department are conducting the investigation to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
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On October 18th, 2012 at approximately 10 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 were dispatched to the area of Ocean Ave and Broadway Street in Salem,MA for a possible pedestrian struck by an MBTA commuter rail train. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: an eastbound Newburyport MBTA commuter rail train struck a white male approximately 18 to 20 years of age on Track 1. The victim was transported to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Train/Pedestrian Fatality Salem,MA 10/18/12

On October 18th, 2012 at approximately 10 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 2 were dispatched to the area of Ocean Ave and Broadway Street in Salem,MA for a possible pedestrian struck by an MBTA commuter rail train. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: an eastbound Newburyport MBTA commuter rail train struck a white male approximately 18 to 20 years of age on Track 1. The victim was transported to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
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Video MBTA bus operator Charlestown assault

Video MBTA bus operator being assaulted-Malden

24 hr Acitivty-TPD

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.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Train Pedestrian Fatality-Hyde Park 10-17

On October 17th, 2012 at approximately 9:50 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were dispatched to the area of 735 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park to investigate a possible pedestrian struck by a MBTA commuter rail train. Transit Police detectives on scene report the following preliminary information: a white male, approximately in his 20's was struck by an Eastbound Franklin Line MBTA train on Track 3 in the Northeast Corridor section in Hyde Park. The male was pronounced deceased. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.
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Boston Man assaults T operator/Arrested

On October 16th, 2012 at approximately 7:45 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were dispatched to Dudley and Hampden Street's in Roxbury for a report of a male who had just punched out a MBTA bus door window. Upon arrival officers were informed that a male, later identified as Carlos Ramirez-Rodrigue, 38 of Boston,MA., boarded a MBTA bus at the intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Dudley Street and immediately became confrontational and combative towards the operator. The operator requested Ramirez-Rodrigue get off the bus, which he did. However while doing so Ramirez-Rodrigue began spitting several times in the operator's direction. As soon as Ramirez-Rodrigue was off the bus the operator closed the doors. At this time Ramirez-Rodrigue punched the door window several times ultimately shattering the glass. Ramirez-Rodrigue fled the scene and was stopped by Boston Police officers who notified Transit Police. Transit Police placed Ramirez-Rodrigue into custody for Malicious Destruction of Property and transported him to Transit Police HQ for processing, usually the story ends here.

Once back at HQ Ramirez-Rodrigue again became combative, this time towards the officers violently attacking them. Officers were able to bring Ramirez-Rodrigue under control. During the booking process Ramirez-Rodrigue was found to be in possession of Marijuana. Ramirez-Rodrigue was additionally charged with Assault & Battery on a Police Officer (2) counts and issued a civil citation for the marijuana. Ramiriez-Rodrigue will appear in Roxbury District Court sometime today.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Useful tips for our Twitter followers

We hope you find some useful tips and ways to protect yourself while using your Twitter account. Thank you for following us and for being a valued member of our MBTA community !. tpdnews. Twitter Smart Card

Alert Transit Officer makes great arrest

On August 15, 2012 we released a surveillance photo on our Transit Police blog :(http://www.tpdnews411.com/2012/08/identification-wanted.html) of an individual who stole a bicycle from the Forest Hills bike cage on August 9th, 2012. The bicycle was valued at 950.00 dollars, the male then fled with/on the bicycle onto Washington Street.

On October 14th, 2012 at approximately 12:30 PM Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were on patrol at Forest Hills MBTA station, one of the officers observed a male who he believed was the person depicted within the surveillance photo inside the lobby of the station. The officer approached the male, later identified as Fernando Bossa, 27 of Boston,MA., to confirm his identity and engage him in conversation. Once the officer confirmed Bossa's identity it was discovered there were 4 outstanding default warrants in existence for Bossa's arrest. All the warrants were issued from Boston Municipal Court: Larceny from a Building, Credit Card Fraud (2) counts, Larceny from the Person and Resisting Arrest. Officers placed Bossa under arrest for the warrants, while waiting for the prisoner transport vehicle to arrive Bossa attempted to flee, a brief foot pursuit ensued and Bossa was once again brought under control. Bossa was transported to Transit Police HQ where he was proceesed on the outstanding warrants and additionally charged with the August 9th Larceny of the bicycle from the Forest Hills bike cage. Bossa will appear in West Roxbury District Court to be formally charged.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Boston man arrested for Open&Gross Conduct

On October 6th, 2012 at approximately 7PM a female victim while waiting to board an Orange Line train at Tufts Medical Center station noticed a male enter into the paid area without paying, he "piggybacked" in. The male proceeded over to the victim with his pants unzippered and was manipulating himself. The female victim screamed and attempted to walk away from the male, however he followed close behind her the entire time masturbating. The victim contacted Transit Police and reported the incident. An investigation was commenced. On October 14th, 2012 at approximately 8:20 PM the victim was once again at Tufts Medical Center station and observed the male who had committed the above acts standing on the platform. The courageous and quick thinking victim immediately contacted Transit Police and officers assigned to Area 1 responded and stopped the male to further investigate. The victim positively identified the male as the man who was exposing himself to her and masturbating. Officers placed the male, later identified as Juan Pena, 23 of Boston,MA., under arrest for Open and Gross conduct and transported him to Transit Police HQ. Pena will appear in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Man arrested for Indecent Assault

On October 3rd, 2012 at approximately 8:30 AM a female victim boarded a Red Line subway train at Charles MGH station. While the train was heading inbound the victim was innappropriately touched by a male, later identified as Ashish Mittal, 38 of Maynard,MA., on two occasions. The victim contacted the Transit Police and reported the incident. A subsequent investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation Unit resulted in the arrest of Mittal on October 11th, 2012.

The Transit Police would like to ,once again, applaud the bravery of the victim in this case to come forward and work with our investigators to hold Mittal responsible for his actions. The Transit Police will be tireless in our efforts in investigating sexual assaults and to bring individuals who commit such criminal acts into the Criminal Justice system. If you have ever been the victim of a sexual assault while on the MBTA we strongly encourage you to contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. If the assault just occured please call our emergency line at 617-222-1212 or MBTA SeeSay app.
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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.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Do you know this man

The Transit Police Department will NOT tolerate assaults on MBTA employees, especially while in the performance of their duties. Earlier today we released photographs of an individual who spat upon an MBTA bus operator seeking assistance in his identification.(http://www.tpdnews411.com/2012/10/help-transit-police-id-this-person_11.html

Unfortunately we are asking you, our MBTA community, to view another set of photographs of an individual who also spat upon and assaulted an MBTA bus operator on October 10th, 2012 at 6:30 PM in the City of Malden. If you know the identity of this individual please contact the Transit Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170. You can do so anonymously via MBTA SeeSay or simply text us at 873873.
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The suspect is described as:


A white male, 40 – 55 YOA, small build, wearing glasses, light blue jeans, a light colored shirt, black jacket, gray sneakers, carrying a black suitcase with wheels

Gotcha !!

On October 10th, 2012 at approximately 6:30PM Transit Police Officers assigned to Area 4 received a radio call for a suspicious male peeking into windows at the MBTA's Arborway Facility. This location is fenced off to the public and has conspicuously posted "No Trespassing", 'Prohibited Area" and "Violators will be Prosecuted" signs. As officers were canvassing the building they observed a male, later identified as Dennis Banks, 41 of Boston, MA., fitting the description provided. Banks was standing in the stairwell which leads to the basement of the building. Officers approached Banks and inquired what his purpose for being there was, Banks replied he was "taking a s***" or better stated Banks claimed he was going to the bathroom on the stairs. Officers traveled down the stairs to further investigate and located a freshly cut four foot section of half inch copper resting on a back pack.  Officers then observed a section of copper missing from an elbow joint which should have been running down the side of the building. The missing section from the building and the 4 feet section recovered by officers from Banks' backpack , they were a match !!  Officers asked Banks if the back pack was his property to which he said it was. Next to the back pack officers found a pair of hand tool pliers, inside the backpack were additional tools which would be helpful in removing copper. Banks was placed under arrest for Trespassing, Larceny and Malicious Destruction of Property and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Banks will appear in West Roxbury District Court sometime today.

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Help Transit Police ID this person

If you know the identity of the person depicted within please contact 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 you can use MBTA SeeSay app or simply text us at 873873.



On October 4th, 2012 at approximately 2:30PM a MBTA bus operator was the victim of an Assault&Battery (SPIT) at the intersection of Washington Street and Harvard Street in Charlestown. The SP male spat upon the operator and fled the area.
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The suspect is described as follows:

A black male, 5’7”-5’9”, medium build, late teens to early twenties, wearing a light bluebaseball cap, a grey thigh-length jacket, jeans and sneakers


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Transit Police Activity

On October 9th, 2012 at approximately 11:00 am Transit Police detectives and officers were at Haymarket MBTA station as part of a sustained concerted effort to combat drug related issues occuring at the station. While there officers observed a female, later identified as Maria Gallardo-Gonzalez, 58 of Malden MA., distribute a controlled narcotic (Klonopins), only available via a legal prescription, to another female, later identified as Donna MaClennon, 47 of Malden, MA.,  Officers placed both women under arrest for violation of the Commonwealth's Drug laws and they were transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Both Gonzalez and MaClennon will appear in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.

On October 9th, 2012 at approximately 8:30 pm a Transit Police Officer assigned to Area 4 was on patrol at Forest Hills MBTA station when he had occassion to observe a male, later identified as Derrick Last,  26 of Jamaica Plain, smoking a cigarette in the busway. The officer approached Last to advise of the law prohibiting smoking on MBTA property and issue a citation. Subsequently it was discovered there was an outstanding default warrant in existence for Last's arrest from Quincy District Court for Assaualt and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Last was placed into custody for the warrant and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Last will appear in Quincy District Court sometime today.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Transit Police Activity

On October 6th, 2012 at approximately 4:55 PM Transit Police Officers assigned to Area 2 were dispatched to Wellington Station for a report of a male who was masturbating on a train. Upon arrival officers observed a male, later identified as William Jones, 37 of Boston,MA., who matched the description, officers called out to Jones and he immediately took off running. Officers caught up to Jones and stopped him to further investigate. A victim came forward and positively identified Jones as the male who was manipulating himself on the train from approximately Oak Grove until Wellington Station. Officers placed Jones under arrest for Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Conduct and transported him to Transit Police HQ for processing. Jones will appear in court sometime today.

On October 9th, 2012 at approximately 12:50 am Transit Police Officers assigned to Area 3 received a radio call for a male breaking into the Inspector's Booth at Wollaston Station. Officers responded to the area along with Quincy Police and stopped a male, later identified as Michael O'Reagan, 21 of Quincy MA.,  who was running away from the scene and fit the description provided. An MBTA employee/witness to the crime postively identified O'Reagan as the individual responsible for breaking into the booth and stealing his portable two way work radio. O'Reagan was placed into custody for Breaking and Entering and Larceny and Transported to TPD HQ for processing. O'Reagan will appear in Quincy District Court sometime today.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Level 3 Sex Offender sells Drugs to UC


Transit Police proactively target drug related activity on the MBTA.

On October 5th, 2012 at approximately 9:30 am Transit Police detectives and officers conducted an undercover operation at Haymarket Station targeting drug sales and its related activity. While there an UC Transit Police Detective had occasion to engage in conversation with a male, later identified as Eddy Kent, 55 of Chelsea, MA.Kent offered to sell the UC either "Klonopins" or "Gabapentins", both  are a Controlled Substance as defined by MGL and are only available via a legal prescription. Ultimately Kent did in fact sell the UC "Klonopins".  After the transaction was complete Kent was placed under arrest for Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Possession w/Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Kent was transported to TPD HQ, during the booking process it was discovered Kent is a Registered Level 3 Sex Offender.(http://www.tpdnews411.com/2012/10/sex-offender-information.html). Kent will appear in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.

Later that same evening at approximately 8:45 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were at Savin Hill MBTA station in Dorchester, MA to target drug related activity. While there they observed a male, later identified as George MacMasters, 32 of Quincy, MA. at the end of the platform behaving suspiciously. Officers continued to observe MacMasters who ultimately removed cocaine from his jacket and began to prepare it for ingestion. Officers approached MacMasters and recovered the cocaine, in the process MacMasters tossed a black case into the track area. The black case contained heroin and "Klonopins". MacMasters admitted he was going to "Shoot" the cocaine into his body via a hypodermic syringe. MacMasters was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance Class A, B and C he was  Transported to TPD HQ for processing. MacMasters will appear in Dorchester District Court on Monday.

The Transit Police will continue to take a proactive approach to suppressing drug related activity on the MBTA. Drug related activity harms the quality of life for those who utilize and work on the MBTA and invites other criminal behavior.
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Friday, October 5, 2012

What was he thinking ?

On Thursday October 4th, 2012 at approximately 12:30pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 3 were at Andrew Sq. MBTA station conducting fare evasion enforcement. While there they had ocassion to observe a male, later identified as Shane Sullivan, 22 of Marshfield MA., enter through the fare gates without paying. Officers approached Sullivan for the purpose of issuing him a citation. At first Sullivan furnished a name other then his own, he had a good reason to do this for he knew there were multiple warrants out for his arrest. The officers however did not believe Sullivan and investigated further, which revealed a Default warrant issued from Quincy District Court for 3 counts of Larceny, 6 counts of Uttering a false check and 6 counts of forgery by check. Another warrant issued from Plymouth District Court for 1 count of Larceny and 1 count of Uttering a false check and Forgery. Yet another warrant this one issued from Boston Municipal Court for Shoplifting. Wait there's more ! Another warrant issued from Boston Municipal Court for Shoplifting by Asportation. That's a grand total of 4 Warrants and 20 separate counts/charges . Needless to say Sullivan was placed into custody for the warrants transported to Transit Police HQ and issued a citation for fare evasion.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sex Offender Information

Recently we have blogged about arrests of individuals who committed intolerable acts of sexual assaults and/or individuals who were arrested for failing to register as a sex offender in violation of MGL CH.6 Section 178H. As a result, we have received numerous inquiries from our followers regarding who must register as a sex offender, the difference in classification levels and what rights does a private citizen have to know who is registered within their community. Below you will find a description of the different levels of classification and other information we hope you find useful and answers your questions. If you have ever been sexually assaulted while on the MBTA we strongly encourage you to contact us. You can call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or the Intelligence Unit at 617-222-1170.


The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) is the public safety agency responsible for classifying convicted sex offenders according to dangerousness and risk to re-offend. As part of the classification process, a victim of a convicted sex offender is entitled to submit a written victim impact statement to the SORB. If you were the victim of a sex offense, or you are the parent/guardian of a child victim or the guardian of an adult victim of a sex offense that resulted in a conviction and have any questions or concerns you should contact SORB at (978) 740-6440 or visit their website. Link provided for your convenience.
(http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/sorb/)



Level 1 = Low Risk                  Level 2 = Moderate Risk              Level 3 = High Risk

Level 1 Sex Offenders
Where the Sex Offender Registry Board determines that the risk of re-offense by an offender is low and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public by that offender is not such that a public safety interest is served by public availability, the Board shall give that offender a Level 1 designation. Information on Level 1 offenders will not be available to the public. Neither the police nor the Board have authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 1 offender. Information identifying Level 1 offenders may only be given to the Department of Correction, any county correctional facility, the Department of Youth Services, the Department of Social Services, the parole Board, the Department of Probation and the Department of Mental Health, all city and town police departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for law enforcement purposes.

Level 2 Sex Offenders
Where the Board determines that the risk of re-offense is moderate and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by public availability of registration information, it shall give a Level 2 designation to the sex offender.
The public shall have access to the information regarding a Level 2 offender through the Local Police Department and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Level 3 Sex Offenders
Where the Board determines that the risk of re-offense is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination, it shall give a Level 3 designation to the sex offender. 
The public shall have access to the information regarding a Level 3 offender through the Local Police Departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board . (http://sorb.chs.state.ma.us/search.htm)

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Man arrested for breaking into car at Readville

On September 29th, 2012 at approximately 10:30 pm Transit Police officers assigned to Area 4 were dispatched to the Readville Commuter Rail Station (Hyde Park) parking lot for a report of two males attempting to break into cars. Upon arrival officers met with the reporting party, a concerned citizen, who observed the males break into a vehicle and enter it several times. As the witness was providing officers with a description of the suspects he noticed one of them walking on Milton Street at Neponset Valley Parkway and exclaimed "That's the guy !". Officers quickly stopped the suspect male to further investigate. The concerned citizen/witness positively identified the male, later ID'd as Ishael Jean, 21 of Hyde Park, MA., as one the suspects they observed breaking into the vehicle. Jean was placed under arrest for Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehilce with Intent to Commit a Felony and Malicious Damage to Property Over 250.00 and transported to Transit Police HQ for processing. Jean will be arraigned sometime today in West Roxbury District Court. The second suspect has not been identified at this time.

The Transit Police Department thanks the Boston Police for their assistance and applaud the witness who came forward to report a crime in progress. Remember "If You See Something, Say Something".

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