On February 1, 2013 at approximately 9 a.m. Transit Police officers from Area 2 were conducting fare evasion enforcement at Central Sq. MBTA station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Shannon O'Malley 38 of Cambridge, enter through the fare gates without paying. O'Malley "piggybacked" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached O'Malley and subsequently discovered there was an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest. The warrant, for Assault & Battery, was issued from Boston Municipal Court. O'Malley was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the booking process. Additionally, O'Malley was issued a fare evasion citation.
To date Transit Police officers have issued 526 fare evasion citations system wide on the MBTA. The Transit Police will continue to enforce fare evasion as a component of our Point of Entry Policing strategy to keep the MBTA system a secure and safe environment for all to enjoy. Remember if you "See something Say something". Transit Police can be reached 24 hours a day at 617-222-1212 and/or via our SeeSay app. MBTA community members wishing provide information regarding criminal activity on the MBTA but who want to remain anonymous can do so by simply texting your message to us at 873873.