Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fare Evasion update

On March 12, 2013 at approximately 12:37 pm Transit Police officers from Area 1 were on patrol at Chinatown MBTA station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Ronald Hill, 54 of Boston. Hill entered through the fare gates without paying his fare, he "piggybacked" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Hill and subsequently discovered there was an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Roxbury District Court for violation of the Commonwealth's drug laws. Hill was taken into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process and issued a citation for fare evasion.

To date Transit Police officers have issued 1056 fare evasion citations system wide on the MBTA in 2013. Transit Police officers will continue to conduct "Operation Fare Game " throughout the year as part of our Point of Entry Policing strategy.  Remember if you "See Something Say Something ". MBTA SeeSay app.

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