Summary of Saint Patrick's Day incidents for Transit Police 03/17/2013
* At approximately 4:30 pm Transit Police officers from Area 1 were at Downtown Crossing MBTA station assisting and monitoring the large crowds who had attended the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston. While there officers were alerted to a female victim who was lying on the ground near the fare gates holding her throat and crying. Officers immediately proceeded in her direction and assisted the victim to her feet. The victim pointed to a male. later identified as Patrick Kelly, 25 of Lowell, and stated to the officers Kelley had just kicked her in the throat. A witness present confirmed the victim's statement. Victim informed the officers she and Kelly had travelled to Boston with the same group to attend the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Upon conclusion of the parade Kelly wanted to drink at a bar, however he bacame angy and assaulted the victim because she was too young (19) to enter and/or drink in a bar. Officers placed Kelly under arrest for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon ( shod foot) and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. It is expected Kelly will be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court.
* At approximately 10:22 pm Transit Police officers from Area 1 were at South Station MBTA Commuter Rail assisting and monitoring crowds who had attended the Saint Patrick's Day Parade when they were alerted to two males, later identified as Mathew Heney, 22 of East Wareham and John Stackable, 21 of Worcester, engaged in a fist fight with one another. Upon arrival officers observed a large crowd gathered around the two combatants just outside the men's restroom. Officers intervened and restored peace. Both subjects were placed under arrest for Affray and Disorderly Conduct and transported to TPD HQ for the booking process. They are expected to be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court.
Transit Police also placed individuals into Protective Custody based on excessive inebriation. In those instances the individuals where either released to a sober family member or slept it off on a cement slab at Transit Police HQ.
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