Saturday, March 23, 2013

Operation Fare Game nets another one.

On March 22, 2013 at approximately 6:20 pm plainclothes Transit Police officers from Area 1 were at Downtown Crossing MBTA station conducting fare evasion enforcement. While there their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Christian Fitzgerald, 23 of Roxbury, who entered through the exit only gate without paying his fare. Officers approached Fitzgerald for the purpose of  issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there were outstanding warrants for his arrest. Fitzgerald was wanted from Boston Municipal Court for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Larceny from the Person and additionally from Fall River District Court for Municipal Ordinance Violations. Fitzgerald was placed into custody without incident and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this time Fitzgerald was found to be in possession of marijuana, less then an ounce. Fitzgerald was issued a citation for fare evasion and will appear in Boston Municipal Court on Monday 03/25/2013.

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