Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wanted = Arrested on the MBTA

On March 1, 2013 at approximately 7:40 pm Transit Police officers from Area 3 were on patrol at the Fields Corner MBTA station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Caleb Pierce, 20 of Boston. Pierce was in the busway area where several prominently displayed "No Smoking" signs were posted. However, you guessed it, Pierce was smoking. Officers approached Pierce to enlighten him regarding Massachusetts General Law prohibiting smoking on MBTA property and subsequently discovered there was an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest. Officers placed Pierce into custody for the warrant, Breaking & Entering at Night Time w/intent to commit a felony and Possession of a Burglarious Instrument issued from Boston Municipal Court. Pierce was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Additionally Pierce was issued a smoking citation.

On March 1, 2013 at approximately 4:18 pm David Cook, 35 of Boston entered through the fare gates at the Kenmore Sq. MBTA station without paying his fare. Unfortunately for Cook plainclothes Transit Police officers from Area 1 were also there conducting fare evasion enforcement. Officers approached Cook for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered Cook was wanted in both Massachusetts and Illinois. The Massachusetts warrant issued from Roxbury District Court for Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon and the Illinois warrant issued by Chicago Cook County Sheriff's Office was for Assault. Chicago authorities stated they could not rendite Cook however Cook was still placed into custody on the Roxbury DC warrant. Cook was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process and issued a citation for fare evasion.