Thursday, May 2, 2013

Man arrested for Open & Gross Lewdness

Transit Police/Lopera Zuluaga
On May 1, 2013 at approximately 6:32pm Transit Police from Area 2 received a radio call to respond to Revere Beach MBTA station for a disturbance. Upon arrival the officer observed a male, later identified as Lopera Zuluaga, 52 of Revere, fleeing out of the main entrance of the station. The officer was approached by witnesses who furnished the following: passengers/witnesses were travelling on a outbound Blue Line train, when the train arrived at Maverick Station Zuluaga boarded and positioned himself in a seat directly across from a very young female (approx.10 years of age). As the train proceeded on Zuluaga began to make inappropriate physical overtures directed at the young female. Shortly thereafter Zuluaga began to masturbate while glaring at the young female. Zuluaga attempted to hide his actions by placing a backpack over his groin area. A female passenger realizing what Zuluaga was doing began to yell and draw attention to the situation. This caused Zuluaga to cease his actions and attempt to exit the train. A male passenger who also observed Zuluaga masturbating confronted him informing Zuluaga he would have to wait for the Transit Police to arrive. A struggle ensued and Zuluaga was bale to free himself and flee out of the station.

Transit Police, assisted by Revere Police, conducted an area search and located Zuluaga on Nahant Street near the intersection of Shirley Avenue. Zuluaga was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Zuluaga will be arraigned in Chelsea District Court for Open & Gross Lewdness sometime today.
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