Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fare Evasion Update-Point of Entry Policing

The Transit Police Department employs a strategy/philosophy of "Point of Entry Policing". We believe by enforcing lesser crimes (at our points of entry) such as fare evasion, loitering and smoking we will deter the more serious crimes from occurring within the MBTA system. Oftentimes, those indivduals who commit the above referenced crimes and are encountered by our officers are wanted for more serious crimes. (for example click here).  The ultimate goal is to maintain a secure and safe transportation system for all to benefit from.

Thus far in 2013 Transit Police officers, while employing Point of Entry Policing, have issued 2166 fare evasion citations system wide on the MBTA.

Transit Police/Emigdio Diaz
On June 18, 2013 at approximately 9:30 am TPD officers performing Point of Entry Policing at the Ruggles MBTA station did observe Emigdio Diaz, 36 of Hyde Park, fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying patron. Officers approached Diaz for the purposes of issuing a fare evasion citation and soon discovered Diaz had a warrant for his arrest issued from Framingham District Court for a violation of an Abuse Prevention Order.  Diaz was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process and issued a citation for fare evasion.

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