|Transit Police/William Mitchell|
On June 27, 2013 at approximately 12:10pm Transit Police officers from Area 4 received a radio call for a male walking on the tracks just outside of the West Newton Commuter Rail station. Upon arrival officers observed a male, later identified as William Mitchell
, 36 of Boston, walking eastbound on the tracks. This area is conspicuously posted with "No Trespassing " signs. Officers caught up to Mitchell and reminded him how dangerous it is to walk on the tracks. Officers also informed him that his actions resulted in the MBTA temporarily suspending service for his safety and how his actions inconvenienced other passengers. Mitchell responded, "It's a free country, I can walk where I want to walk". At this time Mitchell was placed into custody for Trespassing and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this procedure it was discovered there was a warrant for Mitchell's arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Breaking & Entering in the Nighttime with the Intent to Commit a Felony and Possession of Burglarious Tools. It is expected Mitchell will be arraigned sometime today in Newton District Court.
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