Monday, June 24, 2013

Stealing MBTA wire lands two men in jail

Transit Police/Anthony Papasodero
On June 23, 2013 at approximately 3:26pm Transit Police officers from Area 3 received an alarm call at the Montello Commuter Rail station. Brockton Police also responded to assist, upon arrival officers observed two males, later identified as Anthony Papasodero, 36 of Hull and Thomas Stewart, 23 of Abington. Papasodero was under the platform rolling black wire from under his arm into a manageable roll and Stewart was standing on the platform near the benches rolling up wire as well. Officers also observed additional rolls of wire on the platform approximately 300-400 feet worth.

Transit Police/Thomas Stewart
Upon further investigation a Transit Police officer as well as an MBCR employee confirmed there was several hundred feet of wire missing from the under the platform, which is used for lighting purposes and a different gauge wiring used for the intercom system which is utilized to assist patrons, report problems and call for help. Both Papasodero and Stewart were taken into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Papasodero and Stewart are expected to be arraigned in Brockton District Court sometime today for Larceny over 250.00, Malicious Destruction of Property and Trespassing.

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The events listed above are allegations; All defendents are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.