Thursday, July 18, 2013

Man arrested for Open and Gross Conduct

Transit Police/John Rodriguez
On July 17, 2013 at approximately 2pm Transit Police officers from Area 2 received a radio call for an unknown disturbance at the Malden Center MBTA station. Upon arrival officers were met by witnesses who stated a male, later identified as John Rodriguez 56, of Malden was committing a lewd act in the bushes by the busway. Officers were further informed Rodriguez personal areas were fully exposed to passersby. Rodriguez was taken into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Rodriguez will be arraigned sometime today for Open & Gross Conduct in Malden District Court.

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