On August 20, 2013 at approximately 5:30pm plainclothes Transit Police officers from Area 1 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at Park Street MBTA station. While there they had occassion to observe a male, later identifed Robert Sferrazza
, 26 of East Boston, fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Sferrazza for the purpose of issuing a fare evasion citation and you guessed it............officers quickly discovered there was a warrant in existence for Sferrazza's arrest issued from Taunton District Court for Receiving Stolen Property, Larceny Over 250.00 and Trespassing. Sferrazza was taken into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. He was also issued a fare evasion citation.
To date Transit Police officers have issued 2838 fare evasion citations system wide on the MBTA.
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