Friday, August 2, 2013


MBTA Transit Police Community Advisory

On July 31, 2013 at approximately 12:34am a female reported she was the victim of an Indecent Assault and Battery which  occurred  outside Fields Corner MBTA station near the busway. The Victim described her attacker as follows: muscular black male, approximately 5' 07" in height, weighing 185lbs, in his late 30's to early 40's with curly short black hair. According to the Victim her assailant spoke mostly Spanish and was wearing a red soccer style jersey with blue and green basketball shorts.

Boston Police have reports of similar incidents in the last week in the Ashmont area of Dorchester. (read BPD Alert here) At this time there is no indication to suggest these incidents are related however detectives from Transit and Boston Police will explore all possibilities and are in communication regarding these incidents.

Transit Police request anyone with information or tips relative to this incident to please contact us

Transit Police Emergency 617-222-1212 or 911
MBTA SeeSay App
Anonymous text tip line 873873
Criminal Investigations Unit 617-222-1050

• Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night.

• When parking, walking or returning to your car, remain in well-lit and populated areas.

• Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.

• Be watchful and aware. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles.

• Don’t become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an iPod/similar device.

• Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with friends and people you know.

• Keep a whistle within reach. If you feel threatened, use the whistle to signal residents that you need assistance.

• Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.

• Carry a cell phone.

• Call ahead to your destination to alert them that you’re on your way. Make sure they expect you at a certain time, so that in the event you fail to show up, they’ll know enough to begin looking for you.

• Walk with confidence. Be assertive. Trust your instincts. Know this: anyone at any time can be a victim of crime. Don’t assume, “IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME.”

• If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk toward an open store, restaurant or residence.

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