Friday, March 29, 2013

Trespasser struck by train in Acton, MA-Fatal

On March 29, 2013 at approximately 3:55pm Transit Police officers from Area 2 were dispatched to Acton ,MA for a trespasser struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a white male approximately 20-25 years of age trespassing on Track 2 was struck by an inbound Fitchburg Line train in the vicinity of mile marker 24. The male has been pronounced deceased. Acton Police and Fire also responded and assisted. The facts and circumstances of the incident are currently under investigation by Transit Police detectives.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Man sells drugs to undercover Transit Police detective

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On March 27, 2013 at approximately 7:30 pm plainclothe Transit Police detectives/officers were at MBTA Back Bay station to address concerns of illicit drug transactions taking place. While there an undercover Transit Police detective did purchase Oxycodone's from a male, later identified as Eric Simmons, 53 of Weymouth. Oxycodone is a controlled Class B Substance. Simmons was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this time it was discovered there was an active warrant in existence for Simmons' arrest issued from Plymouth Superior Court for violation of the Commonwealth's drug laws. Simmons is expected to be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court for Distribution of a Controlled Class B Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Class B Substance.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Someone must know him

Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the male subject depicted within. If you know the identity or the whereabouts of this person please contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or by simply texting your message/tip to us at 873873


On Monday, March 3, 2013, at approximately 12:45pm, a victim was assaulted while aboard a Orange Line southbound train at Back Bay MBTA Station. 

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The subject was described as a white male, approximately 6’00" in height, dark hair, mid twenties to early thirties. He was wearing black sunglasses, a ¾ length dark blue coat, dark pants and black shoes.  The subject was observed boarding a  train at Downtown Crossing MBTA Station and continued southbound after the assault at Back Bay.

Media inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Man with Warrant creates scene and yells at Police

On March 25, 2013 at approximately 4:20 pm plainclothes Transit Police officers from Area 1 were on patrol at Park Street MBTA station. While there their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Richard Lawson, 32 of Boston who was loitering and not utilizing any of the numerous trains that had come through. Officers approached Lawson and identified themselves as Transit Police officers.  Before officers could engage him in conversation Lawson began to inexplicably shout obscenities at the officers and spit in their direction. Lawson's disorderly behavior continued and officers were eventually able to ascertain there was an active warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court for Larceny Over 250.00. Lawson was placed into custody for the warrant and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Lawson will appear sometime today in BMC.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Man arrested for threatening MBTA operator

On March 23, 2013 at approximately 9:00 pm Transit Police officers from Area 3 responded to Ashmont MBTA station for a report of a trolley operator being assaulted. Upon arrival officers interviewed the victim/T employee who stated the following: while at Ashmont T station she was angrily approached by a male, later identified as James Robinson, 53 of Mattapan, who demanded she open the rear doors so he (Robinson) could board. It was explained to Robinson he must enter via the front door and pay his fare. Upon hearing this, Robinson began pounding on the trolley's front window, claimed to be armed with a knife and threatened to stab the female operator if she did not open the rear doors. Transit Police officers placed Robinson into custody for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon and transported him to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. Robinson was arraigned in Dorchester District Court earlier today.

Media inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Help us ID this male

Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the male subject depicted within. If you know the identity or the whereabouts of this person please contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or by simply texting your message/tip to us at 873873

On Tuesday, 03/19/13, at approximately 6:05 PM, on an inbound Red Line train from Alewife MBTA Station, the male depicted within was photographed after attempting to initiate conversation with women while committing a lewd act.  
Media, inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com
 

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Operation Fare Game nets another one.

On March 22, 2013 at approximately 6:20 pm plainclothes Transit Police officers from Area 1 were at Downtown Crossing MBTA station conducting fare evasion enforcement. While there their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Christian Fitzgerald, 23 of Roxbury, who entered through the exit only gate without paying his fare. Officers approached Fitzgerald for the purpose of  issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there were outstanding warrants for his arrest. Fitzgerald was wanted from Boston Municipal Court for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Larceny from the Person and additionally from Fall River District Court for Municipal Ordinance Violations. Fitzgerald was placed into custody without incident and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this time Fitzgerald was found to be in possession of marijuana, less then an ounce. Fitzgerald was issued a citation for fare evasion and will appear in Boston Municipal Court on Monday 03/25/2013.

Media, inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Friday, March 22, 2013

UPDATE***Arrest made

Yesterday Transit Police detectives sought the public's assistance in the identification of a female subject who assaulted a male victim by means of a knife as well as spitting an unknown liquid in his face. (see posting here). As result of our followers tips Transit Police detectives, earlier today, arrested Kelly Madden, 49 of Cambridge for the assault. Madden was processed at Transit Police HQ and is expected to be arraigned today in Cambridge District Court.

Media, inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Man arrested for Open&Gross Lewdness on Orange Line Train

On Tuesday March 19, 2013 a female contacted Transit Police to report the following: on 03/19 at approximately 3:30 pm the reporting party boarded a northbound Orange Line train at Forest Hills MBTA station. When the train arrived at Green Street Station a male boarded and sat directly across from the reporting party. Shortly thereafter the male removed his penis from his pants and began to masturbate while leering at the reporting party. The RP was able to take a photograph of the male via her cellular telephone. The male then exited at the Roxbury Crossing MBTA station.

On March 21, 2013 subsequent to an investigation Transit Police detectives did arrest Ramon Antonio Baez, 25 of Mattapan for Open & Gross Lewdness. Baez was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process and is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court sometime today.

We would like to applaud the reporting party for having the presence of mind to obtain a photograph of Baez. Her brave action greatly assisted investigators in this case and allowed us to hold Baez accountable for his reprehensible and criminal conduct.

Media, inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Know her ?? Please call us if you do


Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the female subject depicted within. If you know the identity or the whereabouts of this person please contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or by simply texting your message/tip to us at 873873

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On Thursday, 3/7/2013, at approximately 11:10 AM, on an outbound Red Line train approaching Central Square MBTA Station, a male patron was the victim of an Assault Dangerous Weapon (knife), and Assault and Battery (spit).  The incident was a result of the victim asking the unknown female assailant to be courteous of her fellow MBTA passengers and not talk so loudly on her cell phone. 

 The subject was described as follows:  A white female, 50 to 55 years of age, 5’ 10” in height, 250 lbs., with long red hair, wearing gray sweatpants and a beige jacket.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bus Operator Assaulted-Arrest Made

On March 20, 2013 at approximately 1:03 pm Transit Police officers from Area 3 received a radio call to respond to the area of 51 Geneva Avenue for a report of an MBTA bus operator being assaulted. Upon arrival officers interviewed the operator/victim who stated he was spat upon by a male, later identified as KiDante Roberts, 18 of Dorchester. Victim further stated while operating a Route 19 bus he had stopped in the area of 51 Geneva Avenue to let passengers off. Roberts was attempting to exit via the rear door, however the victim informed Roberts the rear door could not be opened due to the excessively high snowbanks. Roberts began to yell obscenities at the victim/operator. At this time there were approximately 25 passengers on  board the bus that were forced to endure Roberts tirade. Eventually Roberts proceeded to the front of the bus, however prior exiting through the front door Roberts spit in the operator's face causing him to remove his foot from the brake causing the bus to roll forward. Two Boston Police officers working nearby were alerted by the victim and detained Roberts until Transit Police responded and placed him into custody. Roberts was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During this time Roberts was found to be in possession of marijuana. Roberts is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Dorchester District Court for Assault & Battery on a Public Employee and Interfering with Public Transportation. Additionally, Roberts was issued a 100.00 dollar citation for possessing marijuana, less then an ounce.

Media, inquires should be sent to tpdnews@mbta.com

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UPDATE ******** Arrest made

On March 6, 2013 we appealed to the public seeking assistance in the identification of a subject who kicked an 8 year old (see post here) as he exited an Orange Line train. Subsequent to an investigation Transit Police detectives have identified the subject as Antwan Crawford, 33 of Mattapan. TPD Detectives arrested Crawford earlier today in Boston without incident. Crawford was transported to TPD HQ for the booking process and is expected to appear in Charlestown District Court sometime tomorrow.

Media, inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Wrong time to smoke

On March 19, 2013 at approximately 4:40 pm a Transit Police officer from Area 4 was on patrol at MBTA Mass Ave station. While there his attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Vincente Lomba, 21 of South Boston, who was walking on the platform and smoking a cigarette. The officer approached Lomba to educate him in regards to the no smoking law on MBTA conveyances and property.  Subsequently the officer discovered Lomba had an warrant in existence for his arrest issued from South Boston District Court for; Possession of a Firearm, Abuse Prevention Order Violation, Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Larceny from the Person and Threats to Commit a Crime. Lomba was taken into and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process.

Media, inquiries should be sent to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Monday, March 18, 2013

He's NO Saint Patrick

Summary of  Saint Patrick's Day incidents for Transit Police 03/17/2013


* At approximately 4:30 pm Transit Police officers from Area 1 were at Downtown Crossing MBTA station assisting and monitoring the large crowds who had attended the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston.  While there officers were alerted to a female victim who was lying on the ground near the fare gates holding her throat and crying. Officers immediately proceeded in her direction and assisted the victim to her feet. The victim pointed to a male. later identified as  Patrick Kelly, 25 of Lowell, and stated to the officers Kelley had just kicked her in the throat. A witness present confirmed the victim's statement. Victim informed the officers she and Kelly had travelled to Boston with the same group to attend the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Upon conclusion of the parade Kelly wanted to drink at a bar, however he bacame angy and assaulted the victim because she was too young (19) to enter and/or drink in a bar. Officers placed Kelly under arrest for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon ( shod foot) and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the booking process. It is expected Kelly will be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court.

* At approximately 10:22 pm Transit Police officers from Area 1 were at South Station MBTA Commuter Rail assisting and monitoring crowds who had attended the Saint Patrick's Day Parade when they were alerted to two males, later identified as Mathew Heney, 22 of East Wareham and John Stackable, 21 of Worcester, engaged in a fist fight with one another. Upon arrival officers observed a large crowd gathered around the two combatants just outside the men's restroom. Officers intervened and restored peace. Both subjects were placed under arrest for Affray and Disorderly Conduct and transported to TPD HQ for the booking process. They are expected to be arraigned sometime today in Boston Municipal Court.

Transit Police also placed individuals into Protective Custody based on excessive inebriation. In those instances the individuals where either released to a sober family member or slept it off on a cement slab at Transit Police HQ.

Media inquiries please send to tpdnews@mbta.com
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Friday, March 15, 2013

Help us ID subject

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Transit Police detectives are seeking to identify the female subject depicted within. If you know the identity or whereabouts of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050. If you can help our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or simply text your message/tip to us at 873873.

On Saturday March 9, 2013, at approximately 3:20pm, A bus operator was assaulted by a female suspect at Ashmont Station. The female suspect spat upon the driver's face after being ejected from the bus for not paying her fare.

The female suspect is described as a black female in her 20’s approximately 5’04"-5’06" in height and wearing a double-breasted, brown jacket with large black buttons on the front. Additionally subject was in the company of two small children.

Transit Police believe that the release of this video will lead to the identification of the suspect. MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott commented, “These recent assaults on our operators are reprehensible attacks on good public servants. With support from the public, Transit Police will continue to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of these cowardly acts.”

Media inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Update- 2nd Arrest Made in Operator assault

On March 14, 2013 Transit Police detectives arrested a 15 year old juvenile from Hyde Park in connection to the senseless attack on an MBTA bus operator that occurred on March 9. The investigation is ongoing. If you have any informaton regarding the incident please contact our investigators at 617-222-1050 or anonymously via SeeSay app or our text line 873873.

Media inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Help us ID this person

Transit Police detectives are seeking to identify the female subject depicted within. If you know the identity or whereabouts of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050. If you can help our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or simply text your message/tip to us at 873873.

On Saturday March 9, 2013, at approximately 3:20pm, A bus operator of was assaulted by a female suspect at Ashmont Station.  The female suspect spat upon the driver's face after being ejected from the bus for not paying her fare.

The female suspect is described as a black female in her 20’s approximately 5’04"-5’06" in height and wearing a double-breasted, brown jacket with large black buttons on the front.




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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Update **Operator assaulted-Arrest Made

**************UPDATE*********UPDATE***********UPDATE*******************
On March 13, 2013 Transit Police detectives arrested Albert Galloway, 18 of Roxbury in connection to the senseless attack of an MBTA bus operator (see below). Galloway will be charged with Wrongful Interference of a Bus, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (shod foot), Assault & Battery and Fare Evasion. Galloway will be arraigned either this afternoon or sometime tomorrow in Dorchester District Court. The investigation is still ongoing by Transit Police detectives.  If you know the identity or the whereabouts of other individuals involved this incident, please contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050. If you can help our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can use our SeeSay app or simply text your tip to our tip line at 873873.

Media, inquiries should be directed to tpdnews@mbta.com

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 On March 9, 2013 at approximately 1:20 am Transit Police officers responded to Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue for a report of a MBTA Bus Operator driving a Route 16 bus being assaulted by multiple teen aged attackers. Upon arrival officers located the bus operator, a 52 year old male, being treated by Boston EMT's . The bus operator informed officers after he came to a stop to drop off and pick up a passenger he was unable to continue due to several teen aged males standing in front of his bus preventing him from pulling out. Suddenly and without provocation the suspects set upon the operator punching him in the head, neck and facial area. At one point during the assault they attempted to pull the operator through the window. The suspects fled the area in various directions. The operator suffered multiple abrasions about his face.

Unarmed Robbery

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On March 12, 2013 at approximately 5:45 pm  a male, later identified as Diondre Grant, 18 of Roxbury, forcefully grabbed a cellphone from the hands of a female victim as they were riding on an Orange Line train and fled with his ill gotten gains as the train pulled into Roxbury Crossing MBTA station. Grant then fled out of the station, however a good Samaritan was in pursuit of him and was able to briefly apprehend him outside the station. A Transit Police officer from Area 4 who was on patrol at the station immediately proceeded in their direction, Grant was able to break free from the good Samaritan but was eventually apprehended a short distance away. Grant was placed into custody for Unarmed Robbery and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Grant was arraigned today in Roxbury District Court. The attached video shows Grant fleeing out of the station he ultimately ends up at TPD HQ.

Media inquiries should be sent to tpdnews@mbta.com
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fare Evasion update

On March 12, 2013 at approximately 12:37 pm Transit Police officers from Area 1 were on patrol at Chinatown MBTA station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Ronald Hill, 54 of Boston. Hill entered through the fare gates without paying his fare, he "piggybacked" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Hill and subsequently discovered there was an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Roxbury District Court for violation of the Commonwealth's drug laws. Hill was taken into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the booking process and issued a citation for fare evasion.

To date Transit Police officers have issued 1056 fare evasion citations system wide on the MBTA in 2013. Transit Police officers will continue to conduct "Operation Fare Game " throughout the year as part of our Point of Entry Policing strategy.  Remember if you "See Something Say Something ". MBTA SeeSay app.

Media, please send inquiries to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Robbery at Gunpoint. Do you know this person ?

Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the subject depicted within. If you know the identity or the whereabouts of this person please contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050. If you can help our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can use our SeeSay app or simply text your tip to our tip line at 873873

On Saturday, March 9, 2013 at approximately 12:50pm, an Orange Line passenger was robbed at gunpoint on the inbound platform at Jackson Square MBTA Station. The victim was robbed of his iPad4. The subject fled the station toward the Bromley Heath Housing Development. 

 The subject is described as follows;
   A black male with a light complexion, between 18 - 22 years of age, medium build, wide cornrows, slight facial hair, ear ring on the right ear. This subject was wearing gray stonewashed jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt, with a large white belt.  Further, the subject was wearing black sneakers with  white soles and white markings or a white band.

 
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MBTA operator assaulted.

On March 9, 2013 at approximately 1:20 am Transit Police officers responded to Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue for a report of a MBTA Bus Operator driving a Route 16 bus being assaulted by multiple teen aged attackers.  Upon arrival officers located the bus operator, a 52 year old male, being treated by Boston EMT's . The bus operator informed officers after he came to a stop to drop off and pick up a passenger he was unable to continue due to several teen aged males standing in front of his bus preventing him from pulling out. Suddenly and without provocation the suspects set upon the operator punching him in the head, neck and facial area. At one point during the assault they attempted to pull the operator through the window. The suspects fled the area in various directions. The operator suffered multiple abrasions about his face.

MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan stated " this is an extremely unfortunate incident. The safety of MBTA employees is our highest priority and we will devote all necessary resources to identifying those responsible for this senseless attack. MBTA employees provide an invaluable public service and should be free from fear of such incidents as this. We encourage anyone who may have information to the identity or whereabouts of those responsible to please contact us."

If you have any information to offer our investigators regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspects responsible you can contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to help but seek to remain anonymous you can simply text your message to us via 873873 or use our MBTA SeeSay app..

Media inquires please send to tpdnews@mbta.com

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Trespasser struck South Station Red Line

On March 9, 2013  at approximately 12:34 am Transit Police officers from Area 1 along with Transit Police detectives responded to MBTA South Station subway-Red Line inbound for a trespasser struck by a train. TPD Detectives report the following preliminary information: at above noted time a white male approximately 25 years of age from New York walked into the pit area and was struck by an inbound Red Line train at South Station. The male has been pronounced deceased. Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Relieved, but not from his warrant

On March 7, 2013 at approximately 11:20 am plainclothes Transit Police officers from Area 2 were on patrol at the Maverick Sq. MBTA station when they observed a male, later identified as Edward Driscoll, 54 of Winthrop, enter the station. Driscoll proceeded to the outbound platform where he stopped and began to urinate on the station's floor. Officers approached Driscoll and subsequently discovered there was a warrant in existence for Driscoll's arrest from East Boston District Court for Malicious Destruction of Property. Driscoll was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. MBTA station personnel cleaned up the mess left behind by Driscoll.
TPD photo/E.Driscoll
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Recognize him ??

Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the male depicted within. If you know this person or his whereabouts please contact the Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you may do so via our MBTA SeeSay app or by simply texting your tip to 873873.

On Wednesday, 02/27/13, at approximately 7:30 AM, a female 8 years of age was the victim of an Assault & Battery Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot) on an Orange Line train entering Community College MBTA Station. The subject depicted within kicked her in the leg while exiting the train.  

 The subject is described as follows;

      A black male, wearing a black wool coat, a large fur hat with ear flaps and blue hospital scrubs    
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Media inquiries should be sent to Lieutenant Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com. tpdnews.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wanted = Arrested on the MBTA

On March 1, 2013 at approximately 7:40 pm Transit Police officers from Area 3 were on patrol at the Fields Corner MBTA station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Caleb Pierce, 20 of Boston. Pierce was in the busway area where several prominently displayed "No Smoking" signs were posted. However, you guessed it, Pierce was smoking. Officers approached Pierce to enlighten him regarding Massachusetts General Law prohibiting smoking on MBTA property and subsequently discovered there was an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest. Officers placed Pierce into custody for the warrant, Breaking & Entering at Night Time w/intent to commit a felony and Possession of a Burglarious Instrument issued from Boston Municipal Court. Pierce was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Additionally Pierce was issued a smoking citation.

On March 1, 2013 at approximately 4:18 pm David Cook, 35 of Boston entered through the fare gates at the Kenmore Sq. MBTA station without paying his fare. Unfortunately for Cook plainclothes Transit Police officers from Area 1 were also there conducting fare evasion enforcement. Officers approached Cook for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered Cook was wanted in both Massachusetts and Illinois. The Massachusetts warrant issued from Roxbury District Court for Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon and the Illinois warrant issued by Chicago Cook County Sheriff's Office was for Assault. Chicago authorities stated they could not rendite Cook however Cook was still placed into custody on the Roxbury DC warrant. Cook was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process and issued a citation for fare evasion.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Deadly shooting Dudley MBTA station

On February 28, 2013 at approximately 9:49 pm a Transit Police officer assigned to Dudley MBTA Bus Terminal heard what he believed to be gunshots in the area of Berth #13. The officer immediately proceeded in that direction, several witnesses began pointing to two subjects who were observed fleeing from the area of the victim. The Transit Police officer along with Boston Police officers, who were also in close proximity to the incident, gave chase and both subjects were quickly apprehended.   Boston EMS located a victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Brian Cooper, 25 and Jamel Bannister, 22 were arraigned today in Roxbury District Court for Murder and Unlawful Possesion of a Firearm. Cooper and Bannister were held without bail and are scheduled to appear again on April 1, 2013.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office has identified the victim as Courtney Jackson, 26 of Roxbury.

"This incident was not a random act", Chief MacMillan stated. "These individuals had some interaction prior to the incident and it is fortunate no bystanders were injured. I want to thank the Transit Police officer assigned to the station as well as the Boston Police officers for their quick work in reporting the incident and apprehending the suspects".

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