On January 15, 2014 at approximately 7:30 pm Transit Police officers working in Area 1 were on patrol at the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail. While there they observed a male, later identified as William Dietsch, 53 of Boston, smoking a cigarette on the platform in close proximity to several No Smoking signs. Officers approached Dietsch to educate him regarding the law relative to No Smoking on MBTA property. Dietsch immediately became belligerent and argumentative with the officers informing them he has been smoking there for over 20 years. Officers subsequently discovered there was a warrant for Dietsch's arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Disturbing the Peace. Dietsch was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Dietsch was also issued a citation for smoking.