Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Plymouth man wanted by ICE arrested at South Station

Wanderson Dasilva
On March 24, 2014 at approximately 10:45 pm a Transit Police officer working in Area 1 was patrolling in the area of the South Station Bus Terminal when his attention was drawn to a Nissan Maxima traveling at a high rate of speed on the onramp which leads into the bus terminal. This ramp is for authorized commercial buses only to pick up and drop off passengers. The officer initiated a stop of the Maxima inside the bus terminal adjacent to gate 13. The driver, later identified as Wanderson Dasilva, 27 of Plymouth, informed the officer he did not have a license but has been driving for 10 years. Dasilva also furnished the officer with a false name. A subsequent check of Dasilva's license status revealed he was not properly licensed to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts and there was a detainer placed on him by the US Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). Dasilva was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Dasilva will be charged with Operating without a License, Speeding, Excluded Way violation and providing False name to Police in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division. ICE officials were also notified.

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

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