Thursday, March 27, 2014

Quincy man arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

Michael Murray
On March 18, 2014 at approximately 5:25 pm Transit Police officers working in Area 3 were patrolling Quincy Center MBTA station when they were approached by two male victims who relayed the following: as they were parked in the "Pick up Drop off " area of the station they were approached by a male who identified himself as a police officer. The suspect male went on to demand the victims produce identification and then simulated speaking into his cell phone requesting "back up". The suspect male then ordered one of the victims to open the center console so he could see it's contents. At this time one of the victims requested the suspect male produce a badge and/or some form of police identification. The suspect male responded by unzipping his jacket and declaring " I don't need to show you anything ".  At this time one of the victims exited the vehicle and the suspect fled the area.

Shortly thereafter the victims observed the suspect male on the corner of Hancock and Granite Street, as they approached him he removed a box cutter from his waistband and waved it at the victims in a threatening manner and demanded they not inform anyone of what had transpired.

Subsequent to an investigation Transit Police obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Murray, 33 of Quincy for Impersonating a Police Officer and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon issued from Quincy District Court. On 03/27/2014 Murray was taken into custody by Transit Police detectives in Quincy and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Murray will be arraigned sometime today in Quincy District Court.

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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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