On April 1, 2015 at approximately 9:40pm Transit Police officers working in Area 4 received a radio call to respond to the MBTA Forest Hills station for a report of a MBTA employee who was assaulted. Upon arrival officers met with a female employee who relayed the following; after an Orange Line train arrived and all passengers exited (Forest Hills is the last stop) she noticed a male, later identified as Dion Stickter
, 45, of Boston who was sleeping within the train car. The employee went over to Stickter and attempted to wake him. Immediately upon awakening Stickter struck the female employee with a closed fist multiple times about her torso area.
Stickter, who was still on scene, was approached by the officers, he became hostile and began to use racial epithets and refused to comply with the officers requests. Stickter was placed into custody for Assault & Battery on a Public Employee and Trespassing and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Stickter will be arraigned sometime today in West Roxbury District Court.
media inquiries should be directed to Lt. Richard Sullivan at email@example.com
The events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt