Monday, April 13, 2015

Point of Entry Policing- JFK-Umass

Jonathan Howlett
On April 12, 2015 at approximately 9:20pm Transit Police officers working in Area 3 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's JFK/UMass station. While there they observed a male later, identified as Jonathan Howlett, 33, of Dorchester smoking a cigarette in close proximity to a conspicuously posted "NO SMOKING" sign. Officers approached Howlet to educate him on the law regarding smoking on MBTA property. Officers subsequently discovered there was a warrant in existence for Howlett's arrest issued from Plymouth Superior Court for 2 counts of Assault & Battery on a Child with Injuries and Aggravated Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Howlett was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

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