Monday, July 13, 2015

Roxbury woman with several warrants arrested by TPD: Ruggles Station

Jacqueline Abate
On July 12, 2015 at approximately 3:15pm Transit Police officers on patrol at the MBTA's Ruggles station observed a female, later identified as Jacqueline Abate, 32, of Roxbury. Abate was located in the lower busway smoking a cigarette in close proximity to conspicuously posted "NO SMOKING" signs. Officers approached Abate to educate her relative to the no smoking laws on MBTA property. Subsequently officers discovered Abate had several warrants in existence for her arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Shoplifting and Quincy District Court for; Check Forgery 4 counts, Attempt to Commit a Crime 3 counts, Uttering a False Check 4 counts  and Larceny by Check 3 counts. (15
total charges). Abate was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

media inquiries should be directed to Lt. Richard Sullivan at


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