Wednesday, July 8, 2015

South Boston man arrested: Andrew Sq. MBTA

Matthew Earner
On July 7, 2015 at approximately 10:40am Transit Police officers working in Area 3 were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Andrew Sq., station when they observed a male, later identified as Matthew Earner, 28, of South Boston. Earner was smoking a cigarette under conspicuously posted "NO SMOKING" signs. Officers approached Earner and issued him a citation. Earner became irate and was shouting profanities at the officers. Earner proceeded to the sidewalk, pulled his pants down, slightly bent forward and displayed his buttocks while shouting vulgarities. At this time there were several citizens in proximity to Earner to include pedestrians as well as vehicular.

Officers approached Earner and placed him into custody for Open & Gross Conduct and transported him 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