Monday, October 5, 2015

Bicycle thief caught in the act.

Silvio Collante
On October 2, 2015 at approximately 2pm Transit Police officers on patrol at the MBTA's Davis Sq. station had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Silvio Collante, 43 of Boston. Collante was observed at the bicycle rack and appeared to be paying close attention/examination of the bicycles/locks and scanning the area as if to see if anyone was watching him. Collante located a bicycle with the lock not secured properly and shook the bike several times dislodging it. Collante then rode the bike away. Officers were able to stop Collante who admitted the bike did not belong to him. Collante was placed into custody for Larceny of a Bicycle and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. It is expected Collante will be arraigned sometime today in Somerville 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