On December 4, 2015 Transit Police officers conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Andrew Sq., busway had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Frederick Stempka
, 32, of Taunton. Stempka was smoking a cigarette at the top of the stairs leading to the subway. There were several conspicuously posted "NO SMOKING" signs in close proximity. Officers approached Stempka to educate him relative to the smoking laws and subsequently discovered there were warrants in existence for his arrest issued from Fall River District Court for Possession of a Firearm w/out a License, Operate a Motor Vehicle w/out a License and Quincy District Court for Assault & Battery.
Stempka was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.
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