Thursday, March 17, 2016

TPD officers recover two firearms.

On March 12, 2016, under Chief Green's leadership, the Transit Police Department implemented a new patrol plan. We are confident the new plan will provide for a safer system, more efficient police services and a visible presence of uniformed officers were they are needed most. Our riding public demands, expects and most importantly deserves that. The men and women of the TPD are committed to providing the safest system as possible and are steadfastly dedicated to our mission of safeguarding the MBTA. 

As a direct result of the new plan and a calculated deployment of resources Transit Police officers removed two firearms from individuals who were traveling on or attempting to travel on the MBTA on 03/16/2016.  Ramon Oquendo, 23, of Dorchester was arrested at Andrew Sq., station and William Hidalgo, 18, of Mattapan was arrested at Forest Hills MBTA station for Illegal Possession of a Firearm. Both subjects appeared in court on today's date and were formally arraigned.

The Transit Police Department will continue to provide the best policing service as possible to our riding public and fellow MBTA employees.  

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