Friday, April 15, 2016

Point of Entry Policing nets 2 fare evasion violators with warrants

Shannon Smith
On April 14, 2016 at approximately 5PM Transit Police Officers assigned to the Central District were at the MBTA's Chinatown Station conducting Point of Entry Policing. While there they had their attention drawn to a female, later identified as Shannon Smith, 39, of Jamaica Plain. Smith entered through the fare gates without paying. Officers approached Smith and subsequently discovered there were active warrants for Smith's Arrest issued from Salem District for Shoplifting and Trespassing.

Shortly thereafter officers observed another male, later identified as Shaun Levesque, 34, assist other passengers enter into the paid area of the station without paying. Officers approached Levesque and subsequently discovered there were active warrants for his arrest issued from Lynn District Court for Larceny Over 250.00 and Trespassing. Both Levesque and Smith were transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.


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