Friday, April 21, 2017

Help us ID this person who physically assaulted a chaperone of 1st & 2nd graders


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On April 20, 2017 at approximately 12:55PM the male depicted within assaulted a female victim on the platform of Lechmere Station. The victim was chaperoning/supervising 1st and 2nd grade children as they travelled on the MBTA returning from a field trip. The suspect male, who boarded at North Station, was in possession of a dog. The victim politely requested he keep the dog away from the children. The suspect male responded by shouting at the victim and using foul obscene language. This was done in the presence of the children.


 The suspect also threatened to "kill" the victim and bragged of "killing people" for less. Upon arrival at Lechmere station the suspect male physically assaulted the victim and left the area towards the direction of Cambridge Side Galleria.





media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Help us ID this male subject of Interest: Assault & Battery female victim.


If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app

The subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to an Assault & Battery on a female victim while onboard an outbound Commuter Rail train on Monday, April 3, 2017, at approximately 4:00 PM. The assault took place as the train was approaching West Natick station.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Brighton man arrested for Indecent Assault on Orange Line train.

Eliazard Jean-Gilles
On April 15, 2017 at approximately 7:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Oak Grove station for a report of an assault. Upon arrival they were met by the victim,  a 52 year old female, who informed the officers of the following: while travelling north on an Orange Line train (between DTC and Oak Grove) the victim was indecently assaulted multiple times by a male. The victim then pointed out the offending male, later identified as Eliazard Jean-Gilles, 34 of Brighton who was quickly walking away towards the parking lot.


Officers immediately proceeded in Jean-Gilles' direction and issued verbal commands for him to stop. Jean-Gilles refused and continued walking away. Officers caught up to him confirmed he was the offending male via the victim's positive identification as well as independent witnesses and placed him into custody for Indecent Assault & Battery. Jean-Gilles was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.


April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. The Transit Police will aggressively pursue all reports of sexual assaults. We are committed to identifying, locating and prosecuting anyone who commits such offences.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Fugitive from New Hamsphire caught fare evading at Maverick

Thomas Mignanelli
On April 13, 2017 at approximately 5:50PM members of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Maverick Station conducting Point of Entry Policing when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Thomas Mignanelli, 34, of Chelsea who fare evaded by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Mignanelli for the purpose of issuing a citation. Mignanelli furnished a false name and other personal identifiers to the officers.



Subsequently officers were able to ascertain  his true identity and discovered Mignanelli had an extraditable warrant issued from the State of New Hampshire for Violation of Probation and a warrant for his arrest issued by Roxbury District Court for Possession of a Controlled Substance to wit Class B.  Mignanelli was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Another fare evader with warrants netted by TPD.

Jason Campbell
On April 12, 2017 at approximately 6PM members of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Central Sq. station conducting Point of Entry Policing. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Jason Campbell, 28, of Brockton. Campbell fare evaded by entering in behind a paying customer. Officer approached Campbell for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there were several warrants in existence for his arrest issued out of Hingham District Court for Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon, Assault & Battery, Threats to Commit a Crime and Possession of a Controlled Substance to wit Class B, C and E.






Campbell was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.  

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Monday, April 10, 2017

A Wanted Lynnfield man caught fare evading.

Mark DiPaolo
On April 7, 2017 at approximately 5PM members of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Chinatown station conducting Point of Entry Policing. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Mark DiPaolo, 25, of Lynnfield. DiPaolo entered through the fare gates without paying, he "piggybacked" in behind another patron. Officers approached DiPaolo for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there was a warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Trespassing.


DiPaolo was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

The Transit Police will continue to address fare evasion violations throughout the system.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Trespasser struck: Confirmed fatality in Southborough

Death Investigation
On April 9, 2017 at approximately 1:25AM Transit Police units assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the Southborough Commuter Rail station for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police along with Southborough Fire and EMS responded. Transit police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, approximate age of 20, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by a CSX freight train in the vicinity of Southville Road. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives along with representatives of the Worcester County DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Trespasser struck near Savin Hill station

Trespasser struck
On April 5 2017 at approximately 9PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the area of Savin Hill MBTA station for a person possibly struck by Commuter Rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Boston Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information : a male, age 24, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an outbound MBTA Commuter Rail train (Greenbush Line) just south of Savin Hill MBTA station. The victim was transported to a local area hospitol with serious injuries. This incident remains under investigation by TPD detectives.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dangerous act causes delay for hundreds during rush hour.

Morgan Johnson
On April 4, 2017 at approximately 5:10PM a Transit Police officer working in the Central District was on patrol at the MBTA's Chinatown station. While there they had their attention drawn to two males who entered onto the right of way and begin running through the tunnel southbound towards Tufts Medical Station. The officer immediately communicated with MBTA subway operations to hold all service in the area and proceeded in the direction of the males. The officer was joined by other TPD officers and made the walk through the tunnel. Approximately 50 feet from the southbound platform of Tufts Medical Center the officers located the two males hiding in a niche.


Both parties were placed into custody for trespassing and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. The males were identified as MORGAN JOHNSON, 19, of Quincy and PETER NAKHILI, 20, of Stoughton. Both subject were in possession of cameras and stated they wanted to take pictures and videos of the tunnels. Rush hour service was delayed nearly 30 minutes.



Peter Nakhili



Prior to this incident TPD Detectives had applied for criminal complaints on both subjects due to an earlier incident where JOHNSON and NAKHILI posted their videos on youtube.




Transit Police Superintendent Sullivan stated " this dangerous criminal act not only delayed hundreds of MBTA commuters during rush hour it put our officers lives in jeopardy. We will follow this case through completion and work with the Suffolk County DA's Office to ensure they are held accountable to the maximum allowed under the law".


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Recognize this male subject ? Please contact us w/info.


If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app

The subject  depicted within is wanted for questioning for an Assault Dangerous Weapon (Knife) onboard an Orange Line train at Stony Brook Station, on Monday, March 27, 2017, at approximately 5:30 PM. The male subject threatened to kill, without provocation a female passenger. The male subject and the victim are unknown to each other.  

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Brookline man wanted for Rape draws attention to himself.

Kerry Jones
On April 3, 2017 at approximately 6:50AM members of the Transit PD MOP Unit were on patrol at the MBTA's North Station Commuter Rail lobby when their attention was drawn to a loud electrical snapping sound. Officers proceeded in the direction of the noise ( near track 10)and encountered a male, later identified as Kerry Jones, 45, of Brookline holding a pink in color "stun gun". Jones claimed he just found the weapon and was demonstrating how it works to others present. Officers took possession of the weapon and subsequently discovered Jones had several warrants in existence for his arrest issued from Suffolk Superior Court for 3 counts of Rape, 3 counts of Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon and Strangulation.


Jones was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Jones will also be charged with Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com



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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Help us ID this subject . Credit Card Fraud


If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app


The subject depicted within is wanted for questioning only, relative to Credit Card Fraud. The Subject used multiple counterfeit credit cards to purchase MBTA fare cards in the past three months. The Subject frequently conducted transactions at Brookline Hills MBTA Station.


 



 


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com



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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trespasser struck. Confirmed Fatality

Death Investigation
On March 28, 2017 at approximately 9:15PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the Mansfield Commuter Rail station for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Mansfield Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel that were on scene report the following preliminary information; a female, approximate age of 52, while trespassing on Track 1 approximately 500 yards east of the station was struck by a southbound Providence Line  MBTA Commuter Rail train. The female has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police detectives along with representatives from the Bristol County DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected.



Approximately 18 passengers were on board at the time of incident. They were transferred onto an MBTA bus.



No further updates.
 

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at  rsullivan@mbta.com


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dorchester man caught fare evading wanted for Cruelty to Animals

Derek Briggs
On March 23, 2017 at approximately 6PM members of the TPD's Crime Suppression Team were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Central Sq. station. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Derek Briggs, 41, of Dorchester. Briggs fare evaded by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Briggs for the purpose of issuing a citation for fare evasion and subsequently discovered there was an active warrant in existence for Briggs' arrest issued out of  Dorchester District Court for 2 counts of Cruelty to Animals. Briggs was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.


 During this process Briggs was found to be in possession of prescription narcotics for which he did not have a prescription for. Briggs to be additionally charged.




media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Boston man arrested for Open & Gross on MBTA train car

On March 7, 2017 at approximately 3:30PM a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Haymarket Station to meet a victim of an Open and Gross incident. Upon arrival the officer met with a female victim who relayed the following: the victim was travelling in a northbound Orange Line car when a male entered at DTC and sat across from her. Shortly thereafter the male removed his genitals from his pants and performed a lewd act in full view of all passengers.


Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police detectives, Kevin Churnetski, 39, of Boston was arrested for Open & Gross Lewdness on March 23, 2017. Churnetski was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Juvenile arrested for illegal possession of firearm.

On March 20, 2017 at approximately 2pm a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District was on patrol at the MBTA's Back Bay station when his attention was drawn to 3 male juveniles seated on a bench on Track 7. The officer noticed the juveniles appeared to be rolling marijuana cigarettes. The officer approached the 3 juveniles confirmed his suspicion and also observed a woman's purse and passport . The juveniles could not explain why they were in possession of the purse or passport nor could they provide a name of the rightful owner.


Subsequent to a further investigation the officer seized a loaded .22 Caliber handgun with additional bullets in the magazine from one of the male juveniles, 17 years of age from Jamaica Plain.

The juvenile was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.


media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Everett man arrested for Open & Gross Lewdness.

Louis Carlos Martiniz-Santamaria
On March 19th, 2017 at approximately 12:30am Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call for a report of a male exposing himself. Upon arrival the officer was met by the victim, a 26 year old female, who relayed the following: while traveling northbound on a Red Line train a male, later identified as  Louis Carlos Martinez-Santamaria, 40, of Everett took a seat  directly across from the victim. Shortly thereafter the male exposed his genitals and while staring at the victim performed a lewd act. The victim exited at the first available stop, South Station, and notified police.


Martinez-Santamaria was still on scene and positively identified by the victim. Officers placed Martinez-Santamaria into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported him to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.






media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Confirmed fatality: Trespasser struck Somerville.

Death Investigation
On March 20, 2017 at approximately 12:20pm Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the Park Street Grade Crossing in Somerville for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Somerville Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, age undetermined at this time, while trespassing on the inbound track was struck by a Fitchburg Line train approximately 200 yards east of the crossing. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.  Transit Police detectives along with representatives from the Middlesex DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT a factor.

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richardrsullivan@mbta.com 
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Help us ID this male subject for Assault on MBTA employee





If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist our investigators but wish to remain anonymous you can always text us your tip to 873873 or use the anonymous feature on our SeeSay app



The subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to an Assault & Battery on an MBTA Bus Operator at the intersection of Union Street and Exchange Street, in Lynn, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at approximately 10:50 AM.







media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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

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