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.
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