Thursday, October 19, 2017

Help the TPD identify this subject of interest. Larceny by Scheme Investigation

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 a Larceny by Scheme Over $250, at  South Station Commuter Rail on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 4:10 PM


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   

Level 3 Sex Offender Arrested for Lewd Act while MBTA Red Line Train.

On October 14, 2017 Transit Police were alerted to a video a concerned passenger posted on Facebook depicting a male engaged in a lewd and lascivious act that took place on the MBTA's Red Line train on October 13th, 2017. The Transit Police Department immediately began an investigation.







Subsequent to that investigation TPD Detectives identified Anthony Sansone, 52, of Boston as the male in the video. Sansone, a registered Level 3 Sex Offender, was arrested early this morning (10/19/2017) for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
 

The Transit Police would like to give a heart felt thanks to the concerned citizen who involved herself and brought this to our attention.  Superintendent Sullivan personally called and spoke with her expressing gratitude on behalf of the Department.

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   

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Recognize this bicycle thief ?? Please contact us.


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 a Bicycle Larceny at MBTA South Station, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 3:41 PM.


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   

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dorchester man arrested for robbery w/firearm.

On October 8, 2017 at approximately 5:30PM Transit Police officers received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Shawmut Ave Station for a report of an Armed Robbery. Upon arrival officers located the victim, a male, who informed the officers of the following; while at Shawmut Station the victim was approached by two male assailants who, while armed with a firearm, did rob the victim of his personal property as well as assault him with the firearm. The victim sustained injuries and was transported to a local area hospital for emergency treatment.

Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police detectives, Joseph Gomes, 21, of Dorchester was identified as one of the assailants. Detectives applied for and were granted a warrant to arrest Gomes as well as search his residence for evidence. On October 13, 2017 members of the Transit Police Department executed the search/arrest warrants at Gomes' residence. Gomes was located inside the residence and placed into custody. Additionally, TPD detectives seized a .40 Calibre firearm with a round in the chamber and several rounds loaded in the magazine. TPD Detectives also seized what they believed to be crack cocaine from Gomes' possession. Gomes was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.   

The investigation is ongoing.
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   


Pair from New York arrested for Cruelty to Animals resulting in a dog's death.

On October 15, 2017 at approximately 6:08PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the Salem Commuter Rail Parking Garage for a report of a possible injured dog inside a parked vehicle. Upon arrival officers located the vehicle and observed the body of a lifeless French Bulldog in the front passenger seat and what appeared to be large amounts of vomit from the dog. As officers were making attempts to enter the vehicle, with assistance from the Salem Fire Department, the dog's owners, Brendan Bulfin, 38, of New York and Courtney Casey, 28, of New York, arrived on scene. Officers were now able to enter the vehicle and confirmed the 3 year old French Bulldog named "Nigil" was deceased.




Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police Detectives to include witness and Nigil's owners interviews it is believed Nigil, initially alive and well, was left unattended in an enclosed vehicle in excess of 5 hours on a 73 degree day. Studies have shown on an average 75 degree day the temperature inside an enclosed vehicle will raise to 122 degrees in 1 hour.




Bulfin and Casey were placed into custody for Cruelty to Animals and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.


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   

Friday, October 13, 2017

Boston man arrested for illegal possession of firearm by TPD officers.

On October 11, 2017 at approximately 3:05PM Transit Police officers were on patrol at the MBTA's Dudley Station when they were alerted to a "shots fired" call in the vicinity of Dudley Station. Shortly thereafter they received a description of the subjects who may have been involved and that the subjects may have fled through Dudley Station.


Officers located a male subject, later identified as Jeavoni Celester-Thistle, 18, of Boston fitting the description on Warren & Zeigler Street. Subsequent to an investigation officers located a .22 caliber handgun in Celester-Thistle's possession.


Celester-Thistle was placed into custody for illegal possession of a firearm and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.




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   

Fare evader caught in possession of illegal firearm.

Rosba Taylor
On October 10, 2017 at approximately 5:30PM members of the TPD's Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Haymarket Station conducting Point of Entry Policing when their attention was drawn to a male later identified as Rosba Taylor, 25, of Lynn. Taylor fare evaded by piggybacking in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Taylor for the purpose of issuing a citation. Taylor provided the officers with a false name and date of birth. When the officers informed Taylor the name provided did not match Taylor then offered a another fictitious name. Ultimately officers informed Taylor he was under arrest for failing to identify himself. As the officers attempted to take control of Taylor he began to shift his body away from the officers. Ultimately Taylor was placed in custody and officers recovered a fully loaded with one in the chamber .22 caliber handgun from his waistband.

 Taylor was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.



During the booking process Taylor was found to be in possession of what the officers believed to be crack cocaine.

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   

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Trespasser struck in Somerville. Confirmed Fatality.


On October 11 2017 at approximately 6:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Somerville for a person possibly struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train. Several TPD units responded along with Somerville Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a female, approximate age of 20's, in the vicinity of Washington Street, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train on the Fitchburg Line.

 The female has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.



Transit Police Detectives along with the Middlesex County DA's Office are 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

Monday, October 9, 2017

TPD confirm fatality: trespasser struck in Concord.

On October 9 2017 at approximately 10:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Concord for a person possibly struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train. Several TPD units responded along with Concord Police, Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, in the vicinity of Nashoba Road, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train on the Fitchburg Line.

 The male, age unknown, has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.


Transit Police Detectives along with the Concord Police & Middlesex County DA's Office are 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.

Trespasser struck near Waban on Green Line.

On October 9, 2017 at approximately 9:15PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the Waban stop on the D Branch of the Green Line for a person possibly struck by a train. Several TPD units along with Newton Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a Green Line Trolley, D Branch, as it was approaching Waban Station suddenly/unexpectedly a male entered onto the right of way. The male was struck and sustained serious life threatening injuries as a result. The male has been transported to a local area hospital for emergency treatment.

Transit Police detectives are on scene and 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, October 5, 2017

Help us ID this male who maliciously damaged someone's else property.

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 Malicious Destruction of Property at MBTA South Station, on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 6:30 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   

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Trespasser Struck: Yawkey Way.

On October 4, 2017 at approximately 3:45PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to Yawkey Station for a person possibly struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train. Several TPD units responded along with Boston Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male while standing on the platform unexpectedly entered onto the right of way as the train was approaching and was struck by an outbound MBTA Commuter Rail train on the Worcester Line

 The male, approx. age of 20, has been transported to a local area hospital with life threatening/critical injuries.


Transit Police Detectives along with the Suffolk County DA's Office are 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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Announcement: Emergency Response Exercise





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EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE
MEDIA VIDEO/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY


MBTA Ayer Commuter Rail Evacuation Drill – Sunday, October 15th

Pan Am Railways Willow Street Yard, Ayer, MA


On Sunday, October 15th at approximately 10 AM, the MBTA will be conducting an emergency evacuation drill on a commuter rail train in the Ayer area with the assistance of numerous local, state, and private partners. While the exercise is scheduled from approximately 10am to 12pm, surrounding neighbors can expect heightened activity in the area starting as early as 8am. No MBTA service impacts or local street traffic impacts are expected.


The exercise is designed to establish a learning environment for public safety officials to exercise emergency response plans, policies, and procedures as they pertain to a mass casualty event on a commuter rail train. To ensure an effective exercise, subject matter experts and representatives from numerous agencies took part in the planning process and will take part in the exercise conduct and evaluation.


As part of the exercise scenario, a collision between a Pan Am freight train locomotive and an MBTA commuter rail train will be simulated. Numerous volunteers from the public are expected to participate in the role of passengers and injured victims. Artificial smoke may be generated to add realism.


Agencies playing in this exercise include the MBTA, MBTA Transit Police, Keolis, Pan Am Railways, Ayer Fire Department, Ayer Police Department, and several surrounding towns providing mutual aid.


Video/Photo Opportunity


Media and other observers are invited to attend; all are asked to register in advance with Joe Pesaturo, MBTA Director of Communications. On exercise day, all must check-in with Bob Northrup, MassDOT Deputy Director of Security & Emergency Management, by 9:30 AM at the tent in the Pan Am Railways Yard off Willow Road (Berkshire Blvd) in Ayer.

Help us ID this person of interest in a purse snatching.


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 a purse snatching at Copley MBTA Station on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 9:35 PM..

 

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