Thursday, February 23, 2017

Point of Entry Policing results in Firearm arrest.

On February 22, 2017 at approximately 7pm members of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Mass. Ave station. While there they had their attention drawn to a male juvenile, 17, of Quincy who entered through the fare gates without paying his fare. Officers approached the male juvenile for the purposes of issuing a citation. Based on the juvenile's behavior and suspicious movements a further inquiry was conducted which revealed the juvenile was in possession of a .22 caliber semi automatic handgun with 7 rounds in the magazine and one round chambered.


The juvenile male was placed into custody for Illegal Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition 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   

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Please help us ID this subject !! UPDATED **** UPDATED


UPDATE **** UPDATE****
02/22/2017 8PM
Based on tips from our MBTA community Xavier Galatis, 24, of Medford was placed into custody at his residence by Transit Police Detectives. Galatis will face criminal charges of Intimidation of a Witness, Annoying & Accosting a Person of the Opposite Sex and Assault & Battery 2 counts.
To all who sent in tips THANK YOU !! Together we will have as safe a system as possible.
Xavier Galatis







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 Intimidation of a Witness and Assault & Battery onboard a northbound Orange Line train at Community College Station on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The subject depicted accosted a family and made harsh sexual comments directed at a nine year old child female.   
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 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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Monday, February 20, 2017

Quincy man arrested for Indecent Assault at Braintree station

Marc Dicarli
On February 18, 2017 at approximately 9:55pm Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Braintree station for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a 24 year old female, who informed them of the following; while waiting on the bus platform she bent over to retrieve an item she had dropped. Suddenly a male, later identified as Marc Dicarli, 40, of Quincy came behind her and indecently assaulted her. The victim tried her best to push the suspect away. The suspect ceased his behavior temporarily and walked away however he returned to the victim's location and physically assaulted her again. The victim attempted to defend herself and eventually police responded.

Dicarli, still on scene, was placed into custody for Indecent Assault & Battery and Assault & Battery  and was 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   

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Confirmed Fatality, Brockton CR

Death Investigation
On February 18, 2016 at approximately 7:15am Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Brockton Commuter Rail station for a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units along with Brockton Fire and EMS responded. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, approximate age of 75, while walking over the Middleborough Line crossing within the station was struck by an outbound commuter rail train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Preliminary investigation suggests the crossing warning system, to includes flashing lights and horn activation, were working properly and engaged at time of incident.

There were 37 passengers on board who were transferred to a Brockton Area Transit bus.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the incident is under active investigation by Transit Police detectives along with representatives from the Plymouth County DA's Office. Foul play is NOT suspected.

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Identification sought. Malicious Destruction of 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 only relative to Malicious Destruction of Property at Malden Center MBTA Station on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at approximately 9:14 AM. Investigation suggests the depicted male punched out a Orange Line train window as it departed the station.



 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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Monday, February 13, 2017

Cambridge man exposes himself at Ashmont MBTA

John Gearty
On February 12, 2017 at approximately 4:30pm a Transit Police officer assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Ashmont Station for a report of a disorderly male. Upon arrival the officer was met by an MBTA employee who pointed out a male, later identified as John Gearty, 29, of Cambridge and informed the officer Gearty was acting in a loud belligerent manner for no legitimate reason and requested the officer's assistance in dealing with him. As the officer approached, Gearty, began to use loud foul language creating a disturbance. Gearty also made homophobic slurs directed towards the MBTA employee. The officer ejected Gearty from the station, as Gearty was being escorted out he stopped and dropped his pants and underwear fully exposing his genitals and began to gyrate his body. This was done in plain view of other MBTA patrons.

Gearty was placed into custody for Disorderly Conduct and Indecent Exposure 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   

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Trespasser struck, confirmed fatality. Norwood.

Death Investigation
On February 3, 2017 at approximately 8:20PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to Norwood Central Commuter Rail station for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Norwood Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: at approximately 8:20pm a female, approximate age of 50, while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity of the Guild Street Overpass was struck by an outbound Franklin Line train. The female has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. Transit Police detectives and representatives of the Norfolk County DA's Office are investigating the circumstances leading to the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected. NO further updates tonight.

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

Dorchester woman Assaults T employee

Janet Bourke
On February 2, 2017 at approximately 9:30pm Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Broadway Station for a report of an MBTA employee who was assaulted. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who relayed the following information: a female, later identified as Janet Bourke, 61, of Dorchester, attempted to fare evade and was confronted by the victim. As a result Bourke threw a cup of hot coffee into the victim's face.



The victim was treated on scene by Boston EMS and Bourke was placed into custody for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. During the booking process Bourke became belligerent and with a closed fist struck the booking officer in the face.



Bourke will face additional charges of Assault & Battery on a Police Officer.


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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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Man wanted for Assaulting Police caught fare evading.

Xavier Galatis
On February 1, 2017 at approximately 7:30PM Transit Police officers were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Chinatown station. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Xavier Galatis, 24, of Medford. Galatis entered through the fare gates without paying his fare. Officers approached Galatis for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there were warrants in existence for Galatis' arrest issued from Cambridge District Court for Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Threats to Commit a Crime.


Galatis was issued a citation, 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


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





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Wanted for Larceny of Bicycle-Stonybrook station

Carmelo Maldonado
In our ongoing commitment to prevent bike larcenies on the MBTA please furnish us with any information you may have on the whereabouts of the individual depicted within, Carmelo Maldonado, 50, address unknown. Maldonado is wanted by Transit Police Detectives, warrants are in existence, for three separate bike larcenies occurring at the MBTA's Stony Brook station.


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
 


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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