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.







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Friday, March 10, 2017

Braintree duo arrested for Unarmed Robbery

Jeffery Diauto
On March 9, 2017 at approximately 2:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA Braintree station for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival officers were met by a male victim, 22 years of age, who informed the officers of the following: the victim had pre-arranged to meet two males (unknown to him but who answered his add posted on a popular social media site to sell his iPhone 6) at the Braintree MBTA parking garage. 


As the two male suspects were "inspecting" the victim's phone they sped off in the vehicle they arrived in. The victim in an attempt to retrieve his phone held onto the vehicle and was dragged a short distance ultimately landing on the pavement sustaining abrasions about his body. The suspects made good their escape.


Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police detectives Jeffery Diauto, 20, of Braintree and a male juvenile, 17, also of Braintree were arrested last night for the above referenced incident. Both Diauto and the male Juvenile will be charged with Assault & Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Unarmed Robbery.


 *** The Transit Police strongly recommend the following: if you are seeking to sell or buy items from individuals who post advertisements on social media, newspapaers. ect... insist on meeting the buyer/seller at your local police department parking lot for the transaction.


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


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Concord update from 03/07/2017

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On March 7, 2017 at approximately 4:50PM Concord Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire approximately 200 yards south of Sudbury Street crossing on the Commuter Rail tracks on the Fitchburg Line. Upon arrival firefighters observed a small fire and a suspicious "device" located on the inbound track.

Transit Police Explosive Detection Unit responded to the scene and rendered the device safe. We are describing the devices as "incendiary". They were made up of a plastic bottle that contained 2 liquid chemicals that can be purchased over the counter. When the chemicals interact with one another, over a period of time, they heat up and cause a flash fire.

Detectives from the Transit and Concord Police investigated the incident jointly. Our collaborative partnership lead to the expeditious identification of two male juveniles ages 14 and 15. Both juveniles are residents of Concord. The juveniles will be summoned into court for Possession of Incendiary Devices and Interfering with Public Transportation. Other minor aspects of the investigation is ongoing. 

Based on what we know at no time was the safety of our passengers, residents of Concord or the buildings/residences in harms way.

We would like to thank the Concord Fire Department for their quick professional response and our colleagues from the Concord Police Department whose assistance was invaluable.

No further updates.

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

Father daughter duo attack off duty Transit Police officer.


Madison Muse
David Muse
On March 3, 2017 at approximately 11:45PM an off duty Transit Police officer was travelling on an outbound Orange Line train. When the train stopped at Community College the off duty officer's attention was drawn to an unknown disturbance on another car and he also overheard an MBTA transportation official state " Get off the train, get off the train", to those responsible for the disturbance. The pair who instigated the disturbance a father and his daughter, later identified as David Muse, 48, and Madison Muse, 22, both of Saugus exited the train and begin to walk on the platform. As they did so Madison Muse was yelling racial slurs and expletives. At this time the off duty officer began to video record Madison Muse's behavior and offensive racially charged language. Upon noticing this Madison Muse violently attacked the officer and was joined by David Muse. The attack continued onto the platform and eventually was broken up. Madison Muse hurled multiple racial slurs at the off duty officer. At this time the officer, whose phone was dislodged during the attack, attempted to use a call box to contact Transit Police Operations was physically prevented from doing by both Muse' as they punched and kicked the off duty officer several times.






Ultimately an MBTA employee was able to contact TPD who responded and placed Muses into custody for Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon, Assault & Battery and Intimidation of a Witness and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. The officers noted the Muse' exhibited signs of intoxication. during The booking process it was discovered David Muse had an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Somerville District Court for OUI-Liquor 2nd Offence and Operating with a Suspended License.


Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan praised the off duty officer for his tremendous restraint and professionalism, " This is yet another example Transit Police officers, whether on or off duty, are dedicated to having the safest system as possible. Our officer showed tremendous restraint in the face of such ignorance. We are very grateful he was not seriously injured and we will follow this case throughout the judicial process to ensure the Muses are held responsible for their criminal actions ".
media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at rsullivan@mbta.com


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Friday, March 3, 2017

Boston man threatens victim w/hypodermic needle.

Shaun Goodwin
On March 2, 2017 at approximately 11:20AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Park Street station for a report of an Assault in Progress. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a 26 year old male, who informed the officers of the following : he was approached by a male, later identified as Shaun Goodwin, 41, of Boston whom had harassed him in the past. Goodwin challenged the victim to a physical confrontation as the victim was purchasing a Charlie ticket. The victim attempted to walk away, at this time Goodwin removed a hypodermic needle from his pocket and threatened the victim with it. The victim fled and called police.
 

Goodwin, who was still on scene, was placed into custody for Assault by Means of Dangerous Weapon 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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