Thursday, August 16, 2018

Revere man arrested at DTC for Indecently Assaulting a minor.

Michael Brooks
On August 16, 2018 at approximately 10:50AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Downtown Crossing Orange Line platform for a report of a minor who was Indecently Assaulted. Multiple TPD units responded and quickly located the offending male and witnesses. Based on information obtained on scene the following occurred: A male, later identified as Michael Brooks, 44, of Revere while travelling on an outbound Orange Line car began to stare at a female under the age of 14 in such a way as to make another male passenger suspicious and uncomfortable. As the train stopped at Downtown Crossing Brooks followed behind the minor child as she and her mother were exiting and Indecently Assaulted her.


The above referenced male passenger (identified) witnessed what occurred and stopped Brooks on the platform and would not allow him to leave the area until police arrived.


Prior to placing Brooks into custody he made incriminating statements to officers.


The Transit Police are extremely grateful to the male passenger who assisted in this ugly incident !!!!!





Wednesday, August 15, 2018

UPDATE: New York man found guilty for shooting at Maverick MBTA

New York Man Guilty in Maverick Station Double Shooting

BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2018—An MS-13 gang member from New York was convicted today of shooting a rival and a bystander at the Maverick MBTA station, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. 
After less than a day of deliberations, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted ROGELIO ALVARADO, 23, of two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm and single counts of unlawfully possessing a firearm and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm. Jurors acquitted Alvarado of an additional count of armed assault with intent to murder. He faces sentencing at 11:00 on Aug. 20 in courtroom 815.
“Gun violence is the number one public safety threat facing Boston today,” Conley said. “If you pick up an illegal firearm, if you fire it in a public place, if you hit your target or a bystander or anyone else, we’re going to prosecute you. I want to thank the Boston and Transit police who responded to the scene and investigated the facts, the prosecution team who marshaled the evidence and the law for trial, the witnesses who stepped forward and testified to their observations, and the jurors who returned a fair and just verdict.”
During about three and a half days of trial, Assistant District Attorney Stacey Pichardo of the DA’s Gang Unit introduced evidence and testimony proving that Alvarado, a resident of Huntington, NY, had a gang-related conflict with a 29-year-old fellow passenger while traveling inbound on a Blue Line train on the afternoon of Jan. 19, 2016. The two men got off the train at Maverick Station.
Pichardo proved that Alvarado produced a firearm, sparking a physical altercation during which Alvarado shot the victim twice at close range. The victim was struck twice in the back. A second man, age 42, exiting the train at about the time of the conflict was struck as well, suffering a graze wound to the front of his head. Both men were transported to area hospitals and survived their injuries.
Pichardo introduced additional evidence that Alvarado fled the train station in a taxi and made his way back to New York. He was apprehended by Huntington Police on July 12, 2017, after driving the wrong way down a roadway and forcing other motorists off the road.
Edith Ayuso was the DA’s assigned victim-witness advocate. Pichardo was assisted at trial by Tiffany Albanese, a law student in the DA’s Gang Unit who served as second chair under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03. Alvarado was represented by attorney John Tardif. 


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All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
  

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fugitive from Justice nabbed by TPD after he fare evaded.

Michael Marino
On August 13, 2018 at approximately 6:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Andrew Sq. station conducting Point of Entry Policing. While there officers observed a male, later identified as Michael Marino, 51, of Lynn fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Marino for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there were several warrants in existence for Marino's arrest issued out of Falmouth District Court for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Destruction of Property Over 1,200.00, Numerous Motor Vehicle violations, being a Fugitive From Justice and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.


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


Thursday, August 9, 2018

ID Wanted RE: Assault on an 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 on MBTA Employee at Haymarket MBTA Station on Wednesday, July, 25, 2018, at approximately 12:30 PM.

Brockton: Campello Parking Lot acts of vandalism.

On August 8, 2018 at approximately 6:45PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Campello Commuter Rail station for a report of 4 motor vehicles that were vandalized. Upon arrival officers discovered 3 of the 4 vehicles had left the scene. Officers spoke with one vehicle owner remaining; on that vehicle the passenger side window had been smashed in and loose change was taken. Officers were able to identify the 3 other vehicle's owners who sustained similar damage. The matter is under investigation by Transit Police detectives.


Transit Police have deployed our SkyWatch tower and will increase our visible presence in the area to deter future acts of vandalism.


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

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Dorchester man arrested for numerous offenses after striking pedestrian and fleeing.

On August 3, 2018 at approximately 9:21PM Transit Police officers were conducting a High Visibility check of MBTA Ashmont station. While located near the north entrance the officers observed a vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, strike a pedestrian as he was crossing the street in the vicinity of 1913 Dorchester Avenue. After striking the pedestrian the vehicle fled the scene. Two TPD motorcycle officers who witnessed the incident got on their MC's and conducted an area search for the vehicle. A 3rd Transit Police officer rendered aid to the victim until relieved by a off duty physician. The TPD motorcycle officers were able to locate and follow the suspect vehicle as the driver continued to evade apprehension. Ultimately the driver/suspect crashed into three additional parked vehicles at the corner of Adams and Beaumont and attempted to flee on foot. While doing so he discarded a loaded firearm. The officers were able to apprehend the suspect and place him into custody and recover the firearm.  The suspect is a 31 year old male with a Dorchester address. It is expected he will be arraigned on Monday in Dorchester District Court for Fleeing the scene of an accident w/personal injury, driving while intoxicated and illegal possession of a firearm.

Superintendent Sullivan stated " Our officers on their police motorcycles, despite great danger to their personal safety,  followed and ultimately apprehended an armed suspect. Their courageous efforts are a credit to law enforcement officers everywhere and we are proud of them and grateful they were not seriously injured".

The victim of the hit and run is expected to survive.

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

This subject damaged the fare gate doors after evading his fare and squeezing through. Recognize him ?




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 Ashmont MBTA Station on Friday, July, 27, 2018, at approximately 10:00 AM.


Westwood man arrested for Indecent Assault & Battery on MBTA.

Jeremy Pincus
On May 18, 2018 we displayed photographs depicting a subject of interest in an Lewd & Lascivious investigation. (see posting here). Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police detectives Jeremy Pincus, 53, of Westwood was arrested on August 1, 2018 for Indecent Assault & Battery and Lewd & Lascivious Conduct.

Pincus was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Person of Interest Re: Armed Assault 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 individual depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to Armed Assault with Intent Rob (Firearm Implied) on a Green Line trolley between Haymarket Station and Government Center MBTA Station, on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at approximately 9:30 PM.




Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Trespasser struck Uphams Corner: Dorchester.

On August 1, 2018 at approximately 3:45PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the Uphams Corner Commuter Rail station for a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Boston Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, age unknown at this time, while trespassing on the Right of Way was struck by a MBTA Commuter Rail train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Service will be delayed however one track will remain open for reduced speed.

Foul play is NOT suspected.

The circumstances of this incident is currently under investigation by TPD Detectives along with representatives of the Suffolk County DA's Office.

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

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Boston man arrested for Open & Gross Lewdness at MBTA Community College

Ramon Baez
On July 31, 2018 at approximately 11AM a female victim contacted Transit Police Operations and reported the following: While passing through Community College MBTA station in the lobby area along with another female companion she observed a male, later identified as Ramon Baez, 31, of Boston leering at them and committing a lewd act. At this time Baez' genitals were fully exposed. TPD Officers were dispatched and simultaneously our public safety camera system was utilized. Based on a  description TPD Operations personnel quickly located the male on camera at the top of the escalator inside Community College Station. A quick review of video clearly depicts the male indiscriminately targeting numerous female commuters as he commits lewd acts.

Upon arrival of officers Baez was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Baez will be charged with Open & Gross Lewdness. The investigation is ongoing relative to Baez and other possible similar incidents on the MBTA.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Help us ID this person of interest : Regarding Malicious Destruction & Assault by Means 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 Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Malicious Destruction of Property at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Highgate Street in Allston on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at approximately 6:00 AM.


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





 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

UPDATE: Subject ID'd and Arrested. Lewd & Lacivious Conduct

Gerardo Arias
On July 3, 2018 we displayed photographs of a person of interest relative to a Lewd & Lascivious Conduct Investigation. The incident occurred onboard an Orange Line train between Tufts and Back Bay Station. (See posting here. ) 

Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police detectives, Gerardo Arias, 39, of Boston was arrested for Lewd & Lascivious Conduct. Arias was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. At the time of Arias' arrest there were several outstanding warrants for his arrest for unrelated matters.  


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




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Help us ID this scoundrel wanted for an Open & Gross Lewdness.



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



Identification Wanted :The subject depicted within is wanted relative to an Open & Gross, Lewdness, onboard an Orange Line train between Downtown Crossing MBTA Station and Forest Hills MBTA Station on Friday, July 6, 2018, at approximately 11:55 AM.


It note worthy to mention according to the reporting party/victim there were children within the train car who present and in view of the suspect.


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






Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Serial Graffiti Vandal at it again.... Part 2

On July 7, 2018 at approximately 1AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Forest Hills station for a report of fresh graffiti/vandalism on the entrance/exit doors in the upper bus way. Upon arrival officers observed significant vandalism with a specific "Tag Sign". That tag sign is very familiar to the Transit Police. A quick review of our public safety cameras in the area captured who we believe to be none other then....MARC MEADOWCROFT (YES !!!! that graffiti vandal see posting here for a refresher Marc Meadowcroft)


Currently there are several Felony arrest warrants in existence for Meadowcroft's arrest for previous Vandalism on the MBTA as well in the City of Boston. Transit Police detectives will be seeking additional criminal complaints for the most recent incident at Forest Hills. Currently we are seeking the whereabouts of Meadowcroft if you have any information please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. Tipsters can also remain anonymous via our See Say app or via our anonymous text a tip line at 873873.
(The two unidentified males with Meadowcroft are wanted for Identification)


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






 
 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Lewd and Lascivious Conduct: Recognize him ? Please help us ID


 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 Lewd & Lascivious Conduct onboard an Orange Line train between Tufts Medical Center Station and Back Bay Station, on Monday, July 2, 2018, at approximately 12:20 PM.




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






Monday, July 2, 2018

Bicycle Thief !!! Recognize him ? Please call us with 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 relative to a Bicycle Larceny at Forest Hills MBTA Station on Friday, June 22, 2018, at approximately 11:10 AM.






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






 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Trespasser struck Lawrence.


On June 29, 2018 at approximately 11AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to Lawrence for a report of a person possibly struck by a MBTA Commuter Rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Lawrence Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, approximate age of 49, while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity of Merrimack Street  was struck by a inbound train on Track 2 on the Haverhill Line. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

TPD Detectives are on scene and investigating along with the Essex County DA's Office. Foul play is NOT suspected.

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Fare evader damages gates. Recognize him ?

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 Destruction of Property at Science Park MBTA Station on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at approximately 10:00 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

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Update warrant obtained in Elderly Assault incident.

Nicholas Dercolo
On June 11, 2018 at approximately 1PM Transit Police officers responded to South Station for a report of a man being assaulted. On June 15, 2018 we posted an update regarding the incident. Please see previous posting here ( http://www.tpdnews411.com/2018/06/boston-man-arrested-for-assault-on.html ) As we indicated then the investigation was on going, subsequently Transit Police detectives have obtained a felony arrest warrant for Nicholas Dercolo, 18, of Brockton for Assault & Battery on an Elderly Person resulting in Serious Injury.




If you know the whereabouts of Dercolo or have any information which could lead to the arrest of Derecolo please contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or text us an anonymous tip to 873873.


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

Boston man caught in the act of stealing bicycle.

Agustin Jaramillo
On June 20, 2018 at approximately 4:40pm a seasoned Transit Police detective had occasion to be inside the North Quincy MBTA parking lot when his attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Agustin Jaramillo, 22, of Boston. Jaramillo, armed with a set of bolt cutters, was attempting to cut the cable and lock off of a bicycle that was secured to the bike rack. The detective approached Jaramillo and based on his responses it was obvious to the detective Jaramillo was attempting to steal the bicycle.



Jaramillo was placed into custody for Attempted Larceny of a Bicycle and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

T employee arrested for theft.


 

MBTA EMPLOYEE ARRESTED, ARRAIGNED IN CONNECTION WITH STEALING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM FARE COLLECTION BOXES

Defendant was Allegedly Stealing Money from the Fare Boxes He was Responsible for Repairing

 

Stephen Fagerberg
BOSTON – An employee of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has been arrested and arraigned in connection with stealing more than $80,000 from the agency’s fare collection boxes that he was responsible for repairing, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

 

Stephen P. Fagerberg, age 55, of Dedham, was arrested Tuesday night as a result of a joint operation by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police, and the MBTA Police. As an Automated Fare Technician at the MBTA, Fagerberg is responsible for fixing and repairing fare collection boxes on MBTA buses in South Boston.

 

Fagerberg was arraigned this morning in Roxbury District Court on one count of the charge of Larceny over $1,200 in a Continuous Scheme. Fagerberg pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on his own personal recognizance with the conditions that he surrender his passport and stay away from MBTA property. A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for August 14 in Roxbury District Court.

 

The AG’s Office began investigating Fagerberg in April 2018.

Authorities conducted an undercover operation that included planting marked bills in fare collection boxes that Fagerberg serviced. Authorities allege that the defendant deposited the marked bills into his personal bank account via a drive-up ATM.

 

Fagerberg allegedly stole $80,000 from the MBTA over several months.

 

This is an ongoing investigation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General David Andrews, Chief of AG Healey’s White Collar and Public Integrity Division. The case is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police and the MBTA Police with assistance from Sallyann Nelligan, Director of AG Healey’s Financial Investigations Division.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Wanted Fugitive captured by TPD after fare evading.

Jonathan Walsh
On Friday June 15, 2018 at approximately 5:50PM member's of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were at Revere Beach MBTA station conducting Point of Entry Policing. While there they observed a male, later identified as Jonathan Walsh,36, of South Boston fare evade by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Walsh for the purpose of issuing a citation. Subsequent to that encounter officers discovered Walsh was wanted by the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office via a fully extraditable warrant for Larceny Over 1,500.00. Walsh was placed into custody and shortly thereafter officers discovered Walsh was in possession of  various kinds of controlled narcotics of which he did not possess a valid prescription.



Walsh was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.