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.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Boston man Arrested for Assault on Elderly person.

Tukan Manley
On June 11, 2018 at approximately 1PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's South Station Red Line north for a report of a man being assaulted. Upon arrival officers were directed to a male slouched over on the bench who appeared to be in pain. Officers noted the victim, a 66 year old male, had a swollen right eye and cuts about his face and was wincing in pain. The victim reported to the officers while riding on an inbound Red Line train an unknown female accused him of taking her picture. The victim attempted to explain he did not take any inappropriate pictures. At this time an unknown male forcefully grabbed the victim's phone and began walking away. The victim followed the male and demanded his phone back. The male began to physically beat, choke and kick the victim. The victim also stated he believed others may have assaulted him during this time as well.


Boston EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local area hospital for treatment. A witness to the incident approached an officer and turned over the victim's phone stating she retrieved the phone from the floor during the assault.


Subsequent to an investigation by TPD Detectives Tukan Manley, 31, of Boston was placed into custody on June 14, 2018 for Assault & Battery on an Elderly Person, Strangulation and Malicious Destruction of Property.  

The investigation is ongoing relative to others who may have participated in the assault on the victim.


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, June 11, 2018

2nd Suspect identified Arrest Warrant issued.


On June 1, 2018 we displayed several photographs of person's of interest relative to an Assault & Battery with serious bodily injury investigation. (Please see posting here) As a direct result of numerous tips from members of our MBTA community on Monday June 11, 2018 Transit Police detectives applied for and were granted a Felony
John Karol
Arrest Warrant for John Karol, 23, of Pembroke for Aggravated Assault & Battery with serious bodily injuries and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.  Detectives are currently seeking the whereabouts of Karol.



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

Update: Arrest made in Assault case resulting in serious bodily injury.

Kerrick Pierce
On June 1, 2018 we displayed several photographs of person's of interest relative to an Assault & Battery with serious bodily injury investigation. (Please see posting here) As a direct result of numerous tips from members of our MBTA community on Friday June 8, 2018 Kerrick Pierce, 23, of Pembroke was placed into custody by Transit Police detectives for Assault & Battery resulting in serious bodily injury.



The investigation is ongoing and more arrests/charges are expected. We will update as that happens. As always we are extremely grateful for all the tips that came in. They were invaluable !!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Somerville man violently attacks MBTA employee

Charles Mills
On June 4, 2018 at approximately 5:20AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Alewife station for a report of an MBTA employee being assaulted. Upon arrival officers observed several people attempting to restrain a male on the platform, later identified as Charles Mills, 29, of Somerville. Officers intervened and after a brief struggle with Mills were able to place him in restraints. Witnesses on scene informed the officers of the following: Mills, while seated on a bench, was screaming profanities regarding holding the train. Suddenly and without provocation Mills got up from the bench and violently attacked a female MBTA employee, who was walking past Mills, throwing her to the platform. Mills then proceeded to assault the victim/employee while straddling her. The victim was able to break free and get up from the platform, Mills then began to throw punches at the victim. At this time several employees came to her aid.


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


The victim was transported to a local area hospital for evaluation.


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

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Trespasser Struck Fitchburg. Non life threatening injuries.

On June 2, 2018 at approximately 10:15PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District responded to Fitchburg CR station for a person struck by a Commuter Rail Train just west of the station. A preliminary investigation suggests a 34 year old male, trespassing on the inbound track, was struck by a slow moving CR train and sustained non life threatening injuries. The male was Med Flighted to a local area hospital for treatment. TPD Detectives are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the matter. Foul play is NOT a factor. NO further updates.

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

Friday, June 1, 2018

Help us ID these persons of interest RE: Assault Investigation w/Serious bodily injury.



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 subjects depicted within are wanted for identification & questioning relative to an Aggravated Assault & Battery onboard a Red Line train between Broadway Station and Andrew Square Station on Monday, May 28, 2018, at approximately 12:05 AM, resulting in serious bodily injury.


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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tresspasser struck Wellesley

On May 29, 2018 at approximately 3PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to Wellesley for a report of a person possibly struck by a MBTA Commuter Rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Wellesley Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, age unknown, while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity of  Western Road Bridge, Wellesley was struck by a inbound train on Track 2 on the Worcester Line. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

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

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

Transit Police K9 Striker to receive Body Armor donated by Vested Interest.


MBTA Transit Police Department’s K9 Striker to get donation of body armor

 

MBTA Transit Police Department’s K9 Striker will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Striker’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Thin Blue Line USA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Sgt. Sean Gannon, Yarmouth Police Dept”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

 

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,900 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

 

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

 

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

Recognize these subjects ? Persons of Interest RE: Credit Card Fraud 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 subjects depicted within are wanted for questioning relative to a Credit Card Fraud at Downtown Crossing Station on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at approximately 9:30 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


Friday, May 25, 2018

Recognize this person on interest ? Please contact us if you do.


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 Robbery onboard a Route #16, MBTA bus at Old Road and Ellington Street in Dorchester, on Friday, May 11, 2018, at approximately 1:50 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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Please help us ID this subject of interest: Lewd/Lascivious Conduct.




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



On Wednesday, 04/25/18, the subject depicted displayed lewd behavior on a Forge Park Commuter Rail train on the Franklin Branch and again on and Wednesday, 05/02/18, at Copley Station on the Green Line. Information is being sought relative to this subject’s identity. The subject is wanted for questioning only at this time .
 


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, May 17, 2018

Help us ID a bicycle thief !!


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 Bike Larceny at Oak Grove Station on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at approximately 3:00 PM.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Boston man arrested for Indecent Assault on Orange Line.

On May 2, 2018 at approximately 5:15AM a female victim reported the following to the Transit Police: Victim boarded an inbound Orange Line train from Malden Center. While standing inside the train a male positioned himself very close to her. Shortly thereafter the offending male Indecently Assaulted the victim.
 

Subsequent to an investigation conducted by TPD Detectives, Gregory Rieschick, 38, of Charlestown was identified, located and placed into custody on May 16, 2018 at the MBTA's Community College station. Rieschick 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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Randolph man violently resist police at MBTA Mass Ave station

Clayton Maddrey
On May 14, 2018 at approximately 4:45PM members of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Mass. Ave station conducting Point of Entry Policing when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Clayton Maddrey, 30, of Randolph. Maddrey evaded the fare by "Piggybacking:" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Maddrey for the purpose of issuing a citation. Maddrey immediately became combative and yelled profanities at the officers and refused to identify himself. Maddrey then attempted to flee the officer was able to grabbed hold of him and a violent struggle ensued. Ultimately officers were able to gain control of Maddrey. Maddrey was found to be in possession of what the officers believed to be Crack Cocaine and there was also an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest issued out of Quincy District Court for Breaking & Entering a Vehicle in Nighttime.


Maddrey was transported to TPD 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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Cambridge woman assaults MBTA bus operator.

Nicole Delgado
On May 13, 2018 at approximately 2:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were in the vicinity of MBTA Park Street station when they were alerted to an MBTA bus with it's emergency lights activated on Tremont and Bromfield Street's. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim an MBTA bus operator who relayed the following: while operating the bus near Park Street Station a female passenger, later identified as Nicole Delgado, 37, of Cambridge demanded to be let off the bus. The operator explained he could not let her off in the middle of the street and the bus would be at a safe location very shortly and she could disembark at that time. Delgado began to yell at the operator, kick the bus' doors while in motion and then punched the operator directly in his face. The operator activated his emergency lights to summon help.



Officers located Delgado and placed her into custody for Assault & Battery and transported her 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

Sunday, May 13, 2018

MBTA Bus vs. MV Saugus

Update** The operator of the Ford SUV, Kathleen Callahan, 47, of Saugus has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in yesterday's accident. Please be respectful of the family and friends privacy during this most difficult time.


On May 13, 2018 at approximately 3:50PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District responded to the area of Essex and Felton Street's in Saugus for an accident involving an MBTA bus and a motor vehicle. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: in the vicinity of 190 Essex Street, Saugus a Route 429 MBTA bus traveling towards Lynn and was struck head on by a Ford SUV being operated by 47 year old female. The Ford, originally traveling in the opposite lane, possibly struck a 3rd parked vehicle causing the Ford to veer into the MBTA's bus lane of travel striking it head on. There were 4 passengers on board the bus. All 4 passengers and the bus operator were transported to local area hospitals for minor injuries. The operator of the Ford was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries.

The cause and circumstances of the accident is actively under investigation by TPD Detectives.

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Boston man arrested for Larceny.

On December 21, 2017 at approximately 6:15pm a female reported to the TPD she was a victim of a larceny. The victim went on to state while waiting for her train at the Downtown Crossing Red Line platform a male feigned bumping into her and stole her wallet from her purse. The victim immediately was aware of what happened however the offending male made good his exit. Due to the offending male's facial tattoos the victim was able to provide a detailed description.


Subsequent to a thorough investigation by Transit Police detectives, Nikia Eddings, 36, of Boston was identified as the subject responsible for the theft. TPD detectives obtained an arrest warrant from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Eddings arrest.


On May 3, 2018 at approximately 8AM an eagled eyed Transit Police crime analyst observed who he believed was Eddings sitting at a bus stop inside the South Bay Mall, Dorchester. The analyst notified TPD operations and responding officers confirmed Eddings identity and placed him into custody. Eddings was transported to TPD 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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Help us ID this person of interest: MBTA employee 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 subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to an Assault & Battery on an MBTA employee, onboard an MBTA Bus at intersection of Cambridge Street and Quincy Street in Cambridge, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at approximately 8:55 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, May 2, 2018

Ayer CR fatality.

On May 2, 2018 at approximately 2PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Ayer CR for a report of a person possibly struck by a MBTA Commuter Rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Ayer Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, approximate age of 33, while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity 400 yards west of the station while carrying a bicycle was struck by a inbound train on Track 1. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

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

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


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Trespasser struck Middleboro

On May 1, 2018 at approximately 7:50PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to Middleboro for a report of a person possibly struck by a MBTA Commuter Rail train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Middleboro Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a male, age unknown, while trespassing on the right of way in the vicinity of ,West Clark Street Route 44, Middleboro was struck by a inbound train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

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

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

Monday, April 30, 2018

Boston man arrested for Lewd Conduct at JFK/UMass Station

David Jones
On April 27, 2018 at approximately 6:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's JFK/UMass Station for a report of an unknown problem. Upon arrival officers were met by a female victim who relayed the following: As the victim entered the station's walkway from the Columbia Road side and while pushing her infant child in a stroller she was met by a male, later identified as David Jones, 56, of Boston. Jones dropped his pants fully exposing himself and made an inappropriate comment to the victim. The victim shielded her child from Jones and retreated back towards Columbia Road entrance.



Officers located Jones in the mezzanine of the station and attempted to place him into custody. Jones initially resisted the officers efforts however a brief struggle Jones was placed into custody for Lewd & Lascivious Conduct and transported to TPD 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

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Brighton man arrested for Indecent Assault.

On April 25, 2018 at approximately 10:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to Commonwealth Ave and Washington Street for a report of an assault on board an MBTA trolley. Upon arrival officers were met by a female victim who relayed the following: while traveling on a Green Line trolley a male, later identified as Louis Bernal, 67, of Brighton took a seat next to the victim. Bernal began to make inappropriate offers to her. Subsequent to that Bernal Indecently Assaulted the victim. The victim brought attention to what was happening and the Transit Police were notified.

Officers located Bernal, who was still seated on board the trolley, and being watched over by two fellow passengers until TPD arrived. Bernal was placed into custody and transported to TPD 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

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Recognize this subject of interest ? Employee 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 subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to an Assault & Battery on an MBTA bus operator on an MBTA bus at Braintree Station on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at approximately 9:35 PM.







Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Transit Police recover illegal firearm. 2 Individuals arrested.

On April 13, 2018 at approximately 2:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District along with TPD detectives assigned to the Department's Juvenile Services Section were at the MBTA's Forest Hills station monitoring a school break. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as James Chin, 22, of Mattapan. Chin was observed exhibiting signs of a person who potentially was carrying a firearm. Upon noticing the officers Chin fled, in doing so a fully loaded .380 caliber firearm he was illegally carrying dislodged from his waistband and landed in the middle of the bus way. At this time an acquaintance of Chin's, Nina Vidal, 18, of Mattapan ran to the firearm and took possession of it. Officers quickly converged and shouted verbal commands for Vidal to drop the weapon. Vidal ultimately complied and was placed into custody. After a foot pursuit officers also apprehended Chin and he also was placed into custody.


Both subjects will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Chin and Vidal were transported to TPD 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