Sunday, October 21, 2018

Transit Police Advisory: Counterfeit World Series tickets.

TPD Advisory
 Transit Police would like to remind/warn Red Sox fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets.  Transit Police have taken reports in the past from victims who have purchased counterfeit tickets from secondary sources. Oftentimes the "seller" will arrange to meet the buyer at various MBTA stations, conduct the sale and quickly vanish within the mass of people utilizing the T.  By the time the buyer realizes the tickets are counterfeit the "seller" is long gone and the victim is out hundreds of dollars.  Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source and or from individuals advertising on social media sites are taking a RISK. We would like to encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources is not recommended. 
Potential ticket buyers should guarantee authenticity by purchasing tickets directly through legitimate/authorized outlets
 If you have any information of people selling counterfeit tickets on the MBTA please contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip via text to 873873 or via our SeeSay app. If you have information of people selling counterfeit tickets within the City of Boston please call Boston Police Department.


 GO SOX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Boston man arrested for "Upskirting".

Abdul Ahmed
On October 16, 2018 at approximately 4:43PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Charles/MGH station for a male taking video/photo's up a female's dress. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who relayed the following: While ascending up the southbound escalator a male who was behind her positioned his cellular telephone beneath  her skirt and between her legs. This was also witnessed by another passenger who remained behind to give a statement to officers.
 

Officers located a male, later identified as Abdul Ahmed, 26, of Boston who matched the description provided by the victim and witness. Ahmed was positively identified as the offending male and placed into custody for 'Upskirting" and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fugitive of Justice nabbed by TPD officers for fare evasion.

Michael Little
On October 15, 2018 at approximately 11:15PM Transit Police officers assigned to our Crime Suppression Team were conducting Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA Andrew Sq. station. While there they observed a male, later identified as Michael Little, 36, of Fall River. Little entered through the fare gates without paying. Officers approached Little for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered Little had an extraditable warrant issued from Rhode Island for Narcotics violations.


Officers placed Little into custody for Being a Fugitive of Justice and transported him to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Help us ID this person of interest regarding a Larceny 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 Bike Larceny at Salem Commuter Rail MBTA Station on Friday, September 28, 2018, at approximately 10:27 AM.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Boston man arrested for Indecent Assault & Battery: DTC

Jeffrey Phillips
On October 10, 2018 at approximately 3:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Downtown Crossing station to meet a victim of an assault. Upon arrival officers met with a female who informed the officers moments earlier she was on the escalator near the Orange Line southbound she was indecently assaulted from behind. The victim provided a description of the offending male.


Subsequent to an area search officers located a male matching the description in the vicinity of Winter Place. The victim positively identified the male as the individual who assaulted her. Officers placed Jeffrey Phillips, 34, of Boston into custody for Indecent Assault & Battery. Phillips was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Please help us ID this individual for 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


The subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to Lewd & Lascivious Conduct onboard an Blue Line train, between Government Center Station and Orient Heights Station on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at approximately 8:00 PM.


Boston man kicked in window at MBTA Mass Ave station.

Nicholas Sullivan
On October 3, 2018 at approximately 1:26AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Mass. Ave. station for a report of a male who was damaging property. Upon arrival officers were met by an MBTA employee who pointed out a male, later identified as Nicholas Sullivan, 25, of Boston. The MBTA employee informed the officers Sullivan just kicked in the window to the station for no apparent reason.



Officers approached Sullivan who denied causing the damage. However a quick review of our public safety camera system showed otherwise. Sullivan 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 



Monday, October 1, 2018

Trespasser struck Gloucester.

On October 1, 2018 at approximately 9AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Gloucester CR for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Gloucester Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, age unknown at this time, while trespassing on the right of way on the Rockport Line in Gloucester, in the vicinity of Route 128 overpass bridge was struck by an MBTA commuter rail train.The male has been pronounced deceased asa result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives are currently 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

Friday, September 28, 2018

50TH Anniversary: Open House celebration 10/13/2018

 The MBTA Transit Police will reach a milestone this December. We as an agency will turn 50 !!!! To celebrate and recognize such an occasion we are having an open house on October 13, 2018 at Transit Police Headquarters, located at 240 Southampton Street, Roxbury, MA., from 11AM to 3PM. This event is open to the public and will feature, free food & ice cream, face painting & temporary tattoos for the children, TPD Commemorative T-shirts, a display of Department resources, K9 demonstrations and a tour of our HQ. If your schedule permits we would love to see you there, meet some Transit Police officers, learn some of our history and enjoy some great tasting food.


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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Quincy man arrested for Attempted Bike Larceny

Anthony Dimeco
On September 24, 2018 at approximately 3:15PM a Transit Police detective was in the vicinity of the North Quincy MBTA station bike rack in response to bicycle thefts. While there the detective observed a male, later identified as Anthony Dimeco, 35, of Quincy. Dimeco was shaking a secured bike and attempting to pull the lock away from the crossbar. Dimeco then proceeded to the next bicycle and began pulling on it in an attempt to remove from the rack. Dimeco, unsuccessful in his first two attempts, then proceeded to try a 3rd bike at this time the TPD detective approached Dimeco and displayed his badge. Dimeco blurted out " I haven't stolen the bike yet, I have only been trying "


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

Monday, September 24, 2018

Recognize this lout ?? Please contact us w/any 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

On September 3, 2018 at approximately 9:15PM a 32 year old pregnant female was about to enter into Andrew Sq. MBTA station. At this time a male, pictured within, began to shout at and intimidate the pregnant victim attempting to persuade her into paying his fare. The victim ignored the lout and proceeded through the fare gates. The assailant then evaded his fare aggressively approached the victim and spat into her face.

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


Friday, September 21, 2018

No Nelson NO !!!!!!! Too late.


Nelson Faria
On September 20, 2018 at approximately 9:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call for a man inside the MBTA Oak Grove parking lot damaging vehicles. Upon arrival an officer observed a male, later identified as Nelson Faria, 41, of Malden actively attempting to smash the window of an unoccupied Transit Police cruiser. The TPD officer interrupted Faria's attempts and a brief struggle ensued. The officer was ultimately able to gain control of Faria and place him into custody.


Faria relieving himself on our TPD cruiser
A review of our public safety camera system revealed Faria forcefully ripped off the front license plate of the Transit Police cruiser and then proceeded to urinate all over the side of our TPD cruiser. It was at this time Faria attempted to smash out the window.


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



 

Monday, September 17, 2018

TIPS from our MBTA Community lead to arrest of Level 3 Sex Offender

On Sunday September 16, 2018 we issued a photo depicting a male subject of interest relative to an Indecent Assault & Battery investigation. (see posting here). As a direct result of numerous tips that came in from members of our MBTA community Transit Police detectives arrested Tyler Grace, 36, of Winthrop this morning. Grace, a registered Level 3 Sex Offender, will be arraigned sometime today in Brookline District Court for the above referenced charge.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again praise and acknowledge all those who provided us with tips. You are directly responsible for the identification and getting a Level 3 Sex Offender off of the MBTA system and help bring justice to the victim in this matter.  Our MBTA community ALWAYS come through !! Together we can maintain as safe a system as possible

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



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Recognize this person of Interest RE: Indecent Assault & Battery 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 Indecent Assault & Battery onboard a Green Line trolley at Reservoir Station, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at approximately 4:00 PM

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



Friday, September 14, 2018

ID wanted for Indecent Assault & Battery 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 Indecent Assault & Battery onboard Green Line trolley at Government Center Station on Friday, July 27, 2018 at approximately 11:20 PM.

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




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Trespasser struck in Waltham.

On September 12, 2018 at approximately 7PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to Waltham for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Waltham Fire and EMS. Transit Police personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, approximately 20 years of age, while trespassing on the westbound track on the Fitchburg Line, in the vicinity of 400 River Street was struck by a MBTA Commuter Rail train. The male has sustained serious injuries and has been transported to a Boston hospital for emergency treatment.

Transit Police detectives are currently 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, September 10, 2018

Chelsea man arrested for Indecent Assault at Downtown Crossing MBTA

Isaiasa Plaza
On September 9, 2018 at approximately 10AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Downtown Crossing station to meet a victim of an assault. Upon arrival officers were met by a female who reported the following: while walking in the corridor from the Red Line to the Orange Line the victim was Indecently Assaulted by an unknown male. The unknown male then fled towards the Chauncy Street exit. The victim provided officers with a description of her assailant.

TPD officers conducted a thorough area search and located Isaisa Plaza, 18,  of Chelsea who was positively identified as the offending male. Plaza was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. Plaza will face the charge of Indecent Assault & Battery in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division.

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




Sunday, September 9, 2018

Trespasser struck confirmed fatality Porter Sq.

On September 9, 2018 at approximately 7AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call for a person possibly struck by a Red Line train at Porter Sq. MBTA Station. Multiple TPD units responded along with Cambridge Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, 66 years of age, while trespassing on the right of way approximately 10 yards into the northbound tunnel was struck by a Red Line train. The male was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. A temporary bus shuttle service was set up. Service has resumed normal and the scene is clear.

Transit Police detectives and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office is investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected. NO further updates.

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Boston man arrested for Assaulting an elderly male.

Wallace prior to assault.
On September 3, 2018 at approximately 10:30PM 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 elderly man who was assaulted. Upon arrival officers located a 75 year old male victim who had visible wounds to his face requiring a transport to the hospital for treatment/evaluation. Prior to being transported the victim stated he was set upon by an unknown male who instigated a physical confrontation with him. The assailant while standing over the victim, who was seated inside the train car, struck the victim in the face multiple times as well as spat upon him. The assailant then fled. Witnesses corroborated the victim's version of events.
Wayne Wallace

Subsequent to a expeditious and thorough investigation by Transit Police detectives Wayne Wallace, 39, of Boston was placed into custody on September 5, 2018 for the above referenced assault.


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



Thursday, August 30, 2018

Recognize this subject of interest re: Open & Gross Investigation Orange Line.


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 Open & Gross, Lewdness on a southbound Orange Line train, between Malden Center and Tufts Medical Center MBTA Stations on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at approximately 5:45 PM.

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



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Our MBTA community comes through again !!! Subject identified and arrested.

Benito Hoyos
On August 24, 2018 we issued a photograph depicting a subject of interest, relative to an Open & Gross Lewdness investigation, seeking assistance with an identification. (See posting here)  As a direct result of a tip supplied by a member of our MBTA community, Benito Hoyos, 34, of Cambridge was arrested on August 28, 2018 for Open & Gross Lewdness by Transit Police Detectives.








Monday, August 27, 2018

Senseless act of destruction lands Everett man in jail.

On August 23, 2018 at approximately 11:50PM a male, later identified as Peter Cuesta, 28, of Everett, entered into the MBTA's Mass Ave. station. Cuesta approached an MBTA employee and demanded she "badge" him in for free. When the MBTA employee refused Cuesta responded with foul language and proceeded to evade the fare by pushing his way through the gates. At this time the MBTA employee requested Cuesta leave the station. Cuesta refused and made his way to the platform to await the arrival of an Orange Line train. As the train arrived and came to a stop Cuesta, with a closed fist, punched the first door window of the head car causing it to spider web crack. Cuesta then entered the train car.


Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District responded and located Cuesta, still seated, inside the train car and removed him. Officers detected an odor of alcohol about Cuesta's person and placed him into custody for Malicious Destruction of Property and issued him a citation for Fare Evasion. Cuesta was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.