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.