Friday, February 15, 2019

Malden Man wanted for Aggravated Assault & Battery resulting in serious injuries.

KAMARI  KEYSHAWN PARKER

DOB: 04/08/1997


Kamari Parker
Kamari Parker is wanted for an Aggravated Assault & Battery at Sullivan Square MBTA Station on Wednesday, February, 13, 2019 that resulted in serious injuries to the victim. 

If you have information on his whereabouts please contact Transit Police Operations at 617-222-1212 or TPD Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050. If you wish to remain anonymous you can text us at 873873 or use our SeeSay app. If you encounter him please call 911 or 617-222-1212.

North Reading Man sentenced in Hate Crime

District Attorney Rollins: Verdict Proves Hate Has No Place in Suffolk County
Prosecutors Will Seek Reconsideration of Retroactive Sentence, DA Says

BOSTON, Feb. 15, 2019—The day after a North Reading man was convicted of hate crimes and other offenses for a 2017 assault on a woman from Morocco, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said “there is no place for hate and bigotry in our city.”
After a two-day jury-waived trial in Suffolk Superior Court, SEAN DEVLIN, 35, was found guilty yesterday of violating the victim’s constitutional rights, assault and battery for purpose of intimidation, assault and battery on a person over 60, and wanton destruction of property.
“Everyone is welcome in Boston and Suffolk County,” District Attorney Rollins said. “The defendant’s actions were unconscionable and unacceptable, and the verdict reflects that. But I want to point out and thank the people who stood up for the victim and defended her rights at every step of this case. From MBTA passengers, who witnessed the assault and testified at trial, to Transit Police investigators to Suffolk prosecutors and victim advocates, they proved that racial and religious intolerance have no home here.”
            At a sentencing hearing today, Assistant District Attorney David Wittenberg recommended a three-year prison term – the maximum penalty for the most serious offense – followed by two years of probation with orders that Devlin undergo evaluations for substance use and mental health, remain alcohol free, undergo drug treatment and screening as deemed necessary, and perform 100 hours of community service after participating in a diversity program for hate crime defendants.
            Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders imposed one year of probation following two years in a house of correction, but ordered that sentence nunc pro tunc – or retroactive – to the date of his arrest, making him eligible for release in four months. Because most of the time Devlin spent behind bars since that time was for Middlesex County convictions and not for consequences stemming from his behavior in this Suffolk County case, District Attorney Rollins said she would seek reconsideration of that decision and appeal it if necessary.
            “The sentence as it was imposed does not reflect the seriousness of these offenses,” District Attorney Rollins said. “Hate crimes spread fear across entire neighborhoods and communities. There are legal and moral reasons Devlin ought to serve a significant Suffolk County sentence for a serious Suffolk County crime.” 
At trial, prosecutors proved that Devlin was riding an Orange Line train on June 19, 2017, when he began shouting anti-Muslim slurs at the 61-year-old victim, who was wearing a hijab as she returned from a prayer service during Ramadan. Devlin mocked the woman, telling her to take it off and return to her country.
“This is my country,” responded the woman, a resident of East Boston who had emigrated from Morocco and recently became an American citizen.
The evidence further showed that Devlin accused the woman of having a bomb in her bag and punched a window near her head, breaking it. As the woman left the train in fear, Devlin struck her.
In an impact statement following the verdict, the woman told the court that she felt tense and afraid in the days and weeks following the assault.
“I used to cry daily and pray for justice,” she said through an interpreter. “Why would someone attack me just for wearing something different? I am so thankful my rights were taken seriously … I am here for peace, tranquility, and safety.”
After thanking the court through the interpreter, she spoke one more sentence – this time in English.
“God bless America,” she said.

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


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

ID sought relative to Assault & Battery 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 Employee onboard an MBTA Bus at the intersection of Riverdale Street and Western Avenue in Boston, on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at approximately 6:10 PM.

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

Subjects of Interest Re : Credit Card Fraud.

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 Government Center MBTA Station on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at approximately 11:40 PM.

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





Friday, February 8, 2019

Somerville man arrested for threatening his fellow passengers.

Richard Bothelo
On February 8, 2019 at approximately 6AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA 's Riverside Station for a report of a male reportedly swinging some type of weapon at passengers. Upon arrival officers were met by witnesses who described the following event: A male, later identified as Richard Botelho, 47, of Somerville, for some unknown reason was threatening to strike passengers in the face with an elongated stick while on the eastbound platform. Botelho then entered onto a green line trolley and began to swing the stick at patrons and scream profanities. Botelho’sactions caused fear amongst his fellow riders as well as delayed the train at the start of rush hour.

Botelho was placed into custody for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


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




Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2019 Rolling Rally Patriots

Transit Police made 2 arrests, 1 summons and multiple ejections for disorderly behavior.




12PM : Transit Police officers assigned to Government Center MBTA station for crowd control were approached by a male who requested their assistance. The male, who works for a local media outlet, explained a large crowd were climbing onto his truck which was positioned along the route to obtain live video feed of the parade. As officers made their way through the dense crowd they observed several individuals on top of the media vehicle. Their weight caused the vehicle to slump down on it's suspension. The individuals were grabbing onto the antennas and mirrors and creating a dangerous situation. Officers immediately ordered said individuals to dismount from the vehicle. Most complied, one male later identified as William Doherty, 27, of Stoneham refused to comply. Doherty attempted to climb the vehicle's ladder and taunted the police. Eventually officers were able to place Doherty into custody and transported him to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. (Disorderly Conduct).




1PM: Transit Police officers assigned to Park Street MBTA station for crowd control summoned a 15 year old juvenile from Braintree to court for punching the window of a Red Line train car. The car had to be removed from service due to the damage at a time when it was most needed.



4:15PM: Transit Police assigned to Back Bay station for crowd control arrested Justin Fraser, 18, of Wilmington for Aggravated Assault & Battery after witnesses informed officers Fraser head-butted a 17 year old male victim in the face. The victim sustained a broken nose and bloodied lip. Fraser was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.




TPD officers also made several ejections for rowdy and disruptive behavior most alcohol related.




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