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