Charlestown man wanted for Assaulting police caught fare evading.
On July 18, 2019 at approximately 5:19PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's North Station Green Line when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Derek Matarazzo, 31, of Charlestown. Matarazzo fare evaded by "piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Matarazzo for the purpose of issuing a citation. Initially Matatrazzo furnished a false name to disguise his true identity. Not deterred officers subsequently discovered Matarazzo's true name. Matarazzo was wanted (Warrants) for Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Threats to Commit a Crime issued from Lowell District Court.
Matarazzo was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process officers located what they believed to be a controlled narcotics on Matarazzo's person.