Saturday, August 17, 2019

Triple Play !!!

On August 16, 2019 at approximately 6:15PM members of the TPD's Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Andrew Sq. Station monitoring the rush hour crowds to ensure everyone's safety. While there they observed two males and a female activate the exit sensor of the fare gates from the unpaid side and then proceed through without paying. Officers approached the trio for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered all three had warrants in existence for their arrest:
David Silva, 32, of Quincy, Larceny & several motor vehicle violations.
Amanda Hester, 30, of Dorchester, Motor vehicle violations and
Jonathan Zakas, 35, of Manchester, NH, Drug violations, Receiving Stolen property, Possession of Burglarious tools and numerous motor vehcile violations.

All three were placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arest booking process.

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


Friday, August 16, 2019

South Boston man wanted in South Boston District Court nabbed by TPD.

Patrick Kennefick
On August 14, 2019 at approximately 5:11PM members of the Transit Police Crime Suppression Team were at the MBTA's Andrew Sq. Station monitoring the rush hour crowd to ensure the safety of our riding public. While there they had their attention drawn to a male, later identified as Patrick Kennefick, 35, of Dorchester. Officers believed Kennefick had warrants for his arrest and engaged him in conversation. Subsequently officers confirmed Kennefick was wanted out of South Boston District Court for Home Invasion, Assault w/a Dangerous Weapon, Receiving Stolen Property and Larceny. Kennefick 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 


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Everett man commits lewd act in front of several passengers. Arrested.

Abdalla Abo
On August 14, 2019 at approximately 7:25PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Malden Center Station for a report of male committing a lewd act. Upon arrival officers were met by victims/witnesses who relayed the following information: While standing on the Orange Line platform they heard grunting noises coming from the Commuter Rail platform and observed a male, later identified as Abdalla Abo, 26, of Everett with his genitals fully exposed committing a lewd act.


Abo was placed into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.

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


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Boston man sprays Bear Repellant inside Red Line train car.

Gregory Gomes
On August 13, 2019 at approximately 6:43PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Andrew Sq. Station for a report of a male who may have dispersed an irritant from a can. Upon arrival officers were directed to the northbound platform where the subject, later identified as Gregory Gomes, 34, of Dorchester was laying down. Officers approached Gomes who blurted out " I accidently Blew it up". At this time Gomes revealed a Bear Repellant Spray in his open backpack.

Officers interviewed a witness who informed them while sitting inside the train car Gomes, for an unknown reason, removed a large can and dispensed it's contents for a "few seconds". This caused people in close proximity to suffer discomfort about the eyes.

Three individuals came forward to complain of respiratory distress/eye irritation. All three were treated and released on scene by Boston EMS.

Gomes was placed into custody, after a brief struggle, for Assault & Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon and Resisting Arrest.


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


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Leominster man arrested by TPD for damaging train window

Brian Howard
On August 12, 2019 at approximately 11:10AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's State Street Station for a report of an unknown male who intentionally broke two train windows. Upon arrival officers ascertained the following: A male, while travelling on an Orange Line train, was punching and kicking the windows to the door causing them to spider web crack. The unknown male exited at State Street and fled.


Multiple TPD units conducted an area search for the offending male. A TPD MOP Unit officer, based on a description, stopped a male, later identified as Brian Howard, 27, of Leominster on Boylston Street. Howard was positively identified and placed into custody for Malicious Destruction of Public Property and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.

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


Monday, August 12, 2019

Boston man assaults elderly person. Arrest made

Aaron Callender-Maloney
On August 10, 2019 at approximately 7:20PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District were on patrol at the MBTA's Butler Station. As the trolley entered the female operator asked the officer for assistance. As soon as the officer boarded the trolley an unknown male fled. At this time the operator informed the officer of the following: Two unknown males boarded her trolley at Ashmont Station, one was carrying a bicycle. The operator informed the male he could not have the bicycle on board. The second male, later identified as Aaron Callender-Maloney, 26, of Boston became irate and remained on the trolley. Callender-Maloney threaten the operator as the trolley continued on stating " Don't think I'm going to let that slide". At one point the male removed his shirt and took a position close to the operator. At this time a 77 year old male victim attempted to calm Callender-Maloney down and diffuse the situation. Callender-Maloney responded by striking the victim with a closed fist in the face and then slapping him twice.

Determined officers conducted an area search and located Callender-Maloney, still shirtless, on River Street where they placed him into custody
for Assault & Battery on an Elderly Person. 

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


Friday, August 9, 2019

Suspicious Activity leads to arrest of couple at Govrnment Center.

Shannon O'Malley
On August 9, 2019 at approximately 8:52 AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were on patrol at the MBTA's Government Center Station when a concerned citizen approached the officers and informed them there was a man and woman engaged in a sex act behind the station.
Megan Dunn
Upon arrival officers observed a male, later identified as Shannon O'Malley, 45, of Fall River adjusting his pants and a female, later identified as Meghan Dunn, 41, of Boston seated on a bench. The couple denied any sexual activity had taken place however officers subsequently discovered both Dunn and O'Malley had warrants in existence for their arrest. (O'Malley's warrant issued from Boston Municipal Court for Disturbing the Peace & Dunn's warrant issued by Framingham District Court for Larceny).


Both parties were 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 


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Park & Washington Street Dorchester.

On August 7, 2019 at approximately 5PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the area of Park & Washington Street in Dorchester for a person possibly stabbed on board an MBTA bus. Upon arrival officers report the following preliminary  information: A female, approximate age of 18, was involved in an altercation on board a Route 23 MBTA bus in the vicinity of Park & Washington street. As a result the female victim sustained a non life threatening stab wound and was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

The incident is under active investigation by Transit Police detectives. No further information available at this time.

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

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Haverhill man arrested for Lewdness (Suspect in 2 similiar cases)

Juan Tavarez
On August 5, 2019 at approximately 11AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond the MBTA's Malden Center Station for a report of a man exposing himself. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who relayed the following: While traveling on an Orange line train an unknown male took a seat directly next to the victim (Victim thought odd due to the fact the train was nearly empty). The male in possession of a newspaper used it to shield others view 9except the victim's), removed his genitals looked at the victim and committed a lewd act.


The victim exited at the next available stop (Malden Center) and the male fled and boarded a train headed in the opposite direction. Based on a description officers conducted an area search and located a male, later identified as Juan Tavarez, 41, of Haverhill at Wellington Station. Tavarez was positively identified by the victim and placed into custody for Open & Gross Lewdness.


As a result of this arrest Tavarez was identified as the suspect in 2 separate Open & Gross Lewdness cases occurring in 2018 on the Orange Line with the same modus operandi.  

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


Revere man assaults TPD officer

Julien Exantus
On August 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Haymarket Station for a report of a naked man running around in the bus way. Upon arrival witnesses directed the officers' attention to a male, later identified as Julien Exantus, 22, of Revere. Exantus, clothed at this time, was behaving strangely and yelled for the officers to "Give your life to me". Exantus made numerous odd statements to the officers and stated he smoked "a lot of K2". Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation however Exantus retrieved a skateboard and began to swing it towards a by-stander. At this time an officer attempted to subdue Exantus to prevent him from causing harm. During the struggle Exantus elbowed the officer above his left eye. Eventually Exantus was subdued and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


The officer was transported to a local area hospital were his wound required stitches.

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


Monday, August 5, 2019

Boston man Indecently Assaults woman at North Station.

Dwyarrn Burton
On August 4, 2019 at approximately 1:10PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's North Station for a report of an Assault. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a female, who relayed the following: while traveling on an inbound Green Line train an unknown male attempted to engage the victim in conversation. As the victim exited her train the male followed and Indecently Assaulted her from behind. The male then fled.

Based on a detailed description of the offending male officers conducted an area search and located a male fitting the description in the Commuter Rail lobby. The victim positively identified the suspect, later identified as Dwyarrn Burton, 26, of Boston as the male who assaulted her. Burton was placed into custdy and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered Burton had a warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Cambridge D.C. for Disorderly Conduct.


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


Pembroke man arrested for OUI: Ruggles Station

Jason Howe
On August 3, 2019 at approximately 11:51PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA Ruggles busway for a car blocking/preventing buses from entering or exiting the station. Upon arrival officers observed a Honda Accord, with the engine running, the driver's side door open and parked vertically completely blocking the lower busway.

Officers made contact with the operator, later identified as Jason Howe, 33, of Pembroke. Officers, based on their personal observations, suspected Howe was under the influence of alcohol. After series of tests Howe was placed into custody for Operating a MV while Intoxicated and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.  During the booking process Howe was administered a Breath Test which showed he was three times over the legal limit.

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


Update: ID and Arrest made

Joanna Drafahl
On August 2, 2019 we posted photograph's of a person of interest relative to an Assault & Battery on a Disabled Person Investigation. (Victim was also spat upon by assailant). (See posting here)

As a direct result of tips from our riding public Transit Police detectives arrested Joanna Drafahl, 20, of South Boston.

Drafahl to be charged with Assault & Battery on a Disabled Person. 

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


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Fatality State Street Station

On August 3, 2019 at approximately 12:14AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's State Street Station Orange Line for a person possibly struck by a subway train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Boston Fire and EMS. Preliminary investigation suggests the following: a male, age unknown at this time, while on the platform appeared very unsteady on his feet stumbled and fell into the right of way (pit area) and was struck by a northbound Orange Line train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained.

Transit Police detectives along with the Suffolk County DA's Office are investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

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

Friday, August 2, 2019

Please help us ID this person of Interest. Assault on a Disabled Person. Harvard Sq.


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 a Disabled Person Investigation occurring at Harvard Sq. on July 31, 2019 at approximately 11:15AM.  The subject spit in the face of a disabled person and then physically assaulted the victim.

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