On September 24, 2019 at approximately 8:30PM a Transit Police officer while assigned to the bike cages at the MBTA's Alewife station to prevent theft's of bicycles had his attention drawn to a male, later identified as Joseph Macchiarulo, 39, of Waltham. Macchiarulo was attempting to smash the lock off of a bicycle which did not belong to him, with a ball peen hammer. The bicycle was secured to the bike rack. The officer interrupted Macchiarulo and placed him into custody for Attempted Larceny of a Bicycle. Macchiarulo was transported to TPD HQ for the arest booking process.