Tuesday, December 31, 2019

When wanted.... Not the best decision to drawn attention to oneself.

James Maguire
On December 30, 2019 at approximately 4:30PM a Transit Police officer assigned to the Central District was on patrol at the MBTA's Aquarium Station when his attention was drawn to a male the officer knew had a warrant for his arrest. The officer approached the male and informed him he of the warrant and the need to be placed into custody. The male immediately fled out of the station and the officer gave chase. The male was able to make good his escape however the male left behind several of his belongings.

Approximately 15 minutes after conducting an area search several officers returned to Aquarium Station and observed a male, later identified as James Maguire, 48, of Boston gathering the escapee's belongings. Officers approached and inquired what Maguire was doing, Maguire stated " My friend left his stuff here, I'm just grabbing it for him". When asked the name of his friend Maguire provided the correct name. Officers subsequently discovered Maguire was also wanted out of Charlestown District Court for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault & Battery on Ambulance Personnel (2 Counts).

Maguire was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

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