Thursday, February 20, 2020

South Boston man causes alarm with Paintball guns.

Joseph Driscoll
On February 19, 2020 at approximately 3:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call for a man carrying an assault rifle onboard a southbound Orange Line train. Officers met the train as it was pulling into State Street station. Several TPD officers responded and safely cleared passengers from the area. Based on a description provided officers quickly located the male inside the train car. The male, later identified as Joseph Driscoll, 41, of South Boston, was in possession of two duffle bags which contained two Paintball guns resembling long rifles. Driscoll was also in possession of fireworks.

Subsequently officers discovered there were warrants in existence for Driscoll's arrest issued by Quincy District Court for Shoplifting and Narcotics violations and Dorchester District Court for a Narcotic violation. Driscoll 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 


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Help the TPD identify these subjects of interest.

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 subjects depicted within are wanted for questioning relative to a Larceny at North Station on Friday, January 17, 2020, at approximately 5:00 PM


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


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Man from Dorchester bites another passenger while travelling on Red Line train.

Bernadino Baran-Garcia
On February 16, 2020 at approximately 1;15PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Andrew Sq. Station for a report of an assault. Upon arrival officers were met by the victims who relayed the following: While traveling southbound on a Red Line train in between Fields Corner Station and Andrew Sq. the victim, a 22 year old male, and his girlfriend, also a victim, were being verbally harassed by a male unknown to them. The male, later identified as Baran-Garcia, 26, of Dorchester then began to physically assault the victim without provocation. The victim attempted to create distance from Baran-Garcia but was unsuccessful. At one point Baran-Garcia grabbed hold of the victim's arm and bit into it. The victim's girlfriend attempted to stop the assault and was grabbed by her hair and pulled sharply by Baran-Garcia.

The officers encountered Baran-Garcia at the bottom of the escalator acting aggressively by pounding on his chest and using profanities. Officers approached and observed a 40 OZ can of beer protruding from his jacket pocket and the odor of alcohol about his person. Baran-Garcia was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. Baran-Garcia initially provided a false name to police officers.

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


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Boston man arrested by TPD for assault at Dudley Station.

Terrell Brewster
On February 12, 2020 at approximately 3:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District were on patrol at the MBTA's Dudley Station when they were alerted to a disturbance near the Route 28 berth. Officers ascertained the following information: A juvenile male while traveling on a Route 28 bus engaged in a verbal dispute with another male later identified as Terrell Brewster, 27, of Boston. As Brewster and the juvenile male exited the bus inside Dudley Station the verbal dispute turned physical. Brewster, armed with a knife, assaulted the juvenile male causing a serious but non life threatening injury. Brewster was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. The juvenile male was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

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


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Man wanted in Brighton District Court draws attention to himself.

Christopher Donlon
On February 12, 2020 Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Haymarket Station to take a report of Malicious Damage to an MBTA bus. Upon arrival officers were met by the MBTA bus operator who informed them a male kicked the doors to the bus causing it to shatter while he was in the busway at Haymarket Station. Officers were provided with a description of the offending male and conducted an area search to no avail.

A short time later officers were notified the offending male, later identified as Christopher Donlon, 39, of Revere was on board an MBTA bus in Chelsea. Officers located the bus on Park Street in Chelsea and subsequently discovered Donlon had a warrant for his arrest issued from Brighton District Court for Assault & Battery on a Person over 60. Donlon 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 


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Revere woman arrested for Larceny.

Victoria Cepada
On February 13, 2020 at approximately 2:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's South Station Bus Terminal for a report of a Larceny. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who relayed the following; while performing her duties as a security officer she realized her back pack was missing from a secured area within the bus terminal and was notified by her bank someone had attempted to use her credit card within the last 15 minutes. Officers reviewed surveillance cameras and quickly responded to the ATM were the Victim's stolen card was used and located the individual, later identified as Victoria Cepada, 29, of Revere, who was observed on video removing the victim's backpack containing credit cards, cash and other personal belongings.

Cepada 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 


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Quincy man arrested for Cruelty to Animals.

William Bagen
On February 12, 2020 at approximately 4:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District while on patrol at the MBTA's South Station Red Line area were approached by a female who informed them a male had just kicked her service dog in the head and stated " Get that F****** dog out of my way".  Officers received a detailed description from the reporting party and quickly located the offending male, later identified as William Bagen, 43, of Quincy seated on a bench on the outbound platform eating food. Officers returned Bagen to the reporting party where he was positively identified as the person who assaulted her service dog.

Bagen was placed into custody for Cruelty to Animals and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.

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


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Friday, February 7, 2020

Dorchester man flees from TPD apprehended after foot pursuit

Gustavus Beverly
On February 6, 2020 at approximately 5:50PM members of the Transit Police MOP Unit were in the vicinity of the North Station area when their attention was drawn a Ford Explorer being driven erratically and creating a hazard to other motorists.  Officers initiated a stop of the vehicle, at first the driver, later identified as Gustavus Beverly, 52, of Dorchester, stopped and then upon approach of officers sped off. Officers briefly pursued the vehicle however Beverly ultimately lost control and crashed into 226 Causeway Street. Beverly exited and fled on foot. Officers gave chase and apprehended Beverly on Medford Street. Beverly was taken into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered Beverly had numerous warrants in existence for his arrest issued out of the following:

Roxbury District Court for Abuse Prevention Order Violations 3 counts, Criminal Harassment, Assault & Battery and Strangulation and Dorchester District Court for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Larceny Under 1,200.00, Threats to Commit a Crime, Malicious Destruction of Property and Intimidation of a Witness.

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


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Boston man causes thousands dollars worth of damage.

Anthony Pennant
On January 30, 2020 at approximately 3:18AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Chinatown Station for a report of Malicious Damage to the Fare Vending machines. Upon arrival the officer noted several fare vending machines were severely damaged. A review of public safety camera system displayed a male enter and intentionally utilize a hammer to damage the machines.

Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police Detectives Anthony Pennant, 28, of Boston has been identified as the person responsible and was placed into custody. Pennant's criminal conduct costs the taxpayers thousands of dollars in repairs and inconveniences those seeking to add value to their Charlie Cards.

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


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Somerville man arrested for Unarmed Robery at MBTA Haymarket Station.

Michael Coneeny
On February 1, 2020 at approximately 11AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were on patrol at the MBTA's Haymarket Station when they observed a male running towards them screaming for help. The male victim, 51, informed the officers of the following:  While standing outside the Dunkin Donuts two males wearing masks covering their faces approached and one of the males closed fisted punched him in the side of the face. The victim attempted to run away and was pursed by his attacker who was attempting to go into victim's pockets. The victim was able to flee.

Officers immediately conducted an area search and based on the victim's description located a male, later identified as Michael Coneeny, 38, of Somerville on the Congress Street side of the station. Coneeny was in possession of a mask as described by victim and admitted to the act. Coneeny was placed into custody for Attempted Unarmed Robbery and Assault and Battery and transported to TPD HQ for the arest booking process.


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


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Friday, January 31, 2020

Trespasser struck. Fatality confirmed Concord.

On January 30, 2020 at approximately 11:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Nouth District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Conant Street Crossing in West Concord  for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Concord Police/Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: A male, approximate age of 18, while trespassing on the right of way, west of the Conant Street Crossing was struck by a commuter rail train on Track 1. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. TPD Detectives, Concord Police and representatives of the Middlesex County DA's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

Foul play is NOT suspected.

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

Male assaulted and robbed at Back Bay Station. Arrested by TPD

Anthony Zaniboni
On January 25, 2020 at approximately 9:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Back Bay station for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim, a male 62 years of age, and witnesses who relayed the following information: The victim while standing on the Orange Line platform was assaulted in the back of his head with a closed fist by a male who also relieved the victim of his sunglasses. The victim was struck with enough force that he fell to the ground. While on the ground the assailant struck the victim several more times about his face and head. Witnesses provided responding officers with a detailed description and an area search was conducted.

The initial area search was unsuccessful, however determined officers never gave up and at approximately 12PM located a male, later identified as Anthony Zaniboni, 33, of Boston on Summer & Chauncy Street in Boston matching the description given. Officers approached Zaniboni and soon discovered there were several warrants in existence for his arrest issued out of Boston Municipal Court for Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Malicious Destruction of Property and Trespassing. Zaniboni was also in possession of the victim's sunglasses and admitted to the robbery. Zaniboni 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 


 the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Yes he did return.

Michael Coyne
On December 31, 2019 we posted on our newsblog relative to an arrest at MBTA Aquarium Station. (See posting here). Fast forward to January 22, 2020 at 9PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were on patrol at Aquarium Station when a concerned citizen informed them the male who fled from them back in December 2019 was just in the station. Officers quickly located the male, Michael Coyne, 38, of Boston. Coyne was placed into custody for several outstanding warrants for his arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Domestic Assault & Battery, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Assault, Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon.

Coyne was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.


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


Friday, January 17, 2020

West Newton CR.

On January 17, 2020 at approximately 10AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's West Newton Commuter Rail station for a report of a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple TPD units responded along with Newton Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: An adult female, approximate age of 20, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an inbound commuter rail train on Track 2. The female was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. TPD Detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Foul play is NOT suspected

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

Friday, January 10, 2020

Brooklyn man caught with 10 pounds of Marijuana.

On January 9, 2020 at approximately 3:16PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were on patrol at the MBTA's South Station Bus Terminal. While there they were approached by a concerned employee at the Bus Terminal of a very pungent odor of marijuana coming from a particular travel bag located near the Concord Coach Bus lane. Subsequent to an investigation officers discovered the bag contained just over 10 pounds of marijuana and a scale. The owner of the marijuana, Steve Theard, 36, of Brooklyn, New York was placed into custody for Possession with the Intent to Distribute. Theard was transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

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


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Sharon man caught fare evading was wanted in Somerville District Court.

Daniel Namiatov
On January 7, 2020 at approximately 12:47PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District were on patrol at the MBTA's Andrew Sq. station when their attention was drawn to a male, later identified as Daniel Namiatov, 25, of Sharon. Namiatov fare evaded by "Piggybacking" in behind a paying customer. Officers approached Namiatov for the purpose of issuing a citation and subsequently discovered there was a warrant in existence for Namiatov's arrest issued out of Somerville District Court for Receiving Stolen Property Over 1,200.00. Namiatov 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 


Revere man caught breaking into Dunkin Donuts at Ruggles Station.

Kamil Mogielnicki
On January 7, 2020 at approximately 3:46AM Transit Police officers assigned in the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Ruggles Station for an individual breaking into the Dunkin Donuts located within. Upon arrival officers observed a male, later identified as Kamil Mogielnicki, 35, of Revere. Mogielnicki had a t-shirt covering his face only his eyes were visible. Officers detained Mogielnicki and ascertained the following: An employee was present inside the Dunkin Donuts and fearfully watched as Mogielnicki attempted to break inside using a knife and blunt object on the window. The employee then called 911.

Mogielnicki was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered there was a warrant for Mogielnicki's arrest  issued from Dorchester District Court for Drug Possession. Additionally, during the booking process Mogielnicki was found to be in possession narcotics for which he did not have a prescription.

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


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Newton Center

On January 4, 2020 at approximately 7:45PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to Newton Center MBTA station for a person possibly struck by a train. Multiple Transit Police units responded along with Newton Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information: a female, approximate age of 40, was struck by an inbound Green Line train on the D branch. The woman has been transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries.

Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. No further information available at this time.

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

Friday, January 3, 2020

Boston man punches out MBTA bus window.

Carlos Agrinsoni
On January 2, 2019 at approximately 10:26AM a male, later identified as Carlos Agrinsoni, 36, of Boston entered an MBTA bus while at Ashmont Station. Once on board Agrinsoni requested he ride for free. The operator informed him he must pay his fare. This apparently angered Agrinsoni as he punched the window of the bus door shattering it. Unfortunately for Arginsoni a Transit Police officer was a short distance away and observed Agrinsoni in action. Agrinsoni was placed into custody for Malicious Destruction of Property and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process.

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