Monday, November 30, 2020

Boston man attempts to rob two female juveniles. Quincy Center.

 On November 27, 2020 at approximately 7:11PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Quincy Center station for a report of a robbery in the bu sway. Upon arrival officers ascertained the following: A male, later identified as Vernard Shepard, 31, of Boston who was wearing a homemade ballistic vest approached two minor females and requested they give him money. When the juvenile victims refused Shepard removed a large hunting knife held it in a threatening manner and demanded money. The victims fled and flagged down help. Shepard was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. The knife used was determined to be double edged in violation of the law. Shepard to face the following charges: Attempted Armed Robbery and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon. 


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, November 27, 2020

Boston woman arrested for Assaulting a disabled victim.

 On November 25, 2020 at approximately 9;30PM 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 ascertained the following information: A 61 year old female who utilizes a wheelchair to get around was involved in a verbal dispute with a 26 year old female. The verbal dispute turned physical when the 26 year old, later identified as Tasheaka Buchanan, of Boston threw the victim from her wheelchair and once the victim was on the ground Buchanan proceeded to kick the victim in the head. 

Officers placed Buchanan into custody and transported her to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. Buchanan to face Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot) and Assault & Battery on a Disabled Person charges.

Boston EMS arrived and treated the victim on scene. 


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, November 19, 2020

Help us ID this subject of interest re: Bike Larceny Investigation.

  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 Bike Larceny at Community College MBTA Station on Friday, October 6, 2020, at approximately 7:34 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, November 17, 2020

Boston man arrested w/illegal firearm.

 On November 16, 2020 at approximately 7PM a Transit Police officer was on patrol at the MBTA's Harvard Sq. station. While there the officer observed a male, later identified as Anthony Brown, 29, of Dorchester fare evade by pushing through the gate. The officer approached and Brown walked away in a hurried pace from the officer. Brown was also observed handling an object from his waistband. At this time a good citizen informed the officer he observed Brown drop a firearm at the top of the stairs. The officer immediately went in that direction and Brown fled. The officer pursued Brown and believed Brown discarded an item inside the Harvard University campus in a pile of leaves. 

Brown was ultimately stopped and a .357 calibre handgun was located in the area the officer observed Brown discard an item. Brown was placed into custody for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and other firearm related offences 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, November 12, 2020

Dorchester man Assaults MBTA bus operator because he asked him to wear a mask.

 On November 11, 2020 at approximately 7:10AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond Washington Street at Lebanon Street in Quincy for a bus operator who was assaulted. Upon arrival officers met with the victim who relayed the following: A male later identified as Joshua Rodriguez, 19, of Dorchester boarded an MBTA bus without wearing a Mask in violation of Executive Order #55. The operator requested Rodriguez put a mask on. Rodriguez refused and as a result the operator requested he disembark from the bus. Rodriguez responded by coughing in the face of the operator and claiming he (Rodriguez) had COVID-19. Rodriguez then declared "I'm not getting off the F****** bus". Subsequently, Rodriguez picked up a chalk block (an item used when the bus is in park) and assaulted the operator with it. Rodriguez then attempted to flee. 

Rodriguez was stopped and positively identified by the victim. Rodriguez was placed into custody for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered Rodriguez had a warrant in existence for his arrest issued out of East Boston District Court for Assault & Battery. 
 

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, November 5, 2020

Help the TPD identify this subject of interest. Assault Investigation with serious injuries.

 On November 3, 2020 at approximately 7:30PM at the MBTA's Harvard Sq. station a male victim, after a verbal confrontation, was violently set upon by a several males (see related posting here ). The Transit Police is seeking the identity of the subject depicted within. If you know the whereabouts or have have information relative to his identity please contact the TPD. You can do so anonymously by texting us at 873873 or by using our SeeSay app or calling our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050.


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

Lynn man arrested for Assault with Intent to Murder.

 On November 3, 2020 at approximately 7:30PM at the MBTA's Harvard Sq. station a male victim, after a verbal confrontation, was violently set upon by a several males one of whom stabbed the victim numerous times. The victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

After an investigation by Transit Police detectives Chinier Bennett, 23, of Lynn was placed into custody on November 4, 2020 at the intersection of Washington and Winter Street's in Boston by Transit Police. Bennett was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. Bennett to face numerous charges to include Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Murder. 

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

Investigation is ongoing. 

Two men arrested for stealing bicycles at MBTA Porter Sq.

 On November 4, 2020 at approximately 8:47AM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call that two males just stole bicycles from the MBTA's Porter Sq. station and boarded an inbound train. Based on a detailed description and a train number officers were able to intercept the suspect males, later identified as Cory Rapoza, 38, of Boston and Jason Johnson, 38, of Wenham as their train entered Downtown Crossing station. Rapoza and Johnson were both placed into custody for Receiving Stolen Property and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.  

                                                                   Jason Johnson

 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

                                                            Cory Rapoza

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Boston mann arrested for Lewd act at MBTA Stony Brook Station.


On October 28, 2020 at approximately 10AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Stony Brook Station for a report of a male committing a lewd act. Upon arrival officers were met by several witnesses who informed the officers while traveling on a southbound train a male, later identified as Shavor Pickering, 30, of Boston was standing in the aisle directly across from at least two seated females and while fully exposed was masturbating. The witnesses pointed out Pickering who was still onboard the train.

Officers approached Pickering who spontaneously uttered incriminating statements and derogatory comments towards the female witnesses. Pickering 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, October 22, 2020

Help the TPD ID this subject of interest re: Assault & Battery on MBTA employee



 
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 above is wanted for questioning relative to an Assault & Battery on a Public Employee at Chinatown MBTA Station on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 12:36 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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Medford man arrested for Lewd & Lascivious Conduct

On September 24, 2020 Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District took a report from a female who relayed the following information: While entering Park Street MBTA station at approximately 1PM the victim noticed a male staring at her and he then proceeded to follow her onto the trolley. The male took a seat directly across form the victim, exposed his genitals and committed a lewd act. Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police Detectives Daniel Schofield, 57, of Medford was placed into custody on October 9, 2020. Schofiled will face Lewd and Lascivious Conduct charge in Boston Municipal Court-Central Division.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Subject of Interest. Assault Investigation: Andrew Sq. Station

  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 Dangerous Weapon/Knife onboard a Red Line train at MBTA Andrew Station, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at approximately 3:40 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