Saturday, July 4, 2020

Boston man arrested for Indecent Assault and Open & Gross Conduct

Josue Gonzalez
On July 1, 2020 at approximately 7PM a female victim was entering through the fare gates at the MBTA's Harvard Sq. station. At this time a male, later identified as Josue Gonzalez, 20, of Boston "piggybacked" in behind her. Gonzalez then boarded the same train as the victim and took a seat next to her. Gonzalez made inappropriate comments and the victim requested to be left alone. At this time Gonzalez indecently assaulted the victim. In fear for her safety the victim exited the train at Kendall Sq. and noticed Gonzalez was now fully exposing himself to her. The victim called 911 and Transit Police responded.

Based on a description provided Gonzalez was detained and was positively identified by the victim. Gonzalez was placed into custody for Indecent Assault & Battery and Open and Gross Conduct.

 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, June 27, 2020

Identification Sought re: 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 an Larceny at State Street MBTA Station, on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 10:15 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

 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Male jumps into the right of way: struck by train at Porter Sq.

On June 26, 2020 at approximately 4:15PM Transit Police officers assigned to the North District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Porter Sq. Station for a report of a person possibly struck by an MBTA train. Multiple TPD Units responded along with Cambridge Fire and EMS. TPD personnel on scene report the following preliminary information. A male, age unknown at this time, while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an Inbound Red Line train. The male has been pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained. TPD detectives are on scene and investigating. Foul Play is NOT suspected.

A bus diversion has been set up.

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

Monday, June 22, 2020

Suffolk County DA Rollins to Investigate former TPD officer.


District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ Office to Investigate Excessive Use of Force by Former MBTA Officer

Former Officer Nicholas Morrissey resigned when alleged abuse at Forest Hills busway came to light and video did not match his written report

 

BOSTON, June 22, 2020 — The Office of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has opened a criminal investigation into the actions of former MBTA Officer Nicholas Morrissey in which it is alleged he excessively used force and filed a report on the April 28, 2020 incident that is not supported by video.

            Although it is unusual for my office to comment on ongoing investigations, the behaviors of law enforcement personnel must be held to a higher standard and require transparency,’’ said District Attorney Rollins. “I want to thank and highly commend the leadership of the MBTA Police for bringing this matter to my office. Without their coming forward, we would not have been made aware of Morrissey’s concerning behavior. This type of leadership by law enforcement management must be commended and should be emulated.”

        On April 28, 2020, Morrissey allegedly dragged a homeless, intoxicated man from an MBTA bus on the Forest Hills busway and forcibly held the 63-year-old face-down with a knee on his back for 20 seconds, pushed his head into the pavement, and later dragged him out of the bus lane.

        The man, who is known to MBTA police, suffered abrasions to his face. Morrissey filed a report on the incident alleging that the man lost his balance while attempting to spit at Morrissey. Morrissey said he grabbed the man by the shoulders and redirected him before the man fell through the bus door and hit his forehead on the pavement. The report is not consistent with video of the interaction.

Morrissey resigned his position before any disciplinary action could take place. His supervisor has been placed on administrative leave.

“I have said many times, the vast majority of police officers are dedicated public servants who work honorably and diligently to keep us all safe. Public employees, however are held to a higher standard, especially those charged with keeping the public and our communities safe,’’ said DA Rollins.

“District Attorneys, by definition, work closely with police. But we also are responsible for maintaining oversight when their use of force is not lawful and potentially criminal. In those cases, the trust and expectations of our communities is diminished. They deserve and expect better.”

 

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office serves the communities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Mass. The office handles over 25,000 cases a year. More than 160 attorneys in the office practice in nine district and municipal courts, Suffolk Superior Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Supreme Judicial Court, and the Boston Juvenile Courts. The office employs some 300 people and offers a wide range of services and programs to serve anyone who comes in contact with the criminal justice system. This office is committed to educating the public about the services we provide, our commitment to crime prevention, and our dedication to keeping the residents of Suffolk County safe.

 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Boston man arrested for vicious assault at Downtown Crossing.

Thomas Cowans
On June 14, 2020 at approximately 9:20PM a 29 year old victim was viciously attacked as he entered the fare gates at Downtown Crossing Red Line station. The victim's assailant, later identified as Thomas Cowans, 27, of Dorchester accused the victim of looking at his female companion. Cowans proceeded to punch and kick the victim about his face, head and body. Cowans also attempted to take the victim's cellular telephone. Cowans and his female companion then proceeded to the platform were Transit Police officers located and placed him into custody. Cowans was transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process. During the booking process Cowans was found to be in possession of a Controlled Class E substance for which he did not have a prescription for.

Cowans faces charges of Assault & Battery w/Dangerous Weapon, Attempted Unarmed Robbery and Possession of Controlled Substance.

 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, June 10, 2020

Identification Sought. Recognize him ? Please contact us w/info.

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 Open & Gross, Lewdness on the Green Line, between Fenway and Copley Stations on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at approximately 7:33 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, June 2, 2020

Visitors to Boston Common robbed and assaulted.

Dashaun Eures
On June 1, 2020 two male victims from out side of Boston, ages 17 & 19, came into the Boston Common for a day of leisure. While inside the common they met a group of males and a female, whom they have never encountered before, and proceeded to spend the day with them inside the Boston Common. After several hours, at approximately 10PM, the two victims were led into the MBTA's Park Street Station where they were assaulted by the very group whom they just spent the day with. The victims were punched and kicked and threatened with a knife. The victims were relieved of all their possessions to include their clothes, shoes, cell phones and US Currency. When TPD officers encountered them the victims were naked and bloodied.

Based on descriptions provided TPD officers conducted and area search and located two males, later identified as Dashone Eures, 18, of Dedham and Keshaun Wilkie, 21, of Dorchester who were positively identified by the victims as two of several who beat, stripped and robbed them.Both subjects were placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.

Keshaun Wilkie


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, June 1, 2020

Help us ID this subject 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 subject depicted within is wanted for questioning relative to Malicious Destruction of MBTA Property incident, which took place on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 11:10 p.m. while at North Station (Orange Line). 

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