Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Boston man arrested at Newmarket Station.

 On March 29, 2021 at approximately 4:30PM a Transit Police officer responding to concerns of individuals loitering and drinking alcohol at the MBTA Newmarket Station encountered a male, later identified as Rogelio Martinez-Vazquez, 39, of Boston.  Martinez-Vazquez was sleeping on a bench with a shattered glass bottle of an alcoholic beverage strewn about. The officer woke up Martinez-Vazquez to ascertain if he needed any medical attention or other services.  Martinez-Vazquez responded in the negative and the officer, who believed he exhibited signs of intoxication, spent several minutes requesting Martinez-Vazquez to find a more suitable place to sleep. Martinez-Vazquez refused initially but eventually walked off of the platform and headed in the direction of the officers cruiser. Once at the cruiser Martinez-Vazquez began to urinate directly on the officer's cruiser and moved his body in several directions in a attempt to urinate on as much as the cruiser as possible. Martinez-Vazquez continued this behavior while the officer was present and requested Martinez-Vazquez cease. Martinez-Vazquez additionally struck the cruiser's window with his hand.

The officer attempted to place Martinez-Vazquez into custody and he resisted, ultimately he was brought under control 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