Saturday, March 20, 2021

Couple arrested for Assaulting TPD officers after assaulting another victim.

 On March 19, 2021 at approximately 7:24PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District were inside the Nubian Sq. MBTA station when they were approached by a victim seeking assistance. The victim informed the officers he was punched in the face several times which resulted in a chipped tooth, swollen lip and eye. The victim stated the assault occurred on Warren Street and his assailant was still somewhere in the area. The victim provided a detailed description of his assailant. Shortly thereafter officers observed a male matching the description inside Nubian Sq. station and subsequently the victim positively identified the male as his assailant. 

Officers approached the male, later identified as Kyle Hicks, 29, of Roxbury. Hicks immediately became combative and resisted the officers attempts to investigate the alleged assault. At this time Hicks' female companion, Valerie Gales, 30, of Dorchester attempted to strike the officer with a glass bottle. After a violent struggle with Hicks and Gales, with assistance of numerous responding officers, both subjects were placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. 

media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at  the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt