On March 25, 2021 at approximately 6PM Transit Police were sent to the MBTA's Back Bay Station to meet a victim of a larceny. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who informed them he secured his bicycle, valued at 500.00 dollars, inside Back Bay station earlier in the day and proceeded to take the Orange Line to his destination. Upon his return to Back Bay his bicycle was missing.
As luck would have it while the officers were still on scene the victim observed a male riding his bicycle on the Dartmouth Street side of the station and excitedly informed the officers who quick footed it down Dartmouth Street and stopped the male. The victim positively identified the bike as his displaying pictures of the bike from his phone. The male who was in possession of the bike, later identified as Jason Ventolieri, 44, of Tewksbury had different explanations as to why he was in possession of the bike but none of them passed the proverbial smell test. To make matters worse for Mr. Ventolieri he had several outstanding warrants in existence for his arrest issued from Charlestown District Court for various Motor Vehicle Violations and Larceny from a Building and Cambridge District Court for Receiving Stolen Property. Ventolieri was placed into custody and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.
media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org the events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt