Saturday, June 12, 2021

TPD officer attacked by stray dog in Shawmut station.

 On June 9, 2021 at approximately 5:45AM a Transit Police officer assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Shawmut Station for a report of a stray dog running loose within the station. Upon arrival the officer observed a dog, possibly a German Shepard mix, unleashed and unattended. The officer approached the dog to ascertain if there were any tags or other identifiers located on the dog. As the officer got close the dog suddenly lunged at the officer biting and maintaining that bite on the officers hand. The dog would go on the bite the officer two additional times while the officer fought the dog off. The officer determined lethal force was too risky based on other passengers in possible line of fire. Ultimately the officer fought the dog off and had to close the station and temporarily evacuate passengers.  

A Transit Police Master K9 trainer was deployed to the scene and secured the animal. City of Boston Animal Control took custody of the dog and placed him quarantine.

The officer was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. 

The matter remains under investigation.

Media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at

Dedham man decides the MBTA would be a good place to......

 On June 8, 2021 at approximately 5:43PM TPD officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's South Weymouth CR parking lot for a male who appeared to be naked inside a Ford Explorer and committing a lewd act. The first officer on scene observed the suspect, a 47 year old male who provided a residential address in Dedham. The Dedham man was completely clothe less and was startled by the officer's presence. The male immediately covered himself with a towel and then put on a pair of shorts while exiting his vehicle. Before the officer could ask any questions the male stated " I wasn't masturbating".  The male claimed he was at Nantasket Beach for the day and pulled into the MBTA lot to "Change his clothes". 

The male allegedly later admitted he was in fact performing a lewd act. Officers were unable to locate the original reporting party. The male will be summoned into Quincy District Court for Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. 

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