Saturday, May 21, 2022

Boston man arrested for Indecently assaulting a child. MBTA Park Street Station.

 On May 20, 2022 at approximately 7:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Park Street station for a report of a 4 year old child who was indecently assaulted by an adult male. Upon arrival the mother of the victim informed TPD officers that an unknown male indecently assaulted her 4 year old child while on the westbound Green Line platform. The mother of the victim confronted the offending male and captured his photograph utilizing her cellular telephone. 

Several TPD officers, based on the quick thinking actions of the victim's mother to capture the offending male's photo and the assistance of a witness, were able to track the male down in the area of  48 Glenville Avenue, Boston and place him into custody for Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child under 14. The male, identified as George Francois, 66, of Boston was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. Francois allegedly made incriminating statements to arresting officers.


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, May 20, 2022

Help the TPD identify this person of interest. Open & Gross Conduct Haymarket Station.

 On May 17, 2022 at approximately 3:48PM a female victim/witness reported to Transit Police while she was standing on the Oak Grove platform at the MBTA's Haymarket Station she observed a male, person of interest depicted within, commit a lewd act and ejaculate on the platform. 

Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the person depicted within. If you know the whereabouts or identity of this individual please contact the TPD's Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or you can text us an anonymous tip to 873873. 


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, May 16, 2022

Public Advisory. Boston Celtic tickets.

 During this championship run of the Boston Celtics, Transit Police would like to remind/warn Celtics fans to be wary of purchasing counterfeit tickets.  Transit Police have taken reports in the past from victims who have purchased counterfeit tickets from secondary sources. Oftentimes the "seller" will arrange to meet the buyer at various MBTA stations, conduct the sale and quickly vanish within the mass of people utilizing the T.  By the time the buyer realizes the tickets are counterfeit the "seller" is long gone.  Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source and or from individuals advertising on social media sites such as Craigslist or Reddit are taking a RISK. We would like to encourage fans to only buy tickets from authorized ticket agencies. Purchasing from other sources is not recommended. 

Potential ticket buyers should guarantee authenticity by purchasing tickets directly through legitimate/authorized outlets
 If you have any information of people selling counterfeit tickets on the MBTA please contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip via text to 873873 or via our SeeSay app. If you have information of people selling counterfeit tickets within the City of Boston please call Boston Police Department.

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

Quincy man wanted for assault kicks out train window.

 On May 14, 2022 at approximately 7PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Forest Hills station for a report of a male who just kick out the train's window. Upon arrival officers were met a witness who relayed the following: A male, later identified as Sean Kenneally, 31, of Quincy while onboard an Orange Line at Forest Hulls station got up from his seat ran towards the train's window and kicked it causing it to shatter. The witness further stated Kenneally's actions arose out of nowhere. Officers approached Kenneally and subsequently determined there was an warrant in existence for his arrest issued out of Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Assault & Battery on a +60/Disabled Person. 

Kenneally was placed into custody for the warrant as well as Malicious Destruction of Property Over 250.00. Kenneally was 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

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Elderly wheelchair bound victim robbed outside Nubian Sq. Station.

 On May 9, 2022 at approximately 1:30PM Transit Police officers on patrol at the MBTA's Nubian Sq. Station made an onsite arrest for the following : in the vicinity of the 2200 block of Washington Street in Roxbury an 84 year old wheel chair bound man was approached by a female, later identified as Malina Stacy, 25, of Boston. Stacy requested the victim give her some money. When the victim informed Stacy he did not have money to give her she responded by closed fisted striking him in the face and head and removing money from the victim's jacket pocket. Stacy then fled into Nubian Sq. Station and boarded an MBTA bus. Concerned citizens who observed the robbery flagged down Transit Police officers. 

Officers boarded the bus removed Stacy and recovered the victim's money from her person. Stacy was placed into custody, Unarmed Robbery & Assault & Battery on an Elderly Person, 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


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

UPDATE Arrest made in Ruggles Shooting.

 On April 18, 2022 we posted relative to a shooting which occurred at the MBTA's Ruggles Station (see posting here) Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police Detectives a male juvenile was placed into custody at his residence on May 3, 2022. The juvenile will face Attempted Murder and firearm violations charges. 

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, April 27, 2022

UPDATE: Arrest made in Red Line lewdness investigation.

 On April 25, 2022 we posted photographs regarding and Open & Gross Lewdness investigation seeking the public's help in an identification (see posting here). Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police detectives as well as valuable tips from the public TPD detectives arrested WALTER HORSLEY, 43, of Boston at his residence on 04/26/2022. Horsley was 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

Monday, April 25, 2022

Open & Gross investigation. Please help the TPD identify this subject of interest.

 On April 21, 2022 at approximately 10:50AM an unknown male boarded a Red Line train at the MBTA's Ashmont station. Upon taking a seat  the male subject removed his pants and underwear laid down and began to commit a lewd act. This was done in full view of other passengers present. Transit Police detectives are seeking to identify the individual depicted within. Please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or text us an anonymous tip with any information you may have on the whereabouts or identity of this subject. 



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

Help the TPD identify this person of interest re: Malicious Destruction investigation.

 On Sunday, April 17, 2022 at approximately 12:49PM an MBTA bus operator while picking up passengers in front of Massachusetts Ave station requested a male don a face covering to board. The unknown male refused and the MBTA operator refused service to the unknown male. This apparently angered the male subject and he kicked the bus front door window causing a spider web crack. The bus had to be removed from service. 

Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the male subject. Depicted within is a subject of interest relative to this incident. Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this individual is encouraged to contact the TPD Detectives at 617-222-1050 or you can text us an anonymous tip to 873873.  


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, April 18, 2022

Ruggles MBTA station Update.

 On April 18, 2022 at approximately 6:19PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Ruggles Station for a report of shots fired. Multiple TPD units responded and upon arrival in the lower bus way officers located an adult male suffering from apparent gun shot wounds. Boston EMS transported the victim to a local area hospital for serious but at this time non life threatening injuries. Transit Police detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. No suspect in custody at this time.  


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

Friday, April 15, 2022

Wanted for Identification: Assault by Knife MBTA Back Bay Station.

 Wanted for identification: Do you recognize this person of interest depicted within. On March 25, 2022 at approximately 7:30PM at the MBTA's Back Bay Station an unknown male subject threatened and attempted to assault an adult male victim with a knife. Allegedly the assailant accused the victim of speaking too loudly. The victim, in fear, fled off the Orange Line train car to escape from the incident. 

Contact our Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873 with any information you may have. 


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, April 12, 2022

MBTA Security posture. 04/12/2022

As the MBTA closely monitors the events in New York, Transit Police officials are engaged with federal, state and local law enforcement partners to share and obtain any intelligence available. 

At this time, there is no evidence, credible or otherwise, to suggest the MBTA system is a potential target. 

 The Transit Police employ a multi layered approach to safeguarding the MBTA system.  To reassure our riders, the Transit Police Department has increased the number of uniformed officers on the system and deployed additional Explosive Detection K9 teams to perform protective sweeps. There are also actions police will employ that will not be visible to the riding public. 

 The safety and security of customers and employees is the MBTA's top priority.  If riders using the T see anything out of the ordinary, they are urged to contact Transit Police or MBTA personnel immediately. 

 

Remember: If you See Something, Say Something.  

 

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

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

3 men arrested at Wellington MBTA station for firearm violations.

 On April 4, 2022 at approximately 9:45PM a Transit Police officer assigned to the North District was at the MBTA's Wellington Station when they observed a motor vehicle driving the wrong way in the bus way into the officer's path of travel. The officer activated his emergency lights to get the operator's attention and stop the vehicle from proceeding any forward. The officer approached the vehicle and requested the operator,later identified as Tahjy Aurelien, 18, of Everett, produce a driver's license,  Aurelien stated he did not have a license and did not know who the owner of the car was. There were two other passengers inside the vehicle later identified as Dashawn Teleau, 18 and  Zejarius Walle both of Malden. Based on the behavior of the occupants the officer requested additional officers respond and subsequently officers located a loaded 40 caliber firearm inside the vehicle which all occupants had access to. All occupants were placed into custody for various firearm violations. Teleau was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle w/out a license. All three were 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