Saturday, December 31, 2022
Fourteen years have passed since Devonte's murder and the person responsible has yet to be identified. The Transit Police Department will never give up on this case. On this 14th year anniversary mark we implore anyone with information, however slight, relative to Devonte's murder and the identity of his killer to contact us. Devonte deserves your help.
Please furnish any and all information you may have to the Transit Police Criminal Investigation Unit at 617-222-1050. If you have information but wish to remain anonymous you can do so by using our See Say app. Help us bring the individual responsible for this barbaric act to justice and perhaps bring Devonte's family some closure.
Media inquiries should be directed to Superintendent Richard Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
On December 27, 2022 at approximately 7:30PM Transit Police officers while at MBTA Nubian Sq. Station were alerted by a concerned citizen that a male, later identified as Carlos Pires, 48 of Boston, had exposed himself to a young female while onboard a Route 15 bus. Officers immediately proceeded in the direction of the bus and located the victim and a witness. Officers were informed of the following: while traveling inbound to Nubian Sq. on a route 15 bus Pires was making inappropriate and aggressive sexual comments to an 18-year-old female and ultimately exposed his genitals to her. When the victim attempted to use her phone to contact her mother relative to what was taking place Pires stated "You trying to call the cops?" and attempted to forcefully grab the phone from the victim's hand. Pires was unsuccessful.
Based on a description from the victim and witness officers located Pires on Roxbury Street at Shawmut Ave. Pires made disparaging comments about women/victim and stated to the officers "Now arrest me". The officers did in fact arrest Pires and transported him to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process: Annoying & Accosting, Threats to Commit a Crime, Disorderly Conduct and Attempted Unarmed Robbery.
Transit Police officers have had several encounters with Pires relative to his alleged behavior directed towards women and have sought criminal charges as a result thereof. Those matters are pending.
Thursday, December 22, 2022
On December 21, 2022, at approximately 1:45PM a 22-year-old Quincy male wanted to display the Holiday spirit when asked by a fellow commuter at the JFK MBTA station if he could borrow his phone to make a quick call. The victim cheerfully handed the suspect male his phone. The victim received his phone back and boarded a Red Line train. At this time the victim received a notification that a Cash app transaction was completed where 100.00 dollars was sent to an unknown person. The suspect who used his phone was no longer on scene. Victim then contacted TPD.
Suspect description: white male, approx. age 30-35, 5'09" with a medium build.
This incident is being investigated by Transit Police detectives.
Friday, November 25, 2022
On November 25, 2022 at approximately 6:30AM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's South Station Commuter Rail Lobby for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers located a male victim who had sustained a laceration to his face. Witnesses pointed out another male, later identified as Hocine Lounici, 38, of Medford as the assailant. Witnesses alleged they observed a verbal dispute between the two men when suddenly Lounici began to attack the victim with some instrument. Officers immediately controlled Lounici and determined he was responsible for the victim's injuries. Lounici was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for a non life threatening injury to his face.
The facts and circumstances leading to the incident are still under investigation.
On November 23, 2022 at approximately 4:05PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's State Street Station for a report of an Indecent Assault & Battery. Upon arrival officers met with a female victim who informed the officers she was Indecently Assaulted by an unknown male a short while ago at Copley MBTA Station and provided a description of the SP. Officers immediately responded to Copley Station and observed a male, later identified as Abdirahman Abdullahi, 24, of Boston matching the description provided by the reporting party. The observant officers also noted Abdullahi matched the depiction of a male involved in a separate Indecent Assault & Battery incident occurring at the MBTA Copley Station on November 18, 2022 at approximately 5:50PM.
After an on scene investigation conducted by the responding officers they concluded Abdullahi was the male depicted in the photograph of the prior alleged incident (11/18) and placed him into custody. Abdullahi was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. Abdullahi may face additional counts/charges pending an investigation for separate alleged incidents of Indecent Assault & Battery.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
On November 18, 2022 at approximately 12:50PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District observed a male, later identified as Timothy Dodson, 45, of Dorchester walking on Boylston Street near Chinatown MBTA Station. The officers have previously seen Dodson's image relative to several open Armed Robbery investigation's being conducted by TPD Detectives that had occurred on the MBTA system. Officers approached Dodson near the MBTA Chinatown Station to ascertain his identity. Dodson furnished a false name and claimed he did not know his own biographical information. Subsequent to an investigation on scene officer's discovered Dodson's true identity which revealed there were numerous warrants in existence for Dodson's arrest issued out of Brighton District Court for Breaking & Entering Felony 2 counts, Indecent Assault & Battery, Dorchester District Court for Armed Robbery, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Serious Bodily Injury, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon 3 counts, Possession of a Class B Substance, West Roxbury District Court for Larceny, Chelsea District Court for Driving w/ a Suspended License and Suffolk Superior Court for Armed Robbery. Dodson was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
On November 15, 2022 at approximately 5:20PM a 24 year old male victim was walking just outside the East Boston Memorial Stadium when he was approached and stopped by 3 males. One of the males later identified as Ja'Kye Lucas, 18, of East Boston allegedly placed a firearm into the victim's stomach and demanded "everything" the victim had. The victim proceeded to hand over his iPhone and wallet containing cash and credit cards. Upon completion of the robbery the suspects fled into the MBTA's Airport Station.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
On November 14, 2022 at approximately 3:55PM Transit Police officers were assigned to the MBTA's Forest Hills station for the Boston Public School break. At this time there were approximately 40 to 50 youths who were loitering inside the station. The youths refused to move along and utilize public transportation. Their behavior was causing a public inconvenience and creating an unsafe environment within the station. At this time a TPD officer approached the group of youths and instructed them to utilize the transportation services available to them or they would have to vacate from the station. The group violently set upon the officer kicking and punching him about his body. Once the officer was on the ground several in the group continued to kick him and drag the officer. Based the level of violence exhibited by the assailants and the large number involved other TPD officers present requested back up. Additional TPD, BPD and MSP officers responded to the scene to restore order.
Based on a preliminary investigation 3 female juveniles ( ages 14, 15, and 16) were placed into custody for Assault Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Police Officer. Other charges and additional individuals may be charged as a result of an ongoing investigation into this matter.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
On October 31, 2022 at approximately 9:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District were at the MBTA's Ashmont Station. While there a woman who was with her three young children alerted TPD officers about a group of juvenile males who were throwing eggs at her and her children. Officers approached the juvenile whom the reporting party identified as the main aggressor and observed a bowl of eggs near him as well as several broken eggs in the immediate area. The juvenile, 16 of Dorchester, provided a false name and was non-compliant with the officers. Ultimately the juvenile assaulted the officer and as the officers were attempting to place him into custody a crowd had gathered around the officers.
Another male juvenile, 16 of Dorchester, in his attempts to interfere with the officers was also placed into custody. During this time another adult male, later identified as Aaron Maloney-Callender, 29 of Mattapan, also interjected himself and displayed a knife at the officers. Officers engaged in a struggle with Maloney-Callender and ultimately were able to subdue him. Maloney-Callender was placed into custody for Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.
All three were transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.
Friday, October 28, 2022
On October 27, 2022, at approximately 4:50PM Transit Police officers were in the area of Downtown Crossing (Summer & Arch Street) when a 14-year-old male threw an unwrapped condom at them and then smashed his hand against their cruiser's windshield. The juvenile and his companions then fled running through a crowd of people causing pedestrians to jump out their way and into the street to avoid being knocked over. The officers caught up to the offending juvenile a short distance away. The juvenile was non-compliant and hurled numerous expletives at the officers. Ultimately the juvenile male with a closed fist punched the officer in his chest. At this time the juvenile, 14 of Dorchester, was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
On October 15, 2022 at approximately 7:30PM two females, age 15 and 18, while on an MBTA Red Line train were Indecently Assaulted by an unknown male. The assaults took place on the train just outside Broadway Station. As a result of a Transit Police detective investigation a suspect was developed and a Person of Interest Poster was generated. On October 25, 2022 at approximately 6PM a very observant TPD officer spotted a male whom he believed resembled the subject depicted in the poster. The officer approached the male just outside of Downtown Crossing on Winter Place. The male, later identified as Edgar Alonzo, 35, of Dorchester, was positively identified as the offending male and placed into custody for Indecent Assault & Battery 2 counts and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
Saturday, October 8, 2022
On October 8, 2022 at approximately 1:27AM a Transit Police officer while at the MBTA Wonderland Station was flagged down by a male victim who relayed the following: Victim is a Lyft driver and responded to the MBTA Wonderland Station for a customer who ordered a ride for a single passenger. Upon arrival however the victim observed two customers, a female and the SP male, and they proceeded to enter the victim's vehicle. The Victim attempted to explain the Lyft order was only for a single person. The SP male became angry. The Victim tried to ease the situation by informing the SP male he would cancel the order for no charge. The female upon hearing this exited the victim's vehicle. The SP male however refused to exit but proceeded to the victim's passenger door and with a closed fist struck victim in the face and then again in the Victim's ear. Sp male then fled.
Officers observed fresh blood dripping from Victim's face as well as a laceration above his right eye. The Victim supplied the officers with a description of the offending male and shortly thereafter officers located both the SP male and his female companion near the parking garage. The SP male admitted to assaulting the Victim and was positively identified. The SP male, a 30 year old East Boston resident, will be summoned into court for Assault and Battery. Victim refused medical attention.
Friday, September 23, 2022
On September 22, 2022 at approximately 5:10PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Ruggles Station for a report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival officers were met by the participants and witnesses. The following is a synopsis of what they deciphered: A 34 year old Boston man while traveling on an Orange Line train was playing music on his phone's speakers because he claimed not to have headphones. A fellow female passenger requested he turn the music down as she believed it was too loud. The male rejected his fellow passenger's request. At this time a 67 year old man, also from Boston, confronted the alleged loud music playing man and demanded he turn down the volume. The music player allegedly responded with some expletives and suggested the 67 year old man mind his own business. Not satisfied with that the 67 year old man punched the music player in the mouth. In response the music player administered strikes back hitting the 67 year old in the head. The two were ultimately separated by other passengers.
The 67 year old was transported to a local area hospital for evaluation. Both parties will be summoned into Roxbury District Court on assault charges.
Friday, September 16, 2022
On September 15, 2022 at approximately 8:10PM a Transit Police officer was working a paid detail relative to the MBTA Bus Diversion at Copley Station. While there the officer was approached by a citizen who informed the officer a male was inside the Copley station actively spray painting the walls. The reporting party provided a detailed description of the offending male. The officer immediately proceeded in that direction and came upon a male, later identified as Jeremiah Springer, 22, of Roxbury who matched the description provided. Springer was walking way from the station and shaking a can of spray paint. The officer engaged Springer in conversation and subsequently determined there were several warrants in existence for Springer's arrest issued out of Boston Municipal Court for Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Police Officer, Trespassing, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, Possession w/Intent to Distribute Controlled Narcotics, West Roxbury DC for Assault w/Dangerous Weapon, Intimidation of a Witness and Cambridge DC for Larceny and Malicious Destruction of Property.
Springer was placed into custody and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process. Springer will also be charged with Tagging. (The only legible words of the Tagging had "GANG" in it.)
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
On September 13, 2022 at approximately 7:45AM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Fields Corner Station for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers observed a male, later identified as Sean Kenneally, 32, of Quincy being restrained by a Boston Fire Fighter and an MBTA worker. Officers immediately intervened and took control of Kenneally. Officers then spoke with the victim/MBTA official who provided the following statement: The Victim was flagged down by patrons who informed him there was a male, later identified as Kenneally, yelling obscenities and spitting towards other passengers on the inbound platform. When the MBTA official went to see what Kenneally's issue was Kennaeally responded with a close fist that struck the victim in the face and also bit him on his hand breaking the skin.
Kenneally was transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process and the victim was transported to a local area hospital for the bite wound.
Friday, September 9, 2022
On September 8, 2022 at approximately 9:30PM Transit Police officers on patrol at the MBTA's Ashmont Station were alerted to an assault and immediately went to investigate. Officers received the following information from the victims: A male and female couple were utilizing the bathroom when another female, later identified as Tasheaka Buchanan, 27, of Boston began to knock on the door demanding they hurry and get out. A few moments later the couple emerged from the bathroom and an argument ensued about Buchanon's agressive behavior and lack of patience. Buchanon responded by striking both victims with a closed fist in their heads. A Transit Ambassador intervened and attempted to shield the couple from further assault.
Officers caught up to Buchanon, still at the station, and observed she exhibited signs of intoxication it is alleged she made a statement to the officers with words to the effect she should have "drank more today".... Subsequently officers discovered there were several warrants in existence for Buchanon's arrest issued out of Roxbury District Court for Assault & Battery, South Boston DC for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Boston Municipal Court for Abuse Prevention Order-Violation and Dorchester District Court for Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon 3 counts, Receiving Stolen Property, Larceny and Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle. Buchanon was placed into custody and transported to TPD-HQ for the arrest booking process.
Thursday, September 8, 2022
On September 5, 2022 at approximately 9PM a 56 year old male was viciously attacked at the MBTA's Andrew Sq. Station. The victim alleged he was targeted and set upon for no apparent reason by two males who with a closed fist punched him in the face knocking him to the ground and striking his head on the platform. While on the ground the victim was kicked in his face/head area by the suspects. The victim was unconscious for a brief period. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for emergency treatment.
TPD Detectives are seeking the identity or whereabouts of the two male subjects of interest depicted within. If you have any information relative to the identity or whereabouts of these individuals please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or send us an anonymous text to 873873.
Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the female subject of interest depicted within regarding an Assault & Battery investigation. A victim reported to Transit Police officers on August 26, 2022 at approximately 11:30PM while riding on an MBTA bus in the City of Chelsea she was, without warning or provocation, struck in the face. The suspect then fled off of the bus. If you recognize this person or know their whereabouts please contact our Criminal Investigation
Unit at 617-222-1050 or send us an anonymous text to 873873.