Friday, September 23, 2022

Two Boston men face assault charges over loud music.

 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.  

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, September 16, 2022

Roxbury man caught Tagging at MBTA Copley Station

 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.)

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, September 14, 2022

Quincy man bites MBTA official.

 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. 

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, September 9, 2022

Boston woman w/multiple warrants arrested at Ashmont Station for assault.

 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.  

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

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Help the TPD identify these subjects of interest for an Assault Investigation w/injuries.

 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.




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

Identification Sought re: Assault & Battery Investigation.

 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.

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

Observant TPD Detective makes Armed Robbery Arrest.

 On August 18, 2022 at approximately 9:30PM a male victim reported to Transit Police officers they were a victim of an Armed Robbery (Knife) at the MBTA's Downtown Crossing Station. The victim provided a description of 2 suspects, a male and a female, and alleged they stole his watch, cash, iPhone and wallet containing personal papers. Transit Police detectives subsequent to an investigation have two individuals of interest but have not yet identified these suspects.

On September 7, 2022 at approximately 10AM a Transit Police detective observed a female matching the description of the suspect from the above referenced robbery on Southampton Street. The detective engaged the suspect, later identified as Kathleen Russell, 37, of Boston and Russell was positively identified as the individual involved in the alleged Armed Robbery. Russell was placed into custody and transported to TPD-HQ for he arrest booking process. During this process it was discovered Russell had warrants in existence for her arrest issued out of Malden District Court for Felony Breaking & Entering at Nightime and Charlestown District Court for Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Controlled Substances. 

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, August 30, 2022

Boston arrested for Firearm Violations.

 On August 28, 2022 at approximately 7AM Transit Police officers recovered a backpack at the MBTA's Copley Sq. Station. Inside the backpack officers located a 9mm handgun with a high capacity magazine, laser sight affixed and ammunition The alleged owner of the backpack, later identified as Arnoldo Lemus, 20, of  Boston returned to the station frantically looking for his backpack. Lemus attempted to claim the bag from a station official and then TPD officers intervened. Subsequent investigation revealed Lemus in possession of the backpack and boarding a trolley forgetting his backpack on the platform.  Lemus was placed into custody for Unlawful possession of a firearm, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity feeding device and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition 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

Monday, August 29, 2022

Dorchester man wanted for Assault to Murder punches out MBTA Trolley window.

 On August 28, 2022 at approximately 1:40PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Mattapan station to speak with a trolley operator reporting an unknown male punched the trolley's window out. Upon arrival officers met with the reporting party who confirmed a male without provocation punched out the trolley's window while at the Milton High Speed Line station. The operator also provided a description of this individual and officers conducted an area search locating a male later identified as Jhovan Louis-Jeune, 33, of Dorchester at Milton Station attempting to board a trolley. 

Louis-Jeune was positively identified as the offending male and officers subsequently discovered there were several warrants in existence for Louis-Jeune's arrest issued out of Quincy District Court for Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon & Unarmed Robbery, Dorchester District Court for Assault to Murder, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Brockton District Court for Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Vandalize Property, Shoplifting and Larceny from a Building. 

Louis-Jeune was placed into custody 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

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Maine woman arrested for Trafficking Heroin. MBTA South Station

 On August 25, 2022 at approximately 12:45PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District arrested Jennifer Shaker, 33, of Lewiston, Maine at the MBTA's South Station Bus Terminal. Shaker was found to be in possession of over 20 grams (Trafficking weight) of what is believed to be Heroin and almost 2 grams of what is believed to be Cocaine. Shaker allegedly had the controlled narcotics in her travel bag which she left unattended in the buses' bathroom. When Shaker came to claim her bag she was placed into custody 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

Friday, August 26, 2022

2nd of 3 suspects wanted for Robbery placed into custody by TPD.

 On August 25, 2022 at approximately 9:15PM Transit Police officers received a radio call for an active affray at the MBTA's Central Sq. Station. Once on scene officers were sorting out the incident with the parties alleged to be involved. One of the males, later identified as Dominic Brewster, 35, of Boston had a warrant  in existence for his arrest issued out of Cambridge District Court for Indecent Exposure. Another male, later identified as Jamie Butler, 27, of Charlestown, alleged to have been involved in the affray was recognized by an observant Transit Police officer as a wanted person in a Robbery investigation we posted about prior. (see posting here)

Both Brewster and Butler was placed into custody 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

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Arrest made in Robbery Investigation. Government Center.

 On August 20, 2022 at approximately 11:46PM 2 males and 1 female approached a permitted vendor/victim located at the MBTA's Government Center Blue Line. The vendor/victim, who sells various forms of jewelry, noticed the males were trying on different necklaces and taking photo's of themselves posing with said merchandise. As an eastbound Blue Line train arrived in the station the 2 males still wearing the necklaces around their necks began to walk away and were about to board the train without paying for the necklaces. At this time the vendor/victim attempted to prevent them from doing so when the female in the group began to, with a closed fist, strike the victim in the face several times. The trio was able to make good their escape and did not pay for the jewelry. 

Subsequent to an investigation by Transit Police Detectives, Brandon Frazier, 35, of Boston was alleged/identified as one of the males involved in the incident described above. On August 24, 2022 at approximately 12:50PM a very observant TPD officer performing a Orange Line Shuttle Bus/Traffic post detail spotted Frazier outside of Government Center station and placed him into custody. Frazier was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. 

Investigation remains ongoing. 

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, August 24, 2022

Dispute over noise leads to an arrest.

 On August 23, 2022 at approximately 4:30PM Transit Police officers assigned to the Central District received a radio call to respond to the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Boylston Street for an assault in progress onboard an MBTA bus. Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who relayed the following: while travelling on an MBTA bus the victim was having a conversation on her cell phone. During this time the victim alleged another female, later identified as Shauntay Simmons, 37, of Boston was consuming alcohol and being very loud. The victim, unable to continue her conversation due to Simmons' conduct, told her to "Shut up".  Simmons took exception to this and proceeded to strike the victim in the face and slammed her head into the buses' window a few times. The victim suffered abrasions and swelling about her face. It was alleged Simmons fled when the bus pulled over. 

Officers received a detailed description of Simmons and conducted an area search locating her on Massachusetts Avenue. The victim positively identified Simmons as her assailant and Simmons was placed into custody 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

Saturday, August 20, 2022

ID Sought. Secret Recording Investigation.

 Transit Police detectives are seeking the identity of the subject of interest depicted within re: A secret recording/Upskirting investigation which occurred at the MBTA's South Station Bus Terminal on 8/17/2022 at 7AM.. If you know the whereabouts or identity of said individual please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or send us an anonymous text 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

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Bad timing for Somerville man.

 On August 16, 2022 at approximately 4PM at the MBTA Davis Sq. station an alert Transit Police officer observed a male, later identified as Derek Roy, 38, of Somerville attempting to cut the cable lock that secured a GTX Scooter to the bike rack. Officers immediately confronted Roy and he claimed the scooter belong to his "friend". Unfortunately for Roy the scooter's true owner happened along the scene to retrieve his scooter and informed officers he had never met Roy prior. Officers also observed Roy to be in possession of burglarious tools and subsequently discovered there was an outstanding warrant in existence for his arrest issued out Fall River District Court for Vandalism. 

Roy was placed into custody 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

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Brocton man accuses fellow passenger of picture taking. Strikes him with umbrella. Quincy Center.

 On August 15, 2022 at approximately 7:15AM Transit Police Officers assigned to the South District were on patrol at the MBTA's Quincy Center Station. While there they were approached by an MBTA customer service agent who reported a male was struck on the head by another male and pointed the officers in the direction of the incident. Officers immediately proceeded in that direction and located a male victim, 60 years of age, who reported the following information; The victim while walking towards the fare gates was asked by another male, later identified as Marvin Hunt, 41, of Brockton "Why are you taking my photo?". The victim denied doing so and was uncertain what Hunt was referencing. As a response Hunt struck the victim over the head with his umbrella and walked away. 

Officers located Hunt and placed him into custody for Assault & Battery Dangerous Weapon. Hunt 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

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Rape suspect sought. STEVEN WADE COFFEY.

 Transit Police detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for STEVEN WADE COFFEY, d.o.b 08/30/1994, 6'03 175lbs for Rape. We allege the Assault and Rape occurred at the MBTA's Tuft's Medical Station on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 2:30AM. Coffey, believed to be homeless, is known to frequent the Downtown area of Boston. If you know his whereabouts please contact our Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050 or send us an anonymous text to 873873. If you see Coffey please call 911 and inform the operator of Coffey's status and report your location. 


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