On July 30, 2022 at approximately 1:55AM a Transit Police officer assigned to the South District was at the MBTA's Ashmont Station on patrol when he was alerted to an individual who was urinating on the elavator. The officer immediately proceeded in that direction and observed a male, later identified as Stephen Burton, 57, of Boston urinating on the elevator doors. The officer instructed Burton to cease however Burton continued to relieve himself without regard for whom may pass by.
Subsequent to the officer's encounter with Burton it was discovered there were several warrants in existence for his arrest issued out of Middlesex Superior Court for Assault & Battery on a 60+/Disabled Person with serious Injuries, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault & Battery on a 60+/Disabled Person 3 counts and Intimidation of a Witness. Burton was placed into custody and transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process. During this process it was additionally discovered there was an extraditable warrant for Burton's arrest issued from Rhode Island for Fraud. Rhode Island authorities were notified and confirmed they would seek to take custody of Burton through the Massachusetts court system.
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