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 email@example.com
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.