MBTA Transit Police report a man they initially intended to just ticket for drinking a malt beverage and smoking a cigarette at Forest Hills last night found himself under arrest when they discovered he was wanted in Chelsea for assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault.
According to a police report, around 9:30 p.m., an officer making a routine swing through the area around the 39 bus berth under the overpass noticed:
[A] male party, later identified as Ronaldo Taylor, sitting on a retaining wall behind the Inspector's booth. I approached Taylor to see what he was doing. As I was approaching him, I observed he had an open container of a 40 ounce malt beverage and he was smoking a cigarette.
With two other officers quickly arriving, the first officer asked the man for ID to write him a ticket. He gave what turned out to be a false first name, which officers quickly realized when he said he had a warrant for domestic assault, but a warrant check turned up nothing under that name.
We asked him if the bulge in his back pocket happened to be a wallet, which he answered, "Yes." Taylor opened his wallet and I noticed he had a card with the name Ronaldo written on it. Taylor then stated, "OK, I have a warrant." Officer Garvey contacted dispatch to conduct another warrant check under the name Ronaldo Taylor.
This time, they got a match out of Chelsea, the report says. Taylor was taken to MBTA Transit Police headquarters for booking on the assault warrants. He was also issued a citation for smoking at a T station.