Transit Police report that around 6 p.m. on Thursday, a man told officers at Back Bay that his bike was missing from the bike storage area there.
And then, just as the man was describing the bike to the officers:
The victim observed a male riding his bicycle on the Dartmouth Street side of the station and excitedly informed the officers who quick footed it down Dartmouth Street and stopped the male. The victim positively identified the bike as his displaying pictures of the bike from his phone. The male who was in possession of the bike, later identified as Jason Ventolieri, 44, of Tewksbury, had different explanations as to why he was in possession of the bike but none of them passed the proverbial smell test.
So that's a larceny charge right there. Officers then discovered he had warrants out of Charlestown and Cambridge courts for various larceny and motor-vehicle charges, police say.