Man arrested for smoking at Forest Hills Station was wanted for assault with intent to murder
A man smoking in the busway at the Forest Hills MBTA station got more than just a ticket when police found out he was wanted for assault with intent to murder, MBTA Transit Police said.
Officer Jennifer Amyot found the man sitting outside the Forest Hills station around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, smoking a cigarette and holding an open container of a 40-ounce malt liquor, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.
The officer asked the man for identification in order to issue a citation for smoking. The man told Amyot he had no identification and allegedly gave a false name and date of birth instead. At the same time, he acknowledged he’d been arrested in the past.
Amyot contacted dispatchers, who could not find any record under the man’s false name. Amyot then asked the man if the bulge in his back pocket was a wallet. He replied that it was and he took it out. The officer then noticed a card with the name Ronaldo Taylor on it. Taylor then allegedly admitted that there was a warrant out for his arrest.
It turned out that Taylor, 39, of Roxbury was being sought on a Chelsea District Court warrant for assault with intent to murder and aggravated assault. Taylor was placed in custody — and he received a ticket for smoking.
Taylor was arraigned in Chelsea District Court today, where prosecutors requested that his open bail on an unrelated larceny and assault case in 2011 be revoked. The judge revoked the bail for that case and held Taylor on $2,000 bail.
If he is freed on bail, he must be placed on GPS tracking, remain alcohol-free, submit himself to random testing, have no contact with the victim, and report weekly to probation, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said. His next court date is Sept. 12.Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.