Accused thief arrested after lighting up at South Station

Regan. Photo: TPD
Regan. Photo: TPD

A Boston man wanted on breaking and entering charges was arrested Friday after Transit Police claim they caught him smoking a cigarette at South Station.

Joseph Regan, 23, was allegedly smoking in the commuter rail area of the station around 2:30 p.m., according to police.

Officers said they approached Regan and asked for identification for the purpose of issuing a citation, but Regan allegedly claimed he did not have an ID with him, furnished a false name, and was evasive to questions regarding his identification.

Transit Police wrote in their blog: “Ultimately officers were able to ascertain Regan’s true identity; Regan had reason to mislead the officers as there were two warrants in existence for his arrest. The warrants issued from Malden District Court were for breaking (end) entering a building at nighttime with intent to commit a felony and larceny from a building.”

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