Accused thief arrested after lighting up at South Station
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.”