Citizen tips and some observant police officers helped nab two of the men listed on the state Probation Service department’s “most wanted” list.
John Brine, 41, whose last known address was in Roslindale, was woken up Thursday morning and arrested by state police from Massachusetts and Maine. Brine was wanted for charges including assault and battery of a disabled person over 60 years old.
Another “most wanted” violator, Samuel Nelson, 23, with a last known address of Dorchester, was caught by a plainclothes T Police sergeant at Andrew station Friday morning.
The officer saw a woman “piggy back” on Nelson’s fare to get through the gate. When he stopped them she said, “Oh no, oh my God, he is wanted don’t arrest him please,” according to a police report.