September 4, 2018 – At approximately 3:25 pm yesterday, Massachusetts State Police Troop H broadcast a report of an attempted abduction of a child near the bathrooms at Castle Island.
Troopers responded and spoke to a woman who reported that a man whom she did not know approached her and members of her family and was behaving erratically. Specifically, the man was making bizarre and non-sensical statements.
The woman asked the man to leave, but he did not and then grabbed the arm of the woman’s 12-year-old son, according to her statement. The woman then pushed the man away and told him not to touch her son. The man then walked away in the direction of a nearby playground.
A short time after responding, a Trooper located a man matching the description of the suspect. The man had a large rock in his hand when the Trooper approached him and claimed to know the woman and boy he had accosted. The suspect was placed into a cruiser, and the woman positively identified him. The suspect was arrested and transported to the State Police-South Boston Barracks, where he was booked on charges of assault and battery, breach of the peace, and attempt to commit a crime. He is identified as WILFIN MEDINA, 29, and is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court today.