College kids of Foreign Origin Trespassing at Boston Water Supply

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College kids of Foreign Origin Trespassing at Boston Water Supply

Today I talked to Trooper Todd Nola of the Mass­a­chu­setts State Police con­cern­ing the inter­est­ing “tres­pass­ing” inci­dent at the Quab­bin Reservoir.

It seems that a group of col­lege age stu­dents were found tres­pass­ing at the water sup­ply for Boston.

The col­lege age stu­dents were not arrested, but briefly detained and released

In our con­ver­sa­tion Trooper Tobin pointed out the size of the Quab­bin and it’s prox­im­ity to sev­eral col­leges that it would not at all be shock­ing that a group of stu­dent might be found near there.

To his knowl­edge this was being treated at this time as a sim­ple tres­pass­ing case, the names of the stu­dents in ques­tion will not be released until the actual court sum­mons for Tres­pass­ing are issued.

It would be con­sid­ered a Dis­trict rather than a supe­rior court matter.

Inter­est­ingly enough the media offi­cer was not aware of any FBI involve­ment as reported by the Globe say­ing my men­tion­ing of the mat­ter was the first he heard of any FBI involvement.

Here is the Globe story

Mass­a­chu­setts state police say they and the FBI are inves­ti­gat­ing a tres­pass­ing inci­dent at the Quab­bin Reser­voir but have no evi­dence of terrorism.

The cen­tral Mass­a­chu­setts reser­voir sup­plies drink­ing water to Boston.

Why would Ter­ror­ism even be suspected?

Pro­co­pio said they are from Pak­istan, Saudi Ara­bia and Sin­ga­pore with addresses in Amherst, Cam­bridge, Sun­der­land and Northamp­ton, and New York City.

And the expla­na­tion for being there at 12:30 AM?

The men told police they are recently grad­u­ated chem­i­cal engi­neers curi­ous about the reservoir.

The Globe doesn’t report any state­ment from the two women

Trooper Nolan didn’t sug­gest it was nor­mal pro­ce­dure for the FBI to be informed or involved in such tres­pass­ing incidents.

I am wait­ing to hear back from the FBI’s Boston Media Coor­di­na­tor on the sub­ject of when and why the FBI is involved.

As I don’t want to risk giv­ing some of our lib­eral friends the vapors I’ll close say­ing. It’s inter­est­ing that such a diverse group of peo­ple from dif­fer­ent cities, states and coun­tries were found by the water sup­ply for Boston at this time..inter­est­ing.

I won­der if their reli­gious back­grounds are just as diverse?

Update; Just had a very pleas­ant con­ver­sa­tion with the FBI out of Boston. I’m informed that it is rou­tine for them to be noti­fied if any­thing hap­pens in the vicin­ity of “crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture”. I asked how often “rou­tine” means and while not given a quan­tity I was told it hap­pens often enough that will is con­sid­ered “routine”.

Some blog accounts have already iden­ti­fied the sus­pects reli­gion, at this time the FBI could not con­firm this at this present time nor are at this fac­ing charges beyond tres­pass­ing but I will be informed if either of these sit­u­a­tions change.

When I know more so will you.

Today I talked to Trooper Todd Nola of the Massachusetts State Police concerning the interesting “trespassing” incident at the Quabbin Reservoir.

It seems that a group of college age students were found trespassing at the water supply for Boston.

The college age students were not arrested, but briefly detained and released

In our conversation Trooper Tobin pointed out the size of the Quabbin and it’s proximity to several colleges that it would not at all be shocking that a group of student might be found near there.

To his knowledge this was being treated at this time as a simple trespassing case, the names of the students in question will not be released until the actual court summons for Trespassing are issued.

It would be considered a District rather than a superior court matter.

Interestingly enough the media officer was not aware of any FBI involvement as reported by the Globe saying my mentioning of the matter was the first he heard of any FBI involvement.

Here is the Globe story

Massachusetts state police say they and the FBI are investigating a trespassing incident at the Quabbin Reservoir but have no evidence of terrorism.

The central Massachusetts reservoir supplies drinking water to Boston.

Why would Terrorism even be suspected?

Procopio said they are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore with addresses in Amherst, Cambridge, Sunderland and Northampton, and New York City.

And the explanation for being there at 12:30 AM?

The men told police they are recently graduated chemical engineers curious about the reservoir.

The Globe doesn’t report any statement from the two women

Trooper Nolan didn’t suggest it was normal procedure for the FBI to be informed or involved in such trespassing incidents.

I am waiting to hear back from the FBI’s Boston Media Coordinator on the subject of when and why the FBI is involved.

As I don’t want to risk giving some of our liberal friends the vapors I’ll close saying. It’s interesting that such a diverse group of people from different cities, states and countries were found by the water supply for Boston at this time..interesting.

I wonder if their religious backgrounds are just as diverse?

Update; Just had a very pleasant conversation with the FBI out of Boston. I’m informed that it is routine for them to be notified if anything happens in the vicinity of “critical infrastructure”. I asked how often “routine” means and while not given a quantity I was told it happens often enough that will is considered “routine”.

Some blog accounts have already identified the suspects religion, at this time the FBI could not confirm this at this present time nor are at this facing charges beyond trespassing but I will be informed if either of these situations change.

When I know more so will you.