Alfred Trenkler Innocent Committee

 

Investigation documents.

(note: the dates should be the date of the activity, but sometimes it may have been entered here by the date of the report.)


1. Boston Police Dept

2. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and

3.  ATF memos and affidavits and Court orders

     regarding wiretaps of Alfred Trenkler's pager.

4. Documents relating to Thomas L. Shay, father

      of Thomas A. Shay.

5. Documents relating to Thomas A. Shay, son of

   Thomas L. Shay.

6. Documents found with 2009 Freedom of

       Information Request to Boston Police Dept.

 

1. Boston Police Department

13 May 1991 Handwritten incident report Thomas L Shay being followed

    by an unknown person.

28 October 1991  Boston Police Department Homicide Information

   Sheet

28 October 1991 Boston Police memo from Officer William Bridgeforth

   to Edward McNelley re conversation with Thomas A Shay

28 October 1991. "Interview by Detectives Peter O'Malley, John Ross

      and John McCarthy, with Thomas L. Shay".  8 pages.

     Page 2 of same 8 page Boston Police Dept report re

     Thomas L. Shay with recounting of Dedham Service explosion and

     Isenberg

28 October 1991.  Interview with Mary Flanagan at 39 Eastbourne

   Street by Detective Ross, with Officer Diane Culhane and Detective William

   Fogerty.

28 October 1991. Affidavit by Officer Denise Kraft (later Corbett)

28 October 1991.  Memo from Detectives George Bishop and John

    Messia re: explosion

28 October 1991.  BPD memo from Det John J McCarthy to Deputy Supt

   Gerard McHale with list of those at scene at 39 Eastbourne

28 October 1991.  Transcript of Boston Police Radio first reports of

    explosion

28 October 1991.  Evidence to Crime Lab by Timothy Callahan

28 October 1991.  Boston Police report by Flynn, Spellman and Dwyer

   and Molloy of interview with Louis Giammarco

28 October 1991.  Boston Police report by Flynn, Spellman, Dwyer and  

   Molloy of interview with Jeff Berry

28 October 1991 Boston Police report by Flynn, Spellman, Dwyer

   and Molloy interview Jack Sordillo at the Dedham Service Center

28 October 1991 Report by Michael Harper of post explosion at 39

    Eastbourne Street  See also, rekeyed version of Harper's report

28 October 1991 BPD 11 pages of memos and receipts for items

   retrieved from Jeremiah Hurley and Francis X Foley

28 October 1991.  BPD report by Frederick Paley, Police Officer, of the

   death of Jeremiah Hurley at 7:22 pm at Brigham and Women's

   Hospital

29 October 1991.  BPD report of interview by Detective Miller Thomas of Thomas A. Shay at 2:30 a. m.

29 October 1991. BPD report of death of Jeremian J. Hurley at 7:22 pm,

   on 28 October at Brigham and Women's Hospital

29 October 1991. Memo from Police Officer Diane Culhane to Lt Edward

    McNelley re 39 Eastbourne and 28 October discussion with Mary

   Flanagan.

29 October 1991. Memo to Lt. Edward McNelley from Detective Robert

    Maloney re: Thomas L. Shay's report of a metal box in his driveway.

29 October 1991 Memo to Edward McNelley re Interview by Det. R.

   Childers and George Bishop with Roy Kaplan at "Sound Security, Inc"

   who stated that someone from "Shay Auto Body" had recently asked

   about any part of a Z lock falling from his car.

29 October 1991 (?)  Report, as Memo to Supt. Gerald McHale, by Sgt.

    Thomas Creavin

29 October 1991 memo from Karen Kelly, clerk at Area E

    regarding man, probably Thomas L Shay, who came on this date to

    see a detective.

29 October 1991. Report by Sgt Spellman of phone interview with atty

    Thomas J Freedman re Shay lawsuit

29 October 1991. Sgt Spellman Report of interview with John Doering at

    Rolling Wrench garage where Tom and Arthur Shay worked .

29 October 1991. Report of James M Ahern to Sgt Paul McLaughlin re

   interview with Thomas L Shay. See another version of same report,   

   perhaps a draft.

29 October 1991  BPD Assorted reports from officers who came to the

   scene and provided assistance

29 October 1991 Boston Police Dept Search Warrants and consent

    forms for search of 39 Eastbourne

undated.  BPD detailed drawing of house and surroundings at 39

    Eastbourne.  Also BPD drawing of neighborhood and then

    enlargements for 39 Eastbourne Street

30 October 1991. Interview with Officer Denise Kraft (later Corbett).

   (This interview has been rekeyed as a more legible WORD file, as well.)

30 October 1991 Boston Police interview by Peter O'Malley, Miller

    Thomas and William Fogerty with Louis and Roslyn Rotman

    who had the Shay Buick as a loaner before the Roslindale Bomb

    explosion.

30 October 1991. Det John McCarthy, Peter O'Malley, Miller

    Thomas and William Fogerty interviewed Louis

    Giammarco

30 October 1991. Memo from Police Officer Diane Culhane to Lt Edward

    McNelley re: 29 October interview with Mary Flanagan

30 October 1991.  BPD report from Detectives John McCarthy and

   Richard Ross about Thomas A Shay and bomb threats

undated. Two Affidavits of William Fogerty who was at 39 Eastbourne.

31 October 1991. BPD Commissioner Francis Roache memo re wake

   and funeral arrangements for Jeremiah Hurley

31 October 1991. Report by Dets Peter O'Malley, Miller Thomas and

   William Fogerty on Thomas A Shay's press conference at Trailways

   Bus Terminal.

31 October 1991.  Thomas A. Shay draws an object with an "on-off" switch     and a location for batteries.  The drawing is signed by Boston  

    Detective William Fogerty, but the circumstances of its origin are not yet

    available.  As with most of his explanations of the events of 28 October,

    the drawing likely came from his imagination rather than observation.  It

    was not introduced into evidence at Shay's or Trenkler's trial.

31 October 1991  BPD Memo to file by William Fogerty with MBTA photo

   of Thomas A Shay.  For better quality photo, see MBTA Photo

31 October 1991  BPD report of Arrest of Thomas A Shay with attached

   photos

31 October 1991  Handwritten memo, apparently to Peter O'Malley re:

    call on Monday 28 Oct to Alan Pransky from Thomas A. Shay

1 November 1991 Boston Police interview with Robert Evans who   

   claimed that Thomas A Shay told him about bomb.  See the undated

   letter 1991 from Robert Evans note to Dianne _______ claiming that

   he heard admissions by Thomas A Shay.

1 November 1991  Short report by Det. William Fogerty of items

   removed from Thomas L Shay's car, with his permission (This copy,

   inexplicably has a copy of an earlier undated letter from Thomas A. Shay

   to his father: "Dad.  Thanks for a real fun time. I hope that we can do this

   much more often.  It's like old times being ____ ___ ____ with you.  ___

   ___ ___ ___ ___

     And go Home Tomorrow.  I can wa___ from here.  Dad. Thanks. (For

   Being my Dad again.)  I will call about Da__ car tomorrow and will see you

   Tuesday or Wednesday.  Ok.  See you. Love Tommy.")

1 November 1991 BPD Miller Thomas and William Fogerty report on interview with Thomas A Shay re: bomb threat

1 November 1991 BPD report from a Milton janitor who recalled Thomas

   A Shay and playing with matches at school

1 November 1991  Suicide watch notice for Thomas A Shay earlier

   attempt 24 April 1990

1 November 1991  BPD info from Braintree Police re: David Shilalis and

   Paula Shay

2 November 1991 Boston Police fingerprint report from Thomas L Shay's

    car  There were 12 separate prints found on outside of car and 5 prints

    on the underbody.

2 November 1991.  Program for Funeral Service for Jeremiah Hurley.

   Cardinal Bernard Law, celebrant

3 November 1991 Boston Police interview, by "Team 5" (initialed by

   William B. Fogerty) with Randall Stoller

4 November 1991  BPD report of Miller Thomas and Peter OMalley

   interview with Jeff Berry and Louis Giammarco.

5 November 1991 BPD Surveillance of the ARCOMM office and Alfred

   Trenkler  which culminated in following Alfred Trenkler to 133 Atlantic

   Street around 8:15 p.m.  Later that night, several officers returned for a

   consent search" of the apartment and later the ARCOMM office and his

   parents' garage.  With Alfred Trenkler's permission, a sample of

   carpet from his car was cut out for testing for possible presence of  

   explosives chemicals.  [None was detected]. [Trial Defendant's Exhibit 89]

5 November 1991 BPD interview with John Cates at 133 Atlantic Street

   North Quincy  apparently during the "consent search" at the apartment he

   shared with Alfred Trenkler.

6 November 1991 Letter from Dan Goldrick to Boston Police about

   contacts with Thomas A Shay in Dedham Jail.

6 November 1991 William Fogerty interview with Frank Foley (page 2

   only and drawing)

8 November 1991.  Report of videotaped testing model of bomb as attached to Thomas L. Shay's Buick and simulation of detaching.

9 November 1991. Interview by ATF and BPD team detectives with

   Sergeant Thomas Creavin who was one of the first to come to 39

   Eastbourne St, before the explosion.  3 pages.

9 November 1991. Interview by Det. Miller Thomas of Thomas L. Shay.

   (But the report, which was a detailed description of Thomas L. Shay's

   travels on Sunday, 27 October 1991, stated that it was the "Interview of

   Thomas A. Shay")  See slightly annoted copy of same report.

9 November 1991. Interview with Officer Denise Kraft (later Corbett).  2 

    pages.

10 November 1991. Two affidavits from Detective William Fogerty

   regarding the crime scene.

11 November 1991. Boston Police re batteries by unknown investigator

   1 page.

12 November 1991.  Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, together with 

   U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) announces $50,000

   Reward for the "arrest and conviction of the invididual or individuals

   responsible for the manufacture and placing of the bomb which took the

   life of Boston Police Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley.  See the Statement by

   BPPA President Donald Murray.

30 December 1991 Suffolk County (Boston) booking sheet and various

   medical and other reports of Thomas A. Shay in jail

30 January 1992  Deputization of 15 Boston Policemen as US Marshals

   for one day apparently so they could assist in the searches on 31

   January

5 March 1992  Affidavit unsigned by BPD Det. Francis Armstrong re James Harding

10 March 1992. Detective Francis Armstrong and Brendan Craven

   interview with John Doering  of Rolling Wrench garage.

10 March 1992. Detective Brendan Craven and Francis Armstrong met

   James Keough at home. He is father of son with Paula Shay, sister of

   Thomas A. Shay, who used Keough's name as an alias.

1 April 1992  Report by Officers Thomas Pratt and Kevin Pumphret on

   return of TA Shay to Boston

2 April 1992 Suffolk County Jail booking sheet for Thomas A. Shay.  See

   also Suffolk County Jail documents at 30 December 1991, above.

5 April 1992 Letter from Mark Means about conversations with Thomas

   A. Shay in Suffolk County Jail

8 April 1992  BPD Detective Fogerty report of phone call from Thomas A

   Shay asking for Det Armstrong.  See also rekeyed Word copy of

   same report.

13 April 1992 Interview by Det. Brendan Craven with Thomas Thomson,

    friend of Alfred Trenkler

3 November 1992 Interview by Boston PD Sergeant Francis Armstrong

   and Detective Brendan Craven of Lawrence Plant at Plymouth

   County House of Correction.   (As some parts of that report are

   "highlighted" and thus partially blocked see WORD Document for rekeying

   of those blocked out sections.)

2. U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)

not found:  , ATF report of 1992 "consent" search of the 200 Falls

    Boulevard Quincy, home of Mrs. Nancy Shay.  Tom Shay was brought

    from jail to the witness the search.

undated (probably 10/30 or 31) October 1991 ATF undated report to the

   ATF National Lab in Rockville, MD, in late October regarding 45

   exhibits found at 39 Eastbourne, the explosion site.

30 October 1991 ATF Authorization for miltary records for John Doering

   Thomas Shay and Arthur Shay

30 October 1991 ATF collateral reply regarding request for military

   records for John J Doering and Arthur Shay and Thomas L Shay.

31 October 1991 ATF collateral reply information from Seattle,

   Washington Police Dept re Thomas A ShayIncluded were reports

   connecting Thomas A. Shay to theft of goods and cash worth about

   $16,000 from the home of a man who had befriended him in Los Angeles.

   See Report of the Los Angeles Police Dept.

31 October 1991  Handwritten ATF inventory and analysis of pieces of

   Roslindale Bomb

1 November 1991  Handwritten notes by Cynthia Wallace, ATF Forensic Chemist, about "Roslindale Bomb"

2 November 1991 ATF 3-page report serving to open the ATF

   investigation

2 November 1991  Transmittal report sending items to National ATF

   laboratory in Maryland

2 November 1991 Seattle ATF agents interview Seattle police about  

   Thomas A. Shay's activities in Seattle in 1990

4 November 1991  Five page report summarizing the status of the

   investigation

4 November 1991  Report to Chief of Explosives Division re: items for

   evaluation of Thomas A Shay

6 November 1991 ATF Lie detector test for Louis Giammarco  (failed,

   "...examinee was deceptive...").

7 November 1991  Jeff Kerr report of interview with Alfred Trenkler and

   search of car

7 November 1991 ATF interview with Abraxas Adams, Charles Hellyer

   and David Zimmerman whose names and numbers were in Thomas

   A. Shay's notebook  as was name of Alfred Trenkler.

7 November 1991 Agent Jeff Kerr synopsis of case so far: Trenkler and

   Giammarco identified  His report covers the first weeks

   of investigation. Already, the ATF stated that Alfred Trenkler had "engaged    in homosexual relations with one Alfred Trenkler.  Alfred's building of the   

   1986 "destructive device" was mentioned.  Alfred had been interviewed   

   and he offered to take a lie detector test, but Alfred subsequently

   canceled that appointment on the advice of his attorney.  The Report    

   discusses the lie detector test failure by Louis Giammarco on 6

   November.

9 November 1991. Agents Kerr, D'Ambrosio, Palaza and Wascom,  

   O'Malley, Thomas and Fogerty interviewed Thomas Creavin and

   Denise Kraft.

12 November 1991.  Boston Police Patrolmen's Association, together with 

   U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) announces $50,000

   Reward for the "arrest and conviction of the invididual or individuals

   responsible for the manufacture and placing of the bomb which took the

   life of Boston Police Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley.

12 November 1991 Four page report of checks with companies in New

   England which use explosives 

13 November 1991 Thomas D'Ambrosio and Dennis Leahy and Boston

   Det. Miller Thomas interview Mary Flanagan

13 November 1991 Interview with Richard Cook of Boston Fire Dept

   denied making an anonymous call about Roslindale Bomb

14 November 1991 ATF report of ingredients components of Roslindale

   Bomb. The report was sent nationwide to explosives experts in an effort

   to determine if the Bomb Maker had build similar devices elsewhere.

14 November 1991 Interview with Jack Sodillo who had body shop at

   Dedham Service Center and whose business had been subject to

   arson and vandalism because he was gay

14 November 1991 Request to St Louis ATF office for military records

   check for Jeffery Berry and Louis Giammarco

15 November 1991 ATF interview with Donna Shea on 5 November

   1991. 

   See 4 June 2006 handwritten comments on this report by Alfred

   Trenkler, and same as rekeyed MS-Word copy.

15 November 1991 Interview with Kerry Glasheen former employee of

   Austin Explosives

16 November 1991. ATF interview with Richard Kacznyski tow truck

   who also knows Louis Giammarco

18 November 1991 ATF Report of interview with Eastbourne St. 

   neighbors of Thomas L. Shay,  James and Eleanor McKernan.  The

   McKernans saw an unidentified auto in the neighborhood on the day of the

   explosion, 28 October 1991.  Before the explosion they saw Thomas L.

   Shay emerge from his car with two objects in his hands and one of them

   looked like a tool box.

19 November 1991 Interview with Josephine Wallace at 7 Whitelawn

   Ave, Milton

19 November 1991 ATF interview with Debra Joyce who had seen a car

  in Roslindale around time of bombing

19 November 1991 ATF interview with Robert Thompson re: his potential

   knowledge of bombs or case.  He denied both completely.

20 November 1991  Interviews with Russ Bonanno and Richard Brown

   and seizure of miscellaneous items, including roll of electric tape and

   a Black & Decker Cordless Glue Gun from the ARCOMM office.

21 November 1991  ATF Phone interview by Dennis Leahy of Richard

   Brown re Thomas A Shay and the bomb diagram

25 November 1991  ATF three reports relating to NYNEX and Cablevision

   frequencies which might have set off Futaba switch

25 November 1991 Transmittal reports of a magnet sent to ATF

   laboratory in MD for comparative analysis

26 November 1991 Four reports of inquires about radio frequencies of

   nearby towers which could have set off bomb

26 November 1991 Interview with Richard Kacznyski tow truck person

   also knows Giammarco

__ November 1991 ATF Lab Transmittal of sample items purchased from

   a Radio Shack Store to the ATF Lab

__ November 1991 Forwarding report to the ATF lab with swabbings

   from skin of Officer Jeremiah Hurley

__ November 1991  ATF Report to National ATF lab re exhibits from   

   ARCOMM 7 Whitelawn and 133 Atlantic

__ November 1991 ATF Seattle agents interview local police about

   Thomas A. Shay's activities there in 1990

__ November 1991 ATF listing of personnel involved in investigation and

   summary of same

__ November 1991 ATF request to other law enforcement agencies for

   help

__ November 1991  Samples of Wood and Tape from Christian Science

   building for ATF Chemist, Cynthia Wallace

__ November 1991 ATF request to Los Angeles ATF to interview Alfred's

   father Freddie Trenkler

3 December 1991  ATF Thomas D'Ambrosio and Dennis Leahy

   interviewed John Cates at his place of work at Fleet Bank on

   Boylston Street, Boston

4 December 1991 ATF interview with Nancy Shay mother of Thomas A

   Shay

4 December 1991 Dennis Leahy interview with Richard Brown

5 December 1991  ATF interview with Nurdan Cagdas by Thomas

   D'Ambrosio and Dennis Leahy

5 December 1991  ATF report re wooden fragments retrieved from

   Thomas L. Shay's garage.   See also, photos of garage: 

   One,

   Two (with paint mixing stick),

   Three (in vehicle cab),

   Four,

   Five (spray paint silhouette),

   Six, and

   Seven.

5 December 1991  Transmittal of wood fragments and electrical tape from roof of Christian Science building to ATF National Lab

5 December 1991 ATF interview with Steve Winslow who dispatched 

  Richard Kaczynski who towed Shay's car away from the bombing

  scene

6 December 1991   ATF interview with William Cody of Dexter Corp

   Magnet Div who identifies the "button" magnets with bevels as 

   coming from Edmund Scientific in New Jersey, which is a mail-order

   catalog seller of scientific/electronic/optics parts and devices. They are

   manufactured by Eclipse Magnets in England.

13 December 1991  ATF to forward wood sample to Cynthia Wallace for

   analysis

undated 1991-1992 Thomas A Shay letter to Russ Bonnano re: black

   electric  tape and bring to Atty William McPhee

 

1992

8 January 1992  ATF transmittal of photos and newspaper clippings to

   Chief of Explosives Division

16 January 1992  ATF report summarizing decision to move

   investigation from State & Local to Federal Govt jurisdiction

17 January 1992  ATF report of 6 November 1991 visit to Alfred Trenkler

   at 133 Atlantic Avenue and consented search.  In this report, the

   agents noted, "Also observed was a book on 'Dirty Tricks' containing

   information on how to get even with people."  [According to Alfred

   Trenkler, in a July 2006 letter, this book originally belonged to the owner

   of John Cates' apartment, Mike Green.  He had left it in a utility closet in

  the apartment.  He told the ATF agents that it had been given to him as

  as a gift some years previously.] See other Alfred Trenkler comments on

   this report and search: written contemporaneously (9 pages)

   and written on 31 July 2006(2 pages)

22 January 1992 ATF interview with Russell Bonanno who friend of

   Thomas A. Shay

23 January 1992 ATF Request to customs service to bar the departure

   of various people including Alfred Trenkler.

27 January 1992  ATF transmittal for letter to Russ Bonanno from

   Thomas A. Shay after 22 January interview with Bonanno

28 January 1992  ATF Interview with David H, an acquaintance with

   Tom Shay and Russ Bonanno

28 January 1992 ATF transmittal for 18 January 1992 Thomas A. Shay

   letter to David H.

28 January 1992  Application for Search Warrant for Alfred Trenkler's

   apt at 133 Atlantic St. Quincy and Affidavit by ATF Agent Thomas

   D'Ambrosio   See nearly identical applications for ARCOMM office in

   Weymouth  and garage at parents' home at 7 Whitelawn Avenue,

   Milton  Also see Motions to Impound or seal the information about the

   searches until released by the court. "133 Atlantic Avenue",

   "ARCOMM Office", and "7 Whitelawn Avenue, Milton"  Also, actual Search Warrant for search of Quincy Apt.  Also  inventory of items seized at Milton home of parents and inventory of items seized at ARCOMM. and inventory of items seized at Quincy Apartment of John Cates and Alfred Trenkler.

29 January 1992 ATF Personal History TECS input for Thomas A Shay

31 January 1992 Report of surveillance of Alfred Trenkler by Spec Agent

   Henry Moniz and Boston Detective R. Ahern

31 January 1992 ATF interview by Dennis Leahy with Alfred Trenkler

   during the search at his parents in Milton, Mass  [Defendant's Exhibit

    92 ID] (See Alfred Trenkler's 19 May 2006 detailed handwritten

   response to this interview. See also rekeyed version in MS-Word.)

31 January 1992 ATF search of 7 Whitelawn and seizure of some items

   and send to evidence storage.  See ATF Consent form to Search,

   signed by Josephine Wallace and Alfred Trenkler  See Search Warrant

   and inventory of items seized at 7 Whitelawn Ave. Items seized

   included "Gray wooded box with black circles", "spray can, black", "red wire

  on spoil", "various containers of glue", "Various red & brown wires", "1 qt

  rust-oleum paint", "One gallon, paint, black", "Grey poupon jar with wick",

  "French wine bottle, cut, green glass", "Small can of match heads", "Roll,

  black tape, "AA battery, wires, etc.", "Tube of liquid nails", "Vacuum

   cleaner bag". [Note: None of the seized items were ever found to be

   connected to the Roslindale Bomb in any way.]  See also ATF inventory

   of items taken from 7 Whitelawn Ave

31 January 1992 ATF report of search of John Cates' Apt on Atlantic Ave

   in Quincy and presence of Alfred Trenkler in morning. See Search

   Warrant and inventory of items seized at John Cates apt at 133

   Atlantic on 31 January.  Items seized included 1 "black miniature speaker",

   1 "bottle of LePage's rubber cement", 1 "stick Crazy Glue", 11 "ink pens", 2

   "Radio Shack nine volt batteries, 3 Duracell AA batteries"... [Note: None of

   the seized items were ever found to be connected to the Roslindale Bomb

   in any way.]

31 January 1992 ATF search of ARCOMM office in Weymouth  See

   Search Warrant and inventory of items seized at ARCOMM office on

   31 January. Items seized included 1 "roll of silver duct tape", one "Bowman

   electrical catalog", "vacuum cleaner bag from Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner", 2

   Radio Shack receipts dated 10/21/91 and 10/24/91 and one "BJ's wholesale

   receipt dated 10/22/91, and various pieces of wire. [Note: None of the

   seized items were ever found to be connected to the Roslindale Bomb in

   any way.] See also ATF inventory of items taken from ARCOMM office

31 January 1992 ATF Interview with David Wallace, half-brother to

   Alfred Trenkler, about wooden box found in garage at parents' home

   at 7 Whitelawn Ave Milton   [He used it for target practice.]

31 January 1992 ATF interview with Donna Shea on 31 January and

   also Alfred Trenkler on 4 February.  See Handwritten comments on

   4 June 2006 by Alfred Trenkler and in rekeyed MS-Word format. 

31 January 1992 ATF interview with Nancy Shay mother of Thomas

   A Shay at her home in Quincy

3 February 1992 ATF interview with Scott Douglas Critcher who was

   friend of Thomas A Shay

3 February 1992 ATF interview with Stephen Murray re Halloween party

   at Critcher's house in Quincy

3 February 1992 ATF Phone Interview by Agent Dennis Leahy with

   Alfred Trenkler at 4:00 p.m., about Trenkler's need for the documents

  seized by the ATF on 31 January.

4 February 1992 ATF interview by Edmond Cronin and Sandra LaCourse

   with Sharpless Jones president of ATEL

4 February 1992  ATF interview with Alfred Trenkler at ATF office where

   he went at 10:50 a.m. to retrieve documents in his briefcase which was

   seized during the search of John Cates' apartment.

6 February 1992 Alfred Trenkler attorney, Scott Lopez, writes letter to Paul

   Kelly to demand the return of documents seized from Alfred Trenkler

   during searches (see above) and necessary to his business, which is

   suffering by the absence of the documents. See Affidavit by Alfred

   Trenkler in Support of Motion to Return Property.  [The Motion is not

   available.]

10 February 1992 ATF progress report Cates and Richard Brown to

   Grand Jury and monitoring of Alfred

10 February 1992  Agents D'Ambrosio and Jeff Kerr interview Christoper

   W Punis who lived and worked with Alfred Trenkler

10 February 1992   Transmital of tape of phone conversation between

    Russ Bonanno and Thomas A Shay

13 February 1992  ATF surveillance of Thomas L Shay

17 February 1992  ATF Surveillance of Thomas L Shay

19 February 1992  ATF interview with Todd Leach, who claimed

   involvement with the 1986 device

19 February 1992 ATF interview with Nancy Shay mother of Thomas A

    Shay

19 February 1992 Interview with Louis and Roslyn Rotman who had the

    Shay Buick as a Loaner just prior to the Roslindale Bomb Explosion

19 February 1992 ATF Report of 15 February 1992 interview with

   Evelyn and Robert Pirrello.  Evelyn Pirrello is the sister of

   Eleanor McKernan, who lived at 36 Eastbourne Street. Evelyn and her son,

   Robert, saw Thomas L. Shay with a toolbox-looking object in his hands as

   he left his car.

20 February 1992. Agent Sandra LaCourse interview with Thomas

   McKernan and his fiance, Rebecca Wright

20 February 1992 ATF interview with Robb (Steve) Distasio who worked

   with Alfred Trenkler.

21 February 1992 ATF report of surveillance at home of Thomas L Shay

   17 February 1992

21 February 1992 ATF interview with John Coyle who lived in home with

   Alfred W Trenkler in 1978-79

24 February 1992 ATF interview with Dwayne Armbrister former Radio

   Shack employee on Mass Ave.

24 February 1992 ATF interview with George Nightingale sales person at

   Radio Shack

24 February 1992 ATF Interview with Jim Guy, employee at Radio Shack

24 February 1992 ATF report of 21 February interview with Randall

   Stoller friend of Thomas A Shay

25 February 1992 ATF interview with Amy Lenar half sister to Thomas A

   Shay

25 February 1992 ATF interview with Jeanie Maguire, half sister to     

   Thomas A Shay

25 February 1992  ATF interview with Richard Brown with IDs of people

   in ARCOMM Christian Science work photo with helicopter.    See

   actual photo

26 February 1992 ATF report of 25 Feb. interview with Ed Carrion re

   Shay and Alfred Trenkler

28 February 1992 ATF purchase of same items on 18 October 1991

   Radio Shack receipt

28 February 1992  ATF interview with Joe Pelfrey at Christian Science re

   security logs

28 February 1992  ATF lab transmittal of 2nd page of letter from

   Thomas A Shay to his mother, in order to try to reproduce page 1

2 March 1992 ATF interview with Edward Carrion during which Carrion

   drove with the agents to Milton and Whitelawn Avenue.

4 March 1992 ATF interview of Allan Kingsbury from Radio Shack

10 March 1992  ATF interview with Dwayne Armbrister and showed him

   a photo array including Rich Brown and about SAHY receipt

12 March 1992 ATF interview with Robert Richardson who knew Thomas

   A. Shay and met Alfred Trenkler

18 March 1992  ATF interview with Christopher Whitten of Maine re: Thomas A Shay.

23 March 1992 ATF Request to Los Angeles police for help in

   apprehending Thomas A Shay

23 March 1992 ATF Request to Seattle police for help in apprehending

   Thomas A Shay.  

24 March 1992  Interview by ATF Agent Dennis Leahy and Boston Police

   Detective Craven of Thomas A. Shay in Police station in San

   Francisco  See also Supplemental 16 April 1992 report of

   continuation of 24 March 1992 Interview by ATF Agent Dennis Leahy

   and Boston Police Dept Brendan Craven of Thomas A Shay in San

   FranciscoSee Alfred Trenkler's contemporaneous comments

   contradicting some of Thomas A. Shay's statements in this ATF

   interview.

25 March 1992 ATF Report of conversation between Asst. U.S. Attorney

   Paul Kelly, ATF Special Agent Thomas E. D'Ambrosio and Thomas L.

   Shay which Shay requested, in order to clarify statements he made

   the previous day to the Grand Jury,  and of another conversation with

   Thomas L. Shay.

26 March 1992 ATF interview with Fred Burke friend of Thomas A Shay

   in San Francisco

26 March 1992  ATF report re microcassette with recording of a KEY

   SUSPECT transmittal of cassette

28 March 1992  ATF report of San Francisco hotel phone records for Thomas A Shay calls back to Mass

29 March 1992  ATF supplement to 25 February 1992 interview with

   Jeanie Maguire re Roslindale Bomb

30 March 1992  ATF report of interviews at "U Do It Electronics" store in

   Needham on 20 and 31 March.  Three employees there recognized a

   photo of Alfred Trenkler.  He had been one of that store's more frequent

   customers since he was a teenager.

2 April 1992 ATF interview with Gary Starkey who was acquainted with

   Thomas A Shay

2 April 1992 ATF interview with Greg Calver who was acquainted with

   Thomas A. Shay

2 April 1992 920402 ATF report of Bail hearing for Thomas A. Shay

   before Judge Tim Gailey    Bail was set at $100,000 and his mother

   indicated she would try to raise it.

3 April 1992 ATF interview with Shawn Rivers and Jacqueline Dunlap  

   who were acquainted with Thomas A Shay

3 April 1992  Interview with Stephen Murray at Quincy

7 April 1992  ATF report of arrest of Thomas A Shay in San Francisco

9 April 1992 ATF non formatted report by Special Agent Jesse Chester

   in Seattle on interview with Robert Freeman

14 April 1992 ATF's Dennis Leahy and LaCourse interview Peter

   Bozyczko who did excavation work for Alfred Trenkler at antenna

   construction sites

15 April 1992  Interview with Peter Cataldo who did climbing work on

   Alfred Trenkler's antenna work sites

16 April 1992  ATF Transmittal of two letters from Thomas A Shay to aunts Joyce and Diane Shay

17 April 1992 ATF interview, "Collateral Information", with Robert

   Freeman in Seattle who was with Thomas A Shay during summer of

   1991 in Seattle area

17 April 1992 ATF Report of Thomas A Shays hearing in Boston

   Municpal court on falsifying a bomb threat and Alfred W. Trenkler

   Arrested

28 April 1992   ATF interview with Randall Stoller, friend of Thomas A.

   Shay

29 April 1992  ATF Report of 7 April Interview of Freddie Trenkler, father

   of Alfred Trenkler, in Canoga Park, CA

__ April 1992 ATF receipt of 15 pages of reports from Seattle Police

   Dept about Thomas A Shay and theft during September 1990

5 May 1992  ATF two reports of area checking hobby stores for Futaba

   remote controls

14 May 1992  ATF report of visit to "Want Advertiser" and to UPS to

   check on deliveries to case suspects

19 May 1992 Interview with Rick Zach, owner of a Hopkinton radio

   tower on which Alfred Trenkler worked in 1987

28 May 1992  ATF Thomas D'Ambrosio and Jeff Kerr interviewed Leslie

   Arsenault who knew Thomas A Shay's sister and also visited Thomas

   A Shay in jail

29 May 1992 ATF report of phone numbers called by Thomas Shay while

   in San Francisco hotel

4 June 1992 ATF and Asst. US Attorney interview Thomas A Shay

   without counsel.  See 24 June 1992 ATF report of meeting.

9 June 1992 ATF Laboratory report on Roslindale Bomb and associated 13 submissions of evidence

10 June 1992  ATF report of 18 May 1992 report to Quincy Police by

   Alfred Trenkler of vandalizing of his car.

11 June 1992 ATF and Asst. US Attorney subsequent interview with 

   Thomas A Shay without counsel  See 24 June 1992 ATF report of this

   meeting

11 June 1992 ATF waiver form for Thomas A Shay right to remain silent

   and right to advice of counsel

15 June 1992  ATF request to use hypnosis for Thomas A Shay

16 June 1992 ATF report of several phone numbers in San Francisco

   apparently during search for Thomas A Shay

16 July 1992  Interview with James Smith who knew Alfred Trenkler a

   few years previous

11 August 1992 ATF Report of 29 July 1992 Hypnosis session by Dr.

   Malcolm Rogers in Boston ATF office

17 September 1992  Interview with Thomas L Shay at his home re

   Thomas A Shay statements

18 September 1992 ATF Affidavit by Thomas D'Ambrosio ATF re: Thomas

   A Shay and Bomb Threat

30 September 1992 ATF update of Thomas A. Shay's state court

   proceedings and statements to US Marshal

7 October 1992 ATF interview with Nancy Shay, mother of Thomas A  

   Shay  She reported that prior to 28 October 1991 she had returned

   home late at night and had found Thomas A. Shay sleeping on the floor

   and an unknown man on her couch.  She later identified him from a

   newspaper photograph and said that Thomas A. Shay later also said that it

   was Alfred Trenkler.  Subsequently, in an interview, she stated that she

   was certain that the person was not Alfred Trenkler and that the incident

   occurred in the Winter of 1990-1991.

9 October 1992  ATF Report of interviews with staff of Glad Day

   Bookstore at 673 Boylston St. Boston.  None could identify a photo of

   Alfred Trenkler, which helps to confirm his 6 June 2006 statement that

   he has "never been there."

15 October 1992   ATF report of 10 October interview with Nancy Shay

   sister of Thomas A Shay  See also, 15 October report of 13 October

   followup telephone interview.

8 December 1992 Report by Jeff Kerr that the electronic surveillance

   using CI 97 (James Harding) be discontinued

8 December 1992 ATF interview with John Hernandez a friend of John

   Cates and barely knew of Alfred Trenkler

10 December 1992  ATF supplemental report of the 21 November 1991 interview with Richard Brown, one year later

22 December 1992 Report by Jeff Kerr that the electronic surveillance

   using CI 97 (James Harding) be discontinued, superseding the 8

   December 1992 report above (See also, memo to file by Asst. U.S.

   Attorney Frank Libby about difficulties with "wiring" James Harding and

   also subsequent 2 September 1993 letter from Asst. U.S. Attorney

   Paul Kelly to Trenkler attorney Terry Segal advising that he would not

   be using any evidence which arose from such use of James Harding as a

   source.)

1993

5 January 1993 AUSA Paul Kelly memo to file following 15 December

   1992 meeting with Thomas A. Shay and his attorney  At this meeting

   Shay allegedly told Kelly that he and Alfred Trenkler "did it for the money"

   and that Alfred Trenkler built the bomb.

14 January 1993 ATF Lab report on analysis of wires and nails

15 January 1993  AFT Statement of Explosives Technology Branch on  

   the materials in the Roslindale Bomb

26 January 1993. D'Ambrosio and Kerr interview of Judy Fredette,

   ARCOMM secretary  Their report stated that Judy stated that ARCOMM

   did not use time cards, but that was a mistake.  See five samples of

   her time cards. Also samples of Nurdan Cagdus' time cards

28 January 1993 ATF Interview with Kevin Norris, formerly a fellow

   inmate of Thomas A Shay at Suffolk County regarding telephoned   

   bomb threats allegedly made by Thomas A. Shay.

16 February 1993 ATF interview with William Miller by Thomas E  

   D'Ambrosio.  See also Alfred Trenkler's notes about William Miller.

  Miller worked for Alfred Trenkler at ARCOMM for a few days.

4 March 1993 ATF Interview with James Gannett and Daniel Fitzgerald,

   formerly fellow inmates of Thomas A Shay at Suffolk County 

   regarding telephoned bomb threats allegedly made by Thomas A. Shay.

19 March 1993 ATF laboratory report on handwriting samples from

   Thomas A Shay and Alfred Trenkler

5 April 1993 ATF Interview with Michael Coady. (See Alfred Trenkler's

   explanation of his brief relationship with Michael Coady.)

7 April 1993 ATF Report of interview with Paul Nutting re seeing Alfred

   Trenkler and Thomas A. Shay together in the Blue Hills area.  Alfred

   Trenkler states in his 6 June 2006 statement that he had "never been

   [in the Blue Hills area] with Shay Jr."  See also his  handwritten notes

   apparently written when first learned of potential testimony by a Paul

   Nutting.

7 April 1993. Agents Leahy and Palaza interview Bob Lee who did not

   know Thomas A. Shay nor Alfred Trenkler

14 April 1993. ATF property transmittal paint stirrer taken as evidence

   from garage of Thomas L Shay

14 April 1993. Dennis Leahy in telephone interview with Richard Brown

   re investigator for Alfred Trenkler, James Karolides

23 June 1993  Letter from Austin Powder Co to ATF re detonators

 

1996

ATF report into Donna Shea allegations about alternate juror Ramona Walsh and relationship to Alfred Trenkler  28 October 1996

 

3.  ATF memos and affidavits and Court orders

     regarding wiretaps of Alfred Trenkler's pager.

28 January 1992 ATF Application for interception of electronic

   communications by ATF

30 January 1992 ATF affidavit by Agent Jeff Kerr in support of

   Application to Wiretap Pager of Alfred Trenkler

30 January 1992 Judge Edward Harrington approves Request for

   Wiretap for Alfred Trenkler pager.  (2 pages)

30 January 1992 Judge Edward Harrington approves Request for

   Wiretap (5 pages)

10 February 1992  Paul Kelly's first report to Judge Harrington on

   results so far of wiretap ("clone") on Alfred Trenkler's pager

20 February 1992 Paul Kelly 2d Report to Judge Harrington on results of

   wiretap ("clone") of Alfred Trenkler's pager

25 February 1992 ATF plan to obtain electronic surveillance of Alfred

   Trenkler

2 March 1992  Paul Kelly 3rd Report to Judge Harrington on results of

   wiretap ("clone") of Alfred Trenkler's pager

12 March 1992  ATF Agent Jeff Kerr gives Second affidavit (41 pages) in

   application for authorization to continue to wiretap the phone and

   pagers of Alfred Trenkler, laying out the case against him  (See   

   application and orders above at 28 and 30 January 1992, and See Paul

   Kelly's 10 February 1992 report to Judge Harrington with observation

   that the results to date were not as "hoped".

12 March 1992 Additional application for interception of electronic and

   wire communications

12 March 1992  Judge Harrington Order authorizing interception of

   electronic and wire communications

12 March 1992  Judge Harrington Order to Service Providers

12 March 1992  Memo from Paul Kelly and Frank Libby to ATF agents

   participating in electronic interception of Alfred Trenkler's pager

23 March 1992  Paul Kelly letter to Judge Harrington first periodic

   report on wiretap authorized on 12 March

1 April 1992  Paul Kelly letter to Judge Harrington second periodic

   report on wiretap authorized on 12 March

13 April 1992  Paul Kelly letter to Judge Harrington third and final

   periodic report on wiretap authorized by 12 March order.

__ March 1992 Letter from Robert Mueller to Enforcement Operations re

   wiretap

__ March 1992  Letter from Robert Mueller to Wayne Budd approving

   wiretap of Trenkler's pager

 

4. Documents relating to Thomas L. Shay, father of Thomas A. Shay.

5 March 1987 Boston Municipal Court dismissal of Thomas L Shay claim

   for compensation from State for victims of Violent Crime, and related

   documents.   Case was dismissed because Thomas Shay did not respond

   to the Interrogatories from the Office of the Attorney General about the

   claim. Shay originally filed a claim on 16 July 1984 for $4,949.24 because

   of an alleged assault by a "black man" at Symphony Station on the Green

   Line. 

23 October 1989 Boston Police Incident Report re dumping of   

   automobile parts at Thomas L Shay home and Gerry Eisenberg

19 March 1991  Thomas L Shay Boston Business Certificate for

   autobody business  See also, Various business notices for Thomas L

   Shay

9 April 1991  Insurance investigation of Thomas L Shay activities and

   operations

10 April, 15 May and 30 November 1991 Aetna surveillance and

   investigative reports on activities of Thomas L. Shay

9 May 1991 Insurance investigation of Thomas L Shay operations

13 May 1991 Insurance investigation of Thomas L Shay operations

13 Septemer 1991 Thomas A. Shay gives 157 page deposition in his father's civil lawsuit vs. Jeffrey S. Berry and Ber-Giam, Inc. See also 16-page summary of deposition prepared by an unknown person,.

 

5. Documents relating to Thomas A. Shay, son of

   Thomas L. Shay.  (for a description of the exceptionally brief

    acquaintance between Thomas A. Shay and Alfred Trenkler, see the

    subsection, "Thomas A. Shay," in the "Who IS Alfred Trenkler?" section.)

 

24 December 1991 Thomas A Shay competency evaluation from

   Bridgewater State Hospital

 

6. Documents found with 2009 Freedom of

       Information Request to Boston Police Dept.

16 January 1992  Proposed Investigative Plan by ATF re Roslindale Bombing

 9 March 1992 Updated ATF Investigation Plan for Roslindale Bomb case

25 May 1992  Additional Boston Police Dept. Fingerprint report from Thomas

      L. Shay's car

 8 June 1992 Transcript of Interview with Dennis Owen

undated   Handwritten Notes by Unknown officer re: Dennis Owen, Derrick

     Massey