Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"See something Say Something" results in Sex offender Arrest

Transit Police/Vincent Lucas
On September 24th, 2012 at approximately 6:50 am at Forest Hills station a concerned citizen, who followed the MBTA's request of  "If You See Something Say Something ",  informed a Transit Police officer who was on patrol, they witnessed a man taking pictures of  " kids on the train ". The concerned citizen then pointed out the male, later identified as Vincent Lucas, 49 of Lowell , MA. Transit Police approached Lucas and engaged him in conversation, Lucas offered an explanation he had just received a new phone and was "playing around with it ". A subsequent investigation discovered Lucas had failed to register as a sex offender. Lucas was placed under arrest and transported to Transit Police HQ to be processed.

This is yet another example of the importance of partnership between the Transit Police and our MBTA community. As always "If You See Something Say Something".