Transit Police Detectives acting on a tip received via our Anonymous Tip Text Line (873873) did arrest John Wintersteiner, 30 of Newton, MA. for Open and Gross early this morning at his residence. Wintersteiner will appear in Brookline District Court sometime today.
This arrest is an example of how the Transit Police Department works collaboratively with our MBTA community to hold those individuals, who conduct such criminal acts, responsible and how together we maintain a safe transportation system for all to enjoy. Superintendent-in-Chief Joseph O'Connor encourages "all passengers to report criminal or suspicious behavior by utilizing phone, texting (873873) or our SeeSay app". In the event of an emergency please call 617-222-1212 or 911.
Transit Police Detectives are seeking the identity of the male subject depicted within:
On Monday, December 3, 2012, at approximately 7:10pm, a 25 year old female was the victim of Open & Gross while on the Beaconsfield Green Line MBTA Station in Brookline. The victim was standing on the inbound platform when she observed the suspect masturbating inside the hut on the outbound platform.
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If you know the identity or the whereabouts of the subject depicted within please contact the Crminal Investigations unit at 617-222-1050. If you would like to assist investigators anonymously on this case or any other matter involving the MBTA you can do so by simply texting your message to 873873 or by downloading our MBTA SeeSay app which has an anonymous feature.