Thursday, January 30, 2014

Roxbury man arrested for failing to register as Sex Offender

James Jenkins
On January 29, 2014 at approximately 5 pm Transit Police officers working in Area 1 were performing Point of Entry Policing at the MBTA's Park Street Station. While there they observed a male, later identified as James Jenkins, 48 of Roxbury, offering to "Tap" patrons into the paid area for 1 dollar by utilizing his card. As a plainclothes TPD officer approached the fare gates Jenkins offered the plainclothes officer the same deal. Officers approached Jenkins and identified themselves as police officers and noticed Jenkins was in possession of a Student pass. Subsequent to an investigation officers discovered Jenkins had a warrant in existence for his arrest issued from Boston Municipal Court-Central Division for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender-2nd Offence. Jenkins was placed into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. The student pass was confiscated.

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