Note to Readers:

The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at crimereports.com

Monday, April 23, 2018

April 12th through April 22nd


April 12th, 2018

On April 12, an officer was dispatched to Walnut St. for a report of a larceny. The victim reported that she had left a belonging in the unlocked vestibule of her residence and when she went to retrieve it, it was gone. The incident is under investigation.

April 13th, 2018

Early in the morning on April 13, an officer observed a vehicle traveling on Harvard St. with no inspection sticker. The officer ran a query of the vehicle and found that the registered owner had an active warrant in his name. The officer conducted a traffic stop, confirmed the identity of the driver, and placed him under arrest.

On April 13, an officer responded to Norfolk Road for a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had parked her vehicle in her driveway unlocked overnight, and when she returned, the car had been rifled through and money was taken.

An officer responded to Alwyngton Road for a report of a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had parked her vehicle in her driveway unlocked overnight, and when she returned, her vehicle was rifled through. Nothing was reported missing.

An officer responded to Boylston St. to take a larceny report. The victim stated that a package had been delivered to the vestibule of his residence the night before but when he went to retrieve it in the morning, the package had been ripped open and the contents removed. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to Crafts Rd. for a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that he had parked his vehicle unlocked in his driveway overnight and found that it was rummaged through the next morning.

April 15, 2018

On April 15, an officer was dispatched to Boylston St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that over the weekend 4 copper down spouts had been stolen. The incident is being investigated.

April 16, 2018

On April 16, an officer was dispatched to Norfolk Rd. for a report of a past breaking and entering. The reporting party stated that when he arrived this morning, numerous electrical cables had been stolen. The incident is under investigation.

On April 16, a man came into the police station to report a past breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he had parked his vehicle on Washington St. for a couple of hours on 4/13 and later discovered that multiple items were missing. The incident is being investigated.

April 17, 2018

In the evening of April 17, officers were dispatched to the area of Boylston St. for a report of a man stealing something from a building with the caller following him on foot. Officers spoke to the reporting parties who stated that while cleaning the building they had located a man in one of the bathrooms who quickly exited. Soon after, there was a commotion on the main level where the suspect was observed trying to steal a cash register. Reporting parties approached the suspect who then ripped the cash register from the counter and fled.  Officers were given a description of the suspect and located him near the Chestnut Hill MBTA. The man was arrested for Larceny in a Building, Malicious Damage, and Receiving Stolen Property.

April 18, 2018

In the afternoon of April 18, officers were dispatched to Harvard St. for a report of shoplifting that had just occurred. The reporting party stated that she had observed a female party enter the store and place multiple items into her purse. When the reporting party tried to confront the suspect, the suspect fled the store and yelled for a male party waiting for her to run. The incident is being investigated.

April 19, 2018

On April 19, an officer was dispatched to Winchester St. for a possible fraud report. The reporting party stated that she had received a phone call from a male party claiming to be from the IRS. The male party told her that she owed money and that there was a warrant in her name. The male party stated that she would need to pay him in order to fix the issue. BPD was able to confirm that this was a scam.

An officer was dispatched to Boylston St. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that multiple sections of copper rain downspouts had been removed from the building. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard St. for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party stated that a man had come in and placed and order, which he paid for with a $50 bill. After receiving change and making small talk, the male party stated that he had received the incorrect amount of change and the employee remedied this. After the male party left, the employee believed the incident to be a scam and went to warn other businesses in the area. Two other businesses in the area, one on Boylston St. and the other on Beacon St., reported similar incidents.

In the evening of April 19, an officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard St. for a report of past shoplifting. The reporting party stated that the day before a male party had entered the store and appeared to act as a “lookout.” The reporting party stated that shortly after, another male entered the store and began to take items and place them into a reusable shopping bag. The second man then left the store with the stolen merchandise and the first man followed. The incident is under investigation.

April 21, 2018

On April 21, a man came into the police station to report stolen packages. The reporting party stated that two packages had been confirmed as delivered to his residence on Independence Dr. on April 14, yet the man never received them. The incident is under investigation.

April 22, 2018

On April 22, an officer was dispatched to West Roxbury Parkway for a larceny report. On arrival, the reporting party stated that two golf clubs had been stolen while a customer was inside the Pro Shop. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to Babcock St. for a past bicycle theft. The reporting party stated that he had left his bicycle locked to a rack at Brookline High School on Thursday and when he returned on Sunday, the bike was gone. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to Linden St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that she had been out of town from 4/18 to 4/22 and when she arrived home, the package she had been expecting had been ripped open and the contents removed. The incident is under investigation.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Team work leads to Nice arrest


Yesterday afternoon, a former Brookline Police officer now a Mass State Police officer was running at the Brookline reservoir. He made observations of two people acting suspicious. He called a Brookline officer who took up watch of the two individuals. One of the suspects picked up a rock and smashed the front passenger side window of a Gray Hyundai Santa Fe parked on Dudley Way. The suspect took two black bags from inside the vehicle through the broken window. Both suspects were stopped and based upon the investigation both were charged with- Breaking and Entering in the Day Time With Intent to Commit a Felony (2 counts each) A second vehicle was found with evidence of being broken into as well. One suspect is a person of interest in a recent stabbing in Portland Maine on April 5th. Follow up being conducted. Great work by all involved and special thanks to our former colleague, now trooper.

Friday, April 6, 2018

4/4 - 4/5/18

Wednesday, April 4th


A victim of fraud came into the Station Wednesday stating that her credit card was used without her permission in the Midwest. Her bank notified her of the charge that morning and was advised by Police to cancel her credit card and report this incident to the appropriate credit agencies. Although outside of jurisdiction, this is an active case.

On Wednesday, an officer was dispatched to Oakland Rd for a report of identity theft. The victim stated that someone had opened a bank and credit card account under her name. Police are investigating.


Thursday, April 5th


On Thursday morning, a woman came into the Station to report fraudulent charges made from her bank accounts. While reviewing bank statements, she noticed 2 charges made, neither being authorized or known to her. A report was filed and the victim's banks will investigate the fraudulent activity. Brookline PD are also investigating.


Resources:


The Federal Trade Commission offers many helpful tips and tricks to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft. Additionally, they provide resources, including the warning signs and necessary steps one needs to take when reporting/recovering from identity theft.

Their Consumer Information site details credit card fraud, how it happens and the ways to protect oneself from becoming a victim.

*For additional information on these topics, please follow the links above.



Sources:
Federal Trade Commission (consumer information)
Federal Trade Commission (identity theft)



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Marathon Monday 2018 Info

Marathon Monday 2018 Information (April 16th)


Please be advised of the following information regarding the 2018 Boston Marathon:

Beacon Street will be closed around 8:30 AM until 6:30PM. Traffic will not be allowed to cross, as the entire length of Beacon Street will be barricaded. 

Pedestrians will have three dedicated crossing areas: Beacon Street at Tappan, Beacon Street at Webster and Beacon Street at Hawes. 

These locations will be staffed by race officials and will only be functioning when safe to do so. Please expect the aforementioned crossing areas to be closed during heavy runner traffic (12:30PM -3:30PM). 

Bikes will not be allowed near the route and will start being removed on Friday, continuing up until race time on Monday.

Some areas on Beacon Street will initiate a parking ban beginning at 2PM on Sunday (4/15).

Please pay attention to signs placed on the streets mentioned above detailing parking bans on and around the Marathon route.

*More detailed information will follow as we get closer to Patriots' Day. Please plan accordingly.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

3/31 through 4/2/2018

3/31

On March 31st, an officer was dispatched to Park St for a report of a past larceny. The victim stated that he received an email confirming the delivery of 2 packages, while he was away from his residence on Friday (3/30). A neighbor told the victim that there were boxes within the residential parking lot strewn about, containing the victim's name. Arriving back home a short while after getting word from his neighbor, the victim reported the incident to the police. A follow-up has been requested as police are investigating.

An officer was dispatched to the front desk for a fraud report on Saturday afternoon. The victim told the officer that he noticed an error within his bank account, as a check had been deposited that was not on his behalf. After contacting his bank, he received a call from someone claiming to be a financial adviser, stating that he was eligible for a possible cash advance if he gave them some personal information. At that point, the victim immediately ended the call and tried contacting the financial institution in question, hoping to finding the man who claimed he was eligible for a cash advance. He was informed that no one by that name worked for that institution. This is an on-going investigation.

4/1

An officer was dispatched to Colbourne Crescent on Sunday afternoon for a larceny report. The victim told the officer that numerous items of hers had been taken from her residence. A follow-up has been requested.

A past larceny report was taken on Aspinwall Ave on Sunday afternoon. The victim reported leaving a bag on the front porch of his residence that morning. Upon returning shortly afterward, the bag was gone. Police are investigating.

4/2

Officers responded to Marion St on Monday morning to take a report for a past larceny. The victim stated that she had left a shopping cart within the hallway of her residence for a short span of time on Sunday morning. There was no sign of the victim's shopping cart among the others within the same hallway. Neighbors didn't notice any suspicious activity during the time frame, either. This is an active case.

Officers were dispatched to Washington St for a larceny report Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, the victim stated that she had left a bag of belongings on a bench while turning her back for a moment to take a phone call. After finishing up the call, she realized her belongings were gone. A quick investigation led Brookline PD to the suspect, who was placed under arrest for Larceny from a Person.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

3/28 & 3/29

March 28, 2018

On Wednesday evening, an officer was dispatched to Kent St for a report of a package theft. The victim stated that she was expecting three packages to be delivered that day, but they never arrived at her residence. Package tracking ID numbers provided confirmation that the delivery had been made earlier that afternoon. A follow-up has been requested.

An officer was dispatched to Kent St a second time Wednesday evening for another report of a package theft. The victim told police that he was expecting a package to be delivered to his residence that day, but it had not arrived. The package's tracking details were unavailable at the time. However, a shipment confirmation was received and indicated it's delivery to the victim's Kent St address. Police are investigating.


March 29, 2018

At 1:40 AM, this morning an officer on a traffic assignment on rt. 9 , attempted to slow a vehicle down in the work zone. The vehicle instead sped up and failed to stop for the officer. The officer and another officer who was in the area went looking for the car. It was last seen on Rt 9 in Newton. When the officer was returning back to his assignment he found the vehicle had crashed into a pole in the area of 489 Boylston street on the access road. EMS and State Police arrived and took control of the scene. The driver faces several motor vehicle charges from Brookline .The driver and the passenger both went to hospitals with minor injuries.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tuesday, March 27th

3/27

An officer was dispatched to St. Paul St on Tuesday evening for a reported larceny. Upon arrival, the victim stated that she had arrived home that day to find a package delivered to her residence, opened, with its contents removed. A follow-up has been requested as Brookline PD investigates this case.