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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

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

February 16, 2021


2/10/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the victim stated that they received a letter from the office of unemployment from another state. Since the victim did not claim unemployment benefits and never worked in another state, they contacted police.

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2/11/2021 BREAK AND ENTER OF  MOTOR VEHICLE - Officers responded to a motor vehicle breaking and entering on Stetson St. where the victim stated that they discovered their vehicle with the driver door and glove compartment open. Detectives are currently in the process of obtaining surveillance footage.

2/11/2021 SHOPLIFT - Officers responded to a shoplifting report on Harvard St. The suspect was stopped later by officers. Items were recovered and the perpetrator was arrested.  

2/11/2021 BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a report for bike theft on Walnut St. where the reporting party stated that two bikes were missing from the storage area of the building. Detectives are currently investigating.  

2/11/2021 DISTURBANCE - Officers responded to a disturbance at a food establishment on Harvard St. where the patron refused to pay for their meal. The manager's attempt to resolve the issue was in vain. Officers arrived to deescalate the issue and the perpetrator will be summoned to court. 

2/11/2021 SHOPLIFT - Officers responded to a report of shoplifting on Harvard St. where the store manager stated that multiple parties entered the store and left with several items. Detectives are currently investigating surveillance footage. 

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Officers responded to two reports of unemployment fraud on Friday 2/12

Officers received 8 reports breaking and entering of Motor Vehicles from 2/12 - 2/15

2/12/2021 PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a report of package theft where the reporting party stated that upon returning from vacation, they discovered packages missing. 

2/12/2021 SHOPLIFT - Officers responded to a shoplifting on Beacon St. where the suspect left the store with multiple merchandise on a bike. Officers are currently checking if there is any surveillance footage near the area.

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2/13/2021 PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a package theft where the reporting party stated that they were notified that their packages were delivered but nothing came to their home. Upon contacting FedEx, they advised the victim to contact police.

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2/14/2021 DAMAGE TO A MOTOR VEHICLE - Officers responded to a report of malicious damage on Harvard St. where the reporting party stated that when they returned to their vehicle, scratches on their hood had appeared along with a note attached to the windshield wipers. 

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 2/15/2021 DAMAGE TO A MOTOR VEHICLE - Officers responded to a report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle on Beacon St. The reporting party stated that they returned to their vehicle with key marks on the drivers side as well as multiple stickers place on the vehicle.

February 26, 2021

 2/23/2021 BREAK AND ENTER - Officers responded to a past breaking and entering where the victim stated that their laptop was stolen from their apartment. There's a possibility that the apartment door was kept ajar that night but the reporting party was sure that it was locked. Nothing else was missing from the apartment and detectives are currently investigating the case. ___________________________________________________________________________________

2/24/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a party reporting identity theft where a loan was requested under their name. Their personal credentials had been compromised so they contacted police.

2/24/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a party reporting identity theft where the party's PayPal and credit cards were compromised and unauthorized purchases were made. The party contacted police due to the fraudulent activity.

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2/25/2021 BREAK AND ENTER - Officers responded to a breaking and entering to a party's garage. They discovered a door open and the deadbolt broken. However, nothing was taken from the garage. Detectives are currently following up on the case.

2/25/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraudulent unemployment claim where the reporting party received a letter saying that the requested unemployment benefits. 

March 2, 2021

2/26/2021 BREAK AND ENTER - Officers responded to a report of a break and enter of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that they returned to their vehicle in the morning with their things rummaged around and coins missing. 

2/26/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the victim reported unauthorized usage of their bank accounts. The victim reported to their bank to dispute the charges in hopes that they are still pending. They were also advised to notify a credit bureau and the Federal Trade Commission/

2/26/2021 BREAK AND ENTER - Officers responded to a break and enter of a motor vehicle where the reporting party returned to their vehicle with their belongings missing and the rear view mirror misaligned. Detectives are currently following-up on this case.

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2/27/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to report of fraud where the reporting party received a letter stating that they claimed unemployment benefits from another state. Since they did not file for unemployment, they contacted police.

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2/28/2021 BREAK AND ENTER - Officers responded to a break and enter of a motor vehicle on Beacon St. where the victim returned to their vehicle with the driver's seat pushed all the way back and their belongings rummaged through. Detectives are currently following up on this case. 

2/28/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of identity theft where the victim stated that there personal information had been used for a internet service account. The party contacted the service to close the fraudulent account. They contacted police and was advised to monitor their bank accounts. 

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3/1/2021 BICYCLE THEFT - Officers responded to a bike larceny where the reporting party left their bike in a garage on Beacon St. They returned and discovered their bike missing. They contacted the building's security in order to get surveillance.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

February 23, 2021

2/18/2021 FRAUD - Detectives responded to a fraud report where the victim received a call from someone that was impersonating a family member, claiming that they had been arrested and needed bail money. The victim complied to send money in order to help their family member. Detectives are currently investigating the case. 
 
2/18/2021 FRAUD - Officers received a report of fraud where the reporting party stated that they received a letter in the mail stating that they filed for unemployment benefits. Since the party did not file for unemployment, they contacted police. 

2/18/2021 BURGLARY - Officers responded to a report of a past burglary of a residence on Euston St., where the victim relayed that upon returning home they found their bedroom door off the hinges and some belongings were taken. The other bedrooms in the residence had their doors removed as well but no belongings missing. Police officers are currently investigating the case.

2/18/2021 THEFT - Officers responded to a past theft report where the victim stated that their stuff was taken from their locked gym locker. The perpetrator impersonated the victim in order to get a staff member to open the locker for them. Detectives are currently searching for surveillance. 

2/18/2021 PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a package theft report on Beacon St. where the victim reported that shortly after their package was delivered, they discovered the boxes opened and the contents were missing. Detectives are currently examining the opened package for evidence. 

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2/19/2021 GRAFFITI - Officers responded to a report for damage to a fence on Warren St., where the reporting party stated they observed graffiti on their fence. Officers are currently searching for surveillance footage around the area.
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2/20/2021 SHOPLIFTING - Detectives responded to a shoplifting report on Boylston St. where the manager stated that they recognized the suspect due to past shopliftings. This caused them to monitor the suspect. Once they saw that the suspect was concealing products, they confronted the suspect about stealing. This caused the suspect to become irritable and make threats. They then proceeded to leave the store and exit the scene via MBTA. Detectives have received surveillance and are investigating the case now.
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2/21/2021 SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to a shoplifting report on Harvard St. where the subject was observed putting product in a shopping bag. When officers arrived and confronted the subject, they became upset. The subject attempted to leave the store but officers continued to question them.  Officers were able to stop and identify the subject. They were able to resolve the issue and prevent a crime.

2/21/2021 ASSAULT - Officers responded to a dispute on Commonwealth Ave. that was caused by an objection to a vehicle being towed. The argument among the parties became physical. As officers arrived on scene, they separated and questioned the parties present. Upon further investigating of video and dashboard camera footage, officers made an arrest. 

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2/22/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of fraud on Boylston St. where a subject was attempting to make an exchange with counterfeit bills. The merchant was extra keen at this time since a previous incident with counterfeit bills had occurred the previous week. The merchant used a counterfeit detector pen to reveal that the bills were fake. This prompted the manager to contact police. Officers stopped a suspect walking away from the establishment and questioned them. An investigation and interview is in progress.

2/22/2021 SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to a shoplifting report on Harvard St. where the manager witnessed the party placing product in their sweatshirt and exit the store. With description of the suspect, officers identified and stopped the suspect near the store. Upon confirming with the manager the identity of the suspect, officers made an arrest.

2/22/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the reporting party stated that they received an unemployment claim under their name. Since they did not file for unemployment, the contacted police. 

2/22/2021 SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to a shoplifting report on Harvard St. where the suspect concealed an item and payed for another item. Upon confrontation from a store employee, the suspect stated that they put the concealed item back. The suspect left the store and officers canvassed the area.

2/22/2021 PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a package theft report on Beacon St. where the victim reported that packages were taken from their foyer. Officers are currently investigating with video footage provided.

2/22/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the reporting party stated that a subject that they had been talking on social media for over a year with, claimed that they needed money to buy a new phone. The reporting party bought eBay gift cards and gave the subject the codes in order for them to buy a new phone. The fraudulent activity continued and the victim reported to police once they suspected that they were getting scammed.

2/22/2021 SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to a shoplifting report on Beacon St. where the employee stated that they observed the subject taking bottles of liquor and leaving the store. Officers are currently investigating with a description of the suspect.

Friday, February 19, 2021

February 18, 2021

 2/17/2021 MOTOR VEHICLE B&E - Officers took a report for a motor vehicle break and enter on Fuller St. The victim returned to their vehicle with their items rummaged through. Detectives are currently searching for surveillance of the area.

2/17/2021 IDENTITY THEFT - Officers took a report of potential identity fraud where the reporting party stated that someone called them claiming to be from Amazon. The caller warned that the victim's account was compromised and that they needed to provide their personal information. Upon doing so, a transaction was attempted to be made on the victim's card. This prompted them to contact police to report fraud.

2/17/2021 SIMPLE ASSAULT - Officers took a report of simple assault where the victim reported that while waiting at a bus stop on Commonwealth Ave., a subject approached them and along with some remarks, spat on the victim's face. Detectives are currently searching for surveillance around the area. 

2/17/2021 ASSAULT AND BATTERY - Officers responded to a report for assault on Webster St. The victim reported that they approached the subject in a restricted area for employees. The interrogation lead the subject to shove the employee and then they proceeded to leave the building. Officers are currently examining camera footage in the building.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 9, 2021

 2/8/2021 FRAUD - Officers took a report for unemployment fraud where the victim was notified that they filed for unemployment benefits. Since the victim did not file for the benefits, they contacted police. 

2/8/2021 SHOPLIFTING - Officers took a report for shoplifting on Commonwealth Ave. where two suspects threatened employees and proceeded to exit the establishment with unpaid merchandise. Video surveillance revealed the suspects' getaway vehicle and detectives are currently investigating. 

February 10, 2021

 2/9/2021 BICYCLE THEFT - Officers responded to a bicycle theft on Pleasant St. where the victim reported leaving their bike unlocked at their apartment building. After returning an hour later, the bike was gone.

2/9/2021 LARCENY - Officers responded to a report of a stolen wallet where the victim stated that they went to an ATM and then promptly when to another establishment. Upon realizing that they were missing their wallet, they returned to the ATM. The wallet was not located so the victim contacted employees at the bank. Upon discovering that their wallet has been stolen, they contact police and detectives are currently investigating. 

February 8, 2021

 2/5/2021 LARCENY OF MOTOR SCOOTER - Officers took a report for a motor scooter theft where the reporting party stated that they left their scooter at a bike rack on Beacon St. When they returned, the scooter was gone. 

2/5/2021 BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a bike theft report on Dwight St. where the reporting party stated that they left their bike in the basement of their building. Upon returning, the bike was gone but there was no forced entry into the basement.

2/5/2021 ID FRAUD - Officers responded to a report for identification fraud as the reporting party stated that someone had filed an unemployment claim under their name. Since they did not file for the benefits, they contacted police and the Commonwealth. _________________________________________________________________________________

2/7/2021 GRAFFITI - Officers responded to a complaint for graffiti on Claflin Path where someone tagged the fence and wall of the building. 

2/7/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of a phishing scam where the victim received a text message regarding an unemployment claim. Upon being redirected to a website and entering their information, the victim believed the website to be fraudulent.

Friday, February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021

 2/4/2021 UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD - Officers responded to a report for unemployment fraud as the reporting party stated that they received a document claiming that they claimed unemployment benefits last year. Since the party did not file for any unemployment benefits, they contacted police to report fraudulent claims. 

2/4/2021 BICICYLE THEFT - Officers responded to a bicycle theft on Still St. where the reporting party claimed that they left their bike on the back porch of their apartment building unlocked. Upon returning half an hour later, the bike was missing.

2/4/2021 PACKAGE THEFT - Officers took a report for a package theft on Marion St. where the reporting party stated that when retrieving their packages, they observed the box to be opened but the contents were still there. 

February 4, 2021

 

2/3/2021 FRAUD BY CREDIT CARD – Officers responded to a fraud report where the victim stated that their credit card was used to make unauthorized purchases. They contacted the credit card company to report the charges.

2/3/2021 PACKAGE THEFT – Officers took two reports of package theft on Beacon St. at around noon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

 


2/1/2021  BICYCLE THEFT - Officers responded to a bicycle theft where the reporting party stated that they left their bike in a common entryway in their building. The doorway requires a key for entry so the victim suspects the perpetrator to be someone from the building. 

2/1/2021 CREDIT CARD FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of credit card fraud where the victim stated that a person called them stating that their credit card has been compromised and they needed to provide their information in order to cease the fraudulent activity. Shortly after the victim gave their information to the caller, numerous transactions were made to their card in another state. This prompted the victim to contact police. 


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2/2/2021 SCOOTER THEFT - Officers responded to a report for theft of a motorized scooter. The reporting party stated that they parked their scooter at a bike rack on Colchester St. Upon return, they discovered their scooter was missing and contacted police. 

2/2/2021 DAMAGE TO TOWN PROPERTY  - Officers took a damage report where a passerby saw two parking meter tops on lying on the snow. Officers observed the meters missing the tops and are in the process of investigating the damage. 

February 1, 2021

 

Officers responded to three reports of unemployment fraud over the weekend.

 

1/29/2021 FRAUD – Officers responded to a fraud report where the reporting party stated that they were contacted by someone claiming to be a debt collector. They were attempting to collect money for an unpaid service that the victim received. The victim reported to police since they did not receive the reported service and they believed that their personal information had been compromised.

 1/29/2021 BICYCLE THEFT – Officers responded to a bicycle theft on Beaconsfield Rd. where the reporting party claimed that their bike was stolen from the laundry room in the building that they reside in. 

1/29/2021 BURGLARY ATTEMPT – Officers responded to an attempted breaking and entering from the previous night on Washington St. The reporting party claimed that the rear door to their establishment was smashed in. However, nothing in the establishment was missing or out of place. Detectives are currently in the process of a follow up.

 

1/31/2021 BREAK AND ENTER OF MOTOR VEHICLE – Officers responded to a B & E of a motor vehicle on Foster St. where the reporting party stated that they returned to their parked car and stuff was rummaged through.

January 29, 2021

 

1/28/2021 FRAUD -  There were two reports of fraud where victims were contacted by a suspicious party and convinced that they had to transfer money to the party.  In both incidents, the victims suspected the activity to be fraudulent and contacted police.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

 

1/27/2021 BIKE THEFT – Officers responded to the reporting party stating that they last saw their bike in the bike room on Beacon St. Seeing that their bike was missing, they reported to the police.

1/27/2021 VANDALISM TO A MOTOR VEHICLE – Police responded to a damage to an automobile report on Cypress St. where the reporting party stated that their parked vehicle had been keyed the past night.