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Thursday, July 11, 2019

July 10th

July 10, 2019

Officers responded to a report of a dog bite at a park on Brookline Avenue at approximately 12:50 PM where a town employee was using a weed whacker on the field when he was charged by two Labrador and was bitten by one of the dogs on his left leg. He then proceeded to run from the dogs through the bushes, resulting in minor scratches on his arms in addition to the bite on his leg.

The victim declined medical attention from paramedics.

 The dog was up to date on all of its rabies vaccinations but was still placed into a 10 day mandatory quarantine period conducted by the Brookline Health Department, and the owner was issued a citation for the attack.

At approximately 4:16 PM while on patrol around Beacon Street, officers recognized a suspect they knew to have an active warrant out of Waltham District Court for his arrest.

 Officers contacted dispatch to confirm their suspicions about the active warrant, and after confirming the suspect was wanted, they placed him under arrest without incident.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July 3rd to July 9th

Wednesday July 3, 2019

At approximately 9:00 AM officers responded to a report of a dog bite on Dean RD. Once on scene, the reporting party informed officers that she was charged by a Chocolate Labrador at the park who jumped up on her as she held her own dog at chest level for its protection from the Labrador. The reporting party suffered scratches on her arm, and the dog was found responsible for the injuries.

The Labrador was up to date on all rabies vaccinations, but was still subjected to mandatory 10 day rabies quarantine and a citation was issued to the owner for the injury.

Thursday July 4, 2019

At approximately 2:40 AM while on patrol around the area of Cypress and Walnut Street, Brookline Police officers noticed a vehicle traveling at unsafe speeds. The patrolling officer ran the plates of the vehicle which indicated that the registered owner of the vehicle had a warrant out for his arrest and the also the registration of the vehicle was revoked.

A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the driver was informed of why he was pulled over. When the driver was asked for identification, He informed Officers that the vehicle belonged to his nephew, which was confirmed to be true by dispatch. When asked to identify himself, the suspect was unable to provide a drivers license or any form of identification to prove himself as the person he claimed to be. The suspect was then placed under arrest for operating a vehicle without a license. The vehicle and subject were searched incident to arrest. During the search of the vehicle and the subject, various forms of identification were discovered showing the suspect to have a different name than what he provided to police.

After running the suspect's true name, it was discovered he had a suspended drivers license, and multiple warrants out for his arrest in Stoughton.

Friday July 5, 2019

Plain clothes Brookline Police officers patrolling the Beacon Street area noticed a suspicious individual riding a blue rental bike around 6:00 PM. This individual stuck out to Police because he had a large bag bungee corded to the front of his rental bike, and rather than docking the bike in the appropriate station to avoid charges while not in use, he left it unattended outside of a store he entered. This led the officers to believe that he was not in legal possession of the bike and decided to follow him into the store to observe his actions further.

While in the store, officers observed the individual inspecting phone chargers and putting them back down, looking around to see if anyone was watching him. He was then seen placing one of the chargers in his pocket and walking around the store looking at more items, again inspecting them and then putting them back down.

At this point officers contacted the manager and informed him of their observations and asked how many phone chargers he had on display. The manager told police that there should be 36 phone chargers on display but only 35 were found. The individual then attempted to purchase a wrench from the store and pay with a Visa gift card, however the card was denied and the individual stated he had no cash and asked the cashier to return the wrench and attempted to leave the store.

Officers outside stopped the individual and asked for identification, to which he responded that he did not have any. Officers questioned him about the stolen phone charger which he initially denied stealing, but eventually admitted to taking. Officers then compared the charger found on the individual to the ones in the store confirming that it was indeed a stolen item. Upon further search of the individual two more stolen items were discovered: A flashlight and a knife.

The suspect was then placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting.

Monday July 8, 2019

At 6:50 AM police were dispatched to Russet Road for the report of a house fire. Officers were met on scene by Brookline Fire Department to attempt to extinguish the fire. The fire was large enough that assistance from out of town fire departments was required, The fire was started a candle that was left unattended and spread to a nearby cabinet and resulted in heavy structure damage from the fire and smoke, No injuries were reported.

Tuesday July 9, 2019

At 1:44 AM while conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Washington and Boylston street officers noticed a vehicle stopped at the traffic signal. When the traffic signal turned green the vehicle did not move and remained stopped for two full cycles. After observing this the responding officer positioned his patrol car behind the suspect vehicle and maneuvered around the stopped vehicle to get a look at the driver.

The responding officer noticed the driver who appeared to be slumped forward and could not see his hands on the wheel, fearing for the safety of the driver the responding officer approached the driver side door and knocked loudly on the window to attempt to wake the suspect. No response was given by the suspect and he remained slumped forward. Fearing for the safety of the suspect the driver side door was opened and the officer placed the vehicle in park, because it remained in drive stopped only by the suspect’s foot being on the break. A second attempt to wake the suspect by shaking him by his shoulders was unsuccessful; the responding officer then checked the breathing and eyes of the suspect and observed his pupils to be constricted and his breathing to be labored.

Officers then requested an Ambulance and Brookline fire to assist him for fear of a possible drug overdose due to a strong odor of marijuana was detected. A sternum rub was attempted as a third try to get a response from the unconscious suspect, which was semi successful with the suspects
facial expression changing but remaining asleep, this was done a second time and finally the suspect woke up and his pupils returned to normal dilatation.

After a brief investigation the driver was placed under arrest and a search of his vehicle was conducted. During this search a bag of marijuana and large amounts of residue was discovered alongside a variety of smoking paraphernalia and burnt ash. A large illegal “brass” knuckled knife was discovered close by the driver seat and additional dangerous weapon charges were placed on the suspect.


At Approximately 3:30 AM officers were dispatched to Orchard Road for the report of suspicious activity. Once on scene the reporting party met officers and informed them of the situation. The reporting party was in their room on the second floor watching TV, when they heard someone knocking on their back door. Waking a family member they investigated the back door and noticed an unknown individual run and hide behind a shed in their backyard. They then closed and locked the door and dialed 911.

While on scene with the police, the residents informed police of a potential suspect who has an active no trespassing order on the property, however police were unable to locate the unknown individual and the homeowners never got a look at the person and were unable to confirm their suspicions, but believe it to be the individual due to prior history.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tuesday July 2, 2019

 8:20 PM a man came into the station to report a dog bite. The reporting party stated that at 8:10 PM he was walking in front of the Brookline Public Library on Washington Street when he passed a couple walking their dog. Suddenly the dog jumped up and bit his arm breaking the skin. The dog was described as a white standard size poodle. The owners stated that the dog was up to date on all its vaccines and provided the license number. The man was offered and refused medical attention.

Monday July 1, 2019

11:05 PM officers were dispatched to a residence on Clinton Road. A third party had called expressing concern about their friend who was visiting there. As officers and EMS arrived on scene officers spotted several plants believed to be marijuana in the back yard. Other responding officers stopped a vehicle a short distance from the scene with the party in question and the driver who was identified as the resident of the Clinton road home. EMS evaluated the passenger and she was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a medical condition. As a result of the on scene interactions the driver was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, not being properly licensed and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Back at the residence, after locating 16 plants outside, a search warrant was issued on July 2nd and executed. Officers removed several bags of marijuana, a rifle, a handgun and more marijuana products. The investigation is ongoing and charges have yet to be filed.

9:50 AM A person came to the front desk to report larceny of automobile parts. The reporting party stated that he parked his vehicle in his driveway on Allerton Street on July 1 at 1 AM. When he returned to the vehicle at 8:45 AM later that day he noticed the front left lower light panel of his vehicle was removed and missing. He observed no other damage to his vehicle. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Sunday June 30th, 2019

At approximately 1:31 AM Officers were dispatched to Alton Place for the report of smoke coming from the second and third floor. Upon arrival Officers discovered a piece of furniture was on fire on the second floor front porch. Firefighters from Brookline Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguish the fire. It was determine that improper disposal of a cigarette in a trash can started a fire and spread to a small wooden cabinet.

Saturday June 29, 2019

At 5:50 AM Officers were dispatched to Worthington Road for a report of a past breaking and entering to a residence. The homeowner stated that sometime overnight someone had broken in and stole a watch and wallet from his bedroom while he was sleeping. It was determine that entry was made through a basement door that was left unlocked. The suspect gained further entry into the home by breaking a panel to a door which lead to the kitchen and the rest of the living space. It appears drawers in the dining room and bedroom were rummaged through however the homeowner was unsure if anything else was stolen. Police are investigating.

A person came to the police station to report unauthorized use of her mother’s credit cards. The reporting party stated recently her mother’s credit cards were stolen from her residence. She began to notice charges on the account that she or her mother did not make. She was advised to cancel the cards and contact her mother’s financial institutions.  

At approximately 6:50 PM, a detective was on routine patrol when he observed a known shoplifting suspect walk into a business Beacon Street. The detective circled the block and observed the male running from the area of the business looking over his shoulder and now carrying a plastic bag which appeared to be full of items. The detective believing that a larceny has just occurred began to follow the man. The detective advised dispatch of his observations, who reported to him that they had just received a report of shoplifting from the business, and relayed a description of the suspect which fit the male the detective was following. Officers stopped the male a short time later, who admitted to stealing 23 tubes of tooth paste. The suspect was also in possession of three stolen credit cards and had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. The suspect was arrested and charged with the above offenses.

At 9:00 PM Officers were dispatched to a home of Clark Road for a residential alarm. Upon arrival Officers checked the area and discovered a basement window and door that appeared to be tampered with. After checking with the homeowner it was determined that entry was not gained to the home and nothing was missing. Police are investigating the suspicious activity.  

At 10:55 PM Officers were dispatched to Elba Street for the report of a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle that had just occurred. Upon arrival the reporting party stated that she was actively unloading items from her car and left one of the doors unlocked. When she returned to the car to make another trip she noticed a man standing in the rear of her car reaching into the front seat removing items. At first she thought it was a family member but then realized that it was not. The man exited her car holding several of her items including a suitcase. The reporting party attempted to grab the suitcase from the man. A brief struggle for the suitcase ensued and the man let go of it and ran away. The reporting party then called the police. Police canvassed the area looking for the man who is described as a light skinned black male, approximately 5'8", in his 30s, wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. Police were unable to locate the suspect, but did discover two other vehicles that appeared to be broken into.

Friday June 28, 2019 

A person came to the police station to report a past larceny of his bicycle. He stated that sometime between Tuesday June 18th and Friday June 21st the bike was taken from his backyard on Marion Terrace. He stated the bike was locked with a U-bolt lock. The bike is described as Vilano Rampage fixed Gear single speed men's bike, black in color with red rims. Police are investigating.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Thursday, June 27th

10:21AM: Police were dispatched to a care facility on Babcock Street for a report of an assault and battery. The reporting party was threatened and struck by a man. Officers noticed red marks on the reporting party’s neck. The suspect was arrested for threats to commit a crime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on an elderly person.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wednesday, June 26th

5:00AM: Police were dispatched to area Summit Avenue for multiple reports of breaking and entering of motor vehicles. Further investigations showed most of the vehicles were left unsecured. Multiple vehicles had been entered and various items were stolen including loose change. Glove compartments and center consoles were targeted. Many reporting parties found their personal items rummaged through and strewn about the car. This incident occurred sometime between 7:30PM on June 25th and 5AM on June 26th. If you have any information regarding these breaks please report it to 617-730-2222.

12:38PM: Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of past shoplifting. The Loss Prevention Employee stated that a man has been shoplifting from the business for the past several months. The reporting party showed police surveillance footage from December 2018 and February 2019 of the man stealing men’s watches. An arrest warrant has been requested for larceny over $1,200.

2:40PM: Police were dispatched to a residence on Boylston Street for a report of a package theft. The reporting party explained that she got an email confirming the delivery of a package at 11AM. When she arrived home at 1PM, there was no package in her vestibule. Police are investigating.

2:49PM: Officers were dispatched to Saint Paul Street for a report of a missing package. The reporting party stated that he purchased an Asus “Chromebook Flip” laptop on April 24th, 2019. The item was supposed to be delivered on April 27th but the reporting party never saw it. The reporting party left town to travel and hoped the package would arrive while he was gone. This incident occurred sometime between April 27th, 2019 and May 13th, 2019. This case is under investigation.

10:34PM: A citizen came to the police station to report malicious damage to his vehicle. The reporting party parked his vehicle at 7AM this morning on Washington Street. At 10AM he noticed several scratch/key marks near his trunk area. Upon close look, the scratch marks resembled a swastika symbol. This case is being investigated.

11:49PM: Police responded to the Pierce School Playground for a report of found property. Upon arrival, the officer found an open black violin case with a Rayburn violin inside. The case and violin were on the ground near the side of the building. The violin is missing its bridge and has only one string remaining. The item has been placed into evidence for safe keeping.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 25th

2:47AM: Officers were dispatched to Kent Street for a report of a suspicious person. The reporting party witnessed a man trying to gain entry into multiple vehicles. Police were able to locate the suspect. Through a “Show Up ID,” the reporting party was able to confirm the identity of the subject. The man was arrested for trespassing and attempted breaking and entering.

5:54AM: Police responded to a radio call for an attempted breaking and entering on Park Street. The reporting party explained that he woke up around 5AM to the sound of his dog barking in the kitchen. This was odd for his dog so he took it out for a walk. When he returned at 5AM he noticed the window was half way up and a small potted plant was in the parking lot behind his house. The reporting party believes someone was attempting to break in when his dog scared them away. Police are investigating this case.

1:43PM: A citizen turned in found property to an officer near the Saint Mary’s T Stop. The reporting party found a set of keys hooked onto the fence. The key ring has a silver and white cat charm on it. Police have secured this item in a locker for safe keeping.

4:56PM: Officers were dispatched to a residence on Harvard Place for a possible attempted breaking and entering. The reporting party was awoken by a noise outside his apartment at approximately 5:30AM. He went to the bathroom and did not notice anything out of the ordinary. At 7:30AM, when he was leaving for work he noticed his window screen missing. He later found it leaning up against the side of the house. Nothing of value appears to have been taken from the home. This case is under investigation.