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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, June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

THURSDAY, May 27, 2021

FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where a person reported fraudulent use of their credit card. The victim contacted their bank quickly enough to not be held liable for the charges. They were advised to contact police.

FRIDAY, May 28, 2021

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to Harvard St. for several package thefts. There were multiple dates of which package thefts have occurred. Officers have contacted the property manager to get access to security footage. 

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a bike theft report where the victim rented a Blue Bike and had left it outside of the store to go shopping. When they left the store, the bike was gone. The person has already contacted Blue Bikes and then contacted police.

PACKAGE THEFT  - Officers responded to a package theft report on Short St. where the victim shared that they received a notification confirming that their package was delivered at around 1 PM. The victim went to receive the package and learned that it had been stolen. 

SUNDAY, May 30, 2021

FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the reporting party shared that there were fraudulent charges on their account. All the fraudulent purchases were from Amazon. The victim contacted Amazon to resolve the issue. The victim was advised to contact police.

MONDAY, May 31, 2021 

LARCENY - Officers responded to a larceny report on Parkvale St. where the victim shared that their electric guitar was missing from their basement storage unit. They contacted police and provided their observations of suspicions in the area from the previous week.

DAMAGE TO AN AUTOMOBILE - Officers responded to High St. for a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle. The party shared that they parked their car in their assigned parking spot in the lot. When they returned to their vehicle, they observed a long scratch mark on the driver side of the car. This is a reoccurring incident. Officers are attempting to get security footage from the cameras in the parking lot.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

Monday May 24, 2021

GRAFFITI - Officers responded to a graffiti report on Harvard St. where a custodian of the building relayed that there were big markings on a wall behind the building.

BAT EXPOSURE - Officers were contacted by a couple who shared that they had been exposed to a bat that was flying in their bedroom. The couple captured the bat and police took custody of it to submit for rabies testing.

SCAM - Officers took a report of fraud when the reporting party shared that they had ordered camera equipment on eBay and received bags of pasta instead. The victim attempted to contact the seller but received no response. They are also working with eBay to get a refund for the purchase.

FOUND PROPERTY  - Officers responded to Amory Park for a report of found property.  Officers were given a set of keys and brought them to the station for safekeeping.

FRAUD- Officers responded to a report of fraudulent use of credit card when the victim located an unauthorized charge on their credit card. They were able to stop the charge but later found that other credit cards had been compromised. They were advised to check all their accounts to ensure no other suspicious activity.

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to Wellman St. for a bicycle theft where the victim shared their child's bike was left behind a school and when the child returned shortly after to retrieve the bike, it was gone. Officers have located a camera in the area that may have captured the incident.

SHOPTLIFTING - Officers responded to Washington St. at 8:30 PM for a past shoplifting. The supervisor shared that a female walked out of the store with a cooler. With surveillance footage available, officers have a description of the suspect.


Tuesday May 25, 2021 

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to Vernon St. for a package theft that had just occurred. Officers arrived and the victim shared that a male had just taken packages from their building and traveled on foot down Park St. Police, with the description of the male, were able to identity and stop him. They were able to locate the stolen packages and make an arrest.

Wednesday May 26, 2021

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a bike theft report on Beacon St. The victim shared that they locked their bike to a street sign at night. The next morning, they observed the lock cut and the bike missing. Officers were provided with a picture of the bike and a serial number.

Monday, May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

Friday May 21, 2021

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers took a package theft report on St. Paul St. where the victim shared that their package was delivered and when they returned to retrieve it, it was missing. They have shared camera footage showing the suspect steal the package from their front porch.

BIKE THEFT  - Officers responded to a bike theft report on Wolcott Rd. where the reporting party shared that they leave their bikes in their garage unlocked. The party is currently attempting for information for officers.

LARCENY - Officers responded to a stolen wallet report where the victim shared that they were shopping at a store on Harvard St. and while still in the store, they received notifications that their credit cards were being used in Boston. This prompted them to look for their wallet and it was unable to be located. The party has spoken to the manager at the store and their credit card companies. 

ID FRAUD  - Officers responded to a report of identity fraud where the victim shared that they received mail from a phone company billing them for services. Since the person never opened the account under their name, number, or address, they contacted police. 

FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of fraud when the victim shared that someone posing as their friend asked them to send gift cards for a lost phone via email. The victim did so and later found out that the friend never sent them that email. This prompted them to contact police and try to cancel the gift card.

Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

Tuesday May 18, 2021

FRAUD - Officers responded to an unemployment fraud report where the reporting party shared that they received letters in the mail claiming that they filed for unemployment benefits. Since the victim is employed, they did not file for these claims. They contacted police as well as the Department of Unemployment Assistance.

FIRE - Officers observed a dumpster fire on Walnut St. and contacted Brookline Fire who quickly knocked down the fire. There was no suspicious activity and the dumpster was removed.

THREATS - Officers responded to a report of threats by a victim who shared that they contacted a company via the WhatsApp application to inquire about services they provided. They did not receive any of the services from the company, however. Later the person started receiving texts telling them to send money as a fine for not getting any of the services from the company. The unknown sender then sent threatening messages that included the victim's personal information. At this time, the person contacted police and is working to securing their information.

BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a past breaking and entering on Beacon St. where the reporting party shared that they heard someone outside their apartment rummaging through their utility closet and garbage. The reporting party confronted the suspect, which prompted them to leave the premises and biking away on Beacon St. Officers are attempting to get camera footage from a building nearby.

Thursday May 20,2021

BIKE THEFT  - Officers received a call for a report of a stolen bike. The bike was hidden on the side of their house and was last seen during the weekend. Officers have a description of the bicycle.

Monday, May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

Friday May 14, 2021

ANNOYING PHONE CALLS - Officers responded to an establishment on Washington St. where employees shared that they have been receiving inappropriate phone calls from an anonymous caller. The caller has called before with the same inappropriate behavior. Officers are attempting to identify the caller with the phone number used.

BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a past breaking and enter of a motor vehicle on Egmont St.  The victim shared that their car was parked in the rear parking lot of the building and they discovered their vehicle had been broken into and damaged. The vehicle was in complete disarray with empty bags of food, empty bottles of drinks, cigarettes, and other items. There was also extensive damage to the inside of the vehicle. Detectives took items for processing and are obtaining camera footage from a building nearby.

ATTEMPT BICYCLE THEFT  - Officers noticed an abandoned bike at around 8:30PM and were suspicious of its presence in the middle of the street. Officers canvassed the area to discover a person manipulating a locked bike on a rack. When the person saw the officers, they walked away from the bike. Officers were able to detain the person and identify the person with their ID. The subject being uncooperative and noisy, caused residents to come out of their building. One of the residents was the owner of the bike that was about to be stolen. Police officers made an arrest. 

BICYCLE THEFT -  Officers responded to a report of bike theft on Browne St. where the victim shared that they last saw their bike on May 10th in the basement storage of their building. The victim went to check on their bike at 6PM to discover that it's missing. Officers were able to find surveillance cameras in the area and are attempting to access the footage.

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Saturday May 15, 2021 

FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of fraud where the victim shared that a cell phone account had been made under their name in April. They received a phone bill and saw that the account was made without their consent. A phone call with the phone company revealed that their personal information has been compromised. The victim was advised to call the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Office.

SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to Harvard St. at 2:30PM for a past shoplifting report. Officers were provided a description of the suspect and canvassed the area. The store manager shared that they observed the suspect at the check-out counter but the suspect walked away with the items without paying. When confronted, the suspect began ripping off the price tags on the items they took. The suspect exited the store and proceeded down Harvard Ave. At this time, the store manager contacted police. 

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a package theft report on Pleasant St. where the victim shared that they received a notification that their package was delivered but when they went to retrieve the package, it was not there. A neighbor shared that at some point they did see a package but was unsure of the exact time. 

Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

Monday May 10, 2021

SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to a report of shoplifting on Beacon St. at around 8:30 AM where there was a description given about the suspect. Officers observed a male matching the description and found that they were familiar with the subject. Upon speaking with the store manager, it was shared that the subject walked into the store, place several items inside their shopping bags and left the store without paying for the items. The subject was being uncooperative during interaction with police officers and was placed under arrest.

BICYCLE THEFT - Officers responded to St. Paul St. for a bike theft report. The victim shared that their tandem bike had been stolen from a shared garage at the residence. They also shared that there are other tenants with access to the building and there is no public access to the garage. There are no security cameras in the building.

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to Beacon St. for a package theft report where the victim shared that they received a notification that their package was delivered. The victim arrived home to see that their packages were opened and items were missing. Officers are currently trying to obtain surveillance footage from the building's property manager. 

Tuesday May 11, 2021

LARCENY - Officers received a call for a past larceny report on Clark Rd. where the reporting party shared that several items of jewelry has gone missing in the past few months. The party shared that they suspect it to be someone with access to their home, either a cleaner or a contractor. The items are insured and their insurance company advised them to file a police report.

FRAUD - Officers responded to Beacon St. for a fraud report where the reporting party shared that a "representative" from PayPal called them claiming that there's fraudulent activity in their account. The caller advised that the party needed to share pertinent information in order to resolve the fraudulent activity. After the party did so, they noticed unauthorized transactions on their PayPal account. The person contacted their banker and police. 

FRAUD - Officers took a report of fraud where the victim shared that they were selling items on Craigslist and after the person shipped the items, the receiving party was not satisfied with the items and received a refund. The receiving party did not return all of the items, causing the reporting party to contact police.

BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a past motor vehicle break in on Beacon Street. where the reporting party shared that when they returned to their parked vehicle, they saw that it was rummaged through and the front passenger door was ajar. Officers are currently receiving camera footage from a near by building.

ATTEMPTED LARCENY - Officers responded to Beacon St. for a report of larceny, where the reporting party shared that they witnessed someone attempt to steal items from a package. The suspect walked into the building and proceeded to open a box in the vestibule. The suspect was confronted by the reporting party and put the items back. Detectives are currently working with video surveillance of the incident in order to identify the suspect.

BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Beacon St. The victim stated that their car was parked in the rear parking lot of the building. The victim returned to their car in the morning and saw that their wallet was taken from their center console. Officers advised the victim to contact their banker and surveillance footage is currently being obtained from the building nearby.

Wednesday May 13, 2021

BICYCLE THEFT - Officers responded to a stolen bicycle report on Beacon St. where the reporting party shared that their bike was stolen from their backyard. The victim shared footage of the incident since they had cameras in the rear of their building. Detectives are following up with a description of the suspect.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May 10, 2021

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

LARCENY- Officers responded to a larceny report on Marshal St. at around 8PM where the reporting party shared that they are missing checks from their checkbook. The party contacted police and their banker. 

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Thursday May 6, 2021

FRAUD - Officers responded to an identity fraud report where the reporting party shared that they were notified by their employer that they filed an unemployment claim. Since the party is still employed and did not file the claim, they contacted police and the unemployment hotline.

FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report on Babcock St. where the reporting party shared that their company's bank account had unauthorized checks deposited. The party's signatures appeared to be forged on the checks. At this time officers are attempting to contact the recipient of the checks and the party has contacted their banker.

LARCENY - Officers responded to a fraud report on Commonwealth Ave. where the service manager shared that someone had left the establishment without paying for the services they received. When attempting to charge the suspect's credit card, the manager found that it was fake. The ID provided by the suspect was also found to be fake. Officers are currently identifying the subject with a description of their car.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - Officers responded to a suspicious activity report on Lancaster Terrace at around noon where the reporting party shared that they observed a man in their backyard. The party shared that they expected builders to be working on their home, but only for the front yard, not the back. When the party confronted the man, they saw that he had a logo on their uniform shirt. The party called the company of the logo and was informed that their employees do not wear uniform shirts. This concerned the party and a search for surveillance footage is in the works.

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a package theft report on Pleasant St. around 1PM. The reporting party shared that they did not receive a package that they ordered. They shared that there may be surveillance cameras in the lobby of the building.

BURGLARY - Officers responded to a past residential breaking and entering on Verndale St. where the reporting parties shared that when they returned to their house from a shopping trip, they observed that their packages had been open. Upon further observance of their home, it was found that belongings such as electronics were missing. The opened packages were taken for processing fingerprints and officers are looking for cameras around the area.

FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the reporting party shared that they received a letter that they had filed an unemployment claim with the state of Arkansas. Since the party has never been to Arkansas, they contacted police.

LARCENY - Officers responded to a larceny report on Harvard St. at around 7PM where the victim shared that they were walking with their belongings in a shopping bag. At one point, they dropped the bag and when going to pick up the back, it was gone. The victim was advised to monitor their bank activity.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

GRAFFITI - Officers responded to 2 reports of graffiti near Amory park. The graffiti seemed to have the same white spray paint so officers suspect the incidents to be related.

LARCENY - Officers responded to a report of larceny on Harvard St. at around 11AM. The reporting party shared that while shopping, they placed their purse in a shopping cart. The party recalled that while shopping, they had a peculiar conversation with a male subject. The party continued around the store and later noticed that their purse was missing from the shopping cart. Later the party was notified that charges were made on their cards. They contacted police and their bankers. 

FRAUD - Officers responded to an identity fraud report where the reporting party received a bank statement from a bank that they do not have an account with. The party contacted that banker to tell them that they never opened an account. 

ASSAULT - Officers responded to a report of a dispute on Beacon St. at around 11 AM. Officers addressed all the parties where they shared that the dispute was over tables being pushed at one of the parties. The dispute turned physical and the officers concluded that the parties will all be summonsed to court for simple assault.

SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to a shoplifting report on Commonwealth Ave. at around 3PM where the reporting party shared that two males entered the store carrying backpacks. The surveillance footage reveals them leaving with product that they did not purchase. Officers are searching the area with the descriptions of the males. 

FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the victim shared that they received a text from their bank asking to confirm a purchase. Since they didn't make the transaction, their bank did not authorize the transaction. The victim never lost possession of their card. They were advised to monitor their accounts and personal information.

ROBBERY - Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated person at an establishment on Commonwealth Ave. where an employee shared that there was a male in the store and he appeared to be under drugs or alcohol. The male used the bathroom and after was being uncooperative and disturbing the employees at the store. When he was asked to leave, he started to yell at a customer and he proceeded to forcibly remove the person's phone from their hands and refused to give it back. With the help of officers, the customer was able to recover their phone. Officers later reached out to establishments in the area for their surveillance footage.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a bicycle theft report on Walnut St. where the reporting party shared that the theft must have occurred overnight. The victim will attempt to provide officers with the serial number and a picture of the bike.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to a shoplifting report at noon time on Commonwealth Ave. where the employee shared that the suspect was a frequent shoplifter. The suspect often conceals the product in a bag and promptly leaves the store. Officers have a description of the suspect.

MV THEFT- Officers responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle on Kent St. where the victim shared that their motorcycle was pad locked to a fence. Officers have a license plate and description of the motorcycle.

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a report of package theft on Babcock St. where the report party shared that they never received their packages. When they were taking out the trash, they noticed packages ripped open near the dumpster with their name on it. Officers are attempting to obtain surveillance footage around the area.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY - Officers responded to Pond Ave at 9 PM for a report of someone being attacked. The party shared than when walking back to their building from their car, they were stopped by a male who demanded money from them. The victim did not carry any money but the suspect was adamant about the demand. The victim proved that they did not have money by showing what was in their bag. The victim was simultaneously moving closer to the door of their building in hopes that cameras would record the incident. The victim began yelling for help  causing someone from the building to come  out and called 911. The suspect left the area after.