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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

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September 17, 2019

At approximately 8:00 AM officers responded to a report of a fight between two dogs on Brookline Avenue. The reporting party stated he was with his dog off leash at a park when dog "Went after" his dog over a ball, and left a cut on the dogs left shoulder.  Both dogs are up to date on all vaccinations and a citation was issued to the owner of the aggressor dog. 

At approximately 7:33 PM Officers were dispatched to Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a shoplifting in progress. The suspect reportedly had ran out of the store with the merchandise prior to police arriving on scene.  Once on scene officers searched the surrounding area and discovered a person matching the description.  Contact was made. Officers observed the man appeared out of breath as if he was just running.  After some questioning, the man admitted to stealing from the store. He was then placed under arrest for shoplifting. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September 16, 2019

At approximately 6:35 PM Officers were dispatched to School Street for a report of a past larceny. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who told police that they had moved in mid August and still had unpacked boxes left over from the move. In these boxes was a jewelry box containing expensive jewelry which was noticed missing by the reporting party. Police are investigating 

Monday, September 16, 2019

September 12, 2019

At approximately 9:54 PM Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of shoplifting that recently occurred. Once on scene Officers spoke with the supervisors who were working that day. They informed Police that they observed a suspect in his late twenties seen placing items in a large white bag, then leaving without paying for the items. Police are investigating.

September 13, 2019
At approximately 2:00 PM while conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Beacon Street, an Officer saw an individual who matched the description of a wanted person.  This sighting was put over the radio so Officers could be on the look out. A short time later an Officer saw a subject matching the above description and attempted to stop him.  The suspect complied and was placed under arrest. The subject was wanted for a warrant out Rhode Island. 

September 14, 2019

At approximately 5:45 PM Officers responded to a call of a report of multiple individuals smoking marijuana in a parked car behind a business on Washington Street. Once on scene officers detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana.  Officers made contact with the individuals and advised them that it is illegal to consume marijuana in public. While identifying the occupants, one of them was identified as a person who had a warrant out for his arrest. The individual was arrested and the other occupants were issued citations for bylaw violations for consuming marijuana in a vehicle.
September 15, 2019

While on patrol at approximately 2:57 AM Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of a larceny in progress. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who told police that he witnessed three (3) individuals using what appeared to be an electric angle grinder to cut a chain off a locked moped. The suspects were successful in cutting the chain but were unable to take the scooter and left the scene. Officers towed the scooter for safe keeping and to further investigate.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

September 11, 2019

At approximately 3:41 PM Officers responded to a report of smoke in a building on Addington Road. Members from the Brookline Fire Department arrived on scene and made their way into the building.  They observed smoke in the hallway.  Fearing for the safety of the resident, the firefighters made entry in the apartment. The source of the smoke was from food in an oven that had been left unattended.  The resident of the apartment returned home shortly after and was informed of the situation.  No structure damage was reported. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 10, 2019

At approximately 12:54 PM Officers were dispatched to Coolidge Corner for a report of a shoplifting that had just occurred.  Once on scene officers met with the manager who told police that a person wearing a black backpack had entered the store and stole multiple articles of clothing then exited out the front entrance. The suspect was not located.  Police are investigating. 

At 7:03 PM Officers were dispatched to Saint Mary's Street for a report of a stolen bicycle. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who informed them that at approximately 6:00 PM he parked his bike in the rear of the building to make a delivery. He stated he did not lock the bike. He returned to the area approximately 20 minutes later and realized the bike was gone. The reporting party and police searched the area but could not locate the bike. Police are investigating. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September 9, 2019

At approximately 8:30 PM Officers were dispatched to Amory Street for a report of a stolen moped. Once on scene, Officers met with the reporting party who told police that his moped was on the sidewalk attached to a stop sign at the corner of Amory and Dummer Street at approximately 10:00 AM. The reporting party told police that they then went to work. When they returned at approximately 8:30 PM the moped was missing. Police are investigating. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

September 6, 2019

At approximately 9:23 AM Officers responded to a report of a stolen bicycle on Beacon street. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who informed police that they had locked his bike up to a short pole at approximately 9:30 the night before. The next morning the reporting party returned to collect his bike and found it was missing. Officers are investigating.

September 7, 2019

At approximately 9:14 AM Officers responded to Sewall Avenue for a report of breaking and entering of a vehicle. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who told Police that at approximately 9 AM they entered their vehicle and noticed their belongings had been moved and that the panel for the fuse box on the divers side was off and laying on the floor. Officers are investigating.

September 8, 2019

While on patrol at the intersection of Marion street and Beacon Street, Officers observed a grey sedan failing to maintain lane and then going down the wrong direction of travel down Marion Street. After seeing this, a BPD Officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. After speaking to the driver police asked if the diver had anything to drink tonight to which they replied yes. Police then began field sobriety tests on the driver who failed all of the tests and was unsteady on his feet throughout the entire stop. Because of the failure to maintain lane, going down the wrong way on a road, and the failure of the sobriety tests the driver was placed under arrest and booked for DUI. When Officers attempted to cuff the suspect he began to resist and pull away from Officers attempting to cuff him. He was eventually cuffed after being taken to the ground and brought to the police station.