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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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14th

6:44PM: There were reports of found keys on Babcock Street. Brookline Fire Department was given a set of keys found by an anonymous person. There are no identifying objects or marks on the key ring that could help us identify the owner. The keys are safety locked up in an evidence locker until someone comes to claim them.

8:00PM: Officers were dispatched to Winchester Street for two reports of hit and run motor vehicle accidents. Both of the reporting parties were not present when their cars were damaged. Both vehicles had driver side damage and one of the car’s mirrors had also been damaged. Because of the proximity of time and physical closeness of the vehicles, it is possible these crimes were committed by the same person. Police are investigating.

9:02PM: There were reports of shoplifting on Beacon Street. The reporting party described the man he saw steal from their business. Upon arrival, officers noticed a man on the corner of Harvard Street that matched the description. When they approached him he eventually admitted to taking the items. He then returned the items to the store and conversed with the manager about no longer being allowed in the business. The suspect is being summoned to court for shoplifting.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Burglary Arrest Report

On February 7, 2019, two officers were advised by dispatch that a residential breaking and entering just occurred at Colbourne Crescent. The officers then advised Brookline Police Dispatch that multiple unmarked police units were following the suspect vehicle involved. The vehicle was described as a Silver Honda traveling on Jamaica Way at Brookline Ave. One of the officers requested a marked unit to start in the direction to assist the unmarked units.

Traveling on Washington Street in a marked unit, an officer let dispatchers know that she would respond to the call. As she was traveling on the Jamaica Way, traffic backed and became congested due to vehicles stopping at the red light at the intersection of Jamaica Way at Willow Pond Road. At this time four unmarked cruisers came from the direction of Byner Road and Willow Pond Road, and conducted a felony car stop. At this time the officer and a Boston Detective approached the operator of the suspect vehicle and advised the suspect to exit the vehicle.  The suspect exited the vehicle and they placed him in handcuffs without incident.

Prior to transportation to the station, officers searched the suspect. One officer located a red Buddah statue and a $20.00 bill in the suspects right front pants pocket. The other located many pieces of jewelry, a stack of US currency, and two keys in the man's left front pants pocket.  Due to the investigation involving a residential breaking and entering, all jewelry and US currency were placed in evidence bags and brought back to the Brookline Police Station and deemed as evidence.

The officers then inventoried all jewelry, the Buddha statue and US currency that was in the possession of the suspect.

The following is a list of inventoried items:

One Gold woman’s Rolex watch
One Diamond band
One Gold band
Two sets of Gold clip on earrings
One Gold bracelet, which included four attached charms. Three charms, one with scripture
One Gold thick bracelet
One Gold layered necklace
One Silver and Gold bracelet
One pair of 14 KT Gold earrings
One Gold, necklace with a blue opal pendant
One Gold necklace with a white pearl pendant
One Gold pendant with a white center pearl
One Gold, diamond bracelet
One Gold, triangle pendant
One Lady Mount Carmel pendant
One Gold square Pendant with a Jade center
One necklace with glasses attached
One Gold bracelet with a flower design
One 18 inch, Gold necklace
One Gold ring with a diamond in the center
One Gold ring with a purple pearl
One Gold flower ring
One Gold, crown shaped ring
One Gold ring with missing diamonds
One Gold Pendant with pink stones
One aventurine stone necklace
One Red, Buddha Statue

The total US currency that was located on the suspect was $886.75 US Dollars.

A breakdown of the US currency was:   
44 US $20 bills, totaling $880 US dollars 
27 US quarters, totaling $6.75 US dollars.

The officers present photographed all property and US currency that was taken for evidence. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Saturday, February 9th

12:19PM: There were reports of a past larceny on Beacon Street. A woman told officers that she had three packages stolen from her foyer between 1/4/19 and 1/6/19. All items were delivered from Amazon. Police are investigating.

2:22PM: A father and son came into Brookline to report a larceny of a bike. The boy rode the bike to Brookline High School on Wednesday, 2/6, and locked it on the bicycle rack at 8:30am. On 2/7 at approximately 8:20am, the boy went to retrieve the bike and found it missing. The bike lock was left behind and still intact. The bike is described as a black Trek FX2 bicycle with blue lettering and a rack on the back. This case is being investigated.

Friday, February 8th

11:21AM: Officers responded to reports of a past attempted theft from a mailbox. The reporting party stated that a few days ago he noticed the lid of the mailbox bent. When he asked his wife, she told him she noticed the condition roughly 2 weeks ago. The reporting party also recently noticed some fraudulent activity on his bank account. At this time it does not appear any mail was stolen from the mailbox. This case is being investigated.

11:46AM: Units were dispatched to the area of Harvard Street at Longwood Avenue for a report of a past shoplifter walking in the area. A month prior, the manager of a store noticed a man leave without paying for some items. She took a mental note of the man and his attire. On 2/6, she saw the man in the store again. When she checked the surveillance tapes, she noticed him steal several items. At approximately 11:50am, the manager saw the man again, in the same jacket, and called police. The suspect was positively identified and summons into court for shoplifting.

5:29PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for reports of shoplifting. An employee notified his manager after recognizing a man who had previous incidents of suspicious activity in the establishment. The suspect entered the business with a paper bag and began placing items into the paper bag. He placed his jacket over the bag, and proceeded to checkout. He did not pay for any of the items in the paper bag. The reporting party stopped the suspect as he tried to flee and officers arrived on scene shortly after. The suspect was arrested for shoplifting.

Thursday, February 7th

1:16PM: There were reports of malicious damage to an automobile on Sherman Road. The reporting party stated that she parked her car at 9:30am and returned at approximately 12:45pm that afternoon and found her left rear window smashed. Police are investigating.

5:17PM: A restaurant on Harvard Street reported they found several baby clothes items in a plastic bag behind a trash can in their men’s room. The clothes still had price tags on them. A check of a nearby store confirmed that they did not sell that particular brand of  clothes. The items were placed into evidence for safe keeping. The case is being investigated.

6:45PM: Police were dispatched to Colbourne Crescent for reports of a breaking and entering which has just occurred. Officers arrived and noticed a broken window and signs that the home was ransacked. The son of the home owner confirmed that cash, jewelry, and electronic devices were stolen from the home. Police are investigating.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wednesday, February 6th

1:52PM: Officers were dispatched to a construction site off Brookline Place for reports of larceny. An employee noticed at 6am this morning that numerous items were missing. The items had been secured at the site by 5pm on 2/5. Officers found surveillance footage of the area that shows a man breaking and entering at 10:50pm. The suspect appeared to have knowledge of the site. This case is being investigated.

3:03PM: There are reports of a past larceny on Euston Street. The reporting party was supposed to receive a package from his cousin in Texas. The package contains sensitive personal information. The man waited over a month to report the theft because he hoped the package was late. There are no security cameras in the area. This is under investigation.

4:42PM: A woman came to the front desk to report a found key on Clark Road. The reporting party turned in a Universal Studios key ring with a Hyundai car key fob and two residential keys. Also found with the keys was a cell phone charging cord. The reporting party’s mail carrier found the items on the woman’s lawn outside her house. Efforts have been made to locate the owner of the keys. If these items sound familiar to you please contact 617-730-2252.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, February 5th

Package Thief Caught Consuming Cookies

8:09PM: There were reports of a suspicious person inside an unlocked vestibule on Beacon Street. When officers arrived they saw a woman, matching the caller’s description, sitting with three opened packages in her hands. She claimed that she did not live in the building but that the packages were hers. Because of recent package thefts, police checked the labels and confirmed that the items were not hers. The suspect told officers the packages were in fact hers because of the “diet she was on”. Two of the packages she opened contained consumable items such as tea and Girl Scout cookies. When officers located the woman, it appeared that some of the Girl Scout cookie boxes were opened and some of the cookies were missing. She later admitted to consuming the stolen cookies. The suspect was also found with numerous other stolen items including identification cards and credit cards. The suspect was arrested.

3:03AM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for reports of a man shot with a BB gun. The reporting party stated that he was exiting a taxi when a red sedan driving erratically almost struck him. The man told officers that when he held up his middle finger the car halted, traveled in reverse, and then stopped to shoot the man with a BB gun several times. The car then sped southbound towards Harvard Street. Police are attempting to locate traffic surveillance cameras in the area.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Monday, February 4th

11:37AM: Officers responded to reports of larceny on Gorham Avenue. The reporting party ordered two packages from Amazon but only received one. She received a notification from Amazon that two packages had been delivered sometime between 1pm and 3:30pm on Saturday. Police are investigating.

4:23PM: A woman came to Brookline to report a larceny from her home. At around 3pm today she noticed her necklace missing from the jewelry box. Nothing else appears to be stolen from the home. This case is under investigation.

6:28PM: Officers were dispatched to an apartment on Clyde Street for reports of a past larceny. A woman reports a theft of jewelry from her bedroom. She had last worn the ring on 1/14 and discovered it missing on 1/20. It appears that nothing else was taken from the bedroom. Police are investigating.

7:49PM: Police responded to reports of a past animal bite. A woman was walking on Village Way when she approached a man with two medium-sized dogs on leashes. When the reporting party walked by, one of the dogs attempted to bite her back leg. The dog bite did not puncture the skin or injure the woman. The reporting party did not ask for the man’s information.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sunday, February 3rd

SCAM ALERT: People claiming to be from the Water Department. Getting access to homes and stealing.

12:15PM: Officers were dispatched to a residence on Henry Street for reports of a past larceny. The reporting party recounted the suspicious incident to officers which occurred at 1pm on January 30th. The woman reported that a man knocked on her door claiming to be a Water Department employee who was there to check the water for lead. The reporting party  remembered that he showed her some sort of ID badge on a blue lanyard. Upon entering the house the suspect made the reporting party sit turned away from the rest of the apartment and watch the water for discoloration. Because her back was to the rest of the apartment, she believes it is possible there was more than one man in her home at the time. The man never returned after he went to his truck to get some paperwork. Suspicious, the reporting party asked her neighbor to phone the water company and they told him they had not sent any representatives. After this, the reporting party checked around her house and noticed several things out of place including some cash from her wallet.

10:28AM: Officers responded to reports of larceny on University Road. The reporting party stated that he received a notification that his package had been delivered at 7:41pm. The notification included a photo of the package on the porch. The reporting party went to retrieve the package around 11pm and realized it was missing. This case is under investigation.

Saturday. February 2nd

12:48PM: A woman was attending an event in Brookline and parked her car on Linden Place. When she returned to her car, she found that her front license plate had been stolen. 

Friday, February 1st

11:43AM: There was a report of larceny on Salisbury Road. The reporting party stated that he received a confirmation notification of a package delivery on 1/31 at 6:42pm. About an hour later the reporting party went to retrieve the package and could not find it. Believing it was simply too dark outside, he waited till morning to recheck. When he came outside this morning and still could not find the package, he called police. This crime is under investigation.

6:14PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a past report of attempted shoplifting. When officers arrived, the store managers showed police surveillance depicting a black male in a blue sweatshirt and a shorter white female wearing an orange coat and white scarf. The footage shows the two individuals steal over $80 worth of cosmetics. The managers approached the two individuals and after claiming they stole nothing, they both gave back all the items. The individuals left in separate directions but are believed to be working together.