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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

Friday, January 19, 2018

1/18/2018

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On the morning of January 18, an officer responded to Center St. for a fraud report. The victim had been seeking out services to repair a computer through an online repair company. After the distribution of funds, the victim had been scammed. The case is still active.

                *Online scams regarding “pop-up alerts” are common nationwide. It is easy to accidentally become a victim of schemes, as such. If you receive a pop-up alert notifying you that your computer has a virus or receive phone calls, both in-person and automated, please hang up to protect your bank accounts.



During the afternoon, an officer was dispatched for a graffiti complaint. The caller advised the officer that this was not that first time they had seen this property tagged. Photographs of the tags were taken and a patrolling officer was advised of the damage.

An officer assisted with reporting a stolen license plate on the afternoon of January 18. The victim believes her front plate was stolen off of her vehicle on Village Way. A dispatcher entered the license plate as stolen. The case is active at this time.

An officer was dispatched to Francis St. for a report of a package theft. The victim stated that they had placed an order online and had received a confirmation e-mail that the package had been delivered. Upon arriving home, the victim noticed that her packages had been opened and its contents had been taken. It is uncertain if there are surveillance cameras in or around the building.


An officer was dispatched to Netherlands Rd. for a package theft the evening of January 18. The victims reported receiving a delivery notification but did not notice the package upon arriving home. In addition, the victims reported receiving another delivery notification for two more packages. When they had gone to retrieve them, they were no longer in the foyer. A follow-up is being requested for this case.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

1/17/2018

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On Wednesday, officers responded to the area of Gorham/Greenough St. for a report of a package theft. The witness reported that they had seen a few young men take packages off of a front porch. The suspects then walked off. The witness yelled out to them to stop, in which they dropped the packages and ran. The case is currently active.

On Tuesday January 16, Brookline PD News Blog included a report of a stolen rental motor vehicle on Boylston St. that had not been returned. On Wednesday January 17, the rental vehicle was recovered in Connecticut. A follow-up will be made.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1/16/2018

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An officer responded to Boylston St. where a report of a stolen motor vehicle was made on January 16. The victim stated that the vehicle was a rental that had not been returned. A stolen motor vehicle report has been filed.

On January 16, a man came into Police Headquarters reporting that cash withdrawals had been made from his savings account. The case is active at this time.

On the afternoon of January 16, patrolling officers observed and photographed graffiti spray painted at various locations. At this time, it is unknown when these tags were placed. The Parks Department has been contacted for their removal.


A package theft report was made at the Police Station during the early evening of January 16. The victim stated that she placed an order for a television on January 3 and had received a confirmation e-mail when it had been delivered later that week. The victim could not find the package when going to check for it. The case is active.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1/15/2018

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On the morning of January 15, an officer was dispatched to Chestnut St. for a malicious damage report. Upon arrival, the officer was informed about an ongoing tenant dispute with a family in a different unit. The victim reports that she had gone to her vehicle that day and found a burn mark on the hood of her car which appeared to be from a cigarette. Video surveillance is being requested.

On January 15, an officer was dispatched to St. Paul Street for a report of a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim reports that when she had come out to her car earlier in the morning, the interior had been ransacked. It appeared that nothing had been stolen from the car or that there were any signs of forced entry. The case is active at this time.

During the evening of January 15, an officer responded to the Beacon St. area for a possible stolen motor vehicle. Upon arrival, victim stated that they had started their car parked on the rear end of the building in which they work. After briefly returning inside, they had come back out to find that their push-to-start vehicle was no longer in their parking spot. A report has been filed. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

1/10/2018 through 1/14/2018

1/10/2018

On January 10, an officer was dispatched to Walnut St. for a past Larceny of a Motor Vehicle report. The victim stated that his vehicle had been stolen from his driveway on 1/9 at approximately 23:45 hrs. The victim stated that he had left his keys inside the center console and had failed to lock the doors. The incident is under investigation.

At approximately 14:30 hrs, an officer responded to a parking lot on Beacon St. for an accident involving a pedestrian. The victim stated he was working as a parking attendant and had just closed the lot when a vehicle attempted to enter via the exit lane. The victim told the driver that the lot was full and she needed to back up. The driver began to yell that a spot was open and the victim once again stated that she could not proceed. At this time, the vehicle entered the lot and made contact with the victim’s leg. The victim yelled for the driver to stop but she did not and instead made contact with the victim’s legs again. The victim was not seriously injured and did not wish to pursue the matter. The driver will be summoned to court for A & B with a dangerous weapon.

An officer was dispatched to Kent St. for a past larceny. The reporting party stated that on 1/8 at approximately 20:00 hrs, she had arrived home and noticed three packages delivered for her in the secured vestibule. When the reporting party went back to collect her packages on 1/10, they were gone.

A man came into the police station to report a package theft. The man stated that his package was confirmed as delivered at 18:14 hrs but was not there when he went to retrieve it at 19:00 hrs.

1/11/2018

An officer was dispatched to Walnut St. for a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had parked her vehicle unlocked in her driveway at approximately 20:00 hrs on 1/9. When the woman returned at approximately 7:30 hrs on 1/10, she observed several items removed from the center console. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to Kent St. for a report of suspicious activity. The officer located a package that had been ripped open and the contents removed. On 1/12 the officer was able to make contact with the intended recipient who confirmed that the package had been stolen from his residence on Kent St. on January 7th.

1/13/2018

At approximately 00:28 hrs, an officer was dispatched to Harvard St. for a motor vehicle accident. The officer was approached by two Lyft drivers who stated they were waiting for their next fare when a vehicle entered the lot and sideswiped one of their vehicles as well as another parked car. The officer approached the stopped vehicle and could smell an odor of alcohol emanating from the driver. The driver had difficulty turning off her vehicle and the officer could observe slurred speech and red glassy eyes. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating under the Influence of Liquor.

A man came into the police station to report a stolen package. The man stated that two packages had been delivered to him from 12/25-1/7, the first had been ripped open with nothing taken and the second had been ripped open with all of the contents removed.

An officer responded to Beech Rd. for a possible bat exposure. The reporting party stated that he and his wife had noticed a bat flying around their home earlier and when he went to capture it, it escaped and flew up to the second floor. The reporting party is working with Critter Control to remove the bat.

1/14/2018


Officers responded to Commonwealth Av. to assist with a fight that had just been broken up. One of the victims stated that she and her friend had gone to the bathroom when an unknown male slapped her friend on the buttocks. When they told their male friends they went to confront the guy who then pushed them and threatened to fight if they didn’t leave. When they attempted to leave, they were followed outside by a group of males who then attacked them and stole one victim’s messenger bag. The assailants fled before police showed up. There were no serious injuries. The incident is under investigation. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

1/8/2018 through 1/9/2018

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On January 8, an officer was dispatched to a store on Harvard St. for a report of shoplifting. The reporting party stated that they had observed two men place clothing items into a backpack and attempting to leave the store. Stopping them before exiting, the reporting party asked them to stay until BPD arrived on scene. Both parties will be summoned to court.

1/9

On January 9, a vehicle was traveling west-bound on RT 9 where they hit another vehicle while attempting to change into the right-travel lane. The original vehicle then turned back to the left travel lane where a taxi was also hit. The operator was issued a citation.


On the evening of January 9, an officer was dispatched to Ivy St. for a report of breaking and entering a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that when they went to use the vehicle, an item usually kept in the center console was on the driver’s seat. Some money and change had been stolen. The case is still active at this time.

Monday, January 8, 2018

1/4/2018 through 1/7/2018

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On January 4, an officer was dispatched to Toxeth St. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that she realized her bike was missing during the early evening hours of January 1. She stated that the bike was stowed behind a vestibule door which is usually secure. The reporting party noted that the door may have been propped open by her neighbors.


On January 4, an officer was dispatched to Toxeth St for the report of a package theft. The reporting party was unable to locate a package that had been delivered.

1/5

On January 5, the Brookline Animal Control Line received a call reporting a bat was in the bedroom of a residence on Park St. The reporting party stated that she and her husband were asleep and awakened by the sound of scratching on their bedroom wall. They discovered an active bat when they turned on the lights. It had flown out of the bedroom and they were unable to locate it. The responding officer located, captured, and transported the bat to Angel Memorial Animal Hospital. It was then taken to the Massachusetts Department of Public health to be submitted for rabies testing. It was later indicated that the test results came back negative.

1/7

On January 7, an officer responded to Beacon St for a minor property damage accident involving a town vehicle. The driver stated that while parking, he started to back up to give the vehicle in front some space that was also backing up. In doing so, he went too far backwards and made contact with an unoccupied, parked car. There was minor damage to the parked car and no visible damage to the town vehicle. There were no injuries and paperwork was exchanged.


In the evening of January 7, an officer was dispatched to St Paul St. for a recent breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle report. The reporting party had parked his car to unload groceries and went inside his home. He had returned to his car and while approaching observed contents from the center console all over the passenger’s seat. He also observed an item in the car that did not belong to him. The reporting party believed the car was unlocked during that time frame. The case is active at this time.