Note: The following information is based on an initial review of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported to us. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, reporting of juveniles, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10/16/2017-10/17/2017

10/16/2017

An officer in the area of Beacon and Harvard Streets was notified that a known party with two active warrants was in the area. Based upon the man’s description, the officer was able to locate the man, confirm his identity and warrants, and place the man under arrest.

In the evening of October 16, officers were dispatched to the area of Lawton and Thorndike Streets for a report of an assault and battery. The victim stated that he had been sitting in his vehicle on Lawton St. when he noticed someone walk by on the sidewalk. The victim then stated that he was pulled to the ground from the driver’s side door by an unknown male party. The suspect then began to attack the victim while screaming “why did you do this to me.” The victim stated that the suspect then stopped, ran towards the intersection and began to charge back when he was able to enter his vehicle and lock the doors. The suspect was reported to have fled towards Commonwealth Ave. The suspect is described as a young Hispanic male, thin build, with facial hair and wavy hair pulled pack. The incident is under investigation.

10/17/2017

At approximately 3:20am, an officer observed a male party riding a bike from Powell St. onto Browne St. with only a flashing rear light. The officer followed the man onto Browne St. where he emerged from a driveway and appeared to re-place his backpack onto his back. At this time the officer attempted to conduct a field interview. The male party acted hostile and began riding away from the officer after being identified. Based upon this suspicious activity, the officer requested additional units to canvas the area. Officers lost sight of the male party on Longwood Ave. but later discovered many discarded items near the Lawrence School Playground. Items included those suggesting that the party was attempting to break into cars. The incident is being investigated.

While conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Independence Drive, an officer observed a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest.

An officer responded to Hawes St. for a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had parked her vehicle in her driveway the night before and when she returned in the morning it had been ransacked and items were missing. The matter is under investigation.


Officers were dispatched to Evans Rd. for a report of a suspicious person. The reporting party stated that an unknown female had tried to gain access to her locked basement door. The woman stated that she then confronted the individual who left and headed towards the garage area. Officers located the female in question hiding in the area of the garage. While speaking with officers, the unknown female acted erratically and was unable to answer simple questions but admitted to previous drug use. The woman was transported to the hospital pending investigation and determination of her identity. Officers were later able to identify the woman and found that she had two active warrants in her name. Once discharged the woman was placed under arrest.

Monday, October 16, 2017

10/12/2017 through 10/15/2017

10/12/2017

On October 12, an officer was dispatched to Summit Ave. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that sometime between September 24 and October 2, items were taken from his garage. The matter is under investigation.

10/13/2017

On October 13, an officer was dispatched to Parkman St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that a package was stolen from his building’s front vestibule that morning.

An officer was dispatched to Washington St. for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party stated they believed the occupants of a vehicle to be either high or intoxicated. An officer responded and in approaching the vehicle saw the driver holding a spoon of clear liquid and begin to draw it into a syringe. The driver was placed under arrest for possession of heroin and operating with a revoked license and the passenger was placed under arrest for being present where heroin is knowingly kept and possession of a Class A drug.

An officer responded to Kent St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that his bike had been stolen from a bike rack. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to the area of Marion and Harvard Streets for a report of a fight in progress. The victim stated he and his wife were walking when a vehicle turned aggressively in front of them and he stated “do you have a problem?” At this point, the victim stated that the car pulled over and the driver attempted to exit and ultimately became entangled with the victim before leaving the scene. Officers located the suspect and he is being charged with assault and battery.

10/14/2017

An officer was dispatched to the lower lot of Larz Anderson Park for a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that something had been used to pry away the operator’s door latch so that the door could be opened and items were missing from inside.

An officer responded to Cameron St. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that his package was reportedly signed for and delivered yet he never received it. The incident is being investigated.

10/15/2017

On October 15, officers responded to Harvard St. for a report of a bicycle having just been stolen. Officers were able to locate a man matching the description of the suspect. The victim was able to identify the suspect and he was placed under arrest for Larceny from a Person.

A woman came into the police station to report a larceny. The woman stated that on 10/11 she had locked her bike to a rack on Beacon St. and when she returned, the lock had been cut and the bike was gone.

An officer was dispatched to 98 Clinton Rd. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that they had left a bike outside, unlocked and that it had been stolen.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10/11/2017

On October 11, an officer was dispatched to Stearns Rd. for a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny. The reporting party stated that she had gone out the day before without locking up and when she returned, items were missing.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10/9/2017-10/10/2017

Information from a motorist helped officers place one man under arrest, cite another.

On October 10, while on patrol in the area of Brookline Village, an officer was informed that two subjects on bikes had just stolen a package from the front of a building. The officer located a man on Brook St. who matched one of the descriptions.  The officer found that this man was in possession of stolen property which he stated his friend had handed him. Officers then located a man matching the second description and this was confirmed by the first suspect. The second suspect was in possession of stolen property as well as a Class A substance. The first subject was cited for receiving stolen property and the second subject was placed under arrest for possession of a Class A and receiving stolen property. 


10/9/2017

An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of receiving stolen property. Officers located a man walking a bike with no front tire and carrying a bike tire. Officers determined that the man had stolen the tire and knowingly purchased a stolen bike. The man was placed under arrest.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Beacon St. for a report of shoplifting. An employee stated that they had witnessed a woman place items into her bag and leave without paying. Officers located a woman who matched the description and placed her under arrest. While inventorying her property, officers found that the woman was also in possession of various pills. She is being charged with shoplifting and possession of opiates.

A man came into the police station to report a larceny. The man stated that a package had been stolen from his residence on Gibbs Street.

An officer responded to Pleasant St. for a past larceny report. The reporting party stated that he had left his wallet in a business on October 4, and that when he went back to look for it, it was gone. The reporting party also reported seeing fraudulent activity on his credit card. The matter is under investigation.

10/10/2017

An officer was dispatched to Prescott St. for a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that he had parked his vehicle and when he returned items were missing. The incident is being investigated.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Arrest made after an alert employee saw a news story.

Today Police arrested a subject and charged him with Larceny from a building. The subject is accused of stealing a cell phone of an employee from a local store.

Today at 11:45AM a local business owner from Beacon Street called to report they had their cell phone stolen last week from their store. They indicated that a fellow employee was watching the news last night. They saw the story of a store on Beacon Street, were an employee had their cell phone stolen. The story showed a grainy photo of a possible suspect. Having the description of that subject today they went to review their store security video. In the video from last week they see a subject looking very similar to the subject shown on TV last night. Their video actually shows the subject take the phone off the counter. The video was turned over to police. A few hours later around 2:00PM the store employee called to report that they believed the subject from last week seen in the video had shown back up. Police arrived and located the subject out front of the store. Based upon the investigation the subject was placed under arrest, charged with larceny from a building. The investigation is still on going to see if this can be tied to last week’s case and if the subject can be identified as the one in the picture seen on the news. In speaking with the store owners from today they pride themselves with being a family store and proud members of the Brookline Community. They are pleased this had a good outcome, thanks to their employee who had seen the news story. We also give credit to our media partners who ran the story and helped get the word out of the similar past larceny.

Monday, October 9, 2017

10/4/2017-10/8/2017

10/5/2017

On October 5, 2017, an officer was dispatched to Fuller St. for a report of Malicious Damage to an Automobile. The victim stated her car had been parked on Fuller St. for a little over an hour and when she returned there were key marks on both drivers’ side doors.

Officers responded to New Terrace Rd. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that she had parked her car on Clinton Rd. earlier that day and when she returned, the license plate from the rear of her car had been stolen.

10/6/2017

Officers were dispatched to High St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that during the evening of October 3, his bicycle had been stolen from the building’s vestibule.

10/7/2017

An officer was dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Ave. for a report of fraud. The manager stated that during the evening of October 6, a man came into the store and purchased items with a counterfeit bill. The incident is under investigation.

An officer was dispatched to St. Paul St. for a report of a past larceny. The victim stated that while walking on Pleasant St. on September 29, a car had pulled beside her and asked for directions. She reported that a female passenger then got out of the car and gave the victim a gold ring before driving away. The victim stated that once the car was gone, she noticed that her necklace was gone and a fake gold chain had been draped over her shoulder.

10/8/2017

On October 8, an officer was dispatched to Babcock St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that sometime during the last few months items had been stolen from her safe. The matter is under investigation.



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Man Sentenced to 3-4 Years in State Prison

On August 18, 2013, Brookline Police received reports of an attempted breaking and entering into offices at 7 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA. During the subsequent investigation, it was discovered that it involved 3 separate offices. Entry was only gained at one office where items were missing. The office was in a state of disarray with papers and other objects moved around. There was a briefcase and polo shirt missing. A coke botle and red t-shirt were also discovered. Various items were taken for processing.

On January 14, 2015, a Brookline Police Department Detective recieved a report from the State Lab that the DNA on the shirt was individualized to a Gerard Cribbie. Cribbie was at this point in 2015 serving a sentence for a similar incident that had occurred on August 6, 2013 within several hundred yards of the Harvard Street incident. This gave him a familiarity with the basic scene. Cribbie was found guily in Massachusetts Superior Court for Breaking & Entering in Nightime with Intent to Commit Felony, and 2 counts of Attempted Breaking & Entering with Intent to Commit Felony. Cribbie received a sentence of 3-4 years in a Massachusetts State Prison.

10/2/2017-10/3/2017

10/2/2017

Early on October 2, officers observed a vehicle traveling on Kent St. with only one headlight illuminated. The officers conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver had two active warrants in his name. The driver was placed under arrest.

A man came into the police station to report a larceny. The man stated that a package had been stolen from his residence on Harvard Street.

10/3/2017

On October 3, officers were dispatched to Boylston St. for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that a half hour earlier a woman (known to him) had arrived at his residence and began banging on and kicking the front door. The reporting party also stated that he heard crashing and banging and found items broken and knocked over. Officers attempted to speak with the woman in question who became verbally assaultive and combative. The woman was placed under arrest for Willful/Malicious Destruction of Property, Assault and Battery of a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest.

An officer was dispatched to Spooner Rd. for a report of a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had left her vehicle unlocked overnight and her belongings were rifled through the next morning. While there, the officer was notified by another resident that her vehicle had also been rifled through. Both women reported nothing missing.

An officer was dispatched to Toxteth St. for a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated she had parked her vehicle the night before and that morning her belongings had been rummaged through and items were missing.

Officers responded to the intersection of Beacon St. and St. Paul St. for a report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had turned after a stop sign when a man appeared to become upset that he hadn’t been able to cross in the cross walk. The woman reported that the suspect then punched the back driver’s side door of the vehicle leaving a dent. The matter is under investigation.

An officer responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that on Friday 9/29 a group of three males had entered the store and taken multiple items. The incident is under investigation.