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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, March 16, 2018

Thursday, March 15th


Officers were dispatched to Kendall St on Thursday to respond to two reported burglaries. Two victims from two separate units reported a laptop, cell phone, paper work and various pieces of jewelry stolen from their residences'. Brookline PD is continuing to investigate these cases.

At the station, an officer was met by a victim who came in to report that her cell phone had been taken from her desk while attending a class. The case is active at this time.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wednesday, March 14th


At approximately 9:00 PM, an officer was dispatched to the front desk of the Station to take a larceny report. The victim stated that a passport and a check were both taken from his residence. A follow-up has been requested.

On Wednesday night, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St for a reported package theft. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victim. The victim stated that she received confirmation that 2 packages were delivered to her residence that morning. When going to retrieve the packages in the foyer of the building, she noticed them missing and called Brookline Police. This case is under investigation.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

3/12 and 3/13


At approximately 9:00 PM on Monday, officers responded to Harvard St for a reported shoplifting. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the reporting party, an employee, who stated she noticed a man attempting to conceal various items from the store inside of his jacket. The reporting party then attempted to stop the suspect but he continued to exit the store. A follow-up has been requested for this active case.


An officer responded to Salisbury Rd at approximately 2:00 PM on Tuesday for an uprooted tree that fell across the roadway and came to rest against a home. On scene, officers observed a large tree resting on the rooftop of the home. However, they were unable to make a complete assessment of the potential damage due to the snow covered roof. The Forestry Division was notified and removed the fallen tree. The resident was advised of the event.

*Over the course of Tuesday's Blizzard, 53 motor vehicle tows were initiated due to the snow ban. Additionally, 4 trees fell onto residential property, 2 of them blocking roadways. 14 calls regarding down or low hanging wires were made, 9 of them occurring on residential properties.

Monday, March 12, 2018

3/9 through 3/11


On Friday, a victim of a fraud call came to Police Headquarters to report that she fell prey to an IRS phone scam. The victim answered her cell phone on Thursday afternoon and was told that she owed almost $6,000 dollars to the IRS. After multiple conversations between the victim and suspects claiming to be IRS agents, the victim became convinced that she owed the money and forwarded the funds requested. She bought "GooglePlay" cards as a means of paying her balance and was instructed by a man claiming to be an IRS Investigating Officer to reveal the codes associated with the cards she had purchased. Police are investigating.

*Phone calls are an easy way for scammers to convince people that they owe important funds. If you find yourself receiving calls from suspicious phone numbers, it's better to hang up versus engaging in conversation. Please contact Brookline Police to verify it's validity prior to engaging with the calling party to prevent becoming a victim of fraud.


On Sunday evening, an officer was dispatched to Sherman Rd for a past breaking and entering into a residence and for a stolen motor vehicle report. Upon arrival, the officer was met with three victims, who had been out of town since Wednesday (3/7). When returning back to their residence Sunday afternoon, they realized that it had been ransacked and that several items were missing from the apartment. Upon hearing the statements from all three victims, they observed a cut screen window near the front door of their residence that belonged to one of the windows within their kitchen. Between the victims, multiple electronics, video games, backpacks, sneakers and cash had been stolen from their residence while they were away. Additionally, a set of car keys was missing, belonging to one of their friends. Once noticing the missing car keys, they exited their apartment to go to their friend's car that had been parked within the vicinity of their apartment. After several attempts, they were unable to locate the vehicle. This investigation is ongoing.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Thursday, March 8th


On Thursday morning, an uprooted town tree fell onto a fence and home around 4:00 AM on Middlesex Rd. due to blizzard conditions.

Brookline PD responded to Wallis Rd for a report of a tree that had fallen and struck a vehicle parked in a driveway. The officer observed damage to the top, sides and back of the vehicle. The Forestry Division was notified.

An officer responded to South St for a report of a town tree that had fallen and struck a residence. Once the branch fell and struck the roof, it rolled, coming to a rest against the home. The Forestry Division has been notified.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Wednesday, March 7th


On Wednesday morning, an officer responded to an accident that occurred during the active snow storm. The operator had last control of the vehicle while turning onto Chestnut Hill Ave and hit a signal light, knocking it over. There were no injuries and the operator was able to drive their vehicle.

At approximately 11:45 PM Wednesday night, an officer was dispatched for a report of a town tree that had fallen into a house on Crafts Rd due to the Nor’easter.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


On March 6, officers responded to a business on Boylston St. for a report of a shoplifting in progress. On scene, officers observed a female party talking with an employee. The employee stated that they had seen the woman take multiple items and place them into her closed purse. All of the items were recovered and the woman will be summonsed to court for shoplifting.

An officer was dispatched to Vernon St. for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that sometime during the afternoon someone had taken the No Parking sign from the side of her garage. The incident is being investigated.

In the evening of March 6, officers responded to Strathmore Rd for a street robbery that had occurred on Beacon St earlier that evening. The reporting party stated that he had been walking on Beacon St at approx. 2150hrs when he made eye contact with an unknown male party who approached him and asked to bum a cigarette. When the victim went to get a cigarette from his pocket, the suspect suddenly grabbed his phone and fled. The victim attempted to chase the suspect but lost sight of him. The incident is under investigation.