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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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 22, 2018


Early on May 22, an officer was dispatched to Thorndike St for a report of two stolen bicycles. The reporting party stated that sometime between 9pm the previous night and 5:45am that morning his unsecured identical Trek bikes were removed from his backyard. The incident is being investigated.

On May 22, a woman came into the police station to report a past larceny. The reporting party stated that while working at a business on Station St the day before her wallet had been stolen. The woman stated that her purse had been located in an employee’s only section of the store and at one point she had walked back to her desk and observed an unknown female party located in the restricted section. The reporting party stated that a few minutes later the unknown female was gone and later that day she discovered her purse missing. Prior to coming to the police station to report the incident, the reporting party located her purse stuffed underneath a chair where the unknown female had been located the day before. The reporting party’s wallet was missing from her purse. The incident is under investigation.

In the evening of May 22, an officer responded to Egmont St for a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party stated that sometime between the morning of May 18 and 9am on May 22, her bike was stolen from where it had been locked in rear of her building. The incident is being investigated.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Monday, May 21st

5/21

8:55 AM - On Monday, an officer checked in on a local business on Commonwealth Avenue after a customer had received vehicle inspection services a few weeks ago and left without paying for them. The manager of the business stated to the officer that the suspect had still not come back to pay the service fee, as of yesterday. It was at that time that the officer dispatched was able to locate the suspect and inform her that leaving without paying for services is a larceny in the State of Massachusetts. The irritable suspect then began yelling at officers, still refusing to pay the overdue charges. Due to the suspect's persistent refusal, she was charged with Altering, Forging or Possessing Fake Vehicle Documents. A complaint was filed with Brookline District Court.

Monday, May 21, 2018

May 15th through May 20th


5/15

10:32 AM - Animal Control received a call about a dog bite incident that had occurred earlier this month at Amory Park. The caller explained that she was at the park with her brother and mother when an off-leash dog came up and bit her brother while he was riding his scooter. The owner of the dog was cooperative and provided the victim with his contact information, along with the dog’s rabies vaccination. Upon contacting the owner, Brookline Animal Control determined that the dog was not registered with the Town of Brookline and should not have been off-leash. The owner of the Hound/Lab mix was issued a violation for No License and Dog at Large.


5/16

9:22 AM – An officer was dispatched to Toxteth Street to take a report of a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim told the officer that she had parked her car in her driveway the night prior and upon coming out this morning noticed her vehicle had been rummaged through.

2:00 PM – An officer was dispatched to the front desk to take a report of a past Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated that her vehicle was parked in her assigned spot last week. When going to her vehicle the next morning, she found that someone had rummaged through it, in addition to stealing loose change. An item not belonging to the victim was also found within her vehicle which will be submitted as evidence.


5/17

10:30 AM – On Thursday, an officer took a report of a stolen motor vehicle at the front desk of Brookline PD Headquarters. The victim had leased a vehicle from a local dealership and was unable to locate it. A stolen motor vehicle form was completed.


5/18

8:30 AM – Brookline PD Animal Control was dispatched to Walnut Street for a call regarding a bat that was hanging outside a bedroom door frame. The bat was taken to Angel Memorial Animal Hospital and was tested for rabies by the Department of Public Health.

2:20 PM – A Property Manager came into the station to report a past graffiti incident located on Marion Street on Friday. Photographs were taken of the graffiti on the company’s property. Police are investigating.

2:36 PM – An officer took a walk-in report at the front desk for a past package theft that occurred on Davis Ave earlier this month. After the victim received delivery confirmation, she was unable to locate the package.

6:50 PM – Officers were dispatched to St. Paul Street for a Past residential Breaking and Entering and Larceny. The victims told officers that someone had broken into their apartment and stole two laptops while they were not home. The apartment was processed. Brookline PD is continuing to investigate.


5/19

7:20 AM – An officer was dispatched to Boylston Street for a past attempted Breaking and Entering of a Commercial Property. The owner of the business told the officer that while he was opening up the business for the day last week earlier in the week, he observed pry marks on the exterior door. This investigation is on-going.

11:03 AM – Officers were dispatched to the area of Griggs Terrace for a report of a Breaking and Entering that had just occurred. The victim reported that she observed a stranger in an upstairs room within her home. After confronting the suspect, he left the residence and the victim called police. It was determined that the suspect had stolen a bag and 2 clothing items while inside the residence. Units were able to locate the suspect on Beacon Street shortly after the Breaking and Entering happened.  Brookline Police placed the 36 year-old Boston resident under arrest and was charged for Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony.

7:44 PM – A person came into the station concerned about being a victim of identity fraud Saturday evening. The victim told the officer at the front desk that a neighbor had seen someone knocking at her front door this morning while she was not home. Upon returning back to her residence, she saw a note with her name on it requesting her to call the phone number listed. Upon calling, she was told by a woman when calling the number about an outstanding balance on an account. The woman claiming the victim had an outstanding balance would not give her any further information. Brookline PD provided the victim with proper contact information to document this incident.


5/20

5:40 PM – An officer was dispatched to Linden Street on Sunday to take a report for a past larceny. The victim told the responding officer that she had walked outside to take her child for a walk when she realized one of her baby strollers had been stolen off of her front porch. This is an active case.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

5/14-5/15


5/14/2018

An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a motor vehicle that had been broken into. The reporting party stated that he had left his car parked in a private lot over the weekend and when he returned on Monday, items had been moved around and a charger had been stolen.

In the afternoon of May 14, an officer observed a male subject known to police enter a building on Beacon St. The officer queried the male and found that he had 4 active warrants in his name. Based on this information, the officer entered the building to check for the male but was unable to locate him. During this time, the officer observed another male subject known to police exit the building and walk down a private driveway on Browne St. Based on recent crimes in the area and the subject carrying a backpack, glancing around, and walking on a private driveway, the officer followed the male to determine if he had legitimate business. The officer lost sight of the man but relocated him near St. Paul St. at which point he yelled for the man to stop. The man fled and the officer gave chase, at one point observing the man reach into his pants, remove a baseball sized plastic baggie of an unknown substance, and throw it over a fence into a private side yard. The officer and backup were able to catch up to the man and place him into custody. Officers located the baggie of powder which based on training and experience was believed to be fentanyl. While searching the suspect, officers also located pills and a large sum of cash consistent with selling drugs. The man was arrested for trafficking a Class A drug, Possession of a Class E drug (Subsequent), and Trespassing.

On May 14, a woman came into the police station to report a larceny. The woman stated that she had been shopping in the area of Coolidge Corner earlier when she noticed her wallet was missing. The woman stated that she retraced her steps to the last store she remembered having it at and was unable to locate her wallet. Shortly after, the woman received information that her credit card had been used to make numerous purchases. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard St. for a report of shoplifting. The employee stated that she had seen a male party, whom she recognized from previous shoplifting incidents, enter the store and leave a few minutes later. After the man left, the employee reviewed security footage and found that the man had concealed merchandise under his jacket before he exited the store. Since the employee was able to make an identification, the man will be summoned to court for Shoplifting.

In the evening of May 14, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a package theft. The reporting party stated that a package had been confirmed as delivered to her building earlier that day but when she arrived home she could not locate the package.

At approximately 9:40pm officers were dispatched to Winchester St. for a report of a two car crash with airbag deployment. On scene, officers observed vehicle 1 to have heavy front end damage and vehicle 2 to have damage to the right side. Officers spoke to the operator of vehicle 1 who stated she was driving home when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the solid white line on the right side of the road, and struck vehicle 2 which was parked. While speaking with the driver, officers observed the woman to have glassy bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcohol emanating from her person. A witness who was interviewed stated he had seen vehicle 1 swerve multiple times before crashing into vehicle 2. Based on the circumstances, the driver was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor. During an inventory of the vehicle loose pills were located and the driver is also being charged with possession of a Class E drug.

5/15/2018

In the morning of May 15, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a stolen bike. The reporting party stated that her son had placed his bicycle in the building’s common area the night before and when he left for school this morning it was gone. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to Washington St. for a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party stated that he had last seen his bike in the unlocked foyer of his building between 11am-12pm that day. The incident is being investigated.


Elderly Resident Victimized in Unarmed Robbery

In the evening of May 15, an officer responded to Kent St. for a report of a medical emergency. On arrival, the reporting party stated that she had been pushed by an unknown female suspect and suffered a broken wrist. The woman also stated that the suspect had stolen several hundred dollars from her. At this time a witness came forward and reported that while walking up the rear stairwell, a female had jogged past her at the fourth floor. Upon reaching the fifth floor, the witness stated that she saw an open door to an apartment and heard a woman yelling about a broken wrist. Given a description of the suspect, officers canvassed the area but had negative results. The suspect is reported as a light skin/tan female, possibly Hispanic, approx. 5’5”, and in her late teens to early 20s. She was reportedly wearing black leggings and a black rain jacket with teal stripes. This incident of robbery and assault and battery on an elderly person is currently under investigation.

Monday, May 14, 2018

5/11/2018 through 5/13/2018


5/11/2018

On 5/11 an officer was dispatched to Jefferson Rd. for a report of a larceny by false pretenses. The reporting party stated that he had received a phone call on 5/8 from a female party claiming to be his granddaughter. The female party stated that she had been arrested and passed the phone over to a male party who stated he was her attorney. The male party told the reporting party that he needed to send cash for his granddaughter to be released on bail. The incident was confirmed as a scam and detectives are investigating the case.

5/12/2018

Early on 5/12, units responded to the area of Boylston St. and Eliot St. for a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident. The reporting party stated that while in Medford, MA her vehicle had been rear ended by another car. The offending vehicle then pulled away without exchanging paperwork and struck the initial vehicle a second time, on the passenger’s side. The reporting party then followed the offending vehicle to where they were stopped in Brookline. On arrival on scene, officers observed damage to the reporting party’s rear bumper and passenger side mirror. As an officer approached the offending vehicle, she observed a female party asleep behind the wheel. The female party was awoken and attempted to put her vehicle into drive multiple times before the officer was able to remove her keys from the ignition. The officer observed the female suspect to be confused with glassy and bloodshot eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her. The female suspect was placed under arrest for Operating under the Influence of Alcohol.

In the afternoon of 5/12, officers were dispatched to the area of Aspinwall Av and St. Paul St. for a report of a larceny that had just occurred. The reporting party stated that he had seen a male party walk up a building on Aspinwall St., take a package off the porch, place it in a trash bag, and walk away. Officers located a man matching the description who confirmed he had just stolen a package. The man was will be summoned to court for Receiving Stolen Property under $1200 and Larceny under $1200.

An officer was dispatched to St. Paul St. for a past larceny report. The reporting party stated that earlier that day she had been at a store on Beacon St when she left her purse and shopping cart unattended. The woman stated that when she went to check-out she noticed that her wallet was gone. The incident is being investigated.

At approximately 8:05pm, an officer was dispatched to the Longwood MBTA station for a report of a larceny in progress. The reporting party stated that she had been standing on the outbound platform when an unknown female party began shouting for her attention. The reporting party attempted to ignore the woman who eventually crossed the tracks to converse with the reporting party. The unknown female stated that she had been waiting for the train for a couple hours and needed money for the fare. The reporting party stated that she then opened the front zipper of her backpack and retrieved money from her wallet for the female party. While waiting on the platform, the unknown female began moving closer to the reporting party and ultimately ended up behind her. At this time, the unknown woman, unzipped the front backpack pocket and removed the reporting party’s purse before fleeing. The reporting party attempted to follow the suspect who eventually discarded the purse near the Longwood Ave. Bridge. The reporting party stated that money had been taken from her purse. The case is under investigation.

On May 12, officers responded to a residence on Beacon St. for a past Breaking and Entering and Burglary from an apartment. The reporting party stated that when he returned home that evening he found the door to his apartment slightly open. The reporting party and his roommates reported numerous items stolen including laptops, money, and watches. The incident is being investigated.
5/13/2018

Early on May 13, an officer was monitoring traffic when he observed a vehicle cross over the double yellow lines while attempting to overtake another vehicle at the intersection of Harvard and Fuller Streets. The officer activated his emergency lights in an attempt to initiate a motor vehicle stop at which point the vehicle turned off their head and tail lights and made a quick turn onto Thorndike St. The officer radioed dispatch and continued the pursuit, observing the vehicle fail to safely stop at multiple stop signs, travel through a red light, and travel in the wrong direction up Station St. towards Washington St. Due to the increasingly dangerous situation, it was decided the pursuit would be halted. Dispatch notified the surrounding cities and towns of the incident and vehicle’s license plate. Shortly after, Boston Police notified Brookline PD that they had stopped the vehicle in question in Jamaica Plain. Brookline officers arrived on scene and placed the driver under arrest for Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Operating to Endanger, Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority, Speeding, and Marked Lanes Violations.

In the afternoon of 5/13, a woman came into the police station to report a larceny. The woman stated that sometime between 5/6 and 5/11 a laptop computer and router went missing from a church on Beacon St. The incident is being investigated.

Armed Robbery of Convenience Store


On May 12, 2018, at approximately 8:37 PM Brookline dispatch received a call from a cashier from the One Stop Market, located on 321 Cypress Street. The cashier reported that he had just been robbed at gun point. The cashier stated that the suspect entered the store and immediately displayed a black semi-automatic firearm, pointed it in his direction, and walked over to him. The suspect demanded money and ordered him to empty out the cash register; the suspect took the bag of cash and left the store. The cashier stated he observed the suspect take a left turn once he had exited the store. He attempted to follow the suspect out the door to get a better description; however once he had exited out of the store he was unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'11 in height, medium build, wearing a black facemask, black hooded sweatshirt with Nike logo on upper left chest, black pants, dark colored sneakers with white Nike logo, dark colored backpack, black baseball hat with yellow brim and yellow circular logo (possibly Boston Bruins logo). Approximately $3,500 in cash was stolen. Police are investigating.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Thursday, May 10th

5/10

12:22 PM - An officer was dispatched to Harvard Street to take a report of a past larceny. The officer met with the reporting party who stated that they had ordered two packages, each containing one laptop. Delivery confirmation of the laptops was received but the victim was only able to find one of the two packages delivered to him. These package thefts are being investigated.

7:11 PM - An officer responded to Kent Square for a past Breaking and Entering and Larceny of from Motor Vehicle on Thursday evening. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victim who stated that he had noticed his vehicle had been rummaged through with some cash stolen from the center console. This case is under investigation.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9th

5/9

12:20 PM - An officer responded to Eliot Crescent for a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the victim reported that a diamond engagement ring had gone missing. Police are investigating this case.

12:25 PM - An officer responded to Greenough Street for a past larceny report that took place at Winthrop Square Playground. The victim told the officer that he had accidentally left his backpack at the park, containing a laptop. Upon returning, he found his backpack with the laptop removed. This incident is under investigation.

6:25 PM - An officer was dispatched to Harvard St. for a shoplifting report. The officer spoke with an employee at the store who relayed seeing two suspects come in and conceal store merchandise within a bag they had brought with them. A 29 year old Boston resident was arrested and will be summoned to Brookline District Court for Shoplifting.