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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, June 14, 2019

Thursday, June 13th

8:01PM: Police were dispatched to a residential building on Walnut Street for a report of a past larceny. The reporting party stated that when he returned from work on June 13th at 8PM, he observed several storage unit doors to be open. These doors are normally locked and secured. In addition, the reporting party noticed his bicycle was missing. The bike is described as a charcoal Trek Mountain Bike with 27 gears. The previous day, June 12th, a neighbor noticed her apartment keys were missing. It is possible the same suspect is involved in both crimes.

11:36PM: Officers responded to Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a bike larceny. The reporting party last saw his bike at 6PM when he left it unsecured in an alley behind his work. When he returned at 9PM, the bike was gone. The item is described as a black Trek brand electric bike with red accents. Police are investigating this case. 

Wednesday, June 12th

8:31AM: An officer was dispatched to the corner of Essex Street and Worthington Road for a report of two found wallets. A security guard for the New England Hebrew Academy was approached by a parent who located the two wallets in bushes near the school. Both wallets were empty with no information to identify the owners. The wallets have been placed into storage for safe keeping.

9:44AM: Police responded to Longwood Avenue for a report of past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party parked his vehicle in the Babcock Street parking lot at 3:20PM on Tuesday, June 11th. When he returned to the vehicle at 4PM, he noticed his black LL Bean backpack was missing. The doors were left unsecured. This case is under investigation.  

1:10PM: Officers were dispatched to a residence on University Road for a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. On Tuesday night, June 11th, someone broke into the reporting party’s car and stolen $5 in change and a pocket knife. The reporting party believes the incident may have occurred at 3:10AM when he was woken up by car alarms. He checked outside but did not see anyone in the area. The vehicle doors were unlocked overnight. Police are investigating.

2:06PM: Police responded to Webster Street for found property. The reporting party stated that at 5PM on Tuesday, June 11th, he noticed two backpacks in the bushes near a parking lot. This morning, June 12th, he saw the backpacks again and decided to call police. It is possible the backpacks were left on June 10th. No identifiable information was located inside the backpacks. The bags were placed into an evidence locker for safekeeping. 

3:43PM: Officers were dispatched to Auburn Street for a residential breaking and entering and larceny report. The reporting party stated that she left her apartment at 9PM on June 11th and returned at 3PM on June 12th. Upon arrival, she observed both her front door and back door to be open. The reporting party was positive she secured both doors before leaving the apartment. A large wooden chest was also missing from the property. This case is under investigation. 

5:42PM: A citizen approached an officer near Allerton Road for a report of stolen property. The man stated that a 10 foot cooper downspout was stolen from his home overnight. The reporting party last saw the pipe at 7PM on Tuesday, June 11th. He returned home at 6:30AM on June 12th and noticed the pipe was missing. This case is under investigation. 

6:51PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of shoplifting. Officers were met by store employees that witnessed a man place several items in a green tote bag. The suspect was observed on surveillance cameras stealing items and then fleeing towards Kenmore Square. The man is described an African American Male, age 40-50, short gray hair, wearing a black baseball cap, white t-shirt, black puffy vest, and dark colored pants. 

8:26PM: Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street for shoplifting. The reporting party showed police surveillance footage of an unknown female. The woman grabbed numerous articles of clothing, concealing them in two purses and a suit case, before exiting the store. The female is described as an African American woman with short black hair, dressed in a white shirt with a black sweater, and sunglasses. The suspect stole almost $1,700 worth of clothing items. 

Tuesday, June 11th

6:57PM: Police were dispatched to an apartment on Gibbs Street for a report of package theft. The reporting party located the package in the vestibule of her apartment at 6:30PM. She moved her package and a neighbor’s package into the locked vestibule of the building. The reporting party returned approximately 15 minutes later but her package was no longer there. The reporting party confirmed with her neighbor that he did not accidentally take it. This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Monday, June 10th

1:26PM: Police were dispatched to a residence on Centre Street for a report of a bicycle theft. The reporting party stated that he rode his bike over to Centre Street to help a friend with yard work. At 11:20AM, he locked his bicycle to a parking meter outside the home. When he returned at 1:25PM, the bike and cable lock were missing. The item is described as a Trek model with orange, blue, and black accents. This case is being investigated.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sunday, June 9th

1:45PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a shoplifting in progress. An employee observed a man enter the bathroom with a full carriage and walk out with an empty one. Several employees have noticed this man shoplifting in the past weeks. The man was summonsed for shoplifting and all stolen items were returned to the store. 

6:51PM: Police responded to a home on Lancaster Terrace for a report of bicycle larceny. The reporting party stated that on Friday, June 7th, at 3PM, he locked his bike to a street sign on Beacon Street and Fairbanks Street. When the reporting party returned on Sunday, June 9th, at 6:30PM, he could not locate his bike or the lock.  The bicycle is described as a blue Fix-E bike that was locked using a blue “rope like” combination lock. The bike was most likely taken between 3PM on June 7th and 6:30PM on June 9th. Police are investigating.

Saturday, June 8th

3:15PM: Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of lost property. The reporting party stated that he last saw his wallet at around 1PM when he paid for lunch at a local restaurant. When he arrived at his hotel, he noticed his wallet was missing. The restaurant could not locate the wallet. This case is under investigation.

Friday, June 7th

11:49AM: Police were dispatched to a residential building on Beacon Street for a report of a package theft. The reporting party was expecting an Amazon package to be delivered on Friday, June 7th. However, she received an email notification that her package had been delivered on Thursday, June 6th. At 10:45AM on Friday, June 7th, the reporting party searched the vestibule and located her package. It, along with another resident's package, had been torn open and the contents were removed. This case is under investigation.  

11:11PM: Officers responded to Saint Paul Street for a report of malicious damage. A man found his motorcycle knocked over and damaged in the rear of his residence. The reporting party parked his 2007 Yamaha S6 Motorcycle on Thursday, June 6th, at 6PM. When he returned at 7AM on Friday, June 7th, the motorcycle was laying on its right side. The damage included a broken off and cracked windscreen, cracked break reservoir, broken foot peg, and broken right mirror. Police are investigating this case.

Thursday, June 6th

1:08PM: An officer was informed by a Brookline Park Ranger that a dog bite had occurred on June 4th. The reporting party stated that at 10:30AM she was on running on Cypress Street when she approached Rice Street. There was a small black dog with long black hair, possibly a Scottish terrier breed, at the intersection. The reporting party claimed that her running approach towards the dog may have scared the dog, and caused the dog to jump up and bite her. The reporting party discovered she was injured when she arrived home. To ensure her safety a human exposure form was sent to the Brookline Heath Department. 

3:35PM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a found mobile phone. The item was found at the bottom of the Pierce School stairs. The phone was locked with a pass code and had no emergency contact information. The item is described as a white Google brand Smartphone in a 2-piece Otterbox case. The item was place into evidence for safe keeping. 

3:38PM: Police responded to Brook Street for a report of a stolen bike. The reporting party claimed that he locked his bicycle to the bike rack outside Brookline High School on June 6th at 2:50PM. When he returned at 3:30PM, his bike was missing. Officers in the area noticed a teen riding a bicycle that matched the description. The male admitted to stealing the bike in order to get home. The bicycle was returned to the owner. The male was summonsed to court for larceny. 

6:49PM: Officers were dispatched to Linden Street for a stolen package. On June 5th, a package was supposed to be delivered at 4PM. The package contained a pair of unknown sneakers valued at $50. The reporting party stated that the package was opened and the contents taken. Police are investigating.  

11:10PM: Police responded to Monmouth Court for a report of found property. The reporting party found a pair of glasses on the Carlton Path. The glasses have been submitted to evidence for safe keeping.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wednesday, June 5th

8:52AM: Police were dispatched to a residential building on Beacon Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that an unidentified male entered the vestibule at 5AM this morning. The suspect was captured on a surveillance camera removing items from the hallway including mail, packages, and a gardening tool. Police are investigating. 


9:11AM: Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of shoplifting. Police viewed the security footage and observed two male subjects, both approximately 40 years old, enter the store at 8:58AM. They first targeted body lotion and then razor blades before heading for the exit at 9:05AM. One of the suspects exited towards Commonwealth Avenue. While the other suspect headed towards the Dummer Street area. Police searched the area with negative results. 

11:27AM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of a pedestrian struck by a moped. The reporting party stated that she was attempting to cross Harvard Street while carrying her infant child. She stepped onto the street and into the bike lane when the front end of the moped stuck her causing her to fall to the ground. The reporting party informed officers that she absorbed the impact of the street to protect her child from injury. The reporting party complained of pain to her entire left side; she and her child were transported to the hospital as a precaution.

1:31PM: On June 5th, 2019, an Officer was dispatched to Brook Street for a traffic crash report. Upon arrival the officers spoke with the reporting party, who stated at approximately 1:15PM while was traveling southbound on Harvard Street using a Lime-s Sharing Electric Scooter in the bike lane, he was hit by a car turning right. He stated that while riding to Beacon Street a gray small SUV slowed down, and then took a right onto the alleyway between Coolidge Corner Opticians and Simmons Shoes; hitting his left leg. The reporting party said that he fumbled on the scooter, but did not fall to the ground. He observed the vehicle traveling to the Centre Street lot via the alleyway. The reporting party, with the assistance of an unidentified driver, followed the vehicle to the Centre Street Lot. He then confronted the driver who asked "are you alright? I am sorry". The reporting party then left the parking lot and continued home. The officer asked the reporting party if he was injured; he stated that his back was sore but did not want to go to the hospital. Police are investigating.  

7:30PM: Police were dispatched to Harrison Street for a package theft. The reporting party explained that she had ordered a silk handmade jacket to be delivered today by USPS. At 4:30PM she left the house and did not see any packages. Upon return, at 6:30PM, she noticed a package out front. The package had been opened and nothing was inside. This case is under investigation.

8:54PM: Officers responded to the area of Chilton Street and Churchill Street for a report of found property. A passerby located a white and red-colored bag. Inside the bag was an iPad and pastries. The bag is secured in an evidence locker for safekeeping. 

9:45PM: Police were dispatched to the Centre Street West parking lot for report of a stolen moped. The reporting party last saw her parked moped locked and chained to the bicycle rack on June 4th at 7:15AM. On June 5th she noticed the moped missing at 9:38PM. The reporting party is still in possession of the chain lock and ignition key. The item is described as a gray 2018 Chicago Scooter Company, model Go, with gas motor, and a bent right side mirror. This case is being investigated.

Tuesday, June 4th

8:27PM: Police were dispatched to University Road for a report of theft. The reporting party stated that he posted an ad on Craigslist on June 3rd selling his MacBook Pro and other electronics. An unknown man responded to the ad at 1:11PM on June 3rd. On June 5th, at 5:14PM the man randomly texted the reporting party “I’m outside the house wondering if anybody was there so I can grab some stuff”. The reporting party replied “no” and returned to the home at around 5:45PM. Upon arrival, they noticed the laptop and scanner missing from the living room. This case is being investigated.

9:20PM: Officers responded to Harvard Street for a report of found property. Police spoke to a woman who located a black Fitbit at a bus stop near Coolidge Corner. The pedometer has no identifiable markings or labels. Police recovered the item and placed it into storage for safe keeping.

Sunday, June 2nd

2:53PM: Officers responded to a Marijuana dispensary for a report of a person being disorderly. An employee of the dispensary stated that a man threatened him.  The reporting party asked the suspect to move his unlawfully parked car. The man responded by threatening the employee and causing a scene. Officers approached the suspect and he began to yell obscenities and threats at the police officers. The suspect was causing significant disruptions to surrounding civilians and staff. The suspect was advised that if he continued to use obscene language and threatening behavior he would be placed under arrest. The man refused and again threatened to harm the officers. The man fled and was arrested for threats to commit a crime and disorderly conduct. 

Saturday, June 1st

1:13PM: Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a disagreement between the veterinary’s office and a client. The female client refused to leave the office. She claimed that the office would not return her cat. Upon investigation, officers determined that the cat did not belong to the client and had been recently reported stolen. After begin advised, the woman refused to leave the premises and was told she would be arrested for trespassing. The woman replied “fine, arrest me.” As officers were handcuffing her, she began to scream and attempt to flee. The female was uncooperative and, at one point, kicked an officer in the shin. She was arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Friday, May 31st

7:50AM: Officers were dispatched to Greenough Street for a graffiti complaint. At 7AM the Assistant Headmaster noticed graffiti on the rear of the school by Welland Road. The graffiti is in blue spray paint and says “Stay Groovy Class O’ 2019!” Custodial staff were on campus until 11:30PM on May 30th  and did not noticed any suspicious activity. This case is under investigation. 

1:36PM: A citizen came to the police station to report malicious damage to her vehicle. The reporting party stated that she parked her car on Kent Street between the hours of 3PM and 5PM on Thursday, May 30th. Upon return, she noticed the driver’s side mirror had been smashed with a hammer or similar object. Today, May 31st, at 11AM she parked her car in the same spot. When she returned at 3PM, the mirror had been ripped off her vehicle and left in the road.  Police are investigating.

4:19PM: Police were dispatched to Sewall Avenue for a report of a fight in progress. The reporting party stated that he heard a young man yelling at a female in the parking lot. The reporting party verbally confronted the man and the two began to argue. The suspect shoved the reporting party and then turned around to retrieve something from his vehicle. The suspect quickly turned around and attacked the older gentleman again. The suspect shoved the man to the ground and then began to punch and kick the man. A woman ran over from Beacon Street and pulled the suspect off the victim. The male and female fled the scene by getting in a vehicle traveling eastbound on Beacon Street. With assistance from a neighboring police department the suspects were stopped on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. A “Show Up Identification” was conducted. Witnesses identified the suspects and the man was arrested. He was charged with Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person, Intimidating a Witness and other charges.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Good Work by Off Duty Officer

Nice arrest yesterday of a subject stealing packages from residences in Brookline and Brighton. Scheduled to be arraigned today in Brookline District Court  Summary of events, at approximately 4:16PM. on Thursday May 30th, an off-duty Brookline police officer made note of a suspicious male in the 1500 block of Beacon St. The officer monitored this individual inside the inner vestibule of a multi-story apartment building and observed him placing what appeared to be a previously delivered parcel into a GRUBHUB-labeled insulated delivery shoulder bag. The officer contacted Brookline Police Dispatch, advised them of his observations, and units responded to the building to assist in the investigation The officer inquired of the suspect who claimed he was making a delivery to an upper floor in the building. This male quickly traversed the stairs inside the building and returned with the insulted GRUBHUB shoulder delivery bag now empty. During the threshold inquiry the subject claimed to be employed by GRUBHUB and DOORDASH. Investigation revealed there was no actual delivery, and this individual had not delivered for either GRUBHUB or DOORDASH in weeks. The investigation further indicated no resident of the multi-story building had requested food delivery from either company today, and that the subject had used a screwdriver to manipulate the interior vestibule locking mechanism to gain entry into the building. A further investigation found that a 2012 white Dodge Caravan was registered to him. A search of the area found the van parked on Fairbanks St. Numerous Amazon packages were within plain view inside the van. This van was towed and secured pending application for a search warrant. Suspect is 38 years old from Lawrence, Mass. Subject to be arraigned today in Brookline District Court, charged with breaking and entering during the daytime, several counts of larceny, possession of burglarious tools, larceny in a building, and multiple counts of receiving stolen property based on the stolen packages located inside the van after the execution of the search warrant.
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Wednesday, May 29th

7:36AM: Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a past larceny of a package. The reporting party noticed several open and rummaged through packages in the vestibule at 7:20AM this morning. The packages were undisturbed the previous night, May 28th, at 9PM. The packages were submitted as evidence for processing. This case is under investigation.

6:05PM: A citizen came to the Police Station to report a bike larceny. The bicycle was left locked to a fence on Cypress Street on May 24th. The reporting party noticed the bicycle missing on May 27th. A coworker last saw the bicycle on May 25th. Both the bicycle and the lock are missing. Police are investigating.

Tuesday, May 28th

3:25PM: Police responded to Davis Avenue for a report of possible exposure to rabies. The reporting party stated that a wild bat had been hiding in her home since Friday, May 24th. The bat was captured and sent to the State Lab for testing. Everyone in the home has their rabies vaccination completed.

8:23PM: Officers were dispatched to Worthington Road for a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party told police that he left home at 7:30AM this morning. When he returned at 8:10AM his bike was missing from the driveway, however, a gray Schwinn bicycle was left in its place. The stolen bike is described as a black and blue Masi-Alare bicycle. Police collected the Schwinn bicycle for evidence. 

Monday, May 27th

8:17AM: Police were dispatched to Brookline Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. Multiple units canvassed the area for a 30 year old Hispanic male who threated someone with a knife. The reporting party was walking through the Emerald Necklace when a man approached him from behind. The suspect demanded “give me your wallet or I’ll stab you.” The subject fled with the wallet towards Aspinwall Avenue and Brookline Avenue. Officers searched the area for a man wearing black pants, multicolored shoes, and a black leather hat. The suspect was not located.  

1:59PM: Officers responded to Dean Playground for a past larceny. The reporting party stated that her son left his backpack at the park at 4:30PM on May 24th, 2019. The reporting party returned on May 27th at 2:43PM to search the park. She located her son’s books on a picnic table; they appeared to be left overnight. The reporting party could not find the backpack or the laptop that was inside. This case is under investigation.

4:47PM: Police were dispatched to Harvard Avenue for a report of bike theft. The reporting party locked her bike to the porch at 3:30PM. At 4:40PM she noticed the bicycle was missing. The item is described as a black City Bike that can be folded up and carried. Police are investigating. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Saturday, May 25th

12:24PM: Police were dispatched to Harvard Street for shoplifting. Officers were met by the Loss Prevention Specialist who had stopped a male from shoplifting. The merchandise was returned and the suspect was summonsed for shoplifting.

Friday, May 24th

4:47PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a report of larceny. The reporting party stated that her wallet was stolen from a local grocery store. She had her wallet in her open purse while shopping. After looking at produce, the reporting party noticed her wallet was missing. She attempted to retrace her steps but could not locate the item. This case is under investigation.

6:48PM: Officers responded to Harris Street for a report of a larceny. Upon arrival, police spoke to the care giver of a group home. She stated that every day she leaves her purse on the sofa in the living room area. Today she left the item at 3PM and when she returned at 6:30PM it could not be located. Police are investigating.

Thursday, May 23rd

1:59PM: Officers were dispatched to Cypress Street for a larceny report. Upon arrival, police spoke to the reporting party who noticed several power tools missing from his garage. The reporting party believes the man responsible is working as a contractor in the area and riding a motorcycle. Officers located the motorcycle in question and found it to be reported stolen. The suspect was located and arrested for receiving stolen property.