Note to Readers:

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

Monday, February 19, 2018

Saturday, February 17th

2/17

On early Saturday morning, officers assigned to their unit notified Brookline Police Dispatch that a motor vehicle had crashed into a business on Harvard St. Upon arrival, Brookline PD, Brookline Fire and EMS evaluated the driver, who was medically cleared. The driver stated that while proceeding past the intersection of Thorndike and Harvard St, an unidentified motor vehicle drove through a stop sign. As an attempt to avoid collision, the driver swerved and ultimately crashed into the business. Both the driver's vehicle and the business sustained significant damage. A follow-up by the traffic division has been requested.

The victim of a stolen bicycle came into the station to file a report Saturday evening. He stated that his bike had been taken from alongside of his home between Thursday night and Friday morning. He noted that he had placed the bicycle there unlocked. Police are investigating.

On Saturday night, officers were dispatched to a residence to investigate a noise complaint of an address with a past history of loud party calls. One of the residents was advised of the complaint, the nuisance control town by-law and was informed that they were in violation of the aforementioned by-law. A violation was issued.


The Brookline Police Department is pleased to release its 2017 Annual Report:


Including: a "year in review" from Acting Chief Mark Morgan, a review of crime in Brookline, a report on race and gender interactions, and updates from Divisions and Specialty Units of the Brookline Police Department.

In addition to this annual year-end report, the Brookline Police Department releases a similar report at the mid-year point. Additionally, you can find regular updates from the Police Department on our website, www.brooklinepolice.comincluding a daily blog of notable incidents, a weekly COMPSTAT report covering crimes and crashes for the previous week and various statistical reports and news.

The website also contains information on how to submit a public records request. Parties seeking more information than is available on our website can also visit the front desk of the police station to access our incident system or get a free subscription to www.crimereports.com, which maps crime and quality of life issues on a daily basis.



Friday, February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15th


2/15

On Thursday afternoon, Brookline Police Dispatch received a call for a recent attempted breaking and entering on University Ave. After speaking with the caller and witnesses, an officer spoke with the victim of the residence. She had heard her door bell ring, which prompted her to look out the front window of her unit. Shortly afterward, the victim heard what was described as a "squeaking noise", which appeared to be coming from her door, located inside a locked foyer. She soon realized that the noise had emanated from the side of her door to the door knob. She saw what she believed to be a credit card, being pushed in and out, next to the doorknob. Frightened, she yelled at whoever was behind the door. Upon receiving no response, she yelled again; asking this person to identify themselves. At this time, the person outside the door replied stating that they were a mailman. The victim then unlocked the door. Upon looking out, she witnessed a man running to a bike, proceeding toward Beacon St.

Some damage to the door frame was observed at the scene. Police are investigating.



The Brookline Police Department is pleased to release its 2017 Annual Report:


Including: a "year in review" from Acting Chief Mark Morgan, a review of crime in Brookline, a report on race and gender interactions, and updates from Divisions and Specialty Units of the Brookline Police Department.

In addition to this annual year-end report, the Brookline Police Department releases a similar report at the mid-year point. Additionally, you can find regular updates from the Police Department on our website, www.brooklinepolice.comincluding a daily blog of notable incidents, a weekly COMPSTAT report covering crimes and crashes for the previous week and various statistical reports and news.

The website also contains information on how to submit a public records request. Parties seeking more information than is available on our website can also visit the front desk of the police station to access our incident system or get a free subscription to www.crimereports.comwhich maps crime and quality of life issues on a daily basis.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2/13/2018


In the early hours of January 13th, an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a red light on Boylston St. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found that the operator of the vehicle did not have a license. The driver was placed under arrest. While inventorying the vehicle, officers located ammunition. The driver is also being charged with Unlawful possession of ammunition.

An officer responded to Washington St for a report of a stolen package. The reporting party stated that his package had been reported as delivered on 2/7 but he never received it. The case is active.

An officer responded to a bank on Harvard St. for a report of an attempt to utter a fake check. The branch manager reported that a male party had entered the bank and attempted to cash a fraudulent check. When informed that they could not complete his request, the male party fled the bank. This case is under investigation.

At approximately 15:45 hrs, officers responded to a business on Harvard St. for a report of shoplifting. The employee stated that a male party had entered the store and made a purchase of a suitcase and other items. While checking out the man’s merchandise, an employee noticed that the suitcase felt unusually heavy. Upon opening the suitcase, the employee observed that the male party had been attempting to conceal more merchandise. Asked to speak to the loss prevention employee, the male party fled the store leaving behind both the items he was concealing and the items he paid for. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Heath St. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that multiple pieces of jewelry had gone missing from her room. The case is under investigation.


The Brookline Police Department is pleased to release its 2017 Annual Report:

BDP 2017 Annual Report


Including: a "year in review" from Acting Chief Mark Morgan, a review of crime in Brookline, a report on race and gender interactions, and updates from Divisions and Specialty Units of the Brookline Police Department.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12th

2/12

Around 5 PM on Monday, an officer at Brookline PD's front desk met with a man who had come in to report a breaking, entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he had parked his vehicle at a metered spot on Brookline Ave. for approximately one hour. Upon returning, he noticed that his tool bag, located on the passenger seat, was gone. The victim stated that no other belongings were missing and that his vehicle obtained no damage.

Note:

It is always advised to hide your valuables and double-check that your vehicle is locked when parking unattended.

On Monday evening, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a past shoplifting. When arriving, the officer met with an employee who had been conducting inventory and noticed a large amount of razors missing from the store's shelves. The employee decided to review the store's security footage and noticed that an individual had placed several razors into their jacket earlier in the day. The suspect subsequently exited the store. After reviewing the store's footage, the employee contacted Brookline Police. BPD is investigating.

An officer responded to Parkman St. for a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the victim stated that over the past month, he had several packages stolen from the foyer of his residence. After receiving a confirmation email on Feb. 12th regarding his package deliveries, he went to retrieve them with no success. For some time, the victim thought that his packages had been missing because of mistakes made by the delivery services. It was at this time that he realized it was unlikely that his packages had been missing due to delivery errors, but that they had been stolen.

The same day, an officer responded to a report of package theft at the same address. The victim also believed it to be a mistake on behalf of the delivery service.

Police are continuing to investigate the following package thefts.


The Brookline Police Department is pleased to release its 2017 Annual Report:

BPD 2017 Annual Report


Including: a "year in review" from Acting Chief Mark Morgan, a review of crime in Brookline, a report on race and gender interactions, and updates from Divisions and Specialty Units of the Brookline Police Department.

Monday, February 12, 2018

2/9 through 2/10/2018


2/9

An officer was dispatched to Harvard St. Friday afternoon on a report of a shoplifter, who had just exited a store. An employee informed the officer that the suspect had placed 3 pairs of jeans in a gym bag, which, too, was an item from the store. The suspect then attempted to leave. At this time, an employee approached the suspect. They then dropped the stolen gym bag, still containing all three pairs of jeans. The suspect then walked out of the store, back onto Harvard St. Police are investigating.

An officer tended to an additional shoplifting report that same day, also on Harvard St. An employee stated that she had observed a female conceal items using a reusable shopping bag that is purchasable from the store. The suspect took a blanket, perfume and earrings, and placed them in the store's reusable shopping bag. The suspect was unsuccessful in attempting to exit the store. The Boston resident was arrested by Brookline Police for shoplifting.

An officer responded to a report of larceny at a gym on Commonwealth Ave. on Friday. The victim stated that after entering the gym, he put his belongings in his locker. After returning to the locker room almost an hour later, he noticed that his watch and keys had been taken. The victim reported that he did not use a lock to secure his belongings.


2/10

On Saturday February 10th, an officer responded to Beacon St. for a reported shoplifting. The store manager reported that two people had stolen a significant amount of shaving razors and exited, heading towards Pleasant St. Brookline PD are investigating.

An officer took a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle, which occurred on Village Way. The victim told police that he had parked his vehicle outside of his work early Saturday evening. After receiving a security alert from his bank regarding unusual activity, he walked to his car to retrieve his wallet to find it was missing from the center console. The victim immediately notified his bank to shut off his account. Police are investigating.


The Brookline Police Department is pleased to release its 2017 Annual Report:


BPD 2017 Annual Report


Including: a "year in review" from Acting Chief Mark Morgan, a review of crime in Brookline, a report on race and gender interactions, and updates from Divisions and Specialty Units of the Brookline Police Department.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Thursday, February 8th

2/8

An officer was dispatched to Carlton St on Thursday evening, at approximately 6 PM, for a package theft. The victim told police that he had noticed a package addressed to him in the unlocked foyer of his building. Upon picking up the package, the top was ripped open and it's contents had been stolen.

Around 9 PM, an officer was dispatched to Kent St. for a suspicious package that was found on a resident's front lawn. The reporting party noticed the packages, ripped open, on his lawn about an hour prior. The ripped packages were not those of the reporting party but were addressed to a Francis St. residence and an additional residence on Kent St.

Officers spoke with the owners of the opened packages found on the Kent St. lawn. The residents of Francis and the second Kent St. address confirmed that their packages had been ordered, delivered, but never received.

Later that evening, officers were dispatched to an address on Newell Rd. for a package theft. A package and a bag of shoes had been stolen off of the front porch of the residence. Upon leaving Newell Rd, an officer noticed that a large amount of shoes had been dumped at the Lawrence School playground.

At this time, the officer also noticed two, ripped-open packages, located near the rear of the school. The two ripped packages found were addressed to different residential address, also located on Newell Rd. The officer spoke with the resident, who stated that her packages had been scheduled to be delivered that day but had never arrived.

In total, there were 6 reports of package thefts on Thursday, February 8th. Police are investigating the incidents.






Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wednesday, February 7th

2/7

An officer responded to Juniper St. for a report of a past larceny on Wednesday morning. The reporting person stated that their son’s boots were taken from a shared hallway earlier that morning. They were last seen on the evening of February 4th. At that time, nothing else appeared to be missing outside of the other apartments within the building.

On Wednesday morning, an officer was dispatched to Sears Rd. for a report of a past larceny. The victim stated that over the past few months, she had begun noticing several items missing from her home. As she had continued to search for the various items, the victim began noticing even more of her property that could not be located. Police are investigating.

Around 11 o’clock in the morning, an officer arrived to a residence on Kent St. to tend to a report of past package thefts. The victim stated that over the past month, he had ordered and not received packages on several separate occasions. A recent delivery confirmation to his residence with no signs of the package prompted the victim to go through his prior, unreceived, purchases. At this point he concluded that they, too, must have been stolen from his residence. A follow-up has been requested.