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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Assault on Gibbs St.

On 6-29-2017 at approximately 1:25 a.m., a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in the area of Gibbs Street and Naples Road. She was walking with a friend when a man approached them and assaulted her. The victim yelled out and the suspect fled on foot turning onto Naples Road toward Commonwealth Avenue. BPD units responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Boston and BU police were notified and an investigation is ongoing. He is described as a clean shaven black male, approximately 5’7”, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information should contact the Brookline Police at 617-730-2222. 

6/28/2017

6/28/2017

12:31 a.m.: Officers were on patrol at Washington Street and Boylston Street when they observed a vehicle travelling towards Harvard Street with its headlights off. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Harvard and Homer Street. It was found that the operator’s right to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts was suspended and revoked. The individual was arrested and issued a citation for Operating after Suspension/Revocation of license and Failure to Display Headlights. The vehicle was towed and the operator’s driver’s license was seized and destroyed.

6:37 a.m.: While travelling eastbound on Boylston Street, an officer observed a vehicle initiate a left turn onto Chestnut Hill Avenue against a red traffic signal. A traffic stop was conducted on Chestnut Hill Avenue during which the operator was unable to provide a driver’s license. Dispatch did not locate RMV or BOP records for the individual and the officer formed the opinion he was not duly licensed to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts. He was issued a Massachusetts Uniform Citation for Unlicensed Operation of a MV and Red Light/Failure to Stop For and the vehicle was towed from the scene.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

6/27/2017

6/27/2017

8:20 a.m.: The Animal Control Unit responded to an address on Washington Street for a bat call. The bat was captured and transported to Angell Memorial Animal Hospital where it was euthanized and then transported to the State Lab.

11:02 a.m.: An officer initiated an Identity Theft report for a citizen. The individual had received a letter from a company thanking her for establishing a membership with them. She was able to prevent the membership from being activated and was able to discover some of the false information on the application. She has not suffered financial loss with this attempt and will continue to monitor her credit activity.

10:41 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Spooner Road to meet a party who stated he felt as though someone might have been trying to break into his house. The reporting party showed the officer the pole in front of his house where there were cable wires that appeared to have been cut and stated his alarm system is connected to the wires. The system had malfunctioned earlier in June. The resident was advised to contact the police and request special attention for his house. There did not appear to be any other damage to the pole or any other suspicious activity.

4:55 p.m.: officers responded to Hyslop Road for a past larceny that occurred in the rear of Parkman Street. The reporting party plays drums on and off on the sidewalk on Harvard Street and leaves his bicycle locked in a parking lot in the rear of an address on Parkman Street. Attached to his bicycle is a cart he stores his drums in; however on 6/14 at approximately 6:00 p.m., he placed his bicycle and cart in the lot, but removed the cart to avoid blocking a parking space. He placed the cart next to one of the buildings around the lot, but when he returned at approximately 12:00 p.m. the next day the drums were gone. He left a note with his contact information stating he needed the drums and there would be a reward if they are returned, but has not heard from anyone. Security cameras were observed at one of the entrances of the lot.

6:15 p.m.: Officers responded to the area of Harvard Street for a possible past shoplifting. While officers were travelling on Harvard Street toward Beacon Street, they observed a male sprinting on Harvard Street. He looked behind him several times and exchanged his red t-shirt with a white one. The party was stopped on Beacon Street and was found to be in possession of various items from a business on Harvard Street and had drugs on his person. Officers also spoke to an employee at the business who stated he observed a male place unpaid merchandise into his bag. The employee approached the subject and asked for the merchandise back. The subject handed back several items and quickly left the store. All stolen items were returned to the business. The subject will be summonsed to court for Shoplifting and Possession of a Class C Drug.

6:48 p.m.: Officers arrived at an address on Park Drive in Boston to serve a Default Warrant. Upon arrival, the individual was advised and aware of the warrant authorizing her arrest. She was placed under arrest for seven counts of Larceny.

7:28 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to Chestnut Hill Avenue for a two car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, both parties stated they were not injured. The first vehicle sustained damage to the right front fender, front passenger door, and right front wheel while the second vehicle sustained damage to the right front bumper and the hood. The operator of the second vehicle was issued a citation for Failing to Use Care While Turning. The first vehicle was towed from the scene.

8:00 p.m.: An officer responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a past larceny. Upon arrival, the manager stated an employee had informed him that a man had walked down two of the store aisles and then quickly walked out. Surveillance footage shows a male enter the store at 6:42 p.m. and proceed to the end of one of the aisles where he appeared to be placing various items into his bag. He then removed his sweatshirt and carried it over his shoulder covering the bag and exited the store without paying. He was wearing glasses, a black hooded sweatshirt (later removed) with a white shirt underneath and a white bag in his pocket, white sweatpants, and white shoes. Follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6/26/2017

6/26/2017

1:35 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Winthrop Road for a report of malicious destruction of property. The reporting party stated that four teenage boys were across the street knocking over yard debris. Four boys were observed on Winthrop Road and were stopped by officers. While speaking to them another Winthrop Road resident approached the officers to inform them that she had been awoken around 1:30 a.m. to the sound of glass breaking and discovered her storm door glass shattered. This resident had yard debris bags in front of her house. It could not be determined what caused the window to shatter and the resident was advised to notify her landlord of the damage. The boys appeared to be telling the truth about simply walking down the street and were told they could leave.

8:52 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Harvard Street for an attempted larceny of a bicycle. Upon arrival, the caller stated that between 8:20 and 8:30 a.m. she noticed an individual using a tool to remove the rear wheel from her coworker’s bicycle, which was locked to a sign outside the business. The reporting party banged on the window in an attempt to scare off the individual and he began travelling southbound on Harvard Street. He was described as having short black hair, wearing a black t-shirt, grey shorts, and a black backpack. Officers checked the area for the subject with negative results. Another business in the area may have captured the event on video surveillance and is being requested.

9:05 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Beacon Street. Upon arrival, it was discovered that there was drug activity at the residence. An individual was placed under arrest and charged for Possession of a Class B Substance with the intent to Distribute and Possession of a Class E Substance.

11:55 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Beverly Road for a report of found property. The reporting party stated that the previous day she had noticed a red Razor scooter leaning against the fence. She assumed a child would return to the area for it, but found it was in the same location the next day. The scooter was taken into custody and secured at the police station for safekeeping.

4:47 p.m.: A citizen reported the larceny of a bicycle to the front desk of the police station. He stated that his and his wife’s bicycle were stolen from the bicycle room at their residence. He last noticed the bicycles approximately one year ago and noticed they were missing on 6/26/2017 at approximately 3:30 p.m. The bicycles had been locked with combination locks, but these were not present once he saw the bicycles were stolen. The bicycle room is shared by the building and only accessible from inside the building.

6:00 p.m.: Officers were provided with a found wallet at the front desk of the police station. The wallet contained a driver’s license and officers attempted to contact the owner, but were unsuccessful. The wallet has been placed into evidence for safekeeping.  

Monday, June 26, 2017

6/23-6/25/2017

6/23/2017

9:30 am: An individual was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant for Trespassing, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Threat to Commit a Crime.

3:33 pm: Officers were dispatched to Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a past shoplifting. The reporting party stated that two males had entered the store and stolen an unknown amount of electric razors. Officers were shown surveillance footage of the two subjects entering the store at approximately 3:22 pm and stuffing items into a utility cart they had brought with them. They then exited the store and head inbound on Commonwealth Avenue. One of the subjects is described as wearing dark jeans and a blue button down shirt with a white undershirt underneath. The second individual was wearing a grey T-shirt with a Spiderman face on it and a gray Patriots hat. Detective follow up was requested.

4:38 pm: An officer was dispatched to an address of Verndale Street for a report of a bicycle theft. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated her bicycle had been left unlocked on her front porch the previous evening around 9:00 pm and the next morning at approximately 7:55 am she noticed the bike was no longer where she had left it. The bicycle is a Men’s Green Trex 800 with a light on the handle bar.

11:55 pm: While monitoring traffic at the intersection of Boylston Street and Cypress Street, an officer observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn on Boylston Street. The officer activated her overhead lights and conducted a traffic stop. The operator provided her vehicle registration and a Massachusetts Identification Card. The operator was not licensed and only had a permit. The passenger of the vehicle stated that he also did not have a license. A query on the driver found that she had a warrant for her arrest for unlicensed operation. She was issued a citation for operating without a license and for the illegal U-turn and she was placed under arrest. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

6/24/2017

12:44 pm: A citizen reported a past fraudulent use of her credit card. She reported there were two purchases made in another state on her account on 5/27/2017 that she had no knowledge of. The reporting party stated she was in Massachusetts during the date in question, her card has been in her possession, and she has not made any online or telephone transactions recently. She has notified the card provider of the transactions.

6:54 pm: Brookline Fire, Fallon Ambulance, and Brookline Police officers responded to several calls that a car ran into a concrete overhead light pole at the intersection of Route 9 and Cypress Street. The occupants were deemed not injured. The operator indicated he had been heading north on Cypress Street and received a green light to proceed into the intersection. He proceeded to make a left turn onto Route 9, but stated that he received glare from the sun causing him to momentarily lose normal visibility and the car ran into the concrete overhead light on the narrow median strip. The pole incurred no damage, but the motor vehicle sustained major front end damage. The vehicle was towed.

6/25/2017


4:52 pm: Officers responded to an address on Stedman Street for a report of a B&E in progress. The reporting party stated she observed several males inside and around her garage attempting to steal bicycles. After observing the males, she opened her door and her dog ran out causing the individuals to flee. She described them as males with buns on their heads. The bikes they rode were BMX style bicycles excluding one of them that had a basket on the back of it. The suspects were located at Beacon Street and Carlton Street. The reporting party was then asked to participate in a show up ID in which she identified the suspects as those that were in her garage.  The individuals were transported to the Brookline Police Station where they would be released into their parents’ custody. One individual was found to be in possession of red bolt cutters which were placed into evidence and the bicycles were placed into bulk property for safekeeping until their legal owners could be determined. The juveniles will be summonsed to court for Trespassing and Attempted Larceny from a Building. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

6/22/2017

6/22/2017

1:13 am: Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street in the area of Washington Square for the report of a possibly intoxicated motorist. Officers located and approached the vehicle parked on Beacon Street. Officers observed the subjects words to be slurred, his eyes were glassy, and his breath smelled of liquor. The individual agreed to perform a series of field sobriety tests. From the field sobriety tests officers believed the subject to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor and he was placed under arrest. He was issued a Massachusetts Uniform Citation and officers applied for an Application of Criminal Complaint for the Town of Brookline By-Law Article VII, Sect 3: Impeding the Free Flow of Traffic and Operating a MV Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor.

7:20 am: Officers were dispatched to an address on Beacon Street to assist with a basement fire. Upon arrival the fire department had extinguished the fire and was assisting in venting the building. The reporting party explained that she had noticed an odor of burning rubber in the bedrooms of her apartment. She contacted the building superintendent and then called 911. The building superintendent discovered the source of the odor in the basement where he was met with a thick green smoke and no visibility. At this point the Fire Department arrived. The fire was contained to a single dryer with no visible building damage beyond the laundry room. The cause of the fire appeared to be a memory foam pillow. The building was deemed safe and control of the building was transferred back to the building construction supervisor who was made aware of all information regarding the fire including any damage during the initial investigation.

9:30 am: Officers responded to an address on Walnut Street for a B&E&L report. The victim stated his vehicle had been parked on Walnut Street from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on 6/21. He stated it was locked when he left it and when he returned to it, but found that someone had stolen a metal lock box containing a firearm from the floor of the back seat. The box is secured by a padlock. No other items in the vehicle were disturbed. The victim explained that he did not notice the weapon was missing until 8:00 am on 6/22. There were no signs of forced entry on the vehicle and no signs that anyone had been in the vehicle. Detectives will be following up on the case.


1:30 am: An officer was informed that the archway of a parking lot off of Harvard Street was tagged with white spray paint. The reporting party stated he noticed the graffiti on 6/16 at approximately 3:30 pm. The Community Service Division of the police department was notified in an attempt to identify the tagger.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6/21/2017

6/21/2017

12:45 pm: Officers were dispatched Coolidge Corner for a shoplifter who had just left a business on Harvard Street. An officer noticed a female matching the description of the subject and approached her advising her on why he was present. Although the subject denied that she had stolen property in her possession, various clothing items with their retail price tags were found in her bags and a sale receipt was not present. While this officer spoke to the subject, another officer spoke to a store employee. She explained that the subject had entered the store at approximately 12:10 pm. The employee observed the subject conceal various items in her bag. As the subject went to leave, the employee attempted to approach her, but she exited the store. This employee then participated in a Show-Up Identification during which she identified the individual officers were speaking with as the shoplifter. The subject was placed under arrest for Larceny of $250.00, Furnishing False Name during the Booking Process, and for a warrant. The subject was also charged later with Possession of a Class B Drug. The items that were in her possession and a DVD of the security tape from the business have been placed into evidence.

4:40 pm: Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street for a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that at approximately 9:30 am he encountered a woman in his home. When questioned she stated that she was there doing an appraisal for a bank. The resident explained he did not do business with the bank she mentioned or know about an appraisal that was being done on his home. The woman stated she may have been mistaken, would delete the pictures she had, and left. The reporting party stated he was getting renovations done to his home, so he thought he might need an appraisal and did not contacted police earlier. Due to the renovations, his home is occupied by construction workers who may have let the woman in. He continued to say that she may have walked into the wrong home as several homes on the street are or sale or being remodeled. He stated he was unable to get any information from the bank about appraisals when contacted. He reported no items of value missing.

5:25 pm: An individual reported to the front desk of the police station that she was a victim of credit card fraud. She stated that she noticed a strange charge on her online bank statement and called her bank to cancel it immediately. She also received an email from the company from which the purchase was made. She noticed the billing address in the email contained her stolen information, but was in a different name and had a different address in Georgia. The individual looked up the name and address and confirmed that the subject owned property at that address. Detective follow-up was requested to try to locate the perpetrator of the fraudulent charges.


7:12 pm: Officers were dispatched to an address on Westbourne Terrace to take a report for the theft of a bicycle. The reporting party stated she had last checked her bicycle on 6/17 when it was locked to a school crossing sign. When she returned on 6/21 the bicycle was missing. She called the station to see if it had been removed by police, but a bicycle matching its description was not in the department database.

1:36 pm: An officer was dispatched to Washington Street/Goodwin Place for a report of an abandoned bicycle. The bicycle was located in the bushes and the serial number was checked in the CIJIS database. It was not found on file and was placed into evidence for safekeeping.  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6/20/2017

6/20/2017

8:43 am: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Dispatch confirmed that one of the vehicles left the scene and headed north on Harvard Street toward Coolidge Corner. Upon arrival, the operator of the second vehicle stated he was stopped in traffic when he was struck from behind by the other driver. He stated he got out of his vehicle to exchange paperwork, but when he pulled over to the side of the road the other driver left heading north. His vehicle suffered minor damage to the left rear tail light. A witness also spoke to officers and described the incident. The operator who fled the scene was mailed a Massachusetts Uniform Citation for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and will be summonsed to court.

10:23 am: While conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Cypress Street and Harvard Street, an officer observed a vehicle travelling north on Cypress Street and take a left on Harvard Street. A query of the registration came back with a possible warrant for the owner. A traffic stop was conducted during which the operator confirmed he was the registered owner. Dispatch confirmed multiple warrants and the subject was placed under arrest. He was also issued citations for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Revoked Registration.

10:56 am: Officers were dispatched to an address on Shaw Road for a larceny report. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that some items were missing from her jewelry box. She explained that on March 24th or 25th, she had removed rings and placed them in a jewelry box she then placed in her dresser. She did not return to the box until 6/20 when she noticed a ring and other jewelry were missing. She did not notice any signs of a break and the only people with access to her house are her husband, mother, cleaning lady, and boss. Officers attempted to contact the cleaning service and left a voicemail. Detective follow up has been requested.


1:10 pm: Officers responded to an address on Perry Street for a report of fraud. The reporting party stated that he noticed several unauthorized transactions on his credit card. He spoke with a company representative and had been advised to file a report. The party was advised by officers to run a credit check to ensure that no other credit cards were opened in his name and he was also provided with the fraud victim hotline number to contact.