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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18th


On Tuesday, September 18th three reports were filed on larcenies from the job site at Brookline Place that occurred throughout the past few days.  One worker explained to officers that welding lead was left at the construction site at 3:30 PM on 9/14/18.  When he returned to the site on 9/17/18 around 7:30 AM the welding lead was missing. Another worker reported he left the job site on 9/15/18 around 4:00 PM.  When he returned to the site on 9/17/18 around 7:00 AM he noticed two copper welding cables and four heavy cables with ground clamps were missing.  The last report detailed that a worker left the site on 9/17/18 around 3:00 PM.  When he returned on 9/18/18 around 7:00 AM he noticed items four copper welding cables were missing.  There were also items taken over the weekend.  This case is under investigation.

*9/16/18 (Dog Bite)
11:25 PM- Officers responded to a dog bite call on Beacon Street.  Upon arrival an officer met with the victim who was at the time receiving medical attention.  Officers viewed the victim to be bleeding from the mouth area with a large amount of blood on her shirt and face.  An officer spoke with the dog owner who reported she was sitting at a sidewalk table with a friend and her dog by her side on a leash.  She noticed two females exit an Uber ride and walk toward the building she was sitting in front of.  She stated suddenly, without asking for permission, the victim knelt over and grabbed the dog by the neck and ears with both hands and pushed her face towards the dogs face.  She says her dog was startled and bit the woman on the face.  The owner explained to the officer that her dog is a friendly rescue dog that she has had for 6 years with no previous incidents.  The friend who was sitting at the table at the time of the incident stated separately that the victim suddenly approached and knelt toward the dog and placed her face into the dogs face.  The dog then bit her.  An officer also spoke with the victim’s friend who stated she was walking behind the victim when the victim approached the dog.  She reports the victim leaned toward the dog and was bit.  Brookline Health Department was notified as well as Animal Control. 

An officer observed the dog to be calm and petted by a few people with no issues.  Based on the initial investigation and observations it is believed that the dog was provoked by the victim when she leaned toward the dog.  At this time there are no by-law violations.  The dog has been place on a 10 day quarantine.

*9/14/18 (Armed Robbery)
On September 14, 2018, at approximately 11:13pm, multiple Brookline Units responded to 400 Heath St (Pine Manor) for an armed robbery called in by a friend of the victim. Officers spoke with the victim, who is a student at 400 Heath St. The victim stated that he had been in the East Village parking lot speaking to a friend on his cell phone. He was approached by two black males from an unknown direction. Suspect #1 asked the victim if he had a minute to speak. The victim stated that he was on the phone and could not. Suspect #1 then pulled up his sweatshirt displaying a firearm. Suspect #1 then demanded the victim to hand over the cell phone which he did. Suspect #1 had the victim unlock the cell phone by entering the password. Suspect #1 told him to hand over anything else that the victim had, so he gave the suspect his Student ID. The victim then pulled his pants pockets out to show them that he did not have anything else. Suspect #1 then told the victim to turn around. When the victim turned around, he began running away toward the East Village common area. The victim heard a pop that he stated sounded like an air soft gun/BB gun going off. The victim was unsure which direction that the suspects fled. The victim stated that Suspect #1 had his right hand on the firearm while it was in his waistband throughout the incident. He did not observe Suspect #1 take the firearm out during the encounter. The firearm was described as a black semi-automatic pistol with a white slide. Suspect #1 was described as a skinny dark skinned black male in his 20s, approximately 6'4"-6'5" tall, with a goatee, wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, and exercise pants (unknown color).Suspect #2 was described as a skinny dark skinned black male in his 20s, around 6'2" tall, and possibly as gray or black hooded sweatshirt. Both males had the hoods pulled over their heads. The matter is under investigation.

Monday, September 17th

12:35 PM- An officer was dispatched to Monmouth Street for a report of graffiti on a rear fence.  Upon arrival the officer was met by the property owner who directed him to the rear fence.  Two areas of the fence were observed to be spray painted.  The property owner reported she observed it earlier in the day but believed that the graffiti was at least a week or more old.  One image was sprayed in black paint and the other in gold.  Other buildings in the area had graffiti as well as different colors and symbols.  This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sunday, September 16th

11:26 AM- Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a request for police following an assault and larceny at a store.  Upon arrival an officer spoke with the store manager who reported a black male left the store with 5 bags containing produce.  The suspect fled on a black bike with the bags on the handle bars and traveled up Vernon Street toward Park Street.  This information was radioed to dispatch and multiple units were dispatched to the area in an attempt to locate the suspect.  The reporting party also informed the officer that before the suspect left, he got into an altercation with an employee who witnessed the suspect placing items into his bag.  The officer spoke with the employee who relayed he was in an aisle when he observed the suspect placing items into a bag.  He began to follow the suspect down the aisle and stopped him outside.  The employee looked into the bags and asked the suspect if he has a receipt which the suspect told him no.  The employee attempted to hold the suspect for police by holding onto his bike, and in an attempt to get away the suspect struck the employee in the chest with a closed fist.  The employee then let go of the bike.  This case is being investigated.

Saturday, September 15th

A larceny of a bicycle was reported at the front desk of the police station on 9/15/18.  The reporting party reported at approximately 8:00 AM on 8/14/18 he locked his bike to a bike rack located at the crosswalk in front of a building on Harvard Street.  When he returned on 9/15/18 around 8:00 PM the bike was missing.  The reporting party stated he definitely locked the bike to the rack with his cable lock.  The bike is described as a men’s Jamis Allegro bicycle, 21 speed, with straight, short handlebars, locked with a cable lock.  This case is under investigation.

Friday, September 14th

1:20 AM- During a building check officers observed a smashed window on Lowell Road.  The damage was inflicted on school property.  The means of the window smashing are unknown.  No additional damage was found to the rest of the building.

9:10 PM- A report was made on an attempted breaking and entering.  Officers reported to Clark Road and met with the homeowner and the reporting party who was taking care of the family at the time of the incident.  The babysitter reported in the earlier evening she turned off all the lights inside and outside of the home and locked the doors.  At approximately 8:45 PM she heard someone attempting to open the rear door of the home.  She believed the home owner was returning home so she walked to the rear door and turned on the outside light.  She then observed a white male with facial hair wearing a black hooded sweatshirt look up at her and quickly turn and run through the backyard toward Sumner Road.  When the home owner arrived home shortly after the altercation, they called the police.  This case is being investigated.

Thursday, September 13th

2:05 PM- Officers responded to the station to speak with an individual regarding damage to his motor vehicle.  The reporting party relayed he parked his vehicle in his driveway on Jordan Road on the night of September 12th.  He observed damage to the right side mirror the following morning and went to the station shortly after to file a report.  An officer observed the right side mirror was smashed, but intact and only attached by the wire.  The front cover of the mirror was also missing.  The car owner was also a victim of a break, entering and larceny of the same motor vehicle in the past.  This case is under investigation.

3:15 PM- Officers were operating an unmarked police car when they observed a traffic offense.  They had stopped while traveling south on Washington St to make a left turn onto Holden Street.  At that time a pedestrian had walked in front of the vehicle crossing Washington St towards Holden St.  While waiting for both this pedestrian and oncoming traffic to pass, a white Honda that had been stopped two cars behind the officer in traffic suddenly crossed the yellow line.  The Honda went on to pass the car behind the unmarked police car as well as the police car, all while there was oncoming northbound traffic.  This caused the traffic to pull to the side of the road to allow the car to travel in their lane.  After the car passed the police car and the officers observed the traffic infractions, officers activated the vehicles blue lights and pulled the vehicle over at Washington St and Davis Ave.  An officer approached the driver. After questioning and discovering information in the system the driver was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and also cited for operating left of center line and improper passing.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wednesday, September 12th

12:37 PM- A report of a larceny was made at the Brookline Police Station.  The complainant told officers between 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM that day, she was conducting business at work on Washington Street.  She remembers the last time she utilized her cell phone.  Staff searched the building unsuccessfully.  This case is under investigation.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 11th

6:40 PM- Officers were dispatched to Naples Road for a dog bite report.  Upon arrival they met the complainant who stated at approximately 6:00 PM he was with his dog in the Lawton St Playground basketball courts.  A male and his dog entered the park.  Both owners agreed to let their dogs interact.  When the complainant’s dog approached the other dog, the other dog bit his in the muzzle area.  Both dog owners pulled their dogs away.  The offending dog’s owner told the victim’s owner that his dog was up to date on her shots but did not give any contact information.  When the victimized dog and her owner arrived at home the owner noticed the wound was bleeding.  Animal Control has been contacted for further investigation.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday, September 10th

2:32 PM- A report was made at the front desk of the Brookline Police Department regarding a larceny.  The reporting party stated that on 9/1/18 at about 9:45 PM she had finished her shopping at a store on Harvard Street and called a taxi for a ride home, located on Beacon Street.  She told the officer she completed her purchase at the store and placed her wallet into one of the paper shopping bags, which she rolled out to the taxi in a shopping cart.  While leaving, she passed through a group of four men who were in the doorway of the store.  Two of the men helped her transfer her bags into the trunk of the taxi.  She stated that one of the men may have bumped against her.  When she arrived home, she could not find her wallet.  She stated that she and the driver searched the taxi.  This case is under investigation. 

Officers were dispatched to Chestnut Street for a report of a larceny from a building.  An officer was met by a health care proxy upon arrival.  The health aid relayed the complaint to officers.  The aid explained that her patient would be moving soon and that in anticipation of the move she had been gathering the patient’s belongings and reorganizing them.  The health aid recalls last seeing the item (box) of the patients in June 2018.  August 22nd, 2018 when she went to locate the box she found the contents inside were missing.  She searched the residence with an unsuccessful outcome.   The patient has around the clock care by multiple aides.  This case is being investigated.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sunday, September 9th

4:00 PM- A report was made for a breaking and entering with a larceny of a motor vehicle.  The reporting party told officers around 11:45 AM he parked his car on Dunster Road while he was on Hammond Street.  He stated when he returned to his motor vehicle around 2:30 PM he observed the contents of his center console were rummaged through.  Numerous items were missing.  This case is under investigation.

Saturday, September 8th

3:35 PM- A breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle was reported in Alton Court.  The caller reported she parked her motor vehicle outside of her residence at approximately 9:00 PM on 9/7/18 and when she entered her motor vehicle the next day at 9:00 AM she noticed her car had been rummaged through.  Various items were also taken from the vehicle.  The caller also told police she left her car unlocked.  This case is under investigation.

7:50 AM- A graffiti complaint was made on St. Mary’s St.  The complainant stated when coming into work on the morning of 9/8/18 around 4:30 AM he observed a new graffiti marking on the side of the building.  He notified officers that the past couple weeks his building has been vandalized with graffiti.  This case is being investigated.

Thursday, September 6th

4:37 PM- An officer was dispatched to Washington Street for a package theft.  The complainant stated he was supposed to receive a package on April 30th, 2018.  He had been away the week of the delivery and when he returned he did not see the package.  This case is under investigation.

6:28 PM- Officers responded to Beacon Street for a reported shoplifting incident.  An officer met with the store manager on arrival who stated that around 6:15 PM he witnessed a white male approximately 6’1” with a slender build, short haircut, black t-shirt, light-colored pants, and a large camo backpack, enter the store and steal a few items.  The manager stated he noticed this male enter the store a few times in the past week as well as hanging around the area.  This case is being investigated.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5th

3:50 PM- Officers were dispatched to a store on Beacon Street for a shoplifting incident.  Dispatched relayed to officers that the suspect was on foot on Harvard Street heading toward Webster Street.  The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a blue shirt, approximately 6’2”, wearing headphones, and had stolen liquor from the store.  While in pursuit, officers observed a tall, black male wearing a blue t-shirt walking on Harvard Street towards Webster Street.  The officers observed the suspect holding two bottles of what appeared to be liquor.  More officers arrived for assistance.  An officer informed the suspect that he was being accused of taking two bottles of alcohol from the store without paying.  The suspect stated “I messed up; I’m an alcoholic and have a drinking problem”. 

Two store employees had been following the suspect on foot and were able to positively ID the suspect.  An employee then informed an officer that while she was stocking shelves she observed the suspect walking away from the cash registers with a bottle of liquor in each hand.  She states they made eye contact and he then began to hurry toward to the store exit.  He then exited without paying.  The employee shouted “Sir” to him and he ignored her.  Based on the positive ID and the suspect’s statement “I messed up”, the suspect was placed under arrest.