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, April 23, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Wednesday, April 4th
A victim of fraud came into the Station Wednesday stating that her credit card was used without her permission in the Midwest. Her bank notified her of the charge that morning and was advised by Police to cancel her credit card and report this incident to the appropriate credit agencies. Although outside of jurisdiction, this is an active case.
On Wednesday, an officer was dispatched to Oakland Rd for a report of identity theft. The victim stated that someone had opened a bank and credit card account under her name. Police are investigating.
Thursday, April 5th
On Thursday morning, a woman came into the Station to report fraudulent charges made from her bank accounts. While reviewing bank statements, she noticed 2 charges made, neither being authorized or known to her. A report was filed and the victim's banks will investigate the fraudulent activity. Brookline PD are also investigating.
The Federal Trade Commission offers many helpful tips and tricks to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft. Additionally, they provide resources, including the warning signs and necessary steps one needs to take when reporting/recovering from identity theft.
Their Consumer Information site details credit card fraud, how it happens and the ways to protect oneself from becoming a victim.
*For additional information on these topics, please follow the links above.
Federal Trade Commission (consumer information)
Federal Trade Commission (identity theft)
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Pedestrians will have three dedicated crossing areas: Beacon Street at Tappan, Beacon Street at Webster and Beacon Street at Hawes.
*More detailed information will follow as we get closer to Patriots' Day. Please plan accordingly.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Officers responded to Marion St on Monday morning to take a report for a past larceny. The victim stated that she had left a shopping cart within the hallway of her residence for a short span of time on Sunday morning. There was no sign of the victim's shopping cart among the others within the same hallway. Neighbors didn't notice any suspicious activity during the time frame, either. This is an active case.
Officers were dispatched to Washington St for a larceny report Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, the victim stated that she had left a bag of belongings on a bench while turning her back for a moment to take a phone call. After finishing up the call, she realized her belongings were gone. A quick investigation led Brookline PD to the suspect, who was placed under arrest for Larceny from a Person.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
On Wednesday evening, an officer was dispatched to Kent St for a report of a package theft. The victim stated that she was expecting three packages to be delivered that day, but they never arrived at her residence. Package tracking ID numbers provided confirmation that the delivery had been made earlier that afternoon. A follow-up has been requested.
An officer was dispatched to Kent St a second time Wednesday evening for another report of a package theft. The victim told police that he was expecting a package to be delivered to his residence that day, but it had not arrived. The package's tracking details were unavailable at the time. However, a shipment confirmation was received and indicated it's delivery to the victim's Kent St address. Police are investigating.
March 29, 2018
At 1:40 AM, this morning an officer on a traffic assignment on rt. 9 , attempted to slow a vehicle down in the work zone. The vehicle instead sped up and failed to stop for the officer. The officer and another officer who was in the area went looking for the car. It was last seen on Rt 9 in Newton. When the officer was returning back to his assignment he found the vehicle had crashed into a pole in the area of 489 Boylston street on the access road. EMS and State Police arrived and took control of the scene. The driver faces several motor vehicle charges from Brookline .The driver and the passenger both went to hospitals with minor injuries.