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, July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

Monday, July 19

BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on White Pl.  The victim shared that the vehicle was parked in their driveway and that they noticed property missing the following morning. Nothing appeared to be damaged.


Tuesday, July 20

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a call regarding a bike theft on Harvard St. The victim shared that they left the BlueBike outside of a store, and when they returned, it was missing. Officers are checking the area for surveillance.


Wednesday, July 21

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a call regarding a bike theft on Brookline Pl. The victim stated that they left their bike and helmet secured to a bike rack. When they returned for the bike, the lock was cut, and the bike was missing. Officers are reviewing security footage of the area.

ATTEMPTED LARCENY - Officers responded to a call regarding an attempted theft of a cellphone. The suspect attempted to take the phone from the victim's back pocket but was prevented from doing so.


Thursday, July 22

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a call regarding a bike theft on Adams St. The victim left two bikes in a side yard and noticed both were missing. Officers are looking into the matter further.

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a package theft call on Kent St. When the victim went down to retrieve their packages, the package was empty.


Sunday, July 25

BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a call regarding a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on Lancaster Tr. The owner found the window had been smashed and belongings removed. Officers are looking into the theft further.

Monday, July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

 Monday, July 12

BIKE THEFT - Officer responded to a call on Harvard St. The victim shared that they had left their bike unsecured outside a library for approximately 15 minutes. When they returned, the bike and the helmet were gone.


Tuesday, July 13

FRAUD- Officers responded to a report of fraudulent bank transactions when the victim located an unauthorized charges. They were able to stop the charge and reported the activity to the police and bank fraud department. They were advised to check all their accounts to ensure no other suspicious activity.


Wednesday, July 14

FOUND PROPERTY - Officers responded to Centre St. for a report of found property.  Officers were given a wallet and brought it to the station for safekeeping.

FRAUD- Officers responded to a report of fraudulent use of credit card when the victim received a package they had not purchased. They were able to stop the charge and have not found any further charges on their credit card statements. 


Saturday, July 17

ID FRAUD - Officers responded to an unemployment fraud report where an unemployment benefit claim was made in the victim's name. They cancelled the card and alerted the bank. They were advised to check all accounts for suspicious activity.


Sunday, July 18

BIKE THEFT - Officer responded to a call on Dwight St for a reported bike theft. The victim shared their bike had been left unlocked on the rear porch and was gone upon their return. Officers are checking surveillance in the area.

Monday, July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

 

Monday, July 5

BIKE THEFT - Officer responded to a call where a bike was left at a bike rack unsecured. When the owner returned, the bike was missing.


Tuesday, July 6

BIKE THEFT - Officer responded to a call for an attempted bike theft at the Longwood MBTA stop. Suspect was attempting to cut through a lock but fled as the officer approached. The officer recorded a description of the suspect.


Thursday, July 8

BIKE THEFT - Officer responded to a call regarding a bike theft on Cypress St. Bike was locked to a fence for a week, but when owner checked on the bike, it was gone and the lock was cut and left on the ground.


Friday, July 9

GRAFFITI- Officer responded to a graffiti report where a custodian found spray paint on the wall of a multi-purpose building of a local school.

BIKE THEFT - Officer responded to a call where the victim stated their bike had been locked to a bike rack while shopping at Beacon St. The victim returned to find the lock cut and the bike missing.

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to Longwood Av. for a package theft. The victims stated they returned to their apartment to find their package cut open and the contents removed. 

DOG BITE - Officer responded to a call where the victim was bitten by a leashed dog on University Rd. The matter has been referred to the animal control officer.

SHOPLIFTING - Officer responded to a shoplifting report on Commonwealth Av. The security officer shared that the suspect has committed a series of shoplifting offenses that target electronics.


Saturday, July 10

SCOOTER THEFT - Officer responded to a call regarding an attempted scooter theft. Suspect attempted to kickstart an unsecured scooter parked on Harvard St. but was unable to start it. Suspect fled as the officer approached.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

THURSDAY, May 27, 2021

FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where a person reported fraudulent use of their credit card. The victim contacted their bank quickly enough to not be held liable for the charges. They were advised to contact police.

FRIDAY, May 28, 2021

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to Harvard St. for several package thefts. There were multiple dates of which package thefts have occurred. Officers have contacted the property manager to get access to security footage. 

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a bike theft report where the victim rented a Blue Bike and had left it outside of the store to go shopping. When they left the store, the bike was gone. The person has already contacted Blue Bikes and then contacted police.

PACKAGE THEFT  - Officers responded to a package theft report on Short St. where the victim shared that they received a notification confirming that their package was delivered at around 1 PM. The victim went to receive the package and learned that it had been stolen. 

SUNDAY, May 30, 2021

FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the reporting party shared that there were fraudulent charges on their account. All the fraudulent purchases were from Amazon. The victim contacted Amazon to resolve the issue. The victim was advised to contact police.

MONDAY, May 31, 2021 

LARCENY - Officers responded to a larceny report on Parkvale St. where the victim shared that their electric guitar was missing from their basement storage unit. They contacted police and provided their observations of suspicions in the area from the previous week.

DAMAGE TO AN AUTOMOBILE - Officers responded to High St. for a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle. The party shared that they parked their car in their assigned parking spot in the lot. When they returned to their vehicle, they observed a long scratch mark on the driver side of the car. This is a reoccurring incident. Officers are attempting to get security footage from the cameras in the parking lot.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

Monday May 24, 2021

GRAFFITI - Officers responded to a graffiti report on Harvard St. where a custodian of the building relayed that there were big markings on a wall behind the building.

BAT EXPOSURE - Officers were contacted by a couple who shared that they had been exposed to a bat that was flying in their bedroom. The couple captured the bat and police took custody of it to submit for rabies testing.

SCAM - Officers took a report of fraud when the reporting party shared that they had ordered camera equipment on eBay and received bags of pasta instead. The victim attempted to contact the seller but received no response. They are also working with eBay to get a refund for the purchase.

FOUND PROPERTY  - Officers responded to Amory Park for a report of found property.  Officers were given a set of keys and brought them to the station for safekeeping.

FRAUD- Officers responded to a report of fraudulent use of credit card when the victim located an unauthorized charge on their credit card. They were able to stop the charge but later found that other credit cards had been compromised. They were advised to check all their accounts to ensure no other suspicious activity.

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to Wellman St. for a bicycle theft where the victim shared their child's bike was left behind a school and when the child returned shortly after to retrieve the bike, it was gone. Officers have located a camera in the area that may have captured the incident.

SHOPTLIFTING - Officers responded to Washington St. at 8:30 PM for a past shoplifting. The supervisor shared that a female walked out of the store with a cooler. With surveillance footage available, officers have a description of the suspect.


Tuesday May 25, 2021 

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to Vernon St. for a package theft that had just occurred. Officers arrived and the victim shared that a male had just taken packages from their building and traveled on foot down Park St. Police, with the description of the male, were able to identity and stop him. They were able to locate the stolen packages and make an arrest.

Wednesday May 26, 2021

BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a bike theft report on Beacon St. The victim shared that they locked their bike to a street sign at night. The next morning, they observed the lock cut and the bike missing. Officers were provided with a picture of the bike and a serial number.

Monday, May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

Friday May 21, 2021

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers took a package theft report on St. Paul St. where the victim shared that their package was delivered and when they returned to retrieve it, it was missing. They have shared camera footage showing the suspect steal the package from their front porch.

BIKE THEFT  - Officers responded to a bike theft report on Wolcott Rd. where the reporting party shared that they leave their bikes in their garage unlocked. The party is currently attempting for information for officers.

LARCENY - Officers responded to a stolen wallet report where the victim shared that they were shopping at a store on Harvard St. and while still in the store, they received notifications that their credit cards were being used in Boston. This prompted them to look for their wallet and it was unable to be located. The party has spoken to the manager at the store and their credit card companies. 

ID FRAUD  - Officers responded to a report of identity fraud where the victim shared that they received mail from a phone company billing them for services. Since the person never opened the account under their name, number, or address, they contacted police. 

FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of fraud when the victim shared that someone posing as their friend asked them to send gift cards for a lost phone via email. The victim did so and later found out that the friend never sent them that email. This prompted them to contact police and try to cancel the gift card.

Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

Tuesday May 18, 2021

FRAUD - Officers responded to an unemployment fraud report where the reporting party shared that they received letters in the mail claiming that they filed for unemployment benefits. Since the victim is employed, they did not file for these claims. They contacted police as well as the Department of Unemployment Assistance.

FIRE - Officers observed a dumpster fire on Walnut St. and contacted Brookline Fire who quickly knocked down the fire. There was no suspicious activity and the dumpster was removed.

THREATS - Officers responded to a report of threats by a victim who shared that they contacted a company via the WhatsApp application to inquire about services they provided. They did not receive any of the services from the company, however. Later the person started receiving texts telling them to send money as a fine for not getting any of the services from the company. The unknown sender then sent threatening messages that included the victim's personal information. At this time, the person contacted police and is working to securing their information.

BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a past breaking and entering on Beacon St. where the reporting party shared that they heard someone outside their apartment rummaging through their utility closet and garbage. The reporting party confronted the suspect, which prompted them to leave the premises and biking away on Beacon St. Officers are attempting to get camera footage from a building nearby.

Thursday May 20,2021

BIKE THEFT  - Officers received a call for a report of a stolen bike. The bike was hidden on the side of their house and was last seen during the weekend. Officers have a description of the bicycle.