Monday, January 16, 2017

1/12 - 1/15

On January 1, 2017, Officers stopped a motor vehicle on Naples Rd for a defective headlight and speeding. A check through Brookline Control and the MA RMV showed that the operator’s right to operate a motor vehicle  had been suspended. The operator was placed under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police Station.

On 01/15 /2017  Officers responded to Park St. for a graffiti complaint.  The Officers  located the graffiti on a brick wall on the rear of the property, photographed it, and then advised the property owner on ways they could remove the graffiti.

On Sunday 01-15-2017 Officers responded to an address on St. Paul St. on reports of malicious damage to a glass door by what appeared to be a BB gun. A report was filed and Detectives will be following up the incident.

On 1/15/2017 a citizen walked into the Brookline Police Station to report that their vehicle had been broken into.  They reported that their vehicle was parked on Elm St. and they  discovered the rear drivers side cargo window had been smashed and items stolen. A report was filed and the victim was advised.

On 1/15/17 at approximately 0200 hours, Officers responded to the MBTA upper platform on  Chestnut hill Ave. for a report of a past assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.  Upon arrival officers met with the victim, who reported that at approximately 0135 hours, she was standing on the MBTA platform waiting for the last train.  The victim made note of a vehicle because it was driving slowly as it approached the T-stop.  The victim then heard three popping noises and then felt something strike her in the upper rear left thigh; she felt a slight pain and looked to see what she was struck by.  She did not see anything on the ground and her pants were not torn.  The Victim saw the vehicle drive away on Chapel St. toward Longwood Ave., but did not see which way on Longwood Ave. The victim notified the MBTA Police and they responded as well. Based on the description of the event Officers believe she was shot with a BB gun.  A search of the area was conducted, however no evidence was located.

On 01/13/17, a citizen walked into the Brookline Police Station to report an internet fraud.  The victim reports selling a coat, a Canada Goose hooded coat, to another party via E-Bay.  Shortly after receiving the coat,  the byer contacted E-Bay and reported that the coat she bought was not a real Canada Goose coat and she was returning it to the seller.  E-Bay then contacted the victim and notified her of this claim.  E-Bay also told the victim she was responsible to repay buyer the amount of the coat. The victim contends the coat was real, and the buyer has returned a fake Canada Goose coat to her. The victim contends that the buyer purposely switched the coat and sent her a fake Canada Goose coat in an attempt to defraud her. A report was filed.

On 01/13/17 Officers responded to Eliot St. for a report of malicious damage.  The victim reports having candy cane Christmas decorations damaged, possibly by scissors. The wires to the candy canes had been cut. No other damage was reported.

On 1/13/16 Officers responded to 1330 Beacon St. to retrieve some found property. The item has been secured into submitted into evidence to be held until the owners are located.

On 01/13/17 Officers responded to Arlington Rd. ext. at Heath St. for a report of a car on fire.  Upon arrival officers observed a motor vehicle parked on the side of Arlington Rd. and Brookline Fire Department extinguishing a fire coming from the engine area.  The owner was on scene was not hurt. The owner was advised to contact his insurance company.

 On 1/13/17 Officers responded to Boylston St for a reported traffic hazard. Upon arrival  Officers  observed the traffic light mast and arm lying straight across Rt 9 Eastbound (Boylston St) blocking both lanes of traffic. Several units responded to the area to assist with traffic. Officers did not notice any serious damage that might have caused the structure to fall over, nor did they note any debris in the area not belonging to the light pole. Officers noted it was quite windy at the time and the direction in which the structure fell does not appear to be consistent with a vehicle or other object having struck the mast.  The Town of Brookline DPW and MA Dept of Transportation (DOT) were notified.

On 1/13/17 Officers responded to an address on  Cypress St., to investigate a reported package theft. The victim reported that several packages delivered by the UPS on had apparently been stolen. A report was filed.

On 1/13/2017 Officers responded to an address on Boylston St., for a larceny of a purse. The victim reports placing her hand bag at the back of her chair.  After leaving the store the victim noticed she did not have her hand bag.  When they returned to the store a male customer looked in the men’s room trash can and located the handbag.  The victim reports that her purse was missing from the handbag.  As this was being investigated the victims spouse called to let her know that one of their cards was being used at a unknown gas station.  The victim was advised to immediately cancel the credit cards that were missing. A follow-up will be conducted by Brookline Detectives.

On January 13, 2017 an Officer conducted a traffic stop on Harvard St. after they observed the vehicle make a prohibited "U-turn" from northbound to southbound on Harvard St.  Brookline Control confirmed that the driver’s right to operate in Massachusetts was suspended for failure to pay a fine. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the station by the 555 unit.

On January 12 2017, Multiple Officers responded to an address on Harvard St on reports of a theft. A description was given out of the suspect, and that he fled on a bicycle. The description included the subject carrying a black plastic bag. An Officer observed a subject fitting the description given along the Muddy River. The Officer observed the subject drop a black plastic bag behind a tree then ride away on the bike. After a brief pursuit the subject was stopped by Officers.  A store employee was brought to the scene and identified the subject that was stopped as the one that they had witnessed take items from the store. The subject was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting, Disorderly person, and resisting arrest.

On 1/12/2017 while on a traffic post, a Brookline Police Officer was approached by a motorist who stated that they had found someone’s personal property in the vicinity of 525 Harvard Street Brookline. Due to the traffic congestion the driver did not want to be identified and left the area without giving further information. The wallet contained a Commonwealth of Massachusetts paycheck with an address out of Brainerd Rd., Allston MA., No other identification was found in the wallet. Attempts are being made to contact the owner. The wallet was placed in an evidence locker.

On January 12, 2017 Officers stopped a vehicle that was operating west on Beacon Street for an expired inspection sticker.  A query of the operators right to operate in MA revealed  a revoked status for failure to pay a fine. The operator was asked to exit the vehicle and was subsequently placed under arrest without incident for MGL c. 90 s. 23: Operating after Revocation of License, MGL c. 90 s. 20: Failure to Submit MV for Inspection, and MGL c. 90 s. 11: No License In Possession.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


On 1/9/2016, an officer arrived on Longwood Ave for a larceny report. The victim reported that a package that had been delivered to him and left in the foyer had been stolen. The package contained varies items.

On 1/9/2017, officers on patrol, found an abandoned stroller on Washington Street. Officers were unable to locate the owner in the area. The stroller was transported to and left at the Brookline Police Department for safe keeping.

On Wednesday January 11, 2017 at approximately 0549 hours,  Officers responded to the area of Chapel Street and Colchester Street for a tree that had fallen onto a vehicle.  Brookline Forestry Department was called to remove the tree from Marklis' vehicle and out of the roadway. The  vehicle sustained heavy damage to the rear of the roof/cab and to the top of the bed liner.

On 01/10/17 at approximately 22:00 hrs., Brookline dispatch received a notification from St. Elizabeth's Hospital  reporting  that they had a party walk in to their emergency room who was suffering from a wound to the chest from what appeared to be a pellet gun.  After an investigation conducted by  Brookline detectives a subject was arrested for Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit BB Gun.

On Saturday 1/7/2017, at approximately 1515 hrs  it was reported to Brookline Police that someone had lost their violin in the Pleasant Street area.  Officers are reviewing surveillance footage in the area to see if they can locate the violin.

On January 10, 2016 at approximately 1917 hours Officers we were dispatched to an address on  Chapel Street  for a report of a bat inside the home with unknown exposure.  The home owner was able to contain the bat in a bedroom prior to Officers arrival. Brookline Animal Control Officer arrived on scene and retrieved the bat, sending it to the lab for testing.  This was due to possible exposure.

On 01/10/2017 Officers responded to an address on Cleveland Road for a residential alarm. Upon arrival Officers found that the rear door which accesses the kitchen had been forced open leaving the inside door frame and door trim trim in pieces, as well as the door lock latch mechanism damaged. Officers searched the residence but found no one inside. It appears that small, easy to carry items were targeted. Detectives arrived to process the scene.
On 1-10-2017 it was reported that a package that had been delivered by UPS had been stolen from the hallway of an address on New Terrace Rd.  The victim reports that none of his neighbors saw a package or anything suspicious.

On January 10, 2017 , Officers responded to an address on Green Street for a fraud report. The victim, received a package in the mail from a company called Crutchfield, however the victim did not order anything and that all the mailing information on the box was his. He opened the box and inside was a camera lens flash. He immediately contacted Crutchfield and notified them that he had not ordered the item. Crutchfield informed the victim that they had all of his proper biographical information and credit card number. Crutchfield then cancelled the order and informed the victim that they would be sending an email receipt to him including the paid postage to return the item through UPS.    The next day  a man described to be in his late 20's or early 30's knocked on the victims door and inquired about that package. The individual was described as  a white male, approximately 5'10", dark hair, wearing a plaid shirt and dark pants. This individual was looking for the package and offered to return it for the victim. This individual was very vague and had no delivery company uniform on or any identification on him. This made the victim suspect something was amiss. The victim immediately contacted Crutchfield,  and he was advised that UPS delivery would be handling the returned packaged. The victim cancelled his credit card.

On 01/10/17 Officers responded to an address on Babcock Street for a larceny report. A manager reports money had been stolen from a safe. An investigation is being conducted.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Post for 1/7-1/8

On January 8, 2017, an officer reported to a clothing store on Harvard St. for a theft report. Employees showed the officer a video depicting a male she says stole a pair of children's boots The video does not depict the suspect taking the boots however, just prior to his leaving he was looking at the boots and he is holding them on camera. The boots were noticed to be missing after he left. The suspect in the video is a white male, possibly 30-40, medium height, stocky build, bald head and dark colored beard/moustache.

On January 7, 2017, officers arrived at Beacon Street for a report of a larceny. The victim says a package containing a Sonos Entertainment Soundbar was delivered to his building but,  he never received it.

On January 7, 2017, a citizen brought a found wallet to the Brookline Police station that was found at the Centre Street lot. Attempts to contact the owner using a license in the wallet were unsuccessful. The Quincy Police agreed to send a unit to the address on the license. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blog for 1/5/17

On 01/05/2017 while conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Washington St. officers observed a vehicle proceed through a red traffic signal. Officers stopped the vehicle and discovered that the operator did not have a valid driver’s license. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the station.

On 1/4/17 a citizen turned in a lost wallet to an officer that was working in Coolidge Corner. Attempts have been made to contact the owner of the property. 

Blog for 1/3/17-1/04/17

01/04/2017 – Traffic Arrest

Officers stopped a vehicle on High Street for making a turn off of Boylston Street where the signs prohibit.  The operator was placed under arrest for operation after revocation.

01/04/2017 – Stolen Bike

Victim reports that her bike was locked to the front porch of their Cypress Street home.   It was last seen around 7:00 PM on 1/3 and found to be gone at 8:15 am on 1/4.

01/04/2017 – Larceny Arrest

Officers were called to a business on Harvard Street for a report of a larceny.   The victim reported that they observed a female in an area of the office that is restricted for employees only.  After the unknown female left the victim noticed that her purse was gone.  Officers located a subject fitting the description they were given from the victim.  She was found to in possession of the missing items and was placed under arrest.

01/04/2017 – Warrant Arrest

Officers arrested a party on Kent Street for an outstanding arrest warrant.

01/04/2017 – Shoplifting

Officers were called to a business on Commonwealth Ave for a report of shoplifting.  The employees reported to police that an unknown male had come in inquiring about an activity tracker and then walked out of the store with it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Blog for 12/30/16-1/3/17

12/29/16 *** SCAM ALERT****
Officers took a report from a resident who recieved a call from an unkown number.  The caller, posing as s family member  of the victim,  stated  that they had been in a car accidnet and was then arrested.  A second caller, posing as a police officer, informed the victim in order for their loved one to be bailed they would need to deliver gift cards to certain stores in large denominations.  

12/30/16 – Package Theft

Officers reported to Winchester Street for a report of a package theft. The caller told police that they were awaiting a package of purchased items.  According to the delivery company the package had been delivered on 12/14/16 around 2:30 pm. 

12/29/16 – Larceny    

Resident of Green Street reported to police that between 12/28 and 12/29 personal belgonings were left outside the resident’s door in the hallway.  When the resident went to get the belongings on 12/29 they were gone.  

12/31/16- Graffiti Report

Officers were called to a generator box on Harvard Street for reported graffiti.
01/01/17 – Arrest Malicious Damage

Officers responded to a building on Beacon Street for a report of a person banning on doors in the building.  Officers arrived to find the side window next to the door had been pushed in.  They were able to locate the person banging on the doors and he was placed under arrest for malicious destruction of property.

1/2/17   -  Arrest

Subject was arrested after being caught on camera from stealing form his employer on camera. 

01/02/17-  Burglary

Resident of Tappan Street reported to police that during the time frame of 5:00 pm on 12/23/16 and 5:30 pm 01/02/17 someone had entered their home.  Victims stated that upon return to their home they found the rear door to be open and items were missing from the home.

01/02/17- Shoplifting

Officers responded to Stop and Shop on Harvard Street for a shoplifter.   Officers were informed by an employee that a customer was placing large amounts of food into bags.  The customer then left the store without paying for the food.

01/02/17- Larceny

Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street where the victim stated his phone was stolen.

1/3/17 -Car Break

Officers were on Amory Street to take a report for a car break.  The victim stated that the car was parked between 12/25/16 and 1/3/17.  During this time it appeared that someone had rummaged through the vehicle.

1/3/17- Warrant Arrest

During traffic enforcement on Newton Street, Officers stopped a vehicle for a turn where signs prohibit.  As a result of the stop the operator was placed under arrest for operation after suspension and a warrant.

1/3/17-  Arrest

During traffic enforcement on Newton Street, Officers stopped a vehicle for a turn where signs prohibit. As a result of the stop the operator was placed under arrest for operation without a license. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Blog for 12/28-12/29

12/27/16 –B & E Motor Vehicle

Victim reported that their vehicle was parked in a lot on Amory Street between 6 pm (12/27) and 7:40 am (12/28). Within that time someone entered the vehicle and took the owners quarters.

12/27/16 – B & E Motor Vehicle

Victim reported that their vehicle was parked in a lot on Freeman Street between 5:00 pm (12/27) and 9:15 am (12/28). When they returned to the vehicle it appeared as if someone had rummaged through their belongings.

12/28/16 – Package Theft

Officers responded to Short Street and took a report for a stolen package. Victim reports that they were expecting a package, and according to the delivery company it had been delivered, however the package had been removed from the foyer area of the building.

12/2/16- B & E Motor Vehicle

Victim reported to police that the vehicle was parked in a lot on Freeman Street. The vehicle was parked between 12/16 and 12/28 and at some point someone appeared to rummage through the vehicle.

** This is the third report in a one block radius of cars being rummaged through; a few of the owners had left the vehicles unlocked. This is a good reminder to keep your vehicles locked and keep items out of view.**

12/28/16- Arrest
Officers responded to a residence on Brook Street for a noise complaint. While investigating the source of the noise, one of the parties involved was found to have a warrant. The subject was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Arrest made in HVAC scam

Tonight officers arrested a 32 year old male from Duxbury. The subject has been linked to several larcenies from Brookline Business'. The subject is also wanted in Boston for committing similar crimes.
The subject walks into a business and ask to inspect the HVAC system or thermostats. The subject would gain access to back rooms were employees would store personal property.  The subject is facing the following charges in Brookline.

Harvard St. Location- being charged  with Larceny from a building (employees cash & credit cards)

Beacon St. location warrant issued on 12/27/16 for Larceny from a Building (employees cash)

Boylston St. location to be charged with ATTEMPTED TO COMMIT A CRIME: LARCENY FROM A BUILDING

Harvard St. Location being charged today with Larceny from a Building (employees cash) 

Beacon street location to be charged today with ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A CRIME: LARCENY FROM A BUILDING

Harvard St. location to be charged today with ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A CRIME: LARCENY FROM A BUILDING

Harvard St. location being charged today with Larceny from a Building (employees wallet with cash & cards)

The subject is wanted in other communities for similar offenses.

Other agencies assisting us in our investigation were Boston, Quincy, Cambridge, Suffolk Univ., and Kingston PD's

The Department would like to thank the Media, The Brookline Chamber of Commerce,  and The Coolidge Corner Merchants organizations for help getting the word out about the scam. Tonight's arrest was a result of an alert employee who knew of the scam.


12/26/16 - Arrest

Officers stopped a vehicle for making a right turn on red where signs prohibit on Boylston Street. Officers found that the vehicle registration was revoked and uninsured, as well as the operator not being duly licensed to operate. The operator was placed under arrest for operating without a license

12/26/16 - Arrest

Officers recognized an individual known to them on Commonwealth Ave as having a warrant. Officers confirmed the warrant and the subject was placed under arrest for the warrant.

12/27/16 – Arrest

Officers stopped a vehicle on Harvard St and found the operator to have a suspended license. The operator was placed under arrest for operation after suspension.

12/27/16 –  Arrest
While on traffic enforcement at Harvard Street and Harris Street, officers stopped a vehicle and found that the operator had a warrant for their arrest. The operator was placed under arrest for the warrant.