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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November 19th Police Reports


  • Occurred between 11:30AM and 11:52AM (11/19) - 21 Borland Street

Police responded to reports of a suspicious person and upon arrived the victim reported that a man approached his room door on the inside of his dwelling and engaged in conversation with him by posing as a painter; however when it was discovered that no painters were scheduled to work on the house the victim became suspicious. It is believed that the man entered the residence by making use of unsecured doors. Police canvassed the area for the suspect yielding negative results. The suspect is described as a 6’1” white male weighing roughly 200lbs, clean shaven and in his 50’s. The suspect was last seen exiting the house wearing a black Northface jacket and jeans.

Residents are advised to contact the Brookline Police immediately with any suspicious activity they may witness in their neighborhood. Residents are advised to be cognizant about securing the doors to their home as well as making sure that they are aware of any work that is scheduled to be done to their building or their home.


  • Occurred at 1:45PM (11/19) - 736 Commonwealth Avenue

An employee at Espresso Royale restaurant reported that sometime over the weekend $2653.08 in cash was stolen from the safe, which had possibly been left unsecured. This case is still currently under investigation.


  • Occurred between 5:30PM (11/16) and 12:41PM (11/19) - 5 Linden Place

A resident reported seeing newly written graffiti on the children’s playground behind St. Mary’s church and it appears as though the damage was done sometime over the weekend with a black marker.


  • Occurred between 3PM and 3:45PM (11/19) - 305 Washington Street

Victim reported that her vehicles passenger side window had been smashed and her wallet as well as a handheld computer, valued at $440 was stolen from the interior. The wallet contained several bank and identification cards in addition to $70 cash; the wallet is valued at approximately $100.

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