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Friday, July 6, 2007

July 5th Police Reports


Occurred at 8:52AM (7/05)- Harvard Street/Thorndike Street

Eric Swartz was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle after suspension, and a number plate violation. Police noticed a vehicle without a front license plate. After pulling the vehicle over Officers learned the driver’s license to operate was suspended. Eric Swartz was subsequently arrested.

Bomb Threat

Occurred between 1:27PM (7/05) and 3:20 (7/05)- 1 Harvard Street

Officers responded to a call from a receptionist at Northeast Security. Victim reported that at approximately 1:04PM he received a call the caller said, “There’s a {explicit} bomb in the building get the {explicit} people out now”. Police evacuated the building, and did a security sweep concentrating on any suspicious packages, none were found. Police are looking into who made the false claim.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

July 4th Police Report


Occurred at 12:07AM (7/05)- 19 Eliot Cres.

Denis Slivka was arrested and charged with Operating while Under the Influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, driving on the sidewalk, and driving with an open container of alcohol. Officers responded to 59 Eliot Street. Upon arrival officers noticed a vehicle crashed into the porch of the residence. The vehicle had apparently jumped the curb and knocked down a tree, before crashing into the porch. Upon speaking with witnesses police learned that Slivka had crashed into a fire hydrant then continued to drive down the road while being chased on foot by a resident. The car then crashed into the front of the residence at 59 Eliot Circle. In the car police found an empty Jack Daniels bottle, a ¾ full bottle of vodka, and an empty wine bottle and an empty beer bottle. Subject was arrested and transported to Beth Israel Hospital.


· Occurred between 11PM (7/03) and 2:24AM (7/04)- 234 Harvard Street

Officers responded to Kashmir Food & Spices in response to an audible alarm. Officers noticed a large hole in the wall leading to 232 Harvard Street, as well as a store shelf knocked over. It appears the suspect broke into the neighboring cleaners at 232 Harvard then broke through the wall into Kashmir Food & Spices. No items were reported missing at this time.

· Occurred between 7PM (7/03) and 2:27AM (7/04)- 232 Harvard Street

Officers responding to an alarm at 234 Harvard Street discovered a hole leading to Harvard Cleaners at 232 Harvard Street. Upon investigation it was discovered a door to the cleaners was forced open. Officers found multiple items missing as well as a file cabinet which had been pryed open. Among the items stolen are a water bottle, a crow bar, a hammer, a Red Sox baseball cap, and two boxes of perishable food.


· Occurred between 10PM (7/03) and 8:08AM (7/04)- 1067 Beacon Street

Officers responded to a call of a larceny. Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who said that over night a Dwarf Boxwood (small bush) had been stolen from her property. The bush was valued at $75.

· Occurred between 4PM (7/01) and 4PM (7/02)-50 Goddard Avenue

Victim reported on 7/04 that sometime between Sunday and Monday an unknown suspect broke into a storage room located in the building (Polmanakos Dormitory) and stole his suitcase. The police notified the proper authorities at Hellenic College. The suitcase was valued at $500.

Malicious Damage

· Occurred between 1:30AM and 8:59AM (7/04)- 30 New Terrace Road

Victim reported that sometime over the night someone had smashed the side front and passenger windows in her automobile which was locked. In addition to the broken windows officers discovered the left rear tire punctured. The value of this damage is unknown.

July 3rd Police Report


· Occurred at 3:18AM (7/03)- 0 Perkins Street

David Balerna was arrested and charged with, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm while under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, marked lanes violation, possession of a class D substance (Marijuana), and possession of a class E substance (Vicodin). Officers observed a car driving erratically, not keeping in the marked lanes of the roadway. Officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle and upon a safety frisk discovered a loaded .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun in Balerna's waistband. The man was placed under arrest. Police searched the vehicle, and found two unmarked bottles of prescription drugs, two folding knives, one butcher knife, as well as a bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.

· Occurred at 1:44PM (7/03)- 125 Lee St

Steven Lander was arrested and charged with Operating after Suspension. Officers noticed a vehicle traveling at high rate of speed. After pulling the vehicle over, the officer noticed the driver had a suspended driving license. Lander was additionally charged with speeding, and a seatbelt violation.


· Occurred between 7AM (7/02) and 5:36AM (7/03)- 230 Heath Street

Officers were dispatched to a report of breaking and entering of a residence. The victim reported that sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning a suspect had gained entry into his house by breaking the backdoor window. The suspect’s wallet containing $400 was taken from the home.

· Occurred between 5PM (7/02) and 6PM (7/03)- 37 Lapland Road

Officer responded to a call of breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who said she left her car unlocked in her driveway for about an hour. Upon returning she discovered about $6 in change missing from the vehicle.

· Occurred between 3PM (7/02) and 1PM (7/03)- 790 Heath Street

Victim reported that on 7/02 he parked his car in his driveway and left it unlocked. When he returned to his vehicle the next day he noticed a bag of change in the amount of $150 missing from his car.

· Occurred between 1AM (7/03) and 8AM (7/03)- 48 Summit Avenue

Victim reported that someone had stolen two clay pots and a large cactus from the outside of his residence. The value of these items is unknown.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Police Report July 2nd


· Occurred at 7:07p.m. (7/2)-Washington Street/Corey Road

. Robert Desautels was arrested and charged with possession of a class D substance (Marijuana) with intent to distribute. In addition to the drugs officers found a large amount of cash, a glass pipe, several lighters, as well as a box cutter.

Operating Violation

· Occurred at 2:11a.m. (7/2)- Boylston Street/ Brington Road

Officers traveling in their squad car observed a vehicle with an expired registration sticker. Officers pulled the car over and informed the driver he would be summoned to court for having an expired Registration and Operating After Suspension.

· Occurred at 5:37p.m. (7/02)- 1408 Beacon Street

While on patrol officers observed a vehicle that appeared to have an expired registration. When pulling the driver over for that violation police learned he has an expired license. The subject will summoned to court for Operating After Suspension and Operating an unregistered motor vehicle.


· Occurred at 10:30p.m (7/01) to 8:14a.m. (7/02)- 111 Holland Road

Victim reports that he parked his rented car in the driveway of 111 Holland Road at 10:30p.m upon return to the vehicle the next morning he discovered the passenger side window smashed and a GPS navigation device missing from the dashboard. The GPS device was valued at $300. No other items were taken from the vehicle.

· Occurred at 9:10p.m. (6/26)- 10 Brookline Place West

On July 2nd Police responded to the New England Art Institute on a report of larceny. Police met with the security director for the school, who explained that on June 26th a male came into the building and when asked to sign in he wrote illegibly. Cameras capture the man checking doors to residences in the building. When he found a door unlocked the suspect entered the residence then proceeded to steal a lap-top computer. The computer was valued at $200. This case is still under investigation.

· Occurred between 8a.m. and 12:06p.m. and from (1/29)-(7/02)- 750 Commonwealth Avenue

Police responded to the Guitar Center store on July 2nd for a report of a larceny. The manager explained that on 7/02 he discovered one of the guitars valued at $3750 missing from the store. He explained he last saw the guitar on 1/29 while doing inventory.

· Occurred at 7a.m (7/02)-230 Heath Street

Officers responded to a dwelling where the owner said a man had broken into his house and stolen goods. The man said the house was broken into sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. Entry was made by breaking a back door window. The suspect stole $400 from the homeowner’s wallet which was left on the kitchen table.

Malicious Damage

· Occurred between 8:15a.m. and 4:50p.m. (7/02) -233 Tappan Street

Caller informed officers that he and his wife had left their residence at around 8:15a.m when they returned at 4:50p.m, they discovered damage to their home. The front storm door was broken.

Police Report June 29th-July 1st

June 29th, 2007


· Occurred at 3p.m. (6/29)- 204 Chestnut Street

A woman reported that her child’s bike, a blue and white Mongoose; had been stolen from 204 Chestnut Street at around 3pm on June 28th. The bike was valued at $200.

· Occurred at 1:50p.m.(6/29)- 400 Washington Street

A victim came into the station to report a stolen green Trek Antelope 800 bicycle. The victim stated he left his bike unlocked at 400 Washington Street and unattended for several hours. Upon his return his bicycle was gone. The bike was valued at around $100.

· Occurred at 10:50p.m. (6/29)- 419 Washington Street

A victim reported a stolen 18 speed red and gray Mongoose bicycle. The victim said he locked the bike at around 8pm. Upon his return at 10:50pm the bike was missing. The bike was valued at $250.

· Occurred at 10:40a.m. (6/29)- 117 Clinton Road

Officers responded to 117 Clinton Road at approximately 10:40am to a call of a breaking and entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival the victim reported to police she had found her car unlocked and her purse missing the morning of June 29th. The purse contained $90; no forced entry of the vehicle was discovered.

June 30th, 2007


· Occurred at 1:54p.m. (6/30)- 1129 Beacon Street

Upon arrival officers spoke with two witnesses who reported seeing two males leaning over a scooter. One of the witnesses went to investigate and found the scooter running and the front starter panel ripped off, lying on the ground next to the scooter. At this point witnesses called police. The witnesses were able to give police a through description of the suspects seen by the scooter. At this point officers several blocks away on Longwood Ave. radioed in after reporting seeing a male on a bicycle fitting the description given by the witnesses. The juvenile was found in possession of a small screwdriver. He was placed under arrest. The juvenile is charged with possession of burglarious tools, larceny of a motor vehicle, and malicious destruction of a motor vehicle.

· Occurred at 1:17am (6/30)- Sears Road/Lee Street

Irfan M. Usman (Male, age 21) was arrested when officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on Lee St. near the rotary at Warren St. Upon arrival Officers saw a green 2006 Dodge Caravan with heavy front end damage disabled on the road, and a concrete light pole knocked over lying in the street. Usman was charged with operating while under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and a marked lanes violation.

Malicious Destruction of Property

· Occurred at 10:14am (6/30)- 71 School Street

Officers responded to a report of a car with a smashed window. The owner of the vehicle reported that the car was left in the rear parking lot of 71 School Street on June 29th at approximately 9pm. The owner returned to the vehicle the next morning (June 30th) and noticed the front passenger window smashed. Upon investigation a rock was discovered in the front seat of the automobile. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

Malicious Damage

· Occurred at 7p.m (6/30)- Hawes Street/Colchester Street

Officers responded to the intersection of Hawes Street and Colchester Street for a report of an attempted larceny of a motor vehicle. The owner of the vehicle stated he had parked his car on Hawes Street and Colchester, at around 7pm. Upon return he noticed his window smashed.

July 1st 2007

Crime Report


  • Occurred at 11:02 p.m. (7/1/07)- Longwood Avenue (C#3754)

A twenty-five year old female was arrested for Domestic Assault and Battery.

  • Occurred at 12:15p.m. (7/1)-92 Harvard Street (C#3737)

Sharon Surprise (female age 37) allegedly entered the home of a neighbor demanding money for medication. Upon being rejected the funds Surprise apparently punched the man in the head, and then again demanded cash. Surprise was arrested at her home without incident.


-Occurred at 9a.m. (7/01) -1030 Commonwealth Avenue

Upon arrival Officers noticed the front door of the establishment (Kayuga Japanese Cuisine) completely smashed and partially open. The store owner stated that around $600, and a Dell lap-top computer had been stolen from the cash register. Upon further investigation the officers noticed the phone lines behind the building outside in the ally had been severed. This tactic prevented the alarm company from being immediately notified of the break in.

-Occurred at 5p.m. (7/01)- 5 Caitlin Road

The owner of the vehicle reported he had gone away on vacation on June 24th, and had just returned. Upon arrival the owner found his car’s drivers side window smashed. The owner noticed his Garmin c550 GPS device valued at $800 missing from the dashboard


-Occurred at 11:17pm (7/1/07) -179 Babcock Street

The victim reported that she was leaving a friends house when she heard several people running from behind her. When she reached the corner of Babcock and Dwight Street, a male ran from her right side grabbed her by the shoulders. As the male held the victim, 3 females proceeded to rifle through her pockets, grabbing her purse. Among the items stolen were a leather handbag, cell phone, an iPOD shuffle, a Sony digital camera, and a ladies wallet containing several credit cards. The victim was advised to immediately cancel the credit card services. The victim was able to give police an accurate description of the suspects. The group was described as consisting of three female’s who all had dark skin tone, and were all early to mid 20’s, one of the females was wearing a blue shirt.

-Occurred at 11:31p.m (7/01) - Harvard Street and Naples Road

Officers responded to a report of a robbery which took place on Harvard St near Commonwealth Avenue. The two victims who were visibly shaken were interviewed by police. They reported they were walking along Harvard Street with hooked arms listening to an iPOD, when suddenly they were split apart by a female who demanded everything the two had. The female was accompanied by 3 males and 1 other female. The females were described as 18-24 years old one of the females is about 5’6” and was last seen wearing a white shirt and black headband. The other female was described as being 5’8” with dark skin tone also wearing a white shirt with a black headband. One of the males involved was described as 18-24 years of age with a medium build and was last seen wearing a white shirt. The other two suspects were described as dark skin tone and both were wearing white shirts.

Motor Vehicle Theft

-Occurred at 7p.m. (7/01)-1 Larz Anderson park

Dispatch received a call of a stolen motor vehicle. The owner reported he parked the car on Goddard Avenue by the lower lot of Larz Anderson park. The owner entered the park at around 3pm and last saw his car around 6:50pm. When he arrived 20 minutes later the owner discovered his car missing. The owner reported all his doors were locked and the keys were in his possession. The owner could not give an estimated amount for the cars value.


-Occurred at 1:25p.m. (7/01)- 1530 Beacon Street

Officers met with a woman who claimed the two involved used to be roommates but were not getting along. The victim had moved out of the apartment two weeks ago and was staying with a friend. The victim returned to 1530 Beacon Street at approximately 12:30pm July 1st, to secure some of her property. Upon arrival the roommate became angry with the victim allegedly raising her hand in a striking manner as well as throwing a magazine in her direction. The argument then turned verbal in which the victim alleges the roommate said she would “kill you”, with the threat targeting the victim. After that statement there was no further discussion between the two and the victim promptly exited the apartment and reported the incident to the Brookline Police Department. The police spoke with the roommate who said she did not want any problems with police and the roommate could come back to claim her property at anytime without incident.