Note: The following information is based on an initial review of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported to us. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, reporting of juveniles, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports.

Friday, February 1, 2008

January 31st Police Reports

January 31, 2008

Arrest

  • Occurred at 1:56 PM 227 Babcock St.

Michael Vandenbroeke, 23 yrs, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon.

Police responded to reports of an assault. The victim reports that the suspect and another subject were fighting over the trade of two I-Pods. Mr. Vandenbroeke then picked up a chair to throw at the other subject. When the victim tried to stop the suspect, he was hit over the head with the chair. Mr. Vandenbroeke was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

  • Occurred at 4:20 PM John St. / Pleasant St.

Badr Faisal, 24 yrs, was arrested and charged with driving with an expired license.

After being pulled over for a traffic violation, police ran a check on the suspect’s license and discovered that his license was expired and non-renewable. Mr. Faisal was placed under arrest for driving with an expired license.

Burglary

  • Occurred between 11:58 1/30 and 12:10 1/31 454 Harvard St.

Police responded to an alarm call at the Sunoco Gas Station. When police arrived they noticed that the front window had been damaged. The only things that seemed to be taken were the stores scratch tickets.

Larceny

  • Occurred between 7:59 AM 12/20 and 7:59 1/1 70 Sewall Ave.

Victim reports that a past employee had stolen an old checkbook and used it to cash several checks to himself. Nine checks totaling $6,255 were cashed.

  • Occurred between 11:30 AM and 12:05 PM 179 High St.

Caller reports that when she returned to the home, of which she walks the residence’s dog, she noticed that the door frame around the front door to the apartment had been damaged. When police searched the apartment it appeared that the bedroom had been ransacked.

  • Occurred between 3:00 PM 1/15 and 3:57 PM 1/27 750 Commonwealth Ave.

Victim reports that someone had stolen an I-Pod and a guitar valued at $1820.00.

Malicious Damage

  • Occurred between 8:00 PM 1/30 and 8:00 AM 1/31 1 School St.

Victim reports that when he returned to his car in the morning, which was parked in the lot, he observed a scratch mark on the passenger side rear panel that resembled the mark of a key scratch.

Breaking and Entering

  • Occurred at 4:00 PM 525 Harvard St

Victim reports that when she returned to her company car, she noticed that the passenger side window was smashed and the company laptop was taken.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 30th Police Reports

January 30, 2008

Arrest

  • Occurred at 1:31 AM 20 Chapel St.

Kiel Williams, 22 yrs, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license.

After being pulled over for a traffic violation, police arrested Mr. Williams for driving with a suspended license.

  • Occurred at 10:33 PM Summit Ave. / Beacon St.

Kevin Laporte, 17 yrs, was arrested and charged for tagging.

Police arrested Mr. Laporte for tagging a building on Beacon St.

Malicious Damage

  • Occurred between 7:00 PM 1/29 and 12:14 AM 1/30 1 Harvard St.

Victim reports that while his vehicle was parked in the lot, someone had punctured the rear tires of the vehicle with what seemed to be a knife.

Breaking and Entering

  • Occurred between 8:00 PM 1/29 and 12:01 AM 1/30 Amory St. / Dummer St.

Victim reports that someone had smashed the passenger side window of his vehicle, and stole his GPS unit, the charger and stand. Nothing else appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

Fraud

  • Occurred between 9:40 AM 1/1 and 9:40 AM 1/28

Victim reports that she had posted a wooden kitchen table set on Craigslist for $400.00. A buyer responded to the post and sent her a check for $2400.00. He then asked the victim to reimburse him the extra amount of money by wiring it to an account in New York. The original check for $2400.00 bounced a few weeks later.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

January 29th Police Reports

January 29, 2008

Breaking and Entering

  • Occurred between 4:00 PM 1/28 and 12:59 AM 1/29 700 Washington St.

Victim reports that while he was at work someone had smashed the front passenger window of his vehicle and stolen his GPS unit, valued at $250.00. Nothing else appeared to be missing from the vehicle.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 28th Police Reports

January 28, 2008

Arrest

  • Occurred at 4:02 PM 276 Clyde St.

Nachelle Gordon, 26 yrs, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license.

After being pulled over for a traffic violation, police discovered that the suspect’s license was suspended.

  • Occurred at 9:29 PM

Shane O’Brien was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.

Police responded to reports of a family disturbance. Shane O’Brien was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.

  • Occurred at 10:25 PM Beacon St.

William Jackson, 25 yrs, was arrested and charged for violating court order.

While on patrol, police observed a man known to them and whom they believed had a warrant for his arrest. The subject told police that there was a warrant for his arrest but that he had turned himself in earlier that day and the warrant was recalled. The officer then discovered that there was a restraining order against him, ordered by the young woman with whom the subject was walking with. Mr. Jackson was placed under arrest for violation of a restraining order.

Monday, January 28, 2008

January 25th-27th Police Reports

January 25, 2008

Arrest

  • Occurred at 12:07 AM Boylston St./ Hammond St

Santiago Gonzalez, 37 yrs, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

After police pulled Mr. Gonzalez over for a traffic violation, police discovered that he was driving without a license. After the subject was placed under arrest, police found numerous bags of a white powder within the car which they believed was cocaine.

  • Occurred at 3:25 AM 95 Boylston St.

Marcus Farina, 27 yrs, was arrested and charged with driving with an expired license.

After being pulled over for a traffic violation, police discovered that the suspect’s license was expired.

Larceny

  • Occurred between 8:00 AM 1/10 and 3:00 PM 1/10 791 Hammond St.

Victim reports that during the day her son’s clarinet was taken from the teacher’s advisory room where it was stored.

Robbery

  • Occurred between 12:40 PM and 12:46PM 525 Harvard St.

Victim reports that while she was walking down Harvard St. she was approached by a light skin Hispanic man, the victim said that the suspect demanded $20. The victim replied “no”. The man than brandished a knife and robbed the victim and in doing so ripped her coat with the knife. The victim described the man as being a light skin Hispanic between 20 and 25 years of age, clean shaven with short black curly hair and wearing blue jeans and a black jacket.

Arrest

  • Occurred between 12:56 AM and 2:49 AM 229 High St.

Ana Nichols, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Police responded to reports of a fight on High St. When they arrived they observed a young woman in the bathroom with dried blood on her head and blouse. The resident of the building informed police that a fight had broken out between the victim and Ms. Nichols in which the suspect hit the victim in the head with a glass cup. The suspect was not at the residence at the time, but turned herself into police the next day.

  • Occurred at 12:00 AM 265 Goodard Ave.

Andrei Tsapaev, 35 yrs, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle on Goodard Ave. When police arrived they discovered a black pick-up truck parked in one of the driveways still running. Police approached the vehicle and discovered the driver slumped over the wheel of the vehicle. After some further investigation the driver Andrei Tsapaev was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • Occurred at 9:59 PM 180 High St.

Two juveniles were arrested and charged with unarmed robbery.

Police responded to reports of a robbery on High St. While the officer was responding to the location of the incident he noticed two males quickly walking towards the Chestnut St. Rotary. At this time a witness informed the officer that the two suspects had just ran towards Chestnut St. The officer then turned around towards the direction of the two suspects, and was able to stop one of them; the other ran in the other direction. At this time the officer informed another officer of the location of the other suspect. He was stopped as well.

The victim reports that while she was walking on High St. she felt someone tug on one of the shopping bags that she was carrying. The bag ripped and her purse fell to the ground. The suspect then grabbed the purse and ran towards Chestnut St.

January 27, 2008

Breaking and Entering

  • Occurred at 10:50 AM 1 Centre St Lot West

Witness reports that after he had parked his vehicle on Centre St, he heard what he believed was glass breaking. When he turned in the direction of the noise he noticed a Hispanic male about 20-25 years of age, 5’9, with a mustache wearing a dark navy blue hooded sweatshirt get into a red Acura or Toyota Solara and drive away. Upon arrival police located the victim’s parked vehicle with a broken driver’s side window. Nothing inside the vehicle seemed to be disturbed.

January 24th Police Reports

January 24, 2008

Arrest

  • Occurred at 6:15 PM 242 Washington St.

Jon Adams, 27 yrs, was arrested and charged with armed robbery

Daniel Vacarro, 28 yrs, was arrested and charged with armed robbery.

On Saturday morning, the twenty sixth day of January 2008, the Brookline Police arrested two subjects that had committed two armed robberies within our town during the previous week. These armed robberies were very similar in the physical actions taken to commit the crimes and similar descriptions of the subjects that had committed the crimes. These two crimes were believed to be a trend that was beginning to occur in our town.

In the latest crime that occurred on the 24Th of January at 242 Washington St., forensic evidence (a latent fingerprint) was obtained from the cash register positively identifying one of the subjects. As a result, a location he was believed to be temporarily staying at was put under surveillance. An arrest warrant was obtained for his person and upon successfully executing the warrant, a second subject fitting the description of the second culprit involved was located at the same address. The location was 21 Child St. Jamaica Plain, Ma.

Upon further investigation, the subjects were positively identified as the ones that had committed the two armed robberies and had stated that they were addicted to crack-cocaine as to the reason for committing the crimes. The arrests of these two drug addicted subjects are believed to have prevented a series of similar armed robberies within our town, as these two criminals tried to support their drug habit.

The two subjects that were arrested were a Jon Adams who is a 27 year old black male originally from Fall River, Ma. and a Daniel Vaccaro a 28 year old white male listed as homeless. Both subjects were just staying at the Jamaica Plain address temporarily