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.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 20th

Motor Vehicle Theft

  • Occurred between 1:00PM (1/18) and 12:00PM (1/19) – 1168 Commonwealth Ave.

Police responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle at a local repair shop. The reporting party stated that the vehicle that was stolen had been brought in for maintenance and was last parked in the lot. Police are following up on the case.

Fraud

  • Occurred between 9:34AM (11/30/09) and 10:59AM (12/1/09) – Franklin St.

Victim reported that three fraudulent charges were made on her Brookline Bank debit card. Two were to purchase computer software and the other was with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Victim was advised to cancel her account. Police are following up on the case.

  • Occurred between 9:47AM and 11:37AM (1/19) – Russett Rd.

Victim reported to police that her Brookline Bank debit card was used eleven times to purchase items from Walmart.com. Police are following up on the case.

  • Occurred between 12:30AM (1/16) and 8:00AM (1/18) – Green St.

Police responded to a report of fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim stated that she accidentally left her wallet in a taxi. A couple days later the victim logged onto her online banking accounts and noticed six unauthorized charges over both of her credit cards. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

  • Occurred between 8:00AM and 12:30PM (1/20) – 345 Harvard St.

Police responded to the Devotion school for a larceny report. The victim stated that her wallet was taken from her purse sometime between the morning and lunch. The wallet was later found in the girl’s bathroom, but money was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 19th

Missing Person

  • Occurred 8:18PM (1/19) – 101 Colchester Rd.

Police responded to a report of a missing person. The missing person is 20 years old and was last seen at home by her mother at 3:00PM. Police are currently searching for her.

Graffiti

  • Occurred 2:56AM (1/19) – 19 Mason Terrace

Police observed a young man with a cylindrical object in his hand acting suspiciously. The officer proceeded to start up a conversation with the young man and eventually, the young man admitted to being responsible for numerous graffiti appearances around Brookline.

Larceny

  • Occurred 5:13PM (1/19) – 525 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a local TJ Maxx. The suspect was seen by a TJ Maxx loss prevention employee placing numerous items into a bag and inside her jacket. When the loss prevention employee approached the suspect, she dropped all of the items and left the store. Police located the suspect when she attempted to get on an MBTA train. She was subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

Burglary

  • Occurred between 1:00PM (1/17) and 11:22PM (1/19) – VFW Parkway

Police responded to a report of a past breaking and entering. The victim reported that she had left for vacation and returned to find a pane of glass on her door smashed. Police are following up on the case.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 18th

Arrest

  • Occurred 11:05AM (1/18) – 615 Boylston St.

Police officers executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. When asked for identification, the driver was found to have no driver’s license. The driver was placed under arrest for not being duly licensed.

  • Occurred 1:10PM (1/18) – 170 Cypress St.

Police officers performed a traffic stop for a driving violation. Upon running a driver’s history, officers found that the operator’s license was suspended and the operator was placed under arrest.

  • Occurred 11:58PM (1/18) – Washington St./Downing Rd.

Police officers executed a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation. When asked for identification, the driver provided a false name to officers. Once the driver’s real name was discovered, he was found to have a revoked license. The driver was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.

Fraud

  • Occurred between 4:17PM (1/9) and 4:17 (1/14) – Norfolk Rd.

Victim reported that while on a trip to South Africa, three of his credit/debit cards were used fraudulently. Two of the cards were discovered to have unauthorized withdrawals almost immediately but the last card had eleven unauthorized withdrawals before the victim was notified. Police are following up on the case.

Malicious Damage

  • Occurred between 11:00AM and 7:00PM (1/16) – 29 Green St.

Police responded to a report of vandalism to property. Upon arriving at the scene, the victim stated that dish detergent was poured into two pairs of shoes located outside of the victim’s door in a common lobby area. Police are following up on the case.

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 15th - 17th

Arrest

  • Occurred 11:39PM (1/15) – 1 Crawford St. Watertown, MA

Police attempted to locate two persons with warrants for there arrests. Officers were allowed entry to the apartment where the two people were staying, upon which the men were arrested. A search warrant of the suspects’ house revealed large amounts of stolen property and weapons.

  • Occurred between 2:17AM and 2:56AM (1/17) – 1768 Beacon St.

Police executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. Upon interacting with the driver, the officers asked the driver if they would undergo a field sobriety test. The driver was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol.

Assault

  • Occurred between 7:37AM (1/10) and 7:37AM (1/15) – Emerson Park/Davis Ave

Police responded to reports of an unwanted person at the Brookline High School. The complainant stated an Asian man was banging on the wall and causing a disturbance. While responding to the scene in a police vehicle, an officer witnessed the man approach his vehicle. Suddenly the suspect began to bang on the officer’s car. When the officer went to confront the man, the suspect ran causing a chase to ensue. He then repeatedly resisted arrest, attempting to scratch and hit the officers. The man was placed under arrest for assault, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly person.

  • Occurred 11:10PM (1/16) – Harvard St./School St.

Police officers on duty were approached by a group of teenagers that were involved in a dispute. The victim reported that he was assaulted by another teenage boy, around eighteen years old. He stated that the two of them had words and the suspect attempted to punch the victim. Police are following up on the case.

Robbery

  • Occurred 8:12AM (1/15) – Downing Rd./Washington St.

Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery by a local supermarket. The victim stated that she was walking from the supermarket and saw a male, approximately 5’10” wearing a black hoodie with white graffiti type stitching and a black and white doo rag, approach her. The man attempted to grab her purse and when the victim resisted and screamed the suspect fled. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

  • Occurred between 9:30PM (1/14) and 9:00AM (1/15) – 128 Addington Rd.

Police responded to a report that a victim had two tires stolen from the right side of his vehicle overnight. Police are following up on the case.

  • Occurred 2:01PM (1/15) – 294 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of shoplifting at CVS. The suspect ran out of the store without paying for a box of condoms. Officers located the man and he was placed under arrest for shoplifting.

  • Occurred 10:27PM (1/15) – 115 Greenough St.

Police responded to a report of a stolen cell phone. The victim stated that she was in the girl’s bathroom in Brookline High School and left her phone on the sink. When she realized it was missing she returned to the bathroom but it was gone. Police are following up on the case.

  • Occurred 7:36PM (1/16) – 599 Brookline Ave.

Police recognized a man riding a bicycle along the street as a known person with warrants. The police confirmed the warrants and then placed the man under arrest. Upon arresting the suspect, a large amount of cosmetics were found on his person. The cosmetics were later found to be stolen from Walgreens. The suspect was then also charged with receiving stolen property.

Fraud

  • Occurred between 1:42PM (1/08) and 3:43PM (1/14) – Brook St.

Victim reported to police that Brookline Bank had notified him about fraudulent use of his debit card account. An unauthorized withdrawal was made at a vending machine and later at a Wal-Mart in New Jersey. Police are following up on the case.

  • Occurred between 12:00AM and 11:00PM (1/14) – Buckminster Rd.

Victim reported to police that he found an unauthorized charge on his credit card was made using his card information. Police are following up on the case.

  • Occurred between 5:45PM (1/14) and 11:46AM (1/15) – Beacon St.

Victim reported to police that Brookline Bank had contacted him about his debit card account. An unauthorized withdrawal was made at a Wal-Mart in New Jersey. Police are following up on the case.

  • Occurred 5:15PM (1/15) – Greenough St.

Victim reported to police that a social networking account was fraudulently created in his name containing false information. Police are following up on the case.

Graffiti

  • Occurred between 5:30PM (1/10) and 1:20PM (1/15) – 14 Warwick Rd.

Police responded to a report of graffiti on the side of a building next to an alleyway. There were three tags written in white spray paint. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle

  • Occurred between 7:00PM (1/13) and 7:00AM (1/14) – 1812 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that his vehicle had been broken into sometime during the night. The car was left unlocked and an E-Z Pass transmitter as well as some change was stolen. Police are following up on the case.

Motor Vehicle Theft

  • Occurred between 1:30AM and 5:58PM (1/16) – 187 Thorndike St.

Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim stated that the last time he saw his vehicle it was locked. Along with the car, a cell phone, two pairs of sunglasses, and a headset were also taken. Police are following up on the case.

Malicious Damage

  • Occurred between 10:00PM and 10:15PM (1/16) – 115 Greenough St.

Police responded to a report of a vehicle that had been damaged and that the victim was following the suspects. The vehicle had on of the side mirrors ripped off. Police approached the suspects and through further investigation, the suspects were placed under arrest for malicious damage to a motor vehicle.