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, March 12, 2010

March 11th

Arrest

Occurred 7:42AM (3/11) – Newton St./Clyde St.

Police executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. The operator could not produce any form of identification, including his license. After a check, it was discovered that the operator did not have a driver’s license and he was subsequently arrested for being not duly licensed.

Malicious Damage

Occurred between 8:30AM and 9:12AM (3/11) – Cypress St./Waverly St.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage to a vehicle. The victim stated that the side of his vehicle had been damaged by a sharp object. Police are following up on the case.

Fraud

Occurred between 1:33PM (3/9) and 1:33PM (3/11) – Babcock St.

Police responded to a report of fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim stated that he checked his online credit statement and noticed a fraudulent charge from a website. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred between 4:00PM (3/8) and 4:55PM (3/11) – Hancock Rd.

Police responded to a report of larceny. The victim stated that an outdoor metal statue was taken from her back patio. The statue was heavy and probably needed two people to move it. Police are following up on the case.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 10th

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 7:00PM (3/9) and 6:00PM (3/10) – 9 John St.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage to a vehicle. The complainant, the daughter of the vehicle’s owner, stated that the vehicle’s driver’s side window and front windshield were smashed. There was also a key in the ignition that did not belong to that vehicle. Another vehicle in the surrounding area also had the windshield smashed. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred between 5:00PM (3/9) and 10:00AM (3/10) – 1309 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a larceny. The victim, a security guard at the Bank of America, stated that he had placed his laptop computer under the desk last night. The following morning, everything appeared to be normal but after leaving the area to help out with parking, the victim returned to find his laptop missing. Police are following up on the case.

Burglary

Occurred between 9:00AM (2/27) and 8:05AM (3/10) – Martha Lane

Complainant reported that she and her husband were house sitting for a family member when they noticed that a door was unlocked. There were several drawers opened and a lamp was removed and placed onto a bed. Police are following up on the case.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 9th

Arrest

Occurred 3:15PM (3/9) – 46 Tappan St.

Police observed a male trespassing on Brookline High School property. Upon identifying the male, it was confirmed that he was not permitted to be on any Brookline High School property. He was arrested for violating his trespass order.

Occurred 7:23PM (3/9) – 1633 Beacon St.

Police located a vehicle that had been involved earlier in a hit and run. Based on conversation with the driver of the vehicle, officers became concerned that he may be intoxicated. The driver was subsequently arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating to endanger, and marked lanes violation.

Fraud

Occurred between 7:00AM (11/25/2009) and 3:00PM (12/11/2009) – Park St.

Police responded to a report of fraud. The victim stated that her department store credit card had multiple unauthorized charges. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred 8:57AM (3/9) – Denny Rd.

Police responded to a report of a fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim stated that he received a call from Foot Locker shoe store about a recent purchase with his credit card. The victim stated he had not purchased anything at Foot Locker recently. Police are following up on the case.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 8th

Graffiti

Occurred between 9:00AM (3/4) and 9:03AM (3/8) – Rawson Rd./Gardner Rd.

Police responded to a report of graffiti on a wall. The caller did not know how long the graffiti had been there but believes it was most likely there for only a few days. Police are following up on the case.

Malicious Damage

Occurred between 12:00PM (3/5) and 10:00AM (3/6) – 15 Claflin Rd.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage. The victim stated that two nights in a row her motor scooter had been damaged. There were scratches along the side from it being knocked over and the front was broken. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred between 2:00PM and 6:00PM (3/8) – 523 VFW Parkway

Police responded to a report of larceny. The victim stated that he parked his car in the Ashville parking lot and upon returning noticed his license plates were missing. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred 12:29PM (3/8) – 637 Washington St.

Police responded to a report of a suspicious white male walking between parked vehicles in a lot. The caller then stated that she witnessed this man enter a parked vehicle. Officers located the suspect and after further investigation placed him under arrest for two counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, attempt to commit a crime, and possession of a class E substance (possible Clonazepam pill was found in suspect’s pocket).

Burglary

Occurred between 4:30PM (3/7) and 5:50AM (3/8) – Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering at a local store. The victim stated that when he closed for the day, he took all the money out of the register and placed it in a secure location. When the victim arrived the next morning, the alarm was beeping and the back door had been pried open. Officers found that the phone and alarm cables had been severed and that the tape from the security cameras had been removed. Police are following up on the case.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Brookline PD - Park Interns

March 8, 2010

Position: Park Police Interns

Start Date: May 24th 2010

Schedule: Nights and Weekends, till Labor Day

Qualifications: Preference to Town residents who have attained the age of 18 and are enrolled in college, with an interest in Criminal Justice. Park Interns will ensure that park rules, regulations and Town by‐laws are adhered to, within the recreational areas of the Town. They will work closely with the Police officers on the street as well as Park Rangers from the Park Department. Hours will be late afternoon and evening shifts. We are seeking highly motivated people who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life. They should enjoy being outside getting exercise as they may be required to travel between several locations and interacting with people in the parks.

Applications: May be picked up at the Brookline Public Safety Building, located at 350 Washington St.

For more information contact:
Lt. Philip Harrington
Brookline Police Department Community Services Division
(617) 730‐2253
Phil_Harrington@brooklinema.gov

Note: The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer.

March 5th - 7th

Arrest

Occurred 1:13AM (3/5) – 44 Washington St.

Police executed a traffic stop for an equipment violation. Officers noticed that there were seven people in the car, which was designed to hold five. After identifying all of the passengers, it was discovered that one had an active warrant issued by Roxbury Court. The man was subsequently placed under arrest.

Occurred between 2:25AM and 3:45AM (3/5) – Beacon St./Hawes St.

Police located a vehicle that had been involved earlier in a hit and run. Based on conversation with the driver of the vehicle and his girlfriend, officers became concerned that he may be intoxicated. The driver was subsequently arrested for operating under the influence of liquor and leaving the scene of an accident.

Occurred between 1:50PM and 2:10PM (3/6) 273 Harvard St.

Police performed a traffic stop for a driving violation. The driver stated that he did not have a license. After confirming that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license, he was subsequently placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle being not duly licensed.

Occurred 1:25AM (3/7) – Washington St./Juniper St.

Police executed a traffic stop for a speeding violation. The driver stated that he did not have a driver’s license. Upon confirmation, the driver was arrested for being not duly licensed.

Assault

Occurred 11:02PM (3/5) – 99 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of a possible assault with a firearm. Officers located the three boys suspected to be involved and discovered that two of them were carrying pellet guns painted to look real. Through further investigation, it was found that only one of the suspects used the weapon in a threatening manner and he was subsequently arrested for assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

Graffiti

Occurred between 9:00PM (3/6) and 8:00AM (3/7) – 235 Cypress St.

Police reported to a report of graffiti on a dumpster behind a building. Police are following up on the case.

Arson

Occurred between 8:24PM and 10:30PM (3/7) – 227 Babcock St.

Police responded to a report of arson at a local hospital. An employee stated that the suspect began making paper balls and placing them on his bed. He then lit the paper on fire, igniting the mattress, and closed the door. The suspect was located in the lobby of the building and was subsequently arrested for arson.

Malicious Damage

Occurred between 7:00PM (3/4) and 7:55AM (3/5) – 129 Fisher Ave.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage to a building and breaking and entering. The caller stated that a Newbury College employee’s office was ransacked, with papers and books strewn around the floor. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 7:00PM (3/4) and 8:00AM (3/5) – 135 Fisher Ave.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage at a Newbury College building. A Newbury College employee stated that he noticed two glass panels from the library door were broken. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred 9:25PM (3/6) – Harvard St./Aspinwall Ave.

The victim reported to police that while travelling northbound on Harvard St. She tapped the horn to let a bicyclist know she was behind. At the next red light, the bicyclist picked up a metal object and hit the driver’s front fender and sped off. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 9:00PM (3/6) and 9:00AM (3/7) – 66 Lawton St.

The victim reported to police that a flower pot was removed from the property and broken in half. Police are following up on the case.

Burglary

Occurred between 8:15AM (3/5) and 10:00AM (3/5) – Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a burglary at a local business. The victim stated that upon arriving to work, she placed her pocketbook in her locker. Another employee later noticed that the victim’s pocketbook was on the floor. The victim’s wallet, containing three credit cards and some money, was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 5:00PM and 8:00PM (3/6) – Chestnut Hill Ave.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering. The victim stated that he left his house to pick up his parents from the airport and when he returned, the garage door was open and several rooms were ransacked. A video game console and two watches were missing. Police are following up on the case.