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, March 25, 2010

March 23rd

Arrest

Occurred between 4:35PM (3/12) and 2:28PM (3/23) – 155 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a local Stop & Shop. The manager stated that he had watched the suspect place numerous grocery items into bags and attempt to leave. When the suspect saw the manager watching her, she dropped the bags and tried to flee but was stopped. Upon identifying the suspect, police found that she had four warrants for her arrest. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest for shoplifting and the warrants.

Occurred 6:47PM (3/23) – 345 Harvard Ave.

Police executed a traffic stop for an expired license plate. Upon identifying the driver, officers found that he had a warrant out of Newton for motor vehicle violations and the driver was subsequently arrested.

Fraud

Occurred between 3:23PM (3/9) and 5:33PM (3/10) – Worthington Rd.

Police responded to a report of identity theft. The caller, the victim’s wife, stated that a Brookline Bank employee contacted her regarding a suspicious fax that their office had received. The fax requested a change of billing address and used her husband’s social security number and date of birth. Days later she found that someone had contacted the bank pretending to be her husband and requested his mortgage information. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 7:30PM (3/22) and 11:45PM (3/23) – 10 Brookline Place

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, officers noticed that the rear passenger window was smashed. The victim stated that he had returned to his vehicle to find the window smashed and his GPS unit and laptop computer missing. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred 5:19PM (3/23) – St. Marys St./Euston St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle that had just occurred. The caller stated that she was walking down the street when she heard the sound of smashing glass. She turned to see what had happened and saw a person wearing a blue hooded jacket and earphones running from the directions of the noise. Officers found the front passenger window of a vehicle smashed and after contacting the owner, it was discovered that an iTouch mp3 player was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred between 4:45PM (3/23) and 5:17PM (3/23) – Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of shoplifting at TJ Maxx department store. Upon arrival, a loss prevention employee stated that he had a video of the suspect in the store stealing perfume. The suspect was subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

March 22nd

Arrest

Occurred 10:01AM (3/22) – 850 Boylston St.
Police responded to a report of an unwanted person at The Brigham & Woman’s Medical Facility. A security guard spotted a man who he knew to have a restraining order barring him from the hospital property. Upon arriving, officers discovered that the man also had a warrant for his arrest. He was subsequently arrested for trespassing and the warrant.

Graffiti

Occurred between 3:30PM (3/19) and 7:20AM (3/21) – 45 Verndale St.

Police responded to a report of graffiti. Officers located several locations in the surrounding area that had also been tagged. Police are following up on the case.

Fraud

Occurred between 12:00PM (1/26) and 12:00PM (3/22) – Clearwater Rd.

Police responded to a report of fraud. The victim stated that he had received three charges that where for items that he had never authorized. The items were being sent to an unknown address in St. Louis. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 8:30PM (3/20) and 3:00PM (3/21) – 1850 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering and larceny. The victim stated that her vehicle had been parked in the garage and realized that items were missing. Her driver’s license, several credit cards, and a debit card were taken. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred between 1:00PM and 3:00PM (3/21) – Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a larceny. The victim stated that three credit cards and some cash were stolen from her wallet. The victim’s wallet was in her purse in an unlocked locker. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 3:15PM and 5:00PM (3/22) – Greenough St.

Police responded to a report of a larceny. The victim stated that he had accidentally left his jacket and cell phone in the bathroom. When he returned, his cell phone was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 6:00PM and 10:13PM (3/22) – 1634 Beacon St.

Police were dispatched to a local restaurant for a report of a stolen pocketbook. The victim stated that she had placed her pocketbook down on a chair next to her at the bar while waiting for someone. When the victim got ready to leave, she noticed that her pocketbook was gone. Police are following up on the case.

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 19th - 21st

Arrest

Occurred 1:45AM (3/19) – Green St./John St.

Police responded to a report of a hit and run accident. The victim stated that he had been double parked on the side of the road when he noticed another vehicle coming dangerously close. The other vehicle side-swiped the victim’s car and drove off. The victim pursued and noticed that the vehicle was driving erratically. He reported to police that the driver was possibly intoxicated. The driver finally pulled over and the victim took her keys until officers arrived. After conversation with and observation of the driver, officers suspected that the driver was indeed intoxicated. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, and making an illegal left turn.

Occurred 2:43AM (3/19) – Beacon St./Winthrop Rd.

Police executed a traffic stop for a speeding violation. Upon identifying and conversing with the driver, officers noticed that much of the driver’s story did not seem reasonable. After further conversation and observation, officers became concerned that the driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

Graffiti

Occurred between 5:53PM (3/20) and 5:53PM (3/21) – 1 Lawton St. Playground

Police responded to a call about graffiti. The officers noticed graffiti on the archway leading into the playground, the Bay Cove Academy building, and along the building across the street. Officers found numerous other graffiti tags that officers discovered had occurred on the same night throughout Brookline. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 6:00PM (3/20) and 6:00PM (3/21) – 10 Dwight St.

Police responded to a report of graffiti. The owner of the vandalized building stated that she believed the two tags occurred over night. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred 10:17PM (3/21) – 26 Kenwood St.

Police observed a piece of plywood leaning against a house that was covered in graffiti tags. The owner of the home stated that she was throwing the plywood out of her house due to recent basement flooding. Police are following up on the case.

Fraud

Occurred between 12:00PM (3/18) and 9:00AM (3/19) – Russell St.

Police responded to a report of fraud. The victim stated that he had received a call from a man who worked for a steel company in Pennsylvania regarding an emailed order the company had found suspicious. The order was placed for a large sum of money from the victim’s email account and stated that the product was to be shipped to Ghana. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 10:00AM (3/08) and 3:00PM (3/14) – Tappan St.

Victim reported to police that someone had made several fraudulent charges using his credit card information. The charges were primarily made on websites. Police are following up on the case.

Malicious Damage

Occurred between 8:00AM (3/15) and 11:00PM (3/16) – 111 Marion St.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage to a fence. The victim had observed that the section of the fence that included the locking device had been knocked to the ground. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 1:00AM and 1:11AM (3/21) – 9 Kenwood St.

Police discovered a vehicle with a smashed window. The driver’s side window was broken and the head of a golf club putter was found on the seat. Officers were unable to locate the driver. Police are following up on the case.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Occurred between 2:00PM (3/20) and 2:00PM (3/21) – 115 Park St.

Victim reported to police that her vehicle had been stolen. Upon returning to the station, officers discovered that the vehicle’s registration had been queried by Boston Police. Boston Police stated that the vehicle was found unoccupied and heavily damaged and had been towed for storage. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred between 12:00PM and 7:00PM (3/18) – Washington St.

Police responded to a report of a larceny. The victim stated that she had ordered a package through UPS. When the victim arrived home on delivery day, the package in the front foyer of her building had been opened and its contents had been removed. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 8:00AM and 3:50PM (3/19) – Pond Ave./Allerton St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he had parked his car and left to do some work. He was later alerted by a security guard that the rear passenger window of his vehicle had been smashed. A GPS unit was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 3:30PM (3/18) and 7:45AM (3/19) – Tappan St.
Victim reported to police that her son’s bicycle was stolen from the rear of their home. Her son parked the vehicle after returning from school and woke up the next morning and it was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 7:30AM and 5:00PM (3/18) – Washington St.

Police responded to a report of larceny. The victim stated that he had returned home from work to find that a manila envelope addressed to him had been ripped open and the contents were missing. The envelope contained a wireless modem for his computer. The package had been left in the shared foyer of his building. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred 9:44PM (3/20) – Aspinwall Ave./Brook St.
Police observed a man crouched down beside a vehicle in the Walgreen’s parking lot. Officers stopped the man and asked what he had been doing next to the vehicle. The man stated that he had been urinating. After brief investigation, the man was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle, three white pills, a rubber strap, and a prescription bottle filled with water. Officers also found a bag filled with skincare products under the vehicle the man had crouched next to. Walgreens confirmed that the items had been stolen from their store. The man was arrested for larceny over $250.00 and possession of a class E substance.