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, April 15, 2010

April 14th

Arrest

Occurred 8:38AM (4/14) – 1200 Beacon St.

Police executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. After identifying the driver, officers discovered that her license was expired. The driver was subsequently arrested for being not duly licensed.

Occurred 7:22PM (4/14) – 1145 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a white male walking down Beacon Street huffing. Officers located the suspect and observed him holding a can up to his nose. When officers instructed the man to stop, the suspect held the can up and huffed again, then dropped it. The man was arrested for inhaling a toxic substance.

Larceny

Occurred between 8:13PM and 8:30PM (4/14) – 525 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of a shoplifter at a local TJ Maxx store. An employee stated that he had observed the shoplifter tear tags off of several articles of clothing and place the clothes under a baby blanket located in his son’s baby carriage. The suspect was subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

Occurred between 11:50AM and 7:30PM (4/14) – 1776 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a stolen laptop. The victim stated that after returning to her apartment from school and errands, she realized her laptop was missing. The victim’s roommates had no knowledge of the missing laptop. Police are following up on the case.

April 13th

Arrest

Occurred 12:27AM (4/13) – 1330 Boylston St.

Police investigated a suspicious vehicle that was idling in an area that has suffered recent motor vehicle breaks. Upon identifying the driver, it was found that she had a suspended license. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle after suspension of her license.

Occurred 2:14AM (4/13) – 599 Brookline Ave.

Police observed a running vehicle parked in a no trespass parking lot. Officers executed a traffic stop and noticed several tools within the vehicle that are commonly used in breaking and entering a motor vehicle. Due to recent car breaks in the area and the car’s parked location at night, officers became concerned that the vehicle’s two male occupants may be involved. The suspects were subsequently arrested for possession of burglarious tools and trespassing.

Occurred 9:33AM (4/13) – Boylston St./Brington Rd.

Police executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. After identifying the driver, who presented officers with a New York license, it was discovered that the driver’s license was suspended in both Massachusetts and New York. The driver was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle after suspension.

Malicious Damage

Occurred between 4:54PM (11/1/09) and 4:45PM (3/24/10) – New Terrace Rd.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage. The victim stated that she had found her patio set damaged in the courtyard. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 12:45PM and 1:30PM (4/13) – Shailer St.

Victim reported to police that her vehicle had been broken into. The victim stated that she had parked her vehicle to run errands and when she returned, her front passenger window was broken. Her GPS unit was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 10:00AM and 1:59PM (4/13) – James St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle and returned to find her front driver’s side window smashed. Her GPS unit was missing from the vehicle. Police are following up on the case.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 12th

Arrest

Occurred 8:54AM (4/12) – 75 Lee St.

Police executed a traffic stop for an expired registration sticker. Upon identifying the driver, his registration status was confirmed and it was also discovered that he did not have a license to operate a motor vehicle. The driver was subsequently arrested for being not duly licensed.

Occurred 9:11PM (4/12) – 1281 West Roxbury Parkway

Police performed a traffic stop for a speeding violation. The driver handed officers her registration and a Brazilian passport. After a license check, officers confirmed that she did not have a driver’s license in Brazil or Massachusetts. The driver was arrested for operating without a license.

Larceny

Occurred between 12:20PM and 1:30PM (4/12) – Boylston St.

Victim reported to police that his “I-Phone” cell phone was stolen. The victim had taken his vehicle to Liner Tire and had dropped his cell phone during this time. When he realized it was missing and returned, the phone was gone. The manager of the store checked video and saw a man pick up the cell phone. The suspect was identified as a black male in his mid 30’s, approximately 6’2”, with long hair (possibly dreadlocks), jeans, work boots, and a red/orange vest. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred 4:50PM (4/12) – 294 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of a shoplifter at a local CVS. The suspect was described as a white female with a flower in her hair and was last seen entering the GAP store. Officers intercepted the suspect, who then turned over all of the stolen CVS products. The suspect was subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

Occurred 5:52PM (4/12) – 1324 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a shoplifter in a local Walgreens. A store employee had seen the suspect place numerous store products into her bag and upon confronting her, the suspect handed the items over and attempted to leave. The products stolen were several over the counter medications and numerous types of deodorant. Officers identified the suspect and discovered that she had 6 default arrest warrants as well. The suspect was arrested for the warrants as well as larceny from a building.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fraud Warning!

Brookline Police Department has received word that there has been several instances where people have been solicited over the phone to donate money to Brookline PD. This is a scam as the police department does not use outside sources to solicit money.

April 9th-11th

Arrest

Occurred 2:18AM (4/11) – Harvard St./Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a vehicle stuck on the MBTA train tracks. Upon arriving, officers identified the driver and discovered she had a revoked license. After further investigation, officers became concerned that the driver was intoxicated. The driver was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, operating after revocation, and operating recklessly.

Occurred 7:17AM (4/11) – 100 Davis Ave.

Police executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. The driver presented officers with a Guatemalan license and was not licensed to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts. The driver was arrested for being not duly licensed.

Assault

Occurred 11:54PM (4/10) – Saint Paul St.

Police responded to a report of a person stabbed. Officers arrived on scene and observed two young males in the street, one of whom appeared to be bleeding. After further investigation, officers discovered that the stabbing was a result of three suspects not wanting to pay for marijuana. One suspect was located and arrested for attempted armed robbery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily harm. Police also applied for an arrest warrant for another known suspect. The third suspect has yet to be fully identified. Police are following up on the case.

Suspicious Activity

Occurred between 6:14PM and 6:30PM (4/10) – Stedman St.

Police responded to a report of suspicious activity. The caller stated that her young son may have been picked up by a man in the park. Once her son stated that he did not want to go with him, the man put her son down and left. The man is described as white, 40’s, short blonde hair, wearing a t-shirt and jeans with a dragon print on one leg and flames on the other. Police are following up on the case.

Fraud

Occurred between 9:00AM and 2:13PM (4/9) – Longwood Ave.

Police responded to a report of internet fraud. The victim reported that he discovered the fraud when his parents called and asked why he was in London. There were numerous emails sent out under the victim’s name to friends and family stating that he was stuck in a London airport with no money or cell phone and in need of a large sum of money. All of the victim’s passwords were changed by the hacker as well. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 4:00PM (4/8) and 11:10AM (4/9) – Evans Rd.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering and larceny. The victim stated that he parked his car and when he returned in the morning, the interior of the vehicle had been disturbed. A GPS unit was missing from the vehicle. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 7:00PM and 8:48PM (4/11) – Kent St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering and larceny. The victim stated that her and her husband returned to their parked car to find the driver’s side window smashed. A GPS unit and a radar detector were stolen. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred 11:47AM (4/9) – Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of a shoplifter. The caller provided a complete description of the suspect. Officers responding observed a male who matched the description and upon confronting him, the suspect dropped a bag and took off running. After a chase, he was subsequently apprehended. The man was found with bottles of baby wash and lotion which were the items reported stolen. He was subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

Occurred between 11:30 (4/7) and 3:50AM (4/8) – Boylston St.

Police responded to a report of a larceny from a motor vehicle. The victim stated that when he returned to his parked vehicle, he noticed his Blackberry cell phone was missing. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 2:30AM and 3:00AM (4/11) – Fisher Ave.

Police responded to a report of larceny. The caller stated that both her roommates’ laptops had been stolen. The caller had invited some people into her room and went to change. After the people left, she realized the laptops were missing. Police are following up on the case.

Burglary

Occurred between 11:00PM and 11:30PM (4/9) – Thatcher St.

Police responded to a report of a burglary. The victim stated that her and her roommate’s laptops were missing. There was no sign of forced entry despite the front door being dead bolted. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 3:00PM and 4:28PM (4/10) – University Rd.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering in progress. Officers arrived to find the victims were restraining the suspect on the ground. The victims stated that they returned home to find a man in their apartment hallway. The man attempted to flee but the victims stopped him. The suspect then pulled out a knife and the victims restrained him. The suspect was arrested for armed assault in a dwelling, breaking and entering in the daytime w/ intent to commit a felony, 4 counts of assault and battery, receiving stolen property, larceny from a building, and assault by means of a dangerous weapon w/ a knife.

April 8th

Arrest

Occurred 12:30AM (4/8) – 1471 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a disturbance. The tenants were originally highly uncooperative with officers and were given a summons to court for disorderly conduct. Less than an hour later, officers received a second call for the same apartment. Officers arrested three males with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and throwing glass objects on a public way.

Larceny

Occurred 4:27PM (4/8) – 294 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of shoplifting for a local CVS. Employees stated that the suspect had removed a can of computer dusting spray and then fled towards Winchester Street. An officer observed a man that fit the description of the suspect walking down Winchester Street. The man admitted to stealing the can due to a “huffing” addiction and was subsequently arrested.

Occurred 5:21PM (4/8) – 313 Washington St.

Police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle. The caller stated she witnessed a 5’ 10” white male, approximately 19 years old, with short blonde hair, wearing a blue baseball cap, red t-shirt, and jeans untie a red bicycle from a tree. The bicycle was later located further down the street leaning against a tree. Police are following up on the case.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 12:30PM and 4:00PM (4/8) – Monmouth St./Hawes St.

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and observed that the driver’s side window had been smashed. They left a note for the owner to call the police department with any information regarding missing items. The owner stated that her GPS unit was missing from the vehicle. Police are following up on the case.

Robbery

Occurred 3:30PM (4/8) – 487 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of an armed bank robbery at Sovereign Bank with the suspect now fleeing on foot. The suspect was described as a light Hispanic male, 20-25 years old, between 5’1” and 5’4”, wearing a baseball cap and jeans. He also left his vehicle remote clicker behind on the teller’s counter, making his car inaccessible so he fled on foot. Police are following up on the case.