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 22, 2010

April 21st

Arrest

Occurred 10:51AM (4/21) – 400 Heath St.

Police executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. Upon identifying the driver, it was discovered that his license had been revoked and that he had an arrest warrant. The driver was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle after revocation and the warrant.

Fraud

Occurred 7:04PM (4/21) – Pond Ave.

Police responded to a report of a fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim stated that he had received a call from Best Buy electronic store about a purchase he had made using his credit card. The victim reports that he had never made this purchase. Police are following up on the case.

Malicious Damage

Occurred between 1:45AM and 1:57AM (4/21) – Fuller St.

Police responded to a report of malicious damage. The caller stated that he was sleeping and heard the sound of glass breaking coming from a rear alleyway. He also heard people laughing and a car drive away. When he went out to look, he noticed that a basement door’s windows had been smashed by a cinderblock. Police are investigating.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle

Occurred between 3:00PM and 3:56PM (4/21) – Saint Mary’s St.

Police responded to a report of two motor vehicle breaks. Officers discovered that the first vehicle’s front passenger window was smashed and that a GPS was missing. The second vehicle experienced the same damage, with a GPS also being taken. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred between 5:35PM and 5:45PM (4/21) – 1482 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a local grocery store. The caller stated that he and multiple other parties observed two suspects steal a bottle of vodka from the store. Suspect one is described as a black male, 5’7”, approximately 19 years of age, wearing a white t-shirt and shorts. Suspect two is a white male, approximately 19 years of age, wearing a white t-shirt, red sox baseball cap (on backwards), and shorts with a white towel hanging from the pocket. Police are following up on the case.

Robbery

Occurred 6:46PM (4/21) – Amory St.

Police responded to a report of a robbery. The victim stated that he was walking towards Beacon St. and was in the process of changing songs on his iPhone when a man on a bicycle rode by and snatched it from his hand. The suspect is described as a white male between 30-50 years old with a square chin, wearing a royal blue baseball cap and sunglasses. Police are following up on the case.

April 20th

Arrest

Occurred 11:40AM (4/20) – 277 Harvard St.

Police executed a traffic stop for a driving violation. After identifying the driver, it was discovered that she only had a Brazilian passport and no Massachusetts driver’s license. The driver was arrested for being not duly licensed.

Graffiti

Occurred 5:59PM (4/20) – 10 Dwight St.

Police responded to a report of graffiti. The victim stated that after returning to work she noticed that a garden rock on the side of her building had been defaced with blue marker. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred 3:45PM (4/20) – 1309 Beacon St.

Police responded to a report of a shoplifting at a local store. The caller stated that she had helped out a customer with a changing room. After the customer left the changing room, the owner saw a security tag and then checked her inventory to discover she was missing a pair of jeans. Police are following up on the case.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SCAM WARNING!!

Please be aware of a scam that has been contacting Brookline residents, specifically targeting the elderly.

This scam is under a company that calls themselves International Award Advisors – Notification & Disbursements Department. Enclosed in the letter is a Money & Prize Eligibility Notification with an obscenely high money amount, apparently being awarded to the recipient.

The letter we received supposedly awarded the recipient $2,500,000 as long as the recipient fills out a form and mails that, and $20, in a return envelope. This is FALSE. This payment won’t be returned to you. If you are contacted by this scam, please inform the Department.

April 15th - 19th

Arrest

Occurred 11:52AM (4/16) – Clyde St.

Police executed a traffic stop for an expired registration sticker. After identifying the driver, it was found that his license to operate a motor vehicle had been suspended. The driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle after suspension and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Occurred 12:08AM (4/18) – 1051 Beacon St.

Police performed a traffic stop for a driving violation. Upon identifying the driver, it was discovered that he had a revoked license. The driver was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle after revocation.

Assault

Occurred 5:12PM (4/17) – James St.

Police responded to a report of an assault and battery. The victim stated that he was walking back from a local restaurant to his home when he was attacked by 3 unknown males. The victim also stated that he did not do anything to provoke an attack besides passing them on the street. Police are following up on the case.

Fraud

Occurred 6:52PM (4/15) – Russett Rd.

Victim reported to police that her bank statement showed purchases that she did not make. The purchases were made online with the victim’s credit card information. Police are following up on the case.

Larceny

Occurred between 12:00PM (3/16) and 6:00PM (3/17) – Egmont St.

Police responded to a report of a larceny. The victim stated that when she left her apartment, two of her purses were out on her bed. Upon returning, both of the purses were missing. Roommates of the victim stated that workers had been in and out of the apartment that day. There was no sign of forced entry. Police are following up on the case.

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

Police arrested a man in connection with a previously mentioned case of a stolen laptop after officers discovered a security camera that had captured him attempting to sell the laptop at a store in Boston. The man was arrested for larceny from a building and impeding a police investigation. There is also an arrest warrant out for a friend of the arrestee for the same charges.

Occurred between 10:00AM (4/11) and 3:00PM (4/15) – Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of a larceny. The victim stated that she had noticed approximately 14 articles of clothing missing from her store. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred between 3:15PM and 8:00PM (4/15) – Lancaster Terrace

Police responded to a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a laptop. The victim stated that her laptop, power cord, and carrying case had been stolen from her bedroom. The victim’s bedroom window appeared to be the point of entry. Police are following up on the case.

Occurred 2:17PM (4/18) – 99 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of a shoplifter in a local Walgreens. An employee gave a description of the suspect and stated that she had observed this subject take a handbag and started to fill it with merchandise. The subject then attempted to leave the store. The employee confronted the suspect, taking the handbag and items away from her. Officers spotted the suspect further down the street and identified her. It was discovered that she had two arrest warrants for shoplifting and was also carrying stolen items from a local Stop & Shop. The suspect was subsequently arrested for 2 counts of shoplifting and the 2 warrants.

Occurred 2:37PM (4/18) – 525 Harvard St.

Police responded to a report of shoplifting in progress at a local TJ Maxx. An employee stated that the suspects were now fleeing the store in a green/grey Honda Accord. The employee witnessed one suspect placing clothing into his pants while the other suspect attempted to shield the security camera. An officer spotted the suspects’ vehicle and executed a stop. After further investigation, the driver was arrested for shoplifting and the other suspect was not in the motor vehicle.

Burglary

Occurred between 11:30AM and 6:51PM (4/18) – Penniman Rd.

Police responded to a report of a burglary. The victim stated that she returned home and noticed that some items were out of place and felt that someone had been inside. A window was forced open and appeared to be the point of entry. Money and a vehicle parked in the garage were missing. Police are following up on the case.