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Monday, July 11, 2011



Occurred at 1:15 PM (7/9) – Harvard St./Beacon St.

A cyclist came to the station to report being hit by a car, but was not seriously hurt. The driver gave him some money and a phone number and told him to contact him if he needed more money. The cyclist decided to contact him, but the phone number was wrong. He recorded the license plate number however, so the department is continuing the investigation.


Occurred at 12:15 AM (7/11) – Pine Manor College

Officers responded for a reported assault. The victim stated he had thrown a cup of water at the suspect, who was his classmate, and the suspect then threw a rock at him that struck his head. When questioned, the suspect confirmed this series of events. He was placed under arrest for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Occurred at 7:10 AM (7/9) – Cypress St./Boylston St.

An officer observed a driver make a right turn on a red light where a “No Turn on Red” sign was posted. The driver was pulled over and the officer asked for his license and registration. The driver did not produce a license, and the RMV had no record of him having a license. He was placed under arrest. Inventory of his property revealed a wallet belonging to a second person, as well as a passport belonging to a third person. Follow up is being conducted by the department.

Occurred at 9:15 AM (7/8) – Washington St.

Officers responded to a bank in the area to arrest a suspect in an ongoing forgery investigation. The suspect had opened a bank account and was depositing bad checks in it. She was then withdrawing the amount she had deposited before the bank was alerted that these were bad checks. As a result, she made out with a large sum of money. The Brookline Police Department was alerted, and surveillance commenced. When the suspect returned to the bank on 7/8, the police were able to make an arrest for Uttering Fraudulent Checks, Larceny, and Attempted Larceny.


Occurred at 8:30 PM (7/10) – Harvard St./Washington St.

A bicycle was reported stolen from the area between 7 and 8:30 PM. It’s described as a gray/tan Trek mountain bike worth $500-$1000.

Occurred at 8:57 AM (7/10) – Norfolk Rd.

Officers responded to the area for a report of larceny. 2 cast iron planters were stolen, weighing between 75 and 100 pounds each, sometime in the night. Officers are continuing the investigation.

Occurred at 12:43 PM (7/8) – Lyman Rd.

Officers responded to the area for a report of larceny. The victim had three Hosta shrubs, and two flowering bushes, which were dug up in the night and taken. The shrubs and bushes together are valued at over $2000.

Occurred at 11:35 AM (7/8) – Longwood Ave./Kent St.

Officers responded to the area for a reported past larceny. FedEx had delivered a package to the victim’s apartment building, which the concierge kept in an unlocked storage room behind the front desk. When the victim went to retrieve it the next day, it was missing. An investigation is continuing.


Occurred at 3:57 PM (7/10) – Strathmore Rd.

Officers reported to the area for a report of armed robbery with a knife. The victim parked his vehicle on Strathmore Road, and 2 black males approached. One was wielding a knife, cut the victim with the knife on his hand, and ordered him not to move. The other reached in his passenger side window and grabbed his backpack. They fled down the street and jumped into a motor vehicle, possibly a Honda or Toyota, which was tan/sand colored. The victim attempted to pursue the suspects but crashed his own vehicle.

Suspect # 1 (who came to the driver's side window) was described as a black male, late 20's, short hair, 5'8-5'9", thin build, wearing baggy blue jeans, a white t-shirt, and sneakers. The knife was described as a 4-5 inch, silver, straight edged blade.

Suspect # 2 (who came to the front passenger window) was described as a dark skinned black male, early-mid 20's, 5'10", chubby build, wearing dark blue shorts, white t-shirt, sneakers.

The investigation is ongoing.

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