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Thursday, September 15, 2011


Open and Gross Lewdness:

Occurred on 9/14 – Elm St.

Officers responded to a report of indecent exposure occurred in the area. The victim began by stating that often times, herself, as well as, other residents leave some of there belongings in the entrance of the hallway to the building. On this date, upon arriving at her house she placed her sunglasses on the window sill. Later on during the day, she couldn’t find them and checked with residents to see if anyone had picked it up. At approximately 8 AM on 9/13, she went upstairs and knocked on the neighbor's apartment door. The resident came to the door in his bathrobe.

The resident did have her sunglasses, and when he turned to grab them from a table next to the door, his bathrobe came undone. He became completely exposed at that point and no attempt to cover himself up. He then handed her the sunglasses and stared at her in a "creepy" manner.

After interviewing the suspect, he was placed under arrest for Open and Gross Lewdness.

Malicious Damage:

Occurred on 9/14 at 4:18 PM – Pierce St./Holden St.

Several units were dispatched for an altercation occurring in the area. One individual was driving south on Harvard Street in the area of Linden Street. He stated that a male was hurrying to cross Harvard Street in the marked crosswalk. He then states when the male was crossing in front of his motor vehicle, he started to walk slowly. After the male crossed in front of him, the driver of the vehicle yelled "don't slow down when you see a car". He stated that he did not say anything else and continued south on Harvard Street. When he was stuck in traffic further down Harvard, the male then came up and kicked his passenger door.

The driver then immediately got out of the car and yelled at the male "you picked the wrong day". He then started to run away and the driver ran after him, catching up and grabbing him around the upper part of his body and throwing him towards the ground. He states that he held the male in that position and also had a grip on his tie.

After interviewing everyone involved, it was determined that the individual will be charged with Malicious Destruction to Property (Auto) and will be summonsed into Brookline District Court for a clerk's hearing.


Occurred on 9/14 – Leverett St.

Officers were dispatched to the area for a burglary that occurred sometime between 7:00am and 6:30pm. The victims explained that when they returned home this evening they noticed that the rear kitchen door was open. Upon further examination they discovered that the screen in the kitchen window, which is located next to the door, had been slashed. They discovered that both their laptops were missing. One of the victims mentioned that yesterday he played a game of basketball, with a young man, at Boylston Playground. During the course of the game this young man, asked Mr. Jones where he lived. The young man is described as a black male, 18-20 years old, 5'08", has a medium afro, a muscular build and wears braces on his teeth.

MV/Bicycle Accident:

Occurred on 9/15 at 8:26 AM – Beacon St./Westbourne Terr.

An officer in the area heard a loud scream and observed a female cyclist on the ground and a SUV slowing to a stop at that corner. The cyclist then kept screaming, "I had the right of way, he hit me!" The operator of the vehicle, stated that he was crossing over the MBTA tracks from Beacon St. onto Westbourne Ter. As his vehicle was on Westbourne Terrace, he heard something crash into the passenger side of his car, and then he noticed the cyclist on the ground.

Based on the facts and witness statements, it appears that the vehicle cut across the cyclist’s right of way. The vehicle was issued a citation for failure to yield.

MV Theft:

Occurred on 9/15 – 1228 Boylston St.

Officers were dispatched to the area for a B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle bank parking lot on 9/14 at 5:30 PM. He then went out with his wife in their other car and parked next to their first car at 8 PM. At that time he did not see any damage to the car. He came out to the car this morning at 6:15 AM and found the driver’s side door lock popped off and observed the steering column to be broken with wires hanging out. The glove box was open and the items were strewn about, but nothing was reported stolen.

Occurred on 9/15 at 3:26 AM – Eliot St.

Officers were dispatched for a report of a larceny of a motor vehicle in progress. The victim stated that he was awoken to a grinding sound and when he looked outside his bedroom window he noticed his vehicle moving. He immediately went outside and observed a person attempting to get the vehicle out of the driveway. While attempting to steal his vehicle the suspect was smashing into his neighbor’s vehicle that was parked at the end of the driveway. He then opened the driver's side door of his vehicle and asked the person what he was doing. The suspect, described as a white male, approximately 20 years of age, 160 lbs, wearing a blue Tom Brady Patriot Jersey, blond/brown hair, wearing long pants and sneakers, responded that he thought it was his sister's vehicle. The victim then attempted to grab the suspect but he fled through the passenger door and began running toward Loveland Rd. The suspect could not be located after a canvas of the area.

Occurred on 9/13 – Strathmore Rd.

Officers responded to the area for a report of a B&E&L of a motor vehicle. The victim stated she parked her vehicle on Strathmore Road around 4:30 PM. She then returned around 8:00 PM on the same day and noticed that her cell phone had been taken from her vehicle.


Occurred on 9/14 at 2:45 PM – TJ Maxx

Officers responded to the store for a report of a shoplifter in custody. A member of the loss prevention team stated that she observed the suspect walk into the shoe section and removed the price tag from a pair of shoes. After removing the tag, the suspect was observed placing the shoes inside bag that she was carrying. She was also seen taking two shirts, rolling them up, and placing them in her bag. The suspect then started to walk towards the exit, and that is when she was stopped by TJ Max employees.

Occurred on 9/13 – Coolidge Corner

The victim reported being at J.P. Lick’s between 8:30 and 9:30 PM on September 13th, and then she and her friend then walked to the Devotion Park. On September 14th, at approximately 10 AM, she was unable to locate her wallet. She then discovered that there were unauthorized charges pending on two of her credit cards. The victim stated that her wallet may have fallen out or been stolen on 9/13 while she was at Coolidge Corner.

Occurred on 9/13 – Lincoln Rd.

The victim reported leaving his redwood glider bench on September 13th at 3:30 PM. He went back to his stoop at 5:10 PM and it was gone.

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