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Monday, October 31, 2011


B&E of MV:

Occurred between 10/29-10/30 – Lincoln Rd.

Officers responded for a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle report. The victim stated his wallet was stolen from his motor vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. He had parked it at approximately 11 AM on 10/29, and believed he had locked it. He returned at 5:30 PM on 10/30 and noticed the driver’s side door of the vehicle slightly ajar. The glove box was opened and the papers that were located in the box were on the passenger side seat. His wallet was missing, and it was later discovered that his credit cards had been used. The wallet was turned in later at the front desk of the police station, with several items missing.

Property Damage:

Occurred on 10/30 at 11:40 AM – York Terrace

Officers responded for a report of a tree branch from a Town tree which had fallen on a vehicle. The vehicle sustained a broken rear driver's side window and scratches to the roof and driver's side.

Occurred on 10/30 at 5:04 AM and 5:23 AM – Walnut Hill Rd.

Officers responded for a report of a tree limb down. A Town tree limb had snapped off and was resting on two vehicles that were parked in a driveway.

Officers were later dispatched again for another tree limb down on the same block. A Town tree limb had snapped off and was resting on a vehicle that was parked in a driveway.

Occurred on 10/30 at 12:32 AM – Craftsland Rd.

Officers responded to take a report for a tree limb that came down and damaged two parked cars. This came from a tree on a resident’s property, whom the owners of the vehicles were visiting.

Occurred on 10/30 at 12:25 AM – Laurel Rd.

Officers responded for a report of tree limb belonging to the Town tree had fallen on some wires at that location. The street lights went out as a result. There doesn't appear to be any property damage, and Nstar was notified of the situation.

Occurred on 10/30 at 12:19 AM – Risley Rd.

Officers were dispatched for a report of a tree down on a house. Sgt. Disario arrived on scene first and took photos of the damage. A large town tree, on town property, had separated from the base and fell on the resident’s front porch, and front yard, which is private property. The Town handled the removal of the tree.

Occurred on 10/30 at 12:10 AM – Payson Rd.

Officers responded for a report of a tree down on a house. The owner of the residence stated that the tree limb fell off the tree and crashed into her front door, causing the front door to push open and the door jam to be damaged. The front screen door was also damaged. The Town handled the removal of the tree.

Malicious Damage:

Officers responded to 229 Freeman St. to take a past malicious damage report. A resident discovered a rock had been thrown through a window in his building, which led to the rear hallway of the building. No entry was gained into the building. He said the damage occurred between 10/28 and10/30.

On 10/29, officers responded to 237 Freeman St. to speak with a resident about damage to the front door of their apartment building. Both front entryway doors of the building were damaged and there was glass all over the inside of the vestibule. A resident heard glass breaking at 1:45 AM and then later that morning, she observed the damage done to the doors. These two incidents may be related.

MV Crash:

A plow was struck by a vehicle as the vehicle tried to overtake the plow while it was turning left.

The driver of the vehicle stated that he saw the left turn signal of the plow truck prior to the crash. He was issued a citation for Following Too Closely, Improper Driving, and Operating with an Expired License.

Occurred on 10/29 at 11:28 AM – Hammond St./Heath St.

Vehicle #2 was stopped on Hammond St at Heath St, when it was struck in the rear by Vehicle #1, pushing Vehicle #2 into Vehicle #3 which was parked in front of 616 Hammond St. The operator of Vehicle #1 was cited for Failure to Use Care in Stopping.


Occurred on 10/29 at 3 AM – Beacon St./St. Paul St.

An officer on patrol observed a vehicle failing to remain within the center lane, drifting from side to side and nearly hitting two pedestrians on the reservation opposite Pleasant Street. The vehicle then stopped for a red traffic light at Harvard Street. As the traffic signal turned green the vehicle accelerated rapidly, past the posted speed limit. A motor vehicle stop was effected.

As the officer spoke to the driver, she observed his eyes to be glassy with a moderate odor of intoxicating liquor emanating from within the opened driver's side window. After further investigation, it was determined that he was Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, and was placed under arrest.

Pedestrian Crash:

Occurred on 10/28 at 6:19 PM – Allandale Rd./Grove St.

Officers responded to a report that a pedestrian had been hit at the intersection. The operator of the vehicle that had struck the pedestrian stated that as she entered the intersection she changed lanes from the travel, to the passing lane. As she was exiting the intersection she hit something in the crosswalk area. Then she realized that what she hit was a pedestrian. The victim was transported to the hospital for a head injury.


Occurred on 10/28 at 3 AM – Lawton St.

Officers responded for a possible attempted B&E that occurred overnight. The caller reported that she heard a noise at approximately 3 AM and stated that someone was trying to open the first floor window. She yelled out and the person fled the area and she then observed the screen to be partially open.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great job on keeping us informed of daily developments within our neighborhoods. I love Brookline and the BPD is doing a fantastic job of keeping out streets safe. Great stats so far for 2011 ... Keep up the good work!