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Thursday, December 22, 2011


MV Crash:

Occurred on 12/21 at 7:54 PM – Beacon St./Kent St.

Officers responded for a MV crash. A witness stated that a taxi was traveling on Kent St., and it entered the intersection of Beacon St. on a green light. Another vehicle then entered the intersection on a red light and struck the taxi. The cab driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Occurred on 12/21 at 5:21 PM – Hammond St./Rt. 9

MV #1 was pulling out of the parking lot of Star Market, and struck MV #2 in the rear. MV #2 then struck MV #4, and MV #1 then struck MV #3. There were no reported injuries.


Occurred on 12/21 at 6:01 PM – CVS (730 Commonwealth Ave.)

Officers responded for an attempted shoplifting at CVS. Dispatch broadcast a description of the suspect as a white male with dark hair wearing a black jacket and carrying a red bag. The Loss Prevention officer stated that the male entered the store with a stack of receipts, and went through the aisles, attempting to match the products to one of the receipts. He then selected an item off the shelf, and headed to the register to attempt to return it using one of the receipts. When approached by the officer, the suspect fled the store.

Occurred on 12/21 at 2:40 PM – Gap (306 Harvard St.)

Officers responded for a shoplifter that had been stopped by store employees. The Loss Prevention officer recognized the suspect from a prior incident at the Copley Square store. He decided to follow her around the store, and he observed her place items in a clear, plastic shopping bag.

The suspect was placed under arrest, and a criminal complaint was filed with the Brookline District Court.

Suspicious Package:

Occurred on 12/21 at 12:21 PM – Longwood Ave./Chapel St.

Dispatch received a call from Boston regarding a suspicious package under the bridge in the Longwood and Chapel St. area. A section of Longwood Ave. was shut down from the Boston Line to Longwood and Kent. The package was 2 Styrofoam blocks attached to a couple of rods at the bank of the Muddy River. There was also a blue canister that was attached. The Boston Bomb squad arrived and X-rayed the item. After further investigation, it was determined that the package was not suspicious.


Occurred on 12/20 at between 3:30 and 7:30 PM – Brookline High School (115 Greenough St.)

Officers responded for a report of a past breaking and entering into the school store. Entry was made through a window, where the screen and the metal frame were cut. It did not appear as though anything of value was stolen and the safe was intact. There was a basketball game, so more students than usual were in the school until 7:30 PM.

Receive Stolen Property:

Occurred on 12/18 – CVS (1195 Boylston St.)

Officers responded to speak with a person regarding a lost iPad. The victim was shopping at CVS and mistakenly left it in her shopping cart. The next day she was contacted by someone who had found it and stated he could return it for a "Finder’s Fee". The victim decided to contact the police, who were able to locate the suspect based on his phone number and an RMV check of his name. He will be summonsed into Brookline District Court for Receiving Stolen Property.

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