Break and Entering
On 12/25/11 Officers were dispatched to Thorndike St for a breaking and entering report.
Upon arrival, they were met by a resident who told them that when she arrived home at approximately 8:15pm she found her basement door was open and the glass window to it had been smashed. The resident told them that she left her apartment at approximately 12:45pm to go out for the day. When she returned home at 8:15pm she found the basement door window smashed. She said that when she arrived home this evening, she went into the basement to find the basement light turned on, the two storage unit doors were open, and there was glass on the ground. She said that the basement light is never on and that the doors to the storage units are always closed shut.
The basement door leads to a back staircase to which the backdoor of all three units can be accessed as well as the basement area. There was broken glass on the staircase leading down into the basement. There were additional pieces of glass on the basement floor near one of these storage units.
It appears that entry was made by smashing the basement window and then reaching through the window to open the door from the inside door knob. There appears to be a pry mark on the basement lock from the outside, but the tenants were unsure whether it was there before tonight. After making entry, it appears that the suspects targeted the basement area where the storage units were located.
At this time it is an on-going investigation .
On Monday, 12/26/11, at about 3:53am multiple Brookline units responded for a report of an assault that occurred at 369 St. Paul St, called in by the Boston University Police Department.
The victim, gave the description of a black male, between 18-22 years old, 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in, wearing a blue puffy style jacket with a hood and dark jeans. She stated that she was walking to work on the inbound side of Commonwealth Ave toward St Paul St when she noticed the suspect walking up Crownenshield Rd towards Commonwealth Ave. As she traveled further down Commonwealth Ave she noticed that the individual turned right onto Commonwealth Ave and began following approximately 30 yards behind her. The suspect then began closing the distance and followed her on her diagonal approach onto St Paul St.
In the vicinity of 369 St. Paul street the suspect wrapped his arms around her. The victim described the suspect's actions as he lightly wrapped each of his arms around her upper torso pinning her arms to her body then lightly clasped his hands together for only one to two seconds then quickly released. In a state of fear she ran into the building. Once safe and secure she called the Boston University Police. The approximate time the crime occurred was 3:35am,
The victim stated that the suspect's action were not sexual in nature. She further described it as a quick sort of hug from behind. At no time did the suspect say anything and there were no attempts to grab for her hand bag or wallet and she did not see any weapons
A search of the area yielded negative results.