Note: The following information is based on an initial review of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported to us. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, reporting of juveniles, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Safety Bulletin

Brookline Police Department
Safety Bulletin


Robert Graham

Robert Graham is a Level 3 Sex Offender who has been released from custody. He is known for being involved in peeping and prowling in the Brookline Area, specifically Beacon Street. He was recently arrested on 03/12/2011 on the 1400 block of Beacon Street for failure to register as a sex offender.

As spring is approaching, Brookline Police Department would like to advise residents to take safety precautions to avoid becoming a victim of any crimes related to these incidents.

Safety Tips:

-Close and lock all windows in your residence at night and when not present.
-Close blinds/ shades to avoid peepers and secure privacy.
-Close and lock all doors in your residence.
-Avoid walking alone during late hours of the night and if necessary be aware of your surroundings.

March 16th- 17th

March 16th- 17th

Arrests:

Occurred at 8:22 AM (3/16) – Buckminster Road/ Fisher Avenue

Officers were traveling north on Dean Road when they observed a vehicle proceed through the stop sign and pass through a crosswalk before coming to a stop. Officers conducted the traffic stop and asked the operator for a license and registration. The operator could only produce a Brazilian license and not a proper Massachusetts license. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest and cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and not duly licensed.

Occurred at 10:40 AM (3/16) – Boylston Street/ Clark Road

Officers observed a Ford pick up truck with Commercial license plates that had an expired registration sticker. The officer confirmed that the registration was expired and conducted the traffic stop. The operator could not produce a Massachusetts license or registration. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for not being duly licensed and having an unregistered motor vehicle.

Occurred between 5:59 PM (3/16) and 6:30 PM (3/16) – Parkway Road

Officers were monitoring traffic at Parkway Road when they observed a gray sedan with an expired inspection sticker. Officers conducted the traffic stop and learned that the operator’s license status was suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Operating after Suspension:

Occurred at 8:04 AM (3/16) – Washington Street/ Cypress Street

Officers were monitoring the crosswalks due to recent complaints of vehicles failing to stop for pedestrians. Officers observed a vehicle who failed to stop at the cross walk. Officers conducted the traffic stop and learned that the operator’s license status was expired due to non payment. The subject was cited for operating with an expired license and failing to stop for pedestrians. The subject will be summonsed into Brookline District Court for a hearing on these charges.

Occurred between 4:42 PM (3/16) and 5:30 PM (3/16) – Washington Street

Officers observed a vehicle make a left turn in an area with marked signs stating no left turn from 4PM to 6PM. Officers directed the vehicle to pull over. The subject’s registration status was revoked due to cancelled insurance. The vehicle was towed and the subject was cited for making an illegal left turn, operating a motor vehicle after a revoked registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Larceny:

Occurred between 6:30 PM (3/15) and 7:00 PM (3/15) – Greenough Street

A subject reported to the front desk of the police station to make a report of larceny. The subject stated that a purse and its contents were stolen while the subject was working the night shift at the Brookline High School. This case is under investigation.

Suspicious Activity: Be on the look out!

Occurred at 10:45 AM on (3/16) – Regent Circle

A resident of the area reported that she was looking out her window when she saw a male acting suspiciously. The male was reportedly walking around the building and looking at all the basement windows as he past them. He then walked into the basement of a building and walked back out. The male was describe as a white male in his 20’s, tall, thin, dark short hair, wearing blue head covering, jeans, dark jacket and a pair of sunglasses. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the subject.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March 14-16th

March 14th- 16th

Arrests:

Occurred at 10:16 PM (3/14) – Beacon Street

Officers were patrolling the area when they conducted a registration check. In result of the registration check officers learned that the registered owner had a warrant. At this time officers conducted the traffic stop. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest without incident for the charges of the warrant.

Occurred between 4:45 PM (3/15) and 5:00 PM (3/15) – Beacon Street

Officers were assigned to the patrol bike unit when they observed a vehicle blocking the bicycle lane with its hazard lights activated. As the officer pulled up next to the vehicle the operator took the hazard lights off and began to stop. The officer ordered the driver to stop. The driver refused to produce a license and registration and would not cooperate with the officer. The subject was then placed under arrest for refusing to produce a driver’s license for an officer and a marked lane violation.

Occurred at 1:06 AM (3/16) – Beacon Street

Officers were monitoring a parking lot in the area when they observed a vehicle enter and then exit the lot with fogged up windows. The officer followed the vehicle and observed the vehicle sway in and out of lanes and cross the solid white line. Officers conducted the traffic stop and could smell a strong odor of marijuana. Upon investigation officers asked all four occupants of the vehicle to step out for a pat frisk. One of the occupants was holding a very large sum of money. Officer then got consent to search the vehicle where they found remnants of marijuana, a grinder, and opened liquor bottles. The officers then asked the driver to participate in field sobriety tests to ensure that the driver was not driving under the influence of alcohol. The operator completed these test successfully. After consideration of the circumstances, one of the passengers was placed under arrest for possession of alcohol under the age of twenty one, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. The three other occupants will be summonsed into court for possession of alcohol under the age of twenty one. While the arrested subject was being booked, a powdery substance consistent to heroin was found. The subject was additionally charged with possession of a class A substance.

Occurred at 1:31 AM (3/16) – Brookline Avenue

Officers responded to a call from the Brookline Animal Hospital for a possible burglary. Upon arrival the employee/ caller stated that she had noticed a window that was usually shut to be open. She shut the window and then about five minute later heard a door of the building bang shut. She then became nervous that someone was in the building so she contacted the police. Officers searched the building and followed the footprints and finger prints from the window to the roof. Officer then found three individuals sleeping in a storage shed. Officers interviewed the individuals who were homeless and were sleeping in the shed for warmth. One of the individuals admitted to entering the building to find a warmer sleeping area. The subject who entered the building was placed under arrest for Breaking and Entering at night time to commit a felony, malicious destruction of property, possession of burglarious tools, and trespassing. The other two subjects were placed under arrest for trespassing.

Larceny:

Occurred between 10:26 AM (3/15) and 11:20 AM (3/15) – Tappan Street

Officers responded to a report of a larceny from a local dance studio. Upon investigation officers learned that the victim had placed her phone down in the dance room and before she left she realized it was gone. The victim has an idea of who may have took it and will produce a class list to further investigate.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle:

Occurred between 5:00 PM (3/14) and 5:50 PM (3/14) – Beacon Street

Officers responded to a report or breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Upon investigation the victim stated that he had parked his vehicle in a metered spot on Beacon Street and when he returned he noticed the front passenger window to be smashed. The victim stated he later realized his wallet was missing. He also realized that six unknown transactions had been made on his credit card that was stolen. This case is under ongoing investigation.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 14th- 15th

March 14th- 15th

Arrests:

Occurred at 10:06 AM (3/14) – Hammond Street/ Heath Street

Officers observed a white GMC van with commercial license plates traveling north on Hammond Street that did not have owner marking on the vehicle. Officers conducted the traffic stop. Upon investigation the officer learned that the operator did not have a Massachusetts license to operate. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest and cited for not duly license to operate and no owner markings on a commercial license vehicle.

Occurred at 4:39 PM (3/14) – Beacon Street

Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Beacon Street when they observed a pick up truck traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers conducted the traffic stop for speeding. Upon investigation officers learned that the operators license was suspended and the registration was revoked due to lack of insurance. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating without a license, uninsured operation, and speeding.

Occurred at 10:16 PM (3/14) – Beacon Street

Officers were assigned to the area when they conducted a registration check on a vehicle. An active arrest warrant for the registered owner of the vehicle was revealed. Officers conducted the traffic stop and the subject was placed under arrest for a straight warrant for charges of traffic offenses.

Breaking and Entering:

Occurred between 2:00 PM (3/11) and 7:30 AM (3/14) – Naples Road

Officers responded to a report of past breaking and entering. Upon arrival officer spoke with the caller who is the owner of the property. The owner stated that the building was vacant due to construction. The owner stated that the workers had left for the weekend and once they returned he discovered that the basement door was opened and one of the glass panels of the door was smashed. The owner confirmed that no items were missing. This case is under ongoing investigation.

Larceny/ Shoplifting:

Occurred between 3:45 PM (3/14) and 3:50 PM (3/14) – Commonwealth Avenue

Officers responded to a report of shoplifting at a local business. Officers spoke with the store manager upon arrival who stated that two black males had left the store with unpaid merchandise. The owner described the suspects as very tall, one wearing a green camouflage jacket, and one with a black jacket. An employee stated that the suspect had asked some question about the merchandise and when she walked away to take a phone call they took the merchandise and left without paying. There are no security cameras for footage but this case is under ongoing investigation.

Occurred between 7:45 AM (3/14) and 6:00 PM (3/14) – Beacon Street

Officers responded to a report of larceny at the Holiday Inn. Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who stated they had left a laptop and charger at the front desk. When they returned the charger and laptop were missing. The manager stated that he would be able to provide a list of all other employee that had worked that day and had access to this area. This case is under ongoing investigation.

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14th Press Release

FR: Brookline Police Department
RE: ELDERLY MONEY SCAM

Recently, The Brookline Police Department has received information on a money scam that a local resident has became a victim of. It seems that the scam thus far has been targeted towards residents of the elderly. The SCAM is believed to be operated by unknown persons working outside of the Unite States. They are sending people letters indicating that they are winners in the North American and the UK Consumer Promotion Draw. In a recent case the victim received a letter from Financial Express titled AWARD CLAIM NOTIFICATION. The letter stated that the victim was one of the winners of the North American and the UK Consumer Promotion Draw which is organized for customers of Walmart, Sears, Home Depot, Safeway, etc. It went on to say that the victim was entitled to a very large sum of money. They instructed the victim to call a claims agent and also included a counterfeit check that appeared real. The victim was also instructed to send a check via Western Union in order to pay for the tax on the winnings before they would receive the rest of the money. The check was wired and cashed and no other winnings were ever received. Therefore the victim lost out on a decent sum of money. Brookline Police want to make residents aware of this scam in order to prevent any future money from being lost. If any one has any further information or has received the same letter they are advised to call the Brookline Police at 617-730-2222. We are continuously broadening our efforts to inform the citizens of Brookline to the threats it may possibly face. We hope this message will be a helpful tool to aid the effort of improving the safety of all of our citizens.

March 11th- 14th

March 11th- 14th

Occurred at 8:43 AM (3/11) – Brookline Avenue/ Pearl Street

Officers were monitoring traffic on Brookline Avenue when they noticed a vehicle approaching at a high rate of speed. The officer confirmed the vehicles speed to be 43 mph within a school zone with a 20 mph limit. Officers conducted the traffic stop for speeding. Upon investigation the officers learned that the subject’s right to operate was suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension and speeding. During an inventory search of the vehicle, a clear plastic bag containing marijuana was found. The subject was additionally issued a citation for possession of marijuana.

Occurred at 5:09 PM (3/11) – Lee Street

Officers were stopped on Boylston Street when a vehicle with very dark tinted windows pulled up beside the officer’s vehicle. Due to the MA state law on tinted windows the officer did a registration plate check. The check showed the registration of the vehicle to be suspended. The officer conducted the traffic stop. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject operating the vehicle did not have a license due to suspension. The passenger, who was the owner of the vehicle, was aware that the operator did not have a license. The subject operating the motor vehicle was placed under arrest for operating after suspension, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and a tinted window violation. The owner of the vehicle was issued a citation for allowing an unlicensed operator and allowing and unregistered vehicle on the road.

Occurred at 1:28 AM (3/14) – Harvard Street/ Williams Street

Officers were patrolling the area when they observed a female being followed by a male. After a few minutes of walking the female approached the police cruiser explaining that she was being followed. The officers asked the male subject to stop and speak with the officer and the subject kept walking. Once the officers got the male subject to stop, it was evident that the subject did not speak English. Another officer was requested to the scene for translation. The male party identified himself but was unable to show identification due to being intoxicated. A pat frisk was conducted and officers discovered the subject’s wallet with a rolled up ten dollar bill with a white powdery substance on it. The victim stated the subject had followed him from the train and had put his hands on the victim while trying to talk to the victim. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for Possession of a Class b controlled substance, assault and battery, and providing a false name.

Occurred at 12:33 AM (3/14) – Harvard Street/ Babcock Street
Officers were traveling on Harvard Street when they observed a vehicle that had failed to stop for a red light. The officers conducted the traffic stop and identified the driver. Officers learned that the subject’s license was suspended and the subject had four outstanding arrest warrants. The subject was subsequently placed under arrests for a red light violation, operating after suspension and the charges from the existing warrants.


Burglary:

Occurred between 9:15 AM (3/11) and 4:27 PM (3/11) – Greenway Court

An officer was assigned to the Coolidge corner walking beat when they were approached by a young lady who explained that she returned home to her apartment door being open and she believed it had been broken into. The officer assisted the subject back to her apartment. When additional officers arrived they entered the apartment and noticed that it had clearly been ransacked. The subject confirmed that the doors were locked when her and her roommates had left that morning. Officers noticed there had been pry marks on the front apartment door and the rear apartment door was left ajar. All three roommates confirmed items stolen. The apartment was processed and this case is under investigation.

Motor Vehicle Theft:

Occurred between 5:29 PM (2/16) and 9:43 AM (3/12) – Boylston Street

Officers were dispatched to take a report for a stolen motor vehicle. Upon arrival officers spoke with the subject who stated that he worked for U- Haul of Brookline. There was a customer that had rented and never returned the vehicle. The reporting subject stated that he had just started working for U-Haul and was just recently made aware of the situation and reported it when he was told too. The reporting subject had all of the paper work that showed the customers name and address. The officer requested that the customer be summonsed into court for Larceny of a motor vehicle.

Sex Offender Registry Violation:

Occurred at 11:10 PM (3/12) – Beacon Street

Officers were observing the Beacon Street area due to several past reports of a peeper/ prowler, when they observed a suspect believed to be involved in these recent incidents. They conducted a field interview asking where the subject was coming from and going. The subject had inconsistent answers and seemed very nervous as if he was lying. Officers learned that the subject is classified as a level three sex offender. He had failed to attend his required registration meeting for the sex offender registry the day prior and was in violation. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for failure to register as a sex offender. During the inventory search of the subject, officers found objects that were placed into evidence.

Possession:

Occurred at 7:04 PM (3/13) – Beacon Street

Officers conducted a registration check on a vehicle and the registration came up as expired. Officers conducted the traffic stop and advised the operator that the vehicle would be towed. The subject was issued a citation for an expired registration and was sent on his way. During an inventory search of the vehicle, a small bag of marijuana was found along with a tool use to grind marijuana. The owner was additionally issued a citation for possession of marijuana less than an ounce.