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.

Friday, April 1, 2011

March 31st- April 1st

March 31st- April 1st

Arrests:

Occurred at 9:53 AM (3/31) – Lagrange Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for having commercial plates with no owner markings. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject did not have a proper Massachusetts license to operate. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest and cited for not duly licensed, no owner marking on a commercial vehicle and allowing an improper person to operate his motor vehicle.

Occurred at 4:19 PM (3/31) – Longwood Avenue/ Sewall Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for an illegal U –turn. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject did not have a proper Massachusetts license to operate. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after revocation and an illegal U-turn.

Occurred between 8:12 PM (3/31) and 8:40 PM (3/31) – Cypress Street/ Davis Ave

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a suspended license. Upon investigation officers confirmed that the operator had a suspended license. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Larceny:

Occurred between 12:30 PM (3/31) and 12:34 PM (3/31) – Beacon Street

Officers responded to a report of larceny. Upon arrival officers spoke with the pharmacy employees and learned that a suspect had been acting in a suspicious behavior so the manager watched the subject from out back. When the employee behind the register left for a short minute or so the subject took a laptop computer from behind the counter off a shelf and left the store. The manager left the back office to chase after the subject but the subject fled.

Burglary:

Occurred between 2:00 PM (3/31) and 3:00 PM (3/31) – Harvard Street

Officers responded to a report of burglary. Upon arrival officers saw that the front door was damaged in order to gain access to the apartment. Multiple items were rummaged through and stolen. While officers were speaking the residence of one apartment, residents from the apartment next door returned home and noticed the same types of pry marks on the door. No access was gained to the second apartment. Residences in this area are advised to take extra precautions when leaving their homes, and to report any signs of break-ins.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 30th- 31st

March 30th- 31st

Arrests:

Occurred at 10:06 PM (3/30) - Chestnut Street/ Pond Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for failure to stop at a stop sign. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject’s license to operate in Massachusetts was suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Occurred at 1:34 AM (3/31) – Huntington Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a marked lane violation and impeding the flow of traffic. Upon investigation officers could detect a strong odor of liquor coming from the vehicle and the subject. Officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests and came to the conclusion that the operator was under the influence of alcohol. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol, marked lane violation, and impeding the flow of traffic.

Occurred at 7:39 AM (3/31) – St. Paul Street/ Sewall Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a red light violation. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject did not have a proper Massachusetts license. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for not duly licensed and a red light violation.

Larceny:

Occurred at 4:00 PM (3/30) – Commonwealth Avenue

Officers responded to a report of larceny at a local pharmacy. Upon investigation officers learned that the suspect had entered the store and then exited with out paying for the items. The store employee had followed him out of the store and confronted the suspect. The items were retrieved but the suspect fled. The suspect was described as a light skinned black male with a beard, wearing a black hat with white lines, a black Northface coat, a maroon colored sweatpants, and sneakers.

Burglary:

Occurred between 4:00 PM (3/30) and 4:45 PM (3/30) – Sheafe Street

Officers responded to a report of attempted burglary. Upon arrival officers learned that the front door was visibly damaged as if someone tried to get in. Access was not gained but damage was done. None of the neighbors reported any suspicious behavior or saw anyone suspicious in the area at that time. Officers advise residence to report any suspicious behavior that may occur in this area.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 29th- 30th

March 29th- 30th

Arrests:

Occurred at 7:38 PM (3/29) – Washington Street/ Walnut Street

Officers were traveling southbound on Harvard Street when they observed a vehicle go through a red light. The officers conducted the traffic stop for a red light violation. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject’s license was suspended and that the subject had an active warrant out for his arrest. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension, the warrant, and a red light violation.

Occurred at 6:09 AM (3/30) – Horace James Circle

Officers parked on the West Roxbury Parkway when they observed a motor vehicle that had failed to stop at the stop signs before the rotary. During the traffic stop, officers learned that the subject did not have a license to operate in Massachusetts. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for not duly licensed operation and failure to stop at the stop signs.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle:

Occurred between 9:20 PM (3/29) and 9:47 PM (3/29) – Cushing Road

Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival officers learned that there was glass on the ground near the vehicle. The victim learned that a GPS was missing from the vehicle.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 28th- 29th

March 28th- 29th

Arrests:

Occurred at 1:40 PM (3/28) – Harvard Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a red light violation. Upon investigation officers learned that the operator did not have a license and only had a Learner’s Permit. The operator was subsequently placed under arrest due to Learner’s Permit violation.

Occurred at 9:00 PM (3/28) – Harvard Street

Officers responded to a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival officers learned that a male subject had entered the local store and removed a razor from it’s package and attempted to steal it. The employee confronted the subject, retrieved the item, and sent the subject on his way. Officers watched the surveillance camera in order to get a description of the subject. MBTA officers later identified the male on a near by train who matched the descriptions of the events earlier. The male was subsequently placed under arrest for shoplifting.

Burglary:

Occurred between 6:15 AM (3/28) and 5:30 PM (3/28) – Lagrange Street

Officers responded to a report of burglary. Upon arrival officers learned that when the victim returned home they noticed glass was broken on a side door. The door was off a three season’s room. Several rooms were ransacked and multiple items and cash were missing. None of the neighbors saw anyone or noticed any suspicious activity. Although day time break ins are rare in this neighborhood, Brookline residence are advised to properly secure all doors and windows of their households in order to prevent break ins. Please report any suspicious activity to the Brookline Police Department.

Press Release: Prescription Drug "Take-Back"

Chief Daniel C. O'Leary is pleased to announce that the Brookline Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a second nationwide prescription drug ''Take-Back'' initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft by collecting unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs.

This national event will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2011, 10 am until 2 pm at the Brookline Public Safety Building, 350 Washington Street, Brookline. Members of the Brookline Police Department and the DEA will be at the prescription drug collection site location.

The DEA, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, conducted the first ever National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 25, 2010. This effort was a huge success in removing potentially dangerous prescription drugs, particularly controlled substances, from our nation's medicine cabinets. There were approximately 3,000 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation that participated in the event. All told, the American Public turned in more than 121 tons of pills on this first National Take Back Day.

The National Take Back Initiative Day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction since these substances in homes are a potential source that fuels drug abuse and are a risk to public health and safety. Everyone is encouraged to support the initiative and participate with the Brookline Police Department and the Town of Brookline Department of Public Works in hosting this effort. Clean out those medicine cabinets. Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances may be collected. No questions or requests for identification will be made. Participants may dispose of medication in its original container. All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers will also be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Prescription drug abuse in the United States is increasing at an alarming rate. A majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many do not know how to properly dispose their unused medicines, often discarding them in the trash or flushing them down the toilet-both potential safety and health hazards. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.
For more information about this initiative, call the Brookline Police Department at 617-730-2254or visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takebacklindex.html. Directions to the Brookline Public Safety Building can be found on this site under "Collection Sites" as well as information on items that will NOT be accepted.


Public Safety Headquarters 350 Washington Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445
Telephone (617) 730-2249 .) Facsimile (617) 730-8454

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 24th- 28th

March 24th- 25th

Arrests:

Occurred at 6:50 PM (3/24) – St. Paul Street/ Beacon Street

Officers were stopped at a red light when they observed the vehicle in front of them proceed through a red light. Officers conducted the traffic stop and learned that the driver’s right to operate in Massachusetts was suspended. The operator was placed under arrest for operating after suspension and red light violation. There were two other occupants in the vehicle. All three occupants were not wearing seat belts within the vehicle. One of the occupants had two outstanding warrants and was placed under arrest. Before towing the vehicle, officer conducted an inventory search of the vehicle and found a bag that contained drug paraphernalia and residue of a substance that is believed to be heroin. The passenger that was arrested for the two warrants was additionally charged with possession of a class B substance.

Larceny:

Occurred between 4:00 PM (3/21) and 2:30 PM on (3/23) – Fuller Street

Officers responded to Fuller Street for a report of larceny of a bicycle. Upon investigation the victim stated that she had left her bicycle in the storage area in the basement and when she returned the bike was missing. The bicycle was not locked up.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle:

Occurred between 9:20 PM (3/24) and 9:33 PM (3/24) – Beacon Street

Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. Upon investigation officers learned that the victim’s vehicle was broken into while they were in the store. The back passenger’s window had been smashed and a bag was missing.

March 25th- 28th

Arrests:

Occurred at 10:11 PM (3/25) – Beacon Street

Officers responded to a call of a suspicious person. Upon arrival the caller stated that a man came into the restaurant and was causing a scene by yelling at the employees and customers. The suspect fled when they threatened to call the police. Officers searched the surrounding area and found a man matching the description in a close by restaurant. The male had a warrant out for his arrest and was very intoxicated. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to Brookline Police Department.

Occurred between 11:12 PM (3/25) and 11:45 PM (3/25) – Harvard Street

Officers were patrolling the area when they noticed a car parked in an alley way. Due to the frequent drug activity and shoplifting that occurs in the area, officers activated the blue lights to conduct a traffic stop. The operator stated that he was waiting for a friend to exit a store. Upon investigation officers learned that the driver did not have a proper Massachusetts license. When the friend of the operator returned, officers asked if he had a proper license to transport the vehicle home without being towed. Officers then learned that he also did not have a license and also had a straight warrant for his arrest. Both parties were placed under arrest, one for being not duly licensed, and the other for an active warrant.

Occurred between 12:38 AM (3/26) and 1:15 AM (3/27) – Boylston Street

Officers responded to a report of reckless driving. Upon investigation officers learned that the operator was in violation of the Massachusetts Junior Operators license law that states that they should not be operating between the hours of 12:30 AM and 5:00 AM. While the officer spoke with the operator they could detect an odor of alcohol coming from the subject’s breath. Officers conducted field sobriety tests and came to the conclusion that the subject was operating under the influence of alcohol. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for Operating under the influence of liquor, operating to endanger, failure to stop at a red light, operating without a license and a one way violation.

Occurred at 1:05 AM (3/26) – Mountfort Street/ Lenox Street

Officers observed a vehicle conduct a marked lane violation. During the traffic stop officers learned that the operators license was suspended. The operator was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Occurred at 1:25 AM (3/26) – Boylston Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for speeding. Upon investigation officers learned that the operators license was suspended. The operator was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension and speeding.

Occurred at 9:40 AM 3/26) – West Roxbury Parkway

Officers observed a vehicle with commercial plates that did not have any owner marking on it. During the traffic stop officers learned that the operator did not have a proper Massachusetts license to operate. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Occurred at 11:27 AM (3/27) – Washington Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle having an expired inspection sticker. Upon investigation officers learned that the registration and the operator’s license were both suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Occurred at 3:47 AM (3/27) – Beacon Street

Officers responded to a report of shoplifting. Upon investigation officers learned that a male party had reportedly stolen multiple items from the local Trader Joe’s store. Officers took an inventory of the items stolen and the subject was placed under arrest for shoplifting.

Occurred between 9:45 PM (3/27) and 10:08 PM (3/27) – Chestnut Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for speeding. Upon investigation officers learned that the subjects license to operate in Massachusetts was suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Occurred at 2:11 AM (3/28) – Boylston Street/ Heath Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a red light violation. Upon investigation officers learned that the operator did not have a Massachusetts license and the passenger had two active arrest warrants. Both parties were placed under arrest, one for being not duly licensed and one for the warrants.