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, April 28, 2011

April 26th- 27th

Arrests:

Occurred at 9:40 AM (4/26) – Longwood Avenue/ St Paul Street

Officers were conducting surveillance in the area due to a recent string of burglaries. Officers observed a vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle reported in the past burglaries. Officer’s observed one of the males of the vehicle enter the courtyard of the buildings that have recently been burglarized, knock on some doors and windows, and then returned back to the vehicle. The vehicle then left the premise. Officers learned that the vehicle’s status was stolen and they conducted a traffic stop. Upon investigation officers learned that the driver of the vehicle did not have a proper driver’s license and was subsequently placed under arrests. Officers also observed multiple tools and items related to burglary activity. Both subjects were additionally charged with possession of burglarious tools and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Occurred at 12:48 AM (4/27) – Boylston Street/ Lee Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for speeding. Upon investigation officers learned that the driver’s license status was suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension and speeding. The passenger was not wearing a seat belt. After officers conducted a query of the passenger, officers learned the passenger had a default warrant out for her arrest. The passenger was subsequently placed under arrest for the warrant.

Occurred at 2:00 AM (4/27) – Boylston Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for speeding and marked lane violations. Upon investigation officers learned that the driver smelled of alcohol. Officers conducted field sobriety tests and came to the conclusion that the subject was operating under the influence of alcohol. Officers also learned that the driver’s license was expired. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol, not duly licensed, marked lane violation, and speeding.

April 27th- 28th

Larceny:

Occurred at 3:56 PM (4/27) – Commonwealth Avenue

Officers responded to a report of attempted larceny. Upon arrival officers learned that a male subject had entered the pharmacy and was walking up and down the isles suspiciously. An employee of the pharmacy was doing surveillance out back and saw the male place items into a plastic bag that he was carrying and headed for the exit. The employee was able to obtain the bag but the suspect fled.

Burglary:

Occurred at 8:07 PM (4/27) – Allerton Street

Officer responded to a report of a burglary. Officers learned that the family heard a noise coming from the front porch. When the victim looked she saw a male subject running from the house with one of the family bikes and riding away on it. No suspects have been found thus far.

Possession:

Occurred at 1:16 AM (4/28) – Aspinwall Avenue/ Kent Street

Officers observed a male acting suspicious in front of a local residence. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject had a smoking pipe filled with what appeared to be marijuana. The subject was issued a citation for possession of marijuana less than an ounce.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Press Release: Liquor Stings

Brookline Police Department/ Media Relations

The Brookline Police Department will be conducting liquor stings, which involve liquor compliance checks starting now throughout the year. These stings will be conducted at all liquor licensed establishments, including package stores, restaurants and variety stores. These compliance checks are part of the duties of the department’s liquor control officer and will be done on a continuous basis throughout the year.

Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility. Compliance checks reassure youths do not have easy access to alcohol and that people over 21 years of age are not buying alcohol for underage youths, including employees and liquor license holders. Such activities and frequent oversight of alcohol retailers increases compliance.


Thank you,
Brookline Police Department

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Press Release: Leaf Blower Rules

As spring is upon us we want to remind you of the rules pertaining to the operation of leaf blowers. These rules are covered in our Nuisance Control By -Law that went into effect last year. This Nuisance Control by Law can be found on the Town Of Brookline Website. Set out below are pertinent sections addressed in the By-Law

• No leaf blower shall be operated before 8:00A.M or later than 8:00P.M Monday through Friday. No leaf blower shall be operated before 9:00A.M or after 8:00 P.M on the weekends and holidays.
• All leaf blowers are to be operated as recommended by the manufacturer. No modifications to the machine are allowed.
• In the event that a police officer or other Town employee, observes that a leaf blower has been modified or damaged, or does not have the proper manufacturer’s or Town label, the operator will be instructed to have the machine tested by the Town
• Starting May 3rd`, inspections will be conducted by the Town at the DPW facility at 870 Hammond Street. They will continue every first and third Tuesday night from 5:00PM through 7:00PM. These inspections will determine whether or not the machines are in compliance with the acceptable noise levels as set out in the by-law. No appointments necessary. The by-law prohibits the use of leaf blowers that exceed 67db. Those machines that pass inspection will be furnished with a label indicating that they may be operated within Brookline.
• Questions and information call the DPW at 617-646-2700.

We are recommending that you check your leaf blowers for the proper manufacturer’s label indicating that the noise level of the machine does not exceed 67 db. If it does, it will be illegal to use this machine in Brookline and you may be subject to a fine. If no label is attached, we strongly suggest you attend an inspection at your earliest convenience.

Thank You.

Sincerely,
Brookline Police Department

Brookline Police Commendations

The Brookline Police Department would like to congratulate the following Officers and Dispatchers for receiving Letters and Certificates of Commendation for excellence in performance of duties. For additional information please see the Brookline Police Website. www.Brooklinema.gov/police

- Detective Lieutenant Andrew Lipson
- Detective Keith Lacy
- Detective Carlos Crespo
- Detective Jennifer Paster
- Detective Kenneth McHugh
- Patrol Officer Russell O’Neill
- Detective Matthew McDonnell
- Patrol Officer Timothy Stephenson
- Patrol Officer John Bradley
- Patrol Officer Michael Fay
- Patrol Officer Steven Yung
- Patrol Officer Robert M. Collins
- Patrol Officer Michael Disario
- Patrol Officer James Reardon
- Dispatcher Steven LaBelle
- Dispatcher Michelle Slavin
- Sergeant Richard Barron
- Patrol Officer Thomas Maquire
- Patrol Officer Sean O’ Brien
- Patrol Officer Alfred Amendola
- Patrol Officer Mark Harrington
- Patrol Officer Deborah Hatzieleftheriadis
- Patrol Officer Peter Muise
- Dispatcher Kevin Lessard
- Patrol Officer Yu Kajita
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April 25th- 26th

April 25th- 26th

Arrests:
Occurred at 5:26 PM (4/25) – Brook Street/ Aspinwall Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for marked lane violation. Upon investigation officers learned that the driver’s license was suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrests for operating after suspension. Officers learned that the passenger of the vehicle had syringes with residue of what appeared to be heroin. The subject was subsequently placed under arrests for possession of a Class a substance. During the prisoners search at the station officers discovered two clear plastic bags of substances that appeared to be consistent with heroin on the driver’s person. The driver was additionally charged with possession of Class A with intent to distribute, and violation of a Drug free school zone.

Larceny from a Building:

Occurred between 5:30 PM (4/15) and 6:00 AM (4/19) – Beacon Street

Officer responded to a report of larceny from a building. Upon arrival officers met with the victim who stated the building is under construction. The construction owner stated that several tools were missing from the site. An electrician also working in the same building complained of missing tools as well. All employees have been advised to remove their tools from the premises before leaving at night.

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 22nd- 25th

April 22nd- 25th

Arrests:

Occurred at 3:06 AM (4/23) – Harvard Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for following too closely, failure to dim headlights, and marked lane violation. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject did not have a proper Massachusetts license to operate. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for not duly licensed, marked lane violation, following too closely, and failure to dim headlights.

Occurred at 5:13 PM (4/23) – Beacon Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a failed inspection sticker. Upon investigation officers learned that the subjects license was revoked. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating with an expired license.

Occurred at 5:27 PM (4/23) – Harvard Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a red light violation. 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 red light violation.

Occurred at 2:03 AM (4/24) – Park Drive/ Brookline Avenue

Officers were conducting foot patrol when they observed a male within a vehicle handling what seemed to be marijuana. Officer approached the vehicle, identified themselves as officers, and asked the driver to roll down his window. The male subject did not comply and began to drive away. The officers informed the police over the radio the description of the vehicle and the reason for the stop and additional officers who were in the area stopped the vehicle. Upon investigation officers observed a dangerous weapon in plain view of the vehicle. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for refusing to obey an officer, and carrying a dangerous weapon. Upon inventory of the vehicle, officers additionally found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and additional dangerous weapons. The subject was additionally charged with marijuana possession less than an ounce and another count of carrying a dangerous weapon.

Occurred at 2:58 AM (4/24) – Fisher Avenue/ Leicester Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for spinning the tires of a vehicle, and a dangerous left turn. Upon investigation officers detected an odor of liquor emanating from the vehicles interior. Officers learned that the subject was operating under the influence of alcohol and subsequently placed under arrests.

Occurred between 6:45 AM (4/24) and 7:10 AM (4/24) – Cypress Street/ Davis Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a marked lane violation. Upon investigation officers could detect a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle and the subject. Officers learned that the driver was operating under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently placed under arrests.

Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle:

Occurred between 7:00 PM (4/21) and 7:57 AM (4/22) – Bonad Road

Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival officers learned that the vehicle had a smashed window and a purse was stolen. The purse was later recovered and no other damage was done to the vehicle.

Burglary:

Occurred between 10:00 PM (4/23) and 10:45 PM (4/23) – Alton Place

Officers responded to a report of burglary. Upon arrival officers learned that a basement window had been smashed and two laptops and cash were missing from the residence. There were footprints coming from the smashed window which were submitted as evidence. This case is under investigation.