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, May 19, 2011

May 18th-19th

May 18th-19th

Arrests:

Occurred at 1:41 PM (5/18) – Beacon Street/ Corey Road

Officers responded to a report of threats and road rage. Upon arrival officers learned that the victim passed the subject due to the driver driving slow and throwing small rocks out of the window. When the two vehicles came to a stop light the subject reportedly pointed a knife at the victim. The subject’s license to operate was suspended and an officer discovered multiple weapons within the vehicle. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after revocation and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Occurred at 12:08 AM (5/19) – Boylston Street/ Lee 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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 17th- 18th

May 17th- 18th
Arrests:

Occurred at 8:19 AM (5/17) – Princeton Road/ Lagrange Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for an illegal left turn. Officers learned that the subject did not have a proper Massachusetts license to operate. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating with not duly license.

Occurred at 2:50 PM (5/17) – Harvard Street

Officers responded to a report of shoplifting from a local store. Upon arrival officers learned that a female subject had been stopped by a plain clothed employee. The subject had been caught placing several items into her purse without paying. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for shoplifting.

Occurred between 2:17 AM (5/18) and 2:45 AM (5/18) – Beacon Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a red light violation. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject had consumed alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening. After conducting field sobriety tests officers learned that the subject was operating under the influence of alcohol. The subject was subsequently placed under arrests for operating under the influence of alcohol.

Occurred at 2:42 AM (5/18) – Boylston Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for speeding. 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.

Occurred at 2:56 AM (5/18) – Harvard Street/ Green Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a defective break light. Upon investigation officers learned that both parties within the vehicle had consumed alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening. Officers also learned that the subject’s license was suspended and that there was marijuana in the vehicle. The subject was placed under arrests for operating under the influence of alcohol, operating after suspension, possession of class D with intent to distribute, violation of drug free school zone, and possession of class E.

Burglary:

Occurred between 11:00 AM (5/17) and 12:30 PM (5/17) – Stearns Road

Officers responded to a report of burglary. Upon investigation officers learned that the victim returned home to the apartment and noticed a male subject standing in front of her door. When she confronted the man he stated he was looking for a friend and then left. The subject later realized that a few pieces of jewelry were missing from her bedroom and there were pry marks on her apartment door.

Occurred between 11:30 AM (5/17) and 4:15 PM (5/17) – Alton Place

Officer responded to a report of a burglary. Upon arrival officers learned that there was forced entry through the front door to access the apartment. All three bedrooms within the apartment were ransacked and several items were missing. The apartment was processed. While investigating officers learned that the neighboring apartment door was also damaged and items were also missing.

Occurred between 4:00 PM (5/17) and 11:00 PM (5/17) – Kent Street

Officers responded to a report of burglary. Upon investigation officers learned that a subject had entered through a bedroom window. The apartment appeared ransacked and there were several items missing from the apartment.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 16th-17th

May 16th-17th

Arrests:

Occurred between 5:00 PM (5/16) and 5:30 PM (5/16) – Cypress Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a red light 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 operating without a license.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 12th- 16th

May 12th-13th

Arrests:

Occurred at 2:39 PM (5/12) – Harvard Street

Officers responded to a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival officers learned that the subject had first tried to return an item that was never purchased but was denied. The subject then continued to shop around the store placed multiple items within her purse. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for shoplifting.

Occurred between 5:09 PM (5/12) and 5:15 PM (5/12) – Commonwealth Avenue

Officers responded to a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival officers learned that a male subject had been seen placing items into a bag without paying for them. An employee approached the subject and informed the police. The subject was subsequently placed under arrests for shoplifting. During the arrest officers discovered several items and paraphernalia consistent with heroin use. The subject was additionally charged with possession of a Class A substance.

May 13th- May 16th

Arrests:

Occurred between 2:37 AM (5/14) and 4:03 AM (5/14) – Harvard Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a failed inspection sticker. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject did not have a proper Massachusetts license to operate. The subject was subsequently placed under arrests for operating without a license.

Occurred at 4:29 PM (5/14) – Pleasant Street

Officers responded to a report of a restraining order violation. Upon arrival officers learned that the victim had a current restraining order against the male subject who had been calling and leaving voicemails on her cell phone. Officers responded to the male subject’s residence and the subject was subsequently placed under arrests for violating a court order.

Occurred between 6:35 PM (5/14) and 7:03 PM (5/14) – Chestnut Hill Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker. Upon the traffic stop officers learned that the subject’s license to operate was suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Burglary:

Occurred between 6:45 PM (5/13) and 10:38 PM (5/13) – St. Paul Street

Officers responded to a report of a burglary. Upon arrival officers learned that a subject had entered the apartment through a window. Two laptops were missing from the apartment. There were no signs of forced entry or any damage. There was a similar instance two days later at a near by apartment.

Occurred between 8:30 PM (5/13) and 11:35 PM (5/13) – Marion Street

Officers responded to a report of burglary. Upon investigation officers learned that there were signs of forced entry through the side door. Several items were missing from the apartment.

Press Release: Seat Belt Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/19/2011
CONTACT: Captain Michael Gropman
Brookline Police Traffic Division 617-730-2230

The Brookline Police Department Launches Special High Visibility Click It or Ticket Enforcement Blitz

Massachusetts is Getting Tough on All Drivers and Passengers in an Effort to Boost Seat Belt Use and Save Lives

Brookline, MA -As part of a nationwide effort to save lives, the Brookline Police Department, in partnership with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's (EOPSS) Highway Safety Division (HSD), the State Police and nearly 190 other local departments, is launching a high-visibility seat belt enforcement blitz called Click It or Ticket. The message is simple: Massachusetts drivers and passengers should always wear their seat belts or be ready to face the consequences.

This special crackdown, beginning May 23 and running through June 5, marks the first seat belt enforcement mobilization across the state this year, designed to increase seat belt use and decrease motor vehicle fatalities and injuries. Over 180 police departments and the State Police have adopted zero-tolerance policies for seat belt violations, signaling the increasing importance of the issue.

"Injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes cost the taxpayers and businesses hundreds of millions of dollars every year," said Captain Michael Gropman. "We can help reduce those costs by making sure people buckle up, every trip, every time. By showing motorists traveling through the Town we mean business, we hope to increase the seatbelt usage rates." A survey last year showed an average of 83% usage rate in the Town of
Brookline.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), based on known usage, 52 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts during 2009 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, three percent higher than the national average.

"A lot of people ignore the statistics because they see themselves as good drivers," said Capt. Gropman, "but they forget that they can get hurt because of other reckless drivers. Your best defense is to obey the law, and buckle up."

That's why the Brookline Police Department applied for a federal grant from EOPSS/HSD along with their national, statewide and local partners to conduct this special Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization. Funded by EOPSS/HSD through a federal grant, stepped-up law enforcement activities will be conducted in late May and early June. So remember, if you are pulled over for violating traffic laws, law enforcement will be checking to make sure drivers and passengers are wearing their seat belts. No more excuses. Click It or Ticket.

For more information, please visit www.mass.gov/highwaysafety.
* According to NHTSA, all numbers and percentages referencing belted or unbelted fatalities are based on "Known Usage."