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, June 9, 2011

June 8th- 9th

June 8th- 9th

Arrests:

Occurred at 1:56 PM (6/8) – Brookline Avenue/ Aspinwall Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for speeding in a school zone and an expired inspection sticker. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject had a straight warrant out for his arrest. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest. During an inventory of the vehicle marijuana was found. The subject was additionally cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Occurred at 9:55 PM (6/8) – Boylston Street/ Fisher Avenue

Officers conducted a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker. Upon investigation officers learned that the subject was not properly licensed to operate in Massachusetts. The subject was subsequently placed under arrests for non duly license, no inspection sticker, and forging or possessing a fake vehicle document.

Occurred at 11:57 PM (6/8) – Beacon Street/ Carlton Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop for a marked lanes 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.

Occurred between 1:19 AM (6/9) and 1:44 AM (6/9) – Boylston Street/ Hammond Street

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 Upon investigation officers learned that the subject’s license to operate in Massachusetts was revoked.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

Occurred at 1:45 AM (6/9) – Washington Street

Officers conducted a traffic for a marked lanes violation. When the officers approached the vehicle they immediately smelled alcohol emanating from the vehicle. Officers conducted field sobriety tests and learned that the subject was operating under the influence of alcohol. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Press Release: Weather Advisory

BROOKLINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM
Brookline, Massachusetts



DANIEL C. O’LEARY
CHIEF OF POLICE
DIRECTOR OF
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 8, 2011 CONTACT: Brookline Health Department
Phone : 617-730-2300
Go to www.brooklinema.gov for more information


BROOKLINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM ADVISES CAUTION DURING EXTREMELY HOT WEATHER

BROOKLINE, MA – With the extremely hot weather the region is presently experiencing, the Brookline Emergency Management Team (BEMT) is advising people to be cautious during this period of extreme heat, and is offering some tips to help keep cool and safe.

“With Thursday’s temperatures expected to rise to the high 90’s in Brookline, a few common sense measures can reduce heat-related problems, especially for the elderly, the very young and people with respiratory ailments, who are more susceptible to the effects of high temperatures,” said Dr. Alan Balsam, Brookline’s Director of Public Health. “The forecast calls for temperatures to fall back to the 70’s on Friday.”

Here are some tips to follow during hot, humid weather:
• Slow down, avoid strenuous activity. Do not try to do too much on a hot day.
• Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect heat and sunlight and help maintain normal body temperature. Protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat.
• Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you do not feel thirsty. Attempt to stay hydrated.
• Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. They can actually dehydrate your body.
• Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals. Avoid high protein foods that increase metabolic heat.
• Stay indoors as much as possible.
• If you do not have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun. Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help evaporate perspiration, which cools your body.
• Go to a place where you can get relief from the heat, such as air conditioned schools, libraries, theaters and other community facilities that may offer refuge during the warmest times of the day.
• Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers. Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80%.
• Avoid too much sunshine. Sunburn slows the skin’s ability to cool itself. If you are outside, use sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating.
• Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle.
• Check on family, friends and neighbors.

In normal weather, the body’s internal thermostat produces perspiration that evaporates and cools the body. However, in extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain normal temperature, which may lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you believe you, or anyone you are with, is experiencing a heat-related medical emergency, promptly call 9-1-1, and if possible, move to a cooler place.

June 6th- 8th

June 6th- 8th

Arrests:

Occurred at 6:25 PM (6/7) – Yarmouth Road

Officers responded to a report of unlicensed soliciting. Upon arrival officers learned that a male subject was soliciting magazines but was not properly licensed to do so in Brookline. Officers advised the subject and sent him on his way. Officers observed the same male subject walking in the wrong direction of where he stated he was going. Officers again advised the subject that he may not solicit and if he does it would result in arrest. Officers responded to another call of soliciting and reported to the address. Upon arrival they observed the same male subject trying to solicit magazines. The male was subsequently placed under arrest for willful violation of a town by law.

Larceny:

Occurred at 1:59 AM (6/7) – Fuller Street

Officers responded to a report of larceny of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival officers observed a vehicle missing three tires. The tires were later found and returned to the owner.

Motor Vehicle Theft:

Occurred between 5:40 PM (6/7) and 6:00 PM (6/7) – Babcock Street

Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft. Upon arrival officers found a vehicle blocking a driveway that was still running and had wired hanging from the ignition as if hotwired. The owner of the vehicle was advised of the theft and the vehicle was towed for safe keeping.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 3rd- June 6th

June 3rd- June 6th

Arrests:

Occurred at 2:43 AM (6/5) – School Street

Officers conducted a traffic stop when they observed a vehicle parked on the curb that seemed suspicious. Upon the stop officers noticed a male driver sleeping in the front drivers sleep with the engine still running. Officers successfully awoke the driver after several attempts. The vehicle and subject distinctively smelled of alcohol. Officers conducted field sobriety tests and observed that the male subject was under the influence of alcohol. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol as a second offense.

Burglary:

Occurred between 10:30 PM (6/2) and 8:50 AM (6/3) – Cypress Street

Officers responded to two similar reports of burglary. Officers observed similar signs of break ins at two local restaurants on Cypress Street. Both break ins resulted in forced entry and cash was stolen.

Occurred between 10:15 AM (6/4) and 9:35 AM (6/5) – Harvard Street

Officers responded to a report of burglary. Upon arrival officers observed the back door to the restaurant severely damaged. These were signs of forced entry. Multiple items were stolen included a large sum of cash.