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Friday, July 8, 2011



Occurred at 5:30 AM (7/8) – Devotion School

Officers responded to a report of larceny of a backpack in the area. A male was sleeping on a bench in front of the school between 3:30 AM and 5:30 AM and when he awoke, he discovered his backpack missing. Some of the missing items were recovered nearby.

Occurred at 1:36 AM (7/8) – Brookline Ave./Aspinwall Ave.

Officers responded to the area for a report of attempted robbery. A female was walking on Brookline Avenue. When she passed the park, a male approached her from behind and grabbed her purse, which she was able to hold on to. The male gave up and ran down Aspinwall Ave. Officers are continuing their investigation following a description given by the victim and a security tape retrieved.

Found Property:

Occurred at 11:38 PM (7/7)

A cab driver came to the police station to drop off a set of keys he had found in the back of his cab at the end of his shift. The keys are being held at the police station.

Thursday, July 7, 2011



Occurred at 12:56 PM (7/6) – Washington St./Greenough St.

An officer reported observing a teenage boy walking along Washington Street carrying a red Roadmaster men’s bicycle. The boy then left the bicycle at the corner and walked away. The officer took the bicycle in for safe keeping. There were no reports of a similar bicycle stolen recently.

Occurred at 9:55 AM (7/6) – Harvard St./Aspinwall Ave.

Officers responded to the area for a report of a larceny of a purse. The victim placed her wallet on the window ledge of a store and bent to the sidewalk to tie her shoe. When she rose, her wallet was gone, which contained a cell phone, credit cards, and large amount of money. She described a male standing nearby, who was gone when she rose.

Occurred at 9:00 AM (7/6) – White Pl.

Officers responded to the area for a report of larceny of a scooter. The victim had parked it the night before and locked only the steering wheel. The scooter was described as an orange Buddy 125. No suspicious activity was reported in the area by neighbors of the victim.

MV Incidents:

Occurred at 6:29 AM (7/7) – Longwood Ave./St. Paul St.

An officer observed a vehicle run the red light on St. Paul St. The officer conducted a traffic stop, and the driver of the vehicle produced the registration of the vehicle as well as a foreign passport. When asked for his license he stated he had a foreign license as well. When the officer ran his information, he discovered warrants for the driver’s arrest for incidents in Somerville. He received citations for the traffic offenses, and was placed under arrest for the warrants.

Occurred at 12:10 AM (7/7) – Harvard St./Beacon St.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling greater than the speed limit along Beacon Street. and then speed through a red light. The officer pulled the vehicle over at the next light, and asked the driver to provide his license and registration. When the officer ran the information, it turned out the registration was revoked and the vehicle was uninsured. The driver was issued several citations.

Occurred at 9:50 AM (7/6) – Harvard St./Columbia Rd.

Officers responded to the area for a report of a MV hitting a bicycle. The motorist was making a right turn when the cyclist’s back wheel was struck, causing damage to the rim and tire as well. The cyclist fell and suffered minor injuries, but declined transport to a hospital. The driver was issued a citation for failure to use caution when entering an intersection.

Occurred at 9:31 AM (7/6) – Harvard St./Longwood Ave.

Officers responded to a report of a hit and run accident. The driver who was left at the scene reported stopping at a crosswalk to allow pedestrians to cross, when she was struck from behind by a taxi cab. Both drivers pulled over, and when the driver who was struck went to retrieve her cell phone, the taxi cab driver fled the scene.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011



Occurred at 4:12 PM (7/5) – Boylston St./Hammond St.

A driver and her passenger reported a threat which had occurred to them while driving on Boylston. The driver stated she was traveling in the left lane when a vehicle came up close behind her and kept trying to pass her in the right lane. After coming up next to her, the driver of the other vehicle began shouting and yelling, and at a stop light got out of his car and continued to verbally assault them. Police officers began investigating after following up on the license plate number the victims were able to provide.


Occurred at 9:12 PM (7/5) – Beacon St./Summit Ave.

Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering in the area. The victims left their residence at 8 AM and returned at 5:30 PM and did not notice anything wrong at first, as their dead bolt was still secured. They then noticed several expensive items missing. The scene was processed and officers are continuing their investigation.

Occurred at 8:56 PM (7/5) – Beacon St./Washington St.

Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering in the area. The victim had been away from his apartment from 7/1, and returned yesterday evening to discover the apartment broken into and several items in disarray. Several expensive items were reported missing, and the suspect had gained access by using tools to pry the front door open. Other residents of the building reported seeing a large package outside the victim’s door on Saturday morning, and this package was found inside his apartment. The scene was processed and officers are continuing their investigation.

Occurred at 3:39 PM (7/5) – Thorndike St.

A bicycle was reported stolen sometime between 5:00 PM on 7/4 and 8:00 AM on 7/5 from the foyer of the victim’s residence. The bike was described as a GT Timberline All Terra Mountain Bike.


Occurred at 7:45 PM (7/5) – Pleasant St./Commonwealth Ave.

Several units were dispatched to the area for a 2-alarm kitchen fire. The cause of the fire was thought to be due to combustibles being too close to the flame from the stove. There were no reported injuries.

MV Accident:

Occurred at 2:26 PM (7/5) – Aspinwall Ave.

Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on Aspinwall Ave. One of the drivers was occupied with his GPS system and failed to stop at the red light, causing damage to the other driver’s side door. The first driver was issued a citation for a red light violation.



Occurred at 1:45 PM (7/3) – Chestnut Hill Ave./Dean Rd.

Officers responded to a 3-car MV crash. The operator of one of the vehicles reported she was struck from behind by a man driving a black motor vehicle who fled from the scene. The momentum from this crash caused her to strike the vehicle in front of her, which struck the vehicle in front of it. Officers observed the front of her vehicle had extensive damage, while the rear had minor scratches. The driver of the second vehicle reported that the driver of the first vehicle had come up behind her very fast and had struck her vehicle. She did not observe anyone fleeing the scene. The driver of the third vehicle reported being struck by the second, and this driver also did not observe anyone fleeing the scene. The officer issued the first driver a citation for failure to use care while stopping, and placed her under arrest for an outstanding warrant from the Cambridge District Court.

Occurred at 4:17 AM (7/3) – Harvard St./Fuller St.

An officer observed a motor vehicle traveling on Harvard St. without headlights on, which were required at that time of night. A motor vehicle stop was conducted. An odor of alcoholic beverage emanated from the vehicle, and the driver’s eyes appeared glassy and bloodshot. Upon inquiry, the driver stated that he had been drinking that evening. After further investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Occurred at 8:15 PM (7/2) – Village Way

Officers responded to the area for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving an injured pedestrian. The driver claimed to have been operating the vehicle at a slow speed, when the victim ran out in front, causing the accident. When speaking with the driver, the officer reported a strong odor of marijuana emanating from his person. He was asked if he had smoked marijuana today and if he was in possession, and he stated he had been smoking, and that he had some marijuana in his jacket pocket. He was arrested at this time, and the marijuana was located. After observing other physical signs from the driver, the officer believed the driver’s ability to safely operate his vehicle had been impaired, leading to the charge of Operation Under the Influence of Drugs.

Occurred at 6:25 PM (7/1) – Washington St./Pearl St.

An officer observed a person who is known to the department from previous interactions and has 3 active warrants. He also has a stay-away from Brookline order as a condition of his probation. The officer parked his vehicle and approached the individual on foot, and a pursuit ensued on Washington Street. Several officers were dispatched at this time as the individual continued to give chase. The individual jumped over a fence into a backyard of an apartment building, where the officers were able to apprehend him. He is being charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest, in addition to his outstanding warrants.


Occurred at 9:00 AM (7/5)- Station St.

An individual reported parking his bicycle at 6 am and returning at 7 am to discover it missing. The bike is a blue men's Univega 12 speed, with a 19" frame. It had a soft lock on the frame at the time it was stolen. It has an approximate value of $300.00

Occurred at 7:03 PM (7/4) – Dummer St.

A bicycle was reported stolen from the area, and it was last seen on 6/13. It’s a custom made GT BMX bike that was chrome in color, and the spokes are chrome as well.

Occurred at 3:00 PM (7/4) – Woodland Rd.

Officers reported to a residence for an attempted Breaking and Entering. The homeowners showed the officers a side door which had been damaged during the attempt. Police are investigating.

Occurred at 8:00 PM (6/30) – Netherlands Rd

A black Treck women’s mountain bike, valued at $800, was last seen on 6/27 and was reported missing on 6/30 from the victim’s garage.