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, July 22, 2011
Occurred between 11:55 AM and 2 PM on 7/21 – Milton Rd.
A caller reported his son’s bicycle, a 21-speed Giant mountain bike which was gray, had been stolen out of his garage. The garage had a padlock on it which was not locked.
Occurred at 4:10 AM 7/22 – Juniper St.
A caller reported seeing his cousin’s motorcycle pushed over, causing scratches and scrapes. The cousins knew the suspect and reported the name to the police. The police brought her in for larceny of a motor vehicle, and malicious injury to a motor vehicle.
Occurred Overnight 7/21-7/22 – Harvard St./Webster Pl.
An officer reported a store window broken. An employee reported another had reportedly locked up the night before. There was nothing reported missing and no other damage to the store. There was no surveillance equipment in the store.
A Parks Department worker was bit on the leg by an off-leash dog while working in the park on Monday. Police are looking for the owner, described as a white male in his 40s with a goatee, and the dog, described as a small black poodle. Anyone with information is asked to call P.O. Pierre Verrier, at 617-730-2730.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
First robbery occurred on 7-8-2011 at approximately 1:30 AM. The victim in this robbery was a 35 year old female. She was walking down Brookline Ave. from the Fenway area and entered Brookline. As she approached the area of the Lynch Recreation Center, she was grabbed from behind by a subject, who grabbed her handbag and dragged her to the ground. There was a struggle for several minutes and the victim was able to hold onto her bag. Suspect in this case is described as a black male in his teens, 5-8 to 5-10 wearing jeans, a plaid shirt with a red color in his hat and sneakers. There was also a second male subject observed running away
On 7-21-2011, there were two robberies. The first occurred on Perry Street (opposite the park) at 1:00 AM. In this robbery, the victim age 19 and her boyfriend also age 19 had just parked their car, and were walking back to the area of Perry and Brook Sts. When the victims turned onto Perry St from Brook Street they noticed two black males wearing dark clothing, black shorts and black T-shirt with baseball caps. The culprits had walked out of an alleyway that leads to the rear of 13 Perry Street. As the victim approached the doorway at 13 Perry Street, she was attacked from behind and the victim’s purse was forcibly pulled from her shoulder. One of the two suspects in this case appeared to be carrying a small handgun. While the victim was being robbed of her purse, the victim’s boyfriend was held in the doorway and prevented from alerting anyone. One of the suspects in this robbery was wearing a white T-shirt.
On 7-21-2011 at 2:00 AM there was another robbery that occurred in Olmstead Park opposite 77 Pond Avenue. The victim in this case was a 20 year old male. He was sitting in the park on a bench for about 10 minutes, when he was approached from the rear by 2 unknown males. These subjects put a metal object to his neck. The victim believed that this was the barrel of a handgun. The suspects told the victim not to move or turn around and they demanded his money. The victim did say he heard car doors and a vehicle drive off.
The pedestrian, whose name is still unknown, suffered serious injuries after being struck while attempting to cross the street. He is in stable but grave condition. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Beth Israel and was treated and released.
The Brookline Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying the victim. He is described as a 50-60 year old white male, approximately 5’10-5’11” in height and weighing 200 lbs. He has blue eyes, brown/gray wavy hair, and stubble on his chin. He also has a cobra tattoo on his left arm.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Brookline Police at 617-730-2222.
Occurred at 2:03 AM on 7/21 – Pond Ave.
A man reported being robbed at gunpoint in Olmstead Park. The thieves made off with cash and credit cards. The victim was not able to report a description of the thieves. This is related to the incident on Perry St (below), as well as the incident on Brookline Ave. and Aspinwall Ave. on 7/8.
The victim at Brookline Ave. was walking at 1:36 AM near the park when a male attempted to steal her purse.He was described as a black male, late teens, approximately 5'8"-5'10" in height. He was accompanied by a second male which the victim was unable to describe.
Reported at 1:23 AM on 7/21 – Perry St.
A woman reported being robbed at gunpoint in front of her apartment building. The male that was with her was also attacked. The thieves made off with her purse which contained cash and credit cards. The first suspect was described as a black male, wearing dark clothing, black shorts, black t-shirt, and a baseball cap or "du-rag". The second suspect was also described as a black male, wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, and a dark baseball cap with red markings on the front.
Occured at 8:53 PM on 7/20 - Boylston St.
A male was struck while attempting to cross Boylston St. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. The driver was also taken to the hospital, and was treated and released.
Occurred at 10:00 PM on 7/20 – Davis Ave./Cypress St.
Officers observed an individual near a bicycle and determined he was attempting to steal it. A pair of pliers was protruding from his pocket. The individual claimed the bicycle was given to him at no cost, but the bicycle appears to be new and valued very highly so his story appears to be inconsistent. After further investigation, he was arrested for Attempted Larceny. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were also found on his person, so he was further charged with Possession of Class B (crack cocaine).
Reported on 7/20 – Harrison St.
A caller reported two of his childrens' bicycles were missing from the side of his home.
Occured Overnight, 7/18-7/19 – Bellingham Rd.
A motor vehicle in the area was reported broken into. The passenger side window was smashed, and an iPad was taken.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Occurred at 7:13 PM (7/19) – Tappan St.
A caller reported returning home to find her apartment door unlocked and several expensive electronics missing. A next door neighbor reported a suspicious individual in the building who may or may not be connected with the theft.
Occurred at 9:34 PM (7/19) – Toxteth Street
A blue Trek 6.3 bicycle with black rims and a rear LED light was reported stolen from the area.
Occurred Overnight (7/18-7/19) – Weybridge St.
A blue Schwinn Ranger bicycle was reported stolen from the area.
Occurred Overnight (7/18-7/19) – Baker Circle
A caller reported his laptop had been stolen from his vehicle sometime overnight. He had accidently left his windows rolled down the night before.
Reported at 6:55 PM (7/17) – Cypress St./High St.
A license was found and is being held at the station for safekeeping.
Hot Weather Tips are offered
BROOKLINE, MA – With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s on both Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, 2011, the Brookline Emergency Management Team is opening the following cooling centers.
Brookline Public Safety Building Community Room 350 Washington Street
24 hrs a day, 7 days a week
Brookline Senior Center 93 Winchester Street
Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
The Public Libraries of Brookline
Main: 361 Washington St
Monday through Thursday, 10am-9pm
Friday, 10 am-5 pm
Coolidge Corner Branch:31 Pleasant St
Monday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:30am to 5 pm.
Putterham Branch:959 West Roxbury Parkway
Monday and Wednesday: 1-9 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday 10 am- 5 pm
For residents of 61 Park Street, 90 Longwood Avenue, 50 Pleasant Street, 190 Harvard Street, the Brookline Housing Authority will have their air conditioned community rooms available for residents.
The Brookline Pool, 60 Tappan Street, also is open. During “open swim” hours, Brookline residents can use the pool free of charge during a heat alert. Please call 617-713-5435 for specific hours.
In addition, the Brookline Department of Public Health is advising the public of the following:
Tips for Preventing Heat Related Illnesses:
• NEVER leave children or pets alone in a closed, parked vehicle.
• Slow down, avoid strenuous activity.
• Avoid too much sun.
• Plan outdoor games and activities for early morning or evening.
• Avoid extreme temperature changes.
• Stay indoors as much as possible and use air conditioners to cool the air. When the temperature is in the 90’s, fans will not prevent heat related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath is a better way to cool off.
• Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing that will cover as much skin as possible.
• Protect face and head by wearing a wide brimmed hat.
• Drink plenty of fluids, even if you do not feel thirsty, and avoid alcoholic beverages, drinks with caffeine and large amounts of sugar—these actually cause you to lose more body fluid.
• Use your stove less and try to cook your meals in the cooler part of the day.
• Although any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others.
• Check regularly on:
o Infants and young children
o People aged 65 or older
o People who have a mental illness
o Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure
• Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.
• KEEP COOL – Spend as much time as you can in cooler surroundings
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Occurred at 4:11 PM (7/18) – Horace James Circle
Officers responded to a hit and run of a cyclist. The victim was transported to the hospital, and he was able to relay a license plate number to the police. Officers went to the home of the registered owner of the vehicle. It was revealed that she did stop after the accident, but went home to decide how to proceed. Officers issued her a citation for Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury and a Property Damage Incident.
Occurred at 3:25 PM (7/18) – Beverly Rd.
Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident in the area. The victim was transported to the hospital with very serious injuries. The vehicle she was driving was found crashed into a tree up the street from where she was found. The accident is currently under investigation.
Occurred at 7:48 AM (7/19) – Babcock St.
Officers responded to a reported vehicle break-in. A wallet was stolen, but a GPS unit was left behind.
Occurred at 5:45 PM (7/18) – Independence Drive.
Officers responded to a reported vehicle break-in. A GPS unit as well as important documents were reported stolen.
Occurred at 2:30 PM (7/18) – Monmouth St.
Officers responded to the area for a reported vehicle break-in. The driver’s side window was smashed, but it still unclear how the damage was caused. Nothing was taken, even though valuable items were in plain view.
Occurred at 1:15 PM (7/18) – Beacon St./St. Paul St.
Officers responded to a reported larceny. The victim reported her pocketbook was stolen out of her office. At the same time, another victim reported her pocketbook stolen from the same building.
Surveillance footage of the suspect using stolen credit cards was retrieved and an investigation commenced. The suspect was seen driving away, and officers followed up by going to the home where the vehicle was registered. There, they found the suspect in possession of stolen items from both victims. A package from an address across the street from where the thefts occurred was also retrieved from the vehicle. The suspect will be summonsed to court for 3 counts of Larceny.
Occurred between 6/27 and 7/17 Reported on (7/18) – St. Paul St.
Officers responded for a reported larceny. Several expensive electronics were stolen from his apartment, and officers are following up with a renovation company who was working in the building, during which time the victim had to temporarily live at another location.
Occurred on 7/15 between 6 AM and 3:30 PM, Reported on 7/18 – Egmont St.
There was a reported larceny of jewelry. Officers are following up with a renovation company who was working in the building.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Occurred at 10:52 AM on 7/16 – Beacon St./Harvard St.
An officer discovered a wallet on the sidewalk at the above intersection. It is being held at the station for safekeeping.
Occurred at 2:12 AM on 7/17 – Cypress St.
A caller observed the rear door of a restaurant to be smashed. Officers responded to the scene and discovered the cash register had been cleaned out. After viewing store surveillance, officers are continuing their investigation.
Occurred at 4:15 PM on 7/15 – Kent St.
Officers responded to the area for a reported Breaking and Entering and Burglary. The victim left her apartment for 2 hours and returned to find her apartment door had been pried open and several valuables were missing.
When the officers arrived, they discovered the apartment next door had also been broken into, and several valuables were also missing. Both scenes as well as the foyer of the building were processed and the investigation is continuing.
Occurred at 12:43 AM on 7/17 – Boylston St./Chestnut Hill Ave.
An officer on patrol observed a motor vehicle speeding, conducting lane changes where not allowed, and attempting to pass on the right. When a stop was conducted, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech from the driver. After further investigation, he was placed under arrest.
Occurred at 11:26 AM on 7/17 – St. Paul St./Sewall Ave.
Officers responded to the area for a motor vehicle accident. One vehicle was traveling on Sewall Ave when it was struck by another on the side. The vehicle that was struck was then propelled into a third vehicle, which was parked. There were no injuries reported.
Occurred at 2:51 PM on 7/15 – Beacon St./Dean St.
Officers responded to the area for a motor vehicle accident. Vehicle 1 had a green signal and proceeded through the intersection, when Vehicle 2 on the cross street made a right turn on the red signal, colliding with Vehicle 1. Four individuals were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.
Occurred at 4:15 PM on 7/17 – Brookline Ave./Aspinwall Ave.
Officers responded to the area for a reported motor vehicle break-in. The victim reported a backpack missing.
Occurred at 4:00 PM on 7/17 – Brookline Ave./Parkway Rd.
Officers responded to the area for a reported motor vehicle break-in. The owners of the vehicle parked it and returned half an hour later to find the front passenger window smashed and a cell phone was taken. The investigation is continuing.
Occurred on 10:30 AM on 7/16 – Auburn St.
Officers responded to the area for a reported motor vehicle break-in. The victim stated that sometime overnight someone had smashed her rear windshield, and a brick was discovered on the floor of the car. Nothing was reported missing. The investigation is continuing.