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, August 19, 2011
Occurred at 9:57 PM on 8/18 – St. Mary’s St./Park Dr.
Officers on patrol in the area due to the rise in construction site thefts observed a dark colored pickup truck near a construction site. A male was seen inside the sectioned off area where the workers keep their equipment. He was then observed throwing a large object into his truck and driving away down an alley.
He was observed not using his turn signal appropriately, so officers were able to pull him over. Scrap metal and construction tools and equipment were observed in plain view in the rear of the extended cab of the truck. Leo Henry and Paul Miller will be charged with the following crimes:
-Possession of Burglarious Tools, 266 s49
-Trespassing, 266 s120
-Receiving Stolen Property over $250, MGL 266 s60
-Larceny ovey $250, MGL 266 s30
Occurred on 8/18 – Centre Street Parking Lot
A meter maid reported being assaulted as she tried to write a ticket out for a driver. The driver pushed the maid on the shoulder. Dan Shatil of Brookline will be summonsed into District Court for Assault and Battery on a Public Employee.
Breaking and Entering and Larceny of Motor Vehicle:
Occurred Overnight, 8/17-8/18 – Upland Rd.
An officer on patrol was approach by a victim who reported her vehicle had been broken into overnight. Keys and loose change were among the items stolen.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Occurred at 10:55 AM on 8/17– Pond Ave.
Officers were dispatched to the area for a larceny of a delivery truck. The drivers left the truck unattended for a few moments while making deliveries, and returned to discover two packages missing. Surveillance video from the area captured a white male, wearing a black sweatshirt, camouflage shorts, white sneakers, white baseball cap and sunglasses, approach the delivery truck. He was seen trying the rear tailgate, discovering it locked, then entering the truck through the passenger side door, and finally exiting the truck with the two packages. He was determined to be driving a white vehicle. This case is currently under investigation.
Occurred between 8/15 and 8/17 – Browne St.
A resident of the apartment building returned home to discover his neighbor’s door left open. Upon further inspection he noticed pry marks and realized the apartment had been burglarized. He notified the police, who are investigating.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Occurred at 12:03 AM on 8/14 – High St.
Several callers reported a disturbance at a party in their apartment complex. When officers arrived, they observed a male flailing his arms in an aggressive manner hitting the people around him. It appeared as though he was trying to get back into the apartment. He was subdued and immobilized on the floor for his and officers’ safety.
Through interview of witnesses, it was learned that the male was the DJ at the party. A cell phone had gone missing, and he was suspected of stealing it. He was confronted and became violent, swinging his fists in an attempt to hit people. The party goers were able to get him out of the apartment, but he was attempting to get back in right when the police arrived. He was arrested for Simple Assault and Battery and being a Disorderly Person.
Occurred at 2:30 AM on 8/17 – Thorndike St./Lawton St.
Officers responded to a business in the area for general burglar alarm. There was a hole discovered in the glass in the front door, which was believed to have used to enter and exit the building. The cash register drawers were missing.
Occurred on 8/14 – Boylston St./Reservoir Rd.
Officers responded to the area for a reported burglary of a business. The storeowner was contacted by a friend who was walking past the store at night and noticed the front door to be ajar. The owner then came to the store and observed it was kicked in, so she called the police. Change from the register was reported missing.
Breaking and Entering:
Occurred at 3:30 AM on 8/17 – Beacon St./Kent St.
An officer on patrol observed suspicious activity from 3 individuals walking in the area. He began to follow them, and when several other officers arrived, they approached the individuals, who were walking rigidly and appeared very nervous. One was observed to have a bulging pocket with wires sticking out of the pocket. After a pat frisk for weapons due to this individuals suspicious behavior, a knife as well as a GPS with it’s cables still attached were discovered. The other two were then pat frisked as well, and another knife as well as a flashlight were discovered.
By using the home feature, the owner of the GPS was contacted. The 3 individuals were arrested for B&E&L of a MV, Poss. of Stolen Property: over $250.00, and Possession of Burglarious Tools.
Occurred Overnight, 8/14-815 – Davis Ave.
A car was parked overnight and the owner returned the next morning to discover the front and rear driver side windows were smashed. Nothing was reported taken.
Occurred between 8/13 and 8/14 – Bonard Rd.
A victim reported his vehicle had been broken into. He had parked it the night before, and returned to it the next night and discovered a screwdriver in the ignition, and his GPS, 4 CD’s, and loose change missing.
Occured Overnight, 8/12- 8/13 – Elba St.
Officers responded to the area for a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim reported her car alarm went off at 1 AM, and she went to shut it off, and forgot to lock the garage door. The next day, her husband noticed the vehicle had been rifled through and loose change was missing. It is unclear if the alarm went off due to the breaking and entering, or if the break happened after the alarm had gone off and the victim forgot to lock the garage door.
Occurred at 7:04 AM on 8/16 – Harvard St./Longwood Ave.
A vehicle traveling west on Longwood Ave. approached the crosswalk on Harvard St. A pedestrian was crossing in it, but the driver reported not seeing him due to being fatigued. The pedestrian was struck, but did not report any injuries and refused medical attention. The driver was issued a citation for Failure to Stop for Pedestrian in Crosswalk.
Occurred at 4:28 PM on 8/15 – Newton St./Grove St.
A motor vehicle turned left from Grove St. onto Newton St. was struck by a driver who had gone through the red light on Newton St. Both drivers were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.
Occurred at 1 AM on 8/15 – Boylston St./Chestnut Hill Ave.
Officers responded to the area for a single MV accident. The driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and the vehicle jumped the median and struck a utility pole at the intersection of Chestnut Hill Ave. The vehicle sustained extensive damage, and the driver was transported to the hospital.
Occurred between 8/1 and 8/16 – St. Mary’s St./Beacon St.
A project manager reported several tools missing from a construction site. The items were worth several thousand. This is the 4th larceny reported by this company in the last 3 months, the most recent being on Monmouth St. between 7/29 and 8/1. There, a project manager for a construction project reported having several expensive materials missing from his site. The master locks had been pried off the locked containers that they were in. There was no visible damage and no suspicious activity reported in the area over those few days.
Occurred on 8/12 – Kenwood Rd.
On 8/11, a person reported his bicycle stolen. The next day, the victim reported seeing his bicycle for sale on Craig’s List. He set up a meeting time and place with the seller, and officers went with him to the meeting spot to apprehend the suspect, who was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property over $250.