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, September 2, 2011

9/1-9/2

Larceny:

Occurred at 12:03 PM on 9/1 – Beacon St./Summit Ave.

Officers responded to the area for a report of a larceny. The victims had left some of their personal belongs on the sidewalk while they moved into their new apartment. They unloaded all their belongings and went inside the building for no more than 5 minutes. When they came out, most of their personal items were missing, and some of their clothing was scattered all over the side walk.

It should be noted that some items were in trash bags, and since many people were moving, their items left on the sidewalk could of been mistaken as being trash. At this time, there is no description of the suspect(s).



Occurred on 8/26 – Bellingham Rd.

The victim came into the Police Station to report that some unknown person had stolen her 30' metal ladder from her side yard sometime during 9 AM and 5 PM on Friday 8/26/11. There was nothing else missing at this time.

OUI:

Occurred at 2 AM on 9/2 – Willard Rd.

An officer on patrol in the area noticed a vehicle crossing the intersection in front of him and failing to stop at the red light while doing so. The officer began following him, and noticed the driver was unable to stay within his lane and was drifting over the solid yellow lines. The driver also struck a yellow "yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk" sign. The officer then initiated a traffic stop. The driver admitted to crossing the yellow line so that he could hit the “yield to pedestrians” sign with his hand.

After further investigation it was determined that the operator was Driving Under the Influence and was placed under arrest.

Burglary:

Occurred on 9/1 – Lawton St.

Officers responded to the area for a report of a burglary. The victim stated that he had been going in and out of the apartment, moving his personal belongings to his new home in Allston.

At approximately 1 AM, he moved some items from Lawton St. to Allston. When he left he recalled locking the door. The victim then came back at approximately 2:30 AM to move more items, and again he recalls locking the front door. When he came back at approximately 6:30 AM, he noticed that the front door to the apartment was left open. When he went up to retrieve more of his personal belongings, he noticed that his LCD TV and his laptop were missing from the apartment. The suspect(s) are believed to have gained access via broken glass panel discovered near the doorknob.

Malicious Damage:

Occurred on Overnight, 8/31-9/1 – Dudley St.

Victim reports that sometime overnight on 8/31 someone defeated the gate leading to the tennis courts at the rear of her property. She discovered the gate open this morning on 9/1. Upon inspection of the gate in question and it appeared that the bracket holding the lock was removed. There appears to have been no attempt to enter the residence.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

8/26-9/1

MV Break-In

Occurred between 2:30 pm and 11:30 pm on Brookline Avenue near Parkway Road. Victim reports that their front passenger side window had been broken and that their glove compartment was open and items from within were littered on the floor. Missing from the vehicle was some loose change as well as a GPS which was taken from inside the center console. The GPS unit was not visible from the street. Brookline Detectives were called to the scene to process for prints.

Arrest

Officers stopped a vehicle after running the license plate and finding that the registered owner has a suspended license. Officers confirmed that the driver was the registered owner of the vehicle, and the subject was placed under arrest. During an inventory search of the subjects vehicle the officers located a small amount of marijuana. The operator was additionally cited in accordance with Town By-Law 94C:32L Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce.

MV Theft

Officers responded to Enterprise Rent a Car, for a report of a larceny of a motor vehicle. While an employee was busy cleaning rental cars, a subject on a bicycle drove by the employee and make a complete lap of the building.

The subject then made a second lap however this time, stopped and looked into one of the vehicle in the lot. The subject is then seen riding out of the lot, still on the bicycle. Seconds later the suspect runs back into the lot on foot, and enters the same vehicle he had been canvassing. The suspect, now operating the vehicle, reverses out of the space, and exits the parking lot turning right onto Crowning shield Rd travelling in the wrong direction. The vehicle turns left onto Adams St. The vehicle is a blue 2011 Chrysler 200C convertible (MA Reg 629JD2). This information was obtained from video surveillance. No abandoned bicycles were located near the scene.

Larceny of Bike

A woman’s “cruiser” bicycle was stolen from the 1300 block of Beacon St. The NEXT Avalon 26” bicycle was taken from the rear of the victims building. The bike was secured with a chain lock however the suspect removed the bicycle leaving the rear tire and the lock still attached to the hand rail.

Malicious Destruction

A resident of Winthrop Rd reports having malicious damage done to his vehicle. The vehicle was parked in a lot on Adding ton Rd. for the night, and when the owner went to his car in the morning he found that all 4 of his tires were flattened. He called AAA to fill his tires but they wouldn't take any air, they had been punctured. Access was not gained to the interior of the vehicle.

Found Property

A citizen, while exiting the MBTA trolley at the Coolidge Corner MBTA stop, noticed a pair of keys sitting on the trolley stop bench. The good Samaritan turned the keys over to the Brookline Police where they will be held for safe keeping.

MV Accident

3 vehicles were involved in a minor damage accident on Mountfort St. All vehicles were driven away by the operators.



A cyclist complained of neck pain after being struck by a motor vehicle on Chestnut Hill Ave on 8/31. He stated the traffic was backed up from the light and the vehicle traveling behind him struck his bicycle rear tire knocking him to the ground. All he could remember was the motor vehicle was a small red vehicle and the operator was a male with brown hair, possibly in his thirties. He believes the operator was wearing a tuxedo.

Monday, August 29, 2011

B & E Suspect
















We have secured videotape of a suspect in breaking and entering and attempts of commercial businesses from earlier this morning in the Coolidge Corner area.

The Coolidge Corner incidents were:

1. FIRE OPAL - 320 Harvard St. 0525 hrs 2011-4745 / cash taken from register. Entry via smashed front door.

2. BOTTEGA FIORENTINA 313 Harvard St. 0542 hrs. 2011- 4747 / unknown amount of cash taken from register. Entry via smashed front door.

3. COOLIDGE CORNER CLUBHOUSE - 307 Harvard St. 2011-4750 / attempt on rear door captured on video surveillance camera. Suspect unable to gain entrance and attempted other business doors without success.

Suspect appears to be a B/M, light complexion, 6', 25-35. Wearing a Blue/Purple New Era brand hat. Blk T-shirt, light blue jeans, gray sneakers w/white soles.

8/26-8/29

Larceny:

Occurred between 8/26-8/29 – Monmouth St.

A generator, a Multi-Quip MQ45, was reported missing from a construction site. The only way it could been taken was to have been towed away. The phrase “CAT 26” was on the side of it.


Burglary:

Occurred Overnight, 8/28-8/29 – Harvard St./Babcock St.

Officers who had responded to the area for a commercial break were canvassing the area speaking to restaurant owners about any suspicious activity. A business owner reviewed his surveillance footage and noticed a suspicious person on his premises at 3:46 AM. The suspect had attempted to open the rear door as well as the door to neighboring businesses and was unsuccessful. He then flees in the direction of Greenway Ct.

The suspect is described as a black male of light complexion, 6'0-6'2, 25-35y.o., medium build, and wearing a blue New-Era brand hat, black T-shirt, light-blue jeans, and grey sneakers with white soles and laces. The suspect also appears to have neck and arm tattoos.


Occurred Overnight, 8/28-8/29 – Harvard St./Babcock St.

An officer on patrol in the area noticed the glass door to the front of a business had been shattered. Money had been taken from the register. Detectives are investigating to determine whether the recent commercial breaks in the area are related.


Occurred Overnight, 8/28-8/29 – Cypress St.

An officer on patrol in the area noticed the glass door to the front of a business had been smashed by a brick. Nothing was noted missing, but there were similar breaks in Brighton around the same time with the same MO. The incidents may or may not be related at his time.


MV Accident:

Occurred at 6:30 PM on 8/27 – Kent St./Aspinwall Ave.

A vehicle traveling east on Aspinwall Ave. collided with a vehicle traveling south on Kent St. Due to conflicting accounts from the witnesses it is unclear who had the right of way and who was at fault. Significant damage occurred to both vehicles as well as to a tree, a street sign, and private property of the owner of the home in front of which the accident occurred. The driver of one vehicle was transported to the hospital.


Occurred at 4:56 PM on 8/27 – Horace James Rotary

A driver entering the Horace James Rotary was struck from behind by another vehicle. A passenger in the first vehicle was transported to the hospital, and the driver of the second was issued a citation for following too closely.


Occurred at 3:49 PM on 8/26 – Lee St.

An 18-wheeler traveling in the left lane on Lee St. swerved and struck a motor vehicle traveling in the right. The vehicle suffered serious damage and was towed, and the 18-wheeler suffered minor front bumper damage. There were no reported injuries.


OUI:

Occurred at 3:40 AM on 8/27 – Boylston St./Heath St.

An officer on patrol observed a motor vehicle pass his stationary position going very quickly. By matching the speed he was able to determine it was traveling 60 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. The operator was also observed failing to stay within marked lanes. A motor vehicle stop was initiated. After conducting further investigation, the operator was determined to be Operating Under the Influence.

8/26-8/29

Larceny:

Occurred between 8/26-8/29 – Monmouth St.

A generator, a Multi-Quip MQ45, was reported missing from a construction site. The only way it could been taken was to have been towed away. The phrase “CAT 26” was on the side of it.

Burglary:

Occurred Overnight, 8/28-8/29 – Harvard St./Babcock St.

Officers who had responded to the area for a commercial break were canvassing the area speaking to restaurant owners about any suspicious activity. A business owner reviewed his surveillance footage and noticed a suspicious person on his premises at 3:46 AM. The suspect had attempted to open the rear door as well as the door to neighboring businesses and was unsuccessful. He then flees in the direction of Greenway Ct.

The suspect is described as a black male of light complexion, 6'0-6'2, 25-35y.o., medium build, and wearing a blue New-Era brand hat, black T-shirt, light-blue jeans, and grey sneakers with white soles and laces. The suspect also appears to have neck and arm tattoos.

Occurred Overnight, 8/28-8/29 – Harvard St./Babcock St.

An officer on patrol in the area noticed the glass door to the front of a business had been shattered. Money had been taken from the register. Detectives are investigating to determine whether the recent commercial breaks in the area are related.

Occurred Overnight, 8/28-8/29 – Cypress St.

An officer on patrol in the area noticed the glass door to the front of a business had been smashed by a brick. Nothing was noted missing, but there were similar breaks in Brighton around the same time with the same MO. The incidents may or may not be related at his time.

MV Accident:

Occurred at 6:30 PM on 8/27 – Kent St./Aspinwall Ave.

A vehicle traveling east on Aspinwall Ave. collided with a vehicle traveling south on Kent St. Due to conflicting accounts from the witnesses it is unclear who had the right of way and who was at fault. Significant damage occurred to both vehicles as well as to a tree, a street sign, and private property of the owner of the home in front of which the accident occurred. The driver of one vehicle was transported to the hospital.

Occurred at 4:56 PM on 8/27 – Horace James Rotary

A driver entering the Horace James Rotary was struck from behind by another vehicle. A passenger in the first vehicle was transported to the hospital, and the driver of the second was issued a citation for following too closely.

Occurred at 3:49 PM on 8/26 – Lee St.

An 18-wheeler traveling in the left lane on Lee St. swerved and struck a motor vehicle traveling in the right. The vehicle suffered serious damage and was towed, and the 18-wheeler suffered minor front bumper damage. There were no reported injuries.

OUI:

Occurred at 3:40 AM on 8/27 – Boylston St./Heath St.

An officer on patrol observed a motor vehicle pass his stationary position going very quickly. By matching the speed he was able to determine it was traveling 60 mph in a posted 35 mph zone. The operator was also observed failing to stay within marked lanes. A motor vehicle stop was initiated. After conducting further investigation, the operator was determined to be Operating Under the Influence.

Tropical Storm Update

From NSTAR, the following areas are without power:

286 customers at Welland Road. Status: partially completed

326 partial - Newton St (NSTAR lists this area as Chestnut Hill, some homes may be in Newton). Status: partially completed.

All police cruisers have cleared downed wires.

A full compliment of tree crews (12) are still working, and 122 trees or significant portion of trees have fallen. There are thousands of limbs and branches throughout the town.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Storm Impact update, 5:00PM

Brookline Emergency Management Team has released the latest data from the effects of Irene. As of 5:00PM Police responded to over 140 calls for service since 0800 hrs. 106 trees or limbs have fallen in town and we currently have 12 cruisers standing by downed wires. DPW crews with tree crews are busy cleaning up.
Power is out in the Newton St, Cypress St and "Pill Hill" areas of town.
NSTAR has a list of 13 locations in Town that have been determined as priority sites. NSTAR has responded to the top five locations. They are doing the best they can, but they have approximately 175,000 customers without service system wide.