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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at

Friday, September 23, 2011


MV Crash:

Occurred on 9/22 at 1:34 PM – Aspinwall Ave./Perry St.

Vehicle 1 was traveling east on Aspinwall Ave. and vehicle 2 was traveling north on Perry St. Perry St has a stop sign in both directions. V2 failed to stop and yield the right of way to V1. V2 was struck by V1 and redirected on its side to 150 Aspinwall Ave causing damage to a fence and some shrubbery. The operator of V2 was issued a citation for Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign, and Failing to Yield to a M/V at an intersection. The operator of V2 and her passenger were taken to the hospital for an evaluation. Photos of the crash were taken. A surveillance video shows that that V2 stopped at the stop sign, but then proceeded into the intersection when it was not clear to do so. The driver of V1 could not stop in time.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011



Occurred on 9/20 at 5 PM – Washington St./Harvard St.

A mother stated that she was walking down Washington St southbound towards Kent St after picking up her two year old daughter from day care. While near the UPS store on Washington St., in Brookline Village, the mother said she noticed a man walking his bicycle across Washington St. He then got back on his bike, and began pedaling down the sidewalk towards her and her daughter.

As the male approached, he reached over while riding the bicycle and slapped her daughter on the side of her head causing her to become upset and cry. He continued to pedal on the sidewalk, north on Washington St. towards the Brookline Police Station.

The following description of the suspect was supplied:

White Male, in his 40s, over 5'8", brown hair, short mustache and beard, wearing a black fleece coat and tan pants. This male was pedaling a black bicycle (type unknown). This male also had what looked to be a "banged up" left side of his face. It appeared this male had suffered a "major injury" to his left side of his face.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Press Release: Liquor Stings

The Brookline Police Department will be conducting liquor stings, which involve liquor compliance checks starting now throughout the year. These stings will be conducted at all liquor licensed establishments, including package stores, restaurants and variety stores. These compliance checks are part of the duties of the department’s liquor control officer and will be done on a continuous basis throughout the year.

Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility. Compliance checks reassure youths do not have easy access to alcohol and that people over 21 years of age are not buying alcohol for underage youths, including employees and liquor license holders. Such activities and frequent oversight of alcohol retailers increases compliances.

Thank you,

Brookline Police Department


MV Theft:

Occurred on 9/19 – Winslow Rd./Commonwealth Ave.

The victim had parked his car on Winslow Rd. just before the corner of Commonwealth Ave at approximately 4:45 PM. When he returned at approximately 5:35 PM he observed that the rear passenger side window was smashed and a backpack that was on the back seat that contained a laptop was missing. There was also a brick on the rear driver’s side seat.

Monday, September 19, 2011



Occurred on 9/18 at 7:54 PM – Coolidge Corner

Officers responded to a report that there had just been a fight and there was an injured person. A suspect was located near the victim and he told officers he was involved in the fight. He then removed a small pocket knife from his pants pocket. Witnesses observed the suspect throwing the victim on the ground and kicking him. He was placed under arrest for 2 counts of Assault and Battery with a deadly weapon.

MV Theft:

Occurred at 9/18 at 1:19 AM – Beaver County Day School

Officers responded to the area for a reported breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The caller stated that he lives behind the Beaver Country Day School's parking lot. He heard loud noises coming from the parking lot. He looked out to see what the noise was and observed three males standing around a silver sedan in the parking lot. The caller decided to drive over to the parking lot, and observed one of the males had a fire extinguisher in his hand and was spraying it all over the sedan. The other male had a baseball bat in one hand, and was banging on the window with his other hand, yelling something at a male sitting in the driver's seat of the vehicle. At this time the males saw the caller and attempted to flee the area in the silver sedan. He was able to record the license plate.

Officers entered one of the school buses in the parking lot because the door was ajar in attempt to further investigate. The odor of freshly burnt cigarettes and intoxicating liquor were on the bus. A second bus door also appeared to be ajar. There appeared to be damage to the side of the school building.

Officers then made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle, who reported her son had control of the vehicle that evening. Her son reported that his friends had borrowed the vehicle that evening. The vehicle was discovered in the parking lot of Star Market, and was covered in a white powder, consistent with what is sprayed from a fire extinguisher. The investigation is ongoing.

Occurred at 9/16 at 10:25 PM – High St.

Officers responded to the area for a breaking and entering in progress. The description given was a black male in a black T-shirt and jeans. An individual matching the description was located hiding inside of the front bushes next to the side entrance walk way of 183 High St.

The victim stated that she heard banging coming from outside and it sounded like there was someone banging on her windows trying to gain access to her apartment. It stopped, and she then heard banging at the rear door of her apartment. She opened the rear door and a black male began to walk into her apartment. The victim pushed the suspect back outside, slammed the door shut, locked it, and immediately notified 911. The suspect continued walking around the sidewalk way to the rear entrance banging on all the windows yelling to be let in. The victim heard a window shatter, and shortly after police arrived on scene. The suspect is being charged with Breaking and Entering Night time with Intent to Commit a Felony, as well as Malicious Damage.


Occurred on 9/19 at 12:34 PM – Hammond Park Parkway

Officers responded for a past burglary in order to take a report. At approximately 11:30 AM the building manager noticed a stain on the carpeted floor outside the trash room, which is next to the victim’s apartment. He entered the trash room and observed a large hole, which was large enough to reach through and unlock the door, in the sheet rock wall connected to the apartment. Contact was made with the resident, and it was apparent that there had been a break-in as property was strewn about all rooms in the apartment.


Occurred on 9/18 – Brook St.

Officers responded to the area for a reported larceny. The victims stated there was someone home all day until 7:15 PM. At 10 PM, one of the roommates returned and realized that they his been broken into.

One of the roommates stated that his window fan which was attached to the side window, and accessible via the alleyway, was pushed into his room. Laptops and other electronics were reported stolen from several rooms.

Occurred after 9/9 - Freeman St

Officers reported to the area for a reported larceny. The victim noticed that two snow blowers that he stores outside his back door had been removed. He reported suspicious behavior in the area last weekend.

On 9/10/11, he discovered that the trash barrels behind their building had been loaded with construction debris. He is aware that this type of waste must be disposed of at a dump, and he states no one on his property is currently having work done. Amongst the debris he located a bag of trash that contained discarded mail addressed to an individual in Wilmington. The victim believes that this and the snow blowers incident may be related because the trash barrels are in close proximity to where the snow blowers were stored. The investigation is ongoing.

Occurred between 914-9/15 – Heath St.

The victim parked his vehicle in his driveway at 8 PM on 9/14 and noticed at 9 PM on 9/15 that someone broke into his vehicle. The steering column was damaged and a screwdriver was on the ground near the front passenger door. It appeared if someone was trying to hot wire the vehicle. The rear passenger side vent window was smashed. Nothing was taken out of the vehicle.


Occurred on 9/18 at 8:50 PM – Beacon St./Powell St.

Officers reported to the area for a reported attempted robbery. The victim was approached by the suspect who at first appeared to be asking for directions, but then a few minutes later attempted to grab her purse. An individual was observed who closely matched the description of the suspect, in the John Street public parking lot. Upon seeing the marked cruiser, the suspect began to run. He was eventually detained and placed under arrest for Assault & Battery with the Intent to Rob.

Occurred on 9/15 at 2:30 PM – Park St.

Officers responded to a robbery of a bicycle that had occurred. The victim and caller reported that a white male with long hair took his bike after putting him in a headlock and may have gone into one of the addresses in the area. The surrounding alleyway leading to a number of buildings connected by a courtyard were searched at which time the suspect came out of a side door leading to the alleyway and walked directly into two officers. The suspect was asked who he was with at the time of the incident and stated that he was with his friend, who he believed had gone into the building. He appeared to be sweating profusely at the time he was located and questioned.

The bicycle was located in an alley, and officers continued to search for the suspect’s friend, who was discovered on the roof of a neighborhood in the area. Both were charged with Unarmed Robbery.