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Friday, October 21, 2011



Occurred on 10/21 at 5:05 AM – Beacon St./Corey Rd.

Officers responded to a dispute between cab drivers, reported to be in the area. In canvassing the area, one taxi cab was located and a motor vehicle stop was effected. The driver stated that he had just had a dispute with another cab driver. He went on to say that the other driver had initially been dispatched to 1750 Beacon Street, but took too long getting to the address. This driver stated that he then saw the customer and offered her a ride in his cab. After assisting her and her luggage into the cab, the taxi that was initially dispatched arrived. The other driver then began kicking his cab, took his keys from the ignition, and pulled him from the cab. He stated that once out of the cab, the other driver began pushing him and kicked him in the left upper leg with a shod foot. This driver knew the assailant, and the other cab was dispatched to return to the area.

The suspect was charged with the following:

A&B Dangerous Weapon, To-Wit Shod Foot'

Assault and Battery

Thursday, October 20, 2011

860 Commonwealth Ave. Larceny Arrests

TO: Media

FR: Brookline Police Department

RE: 860 Commonwealth Ave. Larceny Arrests

At approximately 2 pm on October 20th, officers responded to 860 Commonwealth Avenue, the East Coast Alpine store, for a reported larceny. 3 black males had reportedly taken a cell phone off the counter and fled towards Kenmore Square. Officers in the area located the 3 suspects at the Radio Shack at 730 Commonwealth Ave. approximately 10 minutes later. When officers approached the suspects, two fled from that location. One was stopped by Boston University police at the rear of 705 Commonwealth Ave.

During the arrest of the first suspect at Radio Shack, a Brookline officer suffered a minor leg injury and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital. The suspect was also transported to Beth Israel Hospital after receiving an OC spray exposure from one of the Brookline officers. A Boston University officer also suffered an injury during the arrest of the second suspect and is being treated at the BU clinic at 930 Commonwealth Avenue.

Further information will be available following the completion of the police report.

Press Release: Arrest

TO: Media

FR: Brookline Police Department

RE: Arrest in Motor Vehicle Breaks and Larcenies cases

The Brookline Police Department has recently made an arrest where the individual is suspected in several motor vehicle breaks and larcenies. On October 17th, at 8:19 AM, Brookline Dispatch received a call for a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in progress in the rear of 78 Monmouth Street. The caller stated that she could see a black male on a bicycle breaking into a car in the rear of the building. The first officer on the scene observed the male subject, who had a knife in one hand, looking into the vehicle and removing his hand from the broken window of the vehicle. The lights on the vehicle were flashing; however the audible alarm had stopped sounding. The suspect was identified as Charles Welsh, a 56 year old male from Roxbury in Boston. At this time, Welsh was transported to the Brookline Police Station.

The bicycle that Welsh had with him had two saddle bags attached. The saddle bags consisted of a number of hand tools commonly used in crimes against property. Upon returning to the Brookline Police Station and inventorying the rest of the property found on him, there were items found that clearly did not belong to Welsh.

ID cards were found belonging to a female whose vehicle was broken into on Medfield Street in Boston on October 16th. Gift cards were found belonging to a female who reported her purse had been stolen on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston 2 weeks ago. The bicycle helmet the suspect was wearing was found belonging to a female who’s bicycle was reported stolen from Columbia Street in Brookline on October 16th. A pair of Bruins tickets (which were later determined to be counterfeit, as the ticket holders were in possession of their tickets) was also discovered on his person. Finally, the bicycle he was on matches the description of a bicycle stolen in Brookline from Verndale St on October13th.

Welsh is being charged with the following offenses:

266:16 - Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle

266:49 - Possession of Burglarious Tools

266:60 - Receiving Stolen Property (5 counts)

267:2 - Counterfeiting (2 counts)

A Criminal Application has been filed with the Brookline District Court for the above listed offenses.


B&E Motor Vehicle:

Occurred at 10:15 PM on 10/19 – Perry St.

Officers responded to a reported motor vehicle break. The passenger front door window was smashed and the console was open. A GPS and several DVD’s and CD’s were stolen. A neighbor reported hearing a loud crash at 10:15 PM but believed it was a tree branch.

Occurred Overnight, 10/18-10/19 – Newton St.

A victim reported that she found the rear passenger side window of her vehicle, which was parked in her driveway, smashed when she went out to use the car. A bag containing an iPod was stolen.

This area has seen a recent rise in motor vehicle breaks. Please make sure vehicles are locked, and no valuable items are left inside.

MV Crash/Hit & Run:

Occurred on 10/19 at 10:17AM – Coolidge Corner

Officers responded to a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident that had just occurred at Coolidge Corner. The suspect's vehicle was described as a black Brookline taxi cab, which fled east on Beacon St. In a canvas of the area, the suspect's vehicle was located on St. Paul St., with damages to its right front light assembly and bumper. After being confronted, the driver of the cab confessed and was cited with Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



Occurred on 10/18 at 12:53 PM – TJ Maxx (525 Harvard St.)

Officers were dispatched to TJ Maxx for a report of a shoplifter being held by security. The suspect was observed on camera ripping the tags off of shirts in the Men's Department, and then taking the shirts and hiding them amongst other shirts on the rack. He then proceeded to the checkout area and paid for a pair of pants, which the cashier placed into a bag after the purchase. The suspect then returned to the same area of the Men's department and placed the hidden shirts into the bag he was given at checkout. He was confronted at the exit and held in the security office.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


B&E&L- Motor Vehicle:

Occurred Overnight, 10/17-10/18 – Woodland Rd.

Officers responded for 2 reported motor vehicle breaks in that occurred overnight. In the first report, the right front passenger window of the vehicle had been smashed, and a laptop computer was stolen. In the second, the right front passenger window of the vehicle was shattered and a flight bag was stolen from the passenger compartment.

Monday, October 17, 2011


B&E of MV:

Occurred on 10/15 at 10:59 AM – Hawes St.

Officers responded to a reported breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was left at 8:30 PM on 10/14, and when the victim returned to it at 11 AM on 10/15, she discovered that the passenger side window had been smashed by a hammer which was located on the floor of the vehicle. A GPS was reported missing.