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Friday, November 4, 2011


Disorderly Conduct:

Occurred on 11/4 at 2:57 AM – Washington Square

Officers responded for a report of a disturbance outside of the Golden Temple restaurant. Upon arrival, they discovered 4 males, one of whom was intoxicated. He was loud and unruly, and was challenging any passerby on the street to a fight.

The 3 other males reported the intoxicated male approached them for a lighter, and then caused a scene when he was unable to obtain one.

He was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct.


Occurred on 10/28 – Woodland Rd.

Officers responded for a reported larceny. The victim stated that several weeks ago she placed an order on-line from Neiman Marcus. When the package didn’t arrive, she called them and they informed her that Fed Ex delivered the package at 4:12 PM on October 28th. The victim believes her package was stolen.

Occurred on 11/3 at 3:42 PM – Stop & Shop (155Harvard St.)

Officers responded for a call of shoplifting that had occurred. A description was given out of a dark colored vehicle taking a right on Harvard St out of the parking lot of Stop & Shop, and the license plate was obtained.

The manager stated that a white male in his early twenties had approached the counter and wanted to return a box of Swiffer cleaners. After giving the suspect the cash back, the manager felt something was wrong, and so followed him into the parking lot to obtain a license plate number. He then went to the aisle where the cleaning products were and realized that there two boxes of Swiffer cleaning products were missing. The suspect was also observed on surveillance video leaving the store with two cleaning boxes and a brown bag with unknown items in a shopping carriage.

The query of the vehicle registration was run, and a copy of the video is being provided.

Thursday, November 3, 2011



Occurred on 11/2 at 2:30 PM – Rubin’s Deli (500 Harvard St.)

Officers responded to the area for a man that had run out on his bill at Rubin’s deli for a huge catering order. He was described as a white male wearing a green army jacket and khaki pants, and was running down Russell St and being chased by an employee. Officers located a male matching the description.

He was asked where he was coming from, and he stated he was just chased by the manager from Rubin's. He was sweating profusely and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was coming from him. He stated he was planning on paying for the goods with his credit card. While inside waiting for his order, he became upset and decided he didn't want the order anymore and left the store. He was then chased out of the store by the manager and was told to stop. He appeared agitated and kept saying he didn't like the way they were talking to him in the deli. He didn't have any cash on him, but stated he was going to pay for the deli meat, with his credit card.

After further investigation, the male was placed into protective custody.

Occurred on 10/26 – Washington St./Kent St.

Officers took a larceny report. The victim stated she ordered clothes from approximately two weeks ago. After she had not received the package, she contacted the postal service, who stated that the package had been delivered on Wednesday, 10/26/2011, at 12:30pm, and was left outside. She arrived home at 5:30pm, and the package was not there.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011



Occurred on 11/1 at 9 AM – Dummer St./Amory St.

An individual stated she had her wristlet stolen from her purse this morning, and her credit card was used fraudulently in Watertown at the Filene’s.

She parked her car on Amory St. around 9:00am at a meter between Commonwealth Ave and Dummer St., and used change from her wristlet to pay for it. She then placed it back in her purse and walked towards home. Near the intersection of Dummer St. and Amory St., the victim remembered bumping into a man and a woman who were together. She could not provide a detailed description of either party except the male was in his late 20s to 30 years of age, and the female was wearing a winter ski hat with ear flaps.

When she arrived at work she realized her wristlet was missing. She contacted her bank and learned that her that her credit card had been used fraudulently. Filene’s is working on retrieving a surveillance video.

Occurred on 10/31 – Lowell Rd.

A town employee who works at the high school reported parking his vehicle at 6 AM. When he returned at approximately 2:45 PM, he noticed the front plate had been removed. The screws holding the plate to the vehicle were broken in half and still attached to the vehicle, indicating that the plate had been forcibly removed. No other damage had occurred to the truck.


Occurred on 10/31 at 2:30 PM – Harvard St./Vernon St.

A bank teller reported that an individual attempted to cash a check at the bank. The teller felt something was odd about the check so she contacted the issuing business to confirm it was real. The individual then demanded the check back and left with it. The business called the bank back and confirmed that the check was a fake, and that the original check had been issued to someone else. The suspect is being summonsed for Forgery and Uttering.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Larceny of a Bike:

Occurred Overnight: St. Paul St./Beacon St.

A victim reported her bicycle missing. She had locked it to the pole with another bicycle at approximately 6 PM yesterday. When she returned this morning, the bicycle and wire combination lock were gone. The bicycle is an older model male Centurion bicycle, white in color and has blue lines along the tube. The handle bar is wrapped with white tape and is the older 10 speed bicycle style handle bar.


A fraud victim reported getting a demand notice from a collection agency. She learned that 5 cell phones had been activated over the internet and that her name was used for the account info. A fraud investigation is being done by the collection agency.

Monday, October 31, 2011


B&E of MV:

Occurred between 10/29-10/30 – Lincoln Rd.

Officers responded for a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle report. The victim stated his wallet was stolen from his motor vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. He had parked it at approximately 11 AM on 10/29, and believed he had locked it. He returned at 5:30 PM on 10/30 and noticed the driver’s side door of the vehicle slightly ajar. The glove box was opened and the papers that were located in the box were on the passenger side seat. His wallet was missing, and it was later discovered that his credit cards had been used. The wallet was turned in later at the front desk of the police station, with several items missing.

Property Damage:

Occurred on 10/30 at 11:40 AM – York Terrace

Officers responded for a report of a tree branch from a Town tree which had fallen on a vehicle. The vehicle sustained a broken rear driver's side window and scratches to the roof and driver's side.

Occurred on 10/30 at 5:04 AM and 5:23 AM – Walnut Hill Rd.

Officers responded for a report of a tree limb down. A Town tree limb had snapped off and was resting on two vehicles that were parked in a driveway.

Officers were later dispatched again for another tree limb down on the same block. A Town tree limb had snapped off and was resting on a vehicle that was parked in a driveway.

Occurred on 10/30 at 12:32 AM – Craftsland Rd.

Officers responded to take a report for a tree limb that came down and damaged two parked cars. This came from a tree on a resident’s property, whom the owners of the vehicles were visiting.

Occurred on 10/30 at 12:25 AM – Laurel Rd.

Officers responded for a report of tree limb belonging to the Town tree had fallen on some wires at that location. The street lights went out as a result. There doesn't appear to be any property damage, and Nstar was notified of the situation.

Occurred on 10/30 at 12:19 AM – Risley Rd.

Officers were dispatched for a report of a tree down on a house. Sgt. Disario arrived on scene first and took photos of the damage. A large town tree, on town property, had separated from the base and fell on the resident’s front porch, and front yard, which is private property. The Town handled the removal of the tree.

Occurred on 10/30 at 12:10 AM – Payson Rd.

Officers responded for a report of a tree down on a house. The owner of the residence stated that the tree limb fell off the tree and crashed into her front door, causing the front door to push open and the door jam to be damaged. The front screen door was also damaged. The Town handled the removal of the tree.

Malicious Damage:

Officers responded to 229 Freeman St. to take a past malicious damage report. A resident discovered a rock had been thrown through a window in his building, which led to the rear hallway of the building. No entry was gained into the building. He said the damage occurred between 10/28 and10/30.

On 10/29, officers responded to 237 Freeman St. to speak with a resident about damage to the front door of their apartment building. Both front entryway doors of the building were damaged and there was glass all over the inside of the vestibule. A resident heard glass breaking at 1:45 AM and then later that morning, she observed the damage done to the doors. These two incidents may be related.

MV Crash:

A plow was struck by a vehicle as the vehicle tried to overtake the plow while it was turning left.

The driver of the vehicle stated that he saw the left turn signal of the plow truck prior to the crash. He was issued a citation for Following Too Closely, Improper Driving, and Operating with an Expired License.

Occurred on 10/29 at 11:28 AM – Hammond St./Heath St.

Vehicle #2 was stopped on Hammond St at Heath St, when it was struck in the rear by Vehicle #1, pushing Vehicle #2 into Vehicle #3 which was parked in front of 616 Hammond St. The operator of Vehicle #1 was cited for Failure to Use Care in Stopping.


Occurred on 10/29 at 3 AM – Beacon St./St. Paul St.

An officer on patrol observed a vehicle failing to remain within the center lane, drifting from side to side and nearly hitting two pedestrians on the reservation opposite Pleasant Street. The vehicle then stopped for a red traffic light at Harvard Street. As the traffic signal turned green the vehicle accelerated rapidly, past the posted speed limit. A motor vehicle stop was effected.

As the officer spoke to the driver, she observed his eyes to be glassy with a moderate odor of intoxicating liquor emanating from within the opened driver's side window. After further investigation, it was determined that he was Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, and was placed under arrest.

Pedestrian Crash:

Occurred on 10/28 at 6:19 PM – Allandale Rd./Grove St.

Officers responded to a report that a pedestrian had been hit at the intersection. The operator of the vehicle that had struck the pedestrian stated that as she entered the intersection she changed lanes from the travel, to the passing lane. As she was exiting the intersection she hit something in the crosswalk area. Then she realized that what she hit was a pedestrian. The victim was transported to the hospital for a head injury.


Occurred on 10/28 at 3 AM – Lawton St.

Officers responded for a possible attempted B&E that occurred overnight. The caller reported that she heard a noise at approximately 3 AM and stated that someone was trying to open the first floor window. She yelled out and the person fled the area and she then observed the screen to be partially open.

Drug Takeback Day at BPD

Last Saturday, October 29th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Brookline Police Department hosted a Drug Takeback day. Residents were encouraged to drop off prescription or over-the-counter drugs that they no longer had any use for. Over 400 pounds of drugs were collected and will be disposed of properly, making the program a success.

The BPD also has a depository in the lobby of the Public Safety Building where drugs can be dropped off 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.