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Friday, November 18, 2011


Malicious Damage:

Occurred on 11/18 at 4:11 AM – Russell St./Harvard St.

Officer Vragovic was conducting overnight parking enforcement on Russell St. He observed a male subject walking southbound on Harvard St. towards his cruiser, wearing a backpack and carrying a skate board. As he approached the cruiser, he kept staring at it. Vragovic greeted the suspect, but he kept walking. Suddenly, he turned around and swung his skateboard at the cruiser, smashing the roof and the top of the driver’s door, creating a dent.

Vragovic exited his cruiser and gave the suspect verbal commands to put the skateboard down and to back away from the cruiser. The suspect became increasingly hostile, violent and aggressive. He raised his skateboard again and struck the back passenger window with it, breaking the glass. He swung his skateboard once again and broke the large, rear window of the cruiser. He ignored verbal commands to stop and continued walking down the street.

Additional units were called, while the suspect walked through the driveway of the Levine Chapel. He swung his skateboard and broke an accent light in the landscaped front yard, while continuing to ignore verbal commands. Sergeant Disario arrived on scene to assist, and he positioned his cruiser on Columbia St. at the left entrance of the Levine Chapel driveway to head off the suspect’s flight and prevent any further destruction of property.

The suspect struck Disario’s cruiser with his skateboard, denting the roof, and attempted to break two windows. He continued to smash the cruiser, when Disario observed an opportunity to safely apprehend him without injury. He was handcuffed and transported to the station.

He is charged with the following:

MGL 266:28 (4 counts) Larceny of Motor Vehicle (Maliciously Injure Vehicle)

MGL 266:126A (1 count) Malicious Destruction of Property (light)

MGL 265:15B (1 count) Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Skateboard).

MGL 268:32B (1 count) Resisting Arrest.

MGL 274:6 (2 counts) Attempting to Commit a Crime (Larceny of Motor Vehicle (Maliciously Injure Vehicle))

A Criminal Complaint Form was completed and submitted to the Brookline District Court.

MV Crash:

Occurred on 11/17 at 8:38 PM – Hammond St.

Officers responded for a single motor vehicle crash. The operator of the vehicle stated that he had borrowed a friend's vehicle with her permission to go to the store. He was driving along Hammond Street towards Boylston Street when he observed an animal in the roadway and swerved in an attempt to avoid striking it. He skidded to his right and struck a tree. He continued to skid onto the sidewalk, striking the fence of a home on Hammond Street, as well as a cement light pole.

There were no reported injuries. The driver was issued a citation for Operating without a License.

Occurred on 11/17 at 8:25 PM – 1485 Beacon St.

Officers responded for a report of a 2 car crash in front of 1485 Beacon St. Vehicle #1 stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the road, and Vehicle #2 stopped behind it. Vehicle #3 was unable to stop in time, and rear ended Vehicle #2. The operator of Vehicle #3 was cited for: Operating to Endanger, Not duly licensed to operate in the State of MA, and Operating an Unregistered MV.

Occurred on 11/17 at 6:58 PM – Beacon St./Marion St.

Officers responded to a vehicle crash. A traffic sign on the median across from 1418 Beacon Street was damaged. She was traveling westbound and attempted to take a left turn, thinking she was at the intersection, but went up onto the median and hit the sign.

There were no reported injuries.


Occurred between 11/14-11/16 – Lancaster Terrace

Officers were dispatched for a stolen bike report. The victim reported that two bikes were taken from an unlocked storage shed on the right side of the house. One was a 21 speed, royal blue older model women's bike, and the second was a boy’s bike described as being kelly green with a Scooby Doo decal on the front.

Occurred on 11/16 between 11 AM and 7 PM – Goldsmith Co. (1386B Beacon St.)

Officers responded for a reported larceny. A gold bracelet was taken that was housed in an unlocked glass display case in the rear of the store. The only unusual event during the day occurred at approximately 3 PM, when a subject entered the store inquiring about selling his gold necklace. There were two customers in the store being serviced, and he was asked to wait. He sat on a stool in the rear of the store, directly in front of the glass case where the bracelet was displayed. After a short period of time, he stood up and exited the store.

The subject is described as a thin white male, 20-23 years old, with short brown hair, wearing a long light brown coat with a hood.

Thursday, November 17, 2011



Occurred on 11/16 at 4:45 PM – Boylston St.

Officer Kajita was monitoring traffic at approximately 201 Boylston St when he observed a vehicle pass by his location. He noticed the registration sticker had an yellow '11 sticker, and queried the plate on his cruisers' laptop. It came back with a expired non-renewable status. Additionally, the registered owner had an active arrest warrant out of Woburn District Court for Failure to Appear for Jury Duty.

A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver was placed under arrest for the straight warrant issued out of Woburn. She was also issued a citation for Operating After Expired Registration, and an Expired Inspection.


Occurred on 11/16 at 1:50 PM – Starbucks (277 Harvard St.)

Officers responded to Starbucks to take a larceny report. The victim stated that she arrived at Starbucks, placed an order and became seated at a table at approximately 11:15 - 11:30am this morning. While seated, she had her purse hanging over the back of her chair while she remained seated and working on her computer. At approximately 1:45pm, she realized her bag was no longer on her chair. She looked around the area and in the bathroom and then notified the staff prior to calling the Police. She stated that she had not left the table at any time and did not observe any suspicious activity while seated. Surveillance footage is being obtained.


Occurred on 11/16 at 11:44 AM – Chestnut St.

Dispatch received a call for a breaking and entering in progress. The caller stated that she observed a black male, approximately 5'10" in the rear lot of the building complex. She stated that she observed this male subject looking in her windows which are ground level. She described the male subject as possibly in his twenties, wearing a black jacket, a black baseball hat (no writing or insignia observed), blue jeans and carrying a black backpack. She then observed the male subject walk alongside the building and down the driveway that is along the side of the building leading out to Chestnut Street. She then stated the male subject entered the front of the building through the front door which was not fully secured.

A few minutes later, the caller heard the sound of tools and banging. She stated that it sounded like the door was being slammed against maybe with a shoulder. As she was on the telephone with dispatch, an officer arrived on scene, and as he rang the buzzer, she stated she heard the back door of the building close.

Several units responded to the area. A basement apartment was discovered to have been broken into. Several pieces of jewelry were reported missing. A follow up is being conducted by the detective division.



Occurred on 11/15 at 4 PM – Vintage Jewelry Gifts Antiques (1382B Beacon St.)

Officers were dispatched for a larceny report. An employee stated she noticed that a decorative tree item that was holding 8-10 pairs of diamond earrings was missing from behind the front counter. She remembers a woman, unknown description, trying on hats right in front of the diamond earrings before they went missing. A follow up by the Detective Division was requested.


Occurred on 11/15 at 6:18 PM – CVS (730 Commonwealth Ave.)

Officers O’Neill, Avila, and Tam were dispatched for a shoplifting in progress. The suspect was a black male who was wearing a black hoodie and a hat and was stealing toothpaste. The suspect was quickly located in front of the store and identified by the store manager. Advil was discovered on him as well, and it was later found to have come from the CVS at 900 Commonwealth Ave.

He was placed under arrest for 2 counts of shoplifting.

Occurred on 11/15 at 4:45 PM – Stop & Shop (155 Harvard St.)

Officers Weinstein and Jennings were dispatched to the Stop & Shop for a reported shoplifting. The store manager stated that he witnessed the suspect conceal 2 boxes of Nyquil under his jacket, then pay for 2 bottles of juice. The suspect then attempted to leave the store with the Nyquil, but was stopped by the manager prior to leaving. He was placed under arrest for shoplifting, and was issued a verbal no trespass order.

B&E of MV:

Occurred Overnight, 11/14-11/15 – Gibbs St.

Officers responded to take a report of a B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that she parked her car at approximately 4 PM on Monday, 11/14. When she went out to the car on 11/15 at 10:45 AM, she noticed the front passenger side window was smashed and the glove compartment was opened with all of its contents spread around the front seat of the vehicle. Nothing appeared to be missing. The center console appeared untouched and her change purse was inside and untouched.

MV Crash:

Occurred on 11/15 at 3:30 PM – Beacon St./Hawes St.

Officers responded for a MV crash. A cab driver stated he was traveling straight ahead and stopped for traffic when he was rear ended.

The driver of the other vehicle stated she was traveling straight ahead when the cab driver suddenly slammed on his brakes. She quickly applied the brakes and attempted to stop, but lightly tapped the taxi, causing no damage.

The cab driver was issued a citation for Failure to Use Care when Stopping.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Town Meeting Article 8 Passes

Last night at the Town meeting, warrant article 8 passed. This article was authored by Chief O'Leary and regarded fingerprinting as part of the application process for several Town licenses. The passing allows the Police Department to conduct instate as well as out of state background checks based on fingerprints. The department feels this piece of legislation will allow it to further enhance it's mission of providing public safety in a more proactive manner.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011



Occurred on 11/15 at 3:22 AM – Washington St./Juniper St.

Officer Brother observed a vehicle travel through a red light at the intersection of Washington and High Street. A motor vehicle stop was effected on Washington by Juniper Street.

Through conversing with the driver, the officer noticed his eyes were bloodshot, and he detected an odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. When questioned, he stated that his eyes were bloodshot from allergies.

After further investigation, the driver was determined to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, specifically marijuana. He was arrested and charged with:

G.L. c.90, s.24: Operating Under the Influence of Drugs

G.L. c.90, s.24I: Open container of alcohol (3 counts)

G.L. c.89, s.9: Failure to Stop for a Red Light

B&E of MV:

Occurred on 11/14 at 6:20 PM – Centre St.

Officers responded for a report of a past Breaking & Entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that at approximately 6 PM, she had encountered an unknown person in her vehicle. The car had been parked in her driveway, and she observed a male party sitting in the front passenger area. Upon observing the victim, this person fled onto Fuller Street, taking a left toward Winchester Street. She was unable to get a good look at the suspect due to it being dark outside, but believed that the suspect was possibly a Hispanic male, medium build, wearing a dark blue jacket and light-colored pants.

She reports that approximately $7.00 was taken from the center console of the vehicle, and it also appears that the suspect had attempted to remove the car-stereo from the dashboard.

Occurred on 11/14 at 1:45 PM – Winthrop Rd.

A person came to the station to report a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated she parked her vehicle on Winthrop Rd. at 1:45 PM. She left a black nylon bag in the rear seat of the vehicle while she went into her residence, and when she returned ten minutes later, the bag was missing from the vehicle. It contained several important personal papers as well as her wallet.


Occurred on 11/14 – Linden St.

Officers were dispatched for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that she hired a contractor to perform some exterior work to her home. She voluntary left the rear door unlocked so the workers could enter the house and use her bathroom.

She left her house at approximately 9:45 AM, and returned home at approximately 1:35 PM. She observed an item lying on her bed that should have been in a jewelry box, and then noticed that several pieces of jewelry were missing.

A follow-up investigation is being conducted by detectives.

Occurred between 11/7-11/9 – Centre St.

Officers were dispatched for a larceny report. The victim stated that he started moving into his apartment on 11/7/11, and moved a wood framed mirror. Upon coming back on 11/9/11 to move in the rest of his belongings he noticed the mirror missing.

There was no sign of a break at the apartment.

MV Crash:

Occurred on 11/14 at 12:48 PM – Washington St./Holden St.

Officers were dispatched for a crash report. Vehicle #1 was approaching the stop sign at Washington Street, where Vehicle #2 was adjusting its position into a parking space. It pulled forward at an angle, making contact with Vehicle #1.

Vehicle #1 sustained damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. Vehicle #2 sustained significant damage to the front bumper.

Occurred on 11/14 at 9 AM – Cypress St./Boylston St.

Officers were dispatched to the area for a 3 car property damage crash. The operator of Vehicle #1 alleges that she was in the middle lane when the operator of a dump truck struck her vehicle in the left rear from behind and forced her into a parked vehicle.

The operator of the dump truck alleges that he was in the left turn lane attempting to turn north onto Cypress St. He said he felt something hit the rear of his vehicle. He looked in the right side mirror and saw Vehicle #1 bounce off of his truck and hit the parked vehicle.

The operator of the parked vehicle said that the dump truck was in the left turn lane. Vehicle #1 was behind the dump truck attempting to pass. It then made contact with the truck and struck the parked vehicle.

Based on the evidence presented the operator of Vehicle #1 will be issued a citation for a marked lanes violation, improper passing, and a failing to use care while passing.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Recover Stolen MV:

Occurred on 11/14 at 3:15 AM – Beacon St./Hawes St.

Officers Kajita and Hill were conducting overnight parking enforcement on the inbound side of Beacon St. Their attention was drawn to a vehicle that passed their position at a speed that they estimated to be greater than the speed limit. Upon querying the license plate on the cruiser's laptop, they were notified that it was a stolen vehicle out of Quincy on 11/1.

They began following it in order to confirm the plate. The vehicle was observed going through a red light, and officers tried to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop, and Officer Vragovic was called to assist. The vehicle finally stopped on Whittier St. in Boston, where two subjects jumped out and ran towards the Whittier Playground.

A foot pursuit began on Ruggles St towards Tremont St. One suspect entered a building, and another continued running down the street. Regardless of verbal commands to stop running, the second suspect refused, and he was eventually tackled to the ground at the intersection of Ruggles St. and Tremont St.

The first suspect was chased into a building and was located hiding in the shadows on the top floor. He was placed into handcuffs without incident.

Citations were issued to the driver for:

c.266, s.28. - Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle

c.90, s.25 - Fail to Stop For Police

c.90, s.24 - Operating to Endanger

c.90, s.17 - Speeding

c.90, s.23 - Operating after Revocation of License

And he was additionally charged with:

c.269, s.10 - Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Knife)

c.266, s.49 - Possession of Burglarious Tools

c.268, s.32B - Resisting Arrest.

The passenger was charged with:

c.266, s.28. - Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle

c.269, s.10 - Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Knife)

c.266, s.49 - Possession of Burglarious Tools

c.268, s.32B - Resisting Arrest.

MV Crash:

Occurred on 11/13 at 4:59 PM – Coolidge Corner

Vehicle #1 was travelling south on Harvard St approaching Beacon St in the left lane marked with a straight arrow. Vehicle #2 was travelling south on Harvard St approaching Beacon St in the right lane marked with a straight arrow and right turn arrow. In an attempt to pass turning traffic, Vehicle #2 performed an improper lane change across a solid white line making contact with Vehicle 1 in the left lane.

The operator of Vehicle #2 was issued a citation for Improper Lane Change/Marked Lanes Violation. No injuries were reported.

Malicious Damage:

Occurred between 11/4-11/11 - Beacon St./Powell St.

Officers responded to the area for a report of damage to a motor vehicle. The concierge of the building noticed the damage to the vehicle on 11/11. The owner had been out of state since 11/4. The driver's side window appeared that it had been hit with some type of object causing it to have several cracks. The window was starting to break apart.

No other vehicles were damaged inside the garage.


Occurred between 11/7 and 11/10 – Station St.

A victim came to station to report a larceny. He stated that several electronics had been stolen from his apartment between 5:00 PM on 11/7 and 5:00 PM on 11/10. He was in the process and moving, and left his belongings in his apartment and his door unlocked.

Drug Offenses:

Occurred on 11/12 at 5:45 PM – Pearl St./Village Way

Detective Lt. Lipson observed a subject known to him from previous arrests as a heroin user and buyer. He was observed walking towards a pick-up truck that was occupied by a male and a female. The subject initially spotted was observed exiting the vehicle less then two minutes after he had gotten in. The detective believed a drug transaction had just occurred, and he followed the vehicle onto Brookline Ave., where it failed to signal, and he was able to initiate a traffic stop. Additional units were radioed to stop the subject who had left the vehicle.

After further investigation, the 3 suspect were arrested and will be charged with the following:

-Conspiracy to Violate Substance Abuse Act M.G.L. 94C s40

-Possession of Class A M.G.L. 94C s32

-Possession of Class B M.G.L. 94C s32A

-School Zone Violation M.G.L. 94C s32J

Taxi Fare Evasion:

Occurred on 11/12 at 4:10 AM

A cab driver came into the front lobby to report a cab fare evasion. He picked up a fare on Arlington St. in Boston who requested to go to Freeman St. Upon their arrival, she stated she would have to go to her apartment to get money, and left her purse with her passport with the driver. He waited for 30 minutes, during which she did not return.

Her purse, passport, and a receipt for the fare were submitted into evidence.


Occurred on 11/11 – New Terrace Rd.

Officers responded to New Terrace Rd. for a report of a past B&E. The victim reported leaving her apartment at 4 PM, and when she returned at approximately 5 PM, she discovered that someone had broken in and stolen her safe.

It appears that entry into the building was gained through the rear ground-level door. A neighbor reported hearing the safe being moved down the rear staircase at approximately 4:30 PM, but she believed it was the victims who had been moving it. Shortly thereafter, the neighbor looked out the rear window, and observed a mid-sized U-Haul box-truck parked in the rear of the building. It is possible that this truck was used to transport the stolen safe.

Occurred on 11/11 – Heath St.

Officers received a call for a past break on Heath St. The victims had left their apartment at approximately 9 AM and returned at 11 AM to find the front hallway door open and their apartment door open. Their daughter was sleeping in her bedroom during this time frame and did not hear or notice anything.

It appeared that the suspect had used a small hard object, possibly a screwdriver to force his/her way into the hallway and apartment, as there were fresh "jimmy" marks on the door frame of both doors. Several rooms appeared to have been rifled through. A necklace and cash were reported missing.