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.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Occurred on 12/9 at 2:52 AM – Beacon St./Winchester St.
Officer Vragovic responded to a call for a suspicious person making loud noise. The caller stated that she heard 10-15 loud bangs and thought that somebody was trying to break into a residence or a business establishment. 5 minutes later, Vragovic observed an individual walking north bound on Winchester St. with his pants unbuttoned, a belt in his hand and bleeding from his neck and leg. He stopped the individual at the intersection of Centre St. and Fuller St, and other officers were dispatched. The individual appeared heavily intoxicated and was not able to communicate clearly what he was doing. A DPW employee approached the officers and stated that he was operating his street sweeper on Beacon St. when he observed the individual kicking windows and hitting the wall of the residences and business establishments.
The individual refused to respond to questions on how he had hurt himself. Additionally he refused to answer any questions pertaining to kicking the windows on Beacon St. He then proceeded to antagonize officers, responding firefighters and paramedics. He was placed under arrest, and charged with the following offenses:
2 counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
Possession of a Fake ID
2 counts of Malicious Destruction of Property
Occurred on 12/9 at 12:45 AM – Harvard St./Columbia St.
Officer M. Lee was on scene and assisting Officer Vragovic with a traffic stop. An unrelated subject approached the police cruiser, and was stumbling forward with his left arm outstretched shouting "Officer". He was ordered to sit down, and he was observed to have several abrasions to the knuckles of his left hand, a torn left pants leg and appeared to have urinated himself. There was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from him, and he appeared to be highly intoxicated. He was incoherent and unable to articulate what happened.
When an ambulance arrived, he became agitated and tried to stand up. He then abruptly stood up and began to run for no known reason into the street, screaming incoherently. The officers were able to place him into custody for being a Disorderly Person. He is additionally being charged with Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.
Occurred on 12/8 at 8:55 PM – Park St.
Sgt. Lawlor and Officers Morgan, Sutherland, and Stephenson responded to the area for a report of a possible prowler or peeper in the rear of the building. Upon their arrival, they went to the rear of the building where they observed an Asian male in a secluded alcove area of the outside of the building. Morgan approached the male and asked him what he was doing. After some questioning, he admitted he was trespassing.
The victim stated that this was not the first time she had seen this male. On 12/06/11, between 8-9 PM, she was in her bedroom when she heard what sounded like footsteps or someone walking outside. She did not report this to the police.
On 12/07/11 between 8:15-8:30 PM she had heard similar noises in the rear alcove area of the building that is next to her bedroom. This time she looked up to her window and observed a shadowy figure with the outline of a hood or sweatshirt. This person was looking in her window and then walking around the courtyard. This lasted for approximately 20-30 minutes.
On 12/08/11, at approximately 8:30 PM, the victim again heard someone out in the alcove. She waited a few minutes and then called the police.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Peeping.
Occurred on 12/8 at 9:48 PM – Pond Ave. Rotary
Officers responded for a three car crash. Vehicle #3 was stopped at the entrance to the rotary waiting for other cars in front to enter. Vehicle #2 was stopped behind Vehicle #3, while Vehicle #1 was approaching the rotary behind Vehicle #2 and failed to stop in a timely manner, colliding into Vehicle #2. The collision caused Vehicle #2 to rear end Vehicle #3. Vehicle #1 was issued a citation for following too closely.
Occurred on 12/8 at 6:23 PM – Reservoir MBTA Station
Officers were dispatched for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The victim stated she was crossing Chestnut Hill Ave. inside the marked crosswalk towards the MBTA station. As she was crossing she was struck by a vehicle. She was transported to the hospital for evaluation. The driver was issued a citation for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
B&E&L of MV:
Occurred on 12/7 at 6:30 PM – Alton Pl.
A B&E victim came to the police station to report a breaking and entering of her motor vehicle. The victim reports parking her vehicle at 5:30 PM. She believes she heard a loud "popping" sound in the vicinity near where her vehicle was parked. At 6:15 PM, she entered her vehicle, and realized that her side window was shattered, with remnants of glass throughout the passenger compartment. Only her lunch bag was missing.
Occurred on 12/7 at 7:55 PM – Panera Bread (888 Commonwealth Ave.)
Officers responded for a report of a stolen purse. The suspect was described as a black male, 5'-07" to 5'-09" in height, average build, wearing a dark long sleeve shirt over a white shirt, and loose fitting jeans that had a white print on the pockets. The suspect was clean shaven, and wearing a black "beanie" on his head. He was carrying a black or navy puffy winter jacket that had an item concealed in it. He left the scene in a black sedan.
The victim stated that she was seated at a table in the dining room with her purse hanging on the back of her chair. At approximately 7:45 PM, she noticed that her purse was no longer on the chair. She then started checking around the other tables trying to locate it, and was approached by a group of girls who were sitting at a nearby table. They informed her that they were outside between 7 and 7:10 PM, and they believe they saw a subject leaving the restaurant with her purse.
The victim was able to cancel her ATM card, and was informed that there was no recent activity on it. Surveillance footage from cameras in the restaurant will be viewed.
Occurred between 12/4-12/6 – Aspinwall Ave.
A larceny victim came to the front desk of the police station to report the theft of his bicycle. He last saw his bicycle on 12/4/11, at approximately 6:00 PM, and discovered it missing on 12/6/11, at 9:00am. The bicycle, a green Giant Iguana men's mountain bike, had been chained along the side of his residence. The chain he used to lock the bicycle was also taken.
Occurred between 12/6-12/7 – Worthington St.
Officers responded for a malicious damage report. The victim stated that someone had thrown a brick through the rear driver's side window of her company vehicle. Nothing was taken from the vehicle. There is no further information at this time.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Occurred on 12/7 at 12:34 AM – Brookline Place
Officer Richards was heading east on Washington St. towards Brookline Ave. when he observed a vehicle on the opposite side of the road blocking one lane of traffic displaying emergency lights. When he pulled in, he noticed the driver standing on the sidewalk talking on her cell phone. Both the driver and passenger side airbags had been deployed on the vehicle, as she had struck a light pole. Fire and ambulance were dispatched to the area.
Richards attempted to question her as to what happened to cause the accident, but had difficulty because she was speaking very slowly and seemed to be having trouble formulating full sentences. He could also detect a strong odor of alcohol when she spoke.
The vehicle and the light pole had extensive damage on them. After further investigation, it was determined that she was Operating Under the Influence of Liquor and was subsequently arrested.
B&E&L of MV Attempt:
Occurred on 12/7 at 12:21 AM – Goddard Ave.
Officers responded for an attempted larceny of a motor vehicle. A caretaker reported that he heard the car alarm go off and came out and saw the car lights flashing and caught a glimpse of a thin, white male wearing a knit stocking cap and a dark jacket and dark dungarees next to the motor vehicle. He then chased the suspect down the drive way which leads to Goddard Ave. and eventually lost sight of the suspect.
The vehicle’s door was still locked, but one of the pieces for the front grill was missing. Nothing else was reported missing at this time.
Occurred on 12/6 8:59 PM – St. Paul St./Alton Pl.
Officers responded for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital for further treatment. The driver did stop and attempt to help the victim. The crash investigation is currently ongoing.
Occurred on 12/6 at 5:16 PM – Pearl St./Brookline Ave.
Officers were dispatched for a report of an MV crash. The driver of MV #1 stated he was traveling eastbound on Pearl Street and was attempting to take a left hand turn onto Brookline Ave, when he drove directly into MV #2, which was traveling northbound on Brookline Ave.
Occurred on 12/6 at 3:17 PM – Stop & Shop (155 Harvard St.)
Officers were dispatched for a fight in the Stop & Shop parking lot involving 3 females. The victim stated that she was sitting on the bench outside the main entrance when she heard a car behind her sounding its horn. She turned to yell to the person to take it easy, when the driver yelled back. The verbal exchange continued until one of the passengers exited the vehicle and took a swing at her striking her in the back. A second younger passenger exited the vehicle and joined the first and hit the victim in the face. The two females then got back into the vehicle and left the parking lot.
A cell phone was found lying along side the walkway near the bench where the dispute took place. The phone rang a short time later which the officer answered, and told the caller she could come to Stop & Shop to retrieve her phone. When she arrived, the victim identified her as one of the suspects. She will be summonsed into court for Assault & Battery.
The subject was seen running into the garage under the Town Hall. Police established a perimeter and approximately 10:00 AM the suspect was located in the garage.
During the event Pierce School staff was notified and officers responded to the school to keep the staff informed. The school was not in a lock down, and classes continued as scheduled.
Officers discovered jewelry, watches, and assorted luxury goods in his backpack, an iPad, and laptops. Some of the items are believed to be from a housebreak at 471 Washington St
At 9:45 AM, Dispatch received a call for a Breaking & Entering at 33 Aspinwall Ave. A black male had attempted to enter an apartment, but ran away when he noticed the resident was home. It was confirmed that the suspect was one in the same.
At this point in the investigation the suspect has been charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering in the day time, and Possession of Burglarious tools.
The suspect, Allen Bolden, age 29, DOB 3/9/1982 444 Harrison Ave Boston Mass. will be arraigned in Brookline District Court.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
B&E of MV:
Occurred on 12/5 at 11:59 PM – Pearl St.
Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering of an MV. The reporting party stated that he was parking his vehicle in the rear parking lot when he observed a Hispanic male, approximately 5'05" tall, wearing jeans, a white t-shirt, and a red baseball cap walking next to some of the vehicles parked in the lot. He observed him walk up to a vehicle and stand around the passenger area for a few minutes. He was unsure of what the individual was doing so he got out and approached him and asked him what he was doing there. The individual was holding an extended coat hanger. The individual then walked away from the area casually towards Pearl St. and the MBTA Green line station.
Officers checked the surrounding area for the suspect but could not locate him. Nothing was reported stolen, and no other vehicles were reported broken into.
Occurred on 12/6 at 1:40 PM – Bonad Rd.
The victim came home and walked into her house, and heard some noises coming from the second floor. She believed that her husband was home so she called out his name, then went back outside to get to get her son from her vehicle. At this time she heard a loud noise and looked up to her second floor bedroom and noticed a window screen being "kicked out" and a subject climbing out the window. This subject stepped out onto a small roof and jumped landing in the front yard, he then ran to the driveway and got onto a large green mountain bike and fled down Bonad Rd to the VFW Parkway. After the subject had landed he dropped several pieces of jewelry onto the front yard.
The subject was described as a W/M, 20yrs, unshaven, 5-9 to 5-10, stocky build, wearing blue jeans, black t-shirt (long sleeve) and a black hat.
Occurred on 12/5 between 5:30 & 5:45 PM – Washington St.
The victim reports that she left her stroller outside on the sidewalk for about fifteen minutes. Her wallet was inside of the baby stroller, in a pocket along the top handle, and when she returned, it was missing.
Occurred on 12/3 at 6:40 PM – Trader Joe’s (1319 Beacon St.)
A larceny victim came to the station to report that she lost her wallet while shopping. She placed the wallet in her shopping cart, and when she went to pay for her groceries, she could not find it. A search of the store did not turn it up.
Occurred on 12/3 between 4:55 PM & 5:20 PM – 1288 Beacon St.
Officers were dispatched for a report of malicious damage. The victim stated she was looking for a parking spot, and saw a vehicle exiting, so waited behind it. As the vehicle was backing out of the spot she beeped because it was getting close to her vehicle. The vehicle continued backing up and she beeped again. The vehicle then pulled back into the spot. There was another parking spot right next to that vehicle so the victim parked her car there. She waited a few moments before she exited her vehicle. When she got out of her vehicle she observed the operator of the other vehicle standing behind his own vehicle. He began staring at her and switching his eyes from her to her vehicle. This struck her as odd so she made note of his license plate.
When she returned to her vehicle at approximately 5:20PM she noticed that the driver's side front door to her vehicle had a large scratch horizontally, approximately 18 inches in length. She walked around her vehicle to check for more damage and noticed another vertical scratch on the trunk approximately 6 inches in length. She suspects that the person she was beeping at is the person that scratched her car due to his odd behavior.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5'8", in his mid 30's, thin to medium build, wearing a black parka and dark skully cap. He was clean shaven and did not have glasses on.
Occurred between 6:15 PM & 2:39 AM – Russett Rd.
Officers responded for a B&E&L report. The victims report parking their vehicle on the street at 6:15 PM, and waking up to move into their driveway at 2:39 AM. It was then that they discovered that the driver’s window was smashed. A GPS was taken. No other vehicles in the area appeared to have been broken into.
Occurred on 12/3 at 12:44 AM – Mountfort St./Carlton St.
Officer M. Lee, was dispatched to the area to assist Boston University Police with a Traffic Crash. The BU officer stated that he was facing Northbound, stopped at the intersection of Carlton St/Mountfort St, when he observed a motor vehicle to his right (on Mountfort St) appearing to be having engine problems, as the headlights were repeatedly turning completely on and off. As he came into full visual range of the front of the vehicle, he observed severe front end damage and the driver’s side airbag had been deployed. The officer approached the vehicle and asked the occupant to identify himself.
After further investigation, he was placed under arrest for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor.
Receiving Stolen Property:
Occurred on 12/2 – Brimmer & May School (Newton)
A Newton Police detective contacted the Brookline Police Department requesting assistance in a larceny investigation which their department was conducting. There had been a report of a larceny of a camera from the Brimmer & May School. The student checked Craigslist.com to see if anyone had posted it for sale, and she found an advertisement matching her camera. She created a fake email address and planned to meet the seller at the Brookline Hills train station. The Newton detective, as well as Brookline Police Detective McDonnell and Det. Lt. Lipson, would be there as well for surveillance.
At approximately 7:30pm, an asian male, about high school aged, walking from Cypress St. down Tappan St. towards the train station. The victim informed the detectives that she knew this person, as a student who also attended Brimmer & May.
He was approached and advised of the ongoing investigation. He immediately became nervous and evasive, making attempts to leave. The camera was discovered in his backpack. He was advised of his Miranda Warnings and was placed under arrest for Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.
Occurred on 12/4 at 11:55 AM – Chestnut Hill Ave.
An officer was flagged down by a taxi driver who had just been in a crash. He stated that he was traveling south on Chestnut Hill Ave when he was hit on the passenger side of his taxi. The driver of the other vehicle was cited for not being duly licensed and will be summonsed into court.
Occurred on 12/4 at 2:57 AM – Reservoir Rd./Middlesex Rd.
Officers were dispatched to for a traffic crash involving a single car. The driver stated that he was traveling on Reservoir Rd towards Middlesex Rd, and because he was unfamiliar with the area, noticed at the last minute that Reservoir Rd ended and he needed to make a left turn onto Middlesex Rd. The vehicle went up onto the sidewalk that leads to a pedestrian bridge over the train tracks. The vehicle sustained major front end damage.
Occurred on 12/3 at 11:30 PM – 1101 Beacon St.
Officers were dispatched for a traffic crash to help exchange papers. MV #1's operator stated he was stopped at the red light travelling east on Beacon Street and Hawes Street. Vehicle #2 stated he was travelling east on Beacon Street and the light was green. Vehicle #2 rear-ended Vehicle #1.
Both vehicles did not require any tow and were released to the owners.
Occurred on 12/3 at 9:05 PM – Beverly Rd./Grove St.
Officers were dispatched to for a two car crash. The operator of MV #1 stated that he was traveling southbound on Grove Street, entered the intersection at Russett Road on a green light, and was stopped and waiting for a break in traffic coming from the opposite direction so that he could make the left turn onto Russett Road. The light turned red and he proceeded to make the left turn towards Russett Road when a vehicle (MV#2) traveling in the opposite direction, northbound on Independence Drive, went through the red light and proceeded through the intersection. That vehicle struck MV #1. The driver of MV #2 claimed that he had the green light. No citations were issued.
Occurred on 12/2 at 3:27 PM – Heath St./Glenland Rd.
Officers responded for a motor vehicle accident. The caller stated that a vehicle had just struck a utility pole opposite his home. The pole had caused damage to the siding of his home.
The driver denied speeding or being distracted in any way.
Occurred on 12/2 at 1:52 PM – Beacon/Short St.
Officers responded to a call for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. The victim was bleeding from a head wound and was transported to the hospital. The driver was cited for driving on the sidewalk. A request for Immediate Threat-License Seizure was filed with the RMV, and his license and keys were seized.
Handsome Cleaners (1695 Beacon St.)
The owners of the Handsome Cleaners reported the larceny of the quarters deposited into their laundry machines on 11/27. Since then, they had tried to empty the machines twice more, and discovered both times that all the coins were gone. Detectives Crapo and O’Kane installed a surveillance camera in the laundromat on 12/1.
After viewing the footage they observed a white male, in his 20's, enter at approximately 8:10 PM and remain until approximately 8:55 PM. The male is seen wearing dark/baggy clothing, including a Jack Daniels shirt, and carrying a backpack at times, and during the above time frame using some sort of tool to maneuver into the coin trays of the machines and empty the contents out. Prints were also lifted from the machines, and a match came back to someone who had been arrested in Boston.
On 12/4/11, while conducting surveillance of 1695 Beacon St., at approximately 9:49 PM, Detective McDonnell observed an outbound green line train stop at Beacon St. and Tappan St. A white male dressed in dark/baggy clothing and carrying a backpack got off of the train and crossed over towards 1695 Beacon St. McDonnell was able to clearly view the individual’s face and discovered it matched the suspect’s face from the video. The suspect went inside of the Laundromat, which was not occupied by other patrons (although 1 patron's laundry was still in a dryer), used a tool, and attempted to gain entry to several machines. He remained in the laundromat for approximately 10 minutes.
Upon his exit, he made way across Beacon St. and tried boarding an outbound green line train. McDonnell called the name of the suspect aloud, and he turned around. He was placed under arrest, and is being charged with 16 counts of B&E w/Intent to Commit a Felony (Breaking Depository - for the 16 machines which were entered), Larceny from a Building, and Possession of Burglarious Tools, and 2 counts of B&E w/Intent to Commit a Felony (Breaking Depository), Larceny from a Building, and Possession of Burglarious Tools.
Occurred on 12/2 at 2:15 AM – Beacon St./Centre St.
Officer R. M. Collins was travelling west on Beacon St and observed a taxi cab stopped in a lane of traffic at the intersection of Beacon St near Centre St. He observed the two rear doors to this cab fling open quickly into on-coming traffic and two subjects began running east on Beacon St in the roadway through the vehicular traffic. The cab driver was observed jumping out of his cab and yelling at these subjects, waving his hands up and down.
Collins then drove around the block, and observed these same subjects hiding in the rear alleyway behind 1336 Beacon St. A foot pursuit began, and Officers Brothers, Richards and Vragovic also gave chase. The suspects were apprehended and placed into custody for their behavior and for the danger they caused by running in and out of the roadway
After speaking to the cab driver, it was discovered that the two had not paid their fare.They were charged with disorderly conduct, and additionally charged with Resisting Arrest and Evading a Taxi Fare.