Arrest: Occurred on 1/13 at 6:14 AM- Longwood Ave.
Officer observed a white BMW travelling on Harvard St. that was not operating safely in a marked lane. The operator then failed to signal when switching lanes. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Longwood Ave. A query of the operator revealed that he did not have a valid driver’s license. The driver was placed under arrest and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, Marked Lanes Violation and Failure to Wear Seatbelt.
Traffic Stop: Occurred on 1/13 at 12:17 AM- Boylston St.
Officer was monitoring traffic on Boylston St. when she observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The officer initiated a traffic stop. A query of the operator revealed that her diver's license was suspended. The driver was issued a citation for speeding and operating after suspension and she will be summonsed to court for those offenses.
Arrest: Occurred on 1/12 at 10:10 PM- Washington St.
Officer was traveling on Washington St when he observed a red SUV. A query of the vehicle indicated that the registered owner had an active warrant. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Washington St. The driver was confirmed to be the person associated with the active warrant and was placed in handcuffs. The officer could detect a strong odor of fresh marijuana emanating from his clothing and the arrestee told the officer that there was marijuana inside his jacket pocket. The officer located a large bag of what was believed to be marijuana.
Officers could detect a strong odor of fresh marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. A passenger consented to a search of her backpack which revealed what was believed to be more than one ounce of marijuana. The passenger was then placed under arrest.
The driver stated to police that he buys marijuana from the passenger. The driver was issued a By-Law citation for Possession of Marijuana Less than One Ounce, and criminally charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law, Possession of Class E-drug and his warrant from West Roxbury District Court. The passenger was charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Law, Drug Free School Zone Violation of Controlled Substance Act and Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute.
Shoplifting: Occurred on 1/12 at 4:36 PM- Harvard St.
Officers responded to a report of shoplifting at CVS on Harvard St. Employees identified the 3 individuals who were involved in shoplifting in their store. A CVS employee told police that she observed one suspect bend down to take something from the bottom of a shelf, open up her bag and then quickly walk behind a second individual for concealment. The suspect consented to a search of her bag which revealed an item from CVS. She could not produce a receipt for the item and an inventory check confirmed that the item was missing.
Based on these facts she was placed under arrest for shoplifting. Also in her possession were two pairs of earrings that were confirmed stolen from a Mint Julep store on Beacon St. in Brookline. She will be charged with 2 counts of shoplifting. The other two individuals were also placed under arrested for shoplifting- joint venture.