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.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Two Juveniles Scooter-ed off to Jail
A little while later, the owner of a scooter contacted the Brookline Police Station to report that her scooter had been stolen. She stated that her scooter was parked on the sidewalk on Babcock Street. Her descriptions matched perfectly to the scooter officers recovered on scene. Scooter was returned to its rightful owner.
The town of Brookline has seen an increase in stolen scooter incidences in the past several weeks. Our investigation has revealed that some of these scooters are able to be jump started. Once again we advise all owners to lock their scooters to something for maximum security. Thefts have occurred at various times throughout the day so always keep a close eye on your personal property. And more importantly, be on the lookout for possible suspicious behavior in your neighborhood. Here are some safety tips taken from the web:
• Use case hardened steel locks with large chains and large padlocks
• Run the lock through both the front and back wheels
• Put cover over scooter - causing noise
• Lock the steering wheel
The idea is to deter the thief from wanting to spend the time to get to the scooter. The longer they take in trying to free the locks, the more time someone will have in stopping or getting a good look at the thief.