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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Police Reports 10/9-10/10

Traffic Offense: 10/9 6:42am – Harvard St
A vehicle registration check revealed that the operator of a vehicle had a revoked registration status. Operator was placed under arrest and charged for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

Larceny: 10/9 at 10:57am – Beacon St
Officer responded to a report of a female shoplifter fleeing the scene. Store Manager stated that she observed the subject shopping with her purse open. Store Manager confronted the suspect and recovered stolen items were placed into the suspect’s purse. Suspect was stopped by a concierge of a building. Suspect was placed under arrest.

B&E of MV: 10/8 at 10:00pm & 10/9 at 8:00am – Carlton St
Victim stated that he noticed personal belongings missing from his vehicle. Victim stated that he locked his vehicle after parking it behind his apartment building.

Revoked Registration: 10/10 at 1:48am – Harvard St
A vehicle registration check revealed that the driver had a revoked registration. Driver was placed under arrest and charged for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Operating after Revoked Registration, and Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

OUIL: 10/10 at 1:16am – Harvard St
Officer observed a vehicle travel through a solid red light and violate the marked lanes. Upon questioning, officer noticed the odor of alcohol and the driver to have blood shot eyes. Driver was placed under arrest and charged for a posted turn violation, marked lane violations, and OUIL.

Accident: 10/9 at 9:30pm – Cypress St
A cyclist was riding past a parked vehicle when the operator of the vehicle opened his door, knocking the cyclist to the ground. Operator of the vehicle will be cited for dooring. Dooring is when an operator opens his or her door without checking if it is safe to do so, causing to interfere with the movement of the cyclist.

Burglary: Bt 10/6 at 10:42am & 10/9 at 10:42pm – Weybridge Rd
Officer responded to a report of a breaking and entering. Residents observed that all the doors in the house were opened; windows in the house were covered with large pieces of wood. Residents also observed profanities written in spray paint on the 2nd floor.

Larceny: 10/1 at 7:30am & 10/6 at 4:30pm – Hammond Pond Pk
Victim reported that cash was found missing from her bedroom closet. Victim stated that several maintenance men were in her apartment. She told workers to leave her door unlocked to have furniture delivered.

*Armed Robbery: 10/9 at 8:30pm – 808 Commonwealth Ave
Female Boston University student reported that 2 suspects displayed a handgun and fled after she refused to hand over her iPhone and other possessions. Suspects are reported to be involved in three previous armed robberies that took place in the BU Charles River Campus. Suspects are described as black males between the ages of 16 and 20, wearing hooded sweatshirts. While this crime did not occurred specifically in Brookline, place of incidents occurred in the same general area.
In response to these crimes:
"Boston University Police added three more patrols to the area of the crimes in the immediate wake of the second robbery, and Brookline Police also stepped up patrols.

BUPD Detective Lieutenant Peter DiDomenica advises students living on or off campus to follow some basic safety precautions:

• Avoid poorly lit areas late at night.
• Get a ride instead of walking. If walking is the only option, do so in large groups.
• Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t wear headphones or talk on your cell phone.
• At the first sign of trouble, dial 911 or the BUPD at 617-353-2121.

BUPD Chief Thomas Robbins warns students who see anything suspicious not to confront people on the street. BUPD urges students, faculty, and staff to report suspicious people and activity on or near campus by calling 617-353-2121 or text messaging tip411 (847411), keyword: BU. "

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