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.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Police Reports 1/19-1/20

Arrest: Occurred on 1/20 at 6:30 AM- Harvard St.

Officer was traveling on Harvard Street when he observed a vehicle with snow covering the rear windshield, impairing the operator's visibility. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Harvard St. A query of the driver revealed that his right to operate was currently revoked. The operator was placed under arrest, and issued Mass. Uniform Citation for operating after revocation and impeded operation.

The arrest was made by Officer Brendan Morgan.

Arrest: Occurred on 1/19 at 4:45 PM- Boylston St.

Officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query of the operator revealed that his right to operate in MA had been revoked. A query of the vehicle’s registration revealed that the registration had also been revoked. The driver was placed under arrest for operating after revocation. The passenger, the owner of the vehicle, will be summonsed to court for revoked registration and also knowingly allowing an unlicensed operator to operate a motor vehicle.

The arrest was made by Officer Yu Kajita.

Arrest: Occurred on 1/19 at 11:10 AM- West Roxbury Parkway

Officer observed a green van traveling at a high rate of speed on Newton Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop on West Roxbury Parkway. A registry query revealed that she does not have a Massachusetts license. The driver was placed under arrest and for speeding, operating without a license and allowing an improper person to operate a motor vehicle.

The arrest was made by Officer Melville Seibolt Jr.

Arrest: Occurred on 1/19 at 10:15 AM- Beacon St.

Officer observed a red Chevrolet SUV with no visible inspection sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Beacon St. The operator produced an expired license. BPD dispatch confirmed the status of both the vehicle and the operator. The operator was placed under arrest for unlicensed operation. He was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for failure to have MV inspected and Not duly licensed.

The arrest was made by Officer Patrick Elwood.

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred on 1/19 at 6:40 PM- Colchester St.

Officer responded to the area of Colchester Street and Hawes Street to take a report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim’s front passenger-side window had been smashed. A GPS unit and a laptop computer were taken from the vehicle.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Police Reports 1/18-1/19

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred on 1/18 at 10:45 PM- Armory St.

Officer responded to Amory St for report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that his vehicle was broken into while he was out of town. The rear left passenger window had been smashed and a satchel had been removed from the back seat.

Larceny: Occurred on 1/18 at 7:47 PM- Beacon St.

At approximately 7:47 PM, dispatch gave out a call where an individual took a backpack from a vehicle while in traffic. The victim stated that he was travelling on Washington St. en route to pick up his daughter. He stated that he had stopped for a red light and heard honking coming from another vehicle. The victim proceeded onto Beacon St. as well as the vehicle that was behind him. The victim stated that the traffic was rather heavy and he stopped in the left travel lane due to another red light. The car that had been honking behind the victim pulled into the right travel lane next to the victim and began to yell at him. The operator of the other vehicle then got out of his car, opened the victim’s passenger side front door, and grabbed his daughter's backpack which was lying on the floor and removed it from his car. The individual got back in his vehicle and proceeded on Beacon St. The victim followed the suspect’s car and was able to take down his license number.

The registration came back to a white Chevrolet Trailblazer. Officers went to the residence listed on the registration in an attempt to locate the offender. The individual admitted that he was involved in the incident on Beacon St. He admitted to getting out of his car, opening up the victim’s car door and pulling out the backpack that was lying on the floor. Based on the circumstances, the individual was placed under arrest for Larceny from a Person.

Attempted Armed Robbery at Webster St. Marriot Hotel

Attempted Armed Robbery: Occurred on 1/18 at 11:12 PM- Webster St., Marriot Hotel

On January 18th, 2012 at 11:12 PM Brookline dispatch gave out a call of an armed robbery that had just taken place at The Marriot Hotel on Webster St. Units responded to the area and a description was given out of a black male wearing a black hat, a dark scarf and a tan work jacket who displayed a firearm and attempted to obtain money from the staff at the front counter of the hotel.

Several units responded to the area and conducted a search for the suspect but were unable to locate him. Detectives began a follow up investigation with the witnesses to the robbery.

An employee was working the front counter when she observed a man she described as being a dark skinned black male, wearing a black knit cap, a black scarf over his face, and black or dark grey gloves wearing a tan "work jacket" come into the lobby and approach the counter. The male placed an object on the front counter which the employee recognized to be a silver and black firearm. The male asked her to open the cash drawers, which revealed no money. The suspect then quickly exited the hotel after being unsuccessful in his robbery attempt. The suspect fled the hotel out the front door onto Webster St and made a right turn and headed toward Harvard St. A hotel guest who witnessed the incident from the lobby called 911 to report the robbery.

Based on interviews of hotel employees and hotel guests who witnessed the incident, the suspect that attempted to rob the Marriot was described as:

Dark Skinned Black male, 6'1"- 6'3", broad shoulders, wearing a black knit hat, a dark scarf, dark gloves, a tan work jacket and work boots. The suspect brandished a black and silver semi-automatic handgun and fled out the front door toward Webster St and went right toward Harvard St.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Police Reports 1/17-1/18

Arrest: Occurred on 1/18 at 1:48 AM- Washington St.

Officer observed a white Lexus fail to stop for a red signal. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Washington St. A query of the driver revealed that his right to operate a motor vehicle was suspended. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and a subsequent search of his person revealed a knife that was determined to be a “per se” dangerous weapon. The search also revealed a small amount of marijuana. The driver was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle after suspension and carrying a “per se” dangerous weapon.

Arrest: Occurred on 1/18 at 12:30 AM- Harvard St.

Officer observed a red Nissan sedan travelling on Harvard St. The officer observed the vehicle travelling in between two marked lanes on the roadway. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Harvard St. A query of the driver revealed that his license was suspended. The operator was placed under arrest and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License and Marked Lanes Violation.

MV Accident/Pedestrian: Occurred on 1/17 at 5:38 PM- Harvard St. and Longwood Ave.

Officer responded to the intersection of Harvard Street and Longwood Ave. for a motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian. The operator stated that she did not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk and that she was not going that fast during the accident. The driver stated that she was turning left from Harvard Street onto Longwood Ave when she struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the Brigham and Women's Hospital for pain in her right foot. The victim stated that she was walking in the crosswalk during the time of the accident, and she was in the middle of the street when the vehicle struck her. She was knocked to the ground and felt the tire run over her foot. The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fund for Victims of Beacon St. Fire

In the aftermath of a fire on Monday, January 16 at 1469 and 1471 Beacon Street that displaced many residents, the Town of Brookline and the Brookline Municipal Credit Union have set up a fund to assist those displaced. Please send your tax deductible donations made out to the Beacon Street Fire Fund to the Brookline Municipal Credit Union, 334 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02447-0776.

Police Reports 1/13-1/17

Arrest: Occurred on 1/16 at 1:50 AM- Boylston St.

Officer was traveling on Boylston St when he observed a Toyota Camry traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query of the driver revealed that his right to operate in the state of Massachusetts had been suspended. The driver was placed under arrest. The operator was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for Operating After Suspension and Speeding.

Arrest: Occurred on 1/13 at 7:35 PM- Essex St.

Officer was traveling on Commonwealth Ave. when he saw a vehicle cut across several lanes of traffic with no turn signal. The officer had to stop suddenly to avoid a collision. The officer initiated a traffic stop. A query of the operator revealed that he had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest and was issued MA uniform citation.

Traffic Stop: Occurred on 1/14 at 12:48 AM- Boylston St.

Officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Boylston St when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Boylston St. The officer conducted a traffic stop. A query of the operator revealed that her license to operate was currently under suspension. The driver was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation and she was advised she would be summoned into Brookline District Court for the traffic offenses.

Motor Vehicle Accident, Hit and Run: Occurred on 1/15 at 5:59 AM- Harvard St.

Officer was travelling on Harvard Street when he observed an unoccupied red Jeep Cherokee parked on Harvard Street. At this time the vehicle had no obvious significant damage. Several minutes later, the officer passed the vehicle again, but now observed the vehicle to have extensive damage to the rear end and under carriage. The officer observed a large field of vehicle debris immediately behind and around the vehicle, including a headlight assembly with red paint transfer which matched the headlight assembly of a Ford Crown Victoria. This information was relayed to the numerous Brookline Police units who began canvassing the area around the accident scene, looking for a white Ford with heavy front end damage.

With this information, another officer observed a white Ford Crown Victoria stopped, but running in the middle of the roadway several blocks from the Coolidge Corner intersection. There was heavy front end damage to his vehicle, the front air bag had deployed, and it was missing pieces of the front grille and headlight assemblies. As a result of the investigation, the driver was cited for Leaving the Scene of Property Damage MVA, Operating a MV Contrary to a 1-way Sign, and Failing to drive completely within marked lanes.

Traffic Stop: Occurred on 1/16 at 12:50 Am- Boylston St.

Officer was performing stationary radar on Boylston St. when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query of the driver revealed that her license had been suspended. The driver was informed that she would be summoned to the Brookline District Court for Operating After Suspension and Speeding, and she was issued a citation for those offenses.

Breaking and Entering: Occurred on 1/16 at 4:00 PM- Cutler Ln.

Officer was dispatched to a Cutler Ln. residence for suspicious activity. A resident had called and stated that someone walked into his house and acted like it was hers. The resident told police that he heard the front door open, and a woman calling out. The woman stated that this was her house. The resident stated that he was the owner and he asked her to leave, which she did. The woman then got into a dark blue car and drove away.

At 8:38 PM, the resident’s son heard the doorbell ring and he saw the same woman from earlier standing outside the door. The resident then called 911 for police assistance. The woman was placed under arrest for B&E -Putting a person in fear. She will also be charged with Resisting arrest.

Arrest: Occurred on 1/17 at 8:35 AM- Boylston St.

Officer conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that had an expired inspection sticker. A query on the vehicle revealed that vehicles' Inspection sticker had in fact expired in July 2011. It also revealed that the RMV had suspended the driver’s right to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts. The operator was issued a citation for Operating after Suspension and having an Expired Inspection Sticker. He was placed under arrest