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, February 3, 2012
A Pond Ave resident reported a breaking and entering. The victim stated that someone had broken into his home sometime between 11:00 PM and 6:30 AM. The suspect broke a first floor window to gain access to the home. It appeared that the suspect went through all three floors of the residence while the occupants were still asleep. Several items were reported stolen from throughout the residence. The victim noticed that the front door was slightly ajar, and there were muddy footprints throughout the house.
Burglary: Occurred on 2/2 between 3:15 and 4:30 PM- Beacon St.
A Beacon St. resident reported a Breaking and Entering and Larceny. The victim stated that she left her apartment at 3:15 PM and returned around 4:30 PM. When she returned, she noticed that the front door was unlocked and the door leading to the fire escape was open. The victim reported several items to be missing from the residence.
Burglary Attempt: Occurred on 2/2 8:00 AM and 5:15 PM- Washington St.
A Washington St. resident reported an attempted residential breaking and entering. The victim stated that when he arrived home, he noticed the window in his office to be pushed open, and the outside screen had been cut. It does not appear that any items were missing from the house.
B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred on 2/2 at 8:00 PM- Stedman St.
A vehicle was broken into sometime between 7:20 PM and 7:55 PM. The vehicle was parked in a driveway in front of the victim’s residence. The front driver's side window had been smashed out, and a GPS unit was removed from the vehicle.
B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred on 2/2 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM- Babcock St.
A vehicle was broken into sometime between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. The car had been parked at the HRI hospital. The front passenger's side window had been smashed out and a GPS unit was removed from the vehicle.
Burglary: Occurred on 2/2 between 12:00 and 9:00 PM- Longwood Ave.
ALongwood Ave. resident reported a residential breaking and entering. The victim stated that he arrived home at 9:00 PM and immediately noticed that someone had broken into the apartment. The suspect had gained access through an open bedroom window. The victim reported several items to be missing from the residence.
Burglary Attempt: Occurred on 2/2 between 5:45 and 10:15 PM- Park St.
A Park St. resident reported an attempted burglary. The victim stated that he returned home and discovered a portion of his bedroom window to be forced open. Nothing was reported missing from the residence.
OUIL: Occurred on 2/3 at 1:40 AM- Elliot Ave.
A vehicle was traveling on Route 9 in Brookline at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Rt. 9 at Elliot Ave. Upon reaching the driver’s window, the officer could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. The driver was unsteady on his feet and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Based on the observations, the operator was placed under arrest. He was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, Speeding, Expired Inspection Sticker, and no registration in possession. His right to operate in Massachusetts was suspended.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
An officer observed a subject exit a Harvard St. Stop & Shop walking quickly and looking over his shoulder as if to see if he was being followed. The subject was carrying a Stop & Shop basket that is supposed to be left inside the store once a standard retail transaction has occurred. Based on these observations, officers stopped the subject to investigate the suspicious activity. The basket contained merchandise from the Stop & Shop, and the subject could not produce a receipt for the items. A store employee verified the items to be stolen, and confirmed that the subject had been in the store. The subject was placed under arrest for shoplifting.
Traffic Offenses: Occurred on 2/1 at 4:35 PM- Washington St.
An officer conducted a traffic stop on Washington St. A query of the operator’s information revealed that the registration was revoked. The driver was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for Operating an Uninsured MV, Operating an Unregistered MV, and Operating after Revoked Registration. The driver will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for the same charges. The vehicle was towed and both Massachusetts license plates were seized and placed into evidence.
Traffic Offenses: Occurred on 1/31 at 8:00 PM- Beacon St.
A blue pick up truck was traveling on Beacon St. that was displaying an expired registration sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Beacon St. A query of the operator revealed his license to be expired. The driver was issued a citation and will be summonsed to court for Unlicensed Operation and Failure to display Registration Sticker
Traffic Offenses: Occurred on 2/1 at 8:35 AM- Boylston St./ Warren St.
A white Mercedes took an illegal turn from Boylston St. to Warren St. The officer conducted a traffic stop. A query of the operator’s information revealed that the vehicle’s registration was revoked. The operator was issued a citation and will be summonsed to court for Operating with a Revoked Registration. The vehicle was towed and the license plates were seized.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Officers responded to a report of a possible shoplifter at the intersection of Beacon St. and Harvard. Officers spoke with two Trader Joe’s employees who stated that they observed a man place multiple items into a personal bag and walk out of the rear of the store without paying. The employees stated that they yelled to the man to stop, and followed him to a parking lot where they confronted him. The suspect could not produce a receipt for the items that were in his bag. The suspect was placed under arrest for shoplifting.
Arrest: Occurred on 1/31 at 9:15 PM- Hammond St.
An officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Hammond St. and Laurel Rd. A query of the driver revealed that he had an expired license. The operator was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Operating After Expiration. The operator’s license was seized and his vehicle was towed.
Burglary: Occurred on 1/31 between 8:15 AM and 5:30 PM- Alton Pl.
Officer responded to an Alton Pl. residence to take a report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny. When the resident returned home, she noticed obvious pry mark damage to the front door, consistent with damage from another Breaking and Entering on Alton Pl. The victim reported several items missing from bedrooms.
Burglary Attempt: Occurred on 1/31 between 1:30 and 5:00 PM- Alton Pl.
Officer responded to an Alton Pl. residence to take a report of a Breaking and Entering attempt. The victim stated that upon returning home he noticed that the front door was broken, with pry marks on the door frame. The damage was consistent with another house break on Alton Pl. Nothing was reported missing from any of the apartments.
Burglary: Occurred on 1/31 between 1:40 and 3:00 PM- Summit Ave.
Officers responded to a Summit Ave residence for a burglary report. The officers spoke with the victim’s dog walker, who stated that he had left the house, and when he returned the dead bolt was locked. The victim did not have a key for the dead bolt. The victim led officers into the house through a back door, and noticed that several items were missing from the dining room and his bedroom. The suspect appeared to have locked the dead bolt to the front door and exited out the rear door.
Arrest: Occurred on 1/31 at 5:50 PM- Thornton Rd.
Officers responded to Thornton Rd for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The caller stated that there was a man sitting in a gold car acting suspicious. The officer approached the driver, who stated that he was a pizza delivery driver who had just made a delivery. A query of the man’s information revealed that his license was suspended and he had a default warrant out of Quincy district court. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension and the default warrant.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
A blue Volvo sedan was travelling on Harvard St. without an inspection sticker. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Harvard St. A query of the operator revealed that he had a suspended driver’s license. The operator was placed under arrest and charged with Operating after Suspension, Failure to submit vehicle for Inspection and Failure to secure child in Car seat.
Arrest: Occurred on 1/30 at 9:56 PM- Washington St./ Station St.
Officers observed a vehicle operating with no inspection sticker displayed on the front windshield. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Washington St. and Station St. A query of the operator indicated that he had a warrant out of Brookline District Court. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest.
Larceny: Occurred on 1/26- Aspinwall Ave.
An Aspinwall Ave. resident reported a past larceny. The victim stated that on Thursday January, 26, a package that had been delivered to her residence was stolen from her front porch. The victim stated that she had ordered an iPhone and it was delivered by FedEx, but when she arrived home the package was not on her porch.
Traffic Stop: Occurred on 1/30 at 5:50 PM- Boylston St.
A vehicle traveling on Boylston St. made an illegal U-turn, crossing over Cypress St. and continued on Boylston St. in the other direction. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query of the registration revealed that it had been revoked. The driver was issued a citation for Revoked Insurance, Unregistered MV, Revoked Registration, and U-Turn Violation. The operator will be summonsed to court. Her vehicle was towed and the registration plates were seized.
Burglary: Occurred on 1/30 between 10:00 AM and 3:20 PM- Newton St.
Officers responded to a Newton St. residence for a report of a Breaking and Entering. The victim stated that she left her house at 10:00 AM and returned at 3:20 PM. The victim noticed that the glass on her side door was smashed and that the front door was open. Several rooms in the house had been ransacked. Items were reported stolen from two bedrooms.
Assault: Occurred on 1/30- Druce St.
An officer responded to Druce St. for a report of a past assault and battery. The victim works for a construction company, and he told police that he had been assaulted by a subcontractor on a construction site. The victim explained that the suspect was performing tests that involved driving a steel rod into soil. The victim told police that he had asked the suspect why he had performed the test incorrectly. The suspect responded by striking the victim in the head with the steel rod, knocking the hard hat off his head.
Two witnesses corroborated the victim’s account.
Based on the statements made by the victim and the witnesses, the suspect was placed under arrest and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Officers were dispatched to a Washington St. establishment regarding a report of a man passed out in the front seat of a motor vehicle. Officers observed an unresponsive male in a parked, running vehicle in front of the establishment. After several attempts to awake the man, the subject exited the vehicle, appearing to be disoriented and unsteady on his feet. The subject slurred his words and appeared to have vomit on his shirt. Officers observed a ripped plastic bag in the ashtray consistent with the packaging of drugs.
Based on the observations of the subject, officers believed the subject to be under the influence of some type of drug. A search of the vehicle revealed a small plastic bag containing a white powdery substance, believed to be cocaine. Based on the facts and observations, the subject was placed under arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of Class B Substance, Possession of Class E Substance, and No Inspection Sticker. After an inventory search of the vehicle, the subject was additionally charged with two counts of Carrying a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of Ammunition.
Burglary: Occurred on 1/27 at 10:22 PM- Harvard Ave.
Officer was dispatched to a Harvard Ave. residence for a report of a B&E. The victim returned to the apartment at 10:00 PM and noticed that the rear window was left open and the dead bolt was unlocked. A laptop computer and several pieces of jewelry were taken from the apartment. The entry point is believed to be an unlocked basement window.
OUIL: Occurred on 1/28 at 1:25 AM- Boylston St.
Officer observed a dark colored sedan traveling on Boylston St. at a high rate of speed. The officer also noticed the registration sticker to be expired. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. at the intersection of High St. Upon reaching the operator’s window, the officer could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the interior of the vehicle. The operator slurred his words, and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. When the subject exited the vehicle, he was unsteady on his feet and disoriented.
Based on the officer’s observations, it was determined that the subject was operating under the influence of alcohol and he was placed under arrest. The operator was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Liquor- Second Offense. He was notified that his license would be suspended.
Burglary: Occurred on 1/28- Fuller St.
Officers were dispatched to a Fuller St residence for a B+E report. The victims stated that he believed that someone had broken into their apartment between 12:30 am on January 26 and 7:30 pm on January 27. Several electronics were reported stolen and the bedrooms appeared to be rummaged through. The point of entry is believed to be a balcony door.
Robbery: Occurred on 1/29 at 2:45 AM- Harvard St./ Columbia St.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Harvard St and Columbia St for an armed robbery by means of a handgun that had occurred approximately twenty minutes earlier. The victim stated that he exited a cab at Harvard St and Kenwood St. and started to walk towards his apartment on Columbia St. He stated that he was approached from behind by a man who pointed a gun at him and asked the victim for his wallet and cell phone. The victim handed the subject his cell phone and wallet and then returned home to call the police. The victim gave an updated description of a black or Hispanic male in his mid 20s, approximately 5'10-5'11, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, with a goatee, and slicked back shoulder length hair. He stated that the suspect had a black metallic handgun.
Malicious Damage of Town Property: Occurred on 1/29 at 2:35 AM- Beacon St/ Strathmore Rd.
Officer responded to a radio call for a reported dispute in the area of Beacon St. While traveling down Strathmore Rd., a person ran up to the cruiser and told the officer that there were two subjects breaking a sign towards the end of Strathmore Rd and Beacon St. On the corner of Beacon St. and Strathmore Rd., the officer saw a large group of people who appeared to be watching something. The officer observed two individuals pushing and pulling at a Town of Brookline traffic sign pole that was affixed to the ground. As the officer pulled up behind these two individuals, the sign they were pushing back and forth broke and fell into the roadway. Several witness told police that they observed the same two individuals pulling on the street pole that had fallen to the ground.
Based on the facts and observations, these suspects were placed into custody for Malicious Damage. In addition they were both charged with Disorderly Conduct.