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 10, 2012

Police Reports 2/9-2/10

Larceny Arrest: Occurred on 2/9 at 12:32 PM- Borland St.

Due to the recent increase of house breaks and package thefts, additional officers were assigned to monitor certain areas of Brookline. An officer observed a subject who appeared to be nervous, constantly looking over his shoulders and acting in a suspicious manner. After briefly losing sight of the subject, officers observed the subject on St. Paul St. turning onto Beacon St. carrying a blue box, an item that he had not been carrying previously.

Based on the individual’s suspicious behavior, officers stopped the subject on Borland St. Officers conducted a pat frisk of the individual, which revealed a pair of high heeled shoes tucked in his pants. A search of the subject’s backpack revealed, among other items, a UPS box that was not addressed to the subject. At this time, the subject was placed under arrest for Larceny. Officers conducted a search of the area where they had observed the subject pass by. Inside several doorways were UPS boxes that had been torn open and emptied. He was charged with three counts of larceny from a building.

Arrest: Occurred on 2/10 at 2:17 AM- Harvard St./ Beacon St.

A motor vehicle was traveling on Beacon St. with a rejected inspection sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Harvard St. and Beacon St. A query of the driver revealed that his license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension and failure to submit vehicle for inspection.

Arrest: Occurred on 2/9 at 8:01 PM- Boylston St.

A vehicle was traveling on Boylston St. at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. The operator did not have a valid driver’s license, and he was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed and Speeding. The registered owner of the vehicle, who arrived to take control of the car, was issued a citation for Allowing an Unlicensed Operator to drive a MV.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Arrest Update

Recently we have seen an increase in crime regarding house breaks, car breaks, and package thefts.

On 2/8, Nathaniel Roseboom, 27, was arrested by the Brookline PD for multiple motor vehicle breaks. On 2/9, Washington Pearson, 44, and Jenell Pearson, 29, were arrested by the Brookline PD for Breaking and Entering a Verndale St. residence on 2/6. On 2/9 Martin White, 43, was arrested by the Brookline PD for Breaking and Entering and Larceny of packages. These subjects are believed to responsible for many crimes in Brookline.

Police Reports 2/8-2/9

Burglary: Occurred on 2/8 between 7:20 Am and 6:20 PM- James St.

A James St. resident reported a Breaking and Entering and Larceny. The victim stated that she left the apartment at 7:20 AM and returned at 5:00 PM. The victim entered the master bedroom and noticed some belongings were missing. There appeared to be pry marks on the front door, which is believed to be the point of entry.

Arrest: Occurred on 2/8 at 6:22 PM- Longwood Ave.

A green Honda Civic was traveling on St. Paul Street with no front registration plate and no registration sticker on the rear plate. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Longwood Ave. A query of the driver revealed that his right to operate a motor vehicle was suspended. The operator was placed under arrest and charged with Operating after Suspension, No Front Number Plate, and No Registration Sticker attached to Number Plate.

Arrest: Occurred on 2/8 at 1:40 PM- Allandale Rd.

A vehicle was traveling on Allandale Rd. at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Allandale Rd. A query of the operator revealed that he had a warrant. The query also revealed that the license plates were for a vehicle other than the one that had been stopped. The operator was placed under arrest for the warrant. He will be summonsed to court for Attaching M/V Plates, Operating an Unregistered M/V, Operating an Uninsured M/V, and Speeding.

Arrest: Occurred on 2/8 at 11:42 AM- Chestnut Hill Ave.

A Honda sedan was traveling on Boylston St. and took a turn onto Chestnut Hill Ave. A query of the vehicle indicated that the vehicle had an expired registration. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Chestnut Hill Ave. A query of the operator revealed that her license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension.

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred between 8:00 PM 2/6 and 8:00 AM 2/8- Highland Rd.

A Highland Rd. resident reported a motor vehicle breaking and entering. The victim reported that he parked the vehicle in the front driveway on 2/6/12 at approximately 8:00 PM. On 2/8/12 at 8:00 PM the victim saw that the driver’s side window had been smashed and a radar detector had been taken from the vehicle.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Arrest Made / B& E motor vehicles

Today at 2:10PM an alert citizen called to report hearing the sound of glass breaking. The caller observed a motor vehicle with a broken window and saw a subject riding away on a bicycle. Officers responded and a short time later located a subject fitting the description, as the investigation unfolded the subject was found to be in possession of several stolen items. These items had been taken from parked vehicles in the area. The subject faces several counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property The investigation is still underway. More information to follow in tomorrow’s blog. Thanks and well done to the resident who called so quickly. Reminder,remove all valuables from sight, and report any suspicious behavior you may see.

Northside Residential Breaking and Enterings

Between January 23 and February 6, 2012, there have been 18 residential burglaries and attempted burglaries, primarily on thee north side of Brookline. We believe there are two different patterns and culprits for these crimes. For one pattern, the suspect is breaking in through front doors during the early afternoon hours (12:00 noon – 2:00 pm). This suspect may be ringing doorbells to determine if anyone is home. For the second pattern, the suspect is gaining entry through first floor window equipped with a crank mechanism to open the window, mainly during the early evening hours (5:30 – 7:30 pm).

Brookline Police are encouraging the community to report suspicious us individuals or vehicles in their neighborhoods. If you observe suspicious activity (someone ringing your bell stating they are looking for someone who you know does not live inn the building), please note the description of the person or vehicle, try to record the number of individuals involved, their height and weight, if they have facial hair, what they are wearing, anything they may be carrying, etc. If a vehicle is involved, please record the license plate and the make/model of the vehicle, number of occupants in the vehicle, direction the vehicle is traveling in. etc.

Please call 911 or 617-730-2222 to report suspicious activity.

Police Reports 2/7-2/8

Arrest: Occurred on 2/8 at 2:40 PM- Huntington Ave.

A vehicle was traveling on Washington St. with an expired inspection sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Huntington Ave. A query of the operator revealed that the driver had a suspended license, as well as a default warrant out of W. Roxbury District Court. The driver was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Operating after suspension and Expired Inspection Sticker.

Larceny: Occurred on 2/7 between 1:15 and 7:00 PM- Beacon St.

A Beacon St. resident reported a package theft. The victim stated that a package had been confirmed delivered to the front foyer of his residence, however the package was missing when he returned home.

Arrest: Occurred on 2/7- Cypress St./ Rice St.

Officers observed a subject acting suspicious in the area of Park St. and Marion St. Upon seeing the officers, the subject turned and covered his face, appearing to hide his identity. Officers continued to observe the subject as he walked to Cypress St. and Rice St., continuously looking over his shoulder. The officers conducted a field interview, and a query revealed that the subject had a default warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court. The subject was placed under arrest.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Police Reports 2/6-2/7

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred on 2/6 between 6:30 PM and 1:45 AM- High St.

Two vehicles were broken into in the same time frame and vicinity on High St. Sometime between 6:30 PM and 1:45 AM, somebody smashed windows on the vehicles and removed a GPS unit from both cars.

OUIL: Occurred on 2/6 at 5:40 PM- Boylston St.

A green Ford was traveling on Harvard St. with defective equipment. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. The vehicle matched the description of a hit and run accident that had been reported earlier in the day, and the rear bumper was hanging off the body of the vehicle. Upon reaching the driver’s window, officers could smell an odor of liquor emanating from the vehicle. The operator’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and he was slurring his words.

Based on the observations, the driver was placed under arrest and was charged with OUIL and other offenses.

Burglary: Occurred on 2/6 between 8:30 Am and 4:15 PM- Verndale St.

A Verndale St. resident reported a Breaking and Entering. There were obvious pry marks and damage to the front door. The master bedroom had been rummaged through, and several items were reported missing.

Arrest: Occurred on 2/6 at 1:30 PM- Harvard St

A motor vehicle was traveling on Harvard Street with an expired inspection sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Harvard St. A query of the operator revealed that her license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Operating after Suspension and Operating with an Expired Inspection Sticker.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Police Reports 2/3-2/6

Shoplifting: Occurred on 2/3 at 7:06 PM- Beacon St.

A Trader Joe’s employee reported a shoplifting incident. The employee stated that she identified a subject placing items into personal bags and later leaving the store without paying for the items. The subject could not produce a receipt for the items in the bag. The subject was placed under arrest for Larceny Over $250.00.

Burglary: Occurred on 2/3 at 8:30 PM- St. Paul St.

A St. Paul Street resident reported a Breaking and Entering. The victim stated that she returned to her residence to find a window in her bedroom that was forced open and the screen pushed in. Residents reported several items stolen from bedrooms.

OUIL: Occurred on 2/4 at 1:59 AM- Newton St.

A vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Lee St. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Newton St. Upon reaching the driver’s window, the officer could detect a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. The driver’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and he was unsteady on his feet. Based on the observations, the operator was placed under arrest for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor and Speeding. The operator’s license was confiscated and subsequently destroyed.

Assault: Occurred on 2/6 at 12:06 AM- Beacon St./ Washington St.

An officer was traveling on Beacon Street when he observed a fight involving multiple people at the intersection of Beacon and Washington Street. The officer witnessed a male subject wrestling with, and pushing people onto the MBTA tracks. Upon seeing the officer, several males ran on Beacon Street towards University Road. The subject whom the officer saw fighting ran south on Washington Street, crossing Beacon. Four additional individuals remained in place at the corner. The officer chased the subject and was able to apprehend him in the right travel lane of Beacon St.

The four individuals who had remained on the corner stated that they were assaulted by several males, including the male that the officer had apprehended. A description of the suspects was relayed to other police units, and two male parties were stopped on University Road. The victims identified the parties as being involved in the fight.

The victims stated that they had been walking along Beacon St. when the suspects started to accost them regarding the Super Bowl. The victims stated that the suspects charged at them and began to physically attack them. All three subjects were placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. One party was additionally charged with assault and battery.

Larceny: Occurred on 2/5 at 11:00 AM- Freeman St.

A Freeman St. resident reported that two separate envelopes in her mailbox were discovered unsealed. Gifts cards that had been sent to the victim were removed from the envelopes.