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, March 23, 2012

Police Reports 3/22-3/23

Larceny: Occurred on 3/22 between 1:00 and 2:00 PM- Harvard St.

An individual reported a stolen bicycle from Harvard St. The victim stated that he locked his bicycle on a pole on Harvard St. at 1:00 PM. When he returned at 2:00 PM his bicycle was stolen.

Larceny: Occurred on 3/22- Francis St.

An individual reported a stolen bicycle from a Francis St. residence. The victim stated that he left his bicycle unsecured on the front porch. When he returned, he discovered it had been stolen.

Burglary: Occurred on 3/22- Davis Ave.

A Davis Ave. resident reported a breaking and entering. The victim stated that when we awoke, he noticed that several electronic items were missing from his kitchen. The victim stated that the kitchen door was left unsecured, and there were no signs of forced entry.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Police Reports 3/21-3/22

Arrest: Occurred on 3/22 at 1:25 AM- Freeman St.

A vehicle was traveling on Babcock St. at a very high rate of speed. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, however the vehicle continued to accelerate onto Freeman St. The vehicle then turned onto Pleasant St. and Thatcher St., finally stopping in the Dexter Park parking lot. The occupants of the vehicle exited the car and fled into the Dexter Park apartment building.

One of the passengers tripped and fell, at which time the officer was able to stop him. Two other passengers who had been running also stopped at this time. The three passengers stated that they did not know the driver or where he fled to. One of the passengers provided an officer with a false name and social security number. A criminal application was filed for this subject for False Name to Police and Obstruction of Justice. Officers went to this passenger’s apartment, where the driver of the vehicle was hiding and voluntarily came downstairs to talk to the police. This subject was placed under arrest for failure to stop for the police and operating to endanger.

Shoplifting: Occurred on 3/21 at 7:34 PM- Harvard St.

A loss prevention employee at TJ Maxx reported a shoplifting. The employee stated that he observed an individual placing merchandise into a personal bag that she had brought into the store. The subject was placed under arrest for Shoplifting.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/21 at 6:20 PM- Centre St.

A vehicle was traveling on Williams St. without operational brake lights. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Centre St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that her license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Burglary: Occurred between 3/20 and 3/21- St. Paul St.

A St. Paul St. resident reported a burglary. The victim stated that he noticed that two televisions in the fitness area of the building were missing. The victim then checked his storage unit, where he discovered that two bicycles were missing. Another resident reported that someone had entered her storage unit and moved items around, but nothing was taken. There are several other storage units located in the basement and it is unclear whether any units have been compromised.

Larceny: Occurred on 3/20- Davis Ave

A Davis Ave. resident reported that two bicycles were stolen from the front hallway of his building. An individual reported that she had found a bicycle in the yard of her Davis Ave. residence at 8:45 Am on 3/21. The bicycle was positively identified and returned to the owner. The second bicycle has not been recovered.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Police Reports 3/20-3/21

Arrest: Occurred on 3/21 at 3:21 AM- Beacon St.

A vehicle was traveling on Beacon St. at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Beacon St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that his right to operate in Massachusetts was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/20 at 9:37 PM- Station St.

Officers responded to Station St. for a report of a verbal dispute. Witnesses identified the two parties that had been involved and confirmed that the dispute was only verbal and not physical. A name check of the two subjects revealed that the female individual had a default warrant out of Malden District Court. She was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/20 at 1:57 PM- Babcock St.

A vehicle traveling on Harvard St. made an unsafe lane change and turned onto Babcock St. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Babcock St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that her right to operate in Massachusetts was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/20 at 9:33 AM- Goddard Ave.

A vehicle was traveling on Goddard Ave. at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Goddard Ave. A query of the operator’s information revealed that he did not have a valid driver’s license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating without a License.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/20 at 9:09 AM- Boylston St.

A vehicle was traveling on Boylston St. with an expired registration sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. at Dunster Rd. A query of the operator and the vehicle revealed that the registration was expired and non-renewable, and that the driver had a revoked license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation and Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/20 at 8:53 AM- Hammond Pond Parkway

A vehicle that was traveling on Hammond Pond Parkway was traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle also changed lanes without signaling. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Hammond Pond Parkway. A query of the driver’s information revealed that he had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

Brookline Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

Brookline, MA - Today the Brookline police department announced that it will receive $10,000 from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) as one of 31 grants to local police departments to combat underage drinking. EOPSS awarded $217,000 in U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funds were awarded by on a competitive basis; grants varied between $5,000 and $15,000 based on the size of the community.

“There are many tools to combat underage drinking, and this grant provides much needed funding to target the problem,” said Lieutenant Philip Harrington. “Whether you are underage, plan to sell to a minor, or buy alcohol for a minor, we will be on the look out.”

The grants will fund a variety of law enforcement activities including: stings/compliance checks in bars, restaurants and retail locations; reverse stings; “shoulder tap” and “Cops in Shops” programs; and party patrols. Through a combination of these techniques, departments will be able to analyze and crack down on both minors who seek to circumvent the law and those people and businesses that allow them to. Activities under this grant in last year led to 217 youth citations and 189 arrests, and 87 adult citations and 64 arrests across the Commonwealth.

“Teens and parents need to be reminded that underage drinking is deadly serious,” said Lieutenant Philip Harrington. “Parents need to know that hosting a party where alcohol is served to minors is both illegal and extremely dangerous for the minors, for others in the community, and for the parents themselves, given the legal liabilities they face.”
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009 nationwide, 33% of 15- to 20-year-olds killed in crashes had a blood alcohol content of .01 or higher. Compounding the problem, drivers who have been drinking are also less likely to use restraints. Also in 2009 nationwide, 60% of young drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes who had been drinking were unrestrained. Of the young drivers who had been drinking and were killed in crashes, 70% were unrestrained.
Any loss or injury on our roadways is one too many. The Brookline police department, in partnership with EOPSS, recognizes that traffic crashes are preventable, and is committed to using this grant to reduce the number of motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries in Brookline.

In addition, the Brookline Police Department encourages residents to be aware of our current policy. Unsupervised house parties have been the scene of many tragic events. Word gets out that parents will be away, and parties quickly get out of hand. Alcohol and drug overdoses, date rape, vandalism and incidences of violence are often the result of unsupervised house parties. We are asking that all members of the Brookline community, parents, neighbors, and teens, to do their part to prevent these tragedies.

If you are aware of plans for an unsupervised house party, please call the Brookline Police 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The telephone number is 617-730-2222- Police Station Front Desk. If you prefer, your call will be anonymous. The police will send out a special patrol to assess the safety of the situation. Appropriate steps will be taken to intervene with any risky behaviors, including alcohol and drug use. The intent of the police intervention is to provide assistance and counseling in order to prevent further tragedies.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bicycle Enforcement Arrest

Arrest: Occurred on 3/17 at 5:45 PM- Harvard St.

A male traveling on his bicycle on Harvard St. went through a red light. An officer who was conducting bicycle enforcement stopped the individual on Harvard St. The subject began to yell at the officer in an assaultive manner, using profanities. A large crowd of people including children were present to witness the incident. The officer placed the subject under arrest for being a disorderly person. The subject was also issued a citation for going through a red light on a bicycle.

Police Reports 3/19-3/20

OUIL: Occurred on 3/20 at 12:04 AM- Beacon St.

A black Mercedes failed to stop for a red light on Beacon St. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Beacon St. Upon reaching the vehicle, the officer could detect a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle. Officers observed significant damage to the front of the vehicle. Based on the observations, the driver was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/19 at 10:55 AM- Goddard Ave./ Avon St.

A vehicle traveled past the intersection of Goddard Ave. and Avon St. at a high rate of speed. The officers then initiated a traffic stop. A query of the driver’s information revealed that his right to operate had expired. The operator was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Assault: Occurred on 3/18 at 4:25 PM- South St.

An employee at The Bournewood Hospital reported an assault and battery that had occurred on March 18. The employee stated that three patients were involved in an altercation. A female subject stated that she was using the phone when a male subject approached her aggressively, and she punched him. A second male subject stated that he intervened in an attempt to restrain the female subject, and that he and the other male subject had exchanged punches. All three parties will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for assault and battery.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Police Reports 3/16-3/19

Arrest: Occurred on 3/18 at 9:50 PM- Harvard St.

A vehicle was traveling on Harvard St. with defective brake lights. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Harvard St. A query of a passenger’s information revealed that he had an active warrant out of Quincy District Court. The passenger was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/18 at 10:01 PM- St. Paul St./ Commonwealth Ave.

A Toyota Avalon failed to stop for the stop sign located at the intersection of Amory St and Dummer St. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of St. Paul St and Commonwealth Ave. A query of the driver’s information revealed that his license was revoked. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation.

Breaking and Entering: Occurred on 3/18 at 1:12 AM- Beacon St.

Officers responded to a Beacon St. residence for a report of a live breaking and entering. The caller stated that a white male wearing a green hooded sweatshirt was sitting on his bed. Upon officers’ arrival, they observed a shattered window and broken screen, as well as a white male sitting on the edge of the bed. The white male was handcuffed and transported to the hospital for a laceration on his hand.

The resident stated that he was awoken by a loud noise in his bedroom. He stated that the suspect had shattered a window and climbed into the bedroom, sitting at the foot of the bed without saying anything. Another resident on the floor below stated that someone had tried to enter his apartment through a bedroom window. This resident stated that he saw someone’s leg coming through his window, but he shouted at the suspect and he left without entering. The suspect was charged with 2 counts of Breaking and Entering at Night, Malicious/Wanton Damage of Property, and Trespassing.

Disorderly Conduct: Occurred on 3/18 at 12:01 AM- Pleasant St.

Officers responded to a Pleasant St. address for a report of a suspicious person banging on the garage door. The officer observed a male subject kicking and punching the garage door, yelling for someone to let him in. The subject appeared to be intoxicated and the officer could smell an odor of alcohol emanating from his person. The subject was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct.

Burglary: Occurred on 3/17- Alton Pl.

An Alton Pl. resident reported a past breaking and entering and larceny. The victim stated that he had gone to bed at 2:00 AM on 3/17 and woke up at 7:00 AM. The victim stated that when he awoke there were several items missing from his bedroom. There were no signs of forced entry.

Arrest: Occurred on 3/17 at 2:31 AM- Kent St.

A vehicle was traveling on Harvard St. at an unusually slow rate of speed as well as veering from side to side. The vehicle turned onto Kent St. where the officer conducted a traffic stop. A query of the driver’s information revealed that his right to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred on 3/16- Browne St.

A Browne St. resident reported a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he had parked his car on Browne St. at 4:20 PM. When he returned at 10:20 PM, he noticed the front passenger side window was broken. A GPS unit had been removed from the vehicle.