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, April 13, 2012

Police Reports 4/12-4/13

Arrest: Occurred on 4/12 at 4:15 PM- Newton St.

A query of a vehicle’s information revealed that the registered owner had an active arrest warrant. The query also revealed that the registration was revoked. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Newton St. The registered owner was placed under arrest for the warrant, and will also be charged with Revoked Insurance, Revoked Registration, and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

Larceny: Occurred on 4/12 at 8:00 PM- Heath St.

A student reported a larceny. The victim stated that she left her cell phone is a dressing room at 8:00 PM. When she returned at approximately 9:00 PM, she discovered that her cell phone had been stolen.

Larceny: Occurred on 4/12- Webster St.

An individual reported a larceny from a Webster St. building. The victim stated that she placed her bag in a storage room when she arrived at work. When she returned to the room, she discovered that cash had been stolen from her bag.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Police Reports 4/11-4/12

Arrest: Occurred on 4/12 at 4:03 AM- Dudley St.

Officers responded to a Dudley St. address for a residential alarm. The residence is under construction and located on a side street with little vehicle traffic. Upon arrival, officers observed a vehicle parked in front of the driveway that led to the residence. The vehicle was stopped to question the occupants. A check of the house revealed that the kitchen window had been forced open and had fresh pry marks. Based on the circumstances, there was probable cause to believe that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in the breaking and entering of the home. The driver and the passenger were both placed under arrest for Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime and Attempt to Commit a Felony.

Larceny: Occurred on Freeman St.

A Freeman St. resident reported a past larceny. The victim stated that a number of expensive jewelry items were taken from her home in December 2011. The victim stated that at the time of the larceny, her condo was under construction and she was not living in her apartment.

Arrest: Occurred on 4/11 at 5:54 PM- High St./ Acron Rd.

A vehicle passed through a red light at the intersection of Washington St. and Boylston St. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of High St. and Acron Rd. A query of the driver’s information revealed that he had a straight warrant out for his arrest. The operator was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Larceny: Occurred between 4/10 and 4/11- Gibbs St.

A Gibbs St. resident reported a larceny. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle in a private lot on Gibbs St. on 4/10 at approximately 8:45 AM. When she returned on 4/11 at 8:45 AM, all four tires were removed and the car was sitting on concrete blocks.

Arrest: Occurred on 4/11 at 10:46 AM- Boylston St.

A vehicle took an illegal right turn on red from Washington St. onto Boylston St. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that his license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Leaf Blower Nuisance Control By-Law

As spring is upon us we want to remind you of the rules pertaining to the operation of leaf blowers. These rules are covered in our Nuisance Control By -Law. This Nuisance Control by Law can be found on the Town Of Brookline Website. Set out below are pertinent sections addressed in the By-Law

•Leaf blowers shall not be operated except between March 15 and May 15 and between September 15 and December 15 in each year.
•No leaf blower shall be operated before 8:00 AM or later than 8:00 PM Monday through Friday. No leaf blower shall be operated before 9:00A.M or after 8:00 P.M on the weekends and holidays.
•All leaf blowers are to be operated as recommended by the manufacturer. No modifications to the machine are allowed.
•In the event that a police officer or other Town employee, observes that a leaf blower has been modified or damaged, or does not have the proper manufacturer’s or Town label, the operator will be instructed to have the machine tested by the Town
• The provisions of this subsection do not apply to the use of leaf blowers by the Town and its contractors
•Inspections will be conducted by the Town at the DPW facility at 870 Hammond Street every first and third Tuesday night. These inspections will determine whether or not the machines are in compliance with the acceptable noise levels as set out in the by-law. No appointments necessary. The by-law prohibits the use of leaf blowers that exceed 67db. Those machines that pass inspection will be furnished with a label indicating that they may be operated within Brookline.
•Questions and information call the DPW at 617-646-2700.

We are recommending that you check your leaf blowers for the proper manufacturer’s label indicating that the noise level of the machine does not exceed 67 db. If it does, it will be illegal to use this machine in Brookline and you may be subject to a fine. If no label is attached, we strongly suggest you attend an inspection at your earliest convenience.

Thank You.

Brookline Police Department

Police Reports 4/10-4/11

Arrest: Occurred on 4/11 at 1:44 AM- Harvard St.

A query of a vehicle’s information revealed that the registration had been suspended. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Harvard St. and Beals St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that he did not have a valid Massachusetts Drivers License. The driver was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed. A search of his person revealed a firearm. He will be charged with Carrying a Firearm without a license, Operating a Motor Vehicle without a license, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a suspended registration.

A query of the passenger’s information revealed that he had a warrant out of Brighton District Court. The passenger was placed under arrest for his warrant. A search revealed that he had been sitting on top of a knife. In addition to the warrant, he will be charged with Carrying a Dangerous Weapon.

Arrest: Occurred on 4:10 at 5:10 PM- Beacon St.

A query of a vehicle’s information revealed that the registration had an expired status. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Beacon St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that his right to operate in Massachusetts is suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Package Theft: Occurred on 4/3- Winthrop Rd.

A Winthrop Rd. resident reported a package theft. The victim stated that a package had been confirmed delivered to her residence on 4/3, however the package was not on the front stoop or the vestibule of her building. A check with neighbors revealed that no one had seen or touched the package.

Arrest: Occurred on 4/10 at 9:19 AM–Clyde St./ Larkin Rd.

A vehicle failed to stop for the stop sign at Newton St and Goddard Ave. A traffic stop was conducted at Clyde St and Larkin Rd. A query of the driver’s information revealed that he did not have a valid license. The driver was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Take-back Prescription Drug Day Planned by DEA and BPD

Once again it’s time to clean out your medicine cabinet.

The Brookline Police Department is holding a drug take-back day Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and it is sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The Brookline Health Department says that old medicines that languish in cabinets often end up abused or misused even if the owner of the drugs isn't aware of it.

The rate of prescription drug abuse is growing by the day and the DEA says that most abused drugs are taken from family or friends - including from someone's home medicine cabinet.
The drive will also give people a safe way to get rid of old drugs. Many people throw them away or flush them down the toilet, which can be a hazard to the environment by ending up in septic systems and sewers where lots of the pharmaceutical compounds survive treatment.

The program is free and anonymous.

Please turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Brookline Public Safety Headquarters

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Traffic Advisory for Marathon Monday 4/16

Please plan your commute accordingly for the 116th running of the Boston Marathon that will take place on April 16th. Due to the marathon, there will be altered traffic patterns around Beacon Street from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM on Monday. Tow zones will be in effect starting Sunday evening. Beacon St. itself will be shut down to all vehicle traffic and pedestrian crossings while the race is underway.

Police Reports 4/9-4/10

Robbery: Occurred on 4/9 at 9:54 PM- High St.

At approximately 10:00 PM, a woman was waiting for a taxi on High St. at High St. Place when she was approached by an unknown male who struck her in the face. The victim stated that the suspect repeatedly struck her in the face until she gave up her cell phone. The victim described the suspect as a black male, 30-40 yrs old, 5'10-6' tall, heavy set (200+ lbs), some facial hair, a dark colored beanie with possible hair sticking out, wearing a black hoodie and dark colored baggy clothing. The suspect ran through Robinson Park and onto Franklin St. Units canvassed the area with the help of a Boston K9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives are continuing with this investigation.

Leaving the Scene: Occurred on 4/9 at 2:55- Beacon St.

A vehicle backed into a building on Beacon St. Upon the officer’s arrival, the vehicle was gone and there was minor damage to the building. A passerby was able to take a picture of the vehicle in which the officer was able to identify the license plate number. The registered owner of the vehicle will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Police Reports 4/6-4/9

Arrest: Occurred on 4/6 at 9:16 AM- Newton St.

A vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Newton St. and Goddard Ave. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Newton St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that her license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Larceny: Occurred on 4/6- Warren St.

A Warren St. resident reported the larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that her bicycle was stolen from her front porch sometime between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on 4/3.

Shoplifting: Occurred on 4/6 at 4:05 PM- Harvard St.

Officers responded to TJ Maxx for a shoplifting report. A loss prevention employee stated that he had observed two individuals removing the security devices from store merchandise. The two individuals were placed under arrest for shoplifting.

Arrest: Occurred on 4/6 at 6:18 PM- Washington St.

A vehicle that was traveling on Washington St. made an unsafe lane change without using a signal. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Washington St. A query revealed that a passenger had an active warrant out for his arrest. The passenger was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Burglary: Occurred on 4/7- Clinton Rd.

A Clinton Rd. resident reported a breaking and entering. The victim stated that when he awoke on 4/7, he noticed that a mud room door was slightly ajar. The victim received a call from another individual who told him that a bag containing several of the victim’s credit cards was left on his front lawn. Nothing else was reported missing from the house.

Malicious Damage: Occurred on 4/8- Centre St. Lot

An individual reported malicious damage to several vehicles in the Centre Street West lot. There were five automobiles that had similar damage. The paint on the vehicles had been scratched with a key or another sharp object. A similar incident at this location was reported on 3/24.

Arrest: Occurred on 4/9 at 6:23 AM- Boylston St.

A vehicle was traveling on Boylston St. at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that she had an active warrant out of Dorchester District Court. The operator was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Arrest: Occurred on 4/9 at 10:02 AM- Summit Ave.

A vehicle failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Short St. and Summit Ave. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Summit Ave. A query of the driver’s information revealed that he did not have a valid license for operation in Massachusetts. The operator was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Arrest: Occurred on 4/9 at 11:09 AM- High St.

A vehicle failed to stop for the stop sign located at High St. and Chestnut St. The officer conducted a traffic stop on High St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that she had a warrant out of Dorchester District Court. The operator was placed under arrest for the warrant.