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, June 8, 2012

Liquor Compliance Checks to start soon

The Brookline Police Department will be conducting liquor stings, which involve liquor compliance checks starting now throughout the next couple of months. These stings will be conducted at all liquor licensed establishments, including package stores, restaurants and variety stores. These compliance checks are part of the duties of the department’s liquor control officer and will be done on a continuous basis throughout the year.

Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility. Compliance checks reassure youths do not have easy access to alcohol and that people over 21 years of age are not buying alcohol for underage youths, including employees and liquor license holders. Such activities and frequent oversight of alcohol retailers increases compliances.


Thank you,
Brookline Police Department

Police Reports 6/7-6/8

Arrest: Occurred on 6/7 at 1:44 PM- Toxteth St.

Officers responded to a Toxteh St. residence for the report of a breaking and entering. The suspect was described as a tall, thin black male, wearing a baseball cap, walking with a wooden cane. Officers were able to stop a subject who fit the description in the area. A Toxteth St. resident stated that the subject entered her home from the rear door and walked into her kitchen. A separate Toxteth St. resident reported that the same subject had been on his porch area near the back door. The subject was placed under arrest and will be charged with Breaking and Entering and Trespassing.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Police Reports 6/6-6/7

Robbery: Occurred on 6/6 at 4:10 PM- Beacon St.

Officers responded to Shaws on Beacon St. for the report of a robbery. The suspect was described as a white male in his 50's, 6'00 - 6'02" in height, 250-260 lbs, short buzz cut gray hair, gray scruffy facial hair, gray shirt, wearing shorts.

A customer service employee stated that the suspect handed her a note and demanded that she give him money from the cash register. At no time did the suspect display a weapon. When the employee refused, the suspect pushed her aside and grabbed the cash register drawer. The suspect left the drawer in the parking lot after removing cash. Witnesses stated that the suspect fled from the store and entered a silver Lexus. The owner of the vehicle stated that she was stopped at a red light on Beacon St. when the suspect got into her vehicle and told her to drive. The owner of the vehicle exited the car, and the suspect drove off traveling eastbound on Beacon St.

While canvassing the area for the suspect, officers discovered the vehicle at the Brookline Hills MBTA stop. The car was unoccupied and unlocked. The investigation into this case is still ongoing.

Larceny: Occurred on 6/6- Commonwealth Ave.

Three individuals reported larcenies from a locker room at a gym on Commonwealth Ave. Sometime between 6:27 PM and 8:45 PM, an unknown suspect entered the locker room and removed items from three unsecured lockers.

Arrest: Occurred on 6/6 at 7:14 PM- Harvard St.

A query of a vehicle’s information revealed that the registered owner had a suspended license. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Harvard St. The driver was confirmed to be the registered owner, and he was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred between 6/4 and 6/5- Coolidge St.

A Coolidge St. resident reported a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that after talking with her neighbors, she realized that her car had been broken into between 6:00 PM on 6/4 and 12:00 PM on 6/5. The victim noticed that several bags had been removed from the vehicle. The car had been left unlocked in the victim’s driveway. The bags were located by an officer in the area of several other motor vehicle breaks in the immediate area.

Larceny: Occurred on 6/5- Davis Ave.

A Davis Ave. resident reported the larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that sometime between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM on 6/5, somebody took an unlocked bicycle off her front porch.

Arrest: Occurred on 6/7 at 11:24 AM- Beacon St.

A Brookline meter maid reported an assault on Beacon St. The victim stated that she asked a cab driver who was parked in front of a hotel on Beacon St. to move his vehicle up and to feed the meter. The cab driver became angry with the victim and pushed the driver’s side door into the meter maid. The door struck the meter maid, causing her to stumble backwards. The driver was placed under arrest for Assault and Battery.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Police Reports 6/5-6/6

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred between 6/4 and 6/5- Winchester St.

A Winchester St. resident reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle in his driveway at approximately 5:30 PM on 6/4. When he returned at approximately 6:30 AM on 6/5, he discovered that the vehicle had been rummaged through. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle. The car was left unlocked.

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred between 6/4 and 6/5- Coolidge St.

A Coolidge St. resident reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle in his driveway at approximately 6:00 PM on 6/4. When he returned early on 6/5, he discovered that someone had stolen some loose change from the vehicle. The car was left unlocked.

MV Theft: Occurred between 6/4 and 6/5- Winchester St.

A Winchester St. resident reported the theft of his motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle in a driveway on Winchester St. on 6/4 at approximately 6:00 PM. When he returned the next day, the vehicle was missing.

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred between 6/4 and 6/5- Winchester St.

While taking a report of a motor vehicle break, an officer observed two duffel bags that had been left at the corner of Winchester St. and Coolidge St. A tag identified the owner as a Winchester St. resident. The resident stated that the duffel bags had last been in his vehicle, which was parked in a driveway on Winchester St. At that time, the rear hatchback was ajar and the vehicle had been rummaged through. The car was left unlocked.

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred between 6/4 and 6/5- Winchester St.

A Winchester St. resident reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that it occurred sometime between 10:00 PM on 6/4 and 7:00 AM on 6/5. The suspect entered the vehicle through an unlocked passenger door and rummaged through the car. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Chief rolls out a new prgram

BROOKLINE HOMESAFE PROGRAM


At tonight’s Selectman Meeting, the Brookline Police, Chief Daniel O’Leary will be announcing our participation in a new program the Brookline Homesafe Program. The program is aimed at assisting people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and children and adults with developmental disorders who are at risk of wandering. The program utilizes the latest tracking technology. Participants in the program are issued a bracelet that is worn 24 hours a day and is capable of emitting a radio frequency signal. Should the participant wander or become lost, the Brookline Police can track the signal. Other communities are currently using the SafetyNet technology and have had success locating lost participants in the program. The Brookline Homesafe Program is a collaborative effort between the Brookline Police, the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, and Brookline Council on Aging. For information on the program please contact the Brookline Police Community Service Division, The Brookline Community Mental Health Center. Further information on the SafetyNet Program can be obtained at www.SafetyNetSource.com or by calling 1-877-4-FIND-THEM (1-877-434-6384).

Police Reports 6/4-6/5

B&E Motor Vehicle: Occurred on 6/4- Winchester St.

A Winchester St. resident reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle on Winchester St., and when he returned he discovered that the front passenger window was smashed. A GPS unit was removed from the vehicle.

Larceny: Occurred between 6/1 and 6/4- Brookline Place

An employee at The New England Institute of Art reported a larceny. The employee stated that several computer monitors, keyboards, and mice were taken from a computer lab. The larceny occurred between 6/1 and 6/4, and the computer room was available to students in that time frame.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fatal Crash on June 2nd

On June 2nd at 3:47 AM, Brookline officers responded to 114 Harvard St. for the report of a single car motor vehicle accident. A Gray sedan had struck a tree head on facing northbound on the southbound side of Harvard St. Both occupants were transported to Beth Israel Hospital. The passenger, a 26 year old male from Mattapan, was pronounced dead at 6:05 AM. The driver, a 22 year old male, survived the crash with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Police Reports 5/31-6/4

Arrest: Occurred on 5/31 at 8:19 PM- Washington St./ Juniper St.

A query of a vehicle’s information revealed that the registered owner had a suspended license. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Washington St and Juniper St. The driver was confirmed to be the registered owner, and she was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Arrest: Occurred on 6/1 at 12:49 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 his license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Arrest: Occurred on 6/2 at 12:10 AM- Boylston St.

A vehicle was traveling on Boylston St. without operational rear taillights. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query of the driver’s information revealed that she did not have a valid license. The driver was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Larceny: Occurred between 6/1 and 6/2- Tappan St.

An individual reported the larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that she locked her bicycle to a rack on Tappan St. at approximately 1:00 PM on 6/1. When she returned at approximately 3:30 PM on 6/2, the bicycle was missing.

Arrest: Occurred on 6/3 at 1:08 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 he did not have a valid license. The driver was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

OUIL: Occurred on 6/3 at 3:37 AM- Beacon St.

An officer observed a vehicle in a parking lot on Beacon St. The driver’s side door was open and the vehicle was running. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver was slumped over the steering wheel. Officers could detect an odor of alcohol emanating from the driver’s person. Based on the observations, the driver was placed under arrest for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor.

Larceny: Occurred between 6/1 and 6/2- Tappan St.

An individual reported the larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that he locked his bicycle to a rack at the Brookline Hills T-Stop on 6/1 at approximately 9:00 AM. When he returned at the same time the next morning the bicycle was missing.

Larceny: Occurred on 6/3 between 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM- Linden St.

A Linden St. resident reported the larceny of two bicycles. The victim stated that she left her Linden St. residence at approximately 5:00 PM. When she returned several hours later she discovered two of her bicycles missing. The bicycles were in an unsecured garage behind the home.