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Friday, August 3, 2012

Police Reports 8/3-8/2

Traffic Offense: 8/3 at 3:05am – Auburn St
Officer requested a vehicle to be towed due to outstanding parking citations. Vehicle was towed and the license plates were seized.

Loud Music/Party:
8/3 at 12:15am – Freeman St
Officers were dispatched to Freeman Street for a report of a loud party. There was music and loud music coming from the apartment. Resident was issued a citation for violation of the Loud Party By-Law. Guests were asked to leave and the music was turned off.

Larceny: Occurred 8/2 between 7:00pm & 9:00pm at Longwood Ave
Victim claimed that a package, containing a newly ordered computer, was taken from the front foyer of her apartment building. The light in the foyer was not working at the time of this report.

Operating After Revocation: 8/2 at 7:32pm - Beacon St at Englewood Ave
Officer was monitoring traffic on Beacon Street while parked on Clinton Path when he saw a driver of a vehicle with a phone in his hand. A query of the driver’s registration revealed that his license was revoked. Driver was placed under arrest and was issued a citation for Operating After Revocation and Texting while operating a vehicle. License was seized and the vehicle was towed.

General Information: 8/2 at 4:04pm- Beacon Street and Winchester
Officer was dispatched for a report of a subject who was found passed out sleeping on a sofa in the public alley with a box with bottles of unopened hard liquor. Subject was treated by paramedics and consulted by a nurse who helps with victims of alcohol abuse.

Larceny: 8/2 at 3:19pm – Harvard St
A sales clerk reported a larceny from the jewelry case of a gold chain with a gold pendant attached. He left the suspect unattended upstairs and when he returned the customer was gone. Suspect is described as a black male, mid to late 20's, 6 feet tall, thin build, with a small gap between his front teeth. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, gray jeans, basketball shoes, silver band watch with a blue face, and a diamond stud in his left ear. Officers will conduct a follow-up investigation.

ID Fraud: Occurred 7/29
Victim received a call from her bank informing her that an unknown suspect had attempted to obtain credit cards on her name from two of their locations.  The suspect used her name, DOB and SS#, but used incorrect addresses.

Malicious Damage: 8/2 at 10:51am - Harvard St
Witness observed a suspect get out of her car and key the passenger side of a different vehicle. The vehicle belonged to the suspect’s employer. At approximately 10:30am, earlier that morning, the victim terminated the subject as an employee. Officer will request a warrant be issued, charging the subject with Malicious Damage of a motor vehicle.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Police Report 8/1

Larceny: 8/1 at 11:31pm - Station St Lot
Witness reported that he just observed a suspect stealing a bicycle from a rack. He stated that he observed the suspect use a torch type instrument to defeat the lock that secured the bicycle to the rack. Suspect is described as a white male, older in age, balding, about 220 lbs wearing a blue polo shirt with white stripes, dark white khaki shorts, and white sneakers and was observed carrying a red duffel bag containing the torch like instrument. Several units responded to the area and searched for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

Attempted Larceny: Occurred 7/29 on Cypress St
Victim reported his bicycle missing. He kept it unlocked and unsecured in the garage area by his parking space.

Warrant: 8/1 at 6:28pm – Cutler Lane
Officer responded to a report of two unregistered solicitors who were going door to door in the neighborhood. Upon arrival, officer found the two subjects and did not see any identification being displayed by them as required by our town by law. Officer ran a records check, and it revealed that there was a traffic warrant issued for one of the subjects. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the station.

Warrant: 8/1 at 5:49pm – Tappan ST
Officer assisted in executing an arrest warrant for a subject who had an outstanding Default warrant for Possession of Firearm without FID card. Subject was located and placed under arrest.

Fraud use of Credit Card: 8/1 at 1:36pm – Walnut St
Victim stated that she received a phone call informing her of a purchase made on her credit card, with the item shipped to a different address. Both the order and credit card was cancelled. Detectives will conduct a follow up investigation.

2 Subjects Charged with Unarmed Robbery. Was it Worth It To Steal A Cellphone?

Sector 3 & 5
Robbery: 8/2 at 12:05am - Washington St towards Corey Rd

Officer responded to a report of a robbery that occurred in the area of Washington St. and Corey Rd. Female victim stated that as she was walking home from the train stop at Washington St, two Hispanic males approached her from the front and grabbed her cell phone out of her left hand. She said that she was listening to music and had the phone up in front of her as she was walking and she did not see the two suspects until they were right in front of her. One subject grabbed the phone and took off running down the sidewalk towards Beacon Street. Both subjects then got into a black vehicle that was parked and fled in the direction of Washington St/Downing Rd. Victim described the first suspect as a Hispanic male in his early to mid 20s wearing a black shirt, a black flat brimmed hat, short black hair, clean shaven with no facial hair. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his early to mid 20s wearing a black hat. At approximately 12:55am, a Boston Police Officer observed a vehicle, with no front plate, traveling into Brookline from Brighton matching both the description of the vehicle used in the robbery as well as the description of the suspects. This information was pass on on to Brookline Officers. With this information, a Brookline Police Officer spotted the vehicle and proceeded to followed the vehicle. The officer ran the plate and it came back to match a different vehicle. The officer pulled over the black vehicle and found a screwdriver and a cell phone that matched the description of those stolen from the female victim. Female victim recognized the two subjects in the vehicle as the suspects who stole her cell phone. Based on the description by the victim and the Show-Up ID, both suspects were placed under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police station separately. Both subjects will be charged with Unarmed Robbery.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Police Reports 7/31

Attempted Larceny: 8/1 at 3:06am – St Paul St at Beacon St
Officer was approached by a witness who stated that a male subject- dark skinned male, approximately six feet tall, thin build, with short hair wearing a white colored shirt- appeared to have been attempting to break into a parked vehicle. Subject did not make entry into the car. The owner of the vehicle was notified and she confirmed that there were no missing items from her vehicle. There is no further information at this time.

Operating after Suspension: 8/1 at 2:10am – Harvard St at Beacon St
Officer pulled over a vehicle that made an illegal turn. The vehicle registration revealed that the operator’s license was suspended and the registration was revoked. Operator was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension

Accident: 7/31 at 9:04pm – Hammond St at Boylston St
Officer responded to a report of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. Pedestrian was transported to the hospital for treatment of possible head, back, and neck injuries. Operator of the vehicle was issued a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Not Duly Licensed: 7/31 at 6:00pm - Washington St. & Boylston St. & High St
Officer pulled over a vehicle that passed through a red light. A query of the registration revealed that a default warrant was issued. Operator was placed under arrest for the warrant and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Not Being Duly Licensed.

Motor Vehicle Accident: 7/31 at 5:19pm – Beacon St and Englewood Ave
Officer was dispatched for a traffic crash. Operator of one of the vehicle was issued a citation for a Red light Violation. Both of the drivers stated they had no personal injuries from the accident and refused any medical aid.

Graffiti Law: 7/31 at 8:30am – Washington St
A member of the building department reported a graffiti tag that was written on the wall outside the town hall. Photos were taken and follow ups will be conducted.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Police Reports 7/30

Larceny: 7/30 between 5:30pm & 5:45pm – Beacon St
Victim reported that he had cash removed from his wallet. While he was on the run with a friend, victim left his shorts hidden behind a bush in the indoor atrium. He later discovered cash he had recently withdrawn from an ATM was missing. Officer will attempt a follow up.

Accident: 7/30 at 5:20pm – Aspinwall Ave
The operator of a vehicle veered off the road and struck another vehicle parked on the road. Two parties in the car were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

Larceny: 7/30 between 9:00am & 5:00pm– Hurd Rd 
Victim stated that she found her scooter missing from where it was parked and locked in a parking lot. The scooter, along with a white helmet, a chain and a lock were all missing. A stolen vehicle report was filled out and entered by dispatch.

Recovered Scooter: 7/30 at 5:37pm - Talbot Ave
Missing scooter stolen from Hurd Rd was recovered from Dorchester.

Fraud: 7/30 at 4:45pm – Columbus St
Victim came into the station to report fraudulent activity. Victim stated that he purchased concert tickets from an individual online but never received any tickets. He attempted to contact the individual but was unsuccessful. Upon further investigation, officer was able to retrieve contact information of the unknown individual.

Accident: 7/30 at 2:55pm - Harvard St
Officer responded to a scene of a motor vehicle accident. Victim stated that her vehicle was hit in the rear by another motor vehicle. The operator of the other vehicle was issued a citation for following too closely. A passenger who was secure in a child seat in the back seat was transported to the hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Assault: 7/30 at 11:45 am – St. Paul St and Egmont St
Several units were dispatched for a dispute between a female victim and a male subject. Female victim suspects that a male subject, who had twice previously spit on her, flicked a lit filtered cigar at the back of her head. Female victim claimed that the attack was completely unprovoked. Male subject was placed under arrest for Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon.

Accident: 7/30 at 9:25am – Newton St
While traveling west on Newton St, a wheel located on the rear axle of a street sweeper broke loose and struck two parked vehicles. One of the vehicle sustained minor damage to the front left quarter panel.

Identity Fraud: 7/12 at 12:16pm & 10:51pm - Columbus, Ohio
Victim reported that there were two separate accounts of fraud use on her debit card. No further fraudulent activity was identified on the card. Her debit card was cancelled and the bank was notified of the fraudulent activity.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Police Reports 7/26-7/30

Fraud: Occurred 7/26 at 6:28pm & 6:29pm – Houston, Texas
Victim reported two fraudulent charges made on her account. She claims that she did not give her card to anyone else to make the purchase and currently has possession of the card. No other unauthorized charged have been made on the account. Officer advised the victim to contact the credit bureaus. Account has since been closed.

Burglary: 7/27 at 11:05am – Boylston St
Officer was approached by the property manager of a building claiming that someone had kicked in a window that had been boarded up in the front of the building. The building has been vacant for quite some time. Building has been secured.

Accident: 7/27 at 10:07am – Parkman St at Pleasant St
Operator of a vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign causing it to strike two other vehicles. Operator of the vehicle was cited for failure to stop at the stop sign and failure to yield the right of way at the intersection.

Breaking & Entering & Larceny: 7/27 at 4:30pm – Brookline Ave
Officers were given a description for a male suspect who attempted a B&E of a motor vehicle. Witness stated that they observed a male suspect (white male,  6'00" tall, wearing a black baseball cap with white letters on it, a white t-shirt and blue jeans) walk into the parking lot and  attempt to open multiple vehicles’ front passenger door. The witness approached the male suspect and then proceeded to call 911. Officers observed a subject fitting the description of the suspect. Suspect was sweating heavily, was breathing heavily, and was short of breath when speaking. Witness identified the person as the same male suspect. Suspect was under arrest and was charged Attempted B/E of a motor vehicle.

Larceny: Occurred 7/27 between 1:40pm & 3pm –Goddard Ave

Victim stated that her new phone was stolen from her pocketbook during work. The pocketbook was placed in a conference room where numerous other campers store their bags and personal items when they go outside.

Larceny: Occurred 7/27 between 6:30pm & 9:45pm – Mason Terrace

Caller stated that two bicycles were stolen from his opened garage door. Caller’s sons did not hear anything while at home and the area is dimly lit.

Larceny: Occurred 7/26 at 1:09pm – Beacon St
Victim stated that she ordered a laptop last Thursday, 7/26 and believes it was taken from her apartment building. She was told that the laptop was delivered and left at the residence. Victim stated that she checked the mailroom and also with a neighbor in an attempt to locate the package, however, she was unsuccessful. Case is under two separate investigations.

Fire in Building: 7/28 at 3:52pm – High St
Caller reported that there was smoke coming from the area of the front porch of his apartment. Brookline Police, along with the Brookline Fire Department, discovered that there was a cigarette that was not properly disposed of and was smoldering and starting to catch fire. Fire was put out and declared safe. Residents of the building were allowed to return to the building.

Armed Criminal Act: 7/28 at 6:18pm – Hurd Rd
Victim reported that she was woken up by a male suspect who had entered her apartment, held her down, strangled her, and then fled from the apartment. She also reported the suspect to be holding a black colored frying pan above her head during the assault, but at no time struck her with it.  Victim had slight swelling to the top left side of her lip and had a small scratch/redness on her back.  Upon inspecting the scene, officers found no signs of forced entry but did find a screwdriver that might have been left by the suspect. Male suspect is described as being a light skinned black or Middle Eastern male (not Hispanic) with a heavy accent, 25-35 years old, no facial hair, wearing a black bandana or doo rag on his head, and possibly wearing a long sleeve shirt/maybe white in color. Victim stated that she believes that the male suspect lives in the area.

Operating to Endanger: 7/30 at 1:51am –Channing Rd
Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Boylston St approaching Fisher Av. Registration check revealed that the operator had an expired Learners Permit. Operator was placed into custody for Failure to stop for a Police Officer, Operating to Endanger, Racing to break a record and speeding.