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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at

Friday, August 31, 2012

Police Reports 8/30

Sector 1
Larceny-Shoplifting: 8/30 at 4:22pm – Harvard St
Officer responded to a report of a shoplifting incident that had occurred. Caller stated that she observed a female suspect place two pairs of jeans into her bag and then proceed to leave the store without paying. Suspect is described as a light-skinned black female, short hair, white tank top, denim shorts, large gold earrings, pink sparkly designer shoes, carrying two large bags.
Sector 1
Straight Warrant: 8/30 at 10:50am – Babcock St
Officers reported to Babcock St for a subject that had an active arrest warrant. Subject was placed under arrest and was served with a Restraining Order.

Sector 1
Fraud: 7/2 & 7/4 – Beacon St
Victim stated that fraudulent charges were made to her account. She notified the bank and cancelled her card.

Sector 2

Larceny: 8/16 at 6:30pm – Carlton St
Officer responded to a report of a past larceny from the vestibule of the multi-unit building. Victim stated that while he was at work, her wardrobe was delivered to the building by a laundry service. He stated that when he returned home the laundry was not there.
Sector 4

Operating After Suspension: 8/30 at 5:50pm – Walnut St / Washington St
Officer observed a vehicle with a broken windshield and the operator of the vehicle was texting while driving. A vehicle registration check revealed that the operator had a suspended license. Operator was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension and Operating with a Cracked Windshield.

ID Fraud: 8/29 at 12:00pm – St Paul St

Victim stated that he was a victim of credit card fraud. Fraudulent charged were made to his account in Georgia. He has notified his bank and cancelled his debit card.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Police Reports 8/29

Sector 2
B&E&L of MV: Occurred b/t 8/28 at 5:00pm & 8/29 at 7:45am – Beacon St
Victim stated that his vehicle had been entered overnight. Victim claimed that the vehicle was parked in the rear lot and he found his leather briefcase and sunglasses were missing from the vehicle. Officer did not observe any signs of forced entry.

Sector 5
Larceny-Shoplifting: 8/28 at 7:17pm – Washington St
Officer responded to a report of a past shoplifting call. Employee stated that he observed a suspect take a white plastic bag out of his pocket; he then began filling it with razor blades. Suspect then proceeded to exit the store without paying. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 6' tall, wearing a baggy white t-shirt, shorts, and a black helmet.

Sector 8
Resisting Arrest: 8/29 at 9:48pm – Heath St
Officer responded to a request for assistance in dealing with a trespasser. Subject ignored officer’s orders and continued to walk away. Officer attempted to stop the subject when she swung her arms around, hitting the police officer. Subject was detained and informed of the trespass law.

Graffiti Law: 8/29 at 6:15pm – Foster St
Officer responded to a report of a graffiti complaint. Upon arrival, officer observed a dumpster with graffiti spray -tagged “PHOP!” -painted in white on the side.

Operating After Revocation: 8/29 at 5:17pm – School St & Harvard St
Officer observed a vehicle grid locking the intersection of Harvard St and School St, restricting traffic flow. A registration query revealed that the operator of the vehicle had a revoked license. Operator was placed under arrest and issued citations for Operating after Revocation and Gridlock.

Accident MV/Property: 8/29 at 9:28am – Harvard St / Sewall Ave
Vehicle 1 was taking a right turn when it struck a parked vehicle. Vehicle 1 sustained minor damage to the passenger side and the parked vehicle sustained damage to the driver’s side rear quarter panel and taillight. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Suspects: Shoplifting of $1,200 of Medicines (Mucinex & Zyrtec)

Occurred 8/18 at 2:03pm – Commonwealth Ave
Officer was dispatched for a report of a past shoplifting. Through a review of surveillance footage, Store manager and Loss Prevention Officer discovered two suspects shoplifting numerous over-the-counter medications from the store. Suspect 1 is described as a black male, wearing a white Adidas shirt, and blue Yankees hat. Suspect 2 is described as a black male wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.

If you have any information about the identity of this person or where they are, contact: 

Brookline Police Department
Detectives Division
Detective Matthew McDonnell
(617) 730-2222 x 2712

Brookline Police Take Top Honor

 The Brookline Police Department was one of 23 local police departments honored at the annual Massachusetts Law Enforcement Challenge (MLEC) Awards Ceremony along with the Massachusetts State Police for excellence in traffic safety efforts during calendar year 2011 to reduce motor vehicle related fatalities, injuries, and economic losses to the Commonwealth. 

MLEC awards were based on traffic safety activities such as internal policies, officer training, effective patrolling and public information projects during the 2011 calendar year. 

In recognition of their efforts, the Brookline Police Department was awarded first place by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

Police Reports 8/27 - 8/29

 Sector 1
B&E of MV: 8/28 between 8:00pm & 12:01am - James St
Officer responded to a radio call for a malicious damage. Upon arrival, officer observed a parked vehicle with a smashed rear window. The owner of the vehicle stated a handbag and a pair of sunglasses missing. Fraudulent charges were also made to the owner’s account.

Sector 1
Fire: 8/27 at 7:34am – Beacon St
Officer, along with the Brookline Fire Department, were dispatched for a person stuck in an elevator. Victim had been stuck in the elevator for approximately 20 minutes. BFD made a entry in the basement mechanical room and was able to reset the elevator. Victim was released and was unharmed.

Sector 2
Warrant: 8/29 at 12:30am – Harvard St
Officer observed a vehicle operating with a defective taillight. A registration query revealed that the operator’s right to operate was currently suspended. Operator was placed under arrest for operating after suspension and defective equipment.

Sector 2
Malicious Damage-Auto: 8/28 at 7:00am – Stearns Rd
Victim stated that she noticed that her passenger side rear-view mirror was damaged- the mirror was missing and the encasement was hanging by a wire. She believes that it was forcefully pulled off. 

Sector 2
ID Fraud: 8/28 at 3:45pm – Alton Place
Officer responded to a report of an identity theft. Victim stated that that she was notified from the IRS that she may be a victim of identity theft. She stated that she checked her credit report and did not notice any unauthorized transactions. 

Revoked Registration: 8/27 at 11:35pm – Harvard St
A registration check of a vehicle revealed a status of revoked Insurance. Operator will be charged with Revoked Insurance, Unregistered M.V., and Revoked Registration.  

Sector 3
Larceny: Occurred sometime b/t 8/26 at 11:00am – 8/27 at 3:35pm – St Paul St
Victim reported that two of his bikes had been stolen from the basement garage of his building. Bikes were left unlocked at the rack and the garage door was left open.

Sector 4
Not Duly Licensed: 8/27 at 6:12pm – High St & Boylston St
Officer observed a vehicle making an illegal left turn onto High St. Operator had a driver’s permit and stated that she was using her friend vehicle. Operator was placed under arrest for Illegal left turn and not duly licensed.

Sector 4
Weapons Violation: 8/27 at 7:17am – Franklin St
Upon officers’ arrival, subject was observed to be holding a loaded firearm. Subject compiled with the officers’ instructions and they were then able to secure and confiscate the weapon. Subject stated he was concerned that somebody had broken into his house and came in through the skylight. There were no signs of forced entry into the house, the alarm was still set, and subject stated that nothing was missing. A registration query of the firearm serial number did not match the make and model of the firearm recovered. Officer filed for a civil fine due to possession of the firearm passed the 90 day grace period after his FID Card expired.

Sector 5
Larceny: Occurred b/t 8/21 at 2:30pm – 8/12 at – Tappan St
Victim reported his bike stolen outside of a residence on Tappan Street. Victim claimed that the bike was left locked to a pole, and when he returned, he found that the lock had been cut and his bicycle had been stolen. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Police Reports 8/24-8/27

 Sector 1 
Assault: 8/25 at 2:49pm – Beacon St and Harvard St
Officers were alerted by witnesses that they observed two men fighting. Victim stated that he and a male subject got into a verbal agreement. The subject bumped him with his body twice and then punched the victim in the face. Subject will be summonsed in for Assault and Battery.

Sector 1
Accident MV/Property: 8/25 at 7:27am - St. Paul St
Caller stated that she saw a vehicle on the front part of her driveway and the side walk.  Caller then stated that after the crash, the vehicle had a flat tire and it began to pull away slowly. The vehicle later pulled up and was immediately identified by the caller. Driver stated that he fell asleep and his vehicle ran up the curb, struck the sign and stopped in front of St. Paul St.  Driver was issued citation for Marked lanes violation and Driving upon sidewalk. 

Sector 1
Warrant: 8/24 at 10:30pm – Amory Park
Officer observed a vehicle parked in Amory Park which was closed with signs clearly posted at the entrance to the park. As the officer approached the vehicle, he saw a clear plastic bag containing marijuana- that was in plain view in the center consul of the vehicle. One party in the vehicle was placed under arrest for a default warrant. All parties in the vehicle were issued a Town By Law Citation for Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana.

Sector 2
MV Theft: 8/25 at 3:52pm – Perry St
Victim stated his wallet and truck missing. He has since cancelled the credit card and reports no pending transactions from the card. On 8/26 he stated that cash withdrawal was made in his bank statement.

Sector 3
Assault: 8/26 at 2:35am – Harvard St toward Centre St
Officers were dispatched to a residence to speak with a party about a suspicious person. Caller stated that a female party had been walking through an alley when a male party had attempted to grab her. As she tugged away from the suspect, he struck her in the face with an open hand. The victim was uninjured and did not require any medical attention. Suspect is described as a Middle Eastern man in his 20-30s, average build, 5'5" to 5'11" with curly black hair that was approximately neck length and was gelled back.  He was wearing a white or light colored button up shirt.

Sector 3
Bike Larceny: Occurred sometime after  8/24 at 10:00pm – Beacon St
Victim stated that her bicycle was stolen off the bike rack in the rear of the building.

Sector 4
Bike Larceny: Occurred 8/23 b/t 5:00pm & 8/26 b/t 5:00pm – Cypress Street
Officer responded to a report of a stolen bicycle. Victim stated that he last placed his bike unlocked in the garage of his apartment building. On 8/26, victim discovered his bicycle-damaged- leaning on a pole along the walkway that leads to Cypress Street.

Sector 8
Malicious Damage Auto: 8/25 at 8:00pm – Hammond St towards Woodland Road
Victims (passenger and driver) stated that as vehicle cut them off, victims  sounded his horn as a warning to the other driver in an effort to avoid a collision. The driver of the vehicle pulled over to the side of the road, exited his car and struck (kicked) the vehicle on the passenger's side rear quarter panel resulting in a dent on that side.

Operating After Suspension: 8/25 at 12:40am – Cypress St
Officer observed a vehicle make an illegal U-Turn. A vehicles registration check revealed that the Driver’s right to operate a MV was suspended. Driver was placed under arrest for Operating a MV with a Suspended License.

Not Duly Licensed: 8/27 at 1:10am – Eliot Ave
Officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. A registration check revealed that the operator did not have a driver's license or a learner's permit. Operator was placed under arrest for Operating without a Driver's License. Officers later uncovered marijuana in the middle console of the vehicle. Operator was issued a civil citation for possession of less than one ounce of Marijuana.

Operating After Suspension: 8/25 at 7:40pm – Harvard St
Officer observed a vehicle making an illegal U-turn around a median divider and reverse direction. A registration query revealed that the operator’s license was suspended. Operator was placed under arrest and cited for After Suspension and an Illegal U-Turn.