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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, September 7, 2012

Police Reports 9/6

Sector 1
Operating After Suspension: 9/6 at 10:00pm – Harvard St
Officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. A vehicle registration check revealed that the operator had a suspended license. Operator was placed under arrest and charged with Operating After Suspension and Speeding.
Sector 4
Sale/MFG Marijuana: 9/6 at 3:19pm – Washington St/ Pond Ave
Officer observed a vehicle go through a red light. Officer noticed that the subjects appeared nervous and smelt of a fresh odor of marijuana. Upon further investigation, officer uncovered a clear bag of marijuana in the center console. Subjects were placed under arrest. Subject 1 was charged with violation of controlled substance law and possession of Class D marijuana, and Subject 2 was charged with Possession with intent to distribute Class D marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Distribution School zone violation.
Sector 6
Not Duly Licensed: 9/6 at 11:10am – Boylston St
Officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Operator did not have a MA driver’s license but provided officer with an expired International Passport. Operator was placed under arrest and charged with Not Being Duly Licensed and Speeding.

Bicycle Theft & Bicycle Removal Program

This August, the town of Brookline has seen the highest volume of bike thefts since recent years. Sector 2 and the area around the Brookline High School continue to be hot spots for bike thefts – in addition to Station Street, Linden Street, BHS/Tappan Street area. During the warmer months, most bikes are stolen while left unlocked in driveways, outside of schools, stores, or open garages. We advise all residents to stay alert and properly secure their bikes, especially for the upcoming months. Last year, the greatest volume of bike thefts occurred during the months of August, September, and October.

Bicycle Removal Program

The Brookline Police Department regulates bicycle parking on the public way. For these purposes, the public way primarily means town sidewalks, but also includes public parks. The principal intent of these regulations is to ensure that short-term parking for bicyclists is available in the town and second and that bicycles are parked in a safe and secure manner. One of the important ways of meeting these intentions is to remove abandoned bicycles that are taking up valuable spaces which could be used by other bicyclists (**it should be clear that the bicycle spaces in the town are not intended for long-term storage). Finally, the regulations address the fact that parking a bicycle to some fixtures is not acceptable: trees can be damaged, benches rendered unusable, or hand railings be unavailable to those who need them most.

If you see a bicycle that appears to be in violation of these regulations, please contact the "BrookONline" Website to make a report. If internet access is not available, contact the Brookline Police Community Service Division at 617-730-2248.

An abandoned bicycle (that meets the established criteria), or one that is in violation of the time (72 Hours) restrictions will be tagged and removed. A bicycle determined to be inoperative will be removed by the Department of Public Works for Disposal. A bicycle determined to be operative will be held at the Brookline Police Department of 30 days.

If you believe your bicycle may have been removed by Brookline Police Department, please contact the Property Detective at 617-730-2252.


Check mark symbol Bicycles ARE permitted to park against a building, street sign pole, or on a bicycle rack or other facilityspecifically intended for that purpose.

X symbol Under NO circumstances shall a bicycle obstruct the pedestrian path of travel or handicap access ramps. A parked bicycle must leave at least 36 inches of an obstruction free path of travel.

X symbol Bicycles are NOT permitted to be parked to: fire hydrants, hand railings, benches, trees, trash receptacles and parking meters. Bicycles in violation of the above regulations shall be tagged and removed immediately if presenting a public safety hazard as noted in this section.

X symbol Bicycles shall NOT be parked longer than 72 consecutive hours at the same location on any public way or sidewalk. If the bike is determined to be working bike, a green colored tag will be affixed, and after a 72 hour time period be removed for storage purposes. The Department of Public Works (DPW) will transport the bike to Police Headquarters, and the sector officer will generate a report, identifying the bike and removal date.
X symbol No motorized vehicles shall be parked on a bicycle rack or other facility specifically designed and intended for bicycle parking. Violators are subject to immediate removal by the Brookline Police Department. Motorized vehicles parked on sidewalks will be issued a parking citation and towed.

A bicycle with one or more of the following defects will be considered abandoned and can be removed and destroyed:

(a) No tires or wheels

(b) Have warped wheels or frame

(c) Missing, rusted or broken chain in such a state that renders the bicycle inoperative

(d) Missing or warped handle bars

If the bike is determined to be in one of the conditions described above, a red colored tag will be affixed the Police Department and the Department of Public Works will be notified for immediate pick up and destruction. The Officer will sign, date, and place the time on the tag for documentation purposes. The tag will be secured to the bike where it is visible to clearly observe.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Police Reports 9/5

Sector 2
Larceny: Occ b/t 8/31 at 3:00pm & 9/3 at 9:00pm – Station St
Victims reported that they had 2 items stolen from the front vestibule of their building. Items were left in an unlocked storage area.

Sector 2
Larceny-Bike: Occ b/t 8/30 at 10:00pm & 9/2 at 11:55pm– St Paul St
Victim stated that his bicycle had been stolen. Victim claimed that the bike was secured to a bike rack in the rear parking lot of the building.

Sector 2
Traffic Offenses: 9/5 at 5:35pm – St Paul St & Sewall Ave
Officer observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of an intersection, blocking traffic. A query check revealed that the operator did not have a license and only an A number in Massachusetts. Operator was placed under arrest and charged with Not Duly Licensed and Blocking an Intersection.

Sector 2
Larceny: Occurred b/t 9/4 6:00pm & 9/5 at 8:00am – Linden Pl
Caller reported that two drainpipe were taken from the rear of a church.

Sector 3
Burglary: 9/4 at 5:00pm & 10:30pm – Verndale St
Victim reported someone stolen her laptop and wallet from her bedroom. Victim stated that the two front doors are usually left unlocked and sometimes left ajar. There were no signs of forced entry and nothing else was out of place. Fraudulent charges were made on her credit card.

Sector 3
Fraud: Occ b/t 9/2 at 11:37pm & 9/5 at 11:37pm – Lancaster Terrace
Victim stated that his Social Security number was being used under a different name. A follow up by the Detective Division is requested.

Sector 3
Malicious Damage-Auto: B/t 8/30 at 9:00am & 9/2 at 10:30am– Centre St Lot West
Victim stated that he noticed scratches on his vehicle. Victim stated that he has a parking permit to park in this lot on a daily basis. He also stated he parks the car in a different parking spot every day, and has not had any damage in the past.

Sector 4
Animal Bite: 8/5 at 7:40pm – Pond Ave
Victim stated that she and her husband were walking past a large dog (leased an accompanied by the dog walker) on the sidewalk of Pond Ave, when the dog bit her hand. The bite punctured the victim’s hand, and caused her hand to bleed. Victim later went to the emergency room and have her hand evaluated a day after the incident.

Sector 4
Traffic Offenses: 9/5 at 8:55pm - Boylston St & High St
Officer observed a vehicle failing to stop for the red signal light. A registration query revealed that the operator of the vehicle had an expired driving status. Operator will be charged with Failure to Stop for a Red Light and Not Duly Licensed.

Sector 4
Larceny-Bike: Occ on 9/5 b/t 2:30pm & 5:15pm – Davis Ave
Victim reported that his bike was stolen from the porch of his home. Bike was left unlocked on the porch.

Sector 8Lost Property: 8/5 at 7:01pm – Boylston St
Victim stated that her wallet and phone were missing. Victim claimed that she left her items in the bathroom and left without taking her belongings. When she returned to retrieve her property, she found them gone.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Police Reports 9/4

Sector 1
Receive Stolen Property: 9/4 at 3:10pm – St Mary’s Ct
Officers responded to a report for suspicious activity in the area of St Mary’s Ct – an area that has seen numerous cases of bike larcenies. Based on the subject’s suspicious behavior, officer believed that 2 subjects were traveling on stolen bicycles. The 2 subjects on the bicycles had been observed operating their bicycles in violation of Brookline Bicycle By-laws. Subjects attempted to run off and were non-compliant. Both subjects were placed under arrest and charged with Juvenile Delinquency to wit: Receiving Stolen Property and Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce, and issued Town of Brookline By Law Bicycle Violation Citations for Riding on Sidewalks and Not Wearing Helmets.

Sector 2
Fraud: 9/4 at 5:30pm – Chapel St
Victim stated that there had been numerous fraudulent charges to her debit card since August 6th 2012. She stated that she cancelled her previous card and issued a new one, but there were fraudulent charges still being made against her new account.

Sector 2
Possession of Heroin: 9/4 at 10:25pm – Perry St
Officer responded to a report for an unwanted person on the premises. On arrival, officer observed the subject run into the small parking lot, drop a piece of paper onto the ground and then quickly put something into her pocket. Officers later revealed that the piece of paper contained heroin. Subject was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Class A and Use Without Authority.

Sector 3
Assault: 9/5 at 1:45am – Harvard St
Officer observed a female subject who appeared highly intoxicated. Subject resisted officer’s commands and continued assaultive behavior, flailing about, attempting to hit and kick officers, and yelling obscenities. Subject was placed under arrest and charged with Assault & Battery on a Public Employee, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of a Fraudulent Massachusetts Driver's License.

Sector 3
Larceny-Bike: Occ b/t 9/4 at 6:00pm & 9/4 at 8:00pm - Harvard St
Victim stated that he left his bike unlocked against the wall opposite his work and returned the next morning to find his bike missing.

Sector 5
Malicious Damage-Auto: Occurred b/t 8/30 at 8:30pm & 9/4 at 11:30am – Clark Rd
Officer inspected a vehicle that had noticeable scratches on it, and had been spit on.

Sector 6
Operating After Suspension: 9/5 at 12:20am –Boylston St @ Lee St
A query check revealed that the operator of a vehicle had a Suspended Registration, a Suspended License and an Expired Inspection Sticker. Operator was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension of License and for Operating After Suspension of Registration, as well as Expired Inspection Sticker.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Police reports 8/29 - 9/3

Sector 2
Operating After Suspension: 9/3 at 1:20am – Harvard St
Officer observed a vehicle making a left turn onto Longwood Ave. without using the directional signal. A query of the vehicle’s registration revealed that the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. Operator was placed under arrest. During an inventory of the vehicle, officer found marijuana in the glove compartment. Operator will be charged with Possession of a Class-D Substance with Intent to Distribute (Marijuana), Drug Free School Zone, Operating after Suspension, Failure to use directional when turning.

Sector 3
Protective Custody: 9/3 at 3:16am – Thorndike St
Officer responded to a report regarding a suspicious person. Officer stopped the subject who appeared disheveled, unsteady on his feet, and had slurred speech as well as an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath. Subject was placed under arrest and placed into protective custody due to his level of intoxication.

Sector 3
Operating After Suspension: 9/2 at 3:20am – Washington St
Officer observed a vehicle violating the marked lanes on 3 occasions. A registration check revealed that the operator’s right t operate was suspended. Operator was placed under arrest and charged for the marked lane violation & operating after suspension.

Sector 3
Larceny: 8/31 at 10:12pm – Winchester St
Victim stated that her laptop computer was stolen. She claimed that she was moving some items out of her apartment to the common hallway. When she returned, she noticed her back pack to be opened and her lap top to be gone.

Sector 4
Larceny-Bike: Occurred b/t 9/1 at 1:00pm & 9/2 at 10:30am – Cypress St
Victims stated that all three bikes were found missing. Victims stated that they placed their bikes under the back porch, unlocked.

Sector 5
Not Duly Licensed: 9/1 at 9:30am – Dean Rd. and Druce St
Officer observed a vehicle failing to stop for the stop sign before making a turn. The subject was placed under arrest for the traffic violation, operating not duly licensed, possession of a false ID.

Sector 5
Failure to Stop: 8/31 at 10:00am – Cypress St
Officer was assigned to a road detail when he observed an operator of a moped driving through a narrow gap of roadway between the work site and on coming traffic. Operator ignored the officer’s signal to stop multiple times. Operator will be charged with Failure to Stop for Police Officer and Operating to Endanger.

Sector 6
Malicious Damage-Auto: Occurred b/t 8/29 at 11:00pm & 8/31 at 6:45am – Boylston St
Victim stated that he returned to find that his vehicle had been egged. Vehicle was parked in the parking lot located in front of the Heath school off of Eliot St. No permanent damage was reported.

Sector 8
General Information: Occurred b/t 9/1 at 3:30pm & 9/2 at 9:50am – Woodland Rd
Officer noticed damage to a sign, tree, shrubbery, and front lawn damage-caused by an unknown motor vehicle.

Sector 8
Warrant: 9/2 4:51am – Heath St
Officer observed a subject hitchhiking. A query check revealed that the subject had an outstanding default warrant. Subject was placed under arrest.

Sector 8
Accident: 9/3 at 6:12am – Warren St
Officer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash. Officer observed a vehicle that had crashed into a wall and damaged the iron fence attached to it and the landscape around it. Operator was nowhere to be found on the scene.