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, October 12, 2012

Two more charged in armed robberies

Brookline, Boston and Boston University Police are happy to report that a second and third suspect have been apprehended and charged with Armed Robbery.  Brookline Detectives working the investigations of the recent robberies in the Commonwealth Av area have charged Taquari Milton age 17, DOB 3-12-95 of Lawrence Av in Roxbury with two counts of robbery.  In addition a third individual came in the station late today and turned himself in. This third suspect is a juvenile and no additional information will be released on him. This suspect also faces two counts of armed robbery. The dates of the related charges are September 25th and October 5th.  Both suspects should be arraigned in Brookline District Court on 
Monday, October 15th.

Second suspect arrested in recent robberies

Brookline, Boston and Boston University Police are happy to report that a second suspect has been apprehended and charged with Armed Robbery.  Brookline Detectives working the investigations of the recent robberies in the Commonwealth Av area have charged Taquari Milton age 17, DOB 3-12-95 of Lawrence Av in Roxbury with two counts of robbery. The dates of the related charges are September 25th and October 5th. Detectives have a third suspect identified. Mr. Milton should be arraigned in Brookline court on Monday Oct 15th.

Police Report 10/11-10/12

Larceny: 8/11 &10/11 2:52pm – Pleasant St
Victim stated that she discovered several items missing from her bedroom and bedroom closet of her apartment. There were no signs of any damage to the front or rear door.

Burglary: 10/11 b/t 9:30pm & 5:30pm – Sewall Ave
Officer responded to a past Breaking and Entering. Resident stated that she returned home to discover that her front door was left ajar with pry marks on the door and frame. The dead bolt lock had been pried from the door. No items were found missing or disturbed.

Accident: 10/11 at 6:09pm – Greenough St
Officer responded to a report of malicious damage. Victim stated that he returned home to discover that the shrubs along his driveway were damaged and the stairs of his front deck area had been displaced. Officer noticed what appeared to be tire mark from a large vehicle in the shrubs.

Larceny/Shoplifting: 10/11 at 7:15pm – Beacon St
Manager of a store reported that a male subject left his store without paying for several items. The shoplifter is described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately 5’10’’, slim build. He was dressed in mostly all black clothing (tight black pants, black leather jacket, black boots, and small black cap) and had a lot of face make-up. Manager stated that the man was really dressed as a woman.

Operating After Suspension: 10/12 at 6:12am – Harvard St/Vernon Officer observed a vehicle proceed to cross a solid marked lane. A query check revealed that the driver had a nonrenewable license and also had 2 warrants. Driver was placed under arrest and charged for Operating a MV after suspension and the two warrants.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Arrest Made In The Armed Robbery

The Brookline, Boston and Boston University Police Departments are pleased to announce that an arrest has been made in connection with two recent armed robberies that occurred in our town. Today, a juvenile subject, accompanied by his attorney came to the station and voluntarily turned himself in. This subject is being charged with armed robberies that occurred on September 25th at St. Paul and Egmont St. and on October 5th on Thatcher St. This subject is currently being held at the Police Station. This case is being actively investigated in an effort to apprehend the other two individuals who are also believed to be involved in these crimes.




Rape Aggression Defense Class

FREE 3-night Self-Defense Class For Women
Taught by Brookline Police Officers
R.A.D.
Rape Aggression Defense

This workshop is designed to educate women in basic risk awareness, avoidance techniques, and confrontational principles. The R.A.D. System is dedicated to teaching women defense concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics.

Location
Devotion School
345 Harvard St, Brookline

Time
Starts 6:00pm

Dates
Thursday, November 8
Wednesday, November 14
Thursday, November 15

Contact
Officer Ronnie McNeil
617-212-0127

Police Reports 10/10

Burglary: 10/10 at 8:56am – Summit Ave
Callers reported they were woken by a female subject that had just entered her bedroom. Subject was placed under arrest and charged with B&E daytime to commit a misdemeanor, trespassing, resisting arrest, and Larceny of personal property.

Larceny: 10/9 at 11:49am & 10/10 at 5:30pm – Harvard St
Resident reported that a package of hers was removed from the foyer of her apartment building. Victim inquired with the residents of the building, and also checked the abutting foyers, but was unable to locate the package.

B&E of MV: 10/10 b/t 7:30am & 4:00pm – Chestnut Pl
Victim reports that his work truck was broken into but nothing was taken. Victim claims that it could be malicious damage or an accident due to the many construction vehicles that were parked on the street during the day.

Fraud: 10/9 &10/10 – Beacon St
Victim reported that someone hacked her bank account and which resulted in fraudulent activity. Account has since been closed.

Traffic Offenses: 10/10 at 8:29am – Beacon St
A vehicle registration check revealed that a vehicle had a rejected registration status. Operator was placed under arrest and charged for failing to stop at a red light and for operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Press Conference

ATTENTION RESIDENTS
Brookline Police Department, in conjunction with the Boston Police Department & Boston University Police Department, will be holding a Press Conference this afternoon at 4:30pm regarding the recent armed robberies in North Brookline. Meeting will be held at the Brookline Police Station, 350 Washington St Brookline, in the first floor Community Room.

The conference will be updating information involved in the ongoing investigation as well as a showing and release of surveillance footage of the possible suspects. Copy of the DVD surveillance footage will be available to the news media.

Police Reports 10/9-10/10

Traffic Offense: 10/9 6:42am – Harvard St
A vehicle registration check revealed that the operator of a vehicle had a revoked registration status. Operator was placed under arrest and charged for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

Larceny: 10/9 at 10:57am – Beacon St
Officer responded to a report of a female shoplifter fleeing the scene. Store Manager stated that she observed the subject shopping with her purse open. Store Manager confronted the suspect and recovered stolen items were placed into the suspect’s purse. Suspect was stopped by a concierge of a building. Suspect was placed under arrest.

B&E of MV: 10/8 at 10:00pm & 10/9 at 8:00am – Carlton St
Victim stated that he noticed personal belongings missing from his vehicle. Victim stated that he locked his vehicle after parking it behind his apartment building.

Revoked Registration: 10/10 at 1:48am – Harvard St
A vehicle registration check revealed that the driver had a revoked registration. Driver was placed under arrest and charged for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Operating after Revoked Registration, and Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

OUIL: 10/10 at 1:16am – Harvard St
Officer observed a vehicle travel through a solid red light and violate the marked lanes. Upon questioning, officer noticed the odor of alcohol and the driver to have blood shot eyes. Driver was placed under arrest and charged for a posted turn violation, marked lane violations, and OUIL.

Accident: 10/9 at 9:30pm – Cypress St
A cyclist was riding past a parked vehicle when the operator of the vehicle opened his door, knocking the cyclist to the ground. Operator of the vehicle will be cited for dooring. Dooring is when an operator opens his or her door without checking if it is safe to do so, causing to interfere with the movement of the cyclist.

Burglary: Bt 10/6 at 10:42am & 10/9 at 10:42pm – Weybridge Rd
Officer responded to a report of a breaking and entering. Residents observed that all the doors in the house were opened; windows in the house were covered with large pieces of wood. Residents also observed profanities written in spray paint on the 2nd floor.

Larceny: 10/1 at 7:30am & 10/6 at 4:30pm – Hammond Pond Pk
Victim reported that cash was found missing from her bedroom closet. Victim stated that several maintenance men were in her apartment. She told workers to leave her door unlocked to have furniture delivered.

*Armed Robbery: 10/9 at 8:30pm – 808 Commonwealth Ave
Female Boston University student reported that 2 suspects displayed a handgun and fled after she refused to hand over her iPhone and other possessions. Suspects are reported to be involved in three previous armed robberies that took place in the BU Charles River Campus. Suspects are described as black males between the ages of 16 and 20, wearing hooded sweatshirts. While this crime did not occurred specifically in Brookline, place of incidents occurred in the same general area.
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In response to these crimes:
"Boston University Police added three more patrols to the area of the crimes in the immediate wake of the second robbery, and Brookline Police also stepped up patrols.

BUPD Detective Lieutenant Peter DiDomenica advises students living on or off campus to follow some basic safety precautions:

• Avoid poorly lit areas late at night.
• Get a ride instead of walking. If walking is the only option, do so in large groups.
• Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t wear headphones or talk on your cell phone.
• At the first sign of trouble, dial 911 or the BUPD at 617-353-2121.

BUPD Chief Thomas Robbins warns students who see anything suspicious not to confront people on the street. BUPD urges students, faculty, and staff to report suspicious people and activity on or near campus by calling 617-353-2121 or text messaging tip411 (847411), keyword: BU. "

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Police Reports 10/5-10/7

Assault & Battery with Dangerous Weapon
10/8 at 11:54pm - Beacon St
Officers responded to a report of a physical altercation between a male and a female. Responding officer was informed that there was a black male suspect armed with a knife who had just fled the scene. Officer chased the suspect on foot and was able to safely take the suspect into custody. Upon questioning, Building manager later stated that he went to investigate an argument going on in of his apartment units. He then stated that he observed the suspect displaying a knife in his hand and the victim sitting in a chair, crying and bleeding. Suspect threatened the Building Manager, grabbed items and then later fled the scene. Victim sustained two puncture wounds (One in the left flank, and the second one in the left thigh) consistent with the knife. Victim was taken to the hospital and is now in recovery. Suspect was placed under arrest and charged with:
Attempted Murder to-wit strangulation
  • ABDW to-wit a knife against Victim
  • ABDW to-wit a bottle against Victim
  • ABDW to-wit a broom handle against Victim
  • Kidnapping of Victim
  • Armed Robbery of Victim, to-wit a knife
  • Assault & Battery against Victim
  • Assault & Battery against Building Manager
  • Assault Dangerous Weapon to-wit a knife against Building Manager
Possession/Synthetic Narcotic: 10/6 at 5:57pm – Pleasant St
Officers were monitoring the activity in the heavy commercial area of Coolidge Corner when they noticed a white male standing in the crosswalk texting on his cell phone causing cars to stop. The white male later crossed the street where he was met by a female and an exchange was made. Female suspect was placed under arrest for Conspiracy to Violate Substance Abuse Act and Possession of Class B narcotic.

Robbery-Firearms: 10/5 at 4:30pm – Thatcher St
Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Victim stated that he noticed 3 black male suspects in front of Thatcher St. Victim stated that a black male suspect approached him, revealed a black handgun, and took the victim’s personal items. Victim describes the suspects as: #1 - black male early to mid teens, had braces in his teeth, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, with a white t-shirt underneath (this suspect had the gun) , #2 - black male, early to mid teens, wearing a gray sweatshirt, #3 - black male, early to mid teens, wearing a white sweatshirt.

Assault: 10/5 at 10:15pm – Harvard St
Officer responded to a report of a past assault and battery. Victim stated that she had a problem with the same customer several times. Victim stated that the subject was intoxicated and had hassled several of her employees about getting free pizza because he had dropped his. When the victim asked the subject to leave, the subject argued that he was owed a pizza and grabbed the victim by the arm.

Larceny: 10/5 at 10:00pm & 10/6 at 5:15am – Abbottsford Rd
Resident stated that she noticed her bike missing from her front porch of her home. Resident claims that her bike was left unlocked and was left next to a railing along with another bike.

Larceny: 10/6 at 9:00pm – Harvard St
Officer was dispatched for a shoplifter. Lost prevention officer stated that she observed the suspect use her one-year old child and her baby carriage to conceal items.

Protective Custody: 10/7 at 3:22am – John St/Pleasant St
Officer responded to a report for an intoxicated male that was having difficulty walking. Caller stated that he almost collided with a pedestrian that was stumbling on the street. Upon arrival, officer observed the subject to appear intoxicated acting belligerent and refusing to cooperate. Officer placed the subject under protective custody for safety reasons.

Warrant/Default: 10/7 at 3:00pm - Aspinwall Ave. and Kent St.
A random query check revealed that the operator of a vehicle had an outstanding arrest warrant and a suspended driver’s license. Operator was placed under arrest and charged with Operating After Suspension.

Loud Music/Party: 10/8 at 12:30am - Thatcher St
Officer responded to a report for a noise complaint. Resident was issued a By-Law Citation for a Nuisance Control By-law violation.

Larceny: B/t 10/8 at 10:54am & 10/8 at 2:30pm – Longwood Ave
Resident reported that his package had been removed from the foyer of his apartment building. Resident stated that he and his neighbors have had packages go missing in the past, but did not report it to the police.

Operating After Suspension: 10/7 at 1:36pm – Harvard St/Aspinwall Ave
Officer observed a vehicle failing to stop for a red light. A vehicle registration check revealed that the operator had a suspended license status. Operator was placed under arrest and charged with Operating After Suspension (Registration) and Fail to Stop - Red Light.

B&E of MV: Bt 10/6 at 8:31am & 10/6 at 9:30am – Brookline Ave/River Rd
Caller stated that he observed an individual break into a motor vehicle in the area of Brookline Ave. Suspect was placed under arrest for breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, larceny, and receiving stolen property.

Operating After Suspension: 10/7 at 9:56am – Washington St / Juniper St
Officer observed a vehicle fail to signal as it changed lanes. A query of the vehicle's registration check revealed that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. Operator was placed under arrest and charged with Operating After Suspension (License) and Failure to Signal.

Larceny: 10/5 at 5:39pm – Washington St
Caller stated that a male subject stole items from the store and fled. Caller describes the male suspect as a white male in his 20’s, dark hair, wearing a black jacket over a white or tan shirt.

Attempt/Larceny: B/t 10/5 at 6:00pm &10/6 at 10:00am – Cypress St
Resident stated that somebody entered her property and went to the rear of her house and stole items.