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Friday, November 16, 2012

Arrest for Possession Child Pornography

On Thursday, November 15th, 2012,  the Brookline Police, working in conjunction with Massachusetts State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested 32 year old  Benjamin Schwartz on charges of possession of child pornography and dissemination of obscene matter.  The joint investigation lead to the execution of a search warrant of Swartz’s Brookline residence. Swartz was arrested and will be arraigned in Brookline Court on 11-16-2012.

Police Reports 11/15

Larceny: 11/15 at 1:15pm – Commonwealth Ave
Caller reported that personal items were taken from an unsecured locker, inside a locker room.

Larceny: 11/15 at 12:00pm – Winchester St
Victim stated that someone had taken her jacket, which contained additional items in her pocket. The jacket was left in a closet in the main room.

Larceny: 11/15 at 2:54pm – Washington St
Victim reported that his package was taken from the vestibule of his multi-unit building.

Larceny: 11/10 at 12:00pm – Davis Ave
Victim reported that a piece of furniture was found missing. Victim stated that she hired movers to help move items from an apartment in Davis Ave to one in Putnam Rd.

Straight Warrant: 11/15 at 3:50pm – Tappan St
Officers placed a subject under arrest for an active warrant.

Traffic Offense: 11/15 at 4:00pm – Lee St
Officer observed a vehicle speed through a stop sign and a flashing red light at the intersection of Heath Hill. Driver was placed under arrest and charged for not duly licensed operate a MV in Massachusetts and Failure to stop at stop sign / flashing red light.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Police Reports 11/6-11/15

Operating After Suspension: 11/15 at 12:26am – Beacon St/Pleasant St
A random query of a vehicle's registration revealed that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license and the vehicle's registration was revoked. Operator was placed under arrest and charged for Operating After Suspension (License), Operating After Revocation (Registration), Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

Larceny: 11/13 at 9:00am – Harvard St
Victim reported her wallet stolen from her bag that was left under her desk, inside her classroom. Victim stated that multiple unauthorized transactions were made on her debit card. Victim has since cancelled her credit cards and will contact credit agencies.

Fire Building: 11/14 at 9:54am – Kent St
Officer was dispatched to Northeastern University Athletic Parkson’s field for a report of a fire and injured employee. Upon arrival, officer observed smoke emanating from the garage and office door. Victim stated that he was heating white paint to paint the lines on the soccer field when the paint exploded, setting the toaster oven and the office on fire. The paint splattered all over the victim. Victim suffered facial burns, hair loss, and laceration to his right hand.

Revoked Registration: 11/15 at 12:17am – Harvard St
Officer observed a vehicle displaying an expired state-issued inspection sticker. A query check revealed that the registration had been revoked and the vehicle was currently uninsured. Operator was charged for operating after revocation, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and failing to submit motor vehicle for inspection.

B&E&L: 11/13 at 8:30pm – Spooner Rd
Victim reported several items missing from her vehicle. Victim stated that her vehicle was left unlocked.

Fraud: 11/6 at 10:00am – Newton St
Victim stated that fraudulent charges were made to her bank account.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Police Reports 11/13

B&E&L of MV: 11/13 b/t 12pm & 3:13pm – Dummer St/Amory St
Victim stated that the right rear passenger window of her vehicle had been smashed and items had been taken from within. Victim stated that the vehicle was left locked in a private driveway behind Amory St. Officer observed marks on the window frame that are consistent with the use of a pry tool and body pressure to shatter the glass. There were no tools left inside or near the vehicle.

Not Duly Licensed: 11/13 at 8:45am – Washington St towards Brookline Av
Officer observed a vehicle displaying an expired rejection sticker. A query check revealed that the driver had an expired non-renewable license status and a default warrant. Driver was placed under arrest.

Larceny: B/t 10/27 & 11/12 – Chestnut St
Resident reported items of value missing from the locked closet in her bedroom. Officer was made aware that there are many employees who have master keys and have access to all apartments.

Burglary: 11/13 at 11:30am – Reservoir Rd
Resident stated that he was working in his basement when a male suspect entered the storm door and started to walk into the basement. The suspect then fled out the back yard towards the corner of Reservoir Rd and Heath St. Suspect is described as a black male, 5'6" - 5'8", in his 30s, unshaven, wearing a dark (older) yellow rain jacket and blue jeans.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Police Reports 11/9-11/12

Protective Custody: 11/10 at 11:22pm – Commonwealth Ave/Naples Rd
Officer observed a male subject stumbling on the sidewalk and then proceeded to walk into the roadway of Commonwealth Ave. The subject appeared extremely intoxicated and unsteady on his feet. For his own safety, the subject was placed into Protective Custody.

Not Duly Licensed: 11/12 at 9:45am – Pleasant St/ Crowninshield Rd
Officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and the tail light not illuminating. A vehicle’s registration check revealed that the driver had an expired right to operate a motor vehicle. Driver was placed under arrest and charged for operating not duly license, license not in possession and defective taillight.

Malicious Damage: B/t 11/9 & 11/11 – Beacon St
Caller reported that someone ripped off a mirror from its post in the rear of Beacon St sometime over the weekend.

Larceny: 11/12 b/t 8:00am & 5:41pm – Egmont St
Victim stated that he was in the process of moving out of his apartment on Egmont ST when he noticed one of his personal belongings missing. Victim stated that a subject was assisting him earlier with the move and allowed the subject to sleep in the apartment overnight. When confronted about the missing item, the subject denied any involvement and fled on his bicycle towards Commonwealth Ave.

Larceny: 11/12 at 2:30pm – Beacon St
Victim stated that he was unloading luggage from his vehicle to his apartment, when he believes that someone may have walked by and had taken his unattended bag in the vehicle. At 6:15pm, caller reported a bag unattended for 25-30 minutes on Beacon St. The bag was returned to the victim with an item missing.

Larceny: 11/9 at 5:30pm – Beacon St
Victim stated that a scanner was found missing from her office.

Larceny: 11/2 at 11:00am – Brookline Pl
Victim stated that cell phone was stolen from her workplace. Victim stated that she left her cell phone unattended on the bathroom sink counter as she proceeded to enter the bathroom stall. Victim claimed that it took only approximately 2 minutes before her phone was taken.

Malicious Damage/Auto: 11/10 at 2:30am & 11/11 at 2pm – Park St
Victim reported that his car had been keyed from his parking spot in the rear of Park St.

Burglary: 11/10 b/t 5:30pm & 8:00pm – Winthrop Rd
Officer responded for a report of a past burglary. Victim stated that she left her apartment door unlocked and returned to find items missing.