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Friday, August 16, 2013

8/15 - 8/16

Sector 1

Larceny: 08/05/2013 at 3:10 p.m. – 08/15/2013 at 3:10 p.m. – Babcock St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Babcock St. after receiving a report of a past larceny. The victim stated she had just noticed a set of silverware had been removed from her bedroom bureau. The bureau was always kept locked and showed no signs of damage. The victim remembered seeing the silverware about a week prior, but had not checked the bureau since. A search of the residence revealed no other missing items.

Larceny: 08/12/2013 at 12:00 p.m. – Beacon St.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Beacon St. after receiving a report of a past larceny. The officer was met by the owner of the business who stated she recently noticed a box of rings missing from a display case. The business was not equipped with a video surveillance system and the owner was unsure of who may have taken the box.

Sector 2

Larceny: 08/15/2013 at 6:37 p.m. – Harvard St.

Officers were dispatched to the Harvard St. area after receiving a report of a shoplifter who had just fled from Walgreens. The shoplifter was described as an African American male, between 40 and 50 years of age, wearing a maroon t-shirt and carrying a black backpack. An officer observed a male fitting the description on Washington St. and initiated a stop. A search of the backpack revealed several of the stolen items. The suspect was placed under arrest for Shoplifting.

Larceny: 08/15/2013 at 7:00 p.m. – Monmouth St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence after receiving a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the officer was greeted by the victim who stated a month prior, on July 23rd or 24th, she had placed four tennis rackets in a box in the front hall of her building to be picked up by UPS. She had only just been notified that the party to whom she was sending the package had never received it. An inquiry of the box’s tracking number revealed that it was never picked up by UPS.

Burglary: 08/15/2013 at 10:13 p.m. – Beacon St.

Several officers were dispatched to a residence on Beacon St. after receiving a report of a break-in in progress through a skylight window. Upon arrival, the suspect had fled the scene but inspection of the skylight revealed that it had been tampered with. The resident stated he heard an odd noise coming from the roof and upon investigating it further saw the skylight was propped open. At this time, the victim notified the police. A search of the area did not reveal any suspects.

Burglary: 08/15/2013 at 9:00 p.m. – 08/16/2013 at 3:00 a.m. – Linden St.

An officer was dispatched to St. Mary’s Church rectory on Linden St. after receiving a report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny. Officers discovered a side door to the rectory left ajar and a window with a slashed screen. A review of the office revealed a laptop, an IPod, a flat screen television, and the rectory’s vehicle had been stolen.

Sector 3

Motor Vehicle Theft: 08/15/2013 at 6:30 p.m. – Centre St.

While on the desk, an officer received a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The victim stated his car was parked on Centre St. beginning at 2:00 p.m. and upon his return at 6:30 p.m. the car was gone. The victim stated the key to his car had been stolen a couple of weeks prior to the incident, though he did not report it at the time. A search of the area did not reveal the vehicle.

Sector 5

Larceny: 08/15/2013 at 8:24 a.m. – Tappan St.

An officer was dispatched to the Brookline Hills MBTA station after receiving a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim stated his bike had been locked to a rack at the train station and was stolen at some point on August 14th or the morning of the 15th.

Sector 8

Trespassing: 08/15/2013 at 8:52 a.m. – Lee St./ Clyde St.

An officer was dispatched to the US Amateur Golf Tournament after receiving a report of an illegally parked vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer learned that the suspect had claimed to only be parking for five minutes in order to drop something off. At this point, thirty minutes had elapsed and the man had not returned to his car. The owner of the vehicle was located and placed under arrest for Trespassing.

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