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.
Monday, August 5, 2013
Operating After Suspension: 08/02/2013 at 10:58 p.m. – Harvard St.
An officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a red light. A traffic stop was initiated on Harvard St. A query revealed the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension.
Fraud: 08/04/2013 at 12:37 p.m. – St. Paul St.
An officer was dispatched to a residence on St. Paul St. after receiving a report of internet fraud. Upon arrival, the victim explained she had found an apartment for rent on Craig’s List and had been in contact via email with the owner. She had sent the owner, who claimed to be in the Philippines, first month’s rent and a security deposit, but had never received the keys to the apartment. The victim then tried to reach the owner via email and telephone but was unable to do so. The matter is currently under investigation.
Larceny: 08/04/2013 at 2:30 p.m. – Harvard St.
An officer was dispatched to the front desk of the Brookline Police Department for a report of a past Larceny. The victim stated she was eating lunch at a restaurant in Coolidge Corner when she left her purse unattended for a brief time. Upon returning to her table, she saw her wallet and cell phone were missing from her purse. The officer attempted to track the cell phone using a Find My IPhone Application offered through Apple. However, the officer was unsuccessful due to the inaccuracy of the app as well as there being no description of the suspect. The matter is currently under investigation.
Larceny: 08/04/2013 at 7:30 p.m. – Marshall St./ Sewall Ave.
Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Marshall St. and Sewall Ave after receiving a report that the GPS Unit on the Bait Bike had been activated. The bike had been deployed earlier in the day and secured with a cable lock to a sign pole. Officers continued tracking the Bait Bike to the intersection of Longwood Ave and Kent St. At this time, officers observed two males on bicycles, one of which was riding the Bait Bike. The suspects were stopped and questioned by the officers. Both bikes were confiscated and the suspects were placed under arrest for Larceny of Property over $250.00.
Operating After Suspension: 08/04/2013 at 10:44 p.m. – Beacon St./ Centre St.
An officer observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn. The officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Beacon and Centre St. A query revealed the driver of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. She was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension.
Warrant Arrest: 08/03/2013 at 7:45 p.m. – Washington St./ Boylston St.
A random query of a vehicle’s registration revealed the owner of the vehicle had a warrant out of Quincy District Court. An officer initiated a traffic stop on Washington St. The officer verified the driver of the vehicle was the owner. The driver was placed under arrest.