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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Sector 1

Fraud: 08/06/2013 at 12:57 a.m. – Commonwealth Ave.

An officer observed three males riding bicycles and dragging a fourth bicycle behind them. The officer stopped the suspects on Commonwealth Ave. A pat frisk and a search of the suspects’ backpacks revealed several electronic items such as a GPS and a professional microphone. A pair of black knit winter gloves and a spandex sleeve were also found. Further investigation revealed one of the suspects was carrying five credit cards which did not belong to him. The suspect was placed under arrest for Possession of Stolen, Lost, or Mislaid Credit Card.

Sector 3

Building Fire: 08/06/2013 at 4:37 a.m. – Beacon St.

An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. after receiving a report of a fire on the 4th floor of a residential building. The officer entered the building and detected the odor of smoke in the stairway. The officer proceeded to evacuate the building. Fire units arrived and extinguished a smoldering wood deck on the 4th floor. The fire was ignited by a discarded cigarette. No one was injured.

Sector 5

Burglary: 08/05/2013 at 11:08 a.m. – Welland Rd.

Several officers were dispatched to a residence on Welland Rd. after receiving a report about a possible Breaking and Entering in progress. The caller stated he heard a loud crash from the downstairs and it sounded as if someone was in the house. Once officers arrived on the scene, the victim was standing outside and stated he observed a Hispanic male wearing a white t-shirt and green shorts run from the house toward Stanton Rd. A male fitting the description provided by the victim was spotted by officers running down Gorham Ave. The suspect was stopped and identified by the victim as the man who he had seen running from his house. The suspect was placed under arrest for Breaking and Entering and Burglary.

Sector 4

Larceny: 08/03/2013 at 2:37 p.m. – 2:41 p.m. – Harvard St.

An officer received a report on August 5, 2013 about a past theft on Harvard St. The victim stated she had left her purse in her unlocked office at her place of employment. After leaving her office for a brief period of time, she returned to find her purse had been taken. A review of the security surveillance cameras showed a man leaving the building, carrying a large box. The victim did not recognize the man and believed he should not have been in the building. The matter is under investigation.

Warrant Arrest: 08/05/2013 at 10:39 p.m. – Washington St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Terrace Rd. in order to serve an arrest warrant out of Dorchester District Court. Upon arrival, the officer was informed that the suspect no longer resided there. The current resident was asked to inform the suspect to contact the Brookline Police Department. Officers returned to the Brookline Police Department where the suspect arrived shortly after, around 10:30 p.m. The suspect was arrested without incident.

Sector 8

Larceny: 08/02/2013 at 5:00 p.m. – 08/03/2013 at 6:15 a.m. – Yarmouth Rd.

An officer received a report on August 5, 2013 from a victim who stated that between Friday evening and Saturday morning someone unearthed and stole twelve rhododendron plants from Yarmouth Rd. Neighbors did not report hearing or seeing anything suspicious. It is likely several individuals were involved due to the weight and number of plants stolen.

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