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, May 31, 2013

Police Reports 5/30-5/31

Not Duly Licensed: 5/30 at 4:12 PM- Comm Ave. / Essex St.

An officer observed a vehicle pass through a red traffic light. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Commonwealth Ave at the intersection of Essex Street. A query revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and he was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Sector 1

Arrest: 5/30 at 10:49 PM- Egmont St.

An individual was placed under arrest for two warrants out of Charlestown District Court.

Larceny: 5/19- Green St.

An individual reported the larceny of several items from a basement storage unit in the area of Green St. Video surveillance indicated that the incident took place on 5/19.

Sector 2

Operating after Revocation: 5/30 at 6:22 PM- Longwood Ave. / Sewall Ave.

An officer observed a vehicle fail to yield to oncoming traffic and fail to stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk. The officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Longwood Ave. and Sewall Ave. A query revealed that the driver had a revoked license and he was placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation.

Motorized Scooter Theft:  5/30 between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM- Village Way

An individual reported the larceny of a motorized scooter. The victim stated that she secured her scooter in the area of Village Way on 5/30 at approzimately 11:00 AM on 5/30. When she returned she discovered that her scooter had been removed.

Not Duly Licensed: 5/31 at 12:48 AM- Washington St.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling without functioning tail lights. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Washington St. A query revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and he was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Sector 4

B&E MV: 5/31 at 2:14 PM- Hawthorn Rd.

An individual reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that sometime between 5/30 and 5/31, unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle and stole loose change.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Police Reports 5/29-5/30

Arrest: 5/30 at 10:01 AM- Warren St., Brighton

An individual was placed under arrest at Brighton High School for a warrant out of Brookline District Court.

Arrest: 5/30 at 7:41 AM- Egmont St.

An individual was placed under arrest for a warrant out of Dudley District Court.

Sector 1

Arrest: 5/29 at 8:21 PM- John St.

A query of a vehicle’s information revealed that the registered owner had an extraditable warrant out of Indiana. The officer initiated a traffic stop on John St. The operator was confirmed to be the registered owner and he was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Sector 3

Shoplifting: 5/30 at 1:00 PM- Beacon St.

A Radio Shack employee reported a shoplifting. The employee stated that a male subject concealed items in a bag and left the store without paying. The suspect was described as a light skin black male in his 40s, 6’0”-6’3”, mustache, wearing light colored blue jeans, a white long sleeve shirt, sunglasses and a white bucket hat. A search of the area for the suspect yielded negative results.

Sector 4

Arrest: 5/30 at 2:47 PM- Washington St.

An individual was placed under arrest for a warrant out of Roxbury District Court.

Sector 7

Operating after Suspension: 5/30 at 12:04 PM- Clyde St.

An officer observed a vehicle proceed through a red light without stopping. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Clyde St. A query revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Sector 8

Burglary: 5/28- Yarmouth Rd.

An individual reported a breaking and entering in the area of Yarmouth Rd. The victim stated that at approximately 12:41 AM on 5/28 she received a text message from a neighbor stating that he witnessed two males and a female in the victim’s driveway. The neighbor also told the victim that he could hear some type of saw being used on the property. When the victim returned to her property she discovered that the back door had been forced open and two toilets and two AC/Heating units were removed.

Phone Scam Alert

Brookline Police report a Phone scam. Recently a person claiming to be from a utility company contacted someone saying they owed a large sum of money.  If they did not make payment their utility would be turned off. This is a scam. The number given is 617-652-2420, the subject used the name Ralf. If you have received such a call or something similar please contact the Police. You should also contact the utility company directly at their published numbers

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Police Reports 5/28-5/29

Sector 2

Operating after Suspension: 5/29 at 12:23 AM- Harvard St.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling with a defective headlight. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Harvard St. A query revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Sector 3

Shoplifting: 5/28 at 4:05 PM- Harvard St.

A GAP employee reported a shoplifting. The employee stated that he observed a female subject conceal items and attempt to leave the store without paying. Officers were able to stop the subject in the area and she will be summonsed to court for Shoplifting.

Operating after Suspension: 5/28 at 6:28 PM- Beacon St.

A query of a vehicle’s information revealed that the registered owner had a suspended license. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Beacon St. The driver was confirmed to be the registered owner and he was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.


Officer walks away from bad crash, subject arrested

On May 25, 2013 an officer was working the overnight shift . He was in the area of 1109 Boylston Street conducting traffic enforcement. The officer had a vehicle pulled over in front of him, off to the side of the road. He had just returned to his car and started to write a citation. He heard his rear dash mounted radar making a noise indicating a vehicle was approaching from behind. He looked up and was able to see a car coming at him. He braced himself for impact as the car came crashing into the rear of his car. Fortunately he was able to get out of his car and check on the other operator. The other operator sustained no injuries. The officer was shaken up and was taken to a local hospital for observation. He was released a short time later and is still out of work. The other operator was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and other traffic offenses.


This incident shows the dangers officers face every day, simply by doing routine things. Every day officers make several motor vehicle stops. With major road ways like Boylston street these stops are even more dangerous with the higher speeds. This incident shows the importance of the traffic enforcement on such a road. Officers are routinely out doing enforcement several times a day. We are fortunate that the officer was not more seriously hurt and that no one else was hurt.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Police Reports 5/24-5/28

Sector 1

Bike Theft: Between 5/22 and 5/27- Thorndike St.

An individual reported the larceny of a bicycle from a detached garage. The victim stated that he last saw his bicycle at approximately 3:00 PM on 5/22.

Shoplifting: 5/26 at 10:01 PM- Beacon St.

A CVS employee reported a shoplifting. The employee stated that she observed two female subjects placed items into a plastic bag and leave the store without paying. Officers were able to stop two subjects who matched the description in the area. The employee positively identified the subjects and they were both placed under arrest for Shoplifting.

Bike Theft: Between 5/24 and 5/25- Coolidge St.

An individual reported the larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that his unlocked bicycle was removed from his front porch overnight between 5/24 and 5/25.

Sector 2

Operating after Revocation: 5/28 at 11:18 AM- Beacon St.

An officer observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn from Harvard St onto Beacon St. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Beacon St. A query revealed that the driver had a revoked license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation.

Operating after Revocation: 5/25 at 12:02 AM- Longwood Ave. / Sewall Ave.

A query of a vehicle’s information revealed that its registration was revoked. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Longwood Ave. A further query revealed that the driver had a revoked license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation.

Sector 3

Bike Theft: 5/27 between 9:00 and 11:00 PM- Fuller St.

An individual reported the larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that she locked her bicycle to a tree on Fuller St. at approximately 9:00 PM. When she returned she discovered that the lock had been cut and the bike was missing.

Not Duly Licensed: 5/25 at 12:07 PM- Harvard St.

An officer observed a vehicle travel over the double solid yellow line. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Harvard Street. A query revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. The driver was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Sector 4

B&E MV: Between 5/24 and 5/27- Hawthorn Rd.

Two individuals reported the breaking and entering of motor vehicles in the area of Hawthorn Rd. Victim #1 stated that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole and envelope containing cash. Victim #2 stated that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS, eyeglasses, a phone charge and loose change.

Sector 5

Operating after Suspension: 5/25 at 12:17 AM- Boylston St.

An officer observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query revealed that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Sector 6

OUIL: 5/25 at 1:03 AM- Boylston St. / Hammond St.

Officers responded to Boylston St. and Hammond St. for the report of a motor vehicle that had struck a stationary police cruiser. The officer was positioned in his cruiser during a motor vehicle stop of another car when a vehicle struck the cruiser from behind. Upon reaching the vehicle that struck the cruiser, the officer could detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. Based on the observations the driver was placed under arrest for Operating under the Influence of Liquor.