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.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Police Reports 7/10-7/11

OUIL: 7/10 at 5:25 PM- Larz Anderson Park

Officers responded to Larz Anderson Park to check on the well being of a male individual. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject sleeping in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle. Upon making contact with the operator, officers could detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. Based on the observations the operator was placed under arrest for Operating under the Influence of Liquor.

Burglary: 7/10 between 2:55 and 3:20 PM- Summit Ave.

Officers responded to Summit Ave. for a breaking and entering report. The victim stated that she returned home to find her rear door forced open. Two iPads, two computers, an iPod, and jewelry were reported stolen from the residence. The victim stated that she observed a male individual (18 years old, light skin Hispanic, 6’, thin build, wearing a black hat, black T-shirt, black shorts, carrying a black backpack and riding a black bicycle) leaving her neighbor’s yard as she returned home. A search of the area for the suspect yielded negative results.

Sector 4

Operating after Suspension: 7/10 at 10:29 AM- Marion St.

An officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Marion St. A query revealed that the driver had a suspended license and he was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Operating after Suspension: 7/10 at 10:27 PM- Washington St. / Fairbanks St.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling without a front license plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Washington St. at Fairbanks St. A query revealed that the driver had a suspended license and he was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Police Reports 7/9-7/10

Bait Bike Arrest: 7/9 at 11:18 PM- Harvard St. / Beacon St.

On 7/9 at approximately 11:20 PM, officers received notice that the department’s GPS equipped “bait bicycle” had been removed from a pole on Fuller St. Officers observed four subjects on bicycles in the area of Harvard St. Officers were able to stop three subjects, while the fourth subject fled on a bicycle that resembled the bait bike. Officers were able to stop this subject after a brief pursuit. At that time it was confirmed that the bicycle the subject had been riding was in fact the bait bike. The individual was placed under arrest for Larceny Over $250. The other three individuals that had been riding with the arrestee were also placed under arrest for Larceny Over $250. Three of the arrestees were additionally charged with Receiving Stolen Property.

Operating after Suspension: 7/9 at 5:06 PM- Longwood Ave. / Chapel St.

An officer observed a vehicle travel through a solid red light. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Longwood Ave. A query revealed that the driver had a suspended license and he was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.

Sector 1

Robbery: 7/9 at 11:32 PM- Dwight St. / Green St.

Officers responded to Dwight Street at Green Street for the report of an unarmed robbery. The victim stated that she was talking to a friend on the street when an unknown male individual approached her, shoved her, and stole her cell phone. The suspect then fled down an alleyway. The suspect was described as a dark skinned male, 5’9”-6’, 180-200 lbs., short hair, unshaven, wearing gray shorts and a T-shirt. A search of the area for the suspect yielded negative results.

Operating after Revocation: 7/9 at 6:35 AM- Harvard St.

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

Sector 4

B&E MV: Between 7/7 and 7/9- Davis Ave.

An individual reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle in the area of Davis Ave. on 7/7. When she returned on 7/9 she discovered her vehicle had been rummaged through and a GPS unit was missing from the center console.

B&E MV: Between 7/8 and 7/9- Davis Ave.

An individual reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle in the area of Davis Ave. on 7/8. When she returned the next morning she discovered someone had entered the vehicle and removed a GPS unit.

B&E MV: 7/9 between 12:01 and 5:00 AM- Berkeley Ct.

An individual reported the breaking and entering of a MV. The victim stated that he returned to his vehicle to find that it had been rummaged through. A driver’s license and cash were removed from the vehicle.

Sector 5

Larceny Arrest: 7/9 at 7:00 PM- University Rd.

Officers responded to the area of University Rd. for the report of a larceny in progress. The reporting party stated that a female individual was attempting to steal a bicycle off a porch. Officers were able to apprehend a subject who fit the description in the area. The subject was positively identified and she was placed under arrest for Larceny from a Building.

B&E MV: Between 7/6 and 7/7- Clark Rd.

An individual reported the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle in his driveway on 7/6. When he returned the next day he discovered that someone had entered the vehicle and removed an iPod.

B&E MV: Between 7/9 and 7/10- Gardner Rd.

An individual reported a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle in the area of Gardner Rd. on 7/9. When he returned to his vehicle a short time later, he discovered a passenger side window had been smashed and a GPS unit had been removed.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Scam Advisory

There has been an uptick in the reports of larcenies under false pretense (scams) over the last several weeks. There have been several types of scams reported by both individuals and businesses.

A number of businesses throughout Brookline have been the target of scams purported by individuals claiming to work for NSTAR. In each case, a business received a fraudulent call from an individual claiming to be a representative of NSTAR. The individual stated that the business had an outstanding debt on their electricity bill and that their electricity would be shut off if they did not pay by a certain time with a prepaid card.

A second scam that has been reported involved the false claim of being hired to do work around a victim’s home. In this case, the victim stated that a male individual rang her doorbell stating that he was hired by a neighbor to put up a fence adjacent to the victim’s property. The victim allowed the suspect to enter her kitchen so that he could look at the property from a window. After the suspect left, the victim discovered that her bedroom had been ransacked and that there was an extensive amount of jewelry missing. It appears that the first suspect distracted the victim while a second individual entered the home and stole the jewelry.

The Brookline Police Department advises residents and businesses to be cautious of such scams. When in doubt, call the company to verify such claims before sending any money or allowing anyone into your home. If you believe you have been the victim of a scam please report it to the police.

Police Reports 7/8-7/9

Not Duly Licensed: 7/8 at 6:49 PM- Boylston St.

An officer observed a vehicle weave out of its marked lane. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Boylston St. A query revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and he was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Sector 1

Bike Theft: Between 6/30 and 7/8- Pleasant St.

An individual reported the larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that he left his bike in the bicycle room of his building on 6/30. When he returned on 7/8, he discovered his bicycle was missing. The bicycle room is accessible to residents only.

Larceny from Building: Between 7/5 and 7/6- Beacon St.

A building manager reported the larceny of several brass doorknobs throughout a Beacon St. building. The reporting party stated that approximately 10 brass doorknobs had been removed throughout the building.

Traffic Arrest: 7/8 at 6:02 PM- Babcock St. / John St.

A bicycle officer observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn. The officer signaled for the driver to pull over, however the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed, nearly striking several people in a marked crosswalk. Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the area a short time later. The driver was placed under arrest for Refusing to Obey a Police Officer and Operating to Endanger. An inventory search of the arrestee’s person produced two fake IDs and a stolen license. The arrestee will additionally be charged with Possessing a Forged Driver’s License, Possessing a Stolen Driver’s License, and Receiving Stolen Property.

Sector 2

OUIL: 7/9 at 1:04 AM- Beacon St. / Charles St.

Officers responded to the area of Beacon St. and Charles St. for the report of a traffic crash. Upon arrival officers observed two vehicles that had been involved in an accident. It was determined that Vehicle #1 had been stopped at a red light when Vehicle #2 struck it from behind. Upon making contact with the operator of Vehicle #2 officers could detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. Based on the observations the driver of Vehicle #2 was placed under arrest for Operating under the Influence of Liquor. There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

Larceny of License Plate: Between 6/20 and 7/8- Francis St.

An individual reported the larceny of a license plate. The victim stated that she parked her vehicle in a Francis St. garage on 6/20. When she returned on 7/8, she discovered her front license plate was missing.

Package Theft: 7/3 between 9:30 AM and 5:45 PM- Longwood Ave.

An individual reported the larceny of a package. The victim stated that she received confirmation of a delivery to her residence. However, when she went to retrieve the package from her foyer it was missing.

Sector 6

Larceny: Between 7/4 and 7/8- Crafts Rd.

An individual reported the larceny of a gas grill. The victim stated that someone had removed a gas grill from her side porch.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Upcoming Liquor Compliance Checks

The Brookline Police Department will be conducting liquor stings, which involve liquor compliance checks starting now throughout the next couple of months. These stings will be conducted at all liquor licensed establishments, including package stores, restaurants and variety stores. These compliance checks are part of the duties of the department’s liquor control officer and will be done on a continuous basis throughout the year.

Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility. Compliance checks reassure youths do not have easy access to alcohol and that people over 21 years of age are not buying alcohol for underage youths, including employees and liquor license holders. Such activities and frequent oversight of alcohol retailers increases compliance.


Thank you,
Brookline Police Department

Police Reports 7/3-7/8

OUIL: 7/6 at 2:44 AM- Longwood Ave. / Sewall Ave.

An officer observed a vehicle cross over marked lines into the bike lane on two separate occasions. The officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Longwood Avenue and Sewall Avenue. Upon reaching the driver’s window 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.

Shoplifting: 7/6 at 10:00 AM- Beacon St.

The manager of a hardware store on Beacon St. reported a shoplifting. The manager stated that he observed a male individual place an item in a personal bag and leave the store without paying. Officers were able to locate an individual who matched the description in the area. The subject was positively identified and he was placed under arrest for Shoplifting.

Warrant Arrest: 7/6 at 12:13 PM- 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 warrant out of Quincy. The driver was placed under arrest for the warrant.

Operating after Revocation: 7/8 at 2:54 AM- Brighton Ave. / Commonwealth Ave.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling with a defective taillight. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Brighton Ave. at Commonwealth Ave. A query revealed that the driver had a revoked license and he was placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation.

Sector 1

Burglary: 7/4 at 9:15 PM- Babcock St.

Officers responded to Babcock St. for a residential alarm. Upon arrival officers observed a broken window and a brick lying on the porch. Officers furthered observed a second broken window and another open window in the rear of the home. It did not appear that anything had been removed from the home.

Bike Theft: Between 7/4 and 7/5- Harvard St. / Beacon St.

An individual reported the larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that someone had removed his locked bicycle from the MBTA stop in Coolidge Corner.

Sector 2

Shoplifting: 7/3 at 3:54 PM- Harvard St.

A Walgreens employee reported a shoplifting. The employee stated that he observed a male individual place several items in a personal bag and leave the store without paying. The suspect was described as a black male, 5’10”, heavy set, wearing a dark baseball hat. The suspect left in a late model tan or brown sedan. A search of the area yielded negative results. A short time later the same suspect shoplifted from a liquor store on Harvard St. During this incident Suspect #1 was accompanied by a second male individual (black male, ~25 years old, wearing blue/yellow shirt, jean shorts).

Shoplifting: 7/5 at 12:43 PM- Beacon St.

A Trader Joe’s employee reported a shoplifting. The employee stated that she observed a male individual place an item in a personal bag and leave the store without paying. Officers located an individual who matched the description in the area. The suspect was positively identified and he was placed under arrest for Shoplifting.

Package Theft: Between 7/5 and 7/6- Kent St.

An individual reported the larceny of a package. The victim stated that he received confirmation of a delivery to his Kent St. residence. However, when he went to retrieve the package he discovered that it had been torn open and its contents had been removed.

Sector 3

Larceny: 7/3 at 10:43 AM- Beacon St.

An individual reported the larceny of tires and wheels from his basement on Beacon St. The victim stated that sometime in January he switched out the summer tires on his vehicle for winter tires. The victim stated that he left the summer tires in a shared basement. When he returned on this date he discovered the tires were missing.

NSTAR Scam: 7/3 at 3:39 PM- Harvard St.

A Harvard St. business was the target of a scam. The business received a fraudulent call from an individual claiming to be a representative of NSTAR. The individual stated that the business had an outstanding debt on their electricity bill and that their electricity would be shut off if they did not pay by a certain time with a prepaid card.

Sector 4

Disorderly Conduct: 7/5 at 5:40 AM- Washington St. / Park St.

Officers observed two vehicles impeding traffic at the intersection of Washington St. and Park St. Vehicle #1 had broken down and several individuals were attempting to jump start it with the assistance of Vehicle #2. A query of both vehicles’ registrations revealed that Vehicle #1 was a rental car. The individual on the rental agreement was not present, therefore the vehicle was towed. At this time, one of the individuals present became enraged, yelling at officers and refusing to follow officers’ orders. This individual was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. A search produced several pills and a license that did not belong to the arrestee. The suspect will also be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and Possession of a Stolen Driver’s License.

Not Duly Licensed: 7/6 at 6:43 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 did not have a valid license and he was placed under arrest for Not Duly Licensed.

Sector 5

Operating after Suspension: 7/7 at 1:19 AM- Boylston St. / Chestnut Hill Ave.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer initiated a traffic stop just before the intersection of Boylston St. and Chestnut Hill Ave.  A query revealed that the driver had a suspended license and he was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension.