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, August 2, 2013

8/1 - 8/2

Sector 2

Fraud: 08/01/2013 at 3:01 p.m. – Station St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Station St. after receiving a report of a scam. The victim stated she had received a phone call from a man claiming to be a representative from the United States Immigration and Citizenship Services. The caller said he needed her passport number as well as a $1,000 payment for an investigation and a $400 fine. At this point, the victim hung up and called Immigration Services, who informed her that they had not called her seeking payment for an investigation or a fine. The victim then contacted the police to report the scam.


Sector 3

Larceny: 08/01/2013 at 10:32 a.m. – Beacon St.

A victim reported the theft of his golf bag and clubs and a jet boat control module. The items were briefly left outside of the victim’s residence, during which time they were stolen. The victim spoke with neighbors, but found no witnesses. A suspect has not been apprehended thus far.


Sector 4

Receiving Stolen Property: 08/01/2013 at 3:01 p.m. – Beacon St./ Washington St.

An officer observed two males driving scooters acting suspiciously. The officer observed the drivers initiate an illegal U-turn, Fail to Yield to Oncoming Traffic, and travel through a red light on Beacon St. The officer then alerted dispatch to the suspicious males and their infractions. One of the suspects was observed soon after by another officer and was told to stop. The suspect failed to stop and attempted to evade the officer. The officer pursued the suspect, observing him travel the wrong direction down Beacon St. before traveling through a red light and taking an illegal left turn onto Washington St. Another officer in an unmarked cruiser observed the suspect on Washington St. and alerted dispatch. The suspect’s movement continued to be tracked, leading officers to converge on Thayer St., Waverly St., Emerson St. and Davis Ave. The scooter continued down Davis Ave. at a high rate of speed until making contact with another vehicle, throwing the suspect from the scooter. The suspect attempted to evade officers on foot, but was apprehended and placed under arrest.



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Charges made against suspect for Arson on Spooner Road


 On Friday evening, the 26th day of July 2013, the Town of Brookline had a suspicious fire that totally            engulfed the residence at 71 Spooner Rd. burning it to the ground. The house was vacant and unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The State Fire Marshall conducted an investigation into the cause of the fire and  determined that the fire was incendiary in nature. A criminal investigation was begun by the Brookline Police Department resulting in a suspect,  believed to be involved in the cause of the fire, being identified.

This morning, the first day of August 2013, an arrest warrant was issued by the Brookline Municipal Court for a Steven J. McCann of 241 Perkins St. Jamaica Plain, Ma. a white male with a date of birth of 06/28/1984.  He was arraigned at his hospital bed at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital early this afternoon. He is believed to have sustained injuries, while setting fire to the dwelling on Spooner Rd.  He is charged with the following crimes: 1) Arson of Dwelling House, 2) Arson of Dwelling House (unoccupied), and 3) Burning of a  Building to Defraud Insurer.   

 

7/31 - 8/1

Sector 1

Larceny: 07/30/2013 at 3:50-5:00 p.m. – Freeman St.

An officer was dispatched to Freeman St. after receiving a report of a past Larceny. The victim stated her son had received a call from an unknown male saying he had her cell phone and would leave it for her at the front desk of Dexter Park. When the victim attempted to claim her cell phone she was informed that it had already been picked up. An examination of the surveillance footage showed a female concierge accepting the phone, but no one else coming to claim the phone, which is thought to still be in the possession of the concierge. The matter is currently under investigation.

Sector 2

Warrant Arrest: 08/01/2013 at 12: 56 a.m. – Beacon St./ St. Mary St.

An officer observed a vehicle which had a B.O.L.O (Be On the Look Out) out of Boston on it for a hit and run accident which had occurred earlier in the day. A traffic stop was initiated on the corner of Beacon and St. Mary St. A query revealed the driver had a straight warrant out of Boston District 1 Court and was placed under arrest. 


Sector 4

Warrant Arrest: 07/31/2013 at 7:51 a.m. – Washington St./ Cypress St.

An officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. A traffic stop was initiated on Washington St. A query revealed the driver of the vehicle had a warrant for Operating After a Suspended License out of the Brookline District Court. The driver was placed under arrest.


Sector 9

Assault: 07/30/2013 at 10:41 p.m. – Risley Rd.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Risley Rd. in order to interview a victim about a past Assault with a Firearm. The victim stated he and a friend were driving toward the Allston area when a car pulled along side of them whose driver was wielding a gun, which they saw him load. The suspect was known to both victims and pointed the gun at their vehicle. Both vehicles continued along, eventually becoming separated. The victim and his friend proceeded to visit several bars in Allston, but later saw the suspect’s car once again parked on Pratt St. They did not observe anyone in the car and proceeded to approach it and look for the firearm. Then another vehicle pulled up whose driver shouted at them to get away from the car. The victims began to run away and several shots were fired at them as they ran. One victim was hit in the leg and transported to the hospital. The matter is currently under investigation.




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

7/30 - 7/31

Sector 1

Not Duly Licensed: 7/30/2013 at 5:13 p.m. – Amory St.

An officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Armory St. A query revealed the driver was not properly licensed. The suspect was placed under arrest for being Not Duly Licensed and Failure to Stop.


Sector 2

Fraud: 7/30/2013 at 11:27 a.m. – Kent St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Kent St. after receiving a report of a scam. The victim reported a man had contacted her via phone claiming to be the Attorney General of the Consumer Protection Bureau and that she was the winner of $4.5 million dollars from the American Protection Sweepstakes. The victim was informed that in order to collect her winnings, she must first wire money to banks in Nicaragua and Costa Rica in order to cover the taxes of the winnings. The victim proceeded to do so, but soon after had suspicions about the company. After making contact with the suspect, the victim was informed that she could get her money back if she wired more money to the company to expedite the process. At this point, the victim made contact with the police. The matter is currently under investigation.

Sector 5

Burglary: 7/30/2013 at 9:00 a.m.- 6:41 p.m. – Brington Rd.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Brington Rd. after receiving a report of a past Breaking and Entering. The victim stated she had discovered the front door open and a pane of glass on the front door broken upon arriving home. After inspecting the home she discovered jewelry and silverware were missing. Neighbors did not report hearing or seeing anything unusual that day. The matter is currently under investigation.

Sector 9

O.U.I.L: 7/30/2013 at 6:14 p.m. – Shaw Rd./ Alberta Rd.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Alberta and Shaw Rd. The officer observed that the driver seemed confused and her eyes were glassy. A bottle of alcohol was clearly visible in the purse of the passenger. A query revealed the driver was operating under a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspended License and Operating Under the Influence of Liquor.


Burglary: 7/30/2013 at 4:20 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – South St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on South St. after receiving a report of a Breaking and Entering. The victims stated they returned home to find it ransacked. A rear window had been forced open in order to gain entry into the home. Several items were taken. Neighbors did not report hearing or seeing anything suspicious. A suspect has not been apprehended thus far.









Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Advisement

Please be advised there have been two vehicles broken into in the area behind the high school. Please make sure to lock your vehicles and remove any valuables from view. If you see or hear anything suspicious please call the police department.

7/29 - 7/30

Sector 1

Larceny: 7/29/2013 at 10:33 a.m. - Harvard St.

An officer observed a man whom he knew from a prior shoplifting experience. The officer continued to observe the man as he quickly entered and left several stores. After the suspect left a clothing store, the officer entered and asked to see the store’s surveillance videos. The videos showed the suspect placing several shirts into a brown bag. An employee of the store said no one fitting the suspect’s description had bought any shirts. The officer stopped the suspect on Harvard Street and was able to observe several shirts sticking out of the top of the brown bag. The shirts were returned to the clothing store and the suspect was placed under arrest for Shoplifting.

Larceny: 7/27/2013 at 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Beacon St./ James St.

An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. after receiving a report of a theft of a bicycle. The bike had been secured with a thick cord lock to a light pole. Both the bike and lock were taken. No suspect has thus far been apprehended.

Sector 2

Larceny: 7/28/2013 at 12:30- 10:00 a.m. - Aspinwall Av.

A man reported his cell phone had been stolen after spending the night at a friend’s home. According to the homeowner, another overnight guest left with two cell phones the following morning. The victim attempted to get his phone back from the suspect, who asked for payment for the return of the phone. Officers spoke with the suspect via cell phone, but found him uncooperative. The victim was advised to cancel his cell phone service. The matter is currently under investigation.

Larceny: 7/29/2013 at 4:22 p.m. – Beacon St.

An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. after receiving a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the victim told the officer that she was the victim of a Craig’s List scam. She found the suspects ad on Craig’s List for a summer home rental in Rhode Island. After speaking with the suspect on the phone, she wired money into his account to secure her rental. Upon arriving at the home in Rhode Island she discovered the properties true owners were home and had no knowledge of any such rental agreement. She was unable to reach the suspect, who has thus far not been apprehended.

Sector 4

Fraud: 7/29/2013 at 2:07 p.m. – Chestnut St.

A victim reported she was on a website called Tagged.com when she was asked by the suspect to purchase a MoneyPak card, which he would then add funds to. After purchasing the card and relaying the card number to the suspect, she was unable to reach the suspect, who has yet to be apprehended.


Sector 5

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle: 7/29/2013 at 8:40 a.m. – Buckminster Rd.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Buckminster Rd after receiving a report of a past Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated he had left his car in the driveway of his home overnight. The vehicle was left unlocked, but otherwise secure. When the victim went to use the car in the morning he saw the glove box was open and several items from the car were missing. A suspect has not been apprehended thus far.

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle: 7/29/2013 at 12:00 p.m. – Clark Rd.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Clark Rd. after receiving a report of a past Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated she had left the vehicle unlocked. Several items were missing from the vehicle including a cell phone. No suspect has been apprehended.


Sector 7

Possession: 7/29/2013 at 4:30 p.m. – Goddard Av.

An officer observed two suspects acting suspiciously while sitting in their car on Goddard Av. They appeared anxious and were continuously looking over their shoulders as if they did not wish to be seen. After being parked for several minutes the car continued down Goddard Av, the passenger having exited the car. Officers initiated a traffic stop. The driver appeared confused, dazed, and could not sit still. Officers also observed that his eyes were bloodshot. A search of the vehicle revealed a small pill on the floor of the car which was confirmed to be Oxycontin. The suspect did not have a prescription for the medication and was placed under arrest for Possession of an opiate. 





Monday, July 29, 2013

7/27-7/28

O.U.I.L.: 7/27/2013 at 7:07 am- Beacon St./ Centre St.

An officer observed a vehicle make an unlawful left turn. A traffic stop was initiated on Beacon St. While pulling over the vehicle, the driver drove onto the curb hitting a light post. The driver appeared confused and was slurring her speech. A query revealed her Right to Operate had been suspended. Further investigation revealed a plastic cup containing an alcoholic beverage in the console of the vehicle. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, Operating Recklessly, Operating After Suspension, and Violation of D.P.W. Rules and Regulations.

Sector 1

Operating After Suspension: 7/28/2013 at 4:34 pm- Harvard St.

An officer observed a vehicle run a red light. A traffic stop was initiated on Harvard St. A query revealed the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension.


Sector 2

Burglary: 7/27/2013 at 9:30 – 10:30 am- Aspinwall Av.

An officer was dispatched to a home on Aspinwall Av. after receiving a report of a possible burglary. The victim stated a young man, whom she described as ‘scruffy’ with tan skin and a small build, came to her home asking if a man named Christian lived there. After being told there was no one there by that name, the man left. The victim thought little of the exchange until she left her home shortly after and upon returning, discovered the screen on her kitchen window was pushed up. Investigation of the home revealed the victim’s cell phone was missing, but no other valuables appeared to be removed. No suspect has been apprehended.

Sector 4

Assault: 7/27/2013 at 5:30 pm- Robinson Playground/ Cypress Street

Officers were dispatched to Robinson Playground on Cypress Street after receiving a report of three males fighting. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a witness who said one of the suspects was attempting to hit another with a brick. The suspect was questioned, but highly intoxicated and denied the fight had occurred. The suspect was placed under arrest for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and the other two men were sent on their way.


Robbery: 7/27/2013 at 8:11 pm- High St.

An officer was dispatched to High St. after receiving a report of a bicycle theft. The victim reported two young men whom he knew had approached him an hour earlier and forcibly taken his bicycle. Both suspects were located and the bike was recovered. The suspects were placed under arrest for Unarmed Robbery.


Sector 5

Burglary: 7/26/2013 at 8:15 am- 4:00 pm- Dean Rd.

An officer was dispatched to Dean Rd. after receiving a report of a Breaking and Entering. An investigation revealed the perpetrator gained entry through a bedroom window, which had been smashed. Further investigation revealed several bedrooms in the home were ransacked and some money and jewelry were reported missing. A suspect has thus far not been apprehended.


Sector 6

Operating After Suspension: 7/28/2013 at 2:28 am- Boylston St./ Dunster Rd.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling at an accelerated speed. A traffic stop was initiated on Boylston St. A query revealed the license of the driver had been suspended. He was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension.