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 30, 2013

8/29 - 8/30

Sector 4

Larceny: 08/28/2013 at 12:17 p.m. – Washington St.

Officers were dispatched to Brookline District Court after receiving a report of a female suspect who was discovered breaking into an office in the building’s basement. The suspect was initially placed under arrest for Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony and Attempted Larceny. The suspect was with a male; a query revealed he had several outstanding warrants. He was placed under arrest. A search of his person revealed nineteen stolen credit cards and gift cards. Stolen cards were also found on the female suspect. She was additionally charged with Receiving Stolen Property.


Sector 4 & 7

Receiving Stolen Property: 08/29/2013 at 4:44 p.m. – Washington St. / Burglary: 08/29/2013 at 7:30 p.m. – Walnut St.

An officer patrolling the Kent St. area observed two males with bicycles known for committing bike theft in the past. The officer initiated a stop and spoke with the suspects. The bikes were confiscated in order to determine ownership. Further investigation revealed one of the bikes had been stolen from Robinson Playground on August 17, 2013. An arrest warrant was issued for the two suspects. Additionally, an officer was dispatched to Walnut St. to receive a report of a stolen bicycle. The officer was met by the victims who stated the bike was in their garage, but had been taken at some point during the night. Based on further investigation, it is believed the same suspects responsible for the bike theft on Robinson Playground are responsible for the bike theft on Walnut Street. The additional charge of Entering Without Breaking has been added to the arrest warrant.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sector 4

Liquor Violation: 08/29/2013 at 2:37 a.m. – Beacon St.

Officers were dispatched to Beacon St. after receiving a report of suspicious activity. Officers were informed of two young males, who were knocking over recycling bins and attempting to steal street signs. The two suspects were located by officers and questioned. A search of the suspects revealed both were carrying fake ID’s. A backpack containing several bottles of alcohol was also discovered. The suspects were placed under arrest for Minor in Possession of Alcohol and Disorderly Conduct.


Sector 7

Warrant Arrest: 08/29/2013 at 12:24 a.m. – Lee St./ Boylston St.

An officer observed a vehicle fail to stop at a red light. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Boylston St. near Lee St. A query of the driver’s information revealed he had a warrant out of Boston District Court. The driver was placed under arrest.

Drug Possession: 08/29/2013 at 1:44 a.m. – Perkins St.

An officer observed a vehicle parked suspiciously in an area known for frequent drug activity. The officer approached the vehicle where the lone occupant appeared to be sleeping. Upon being woken by the officer, the suspect appeared nervous and could not provide an ID. Several officers arrived on scene to assist. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag containing marijuana and a second bag containing a large amount of a brown substance believed to be heroin. The driver was placed under arrest for Possession of a Class A Drug with Intent to Distribute.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Sector 2

Larceny: 08/27/2013 at 5:50 p.m. – Harvard St.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard St. after receiving a report of a larceny. The officer was met by an employee who stated she saw a male in his fifties with a gray beard place two electronic clippers into his backpack. A search of the area did not reveal the suspect.

Sector 3

Drug Possession: 08/27/2013 at 11:30 a.m. – Harvard St.

Officers observed two females acting suspiciously on Harvard St. The females spoke briefly on the street then quickly entered a bathroom where they remained for approximately fifteen minutes. Officers stopped the women after they exited the bathroom. The suspects appeared woozy and sluggish. Both suspects were found to have needles on them. A search of the bathroom revealed two Hypodermic Syringes and a crushed soboxine tablet. The suspects were placed under arrest for possession of a Class E Drug. 

Larceny: 08/27/2013 at 3:57 p.m. – 100 Centre St.

Brookline police officers credit an employee of the assisted living center at 100 Centre Street with playing an instrumental role in the arrest of a suspect for a series of larcenies. Invaluable information provided by the employee led officers to create a “bait” bag, which was left unattended at the facility. The bag contained an IPhone and sixty dollars. A video surveillance system captured the suspect removing the sixty dollars from the bag. The suspect was placed under arrest for Larceny.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013



Sector 2

Larceny: 08/26/2013 at 10:38 a.m. – Beacon St.

An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. after receiving a report of a larceny. An employee of Trader Joes observed the suspect leaving the store with a black backpack. The employee could hear the sound of bottles coming from the backpack. When she asked the suspect to stop, he fled the scene causing her to call Brookline Police Department. The employee followed the suspect onto Beacon St. She was able to identify him to officers. A query of the suspect’s information revealed he had a warrant out of Roxbury District Court. A search of his backpack revealed several bottles of alcohol from Trader Joes along with a plastic bag containing marijuana. The suspect was placed under arrest for Shoplifting and Possession of a Class B Drug.

Larceny: 08/26/2013 at 2:30 p.m. – Beacon St.

An officer was dispatched to Trader Joes on Beacon St. after receiving a report of a larceny. The officer was met by an employee, who had been informed by a shopper of a man placing alcohol bottles into his backpack before leaving the store. The suspect was described as a white male carrying a large backpack, jean jacket, and jeans. An employee followed the suspect outside, threatening to call the police. The suspect set down the bottles and fled the scene. A search of the area did not reveal the suspect.

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle: 08/26/2013 at 10:30 a.m. – Station St.

An officer was dispatched to the front desk to receive a report of a past Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated she was parked on Station St. and left the car unlocked on August 22, 2013. It was not until the following day, the victim saw her commercial parking permit had been taken from the car. Nothing else was missing or disturbed. 

Operating After Suspension: 08/26/2013 at 9:59 p.m. – Harvard St.

A random query of a vehicle’s information revealed the owner had a suspended license. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Harvard St. It was confirmed that the operator of the vehicle was the registered owner. He was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension.

Sector 3

Fraud: 08/26/2013 at 10:32 a.m. – Mason Tr.

An officer received a report regarding internet fraud. The victim stated she was attempting to purchase an IPhone on Craigslist. She agreed to pay for the phone before its delivery. Once she transferred the funds, she was unable to contact the seller and still has not received the IPhone.


Sector 7

Operating After Suspension: 08/26/2013 at 4:20 p.m. – Meadowbrook Rd./ Goddard Av.

A random query of a vehicle’s information revealed the owner to have a suspended license. An officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Meadowbrook Rd. and Goddard Av. The operator of the vehicle was confirmed to be the owner. He was placed under arrest for Operating After Suspension.

Sector 8

Operating After Suspension: 08/26/2013 at 9:07 p.m. – Boylston St./ Hammond St.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling at an accelerated rate of speed. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Hammond St. at Boylston St. A query of the driver’s information revealed he had a suspended license. He was placed under arrest.

Monday, August 26, 2013

8/23 - 8/26

Sector 1

Burglary: 08/23/2013 at 7:08 p.m. – Euston St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Euston St. after receiving a report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny. The officer was met by the victim, who stated that someone broke into her apartment earlier in the day. Further investigation revealed an IPhone, IPad, and jewelry box were missing. A bedroom window was found open. There were no other signs of forced entry.

Larceny: 08/23/2013 at 7:15 p.m.

An officer was dispatched to Commonwealth Ave. after receiving a report that the Bait Bike was being moved. The officer spotted the Bait Bike leaning against a bike rack, missing the cable lock it had originally been secured with. There was no one in the vicinity of the Bait Bike and there are no suspects at this time.

Larceny: 08/24/2013 at 10:30 p.m. – Coolidge St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Coolidge St. after receiving a report of a stolen bicycle. The officer was met by the victim who stated she left her bicycle in the hallway of her apartment building. The bicycle was secured with a U-lock, which was also missing.

Sector 2

Fire: 08/24/2013 at 11:30 p.m.- Washington St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Washington St. after receiving a report of a small, roof fire. Brookline Fire Department was on scene and extinguished the fire. The residence suffered some water damage. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire: 08/25/2013 at 12:30 a.m. – Hawes St.

Officers were dispatched to Hawes St. after receiving a report of a moderate fire above a two car garage. Brookline Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Sector 3

Larceny: 08/16/2013 at 3:32 p.m. – Beacon St.

An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. after receiving a report of a larceny. The officer was met by a building manager who stated a package had been stolen from the front vestibule of the building. A review of video surveillance reveals an unidentified Caucasian male wearing a black backpack take the package.

Possession and Shoplifting: 08/23/2013 at 5:04 p.m. – Beacon St.

Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon St. after a suspect for a prior shoplifting incident was reported to be in the store. The officers were met by the store manager, who recognized the suspect from the prior incident where he is believed to have stolen a Bluetooth headset. The suspect was approached and questioned by officers. His identity was confirmed. A search of the suspect’s bag revealed two syringes full of a brown, liquid substance which was identified as heroin. The suspect was placed under arrest for Possession of a Class A Drug and Shoplifting.

Warrant Arrest: 08/23/2013 at 10:45 p.m. – Harvard St.

Officers observed a suspect whom they knew to have a warrant out of Brighton District Court. The suspect was placed under arrest without incident.

Sector 4

Operating After Suspension: 08/23/2013 at 12:14 p.m. – Beacon St.

An officer observed a vehicle traveling at an accelerated rate of speed. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Beacon St. A query of the driver’s information revealed he had a suspended license. The operator was placed under arrest.