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, October 4, 2013

Liquor Stings Conducted

The results are in… recently the Brookline Police Department conducted Liquor Stings. The target of this law enforcement effort was twenty local, liquor stores. Of the twenty, nineteen passed. The passing of so many is a clear indication that Brookline businesses take liquor laws seriously. The failing store, the Wine Gallery, is located at 400 Washington Street. They will be brought forward to the Selectman for a hearing.

10/03 - 10/04

Sector 1

Larceny: 09/30/2013 at 2:00 p.m. – Pleasant St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Pleasant St. after receiving a report of larceny. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the victim who stated she believes someone entered her apartment and stole a large sum of money. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim remembers locking the door before leaving the house. The building manager stated no workmen were given access to the apartment.

Attempted Robbery: 10/03/2013 at 12:18 a.m. – Washington St. 

Brookline officers received a report of an attempted robbery which occurred on Washington St. The victim stated she was walking down Washington St. when she heard two people run up behind her. She was pushed to the ground as the suspects demanded she hand over her belongings. The victim began screaming for help. She was hit and kicked several times by the suspects before they fled toward Washington Square. The suspects are described as two African American males in their late teens or early twenties. Both wore dark clothing. This is a similar offense to the attempted robbery which occurred on Thorndike St. a little over an hour later. At this time, officers do not know if the incidents are linked. Both crimes are being investigated.

Sector 2

Attempted Larceny: 10/02/2013 at 2:00 p.m. – Longwood Ave

While working at the front desk, an officer received a report of an attempted larceny. The victim stated she left her bike secured to a bike rack on Longwood Ave. When she returned for her bike, she noticed an attempt was made to cut the cable lock securing her bike.

Sector 9

Not Duly Licensed: 10/03/2013 at 8:45 a.m. – Lagrange St./ Princeton Rd.

An officer observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn onto Princeton Rd. The officer initiated a traffic stop. A query of the operator’s information revealed she did not have a proper license. She was placed under arrest for not being duly licensed.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Unarmed Robbery

Robbery: 10/03/2013 at 1:52 a.m. – Thorndike St. 

      Several officers were dispatched to Thorndike St. after receiving a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, the officers were met by the victim who was the subject of an unarmed robbery but was otherwise unharmed. She was walking home when two suspects ran up behind her. The first suspect demanded she hand over her belongings. At this point, the first suspect grabbed the victim’s cell phone and both suspects fled the scene. According to the victim, the suspects fled up Thorndike St. where a white sedan was waiting for them. Police units checked the area with negative results.
     Just a reminder wherever you are stay alert and in tune with your surroundings. Stick to well-lit areas and busy streets. Avoid alleys and areas hidden by trees and shrubbery. Walk with confidence. Criminals look for easy targets and opportunities. Call 911 immediately if you notice suspicious activity. Walk with a companion whenever possible.
      Be alert, cautious, and confident.

10/02 - 10/03


Sector 5

Larceny: 10/01/2013 at 11:30 a.m. – Greenough St.

An officer received a report of a past larceny. The victim stated his bike was locked to a bike rack on Greenough St. where it was stolen. The lock on the bike appears to have been cut using bolt cutters.

Larceny: 10/01/2013 at 6:00 p.m. – University Rd.

An officer received a report of a stolen bicycle on University Rd. The bike was locked to the side porch of the victim’s house. The lock appears to have been cut using bolt cutters. A neighbor reported seeing two suspicious males on bikes on September 30, 2013. They were both described as being in their 20’s with slim builds.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sector 3

Motor Vehicle Theft: 10/01/2013 at 3:09 p.m. – Short St.

An officer received a report of a stolen motorcycle which occurred on Short St. The victim reported leaving his motorcycle in a private parking lot, where he has parked numerous times. At some point on Sunday night, the motorcycle was stolen.

Sector 5

Larceny: 09/26/2013 at 11:30 p.m. – Beacon St.

While working at the front desk an officer received a report of past larceny. The victim stated she was at Starbucks when she mistakenly left her briefcase. After realizing her mistake she called the store, but her briefcase was no longer there. Several expensive items were in the briefcase including an IPad, jewelry, and cash.

Sector 6

Larceny: 10/01/2013 at 11:30 p.m. – Chestnut Hill Av.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Chestnut Hill Av. after receiving a report of a stolen bicycle. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the victim who stated she left her bike locked on her front porch. She returned several hours later to discover the lock had been cut with bolt cutters and the bike was gone.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

9/30 - 10/01


Sector 1


Burglary: 09/30/2013 at 6:21 p.m. – Worthington Rd.

Several officers were dispatched to a residence on Worthington Rd. after receiving a report of Breaking and Entering. The officers were met by the victims who had just returned home to find their kitchen door open. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that several items were missing from the home including two lap tops and an IPad.


Sector 3


Larceny: 09/30/2013 at 4:12 p.m. – Westbourne Tr.

An officer was dispatched to Westbourne Tr. after receiving a report of a stolen bicycle. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the victim who stated he left his bike secured at the side of his house. At some point between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. the bike was stolen.



Sector 9


Larceny: 09/30/2013 at 4:47 – Boylston Playground

An officer was dispatched to the Boylston St. Playground for a report of theft of property. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the three victims who had been playing basketball in the playground. The victims left their backpacks unattended on a park table. When they returned to the table their backpacks were missing. They were able to locate their bags near the Davis Path Overpass. All of the bags were unzipped and had clearly been rummaged through. Several items were missing from the bags, including an IPad Mini. A witness was able to identify a suspect to the officer. The matter is currently under investigation.






 

 

9/27 - 9/30

Please pay attention to the sector 2 report entitled “Threats by Phone.” Recently there have been several incidents in which Brookline residents have received phone calls threatening harm to loved ones unless money is sent to the caller. These calls have proved to be fraudulent scams perpetrated by an unknown caller in an attempt to get money. If you receive a similar phone call, please contact the Brookline Police Department.

Sector 1

Malicious Damage: 09/27/2013 at 7:00 a.m. – Gibbs St.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Gibbs St. after receiving a report of malicious damage. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the resident, who showed the officer his front steps which had been drawn on with ketchup. The damage is not permanent.

Larceny: 09/23/2013 at 4:10 p.m. – Harvard St.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard St. after receiving a report of past larceny. The officer was met by the store manager who stated he had just become aware of a larceny which occurred in his store on September 23, 2013. Employees became aware of the theft when they discovered price tags stuffed behind greeting cards in the store. A review of video surveillance revealed an African American female in her mid-thirties removing the price tags from approximately $500.00 worth of merchandise and stuffing it into her bag before exiting the store.
Malicious Damage to a Vehicle: 09/28/2013 at 10:30 a.m. – Freeman St.
An officer was dispatched to a residence on Freeman St. after receiving a report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the owner of the vehicle, who informed the officer that his windshield had been smashed at some point during the night. A smashed vodka bottle was next to the car and appears to have been used to cause the damage to the car.

Sector 2

Threats by Phone: 09/27/2013 at 12:30 p.m. – Brookline Av.

An officer was dispatched to Brookline Av. after receiving a report of a threatening phone call. The officer was met by the victim who stated she received a phone call from an unidentified, male caller who told her he had her brother and would harm him if she did not pay the caller $1200.00. After getting off the phone with the caller, the victim called her brother and confirmed that he was safe and unharmed. She was informed by the officer that the phone call was likely a scam. The victim has not received any further calls.

Sector 3

Larceny: 09/27/2013 at 1:30 p.m. – Harvard St.

An officer was dispatched to Harvard St. in order to take a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim informed the officer that his bike was secured with a cable style lock, which appeared to have been cut by a bolt cutter.

Larceny: 09/29/2013 at 2:41 p.m. – Mason Tr.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Mason Tr. after receiving a report of past larceny. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the victim and her niece, who explained that she believes her aunt has had several items stolen from her by an employee. The victim’s niece stated she noticed several discrepancies in her aunt’s bank account as well as several expensive items missing from the house such as a china clock and jewelry. The matter is currently under investigation.

Sector 4

Larceny: 09/27/2013 at 8:45 p.m. – Beacon St.

Several officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon St. after receiving a report of an armed robbery. The officers were met by an employee who stated a man in dark clothing came into the store and threatened him with a gun. The employee proceeded to give the man the money from the cash register. After taking the money, the suspect fled the scene. On scene, the officers were also met by a male subject who stated he had given a ride to several of his friends to the store. The friends entered the store and exited quickly, instructing him to drive away. The man stated he became suspicious that his friends had done something illegal while in the store and ordered them to get out of the car. He then returned to the store and spoke to officers. Upon further investigation, the officers were able to make contact with the three individuals who received the ride to the store. They denied having used a gun to take money from the store. A review of the store’s video surveillance revealed two separate incidents of larceny occurred within the store minutes apart. A man in dark clothing entered the store, using a gun to threaten the store’s employee and taking cash from the register. After the initial robbery, three young men entered the store and observing no clerk, proceeded to take several small items from the store without paying.

Sector 5

Disorderly Conduct: 09/28/2013 at 3:41 a.m. – Fisher Av

An officer was dispatched to a residential building on Fisher Av. after receiving a report of a disorderly person. Upon arrival, the officer observed a male subject who was unsteady on his feet and appeared disheveled. The officer was met by the Security Night Sargent, who informed the officer the man had aggressively attempted to gain access to the building and became very agitated when he was denied entry. The man proceeded to threaten the officer and shout obscenities. He was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.

Larceny: 09/29/2013 at 10:29 a.m. – Addington Rd.

An officer was dispatched to Addington Rd. in order to receive a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim stated she left her bike unlocked in her open garage where it was taken.
Operating After Revocation: 09/30/2013 at 8:06 p.m. – Gardner Rd.
An officer observed a vehicle make an illegal right hand turn. The officer initiated a traffic stop on Gardner Rd. A query of the operator’s information revealed he had a revoked license. The operator was placed under arrest for Operating After Revocation.

Sector 7

Larceny: 09/28/2013 at 8:20 a.m. – Walnut St.

An officer was dispatched to Walnut St. after receiving a report of larceny. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the victim who stated she was attending church and briefly left her purse unattended on a pew. When she returned to her seat, she found her purse was missing.

Sector 8

Larceny: 09/27/2013 at 2:45 p.m. – Boylston St.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Boylston St. after receiving a report of larceny. Upon arrival, the officer was met by the Office Manager who stated an employee had a large sum of money stolen from her purse. The purse was left under the employee’s desk for a brief period of time at which time someone took the money. Fellow employee’s consented to a search of their belongings, which yielded no results.

Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle: 09/27/2013 at 9:30 a.m. – Lee St.
While on the desk, an officer received a report of a Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated that his vehicle was parked in front of his home on Lee St and was broken into at some point during the previous night. Several items were taken from the vehicle including a lap top, brief case, squash rackets, and a canvas bag. The victim believed his car was left unlocked.