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, January 9, 2014
Police Reports 1/4/2014 - 1/8/2014
On January 4, the Brookline Police received a call to report malicious damage. The caller reported that while his car was parked on Gerry Road overnight, his right rear tire was punctured. Upon taking his car in to get a new tire, the caller learned that his tire had been intentionally punctured by a nail, ice pick, or similar item.
On January 5, an officer was driving behind a vehicle on Harvard St. that had several inches of snow on the roof, trunk, rear window, and registration plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop and after removal of snow from the vehicle, the registration was revealed. After looking up the operator’s information, it was found that he was operating after license suspension and he was placed under arrest and cited for failing to remove the snow from his vehicle.
On January 5, an officer traveling northbound on Harvard St. observed an SUV change lanes, breaking a solid white line. The officer initiated a traffic stop and looked up the driver. While his license was from Hawaii, his vehicle was registered to him with a MA address. As citizens are required to obtain a MA driver’s license upon establishing residency, the driver was cited for operating without a license as well as a marked lanes violation.
On January 6, the foreman of a house currently being renovated reported that construction materials had been stolen from outside of the property sometime since January 2. The materials include aluminum pick planks and aluminum pump jacks.
On January 6, a woman living in a nursing home reported that her wallet had been stolen from her apartment. Aside from losing $200 in cash, the woman’s credit cards have been used to make purchases totaling over $1500.
On January 6, a motor vehicle driving on Grove St. was rear ended as the car in front of them stopped for a pedestrian and the car behind them failed to notice that the cars were stopping. The driver of the rear car admitted to driving too close and was issued a citation for failure to keep motor vehicle under control.
On January 6, a woman reported that while riding the C line, her Coach wallet was stolen out of her shoulder bag. The $180 wallet is missing as well as the woman’s credit cards and some cash.
On January 7, officers driving on Boylston observed an SUV committing a marked lines violation, red light violation, and speeding. The officers initiated a traffic stop and noticed a strong odor of liquor from the car’s interior. The driver had glassy, bloodshot eyes, and moderately slurred speech. Upon administration of a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, the driver failed. The suspect is being charged with driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marked lanes, expired license, and speeding.
On January 7, an officer looked up the information for a car after they noticed that the side taillight did not illuminate upon breaking. The officer discovered that the registered owner had a default warrant in effect for his arrest. After confirming that the driver was the registered owner, the driver was taken into custody for operating a motor vehicle after suspension/revocation.
On January 7, a woman who had been away on vacation reported that several items were missing from her home on Egmont St. upon her arrival. She reported tools, costume jewelry, and watches as being stolen and believed that only her ex-boyfriend had access to her home.
On January 8, an officer responded to a building on Beacon St. for a larceny report. Between January 2 and January 6, power tools with a value totaling over $900 had been stolen from within the building.
On January 8, a woman reported that a package had possibly been stolen from her building on Beacon Street. While on vacation, she had asked the concierge to accept any packages and place them inside her unit as she was expecting an iPhone 5S. When she arrived home, there were four packages waiting none of which were an iPhone. The UPS site said the package had been delivered and the concierge reported placing five packages inside of her unit.