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, February 14, 2014
On February 13, an officer was dispatched to the area of Saint Paul St. and Freeman St. for a report of a traffic crash. When conducting a Registry of Motor Vehicles check, it was discovered that one of the drivers had a revoked license. After the officer assisted the two parties in exchanging information, the driver with the revoked license was placed under arrest.
On February 13, an officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard St. for a report of suspicious activity. A security guard reported that two men had entered the business and started asking suspicious questions before leaving. The matter is under investigation.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
On February 12, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Boylston St. with an expired inspection sticker. A check of the registration with the officer’s in-car computer confirmed it was expired and showed that the owner of the vehicle had an active warrant. The driver was stopped and placed under arrest for the warrant and cited for the expired inspection sticker.
On February 12, officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard St. for a report of shoplifting. A store employee reported seeing a woman take several small items and place them into her handbag. The woman was cited for shoplifting and will be summoned to court.
On February 12, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Boylston St. fail to stop at a red light at Lee Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and ran a license check on the driver. The search showed that the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was placed under arrest and cited for operating after suspension and a red light violation.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
On February 11, an officer observed a vehicle make a right turn onto Harvard St. from the middle lane of Beacon Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and discovered that the driver was only in possession of a learners permit and a search showed that the registration on the vehicle had been suspended. While speaking with the driver, the officer identified an odor of marijuana and found the driver in possession of less than one ounce. The driver was cited and will be summoned to court for not being duly licensed, operating after suspended registration, and making an improper turn. The driver was given a by-law citation for possessing less than one ounce of marijuana and the vehicle was towed.
On February 11, dispatch received a call from a business on Beacon St. who wanted to report an incident of shoplifting. An employee of the store reported witnessing a man take an item and place it into a shopping bag he was carrying and leave the store. The matter is under investigation.
On February 11, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Harvard St. stuck in the intersection of Harvard St. and School Street. The vehicle was blocking traffic from School Street. Once free from the intersection, the officer conducted a motor vehicle stop. A search by the officer and confirmation from dispatch showed that the driver did not have an active license. The driver was cited with not being duly licensed and blocking an intersection and was placed under arrest.
On February 11, an officer observed a vehicle driving over the speed limit on Allandale Rd. and initiated a traffic stop. The officer found that the driver’s license was expired and the driver had failed to report a change of address to the Motor Vehicle Registry. The driver was placed under arrest and cited for operating with an expired license, failure to notify the registry of change of address, and speeding.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
On February 10, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on St. Paul St. with an expired inspection sticker. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found the driver to be operating with a suspended license. The driver was cited with failing to inspect his motor vehicle and operating after suspension.
On February 10, an officer responded to a business in Coolidge Corner for a report of a shoplifter who had fled the store. An employee reported seeing a woman place merchandise into the bags she was carrying and flee without paying.
Monday, February 10, 2014
On February 7, an officer carried out a random query of a vehicle traveling on St. Paul Street. The query showed that the vehicle had an expired inspection sticker and the owner had a default warrant in effect. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver was placed under arrest.
On February 7, an officer responded to a business on Washington St. for a report of suspicious activity. An employee stated that they received two calls from a man claiming to be an NStar employee who said they were behind on their payments. It was confirmed that these calls were part of a scam.
On February 8, an officer responded to University Rd. for a report of a suspicious phone call. A man stated that he had received a voicemail on his phone from someone claiming to be from the IRS who said the man owed back taxes and needed to get in contact with him right away. It is believed that this call is part of a scam.
On February 8, an officer observed a man enter a store on Harvard St. and leave with two full bags that did not match the store exited. Officers observed the man place the bags into a car and re-enter the store with an empty bag. Employees confirmed that the merchandise had not been paid for and the man was placed under arrest for shoplifting.
On February 8, an officer entered the registration of a vehicle traveling on Washington St. into their in-car computer. The search showed that the registered owner of the vehicle had a default arrest warrant in effect so the officer initiated a traffic stop. During the stop, the officer was able to detect an odor of marijuana and found the driver to be in possession of less than one ounce. The driver was placed under arrest for the warrant and cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
On February 9, an officer was dispatched to Kent St. for a report of breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. A woman stated that she had left her car unlocked while inside her home for a couple of hours and when she re-entered the vehicle it had been rifled through and items were missing. The matter is currently under investigation.