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 21, 2014
On February 20, an officer came to a stop at a red light on Harvard St. behind three vehicles. The vehicle directly in front of the officer was very loud while idling as if there was a problem with the muffler. When the light turned green, the vehicle accelerated and the muffler became louder than reasonable. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found the driver to be operating with a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest for operating after license suspension and defective equipment (muffler).
On February 20, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Beverly Rd. displaying a commercial license plate but no commercial owner markings on the sides of the vehicle. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found that the driver’s right to operate a motor vehicle had been revoked. The driver was placed under arrest.
On February 20, an officer ran a random query of a vehicle travelling on Harvard Street. The officer was alerted of a possible warrant match for the registered owner of the vehicle and they conducted a motor vehicle stop. Dispatch confirmed that the driver had an active warrant in effect and the driver was placed under arrest.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
On February 19, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Harvard St. with a defective brake light and an inspection sticker that failed safety standards. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found the driver to be operating with a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and cited for operating a vehicle that had failed safety standards and having a defective brake light.
On February 19, an officer was dispatched to a gym on Commonwealth Ave. for a report of larceny. The victim stated that while working out he had placed his backpack into a locker but had left it unlocked. When he returned from his workout the man stated that his MacBook had been taken from his backpack. The matter is currently under investigation.
On February 19, an officer responded to a residential building on Summit Ave. for a report of larceny. The victim stated that he had ordered multiple items to be delivered by UPS. On Monday, all of the packages had been reported as having been delivered however the man had been out of town. When he returned home, the man found that one of the packages was missing. The matter is being investigated.
On February 19, an officer was dispatched to a store on Beacon St. for a report of larceny. The store manager reported seeing a man enter the store, cut the security cable to a pair of headphones, place the headphones under his jacket and leave. The incident is being investigated.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
On February 18, an officer observed a vehicle on West Roxbury Parkway travel at a high rate of speed. The vehicle moved into the right lane to pass another car and almost hit a jogger, swerving back into the left lane and causing the other car to slam on their brakes to avoid being hit. The officer initiated a traffic stop and a license check showed that the driver only had a permit to operate in Massachusetts. The driver was placed under arrest for not being duly licensed as well as cited for unsafe lane change and speeding. The owner of the car was mailed a citation for allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle.
On February 18, an officer was dispatched to the area of Boylston and Sumner Rd. for a check of well-being of a male party. The officer observed the man attempting to hitchhike on Boylston St. The officer informed the man that hitchhiking is illegal and had dispatch run an inquiry of the man. The search showed that the man had an active arrest warrant and he was placed under arrest.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
On February 14, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Beacon St. stop in the left lane and block the flow of traffic. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop. During the stop, the officer observed the driver’s speech to be slurred, eyes glassy and bloodshot, and an odor of alcohol. The driver was found to have a suspended license and was placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated. The driver was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, and impeding the free flow of traffic.
On February 14, an officer was dispatched to a restaurant on Cypress St. for a report of breaking and entering. The owner reported that when an employee had entered the business that morning they had discovered the rear door open and cash missing from the register. The matter is currently under investigation.
On February 14, officers observed a vehicle travelling on Harvard St. drive straight in a marked right turn only travel lane. The officers conducted a traffic stop and found the driver to have a revoked license and two active warrants. The driver was placed under arrest for operating after revocation, marked lanes violation, and default warrants.
On 2/15/14 a student at Pine Manor College wanted to report his Nintendo 3DS XL; Pokemon X+Y Limited Edition missing, he last saw it on 2/4/14 at approximately 2345 hours. He was playing with it and left it on a couch in the common area. A report was filed with Campus Security as well.
On 2/15/14 Officers responded to a store on Harvard St. for a report of 2 adult shoplifters without identification. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the loss prevention officer for the store, while a male subject and female subject sat in the office. The female was observed removing a price tag from a belt then handing it to the male, where the male attached the belt around his waist. The male then took a second belt and attached it around his waist, with both belts secured, the male then placed his shirt overtop the belts and followed the female out of the store without paying for the items. It was discovered that the subjects had taken several other items as well. After speaking with the subjects it was apparent that both the male subject and female subject were willfully misleading Officers from obtaining their proper identifying information during the course of our investigation, at which point they were handcuffed and placed under arrest for the following charges: M.G.L.c.266/30A LARCENY UNDER $250.00 (SHOPLIFTING)M.G.L.c.268/13B INTERFERENCE & OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
On 2/15/14 Brookline Police received a call regarding an Apple iPhone 5 that was stolen out of the Brookhouse laundry room. The caller was in the laundry room at approximately 8:30AM and had his phone. He returned to his apartment shortly after, and at approximately 9:45AM he realized he did not have his phone. He returned to the laundry, but was unable to locate the phone. The owner was able to track the phone to a Stop & Shop located at 99 Charles St in Malden. The phone was turned into the Stop and Shop and our Detectives will conduct a follow-up.
On 02/16/14 a Brookline Officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Allendale Rd. when he observed a vehicle that appeared to be travelling in excess of the posted 30 MPH. Using the Radar gun, the Officer confirmed that the vehicles speed was 47 MPH. A traffic stop was conducted and it was found that the operator’s right to operate was suspended. She was placed under arrest.
On February 17, officers responded to a residential complex on University Rd. for a glass break. Officers observed a broken window in the back hallway of the second floor and broken glass on the sill and outside the window, on the roof. There were footprints in the snow on the roof that lead from the window down the fire escape. Officers stopped and apprehended a male located on the steps of a neighboring building. The man was placed under arrest for malicious damage of property.
On February 17, an officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Hammond Pond Parkway. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found that the driver had a default warrant in effect. The driver was placed under arrest for the active warrant and cited for speeding.
From 2/13/2014 to 2/17/2014, six arrests were made as part of an ongoing investigation into sexual misconduct. Three of these arrests came from an investigation into the exchange of sex for drugs and three came from an investigation into sexual predators.