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, March 21, 2014
In the early morning of March 20, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Washington St. with a defective headlight. The officer initiated a traffic stop and observed the driver acting nervous and agitated. The driver was found to be in possession of marijuana and was cited for possession of less than one ounce and for a defective headlight.
On March 20, an officer observed a vehicle travel through the stop sign at Newton St. and Goddard Ave. without stopping. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and found that the driver did not have a license. The driver was placed under arrest and cited for not being duly licensed and the stop sign violation. The owner of the vehicle was issued a citation for allowing an improper person to operate a motor vehicle.
On March 20, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Washington St. with a rejected inspection sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop. A check of the vehicle and the driver revealed that the vehicle status was revoked, the driver’s license was suspended, and the driver had a warrant in effect. The driver was placed under arrest and cited for failure to inspect the motor vehicle, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating an uninsured vehicle, and operating after suspension.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
On March 19, an officer observed a vehicle cut across two lanes of traffic on Beacon St. without using a turn signal. The officer conducted a traffic stop and when approaching the vehicle detected an odor of fresh marijuana. While speaking to the operator, the officer observed nervous and fidgety behavior. Officers found the driver to be in possession of marijuana, prescription drugs and pills without a prescription, multiple cell phones, and cash. The driver was placed under arrest and cited for a marked lanes violation, no directional while turning, and possession of class B with intent to distribute. The driver was also given a citation for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.
On March 19, dispatch gave out information on a shoplifting that had just occurred at a store on Beacon Street. An officer observed the vehicle that the suspect got into driving on Harvard Ave. and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The passenger matched the description of the suspect and was placed under arrest for larceny. The stolen merchandise was found in her purse and jacket. The driver was cited for no inspection sticker and no license in possession and was sent on her way.
On March 19, an officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign at Dean Road and Druce Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found that the driver was not duly licensed. The driver was placed under arrest and cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and not being duly licensed.
On March 19, an officer was dispatched to Winchester St. for a report of larceny. The victim stated that when she returned home from a walk with her daughter, she had left their stroller at the foot of the residence’s stairs close to the sidewalk. When the woman returned later for the stroller, it was gone. The matter is under investigation.
On March 19, an officer observed a vehicle traveling in the middle lane of Beacon St. turn left across the trolley tracks onto Washington St. while a vehicle waited in the left turn lane with a red arrow. The officer signaled for the driver to pull over and found that the driver was operating with an expired license. The driver was placed under arrest for not being duly licensed.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
On March 18, an officer was dispatched to a residential building on Boylston St. to take a larceny report. The reporting party stated that he had had a package stolen from the building foyer. The man stated that UPS told him the package had been delivered yet he never received it. The matter is under investigation.
On March 18, an officer was dispatched to a business on Beacon St. for a report of past shoplifting. The store owner stated that on March 9 and 10th a female entered the store and used a plastic container to steal frozen yogurt from a machine. The matter is being investigated.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
On March 16, an officer was dispatched to Winchester St. and Atherton Rd. for a motor vehicle crash. The officer observed a vehicle that had driven up Atherton Rd. the wrong way and appeared to have hit a tree. At the scene, a witness reported seeing the vehicle hit his cousin’s car, drive off and hit a tree. The officer spoke to the driver who appeared unsteady on his feet and had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from him. The driver was placed under arrest and charged for operating under the influence of liquor, operating to endanger, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and a one-way violation.