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, June 26, 2014

6/25/2014

Police Reports 6/25/2014

On June 25, an officer responded to Russett Rd. for a report of a past larceny. The reporting party stated that she had placed two plastic stands on her walkway the day before and recently noticed that they were missing.

On June 25, an officer was dispatched to Brighton Rd. for a past larceny. The victim reported that he had been playing with friends on Staunton Rd. when he left his backpack in his friend’s yard behind a fence. When the victim returned for his bag he noticed that his backpack was there but his personal items were gone. The matter is under investigation.

On June 25, as part of an ongoing undercover operation by the Brookline Vice Unit, two male parties were arrested and charged with enticement of a child.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Arrest made of a man charged with Animal Cruelty


Today Brookline Police arrested a local man and charged him with Animal Cruelty. Brookline Police working with information provided from the MSPCA, conducted an investigation into an alleged act of Animal Cruelty. Acting swiftly with the information they received, the Department sought an arrest warrant for a local man, age 24 for allegedly smothering a pet dog. The subject was taken into custody this afternoon without incident at his residence. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Brookline District Court on Thursday.

6/24/2014

Police Reports 6/24/2014

On June 24, an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Boylston St. for a car that had made an illegal right on red, had an expired registration, and had a broken driver’s side taillight. The officer found that the driver’s right to operate had been suspended and she was placed under arrest.

On June 24, while conducting a traffic post at Harvard, Stedman, and Williams Streets, an officer had stopped traffic for an ambulance to get through. At this time a vehicle turned left onto Harvard St. blocking the passage of the ambulance. The officer had the vehicle pull to the side of the road and found that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest.

On June 24, as part of an ongoing undercover operation a male party was placed under arrest for enticement of a child.

On June 24, after conducting surveillance as part of an investigation one male party was placed under arrest for possession Class D with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act, drug free park zone violation, and witness interference/obstruction of justice and one male party was placed under arrest for conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act.

On June 24, Eastern Bank on Harvard St. was robbed. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, and six feet tall. The suspect showed a gun and fled on foot in the Coolidge Corner area. There were no injuries. This is an active investigation and anyone with information is urged to call the Brookline Police at 617-730-2222.

On June 24, an officer was dispatched to a store on Beacon St. for an attempted shoplifting. The store security guard stated that while working in the rear parking lot he observed a woman pushing a shopping cart of loose items out of the store. The security officer attempted to speak with the suspect who then fled the scene leaving the cart behind. The matter is under investigation.

On June 24, an officer responded to Beacon St. for a report of a stolen scooter. The reporting party stated that sometime between June 19 and June 24 her Vespa scooter was stolen from the corner of Beacon Street and Carlton Street. The matter is under investigation.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6/23/2014

Police Reports 6/23/2014

On June 23, a woman came into the Police Station to report the theft of her purse. The woman stated that she believed she had left her purse outside while she unloaded items from her parked car on Chestnut Ave. on June 21st. The next day, the woman realized that she was missing her purse. The matter is under investigation.

On June 23, officers responded to an office building on Beacon St. for a past breaking and entering report. The building owner was on scene and showed officers that many of the building doors, including the entrance doors, had pry marks near the lock suggesting that someone had broken in. The matter is under investigation.

On June 23, an officer was dispatched to a store on Boylston St. for a shoplifter who had just fled the store. The store manager stated that a female had entered the store with no items in her hand. The suspect then approached the counter stating she wanted to return an item with no receipt. In order to do so, the suspect had to produce her license. The officer was able to match the woman to the surveillance tape and she will be summoned to court for shoplifting.

On June 23, officers were dispatched to a home on Elliot Crescent for a past breaking and entering report. The home owner stated that he had left his home the morning of June 22 and had returned home the next evening. Upon his arrival home, the victim observed that a window which is part of the front door was smashed. The officers discovered an attempted break at the rear of the house where a window was ajar and the screen had been detached. The matter is under investigation.

On June 23, an officer was dispatched to Chestnut St. for a report of a stolen bicycle. The resident stated that his son’s bicycle had been stolen from the rear of the driveway sometime between June 21st and the afternoon of June 23rd.

On June 23, officers responded to Washington St. for a past residential breaking and entering and larceny of property. The victim stated that when she returned to her home that evening she discovered that jewelry was missing. Officers found an open storm window in the rear of the house. The matter is under investigation.

On June 23, an officer was approached by two citizens who wanted to report an erratic driver on Goddard Avenue. The witnesses stated that the vehicle had almost collided with another vehicle, had almost hit a light pole, and had almost hit them as they walked towards their cars. The officer located the vehicle in question and spoke with the driver and passenger. While speaking with them, the officer noticed that the driver’s eyes were half closed, his speech was slurred and slow, and there was an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of liquor as well as operating after suspension.

Monday, June 23, 2014

6/20/2014 through 6/22/2014

Police Reports 6/20/2014 through 6/22/2014

On June 20, an officer observed a vehicle with no front license plate make an illegal turn on Washington Street at Boylston Street. The officer conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver was operating with a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest.

On June 20, an officer initiated a motor vehicle stop for a vehicle that had travelled through a red light and made a U-turn on Beacon Street. Checking with Dispatch, the officer found that the driver had a revoked driving status in MA. The driver was placed under arrest.

On June 20, officers responded to a residence on Harvard Ave. for a residential alarm. Officers observed that two windows were open and the screen on one had a slight tear. Walking through the residence with the homeowner, officers observed that jewelry was missing. The matter is under investigation.

On June 20, an officer responded to Pleasant St. for a larceny of a bicycle. The reporting party stated that she had locked her bike to a town pole at the corner of Pleasant Street and Browne Street on June 18th and discovered it missing on the 20th. The matter is under investigation.

On June 20, a man came into the Police Station to report that his mail had been tampered with. The reporting party stated that his mailbox is a locked box located inside his apartment building lobby on Centre Street. The man stated that when he retrieved his mail that day he found that one of the envelopes had been opened and a credit card had been removed. The matter is under investigation.

On June 21, a man was placed under arrest for soliciting pedestrians for money on Beacon Street.

On June 22, an officer was dispatched to Jamaica Rd. for a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party stated that he had left his bike along a fence outside the residence on June 21st and discovered it missing on June 22nd. The matter is under investigation.

On June 22, an officer was dispatched to St. Paul St. for a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party stated that he had left his bike in the building’s garage and went upstairs for approximately 30 minutes. When he returned, the man stated that his bike was gone and another was left in its place.