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.

Monday, July 27, 2015

7/24/2015-7/26/2015

On July 24th, officers were traveling Southbound on Washington St. and performed a query of the registration on the cruiser’s laptop.  The query revealed that the registered owner had an active warrant out for his arrest.  The officers activated the emergency lights and initiated a motor vehicle stop. The operator of the vehicle was the owner and was placed under arrest
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On July 24th, an officer was dispatched to Greenough St. for a past report of larceny.  Upon arrival to the scene, the officer spoke with a security guard who stated a laptop was missing from the building. The reporting person also stated there have been several events that have taken place in the building and it was likely taken during that time. This matter is still under investigation.

On July 24th, an officer was dispatched to Linden St. for a report of a stolen bicycle. On scene, the reporting person stated she had locked her bike to a “No Parking Anytime” Town of Brookline Street sign. Later that afternoon, the victim found her bike was missing but the lock itself was still intact and attached to the street pole.

On July 24th, an officer assigned to the front desk received a report of a package theft from a Brookline resident. The victim stated she was expecting the packaged to be delivered on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015. According to the delivery service tracking system, the package was delivered to the front lobby of her apartment. However, when the victim arrived home the package was not present.

On July 24th, an officer patrolling the Coolidge Corner area was traveling Southbound on Harvard Street and conducted a query of a sedan into the cruisers laptop. The query revealed the registered owner of had a warrant out for her arrest.  The officers activated the emergency lights and initiated a motor vehicle stop. The operator of the vehicle was the owner and was placed under arrest.

On July 24th, an officer on foot patrol was flagged down by a Brookline resident to report the theft of her son’s watch.  The woman stated she was leaving her apartment to give the watch to her ex-husband for him to fix.  As she was leaving, she noticed some packages had been delivered and were lying on the vestibule. The woman reported placing the watch on the vestibule floor and carried the packages upstairs to her apartment.  Minutes later, when she came back downstairs the watch was gone.  This matter is still under investigation.

On July 25th, officers responded to a local business on Harvard St. for a shoplifting in progress. On scene, the night manager reported witnessing the suspect place several items in a reusable shopping bag and attempted to exit the store.  The manager instructed an employee to call the police as he attempted to keep the suspect on scene until the police arrived. The suspect has been placed under arrest.

On July 25th, an officer was dispatched to Pleasant St. for report of a stolen bicycle. On scene, the victim stated his bicycle along with U-lock which was attached to a street pole was missing. The officer noticed metal shavings on the ground, which indicates the U-lock may have been cut off.

Only July 25th, an officer was dispatched to the area of Station Street for an activation of the “bait bike’s” GPS system.  The officer observed a group of three juveniles riding bikes in the area of Kent Street traveling towards Aspinwall Avenue.  The officer recognized one of the bicycles as the Brookline Police Departments “bait bike”. The officer activated his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop. The officer informed the individual riding the “bait bike” as to reason why he was stopped.  The subject then stated the bicycle was his friends. The suspect has been placed under arrest.


On July 26th, officers responded to a local business on Beacon St. for a report of shoplifting in progress.  On scene, the store manager stated he observed the individual enter the liquor section of the store and pick up two bottles of liquor and concealed them underneath his jacket. The individual then proceeded to walking towards an MBTA bench and began running from the uniformed Officer that arrived on scene. The suspect was apprehended and has been placed under arrest. 

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