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, October 12, 2015

10/9/2015-10/11/2015

On October 9th, an officer was dispatched to a restaurant on Harvard St. for a report of a larceny.  On scene, the employee reported two individual stealing the restaurants tip jar and gave a description of the two subjects.  The officer on scene broadcasted the description of the subjects over the radio. After hearing the broadcast another officer realized she had just seen the individuals board an inbound MBTA train on the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Harvard Street. The officer caught up to the trolley and signaled for the operator to stop.  The officer boarded the trolley, and located the two individuals and, had them exit the trolley. The officers read them their Miranda rights and were asked several questions on where they were prior to boarding the trolley.  The answers to the questions gave the officer probable cause to search the duffel bag one of the individuals was holding. The search revealed the stolen tip jar and both subjects were placed under arrest.

On October 9th, officers were dispatched to a grocery store on Harvard St. for a report a shoplifting in progress.  Brookline Dispatch broadcasted a description of the shoplifters over the radio.  On scene, the store manager reported observing both subjects place items into their shopping cart and when they arrived to the checkout line several of the items were missing.  Officers asked both parties to step aside and answer a few questions after being read their Miranda rights. A search of the subjects tote bags reveal several of the stores items that were not paid for.  The subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police Station.

On October 10th, an officer was dispatched to a local business on Beacon St. for a past report of shoplifting. On scene, the employee reported witnessing a female individual enter the store and leave rather quickly. Upon viewing the video surveillance, the employee realized the subject had stolen a purse near the entrance of the store. This matter is still under investigation.

On October 11th, an officer was dispatched to Gibbs St. for a past report of a Breaking and Entering. On scene, the victim reported leaving his apartment the night of October 10th. On his arrival home the next day, he noticed his living room window and screen open. The victim reported missing his laptop and backpack. This matter is still under investigation.


On October 11th, an officer was dispatched to a local business on Beacon St. for a report of a larceny of a wallet. On scene, the victim reported going to pay for her groceries and could not find her wallet.  The victim traced her steps in the store and searched her car and returned home but did not locate her wallet. The victim stated someone must have taken her wallet from her purse while she was reaching for an item. 

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