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, July 17, 2015

7/14/2015-7/16/2015

July 14th Blog

On July 14th, officers were dispatched to a local business on Beacon Street for a report of a shoplifter exiting a store. The reporting person stated a young black male, wearing a white shirt, and sweat pants exited the store riding a bicycle on Harvard St. towards Brookline Village. Within several minutes, officers located and stopped a man matching the description of the subject riding a bicycle towards Brookline Village. The officers proceeded to asked where the man had been and the subject stated he had been shopping at the same business he was reporting shoplifting from. After further questioning, the man admitted to stealing a cellphone charger and case.  The officers on scene conducted a query of the subject, which revealed he also had two outstanding warrants. The subject has been placed under arrest.

On July 14th, officers were dispatched to the Coolidge Corner area following a report of shoplifting liquor at a local grocery store.  An individual matching the description of a man was found at the Coolidge Corner MBTA trolley station.  The officers approached the individual and could clearly see the stolen liquor in a bag sitting next to the man. A store employee that witnessed the shoplifting confirmed the identity of the individual. The subject was placed under arrest.

July 15th Blog

On July 15th officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on Beacon Street. Witnesses stated seeing an individual looking through of numerous vehicles. Witnesses described the individual and police searched the area to try and locate him for questioning. When the individual was located he gave officers contradicting answers as to his reasoning for being in the area. When the officers ran his name through the database they discovered the individual had two warrants in other areas. The individual was arrested.

On July 15th officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for a shoplifting incident. The store owner described witnessing the suspect walk into the store go to the back and take a bottle of wine and proceeded to walk out the store without paying for it. The store owner tried talking to her but she ran off and got into the passenger side of a car and drove off. This matter is still under investigation.

On July 15th officers were dispatched to Babcock Street responding to a report of a stolen bicycle at a home. The victim reported that the bike was leaning against the fence yesterday but today she noticed the bike missing. The victim has video surveillance of the house and provided a zip drive of video of when a possible suspect entered the property.

On July 15th officers were dispatched to Chapel Street for a report of a simple assault. Victim stated he was riding his bicycle when 3 individuals attacked him and pulled him to the ground and began punching him. The victim did not have a description of the suspects.  This matter is under investigation.

July 16th blog

On July 16th officers were dispatched to Fairbanks Street for a report of a breaking and entering. Victim reported returning to her house to find it had been rummaged through. Many personal items were stolen . This matter is still under investigation.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

7/10/2015-7/13/2015

On July 10th, an officer in his cruiser observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Harvard St. without a Massachusetts Inspection Sticker on the windshield. Upon this discovery, the officer queried the registration on the cruisers laptop which revealed that the vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker.  The officer then proceed to make a traffic stop and advised the driver for the reason he was being stopped. The officer checked for warrant on the cruisers laptop, which revealed there was a warrant for his arrest in the state of Georgia. The subject has been placed under arrest.

On July 10th, an officer was dispatched to a parking lot on Beacon St. for a report of a larceny from a motor vehicle. On scene, the owner of the vehicle stated his car was unlocked with the windows open while he was helping his friend move from his apartment. Upon arrival to his vehicle, the victim noticed his phone charger, prescription glasses and sunglasses were missing.

On July 10th, an officer was dispatched to a residence on Columbia Terrence for a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the victim stated that on 4/12/2015, while shopping at local business her cell phone was stolen from either her purse or jacket. She informed the store manager of the incident but did not report this to the police department. After receiving a new cellphone, she downloaded a cellphone app which located her old phone. The app pinned the cellphone at a residence in Southborough, Massachusetts. The officer contacted the Southborough Police Department and explained the situation to the dispatcher. Hours later, a Southborough Police Officer contacted the Brookline Police Department and stated the phone was found in an open field near the residence in Southborough Massachusetts. The victim has been contacted and will be making arrangements to retrieve the phone
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On July 10th, officers along with a detective were dispatched to a residence on Mason Terrace for an attempted breaking and entering. On scene, the homeowners stated that when they arrived home they discovered one of the spare bedroom windows had been opened. This was unusual because the couple rarely steps foot in that particular bedroom and do not remember opening the window. Nothing has been reported missing or damaged.

On July 10th, an officer was dispatched to a residence on Beacon St. for a past breaking and entering. On scene, the victim stated that the break occur while she was out running errands. While on scene, the officer observed the point of entry was through a kitchen window. The homeowner reported missing a sum of money which was removed from suitcase. A detective was called on scene to process the scene for fingerprints. This matter is still under investigation.

On July 11th, an officer was flagged down on Harvard St. by Brookline resident. The resident stated her wallet was stolen after she bought tickets for a movie. The victim stated the wallet contained a U.S. Passport, money, a Charlie Card, two debit cards and one credit card. She stated a man sat next to her on a wall nearby the theater and engaged her in conversation and she believed a man was the one who stole the wallet.

On July 12th, an officer was dispatched to an apartment on Beacon St. for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, the officer could hear music playing from the apartment. The officer then spoke with the resident and advised her of the complaint. The resident turned the music off and ordered to leave her guests to leave. The resident was issued a Town By-Law Ticket.

On July 12th an officer was dispatched to Babcock Street for a report of a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the homeowner and advised the officer she had been away from the apartment for the day. When the victim returned home she noticed one of the bedroom windows was open and a lamp broken. The victim reported nothing was missing.

On July 13th, an officer was dispatched to the area of Brook St. for a report of a stolen bicycle. On scene, the victim stated he locked his bike to a one-way sign on the corner of Brook St. and Perry St. When he returned the next day the cable lock that he used to secure the bicycle was still there but was cut and his bicycle was gone.


On July 13th, an officer was dispatched to Monmouth St. for a past larceny of a package. While on scene, the officer spoke with the resident who stated the packaged she ordered was missing from her front patio. She stated she checked the tracking information and it was delivered on Saturday, July 11th, 2015.  The officers advised the victim to contact the merchant and file a claim. 

7/7/2015-7/9/2015

On July 7th an officer was in the area of Commonwealth Avenue, when an individual on a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed drove passed the officer. The officer activated his police lights to try and pull over the individual but the motorcyclist continued traveling. Eventually the person pulled over and the officer conducted a frisk and search of the individual and the motorcycle and found marijuana paraphernalia. The individual was placed under arrest.

On July 8th Officers responded to an unknown disturbance at a residence in the area of High Street. Upon arrival officers encountered a man holding a trash barrel. The man motioned to throw the trash barrel at the officers but the officers subdued the man and placed him under arrest. Witness’s state after watching the man consume what they believed to be was alcohol he attempted to gain unwarranted entry to the residence.

On July 9th officers responded to a report of tires stolen from a motor vehicle in the area of Harvard Avenue. The victim has a parking spot behind a building and after returning home from work the victim noticed there tires missing. The victim found her car on four milk crates. This matter is still under investigation.


On July 9th an officer pulled over a vehicle as it did not have a valid inspection sticker. The officer explained to the driver of the vehicle the reason for the stop and the individual explained they knew it was expired; the officer also noticed the individual was not wearing a seat belt. The officer ran the individuals name in the database and it was determined that the driver and the owner of the car both had suspended and or revoked licenses. After noticing evidence of possible drug use the officer asked the driver if he had any drugs on themselves. The individual stated he had a drug problem and explained he had some in his jean pockets. The officer conducted a search of his person and found the drugs and also found illegal knifes on the person as well. The individual was placed under arrest.