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.
On July 27th, an officer observed a vehicle
stopped at a red arrow in the left turn lane at the intersection of Beacon St.
and St. Paul St. The vehicle quickly
turned right onto St. Paul from the left hand turn lane of Beacon Street. The officers activated the cruisers overhead
emergency blue lights and safely initiate a traffic stop. The officer advised
the operator of the reason for the stop and asked for the operator’s license
and registration. The officer then
queried the driver’s vehicle registration which revealed his right to operate a
motor vehicle had been revoked. The subject has been placed under arrest.
On July 27th, an officer was dispatched to
Cameron St. for a past report of Breaking and Entering. On scene, the owner of the building stated
that the three apartment units are currently being renovated. He stated after
finishing working on the units around 7 p.m. on July 26th and he remembers locking all the doors and
windows. The victim stated the next day the door to the first floor unit had
been kicked in and a ladder was placed under a second floor window. The victim reported missing tools which were being
stored in the third floor unit.
On July 28th officers responded to a report of burglary,
upon arrival the victim stated there apartment had been burglarized. The victim
stated the suspect broke in through the bedroom window. After noticing where
the suspect broke in the victim stated seeing her apartment ransacked. She reported a wide array of personal items missing. This matter is still under investigation.
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
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
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