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, August 28, 2015

8/26/2015-8/27/2015

August 27th, 2015

On August 27th officers were conducting speed enforcement on Hammond Street when officers stopped a vehicle for going over the designated speed limit. The officers asked the individual for his license and registration and the individual produced an out of country license and the officers noticed the license had expired. The individual was placed under arrest for speeding, no registration in Possession and no license to operate a motor vehicle.

August 26th, 2015

On Wednesday August 26th, 2015 officers where on patrol in the area of Washington Street, when officers noticed a motor vehicle was not displaying a Registration Sticker on its license plate. Officers ran a query of the vehicle and it came back that the registered owner had a suspended license. Officers proceeded to pull the vehicle over and placed the individual under arrest without incident.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8/24/2015-8/25/2015

On August 24th, an officer while on patrol on Harvard Street observed an individual riding a bicycle matching a description of a bicycle that was recently reported stolen.  The officer approached the subject and identified himself as a Brookline Police Officer. The officer requested to speak with an individual to which he agreed.  The individual stated he was the owner of the bicycle and Brookline Dispatch confirmed the bicycle he was riding was not reported stolen. Brookline Dispatch conducted a criminal history query on the individual, which revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The individual was placed under arrest.

On August 25th, an officer while on patrol on Washington Street conducted a random query of a vehicle stopped at a red light.  The query revealed the vehicle’s registration and the owner’s driver’s license were suspended. The officer activated her overhead emergency lights and safely initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of White Place and Washington St.  The officer asked the operator for his license and registration which confirmed he was the owner of the vehicle. Brookline Dispatch confirmed the operator’s license and the vehicles registration were suspended and the subject was placed under arrest.

On August 25th, an officer stationed at the front desk spoke with a resident who wanted to report her bicycle stolen.  The victim stated the night before she had locked her bicycle to a tree at the corner of Willow Crescent and Clinton Rd.  The next morning the victim noticed the bicycle was missing and the cable lock that secured the bicycle was cut and lying on the ground.  

On August 25th, an officer responded to Beacon St. for a disturbance call.   The caller reported to Brookline Dispatch that the individual fled the apartment in his vehicle.  The officer spotted a vehicle matching the description that had been broadcasted over the radio and activated his overhead emergency blue lights to initiate a traffic stop on Kent St.  The officer advised the individual as to the reason for the stop. The individual stated that he got into a verbal altercation with the reporting person and was banging on the door to get his medication and check book so he could stay at a hotel. The reporting person’s version of what happened matched the subjects.  The officer then requested Brookline Dispatch to run a query check on the subject, which revealed he had a revoked license. The subject was placed under arrest.

On August 25th, Brookline Dispatch requested units to respond a local gas station on Washington St. for an armed robbery.  Dispatch gave a description of the subject and reported he exited the door heading onto Brookline Ave. Units patrolled the area to no avail. On scene, the store employee reported the individual came through the entrance and announced he was robbing the store. The employee stated the subject had pulled a handgun out and ordered him to put the money from the register into a bag. After taking the money the suspect fled on foot. The store manager arrived on scene and gave the responding officers a copy of the surveillance video. This matter is still under investigation.  

Monday, August 24, 2015

8/21/2015-8/23/2015

On August 21st, an officer was dispatched to a residence on Atherton Rd. for a possible assault.  On scene, the officer spoke with the male party fitting the description given by the reporting party.  The subject stated he was visiting a friend and they stepped outside the building and both got locked out of the apartment. The friend was located in the area of Summit Ave.  The victim stated that the subject got upset after locking the keys in the apartment and struck the victim in the forehead with his fist. The victim was able to run away from the subject and a neighbor called 911.  The subject was placed under arrest.

On August 21st, an officer was dispatched to a residence on Beacon St. for a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.  On scene, the victim stated he had parked his vehicle locked in the back of the apartment building. A few hours later, the victim went to retrieve an item from his vehicle and he noticed the passenger door ajar. The victim reported missing several medications located in the car.

On August 21st, an officer observed a vehicle stopped at a red traffic signal in the left lane on Beacon St. westbound at Harvard St. The officer observed the vehicle go through the red traffic signal, crossing two other lanes of vehicle’s for the light and proceed north on Harvard St.  The officer activated his emergency overhead lights, and safely initiated a traffic stop.   The officer then advised the driver as to the reason for the stop and asked for his identification. The operator presented the officer with a passport. The officer queried the operator’s information which confirmed he did not have a valid driver’s license. The subject was placed under arrest.

On August 21st, an officer was dispatched to a Bonad Rd. for a report of a past residential Breaking and Entering and Larceny of Property.  The victim stated that she had arrived home and observed the contents of her home to be in disarray. The officer concluded the suspect entered through a second story bathroom window and exited through the rear of the porch. The victim reported missing several gift cards and a dress.

On August 22nd, an officer responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave. for a report of a female shoplifter inside the store. On scene, the officer was approached by a store employee who pointed out and female subject.  The store employee reported the subject was a known shoplifter.  The officer observed the subject walking out the front door with a large bag of  items.  The officer identified himself as a Brookline Police officer. The subject identified herself and a criminal history check of the subject revealed she had outstanding warrants. The officer also found in the subject possession a stolen wallet with a driver’s license and three credit cards.  The suspect was immediately placed under arrest.


On August 22nd, an officer working on a detail entered a store to purchase a beverage. As the officer was about to exit the store and individual in a hurried fashioned entered the store almost bumping into the officer.  The officer observed the individual remove his backpack and place a bottle of alcohol into the bag.  The subject placed the backpack over his shoulders and exited the store.  The officer confronted the individual and identified himself as a Brookline Police officer. The subject removed the backpack and immediately began to run from the officer.  A foot chase ensued and the subject was stopped at the intersection of Beacon St. and Pleasant St. The subject was placed under arrest and immediately transported to back to the Brookline Police Station.