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, September 4, 2015

9/3/2015

On August 3rd, an officer was dispatched to Russell Street for a report of a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.  On scene, the victim reported parking his car in the driveway next to his wife’s car the night before.  The next morning, the victim noticed both vehicles contents were in disarray. The victim reported missing a small sum of loose change, a license plate and the vehicle’s owner’s manual.

On August 3rd, officers were dispatched to Commonwealth Ave. for a shoplifting in progress.  Brookline Dispatch gave the description of the suspect over the radio.  On scene, the officers observed an individual matching the description of the shoplifter at a self-serve pay station.  A store employee confirmed the individual was the male in question and stated the subject had placed multiple items into his pockets and backpack. Subsequently, the subject walked away from the kiosk without removing any of the described items out or paying for them.  Officers stopped the individual and admitted he place the store items into his backpack without paying for them.  One of the officers searched the subject’s backpack which contained the stolen items.  The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police Station.


On August 3rd, an officer while assigned to the Bicycle/Pedestrian Enforcement Unit, on St. Mary’s St. observed a vehicle operating the wrong direction.  The vehicle approached the driver and advised him of a reason for the stop and asked for his license and registration. The operator informed the officer that he did not have his license in his possession, but that he did have a license.  The officer returned to his cruiser and conducted a computer check on the operator which revealed his license was revoked. The subject was placed under arrest.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

09/02/2015

On September 2nd, officers were on patrol on Harvard Street when they observed a vehicle make an illegal “U-Turn”. Officers pulled the vehicle over, when asking for the driver’s license and registration it was determined that the driver was the registered owner of the vehicle but did not have a license. Officers dispatched in the information about the driver and the vehicle and it was revealed that the driver had a suspended license. Officers informed the driver they would be placing her under arrest for operating a motor vehicle after suspension. The officers arrested the driver without incident.

On September 2nd, officers where conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Essex Street. When they observed a vehicle traveling at what officers believed to be a high rate of speed. Officers ran a query of the vehicle and the vehicles registered owner had a warrant out. Officers pulled the vehicle over and it was identified that the driver was indeed the registered owner. Officers placed the driver under arrest without incident for the warrant.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

8/31/2015-9/1/2015

On August 31st, an officer parked on Independence Drive observed a vehicle entering the travel lane without signaling.  The officer activated his emergency overhead lights and safely initiated a traffic stop. The officer asked the operator to produce his driver's license and vehicle registration. He produced a only a vehicles registration. The officer queried the driver’s information on the cruisers laptop which revealed the operator did not have a valid driver’s license.  The subject was placed under arrest.  

On August 31st, officers were dispatched to a residence on Egmont St. for a past report of a larceny.  On scene, the victim reported locking his bicycle to a bike rack in the rear of the building the night of August 30th. The next day the victim noticed the bicycles wheels were removed from the bike.

On August 31st, an officer conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Park St. and Marion St. observed a vehicle make a wrong turn onto Marion St. which is marked as a “One Way” street.  The officer motioned for the operation to pull over.  The officer informed the driver as to the reason for the stop and asked for his driver’s license and registration. A query of the operators’ information revealed he did not have a valid driver’s license.  The subject was placed under arrest and transported to Brookline Police Department for the booking process.  During the process, officers found a small plastic baggy containing a white powdery substance.  Due to the officers’ training and experience, he believed the substance to be cocaine.

On August 31st, officers were dispatched to Freeman St. for a past report of a residential Breaking and Entering and Larceny of Property.  The victim reported during the process of moving into her apartment she left with her son for a few hours.  When she returned the victim noticed someone had gained entry through the side bathroom window.  The victim reported missing several pieces of jewelry and a laptop.  This matter is still under investigation.

On August 31st, officers were dispatched to Babcock St. for a past report of a residential Breaking and Entering and Larceny of Property. On scene, the victims reported leaving their apartment for a couple hours and when they returned they noticed the rear apartment door was opened ajar.  The victims reported missing several pieces of jewelry, a camera, and a laptop.  This matter is still under investigation.

On September 1st, an officer was dispatched to a Kent St. for a past report of a residential Breaking and Entering.  On scene, the victims reported she had been out of the apartment due to repair working being done.  When she returned home, the victim reported noticing her pair of expensive boots missing.


On September 1st, an officer was dispatched to a residence on Beacon St. for a past report of a larceny.  On scene, the victim stated hiring movers to move from her residence on St. Mary’s St. to her new Beacon St. apartment.  After unpacking, the victim noticed several pieces of jewelry missing and money in her wallet were missing.  This matter is still under investigation. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

8/28/2015-8/30/2015

On August 29th, an officer while on patrol on St. Paul Street was approached by a Brookline resident who wanted to report her son’s bicycle missing.  The resident stated her son locked the bicycle to the fence behind her building in the afternoon on August 27th.  She stated the bicycle was locked with a chain and pad lock to the fence.  The next morning, she discovered the bicycle as well as the chain and pad lock was gone.


On August 30th, an officer was dispatched to a residence on Linden Street for a report of an attempted breaking and entering.  On scene, the victims stated they were on vacation and when they returned home they noticed the rear window screen cut and patio furniture moved around.  The victims stated the apartment was left undisturbed and reported nothing missing at this time.