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, October 23, 2015

10/22/2015

On October 22nd, officers were dispatched to the area of Babcock Street for shoplifting shoes at a local department store on Harvard Ave.  On scene, a store employee stated he had helped three female individuals find shoes and had gone out back to find a different size.  On his arrival to the sales floor,  he saw the three subjects flee the store down Harvard St. and onto Babcock St.  The employee was able to give the officers on scene a description of the subjects and shoes the subjects had stolen. This information was broadcasted over the radio. While canvassing the area, an officer was able to located the three individuals matching the description hiding behind a vehicle in the rear parking lot of John St. A search of their bags revealed the stolen shoes. The subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police Station.


On October 22nd, an officer while on patrol on Boylston Street noticed a vehicle with an expired registration sticker.  The officer activated his overhead emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop.  The officer advised the driver as to the reason for the stop and asked for his license and registration. The officer radioed Brookline Dispatch to request a status check of the driver’s license and registration.  Brookline Dispatch confirmed the driver’s license suspended and registration revoked.  The subject was placed under arrest. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

10/20/2015-10/21/2015

On October 20th officers were on Harvard Street when officers observed a vehicle traveling in front of them.  After conducting a random query of the vehicle the officers determined that the vehicle had a failed inspection sticker. Upon pulling over the vehicle it was determined the driver did not possess a driver’s license. Dispatched later confirmed the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest for operating after suspension.

On October 20th officers were monitoring traffic on Harvard Street when a vehicle was traveling with an old inspection sticker and also a broken right brake light. After obtaining the drivers information it was determined the driver had a straight warrant out for his arrest. Officers placed him under arrest without incident. Officers searched the vehicle and found various illegal narcotics.

On October 20th officers were on Harvard Street when officers observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn at an intersection. Officers pulled the vehicle over and after obtaining the drivers information and confirming it with dispatch the driver’s license have had been revoked. The driver was placed under arrest without incident.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

10/19/15-10/20/15



On 10/20/15, Officers observed a vehicle traveling Northbound on Harvard St. with a failed inspection sticker. A License check revealed that the operator had a suspended license.  The subject was placed under arrest for driving with a suspended license, and was also issued a citation, 94C/32L Possession less than one ounce of marijuana.

On 10/19/15, a citizen arrived at the Police Station to report his wallet stolen. The victim believes it was stolen from an establishment on Commonwealth Ave. The victim had cancelled his credit and debit card upon learning the wallet had been stolen. He was advised to notify the Federal Trade Commission and major credit reporting bureaus of this incident.

On October 14, 2015, a business owner from Commonwealth Ave reported that graffiti that had been spray painted on his building. The graffiti tag is both white and black bubble letters with words that are indecipherable. Photos and video surveillance were taken and a follow-up investigation will be conducted.

Monday, October 19, 2015

10/16/2015-10/18/2015

On October 16th, an officer while conducting traffic enforcement at Lee St. and Clyde St, observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, well over the legally posted speed limit.  The officer activated his emergency overhead lights, and safely initiated a traffic stop.  The officer asked for the operator’s license and registration, to which the driver only provided his registration and stated he did not process a valid Massachusetts license.  A query of the operator’s information, confirmed he did not have a valid driver’s license and the individual was placed under arrest.

On October 16th, an officer while on patrol observed a vehicle traveling on Washington St; fail to yield to pedestrians walking on a marked crosswalk.   The officer he officer activated his emergency overhead lights, and safely initiated a traffic stop.  The officer asked for the operator’s license and registration.  The officer returned to his cruiser to run a query on the driver’s information, which revealed the individual did not possess a valid driver’s license.  The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police Station for booking.

On October 17th, an officer assigned to the front desk was approached by a Brookline resident who came in to the station to report a larceny.  The victim reported his son’s clarinet missing from a storage area in school he attended. The victim reported he cannot think of anyone who would want to steal the clarinet. This matter is still under investigation.


On October 18th, officers were dispatch to a local business on Washington St. for a report of a shoplifting in progress.  Brookline Dispatch updated responding units that the male subject is described as a white male in his 40's, wearing a black coat, black pants, with dark hair, slicked back, and he was carrying a plastic bag.  Units were advised that the store's manager reported that the male left the store, stood outside for a short time, then fled through the store’s parking lot in the direction of Stanton Road.  An officer observed a male party that fit the description and attempting to jump a fence in the store’s parking lot.  The suspect was stopped on the corner of Stanton Rd. and Lincoln Rd. carrying a plastic bag containing several stolen items from the store.  The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police Station.