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suspect wanted on Federal bank robbery charges was arrested on Freeman St on
Wednesday 12/23/2015 at 2:30 pm. Officers were assigned to
unmarked units in response to a series of package thefts in north Brookline. Officer Robert Teahan observed a suspicious
male taking particular interest in several properties. After the subject
entered one of the properties and retrieved an item he was stopped by Officer
Teahan. The subject was interviewed and gave
various accounts of why he was in the area and why he had entered the property.
He further gave false identification in an attempt to mislead investigators.
A subsequent search of a canvas bag he was carrying led investigator to his
true identity. They were able to identify him as a subject wanted by the U.S.
Marshall’s Service on Federal Bank Robbery charges stemming from an incident in
Boston on December 11th. After placing the subject under arrest,
he was released to the Sheriff's Department to answer to the Federal charges.
Two school nurses and a detective from Brookline
joined more than 80 of their colleagues, athletic directors and trainers from
across Norfolk County for a two-part opiate safety training, hosted by Norfolk
DA Michael W. Morrissey.
The event included how to use the opiate overdose
reversal drug naloxone and an evidence-based screening system to identify
students at risk for addiction – particularly following post-operative
prescribing for sports injuries.
“The training was in two distinct parts. The Director
of School Health Services for the Department of Public Health, Mary Ann
Gapinski, provided the SBIRT training,” District Attorney Morrissey said.
“SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment.”
The second training segment, instructing school nurses
on administering the opiate overdose reversal drug naloxone, and associated
treatment, was provided by Dr. Daniel Muse, director of the emergency
department at Brockton Hospital. “Dr. Muse serves at medical director for
the naloxone program we have provided to our municipal police departments,”
The Norfolk DA’s Office was the first in the state, if
not the country, to offer naloxone training and supply to every police and fire
department in its district. It is the first in Massachusetts, if not the
country, to offer the training to all of its school nurses and sports trainers.
Nurses Jill Seaman-Chandler and April Armstrong were
joined by Detective Julie McDonnell at the Dec. 16 training, held at the
headquarters of the Bank of Canton.
“The naloxone training grabbed the headlines and the
TV spots, but we view the SBIRT portion as equally important,” Morrissey said.
“It is aimed at identifying bellwether behaviors and initial warning signs before
the disease of addiction has taken full hold. We are looking to prevent the
eventual need for naloxone, even as we train to use it.”
Morrissey reviews the circumstances of every fatal
overdose his office responds to looking for trends and commonalities. “Many
overdose decedents were introduced to opioids during their high school years
following surgery for a sports injury,” Morrissey said. “Everyone with a
medical role in our schools needs to know that. It may save lives.”
Morrissey, who has provided school safety grants to
public school systems for the last several years, is going to supplement DPH
funding to make the full implementation of SBIRT possible without cost to the
towns as his grants this year.
“As one of our trainers said, schools don’t have
universal postural screening because every student has scoliosis,” Morrissey
said. “But if screening catches a problem early enough, prompt intervention can
prevent a lifetime of negative consequences. The same holds with
The Police Department and all of our members
are deeply concerned about the allegations of improper conduct made by two of
our minority officers. At the time the allegations were made, the Police Department
promptly initiated investigations and took steps to address issues that were
raised. The Town has a policy for investigating complaints of
discriminatory behavior, part of which requires an independent investigation by
the Town Human Resources Department. Therefore, until that investigation is
complete we will be unable to comment further.
The Police Department has also taken the
important step to engage the services of an outside consultant to assist with
assessing the overall climate of the department. These allegations, though
disturbing, will be dealt with and should not take away from the outstanding
work the Department and our Members do on a daily basis.
On December 21st, an officer assigned to the
front desk was approached by a Brookline Resident who wanted to report her sons’
saxophone stolen. The victim’s mother
reported, her son leaving the instrument in the driveway for a few minutes, and
when he returned outside to get it the saxophone was gone.
On December 21st, an officer was dispatched to
Longwood Ave. for a report of a past attempted breaking and entering. On scene,
the officer spoke with the victim who reported showing his dinner guests the
outside of his house when he noticed pry marks on his front door frame. The officer determined the pry marks were
consistent with that of someone using a pry bar attempting to gain access.
Today at 8:08 AM Dispatch received a call by a passing
motorist reporting a school bus had struck a pole on Chestnut Hill Avenue near
Boylston Street. The bus is a Boston School bus, carrying 5 young students,
believed to be under the age of eight. One student was transported to
Children’s Hospital, for minor injuries, the driver was transported to Beth
Israel Hospital for minor injuries. A second bus was dispatched to pick up the students;
one parent had arrived on scene to take their child. The students attend a
public school in Brighton. The bus has a camera system and Police have
requested a copy of the video to help them determine what happened. The
accident at this time is still under investigation.
On December 16th, an officer was dispatched to a residence
on Walnut St. for a report of a past larceny. The victim reported receiving a
notification from the delivery service which stated the package had been delivered
to her residence. However, on her arrival home, she noticed the package was
On December 17th, an officer while on patrol noticed a
vehicle with a broken tail light at the intersection of Washington and Boylston
St. The officer activated his emergency blue lights and made a stop at the
corner of Washington St. and Pond Ave. The officer requested the driver’s
license and registration. A query of the driver’s information revealed the
operator’s license was suspended. The subject was placed under arrest.
On December 17th, an officer assigned to the front desk was
approached by a Brookline resident who wanted to report a past larceny. The victim reported two packages had been
delivered to her apartment building on two separate dates and both packages
On December 17th, an officer was dispatched to a residence
on Beacon St. for a report of a package theft. The victim reported receiving a
notification from the delivery service which stated the package had been
delivered. However, on her arrival home the package was missing.
On December 18th, an officer was dispatched to
Englewood Ave. for a report of a past residential Breaking and Entering. On
scene, the victim reported going away for a few days and on his arrival home he
noticed his apartment in disarray. The victim stated the television was the
only item missing at this time. This matter is still under investigation.
On December 18th, an officer was dispatched to a
residence on Thorndike St. for a report of a package theft. The victim reported
receiving a notification from the delivery service that her packages had
arrived; however, on her arrival home she notice there were not packages
On December 19th, an officer was dispatched to a
local business on Harvard St. for a report of a shoplifting in progress. On
December 18th, the officer was dispatched to the same business for a
report of a shoplifting in progress from the same person; however the subject
fled the scene before the officers arrived. On scene, the manager pointed out
the subject who was taking items and placing them in a tote bag. The subject
was placed under arrest.
On December 19th, an officer was observed a
vehicle operating on Mountfort St. and a query of the registration indicated
that the registered owner of the vehicle has his license suspended. The officer
activated his emergency blue lights and safely initiated a traffic stop at the
intersection of Commonwealth Ave. and Carlton St. The officer advised the driver
as to the reason for the stop and asked the driver to step out to the rear of
the vehicle. The subject was placed
under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police Station.