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, January 1, 2016

Brookline Police ring in New Year on a busy note

December 31st, 2015 and the morning off the first day of 2016 kept officers  quite busy.  Multiple incidents  many alcohol involved, resulted in arrests ranging from drunk driving, to open and gross lewdness, to assault. A naked man was removed from the hallways of a Harvard Avenue apartment building after being found heavily intoxicated. Residents called police for assistance with a man yelling and screaming in the hallways of the Harvard Ave building at 10:40 pm on New Years Eve. The man was removed from the building and placed under arrest after officers assisted in getting the individual clothing.

On New Year's Day at 2:30 m officers responded to an alarm at Brookline High Scho0ol. They found an open window on Tappan St and gained access to check the school. Eight individuals were found inside, all appearing to be under the influence of alcohol. They were identified as former BHS students  and criminal charges are being sought on each.. Later in the evening at 3:11 am officers responded to a Assault & Battery on Boylston St and identified multiple parties who were accosted by an individual after being dropped off by an Uber driver. The subject struck the Uber driver's car and then assaulted one of the occupants before fleeing the area. Police are following up to identify the suspect.

At 4:10 am officers responded to Village Way for a disturbance and found a Brookline man who was heavily intoxicated had down damage to a residence  he was visiting, and subsequently fell through a glass door.  The individual was transported to the hospital and will be summoned to court on Malicious damage charges.

At 0:715 am officers found a vehicle on Dudley Street par4ked  on the wrong side of the road with a New Bedford man asleep behind the wheel. When questioned, officers detected a strong odor of alcohol. The operator could not tell officers when or how he got to Dudley Street and did not remember where he came from. Subsequent to this the officers removed the operator and found him highly intoxicated and unstable. The individual was arrested and his vehicle was towed.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

December 30



12/30   Package Theft
Resident of St. Paul street reports they had a package stolen from their front door. The item the resident was waiting was delivered and left at the front of the residence on 12/22 and was no longer there when the resident went to retrieve it. 
12/30 Arrest
During a traffic stop on Harvard Street, Officers found the operator’s license was suspended. The operator was placed under arrest.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 28-30, 2015 Arrest: At approximately 9:23 PM officers received a call to be on the lookout for a man who had been caught shoplifting shrimp from Stop and Shop. Officers pursued the suspect on foot through Harvard St and Homer St before finally apprehending him. When officers went to arrest the man, he was combative and actively resisting arrest. Officers subsequently pepper sprayed him and successfully and safely brought him into custody. Car Break: On 12/28, an unknown suspect broke into a resident’s car that was parked in his driveway on Copley Street. There was also a second vehicle broken into on Crowninshield Rd on the same date. These neighborhoods are very close to each other, and both cars had been unlocked. This creates the perfect situation for someone to quickly steal from multiple cars. It is imperative that citizens take an active role in ensuring that they do not fall victim to a crime. Please make sure that you are locking your doors to your car, house, and anything of value. Burglary: A Freeman Street residence was broken into on 12/29. Access was gained through use of force. No suspects at this time. Larceny: On 12/16, a Pearl Street resident reported that she had property stolen from her home while her couch was being cleaned. An important reminder: even when you are home, things can be stolen. It is important to lock up valuables when anyone is in your home. Not Duly Licensed: On 12/29 at 11:10 AM, officers stopped a vehicle for failing to yield to the oncoming cruiser while making a left turn onto John St. The failure to properly yield the right of way necessitated the officer operating the cruiser to come to a sliding and sudden stop on the slick, snowy road to avoid a collision. It was discovered that the operator of the vehicle was unlicensed and unregistered. He was placed under arrest.

Arrest: At approximately 9:23 PM officers received a call to be on the lookout for a man who had been caught shoplifting shrimp from Stop and Shop. Officers pursued the suspect on foot through Harvard St and Homer St before finally apprehending him. When officers went to arrest the man, he was combative and actively resisting arrest. Officers subsequently pepper sprayed him and successfully and safely brought him into custody.  

Car Break: On 12/28, an unknown suspect broke into a resident’s car that was parked in his driveway on Copley Street. There was also a second vehicle broken into on Crowninshield Rd on the same date. These neighborhoods are very close to each other, and both cars had been unlocked. This creates the perfect situation for someone to quickly steal from multiple cars. It is imperative that citizens take an active role in ensuring that they do not fall victim to a crime. Please make sure that you are locking your doors to your car, house, and anything of value.  

Burglary: A Freeman Street residence was broken into on 12/29. Access was gained through use of force. No suspects at this time.

Larceny: On 12/16, a Pearl Street resident reported that she had property stolen from her home while her couch was being cleaned. An important reminder: even when you are home, things can be stolen. It is important to lock up valuables when anyone is in your home.


Not Duly Licensed: On 12/29 at 11:10 AM, officers stopped a vehicle for failing to yield to the oncoming cruiser while making a left turn onto John St. The failure to properly yield the right of way necessitated the officer operating the cruiser to come to a sliding and sudden stop on the slick, snowy road to avoid a collision.  It was discovered that the operator of the vehicle was unlicensed and unregistered. He was placed under arrest. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

12/29/2015                         Arrest  
Officers stopped a motor vehicle for failing to yield to oncoming traffic on Pleasant St.  The operators license was expired and the vehicle registration was expired.  The operator was placed under arrest For being Not Duly Licensed
12/28/2015                         Arrest

A motor vehicle was stopped for faulty equipment.  Further investigation revealed the operator had a Revoked License.  The operator was placed under arrest for a Revoked license.  The operator was also charged with Attaching Plates, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

12/29/2015

12/28/2015                         M.V. Accident
Officers responded to a 3 vehicle traffic crash on Kent St just before Longwood Ave.  No injuries reported and 1 operator was cited for Following too Closely.
12/27/2015                         Larceny
Victim reports 4 Bridgestone tires stolen from an unlocked garage on Linden St.  Mater under investigation.
12/27/2015                         Larceny
Victim reports cash was taken from her wallet and a man’s watch stolen while she and her daughter attended a ceremony on Green St.  Report taken and under investigation
12/26/2015                         Larceny
Victim reports her phone stolen while at work on Park St.
12/23/2015                         Larceny
Victim reports while shopping on Beacon St her cell phone and credit card were stolen from her baby stroller.  Officers responded and a report was taken