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Wednesday, July 20, 2016


1:19: Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Brookline Public Library. A staff member spoke to officers and stated that she believed a male suspect in the library matched the description of a suspect involved in thefts that had recently occurred. The suspect spoke to the officers who explained he was seen on library surveillance footage taking a backpack. He was also linked to damage made to a lock on a scooter. He was placed under arrest and charged with Malicious Damage of Property, Larceny from a Building and Fraudulent Use of Credit Card Offenses.

1:45 pm: A motorcycle was reported stolen from Hawes Street.

2:07 pm: Officers responded to a call for a fraud report from a company on Boylston Street. An administrator spoke to officers and stated that a check had been made out using the company’s routing and account numbers, but the check was not a company check. The administrator did not know the individual the check was made out to and the signature on the back was unrecognizable. A telephone number was left as well, but the White Pages revealed no matches.

3:45 pm: A Beacon Street resident reported his bicycle was stolen from a parking garage. The theft was caught by surveillance cameras in the garage. The surveillance footage and photos are being used by officers in this ongoing investigation.

2:00 pm: An individual reported that someone had damaged her car when she attempted to signal a stopped driver to move forward. The subject got out of his car and yelled at the victim and damaged her car, shattering the windshield. The subject then continued on West Roxbury Parkway. The victim was unable to get the registration plate. The victim was advised to contact an auto glass company to repair the damage made to her vehicle.

6:21 pm: Officers responded to a report of credit card fraud at a business on Harvard Street. A male had shown up at the store to pick up a pair of sunglasses he had ordered with a fraudulent card. Upon arrival, an officer observed a male matching the description of the subject and he was identified. The subject was placed under arrest.

7:33 pm: Officers were dispatched to the Brookline Public Library for a disturbance. Upon arrival, the individual was identified and it was confirmed that an active default warrant for Disorderly Conduct had been issued in January. The subject was then placed under arrest and was issued a no trespass order from the library.

4:45 pm: A bike was reported stolen from the bike rack where it was locked on Beacon Street. Surveillance footage of the area may be available, but was not obtained at the time as the businesses in the area were closed.

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