On September 1st, an officer received a report of fraud. The victim reported receiving a call which appeared to be from 911. The caller stated that the victim had an arrest warrant in her name due to unpaid taxes. The victim then reported receiving a second call from a number associated with the IRS and was told her taxes had been deemed fraudulent and that she owed money. A third caller requested that the victim purchase various giftcards to cover the balance on her account. Brookline PD has deemed these calls to be fraudulent. Please be cautious of such calls and remember that the IRS will not conduct such matters over the phone.
On September 2, an officer responded to an office building on Beacon St. for a report of malicious damage. The building manager reported 7 indoor office window panes had been vandalized. No offices appeared to have been entered.
Early in the morning on September 3rd, officers responded to a call from the BU Police Department in regards to an erratic driver on Babcock Street. The BU Police reported seeing the vehicle turn right and then accelerate over the curb and onto the sidewalk. After backing up off of the curb, officers reported seeing the car accelerate onto the curb a second time, reverse off the curb, and come to a stop on the street. An officer approached the vehicle and found that the driver’s eyes were closed and he appeared to be asleep. When woken up by the officer, the driver attempted to accelerate away but stopped when ordered by the officer. The driver was reported to have glassy eyes, slurred speech, and an open alcohol container in his center console. The driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.
In the afternoon of September 4, officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard St. for a report of a shoplifter who had just left. An employee reported seeing the suspect take an item from the shelf and place it into a bag he was already carrying. The employee and manager confronted the man who gave back the item and left the store. Officers stopped a man who fit the description of the shoplifter and found that he had two active warrants in his name. The man was placed under arrest for the active warrants and shoplifting.
In the early morning of September 5, officers responded to a report of shoplifting at a business on Commonwealth Ave. The employee reported seeing two males enter the store, take merchandise and flee on foot without paying. The incident is under investigation.
On September 5, an officer in the Coolidge Corner area reported two shoplifters leaving a store. The two males were stopped and found to have unpaid for merchandise on them. They are both being summoned to court for Shoplifting.
On September 5, a man reported a bicycle being stolen from Boylston Street. The man stated that he had locked the bike to a street pole the night before and when he came back for it in the morning the lock had been cut and the bike was gone.
In the afternoon an officer responded to Summit Ave. for a report of theft. The victim stated that on Friday September 2, a Samsung tablet had been stolen from his car while it was parked in Beacon Street.