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, July 1, 2016

Health Care worker arrested for stealing from client

On May 10th officers responded to an elderly housing complex to investigate a fraud. As the investigation unfolded it was found that the home health care worker was actually stealing from the disabled elderly client. Officers sought an arrest warrant, and on June 30th the Brookline District Court issued an arrest warrant for the following charges.
266/37B/A: Credit Card Fraud Under $250
266/37B/A: Credit Card Fraud Under $250
266/25/B: Larceny From A Person +65
266/37B/A: Credit Card Fraud Under $250

On 07/01/2016, Members of the Brookline Police Warrant Unit, along with members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, went to Hyde Park to attempt to serve a straight warrant issued for the subject.

The subject was placed under arrest without incident, she was brought to the Brookline Police Station and booked. This morning she was arraigned in Brookline District Court, and released on $1,000.00 cash bail.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

6/29/2016

6:45pm: The theft of a cell phone was reported from Linden Park. The victim mistakenly left the cell phone on a bench on 6/26, and was unable to find it when he noticed the next day. There have been a number of phone thefts recently in which the victims mistakenly leave them in parks. Before you leave any public location, please make sure you have all of your belongings

9:18pm: A resident reported the theft of their backpack from the Main Branch of Brookline Library. The crime occurred between 7:30pm and 9:15pm, when it was left hanging from the back of a chair near the victim.

This is the second backpack theft from the library in recent weeks. Please make sure your backpack is always in sight when in public. If possible, keep it under your control by putting a leg or arm through the strap. This will make it far more difficult to take without your noticing.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

6/28/2016

9:30am: Officers responded to a shoplifting on Harvard Street. A store manager described a suspect and stated that multiple bottles of cough medicine were taken. Upon searching the area, officers located a subject matching the description and spoke to him.

During the conversation officers noticed that the subject was holding a bottle of red liquid and that the pockets of his vest appeared to be weighed down. Officers determined that the liquid was cough medicine and that the man had a prior arrest warrant. The suspect resisted arrest initially but officers were able to apprehend him.

4:36pm: A past shoplifting was reported on Harvard Street. A suspect was seen acting suspiciously in the store and taking multiple pairs of yoga pants. The suspect is described as a black male, 30-40 years old, bald with sunglasses on his head, wearing blue jeans and a grey Henley-style long-sleeved shirt.

6:27pm: A call about soliciting came in on Walnut Street. The caller gave officers description of an unwanted solicitor going door-to-door in the neighborhood. Officers spoke to him and discovered that the solicitor had no license to do so. They also discovered a default warrant for his arrest. The solicitor was taken into custody.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

6/27/2016

6/27/2016
12:55am: A man was arrested during a bicycle violation stop on Harvard Street for running a light. Officers learned during the stop that the cyclist had an active arrest warrant and placed him into custody.

6:53pm: Officers responded to a call of malicious damage on Westbourne Terrace. The victim reported that three of their bikes had significant tire damage.

7:40pm: During a traffic stop at the intersection of Beacon St and Charles St, officers arrested a man for a default warrant.

Monday, June 27, 2016

6/23/2016 to 6/26/2016

6/23/2016
5:21pm: A local business on Harvard Street reported a theft from their store. A pair of shoes was taken the previous weekend.

6/24/2016
2:21pm: A package theft was reported on Marshall St. The sender stated that the package was delivered, but the victim was unable to locate it.

5:31pm: Officers assisted Brookline Fire Department and Fallon Ambulance at a fire on Freeman Street. The fire was located in a basement level trash chute. No foul play is suspected.

7:11pm: Officers responded to a past burglary call on Cameron Street. The victims stated that they found their front door unlocked and both a laptop and camera missing. There were no signs of forced entry. The crime occurred between 0730 and 1745hrs.

11:39pm: A broken window was reported on Beacon Street. Officers responded and found a broken window in the front of the building.  They determined that no entry was made and that it was malicious damage.

6/25/2016
8:46am: A man was arrested for driving while not duly licensed. An officer had pulled the vehicle over on Newton Street for a traffic violation and discovered the driver had no valid license.

12:14pm: A caller reported that a pair of shoes was taken from in front of her residence on New Terrace Road. One was located in a nearby parking lot, but the other was not found.

6/26/2016
4:53pm: A resident walked into the station to report a theft from their store on Boylston Street. The reporting party stated that a rug was stolen from the business at some point between Thursday evening and Saturday morning.

6:58pm: A man was reported swinging nun chucks at bushes in front of an address on Beacon Street. When officers arrived they learned that the man had gone into the building. The caller stated that the man had threatened and assaulted him over a debt and was under the influence of alcohol. During the response, he also threatened officers. He was arrested and charged with two counts of A&B and two counts of Threats to Commit a Crime.