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 22, 2016

7/20/2016-7/21/2016

7/20/2016

10:00pm: Officers were dispatched to a local gym on Commonwealth Ave for a report of the larceny. On scene, the victim stated his black sweatshirt had stolen from his bathroom locker, which was left unsecured with no lock on it. The officer spoke with the manager of the gym who stated he did not see anything unusual or suspicious. The manager was able to provide the officer with a copy of the surveillance video from the entrance of the bathroom. This matter is still under investigation.

7/21/2016

1:50am: While patrolling the area of Welland Rd. an officer observed a subject on a bike in the middle of the roadway peering down driveways in a suspicious manner.  The officer stopped to speak with the individual and the person stated he and his friend were just riding their bikes. The officer noticed a second individual, standing closer to a driveway with his bicycling laying 5-6 feet away from him. The two individuals seemed to be getting increasingly nervous as the officer kept asking questions. The officer also noticed down the driveway one of the subjects kept looking down had an SUV with the interior lights on.  At this time, the officer got out of the cruiser to ask for the name of the two subjects. One subject fled on foot and the other took off on his bicycle. The officer was able to follow the suspect on the bicycle for a short distance on foot until he abandoned his bikes and took off running through backyards. The officer contacted Brookline Control to give his location and the description of the suspects.  After an extensive search, the suspects were unable to be located. Back on scene, another officer was able to speak with the owner of the vehicle who stated he had left the vehicle unlocked and at the time it appears nothing was stolen. This matter is still under investigation.

8:20am: While assigned to the front desk, an officer was approached by a Brookline resident who wanted to report his backpack had been stolen.  The victim stated on 7/20/2016, he had the parked his car behind a business on Commonwealth and on his arrival back to his vehicle he noticed his trunk was open, and his backpack containing his laptop, checkbook, and personal books was missing.


6:21pm: While on patrol, an officer observed a brown SUV traveling southbound on Harvard St. that did not have a valid inspection sticker. The officer activated his overhead emergency lights and safely initiated a traffic stop. The officer advised the operator as to the reason for the stop and requested the drivers’ license and registration. A query of the driver’s information revealed he had a warrant out for his arrest. The subject was placed under arrest and transported back to the Brookline Police Station. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7/19/2016

7/19/2016
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.



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7/18/2016

7/18/2016
5:24 am: Officers responded to a fight on Harvard Street. The individuals involved were the same two parties involved in an earlier event. The parties were separated and questioned. It was explained to police that the first party was still upset about events that had occurred earlier and he left their apartment to smoke a cigarette. When he left he observed the second party and went to confront him. After officers arrived, the individual continued to yell despite being advised to remain calm and reduce his volume. This party was angry about the earlier assault summons. Due to his behavior and the reaction from motorists and residents in the area, this individual was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. An additional charge of assault will be brought on the individual based on the other party’s story.

1:33 pm: A backpack was reported stolen from a table at the Brookline Public Library on Washington Street. The library staff was able to capture an image of a possible suspect leaving the library with a backpack matching the description of the missing bag.

3:26 pm: Officers stopped a possible suspect from an earlier larceny on School Street. A responding officer was able to match the subject and the backpack in his possession to those in the library surveillance video. The suspect was placed under arrest. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

7/15/2016 to 7/17/2016

7/15/2016

8:20am: An officer was dispatched to a residence on Centre St. for a report of a past larceny.  On scene, the victim reported that at approximately 7:30am on 7/15/2016, he had discovered all four tires from his vehicle had been stolen and the vehicle was placed onto cinder blocks.

7/17/2016


3:40pm: A Brookline resident reported she had been a victim of fraud. The victim reported that on 5/10/2016 she had wired money from her bank in Japan to a local bank in Brookline to secure an apartment she had found online.  On her arrival to Brookline, she had found out the apartment was occupied by the rightful renters and realized she had been a scammed. The victim provided the officer with a copy of the funds transfer paperwork, and the email from the person she had been working with to get the apartment. This matter is still under investigation.