August 11, 2016
In July, as a result of several calls to a Brookline housing authority property on Park Street, the Department’s Walk and Talk unit, working with detectives, opened an investigation.
Part of the investigation led to the discovery of ads on the internet, leading investigators to believe the Park Street residence may be used as a location for prostitution. With this information officers conducted surveillance. As the investigation grew, the department started to work with Boston’s Regional Intelligence Center and Boston’s Fugitive unit.
On 8/10/2016 the Park street resident, was arrested on a warrant. He is facing charges including permitting prostitution.
On 8/11/2016 a second subject was arrested and facing charges including Domestic A&B, Human Trafficking and Deriving Support from a prostitute.
August 12, 2016
An officer was conducting unmarked patrol in the area of Griggs Road and Griggs Terrace,(Griggs park) when he established surveillance of two male subjects acting questionably. One of the male subjects appeared to walk down a driveway on Griggs Road. Approximately three minutes later the officer observed one of the male subjects appear in the area of Washington St. and jump into a blue Honda Accord. The vehicle headed on Washington Street towards Beacon. The officer continued to follow the vehicle at a safe distance and observed the vehicle take a sharp left onto Hancock Street. As the vehicle tried to exit the dead end street the officer conducted a traffic stop.
As the stop was being conducted a resident from Griggs road called to report their home had been broken into. Officers responded and the address which is where the officer had seen the subject in the driveway only a few minutes ago.
The residents reported they were home and heard noises coming from upstairs. They yelled upstairs and then the noises stopped. They investigated and observed obvious signs of a break in so they called 911. Based upon all the evidence the subject at the motor vehicle stop was taken into custody and faces charges of Breaking and Entering in the day time. This case is still under investigation as police seek the second subject seen on Griggs road. Fortunately no one was hurt and anyone who may have been in the park, or that area, are asked to call the police if they saw anything suspicious.