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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at

Friday, September 9, 2016



3:55pm: While on patrol, an officer was dispatched to a business on Beacon St. The victim reported leaving work at approximately 3:00pm, and realized she had forgotten her purse at work. On the victim’s arrival back to work, the employee realized her purse was missing from her desk.  No surveillance cameras were found in the immediate area. The officer advised the victim to monitor her credit for fraudulent activity.


1:50pm: While on patrol, several officers were dispatched to a bank on Beacon St. for a report of a two subjects trying to pass fraudulent checks. A description of the individuals was broadcasted over the radio. While on scene, officers were able to obtain a better description of the two subjects and a still photo from their surveillance camera. The photo was distributed to officers searching the area.  
                Shortly after receiving the updated description, an officer on Beacon St. reported seeing two male subjects matching the description ducking between bushes near an apartment.  A few minutes later, another officer reported seeing an individual matching the description, acting suspicious and profusely sweating as if he had been running. The officer asked to speak with the individual. The suspect admitted he was at the Bank on Beacon St., and when asked about the check the reported he had thrown it away.  The bank manager was asked to participate in a show up identification, and the manger positively identified the subject as one of the individuals passing fraudulent checks. The subject was immediately placed under arrest. Approximately one hour after the arrest of the first suspect, the second individual was located in the rear of a business on Washington St. and was placed under arrest. Both subjects were charged with one count of forgery and one count of uttering a forged document.

8:31pm: Officers were dispatched to an apartment on Aspinwall Ave for a larceny report. The victim reported recently moving into his apartment and placed his new grill in the backyard unsecured. The next day, he discovered it was missing. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


On September 6, an officer responded to a building on Beacon St. for a report of larceny. The victim, an employee at the site, stated that her purse had gone missing from where she had stored it during her shift. The incident is under investigation.

In the afternoon of September 6th, a man came into the police station to report a larceny. The man stated that his motorized scooter had been stolen from the lawn in front of a Beacon St. property sometime between the evening of September 5th and the morning of September 6th

Tuesday, September 6, 2016




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.