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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

8/16/2017

8/16/2017

1:59 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling north on Washington Street at a high speed. The vehicle turned onto Bartlett Crescent and then took a left turn onto Bartlett Street in violation of the posted One-Way. The officer activated his overhead lights in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle continued onto Westbourne Terrace until it struck the curb causing damage to the tire and rim. The operator then jumped into the backseat of the vehicle. The operator and passenger were identified. The operator was not licensed. He was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Unlicensed Operation of a MV and Violation of a One Way. The vehicle was released to the passenger who had an active driver’s license.

9:48 a.m.: An officer responded to the front desk of the Brookline Police Station for a report of package theft. The reporting party stated she received confirmation that her package had been delivered on 8/10. The packages are usually left inside the unlocked front door of the building by the mailboxes. The victim filed a claim with FedEx and has provided officers the tracking number.

9:52 a.m.: An individual was placed under arrest for an active arrest warrant. He was transported to the Brookline Police Station where he was booked and advised of his rights.

10:06 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Beacon Street for a noise complaint regarding the use of leaf blowers. Upon arrival, the officer met with the landscapers and advised them of the town’s leaf blower by law.

10:30 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Thorndike Street for a report of a suspicious person in the reporting party’s hammock. Upon arrival, the subject was gone, but officers discovered a wallet containing an ID. Officers brought the wallet to the station for safekeeping.

12:00 p.m.: While on patrol, an officer met an individual regarding an attempted package theft. The reporting party stated he received an online notice stating his package had been delivered on 8/15. On 8/16 at approximately 11:40 a.m., the package had been opened and left right outside his apartment door. The merchandise was still in the box.

12:34 p.m.: A citizen reported that his motor vehicle had been stolen out of a parking lot on Harvard Street. Officers were able to obtain video surveillance from the area and observed a male with facial hair, wearing a blue button shirt, black shorts, and tan shoes get into the victim’s vehicle and exit the parking lot onto Harvard Street. At approximately 6:48 p.m., Brookline Dispatch received a second call from an address on Thorndike Street. The original caller stated the party that had been on her hammock was now sitting on her neighbor’s porch. Officers arrived and observed the individual noting that he matched the description of the subject involved in the motor vehicle theft. He stated his name which matched the ID in the wallet that was discovered on Thorndike Street earlier in the day. The subject was placed under arrest for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. Officers canvassed the area for the vehicle, but were unable to locate it.

11:58 p.m.: Officers, along with Brookline Fire, responded to the Pierce Park Playground on the Harvard Avenue side for an outside fire. Upon arrival, the slide of the jungle gym was engulfed in flames. Brookline Fire arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. Brookline Fire informed officers that he believed the fire was set intentionally. A resident of Harvard Street approached an officer and stated that at approximately 11:30 p.m., he observed four young males in the area of the fire. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the officer spoke to two male parties at the Pierce Playground basketball courts. The officer took their information and sent them on their way. The Parks Department was notified of the incident and the play structure was taped off.  Follow up by the Detective Division has been requested. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Resident Scammed Out of Thousands of Dollars

8/15/2017

6:40 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Clark Road for a disturbance. The reporting party stated her neighbor had come over to confront the resident regarding the revving of a motorcycle and grabbed her by the shoulders during the interaction. The neighbor will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing for the charge of Assault and Battery.

11:30 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling westbound on Beacon Street make an illegal right on red onto Washington Street. A traffic stop was conducted. It was found that the operator’s license was suspended non-renewable. The operator was placed under arrest without incident and was issued a citation for Operating after Suspension and Right on Red Violation (Posted).

12:10 p.m.: Brookline Dispatch received a call for a shoplifter out of a business on Beacon Street. Officers located the individual on John Street. An officer returned to the business on Beacon Street and spoke to an employee who observed the subject take an item from the store, conceal it in his bag, and exit the store. The employee participated in a Show Up Identification and confirmed that the subject officers had stopped was the shoplifter. He was placed under arrest for Shoplifting Third and Subsequent Offense. The merchandise was returned to the store and officers were provided with a receipt which was placed into evidence.

1:28 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Stedman Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. The vehicle’s operator stated he was travelling westbound on Stedman Street when his GPS fell from his windshield. While attempting to retrieve it, he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and was towed from the scene. The operator stated he was uninjured. The Town Forestry Division was contacted to inspect the tree.

Larceny Under False Pretenses

3:44 p.m.: The victim was approached by a subject and asked for her help. Suspect stated he owed a large sum of money to the immigration office, but he also had a winning lottery ticket that he needed to cash in but was unable to collect due to his “immigration issue”. Victim agreed and withdrew a total of $10,000 from two banks.

First suspect is described as a light-skinned white or Hispanic male, around 35 years old, 6’02”, thin build, clean shaven, bald on top of his head with dark short hair around the sides, wearing a long sleeve shirt and gray/blue pants.

Second suspect is described as the following: darker-skinned Hispanic male, 6’0”, medium build, between 20-30 years old, with black curly hair, wearing a dark blue shirt with vertical pink stripes, blue jeans and black boots. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8/14/2017

8/14/2017

12:15 a.m.: A query of a vehicle travelling eastbound on Beacon Street revealed the vehicle’s registration was revoked. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street. The operator, also identified as the registered owner, was found to have an expired license. The operator was issued a citation and will be summonsed to court for Operating After Revocation, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

1:17 p.m.: Officers responded to an address on Freeman Street for a larceny. The reporting party stated that she had mailed checks to their landlord on 7/26, but she never received them. It was later discovered the checks were both cashed by another individual.  


8:50 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a bank on Harvard Street for fraudulent activity at ATM machines. An employee stated he witnessed two males at the ATMs who he had been tracking through multiple states. Officers identified the subjects and found them each in possession of various credit cards which they had used to make fraudulent transactions at the ATMs. The two men were placed under arrest for Uttering a Forged Instrument, Illegal Use of a Credit Card, Identity Fraud, Possessing 4 or More Falsely Embossed Credit Cards, and Larceny over $250. Further follow up will be conducted by the bank with the New England Electronic Crimes Task Force. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Confession Leads to an Arrest

8/11/2017

8-11-17 At 4:00 AM a subject walked into a Boston Police station to confess to a stabbing that occurred in Brookline on June 15, 2016. During that incident a man was walking his dog on Vernon Street when he was attacked. Here is the blog from that incident…

Blog Report from 6-16-2016
Last night at approximately 9:50PM, Brookline Dispatch received a call for a robbery in progress on Vernon Street.  Reporting party was a witness to the incident and immediately contacted Police.  A Suspect description was given as a black male, approximately 26 years of age, clean shaven, wearing dark colored pants, and dark colored puffy jacket or hoodie with a logo on the front. Suspect was last seen running on Vernon Street heading towards Park St. The adult male victim was discovered to have suffered non-life threatening stab wounds to his upper body. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. This is an active investigation.

The subject was transported from a Boston Police station to Brookline Police Headquarters.  The subject was interviewed by detectives.  Based on the statements made by the subject it was determined that there was probable cause to believe that this subject committed the stabbing over a year ago. The subject was arrested and charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Armed Robbery –Knife, and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.


On 8/11/2017 at approximately 1:18 a.m., an officer responded to Gibbs Street for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the victim who stated he got an argument with an individual in an Uber Pool. The victim exited the Uber in an attempt to walk home, but the other rider also exited the vehicle and assaulted the reporting party. He then ran in the direction of Commonwealth Avenue. Officers canvassed the area, but could not locate the suspect. Detective follow up has been requested.

8:17 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a reported shoplifting. The subject was located at the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street. Store employees stated they saw the individual enter the restroom with two items and leave the room with only one. Employees conducted a show up identification and identified the male as the subject from the incident. The subject was notified he would be summonsed to court for Shoplifting.
An officer responded to Skyline Park to speak with a Parks Department employee who stated he observed tire tracks in a circle shape on the field. Officers photographed the tire tracks.

10:03 a.m.: At the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street, an officer observed a vehicle 
without a license plate attached to the front of the vehicle and no bumper. The officer found that the vehicle registration had been revoked for failure to pay insurance premium. A traffic stop was conducted. The operator was found to have an expired license and he was issued citations for Operating a Motor Vehicle Not Duly Licensed, Operating and Uninsured MV, and Operating After Revocation of Registration. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

9:34 a.m.: An officer spoke to an individual who wished to report damage done to his tires. He stated that sometime between 6:00 a.m. on 8/4 and 6:00 p.m. on 8/10, while his vehicle was parked in the rear of an address on Hamilton Road, his right tire was punctured and needed to be replaced. The party’s left rear tire had been similarly damaged between 7/30 and 8/3 and he observed several damaged tires in the rear parking lot. The responding officer observed several vehicles with flat tires, but was unable to contact the owners at the time.

Officers responded to an address on Clark Road for a past attempt on the back door of the residence. The resident stated he had left for vacation on 7/31 and when he returned on 8/11, he found the screen door of his back door was cut. At this time, it is believed the suspect did not enter the residence.
An officer was dispatched to an address on Tappan Street for a B&E of a Motor Vehicle Report. The reporting party stated he had parked his vehicle in his parking spot behind his residence at approximately 10:00 p.m. on 8/3. When he returned to it the following morning he found the center console and glove compartment were open and rummaged through. His vehicle had been left unlocked and a few items were missing. Follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.

1:29 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a past shoplifting. The store owner stated that a subject had purchased lottery tickets, but the employee accidentally gave him too many tickets. When he attempted to inform the individual of the error, the subject claimed there was no error and left the scene with two other individuals. Officers were able to observe the subject in the store and the vehicle he left in on surveillance footage. An individual was contacted regarding the incident, but refused to provide the subject’s contact information. Both of them will be summonsed to court.

11:16 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Strathmore Road for a noise complaint. The party had previously been advised of the complaint. When the officer returned to the address, the resident was very cooperative, turned down the music, and asked his guests to leave. He was issued a Town By-Law Ticket for Nuisance Control Violation.

8/12/2017

10:10 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Mason Street for a burglary report. The resident stated he left at approximately 8:45 a.m. and returned at 9:25 a.m. to find two laptops and an inactive iPhone were missing. The two laptops were tracked to a location in Mattapan, but a more precise location is being determined. The house’s patio doors had been left open and there was no sign of forced entry. The scene was processed and fingerprints and boot prints were recovered form the backdoor and rear porch.  

10:12 a.m.: A Brookline Officer responded to Cottage Farm Road for a breaking and entering investigation. This address was located only a few houses down from the address on Mason Street. At approximately 8:30 a.m., the resident observed damage to windows in the rear sun room/porch area of the home. A door that is typically locked was also found unlocked. It appears entry was made through the windows and the subject exited through the door. The subject was unable to gain entry into the house. The scene was processed. Two umbrellas were found missing from the front vestibule on the other side of the house.

An officer observed a vehicle travelling on Boylston Street without a valid inspection sticker. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Boylston Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Brookline Dispatch confirmed the vehicle’s registration was revoked as the vehicle was not insured. The operator, also identified as the registered owner, will be summonsed to court for Operating After Revocation – Registration, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Failure to Submit Motor Vehicle for Inspection.

8/13/2017

1:04 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling north on Washington Street make an illegal U-turn at the intersection of Davis Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted during which the operator’s driver’s license was found to be suspended. The operator was issued a citation for Operating After Suspended License and Illegal U-Turn (posted).

2:10 a.m.: An officer responded to a traffic crash on Washington Street. While travelling south on Washington Street, a vehicle was struck on its driver side door causing damage to the rear end of the vehicle. The other vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side front end. The operator of the second vehicle was issued a citation and given a written warning for Following Too Closely and No License in Possession.


4:29 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Stedman Street for a noise complaint. Officers advised the resident of the complaint and he had all of his guests leave. He was issued a Town By-Law Ticket for Nuisance Control Violation. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

8/10/2017

8/10/2017

2:39 p.m.: Officers spoke to two individuals at the intersection of Amory Street and Dummer Street regarding a bicycle which fit the description of one that was reported stolen.  During this interaction, officers began to speak to a third party that was known to them, and at the time believed to be involved with the other men. While attempting to gain further information, the subject with the bike fled the scene on the bicycle. The other two males were questioned. It was later determined that the subject who fled had an active arrest warrant. Furthermore, one of the two men who stayed on scene also had a warrant and was placed under arrest. The subject who fled on the bicycle was mailed a citation for Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, multiple Marked Lane Violations, and Operating Through a Crosswalk at Amory and Commonwealth Avenue.

An officer responded to a location on Newton Street for a stolen car report. After entering the vehicle into the database as stolen, it was located on the front lawn of a residence on Meadowbrook Road. Officers arrived and assessed the situation, concluding that the vehicle had rolled from the original location to the property on Meadowbrook Road.

6:01 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Ivy Street for a past larceny report. The victim stated that he and his wife had discovered various items including a camera, jewelry, and cash were missing from their residence. Other items in the same locations were left untouched. There was no sign of a break and the victim stated he has had multiple people and companies working on his property.


10:24 p.m.: A query of a vehicle’s registration on Beacon Street revealed the vehicle had a suspended registration status. A traffic stop was conducted and the operator was issued a citation for Operating After Suspension – Registration and Unregistered Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

8/9/2017

8/9/2017

8:05 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Longwood Avenue for an attempted B&E that occurred the day before. At approximately 5:00 p.m. the previous evening, the resident noticed damage to his front door and lock, including pry marks. The party stated he was home during the time, but did not hear anyone trying to break in. It does not appear that the suspect made entry. Detectives arrived and processed the scene.

7:45 a.m.: Brookline Animal Control responded to an address on Waverly Avenue for a bat in a house. Upon arrival, the officer was unable to locate the bat, but advised the residents that the Brookline Health Department will follow up. At 10:13 a.m., Animal Control responded to the same address and captured the bat and transported it to the State Lab for rabies testing.

9:19 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Alberta Road for a report of a B&E of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had parked her car in her driveway at approximately 10:15 p.m. the previous evening and left the vehicle unlocked with her wallet in the center console. When she returned to the vehicle the next morning, the wallet was gone. The wallet was located on the street with its contents scattered on the road. All contents were accounted for excluding cash.

An officer responded to an address on South Street for a report of a B&E&L from a motor vehicle. 
Upon arrival, the victim stated that she had parked her vehicle in her driveway the previous evening at approximately 9:00 p.m. and when she returned to it at approximately 8:30 a.m. on 8/9 she realized the vehicle had been rummaged through. Only change was missing. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

5:53 p.m.: Officers reported to Amory Park for a report of a “drug deal”. The reporting party stated she had observed tow individuals approach two males sitting on a park bench. Based on the interaction she believed it to be a drug transaction. Officers located the individuals on the bench. One of them was found to have marijuana and a large sum of cash in his possession. These along with plastic baggies and a digital scale were placed into evidence. This subject will be summonsed to court for Possession with intent to Distribute Class D drug.



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Arrest made last night


Officers arrested a juvenile last night and charged him with breaking into cars. The subject was located in the Washington Street and School Street area. He had several items of value we would like to return to the rightful owner.  If you notice items missing from your car such as change or other small items of value, please call to report it and we hopefully can reunite you with your valuables. Unknown if this subject is responsible for the other motor vehicle break ins we had last week. These occurred a few blocks north off Washington Street.  The cases are still under investigation. It does appear that the vehicles targeted have been left unlocked. Please make sure your vehicles are locked and no valuables are left in plain sight.

8/8/2017

8/8/2017
12:29 a.m.: A query of a vehicle travelling westbound on Beacon Street revealed the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Beacon Street and James Street. The operator was cited for Operating After Suspension – License.

An officer was dispatched to an address on Jamaica Road for a report of found property. Upon arrival, an officer located a purse with its contents, including passports, spilled over the porch. One of the passports belonged to an individual who had reported a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle earlier in the day. The purse and its contents were photographed and submitted into evidence.

9:00 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on High Street for a B&E&L of a motor vehicle. The owner of the vehicle stated that the previous evening he had parked outside a restaurant and when he returned to the vehicle, he discovered a purse was missing from the center console. There was no damage to the vehicle. Surveillance footage from the area has been placed into evidence.

11:00 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Gardner Road for a larceny report. The reporting party stated she had two packages stolen from her front step while she was away. She was notified the packages were delivered on 8/3 and 8/4, but a neighbor could not locate them on 8/5. The reporting party will obtain the tracking numbers of the package and follow up with officers.

An individual reported that he left his phone in a Lyft vehicle. He has used the Find My iPhone application to send alerts to his phone, but received no response. Lyft Customer Service advised him to contact the local police.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8/7/2017

8/7/2017

8:44 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Winchester Street for an attempted residential breaking and entering. The subject could not be located due to the lack of a description from the reporting party. Detectives processed the scene.

9:32 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on St. Paul Street for a report of two stolen bicycles. The bicycles were last seen the previous evening locked to a railing on the front steps of the residence. At approximately 8:30 a.m. on 8/7, two of three bicycles were gone and the lock had been cut.

9:55 a.m.: An individual was placed under arrest for an active default warrant. He was taken into custody without incident.

An officer was dispatched to Pond Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. While waiting at a red light on Washington Street, one of the vehicles struck the other from behind.

Officers were dispatched to an address on Franklin Street for a report of a residential breaking and entering and larceny of property. The reporting party stated that the incident occurred sometime over the past weekend. Various items were found to be missing. The point of entry appears to be a window with an air conditioning unit and the suspect then exited the residence through the front door. Detectives arrived and processed the scene.

An individual stated she received phone calls and emails from a company claiming to have a civil suit against her for failing to pay back a loan. The victim stated she never took out such a loan nor does she have an account with one of the banks involved. She requested information be sent to her lawyer. She completed a fraud report and was advised to contact the Federal Trade Commission and major credit bureaus regarding the incident.

An officer was dispatched to the intersection of Grove Street and South Street for a report of a two car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, the Brookline Fire Department was checking the scene as one of the vehicles sustained major front end damage. The other vehicle had rear end damage mostly to the underside. The operator of the second vehicle was issued a citation for Following Too Closely.


A query of a vehicle travelling westbound on Beacon Street revealed the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Beacon Street and James Street. The operator was confirmed to have a suspended license and was issued a citation for Operating After Suspension. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

8/4/17 through 8/6/17

8/4/2017

2:20 a.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle on Beacon Street due to a defective break light. The officer noticed that the subject’s status was revoked/insurance. To follow the subject will be summonsed to Brookline District Court. 

4:13 a.m.: An officer was assigned to an address on Beacon Street for a burglar alarm. This case is under investigation. 

7:12 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Tappan Street for a Breaking and Entering of a Motor vehicle. The party stated that the vehicles glove compartment and middle console had been rummaged through. A follow up by the Detective Division has been requested at this time.

7:44 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Tappan Street for a Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a motor vehicle. The subject noticed that the middle console and glove compartment of the vehicle were both open and rummaged through. The subject filed a police report and this case is under investigation. 

8:45 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Gardener Road for a report of an attempted Breaking and Entering. A follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.

8:47 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Beaconsfield Road for a Breaking and Entering of a motor vehicle. A follow up by the Detectives Division has been requested.

9:18 a.m. An officer was assigned to an address on Winthrop Road for a report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a motor vehicle. The party stated the vehicles console had been rummaged through and items had been stolen. A follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.

11:26 a.m.: An officer was assigned to an address on VFW Parkway for a report of a Breaking and Entering.  The case is under investigation.

12:00 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the front desk to take a report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a motor vehicle. The party noticed that the vehicle had been rummaged through and appeared to have items missing. This case is under investigation.

12:49 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the lobby of the police station for an identity theft report. The subject filed a police report and the case is under investigation.

1:10 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the front desk to meet with an individual who was the victim of a fraud email requesting a money transfer. A follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.

1:15 p.m.: An officer was assigned to an address on Gardener Road to a report of a Breaking and Entering of a motor vehicle and malicious destruction of property. The vehicle appeared to be rummaged through. This case is under investigation.

2:21 p.m.: An officer was assigned to an address on Regent Circle for a Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a motor vehicle. A follow up by the detectives has been requested.

3:30 p.m. An officer responded to an address on Regent Circle to a report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.  This case is under investigation.

8/5/2017

1:02 a.m.: An officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of Amory Street and Freeman Street. . The subject had failed to stop at a Stop Sign, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Revoked Registration and Revoked Registration. The operator of the vehicle was informed that he would be summonsed into Brookline District Court.  

2:40 p.m.: An officer conducted a traffic stop, the subject operating the vehicle after suspension-registration. The subject was cited and will be summonsed to court regarding the offense.

11:31 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Boylston Street where that party had reported a hit and run.

8/6/2017

9:46 a.m.: An officer was assigned to an address on Monmouth Street for a bike theft report. The 
cable lock on the bike appeared to be cut and had been left on the ground. This case is under investigation and there is no further information at this time.

10:30 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Loveland Road for a report of a breaking and entering of a home. This case is under investigation. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

8/3/2017

8/3/2017

12:31 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to Boylston Street for a motor vehicle accident. The reporting part stated he had been traveling eastbound on Route 9 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a parked car. Both of the vehicles were towed and the operator was issued a citation for Marked Lanes Violation.

12:59 p.m.: Officers responded to Cypress Street for a report of a stolen license plate. The license plate was stolen off of a vehicle parked on Davis Avenue sometime between 8:50 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. A stolen license plate report was completed.

An officer was dispatched for a report of a truck that took down utility wires on Allerton Street. The Brookline Fire Department determined the wires were cable television wires and posed no danger to the public. An officer observed damage to a porch at an address on Allerton Street and left a note for the resident detailing the incident and contact information for the police department.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

8/2/2017

8/2/2017

10:57 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a bank on Beacon Street for a threat that occurred on 8/1 at approximately 3:00 p.m. At that time, a customer had threatened an employee stating he had a bomb in his backpack. Surveillance footage will be provided to officers when available and the subject was contacted and advised that he would be summonsed to court for Terroristic Threats.

3:30 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Village Way for a report of harassing phone calls. The officer contacted the number that had been used to make the calls and requested they call the Brookline Police Department.  


12:58 p.m.: A query of a vehicle’s registration revealed the registered owner’s driver’s license had been suspended. A traffic stop was conducted on Washington Street. It was confirmed that the operator was the registered owner and he was issued a citation for Operating After Suspension. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

8/1/2017

8/1/2017


5:19 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the intersection of Summit Avenue and Short Street for the recovery of a stolen motor vehicle that had been stolen from Cypress Street. There did not appear to be any damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was processed and the owner was notified of the recovery of his vehicle. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

House Break Leads to an Arrest

7/31/2017

7:30 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Summit Avenue for a bicycle theft report. The victim stated she had last seen the bicycle in her building’s garage the previous evening around 9:00 p.m. The following morning she discovered her bicycle was missing.

11:32 a.m.: While conducting traffic enforcement on Harvard Street, an officer observed a vehicle without an inspection sticker. A traffic stop was conducted during which it was found that his right to operate a motor vehicle was revoked. He was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Operating on a Revoked License and No Inspection Sticker.

11:55 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Pleasant Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated a resident of the building had received confirmation that a package was delivered to his residence on 7/29; however, he did not receive the package. Security footage shows the package being delivered to the front lobby and left on a window cell. Later, at approximately 10:37 a.m., a male entered the building and left with the package. The subject was wearing a white t-shirt, black hat, blue jeans, and black shoes. Follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.

3:24 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a shoplifter. Upon arrival, the manager stated that she observed a male on surveillance take stacks of clothing and place them into a reusable bag he had brought with him. He then left the store and returned a few minutes later; at this time, the staff was notified of the individual and when he was approached he left through the front door. A copy of the surveillance video was placed into evidence.

3:50 p.m.: An officer was approached by an individual on Greenough Street who wished to report his bicycle had been stolen. He stated he had locked his bicycle at approximately 1:00 p.m. and when he returned to it at approximately 3:40 p.m., he found it was missing.

4:08 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Aspinwall Avenue for a recovered property report. A package was delivered to the address, but the package did not belong to any of the residents. The individual the package was made out to was contacted and she stated that she had been contacted by her credit card company stating her card had been used to make a purchase she had not made. Since this incident, the party has been monitoring her credit card history. Follow up has been requested by the Detective Division and the package was taken into evidence.

8:17 p.m.: Officers responded to a business on Beacon Street for an attempted shoplifting. The customer service manager had observed a male behind the customer service counter holding various items. Before officers arrived, the subject had left the scene and another male was observed heading in the same direction. Another employee explained to officers that she had observed the two subjects together in the store. Later, officers identified two parties and the store employees confirmed these subjects were the males in the store. They were placed under arrest for Shoplifting. Officers will be provided security footage from the business on Beacon Street.

At approximately 6:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to an address on Boylston Street for a past BE&L during which the contents of a pocketbook were stolen. Brookline Dispatch later received a call from an address on Dunster Road regarding a phone that was stolen out of a house that afternoon.  Neither incident involved forced entry. At this time, approximately 9:00 p.m., a call was received from a resident on Woodland Road for an attempted breaking and entering. The reporting party stated she heard someone trying to open her front door and observed a white male wearing a white t-shirt and jeans attempting to enter her house. While speaking with the reporting party, a neighbor approached officers stating that an unidentified male had entered her house and then left. A male matching the description provided was located in the rear parking lot of the Beaver Country Day School. The witnesses participated in a show up identification and confirmed that the subject was the male who attempted to and entered the residences. He was placed under arrest and charged with B&E Night with intent to commit a felony and Attempted B&E with intent to commit a felony. All events occurred in close proximity and the earlier incidents are currently under investigation relative to those on Woodland Road.   

On July 30th, a residential home was broken into at the 300 block of Walnut St. At the time of the break the residents were not home. Electronics and jewelry were taken from the home. As a result of the investigation a suspect was identified. Today, August 1, an Arrest warrant was issued from the Brookline District for the suspect.


Monday, July 31, 2017

7/28-7/30/2017

7/28/2017

An officer was dispatched to an address on Pleasant Street to retrieve found property. The reporting party gave the officer a book bag he had found that contained various items including passports and electronics.

7:11 p.m.: An officer requested backup for a traffic stop on Lenox Street near Mountfort Street. The driver had been observed taking a left turn off of Carlton Street and attempted to drive the wrong way on Mountfort Street. The operator’s license status returned negative and he was issued a citation for Operating without a License: Never Issued and Restricted Way.

11:06 p.m.: An officer observed a vehicle make an improper left turn from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Beacon Street and Centre Street. During the stop, it was found that the operator had two active default warrants. She was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Improper Left Turn.

7/29/2017

9:58 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Allerton Street for a report of malicious destruction of property. The reporting party stated she noticed the fence next to the property was damaged. She had not noticed damage on 7/28 in the late afternoon. A security employee for the property was able to repair part of the damaged area, but there is still minor damage to the bottom of the fence. Both parties were instructed to contact the police if they discover helpful video surveillance.

1:07 p.m.: An individual turned in a credit card he had found in the vicinity of Boylston Street and Washington Street. A voicemail was left with the rightful owner and the credit card has been placed into safekeeping.

5:02 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Fuller Street for a report of a hit and run. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that between 6:00 p.m. on 7/28 and 4:30 p.m. on 7/29, his vehicle sustained damage to its front bumper and the left front area of the vehicle. For most of this time, his vehicle was parked in a parking lot.

Officers responded to Washington Street for a report of a truck that struck a fire hydrant. The operator stated he was making a right turn, but due to oncoming traffic was unable to make a wide turn. As a result, the rear tire of the tractor trailer made contact with the fire hydrant and was knocked over. The Brookline Water Department was notified and arrived on scene.

7/30/2017

An individual reported that his identity had been compromised and various accounts had been opened or attempted to be opened in his name. He notified the fraud bureaus of the businesses and the three major credit bureaus.


Brookline Control received a call from a resident stating that she and her family had returned home to find that their house had been broken into. She was advised to exit the house and wait for officers to arrive. Officers responded to the address on Walnut Street and determined the culprit had fled the scene. One of the panes of glass on the side of the door had been broken to reach through the window and unlock the door. The victims had noticed a few items were missing upon entering their house, but did not have a chance to inspect their full loss. Officers also spoke to a neighbor who stated that he had observed a vehicle in the victim’s driveway earlier in the afternoon. Detectives arrived on scene and collected evidence. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

7/27/2017

7/27/2017

An officer was dispatched to an address on Clyde Street for a report of a larceny from a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that multiple checks he had yet to cash had been left in his unlocked vehicle at approximately 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and the following day the bag containing the checks was missing. The party notified the bank regarding the incident.

1:05 p.m.: A search warrant was executed by Brookline Police officers along with Boston officers at an address on Boylston Street.  As a result of the search, two individuals were placed under arrest and charged with Trafficking 18-36 grams of Heroin, Possession Class A with the intent to Distribute, Possession with the intent to Distribute Class B, Class E.

4:55 p.m.: A citizen reported fraudulent activity. In response to an ad for an apartment in the Boston area, the party began correspondence with an individual. The reporting party transferred funds as requested. He was informed he would receive keys to the apartment, but never did and discovered the apartment did not exist. The reporting party has contacted his bank and has been provided a list of credit fraud bureau departments.

6:10 p.m.: Officers responded to an address on Claflin Road for a possible Breaking and Entering. The caller stated she left her building at approximately 11:00 a.m. and when she returned later that evening, a pane of glass in the inner lobby door frame was shattered and a large rock was on the floor of the inner vestibule. The owner of the building was advised of the incident. There were no other visible signs of attempted or forced entry.

An officer located a Massachusetts license plate at the lower Larz Anderson Park parking lot. The registration plate was returned to the registered owner.


9:30 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Goodnough Street for a report of a Break and Enter of a Motor Vehicle. The reporting party stated he had parked his vehicle at approximately 12:00 a.m. At approximately 9:00 a.m., he had noticed his iPhone car charger had been removed from the vehicle.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7/26/2017

7/26/2017

10:49 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the area of Washington Street and Brookline Avenue to assist in the exchange of paperwork for a motor vehicle accident. One of the passengers was transported for further medical attention. Due to the minor nature of the accident, no citations were issued.

A wallet was brought to the police headquarters by an individual who stated he found it at Dean Park. Several attempts were made to contact the owner.

Officers were dispatched to an address on Brookline Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. While travelling on Washington Street, a vehicle went to take a left turn onto Brookline Avenue and struck the side of a bus, which was continuing on Washington Street. The vehicle sustained damage to its driver’s side door and quarter panel and had a flat tire. The bus had damage to the right side of the passenger door.

11:20 p.m.: A party reported that her vehicle was egged on 5/27, 6/3, and 7/26. All incidents occurred in the area of Marion Path between 10:40 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. There was no damage to her vehicle. On 7/26, the reporting party stated she observed three males in the alleyway. Officers have been notified of the incidents and will be giving the area special attention.  


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7-26-2017

7-26-17

Armed Robbery
2:11 a.m.: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, an officer was assigned to the 547 marked unit, Officers patrolling in the area of Milton Rd and Cushing Rd observed a subject standing in the middle of the driveway who appeared to be yelling and looking in the direction of Cushing Rd. At the same time a call went over the radio for an address on Milton Rd stating that 2 people just entered the dwelling and put a gun in the callers face and just left.  At that time, several units were dispatched to the areaThe victim reports talking with a man about marijuana when all of a sudden he had a black colored automatic firearm pressed against his head.  The victim reports that the subjects took his marijuana and fled the scene. Several units had responded to the area and were canvassing the area for the suspects.  Officers were able to quickly locate the subjects and after further investigation, located a firearm ( later determined to be a BB gun), and several paper bags containing marijuana.  Two subjects were arrested and charged with robbery –firearm- residence.

12:35 p.m.: An officer was assigned to an address on Boylston Street where the party reported larceny of a scooter. A follow up by the detective division has been requested.

1:02 p.m.: An officer was assigned to an address on Linden Place, that party stated that when he was leaving his apartment he notied a suspicious male inside of his building. The party observed a packaged box that had been partially opened but does not appear to have anything missing. There is no further information at this time.

An officer was assigned to an address on Beacon Street to a party that reported a stolen bike tire. A report was taken and there is no further information at this time.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7-25-2017

7/25/2017

11:26 p.m.: Officers responded to the intersection of Harvard Ave and Park St for a traffic crash.  At the time of the accident, it was raining and the road surface was wet. Traffic was very light and the intersection is fairly dark at night. The vehicle struck a fire hydrant causing minor damage to the vehicle. No reported injuries or damage to the hydrant.

Officers responded to an address on Goddard Ave that had called to report a larceny.  The victim reports sterling silverware had been taken sometime over the past few months. A follow-up by Brookline Detectives has been requested.

5:30 p.m.: Officers responded to an address on Clinton Road for a past larceny of a bicycle. The victim described the bike as a specialized women's bike, 21 speed, 26" frame, dark blue, rear flashing light, front light, Boston Medical Center bike parking sticker. Attempts have been made to locate any surveillance footage.

Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street on reports of a shoplifter. They gave a description of the suspect as a female wearing a black hooded jacket, and black backpack that was last seen walking on Kenwood Street. Detectives were able to locate a subject  who matched the description, standing in front of an address on  Kenwood St. An employee positively ID the suspect the detectives had stopped and she was informed she will be summonsed into Brookline Court for Shoplifting.

At approximately 1430 hours, Brookline Control relayed via BAPRN that a car-jacking had just occurred on Washington St. in Jamaica Plain and that the suspect had just taken the victim's car, a 2016 white Kia Optima. Boston updated the car-jacking to use without authority, and also put out that the suspect had two default warrants and there was probable cause for an arrest. Brookline Officers were able to locate that vehicle on Route 9 approximately an hour later. A traffic stop was conducted and the operator was arrested without further incident. The operator was charged with Operating After Suspension, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and two existing warrants 



Monday, July 24, 2017

7-20-2017 through 7-24-2017

7-20-2017

Officers responded to an address on Vernon St for a report of identity theft.  The victim reports receiving several calls from a female party asking to send money to New York. This case is under investigation.
6:14 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Babcock Street to a party who had been assaulted. After investigation one subject will be summonsed to Brookline District Court, and will be charged with Assault and Battery.

7-21-17
5:18 a.m.: Officers responded to the area of Pond Ave for an unattended death. Case is being handled by the detective unit.
12:41 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Park Street for a larceny report. The party stated that she had reported other theft reports in the past. Elderly checkup reports to follow.
4:00 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Bonad Road where a party reported a Breaking and Entering and Larceny of Property from a Motor Vehicle. The party stated they had left the vehicle unlocked and when returned to it had been rummaged through and items had been missing. There is no other information to report at this time.
An officer responded to the Horace James Rotary for a motor vehicle crash, both parties appeared to have minimal damage and the scene was left safely.
6:40 p.m.: An officer responded to the Brookline Police Station to take a General Information Report. The subject stated she was being sexually harassed by her ex-boyfriend. The party wanted her concern documented by the Police Station and the party was advised to apply for Harassment Prevention Order at the Brookline District Court.

7-22-2017

3:50a.m.:  Officers  responded to a radio call for a Bait Bike Activation. Brookline Dispatch announced over the air that the Bait Bike alarm was triggered, indicating movement of the bicycle. When units arrived on scene, the combination cable lock was lying on the ground next to the Stop Sign and appeared to have been cut in half. Multiple units immediately set up a perimeter of the area and waited on tracking updates from Dispatch.  Brookline Dispatch was able to direct units to the location of the bicycle. Brookline Dispatch announced that the bicycle was stationary in the rear of an address on Amory St.  This location is approximately a block away from the initial Bait Bike deployment location. As officers searched the area they were able to locate the bike in the back of a parked car.  The car had 2 occupants, and both were subsequently arrested and charged with  (MGL 266:30) Larceny of Property over $250.00, (MGL 266:126A) Vandalism of Property.
12:05 a.m.: Officers made a traffic stop of a vehicle on Winchester Street. The registered owner of the vehicle had a default warrant for his arrest.

7-23-2017

Officers were dispatched to the area of Cypress St/Franklin St to speak with a female party regarding a suspicious person.  After an investigation a subject was placed under arrest and charged with the following:  94C/34 Possession of Class B Drug and 90/23 Operating After Suspension.

An officer was assigned to the front desk, an anonymous citizen came into the station to return property he found while driving on Heath St. near Heath Hill Rd. The citizen observed a bag in the roadway picked it up and brought it to the police station.  The bag was placed in evidence locker for safe keeping.

Officers responded to an address on Fuller St for a larceny report. The victim reports having packages stolen from the lobby to the building.

Officers responded to West Roxbury Parkway at South Street for a motor vehicle crash with injury. After an investigation one vehicle was towed, one person went to the hospital, and was also cited for Following Too Closely (VII/4) under Town Rules and Regulations.
Officers responded to a business on Beacon Street  for a report of indecent exposure.  A description was broadcast and officers were able to locate the subject on the MBTA bus, as it was pulled over with its emergency sign activated.  After an investigation one subject was arrested and charged with: (265/13H) Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person over 14, (272/16) Open and Gross , (272/16) Open and Gross.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Brookline Ave and Aspinwall Ave for a reported B & E of or vehicle that had occurred the night before.  Officers observed damage to the vehicles ignition and wind shield wiper. Detectives were called to the scene to look for evidence. This investigation is still going on.

7-24-2017

While Officers were conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Washington St. and Brookline Ave Officers observed a dark colored sedan driver pass with a broken windshield and did not possess a valid inspection sticker. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Boylston St.  After an investigation the driver was placed under arrest and charged with the following: M.G.L. CH90 s. 10- Not Duly Licensed to Operate a Motor Vehicle, 540 CMR 4.04- Defective shield,  M.G.L. CH90 s.20- Fail to submit M/V for inspection

Friday, July 21, 2017

7/20/2017

7/20/17

1:40 p.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle that had failed to stop for a stop sign which was located at the intersection of Babcock Street and Freeman Street. The operator of the vehicle failed to have his driver’s license. The subject was issued a citation for operating after revocation and failure to stop for a stop sign.

An officer responded to an address on Chestnut Street where the party had reported that two bikes were stolen from their apartment building. The surveillance video was unable to view any potential suspects.

9:00 p.m.: An officer responded to a building on Kent Street where the reporting party stated that their wallet had been missing from their backpack. There is no surveillance system at this address. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

7/19/2017

7/19/17


12:00 a.m.: An officer was conducting a traffic stop in the Coolidge Corner area. The registered owner of the vehicle happened to have a warrant out in the State of New York for dangerous possession of drugs. Officers arrived on scene as the individual was placed under arrest for the extraditable warrant.

1:00 a.m.: An officer stopped a man on Harvard St who fit the description of someone who was tagging in the area. After questioning the man he admitted to tagging in the area the night before. The man gave consent for his backpack to be searched; in the bag were spray paint cans and other items used for tagging.

8:00 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Boylston Street. The reporting party stated that when they had arrived to their office that morning the party had noticed that some of the file cabinets had been pried open, rummaged through and petty cash from the desk drawers had been taken.

7:31 p.m.: Police responded to a mental health facility on South Street for a report of a patient that had eloped. Staff reported the patient had stolen a bicycle during the elopement and was attempting to elude them on Goddard Ave.  An officer responding to the scene observed the subject on Goddard Ave, and attempted to stop him. The subject assaulted the officer and fled. A brief foot pursuit ensued and the man was stopped in nearby Larz Anderson Park. The officer was treated on scene and finished his shift. The bike was returned to its proper owner, and the subject was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

10:00 p.m.: An officer responded to a store on Beacon Street for a theft report. The reporting party stated that at approximately 9:55 p.m. the woman plugged her phone into the stores outlet to be charged. She left her phone unattended and when she returned to retrieve the phone it was missing but the charger was still left there. This incident is under investigation.


11:22 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Park Street for a stolen bicycle report. The owner reports locking the bicycle to a town street sign outside her residence at approximately 8:00 a.m. and returning at 11:00 p.m.  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

7/18/2017

7/18/2017

6:25 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to West Roxbury Parkway for a report of larceny from the Putterham Meadows Golf Clubhouse. Additional officers responded to the area in search of the suspect vehicle. Upon arrival, officers spoke with staff members at the clubhouse who stated the suspect went into an office and removed a set of golf clubs. The subject was contacted and he returned to speak to officers and immediately turned over the clubs. The clubhouse staff also advised officers of other instances of golf bag thefts. A salesperson informed the proper owner that his golf bag and clubs had been brought to the business on 7/11 by the subject and he has brought various items to the business to sell. A follow up by the detective division has been requested.

12:28 p.m.: An officer spoke with a party who wished to file a larceny report. The party stated that on 7/17 at approximately 7:30 p.m., she had been at a restaurant on Harvard Street. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the individual felt her bag move, but only observed the woman sitting behind her. At approximately 10:00 p.m., the victim received an email stating there was suspicious activity on her bank account. The victim then realized her wallet was missing and her bag was open. Detective follow up has been requested.

8:00 p.m.: An officer took a report for identity fraud. The reporting party stated she was reporting the incident for her boss who received an email from a car insurance company regarding a cancellation notice, but does not use the particular company. The company stated a policy had been taken out in the victim’s name using other personal information as well. Follow up by the detective division has been requested.

8:45 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Dean Road for a package theft report. The reporting party stated that at approximately 8:30 p.m. he had returned home and brought in a package that had been left on his front steps; however, when he opened it, it was found to be empty. The package was sealed with clear packing tape, but the sides of the box were torn. The victim will contact U.P.S. regarding the incident. The box has been submitted into evidence.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7/17/2017

7/17/2017

12:50 a.m.: Officers and Brookline Fire responded to a call for a carbon monoxide alarm at an address on Freeman Street. The fire department and National Grid determined that the gas was being taken out of the building by a vent, but was entering a window of one of the apartment units. An evacuation was not necessary. Residents waited for their apartments to vent and officers notified the concierge and maintenance technician of the damage that occurred during the necessary forced entries of units.

7:34 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Russel Street for a larceny report. The reporting parties stated that they were hired as contractors to work on the house. Sometime between 1:00 p.m. on 7/16 and 6:30 a.m. on 7/17, someone entered the residence and took various tools and supplies. One of the parties had a key to the residence in his possession; the key is usually hung inside for workers to access the house. There were no signs of forced entry. A follow up by detectives has been requested.

An officer responded to an address on Greenough Street for a past larceny report. The reporting party stated that two packages were taken from his front porch some time since July 3, 2017 when they were delivered. Officers have been provided tracking and product information.

An officer responded to an address on School Street for a report of a past package theft. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that she received an email notifying her that her package had been delivered on 5/15/2017. The party returned home on 7/15/17 to find the package missing. Officers have been provided with the tracking and product information.

3:51 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on St. Paul Street for a reported bicycle theft. Upon arrival, the caller stated her son’s bicycle had been locked to an iron railing by their front door at approximately 7:00 p.m. on 7/14. The bicycle was noticed missing with the bicycle lock cut on 7/15 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Another bicycle lock was tampered with as well. These other bicycles had been locked on 7/16 at approximately 4:00 p.m. and the reporting party noticed the damage at approximately 1:30 p.m. on 7/17. The Walk and Talk Unit was notified and detective follow up has been requested.

5:31 p.m.: Officers responded to a car dealership on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the Service Manager stated that a customer had dropped off his vehicle for service. During the day on 7/12, a service member had moved the car and left it unlocked. At 2:35 a.m. on 7/13, the vehicle was stolen. Camera footage shows a male checking multiple car doors in the parking lot. He arrived at the car in question and drove the car onto Harvard Street. A copy of camera footage of the parking lot has been requested.  The owner was notified that his vehicle was stolen. Detectives will follow up for the investigation.


8:08 p.m.: Officers responded to a parking lot on Harvard Street for a report of a minor motor vehicle accident. Vehicle #1 had been stopped at a red light with vehicle #2 stopped behind it. When the light turned green vehicle #1 rolled backward into vehicle #2. There were no injuries and minor damage to both vehicles. Dispatch confirmed that one of the operators did not have an active license and officers were also notified that he had an active default warrant. The operator of motor vehicle one was placed under arrest for the default warrant and his vehicle was towed from the scene. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

7/14-7/16/2017

7/14/2017

1:15 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on University Road for a report of fraud. The reporting party stated that on 6/28 she mailed her rent check to her landlord, but he did not receive it. The two agreed to another route of payment including another check and a Venmo transfer. On 7/14, the reporting party realized her original check has been cashed as well as the new check and Venmo transfer. The landlord stated he never received the original check. A picture of the original check was provided and appears to have been altered. The victim filed a fraud claim with her bank and a full reimbursement it pending. Detective follow up has been requested.

An officer was dispatched to Beacon Street for an accident involving damage to town property. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated he observed a white truck pulling out of a parking spot on Beacon Street strike a taxi stand sign, knocking it down. The party could not identify the driver and has no further information on the vehicle. A town of Brookline CIMS video surveillance is at the intersection of St. Paul Street and Beacon Street.  A review will be conducted to see if any information can be retrieved.

8:51 p.m.: An officer responded to a business on Thorndike Street for a report of an attempted break that occurred overnight. The owner stated she had locked the store on 7/13 at approximately 10:00 p.m. On 7/14 she returned to the store and had difficulty using her key to open the door, but gained entry. At approximately 5:00 p.m., she was unable to lock the door. The owner observed scratches and marks on the door and door frame that were consistent with someone attempting to gain entry. The lock had been slightly out of place, but was pushed back into place allowing the door to function properly. Detectives arrived to assist and take photos and the owner stated she would notify police as soon as she accessed the security surveillance footage.

7/15/2017

1:32 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling eastbound on Commonwealth Avenue. A random query of the vehicles registration indicated that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Mary’s Street. The operator was found to be the owner of the vehicle. He was issued a citation for Operating After Suspension – License and will be summonsed to court for the same offense. The vehicle was released to a friend with the operator’s permission.  

7:17 a.m.: Brookline Fire, Fallon Ambulance, and Brookline Police officers responded to the area of Washington Street and Harvard Street for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the driver who stated he had struck a tree when he attempted to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle sustained major front end damage and the operator was transported for additional medical attention. The operator was found to have a suspended license and the vehicle was found to have a registration status of Revoked Due to Insurance. The operator will be issued citations for Operating After Suspension, Uninsured MV, Unregistered MV, and Attaching Plates.

9:51 a.m.: Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on at Harvard Street and Beacon Street. All parties reported they were uninjured. An officer had stopped traffic to allow a construction vehicle to cross the intersection when one vehicle did not stop in time and struck the vehicle in front of him, causing the second vehicle to hit the back of the next vehicle. Officers assisted in the exchange of information between all parties and the drivers were advised to contact their insurance companies and complete a Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a larceny report. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated she had placed her purse down on a display and left it unattended for a moment.  When she returned to it, it was gone. Surveillance footage could not clearly capture when the party put her purse down and no one was captured leaving the store with the bag. The next day (7/16) at approximately 2:00 a.m., dispatch called to inform officers that a customer has found her purse and the purse has been returned to the owner with all of her belongings.

7:35 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Longwood Avenue at the corner of Marshall Street for a graffiti complaint. Upon arrival, the manager of the condo association showed officers an email she had received from a resident advising her of the graffiti on the property. A resident of the Marshall Street property stated she had heard voices outside of her window around 2:45 a.m. The tags have been photographed and follow up by the Community Service Division has been requested.

7/16/2017

8:24 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Chestnut Street for a reported larceny of a bicycle. Upon arrival, the victim stated her daughter and her daughter’s friend had their bicycles stolen. At approximately 6:30 p.m., the two girls had placed their bicycles outside of the residence unsecured and in plain view. When they returned to the bicycles prior to 6:30 p.m., they were missing. Officers searched local parking lots and parks for the bicycles, but were unable to locate them.

10:00 p.m.: A random query of a vehicle traveling on Gibbs Street revealed the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was initiated at the intersection of Gibbs Street and Stedman Street. It was confirmed that the operator of the vehicle was the registered owner and that his license had been suspended. He was issued a citation for Operating After Suspension – License and will be summonsed to court for the offense.


Over the weekend, we also received two reports of credit card fraud. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

7/13/2017

7/13/2017

5:27 a.m.: The operator of a motor vehicle was traveling on Newton Street when he fell asleep at the wheel and veered right striking a fence. The operator was unharmed. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the operator was advised and picked up by a taxi. Three sections of the fence were damaged and the owner of the fence has been notified.

9:08 a.m.:  Officers were dispatched to an address on Washington Street for a past attempted breaking and entering. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that at approximately 2:15 a.m., she awoke to keys jingling outside of their apartment door and her husband observed a party in the front lobby of the building. After several minutes, the subject left. Another resident stated that neither she nor her roommates know the party and they had been unaware of anyone attempting to enter the building. The landlord was informed of the incident and officers inquired about surveillance cameras. Residents have been advised to contact police of any suspicious activity.


5:30 p.m.: Officers responded to the area of Eliot Street and Boylston Street for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party stated a male and female had been observed looking into windows of several parked cars, but did not make any overt acts to gain entry to the vehicles. Upon arrival, officers observed the subject with a third individual. Officers spoke to each of the subjects. One of the male subjects was placed under arrest for an outstanding Default Warrant and was found to be in possession of prescription drugs, hypodermic needles, and a credit card in someone else’s name. The drugs and credit card were submitted into evidence.  The third subject had to be identified at a later time and was found to have several outstanding warrants. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

7/12/2017

7/12/2017

10:16 a.m.: A Meter Collector turned in a credit card he and his partner found inside a meter while working on Station Street. The card was placed into evidence for safekeeping.

12:25 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the area of Atherton Road for suspicious activity. Officers came in contact with the suspect who had been seen attempting to enter various residences on Winchester Street, checking if doors were open, and looking into a vehicle. Detectives processed the doors, vehicle, and the surrounding area for fingerprints. During the process, an area of a screen door was found to have had a piece cut out of it, so one could open the door from the outside. Officers spoke with the suspect and he was placed under arrest for Trespassing and Attempted Breaking & Entering.

1:08 p.m.: While stopped for a red signal on Harvard Street an officer observed a yellow scooter pass him on his right side. The operator was not wearing a helmet and as the officer continued on Harvard Street he observed the scooter cut in and out of traffic multiple times. She also continued straight in a left turn only lane. The officer made multiple attempts to conduct a traffic stop, but the scooter failed to stop. Officers later located her crossing over Aspinwall Avenue to continue on Harvard Street and observed her disregard a red light to turn east onto Beacon Street. At the intersection of Hawes and Beacon Street, the subject was able to be placed into custody without further incident. She was placed under arrest and issued citations for refusing to stop for a police officer, helmet law violation, disturbing the peace, and operating to endanger.

7:18 p.m.: An officer responded to Park Vale for a motor vehicle blocking. Residents in the area stated that a Washington Street resident was parking in the middle of the parking lot perpendicular to the marked spots, raising the concern of whether emergency vehicles can gain access to buildings at the end of the private way. The Brookline Fire Department was contacted to assess the accessibility of the private way and did not indicate the vehicle was causing an obstruction. When the owners of the parked vehicle returned, they were advised that they should be mindful of the space they provide for emergency vehicles. The reporting party was advised to call in the future if he believed vehicles were obstructing access to the way.

10:58 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Boylston Street to assist the Somerville Police Department with an arrest. Officers observed an individual that matched the subject’s description riding a bicycle; however, it was found that he was not the subject. He placed the bicycle on the porch of the residence and continued to speak with officers, but would not allow them to enter the home. An officer used the serial number of the bicycle to discover it had been reported stolen. The individual was informed he would be summonsed to court for Receiving Stolen Property. The bicycle was confiscated.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7/11/2017

7/11/2017

9:06 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Stetson Street for a report of a B&E of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had left her vehicle parked in their driveway Sunday night around midnight, most likely unlocked. On 7/11 at approximately 7:30 a.m. the party’s husband returned to the vehicle to find it had been rummaged through. Change was found to be missing from the vehicle. A fanny pack was located within the vehicle and was thought by the car owner to belong to the suspect or another victim. A green piece of paper from the Teen Center was also found on the ground. Both items were submitted into evidence.

11:00 a.m.: A citizen reported a stolen scooter. He stated his motor scooter was stolen from under a protective cover in the bushes on the front side of his residence on Pleasant Street. The scooter was last parked on Friday evening and was found to be missing Saturday morning (7/8). Security footage captured the event and depicted two figures steal the scooter at 1:21 a.m. on 7/8.
Brookline Police Dispatch was notified of a Norfolk Superior Court Probation Warrant issued for an individual who had violated the conditions of his GPS Monitoring Conditions. Officers were dispatched to an address on Pearl Street where the individual was placed under arrest without incident.

9:35 p.m.: Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a shoplifter. Upon arrival, officers met with Target staff and the subject. The store manager had stopped the individual from leaving the store without paying for items in his cart, but while scanning the various items at checkout, observed a number of store items in the subject’s pockets. In the process of removing the merchandise from his pockets, officers located an uncapped needle and drugs on his person. The subject was arrested and during the booking process additional drugs were found to be in his possession. He was charged with Larceny over $250, Possession of Class A, and Possession of Class C Drug. Officers also spoke with a female that had been with the subject and she was found to have an active Default Warrant. She was placed under arrest for the warrant and additionally charged from Possession of a Class E Drug.  


10:25 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the area of Baker School for a report of malicious damage. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with the victim who reported she had her car window smashed. The suspect was identified and will be summonsed to court for Malicious Damage.  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

7/6 to 7/10/2017

7/6/2017

8:54 a.m.: An officer responded to Beacon Street and Borland Street for a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. The motor vehicle was travelling eastbound on Beacon and began to turn right onto Borland Street when he struck the bicyclist. The operator was issued a citation for failure to yield for a bicycle.

12:43 p.m.: While on patrol in the area of Amory Park, an officer observed a subject known to him. He requested a warrant check from dispatch that confirmed an active default warrant for shoplifting by concealing. The subject was placed under arrest.

1:21 p.m.: A citizen reported to the front desk that a watch was stolen from his motor vehicle. He stated that he parked his vehicle on Babcock Street on 6/6 and between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. his watch was stolen. The vehicle had been left unlocked and the driver’s door was open when he returned to the vehicle. There was no damage to the vehicle.

3:42 p.m.: While travelling behind an ambulance on a call for a medical emergency, an officer observed a vehicle on Parkway Road fail to pull to the right of the ambulance. A traffic stop was conducted; the operator was informed he would receive a citation in the mail, and the officer returned to the medical emergency. Later, while filling out the citation it was found that the operator’s license was suspended. He will be issued citations for Operating After Suspension of License and Fail to Pull to Right and Stop for Emergency Vehicle.

7/7/2016

12:33 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Longwood Avenue for a larceny report. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated he had found that the locked wooden door to the storage units and his own storage unit door were broken and open. Looking inside, the reporting party found his bicycle was missing. He stated the last time he had seen it was approximately three weeks ago. The area is only accessible from inside of the building. The victim is unsure if anything else was taken. Detective follow up has been requested. 

1:48 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Columbia Street for a reported hit and run. The reporting party stated that between 1:00 and 1:40 p.m. her vehicle was struck and damaged. When she returned to her vehicle she found damage to the driver’s side wheel well and door.

6:30 p.m.: While travelling along River Road an officer observed three graffiti tags on the rear of a building on Brookline Avenue. Another officer stated he had not observed the tags on previous evenings. The building itself is vacant. Similar tags were observed on a utility box at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Aspinwall Avenue. The tags were photographed and reported.

7/8/2017

10:20 a.m.: The officer at the front desk of the police station was approached by a citizen who reported she lost her wallet in the vicinity of the front parking area of the swimming pool on Tappan Street. The reporting party stated she parked her car in a parking space at approximately 5:15 p.m. and when she left at approximately 7:00 p.m. she realized she did not have her wallet. She believes it may have fallen out of her pocket while exiting the vehicle or she may have left it on the roof of the vehicle. The party’s credit and debit cards have been cancelled and have no unauthorized activity.

10:02 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Harvard Street at Linden Street for a motor vehicle accident. It was stated that motor vehicle one was parked on Harvard Street and went to pull into traffic when a vehicle passed her and she made contact with a second vehicle which then made contact with a parked car. The officer assisted in the exchange of information between operators and all parties were advised to contact their insurance companies and file a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report. The first motor vehicle was towed from the scene.
An officer received an abandoned bicycle from the Brookline Highway Department. It was retrieved from Davis Avenue and was tagged with a notice of removal on 5/19. The bicycle has been placed into bulk evidence.

7/9/2017

9:46 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on South Street for a B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that her purse was taken from her car some time overnight. She stated she had returned home at approximately 12:25 a.m. and went to retrieve her purse from her vehicle. She found the passenger door ajar and found the purse to be missing. The vehicle was parked in a driveway and the party states she thought she locked the car, but there were no obvious signs of a break. The vehicle was processed.  

5:40 p.m.: Officers observed a vehicle parked in a bike lane on Beacon Street. A query of the vehicle’s registration revealed it did not have a valid inspection sticker. A vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Carlton Street and Ivy Street. During the stop, the passenger of the vehicle was found to have two default warrants. He was placed under arrest for the warrants and issued a citation for No Seatbelt. The operator of the vehicle was also issued a citation for Failing to Submit MV for Inspection.

9:30 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the intersection of Washington Street and Salisbury Road for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle property damage accident. Upon arrival, the victim stated she had been travelling on Washington Street approaching the intersection at Salisbury Road and stopped for a pedestrian when she was rear ended. The other vehicle then fled from the scene, but the pedestrian was able to obtain a license plate number and description of the driver. A query of the license plate revealed the identity of the owner and she was mailed a citation for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and following too closely.

7/10/2017

2:59 a.m.: Officers responded to the intersection of Beacon Street and Carlton Street for a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, the operator stated he was travelling south on Carlton Street when he got a flat tire and lost control of his vehicle. As a result, he travelled onto the sidewalk and struck a Town of Brookline No Parking Sign. The sign was knocked down and the vehicle sustained minor damage to the front bumper. The damage was photographed and the operator was sent on his way.

7:28 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Boylston Street for a hit and run accident. The reporting party stated at approximately 7:10 a.m. he was pulled over at an address on Boylston Street for a garbage pickup when he opened his door to get out of the truck and the door was struck by the mirror of another vehicle. He stated the driver pulled over to adjust her mirror and he believed she would approach him to discuss the incident, but drove off. A motor vehicle crash report was filed and the victim contacted his supervisor.

9:00 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Stetson Street for a past B&E of two motor vehicles. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated both of his vehicles were broken into. The vehicles were parked in the driveway on 7/9 at approximately 11:30 p.m. He believed one of the vehicles had been locked, but when he returned to his vehicle at approximately 9:00 a.m. he observed the driver side door to be slightly ajar and the contents of the glove compartment and center console were on the passenger seat. The second vehicle had been moved to the street and the reporting party stated the vehicle had been left unlocked and appeared to be rummaged through. The only items stolen were coins. An envelope from one of the vehicles was submitted into evidence.

9:45 a.m.: A party turned in two bullets he located at an address on Freeman Street at approximately 8:00 and 11:55 p.m. the previous evening. He informed the property manager and the ammunition has been placed into evidence.

9:46 p.m.: Officers responded to an address on Dwight Street for a past B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim stated at approximately 9:30 a.m. he noticed the passenger door to his vehicle was ajar and his vehicle appeared to be rummaged through. He found several items were missing and contacted the police. He reported he last observed the vehicle around 11:30 p.m. the previous evening and that it was left unlocked. He has a camera that faces his parking spot and was able to retrieve footage of two males entering the vehicle.

10:11 p.m.: Officers responded to an address on Browne Street for a past B&E of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated at approximately 10:00 a.m. she returned to her vehicle and noticed it had been rummaged through. She stated the vehicle was unlocked and some cash was missing. The vehicle had been parked the previous evening at approximately 11:00 p.m.
A citizen reported his car had been broken into overnight. He stated that he parked his vehicle in the rear of an address on Babcock Street at approximately 10:00 p.m. on 7/9. When he returned to the vehicle the next morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., he found the visors had been moved down and the glove box was opened. At the time, nothing has been reported stolen or missing. He stated he locked the vehicle, but when he started the car the next morning, the door ajar light and alarm were on.

5:33 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Babcock Street for a past B&E of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated she had locked her vehicle when she parked it the previous evening at 6:00 p.m., but had left her windows open 1-2 inches. The next day at approximately 8:00 a.m. when she returned to the vehicle she found her things had been rummaged through and the doors were unlocked. A GPS had been taken. The victim pointed out a handprint to officers that had not been on the vehicle the previous day and the vehicle was processed. While on scene, officers located another vehicle that appeared to be rummaged through. The owner was located and he explained that he had parked the vehicle sometime in the afternoon on 7/9 and had not returned to it. The vehicle was found unlocked and he stated he believed he locked the vehicle, but may have accidentally unlocked it. The vehicle was processed and the party does not believe anything was taken from the car.
A citizen reported she was a victim of internet fraud involving her bank accounts. The victim received an email about her account from her bank and upon contacting them found someone had withdrawn all her money in her checking and savings accounts on 7/4 and 7/5. She stated she did not authorize these transfers. She is currently working with her bank to correct the incident and was advised to contact the credit bureaus and FTC Identity Theft Web Page.

7:05 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Aspinwall Avenue for a past larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated he had placed his bicycle in a bike rack unlocked at approximately 3:00 p.m. and when he returned at approximately 7:00 p.m. the bicycle was gone. The officer then spoke to an employee at the address who stated he would provide video surveillance footage or photos pertaining to the case. The reporting party was given a courtesy transport to his residence.