Note: The following information is based on an initial review of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported to us. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, reporting of juveniles, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports.

Friday, June 23, 2017

6/22/2017

6/22/2017

1:13 am: Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street in the area of Washington Square for the report of a possibly intoxicated motorist. Officers located and approached the vehicle parked on Beacon Street. Officers observed the subjects words to be slurred, his eyes were glassy, and his breath smelled of liquor. The individual agreed to perform a series of field sobriety tests. From the field sobriety tests officers believed the subject to be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor and he was placed under arrest. He was issued a Massachusetts Uniform Citation and officers applied for an Application of Criminal Complaint for the Town of Brookline By-Law Article VII, Sect 3: Impeding the Free Flow of Traffic and Operating a MV Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor.

7:20 am: Officers were dispatched to an address on Beacon Street to assist with a basement fire. Upon arrival the fire department had extinguished the fire and was assisting in venting the building. The reporting party explained that she had noticed an odor of burning rubber in the bedrooms of her apartment. She contacted the building superintendent and then called 911. The building superintendent discovered the source of the odor in the basement where he was met with a thick green smoke and no visibility. At this point the Fire Department arrived. The fire was contained to a single dryer with no visible building damage beyond the laundry room. The cause of the fire appeared to be a memory foam pillow. The building was deemed safe and control of the building was transferred back to the building construction supervisor who was made aware of all information regarding the fire including any damage during the initial investigation.

9:30 am: Officers responded to an address on Walnut Street for a B&E&L report. The victim stated his vehicle had been parked on Walnut Street from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on 6/21. He stated it was locked when he left it and when he returned to it, but found that someone had stolen a metal lock box containing a firearm from the floor of the back seat. The box is secured by a padlock. No other items in the vehicle were disturbed. The victim explained that he did not notice the weapon was missing until 8:00 am on 6/22. There were no signs of forced entry on the vehicle and no signs that anyone had been in the vehicle. Detectives will be following up on the case.


1:30 am: An officer was informed that the archway of a parking lot off of Harvard Street was tagged with white spray paint. The reporting party stated he noticed the graffiti on 6/16 at approximately 3:30 pm. The Community Service Division of the police department was notified in an attempt to identify the tagger.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6/21/2017

6/21/2017

12:45 pm: Officers were dispatched Coolidge Corner for a shoplifter who had just left a business on Harvard Street. An officer noticed a female matching the description of the subject and approached her advising her on why he was present. Although the subject denied that she had stolen property in her possession, various clothing items with their retail price tags were found in her bags and a sale receipt was not present. While this officer spoke to the subject, another officer spoke to a store employee. She explained that the subject had entered the store at approximately 12:10 pm. The employee observed the subject conceal various items in her bag. As the subject went to leave, the employee attempted to approach her, but she exited the store. This employee then participated in a Show-Up Identification during which she identified the individual officers were speaking with as the shoplifter. The subject was placed under arrest for Larceny of $250.00, Furnishing False Name during the Booking Process, and for a warrant. The subject was also charged later with Possession of a Class B Drug. The items that were in her possession and a DVD of the security tape from the business have been placed into evidence.

4:40 pm: Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street for a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that at approximately 9:30 am he encountered a woman in his home. When questioned she stated that she was there doing an appraisal for a bank. The resident explained he did not do business with the bank she mentioned or know about an appraisal that was being done on his home. The woman stated she may have been mistaken, would delete the pictures she had, and left. The reporting party stated he was getting renovations done to his home, so he thought he might need an appraisal and did not contacted police earlier. Due to the renovations, his home is occupied by construction workers who may have let the woman in. He continued to say that she may have walked into the wrong home as several homes on the street are or sale or being remodeled. He stated he was unable to get any information from the bank about appraisals when contacted. He reported no items of value missing.

5:25 pm: An individual reported to the front desk of the police station that she was a victim of credit card fraud. She stated that she noticed a strange charge on her online bank statement and called her bank to cancel it immediately. She also received an email from the company from which the purchase was made. She noticed the billing address in the email contained her stolen information, but was in a different name and had a different address in Georgia. The individual looked up the name and address and confirmed that the subject owned property at that address. Detective follow-up was requested to try to locate the perpetrator of the fraudulent charges.


7:12 pm: Officers were dispatched to an address on Westbourne Terrace to take a report for the theft of a bicycle. The reporting party stated she had last checked her bicycle on 6/17 when it was locked to a school crossing sign. When she returned on 6/21 the bicycle was missing. She called the station to see if it had been removed by police, but a bicycle matching its description was not in the department database.

1:36 pm: An officer was dispatched to Washington Street/Goodwin Place for a report of an abandoned bicycle. The bicycle was located in the bushes and the serial number was checked in the CIJIS database. It was not found on file and was placed into evidence for safekeeping.  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6/20/2017

6/20/2017

8:43 am: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Dispatch confirmed that one of the vehicles left the scene and headed north on Harvard Street toward Coolidge Corner. Upon arrival, the operator of the second vehicle stated he was stopped in traffic when he was struck from behind by the other driver. He stated he got out of his vehicle to exchange paperwork, but when he pulled over to the side of the road the other driver left heading north. His vehicle suffered minor damage to the left rear tail light. A witness also spoke to officers and described the incident. The operator who fled the scene was mailed a Massachusetts Uniform Citation for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and will be summonsed to court.

10:23 am: While conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Cypress Street and Harvard Street, an officer observed a vehicle travelling north on Cypress Street and take a left on Harvard Street. A query of the registration came back with a possible warrant for the owner. A traffic stop was conducted during which the operator confirmed he was the registered owner. Dispatch confirmed multiple warrants and the subject was placed under arrest. He was also issued citations for Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Revoked Registration.

10:56 am: Officers were dispatched to an address on Shaw Road for a larceny report. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that some items were missing from her jewelry box. She explained that on March 24th or 25th, she had removed rings and placed them in a jewelry box she then placed in her dresser. She did not return to the box until 6/20 when she noticed a ring and other jewelry were missing. She did not notice any signs of a break and the only people with access to her house are her husband, mother, cleaning lady, and boss. Officers attempted to contact the cleaning service and left a voicemail. Detective follow up has been requested.


1:10 pm: Officers responded to an address on Perry Street for a report of fraud. The reporting party stated that he noticed several unauthorized transactions on his credit card. He spoke with a company representative and had been advised to file a report. The party was advised by officers to run a credit check to ensure that no other credit cards were opened in his name and he was also provided with the fraud victim hotline number to contact. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6/19/17

6-19-2017

On Monday June 19, Officers responded to an address on Beacon St on a report of missing keys and a phone.  The reporting party was unwilling to provide enough details for the Officers to move forward. The reporting party was advised.

On 6/19/2017 Officers responded to an address on Glen Rd for a report of a suspicious person.  While en route Brookline Dispatch relayed that the caller stated a male, black hair, 5'10 was in the callers shed and then went behind his neighbor's house. When officers arrived they could hear what sounded like metal hitting against metal and saw a door open to the basement. At this time an individual matching the caller's description, exited the basement with a large white plastic bag in his hand.  After further investigation the subject was placed under arrest and charged with 2 counts : 266:18A B&E Day int Felony. And 1 Count 266:127B Malicious Destruction of $250 for the fence.

On Monday 06-19-17 at 0955 hours an officer initiated a Lost Property report relating to a white iPhone 6 for a party who came to the front desk of Police Headquarters.  The phone is a workplace phone and they requested that she make a report, she came to Brookline PD to make the report because she feels that she lost it last night while dining at a restaurant on Beacon Street.

On Monday June 19, 2017, Officers responded to the Brookline Police front desk for a report of Identity Fraud. The victim was notified by the Brookline Post Office that he had a package that he needed to pick up and believed this to be strange because he gets his mail sent to his home and has never put a stop on any mail before. The victim was told by the Post Office that someone had put a hold on his mail, and it appears that someone had taken out a credit card and made a large cash transfer under his identity . A follow-up will be conducted by the Detective Division.

On 6-19-2017 Officers responded to a traffic crash on Lagrange St. After an investigation it was determined that one of the operators had fallen asleep and crossed the center line, causing the accident. All parties were transported to the hospital and vehicles were towed.

On Monday 06-19-2017 Officers responded to an address on Pleasant St. to take a report for bicycles that were stolen from a bike rack near the sidewalk. Video surveillance is pending and a report was filed.

On June 19, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street, for a report of a fire. Brookline Fire Department arrived and made entry into the basement and observed a light smoke condition and found the source coming from the air handling unit. In the process of checking for extension, the Firefighter's from Engine 5 forced entry into a locked basement door for the store. The owner of the store arrived on scene and was informed of the damage to the basement door. The fire was contained to the air handling unit and had been extinguished by BFD.

On June 19, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Greenough St for a report of an attempted breaking and entering.  Officers located a partially opened window with its screen popped open and shattered glass.  The building janitor reported hearing a loud bang and then seeing 2 subjects in the back corner of the court yard. After an investigation 2 subjects were arrested and charged with the following 274:6A Attempted Breaking and Entering Intent To  Commit A Felony, 266:49 Possession Burglarious Tools , 266:60A Receiving Stolen Property Under $250.00.


Monday, June 19, 2017

6/16 - 6/18

6/16/17
3:35 am: Officers on patrol preformed a query on a vehicle that had been parked in the same spot since 6/12/17 on Beacon St. It was discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Boston on 6/12/17. Boston Police were notified of the recovery and the vehicle was towed away. Boston Police advised they would be making the recovery notification.

9:00 am: An officer at Brookline High School was notified that two laptops were taken sometime within the last twenty four hours. One teacher stated she put her laptop in her desk at 3:30 pm on 6/15/17 and returned on 6/16/17 to find it gone. The second laptop was put in a desk at 3:45 pm on 6/15/17 and also missing the morning of 6/16/17. Another teacher reported her laptop went missing from the building on 5/31/17. Some cash was also missing from a teacher’s desk.

11:30 am: An officer responded to Brookline High School regarding a theft. The reporting party stated that the digital cameras used for her class that are in a locked locker were missing. This was the second camera to go missing.

4:19 pm: An officer responded to a car rental company on Commonwealth Ave for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The stolen vehicle was described as a black SUV. The reporting party stated an employee was washing the SUV in the parking lot and stepped away from the car for a brief moment. When he returned to the car, a male, assumed to be a customer, was sitting in the driver’s seat. After the employee approached him and the two spoke briefly, the unidentified male pulled out of the parking space and hit a yellow pole causing minor damage to the front right side of the vehicle. The car then fled onto Commonwealth Ave. The suspect was described as a middle-aged, dark skinned male, 5'9", medium build, wearing a navy blue baseball hat, black sun glasses, a dark sleeveless tank top and dark colored shorts. The suspect also had a slight, possibly Spanish, accent.

6/17/17
9:31 am: An officer responded to Babcock St. for a town property damage crash. A delivery truck was backing out of an alleyway with his vision obstructed and struck a town light pole with his right rear bumper, causing the pole to crack above the base and bend toward the roadway. There was no discernable damage to truck bumper and no injuries.

6:00 pm: An officer responded to Regent Circle on a report of fraudulent credit card use. The victim stated she received an alert detailing several credit card charges. After realizing she didn’t make such purchases, she discovered that she lost her wallet. The reporting party stated she was in a clothing store at around 3:00 pm and must’ve lost her wallet while in the store. She was advised to terminate her credit card account and monitor her personal information through credit card bureaus.

6/18/17
11:55 am: An officer on traffic duty at a church on Linden Place. The officer observed a Tall black male wearing a blue hospital scrub top, a black hat, and black pants with a large suite case. A minute later, dispatch gave out a report of a shoplifter from a store, with the description matching the male the officer had just spotted. The officer joined two other officers who were questioning the suspect. When looking through the suitcase, the officers observed that the items matched the description of the items taken from the store. A store employee stated he seen the suspect put several items in his suitcase and attempt to leave the store before being he confronted the suspect. The suspect denied the theft and left. Based on the footage from a security camera, the man officers spoke was confirmed as the suspect and was placed under arrest.

8:06 pm:  An officer responded to a store on Commonwealth Ave for a report of shoplifting.

The manager stated he saw the male enter the store at around 8:00 pm with a flat, empty draw string backpack and when he attempting to exit the bag looked full. The manager confronted the male party at the front of the store and asked him to return the items. The male party exited the store on a bike. The suspect is described as a white male, thin, 50's, wearing a gray hat, black jump suit, and a black drawstring bag while riding a black bike. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

6/15/2017

6/15/2017

11:59 am: Officers were dispatched to an address on Hammond Street for a report of a larceny of a toolbox. The victim stated he left his toolbox behind his vehicle at approximately 9:30 am in the lot of the address on Hammond Street. At approximately 10:00 am, he noticed the toolbox was missing. The party stated he did notice a white truck in the parking lot near his vehicle. He explained that he did not note any suspicious activity in the parking lot while he was by his vehicle.

5:26 pm: While on routine patrol on Harvard Street, a query of a vehicle travelling south on Harvard Street revealed the registered owner to have an expired/non-renewable driver’s license. Officers visually confirmed the operator of the vehicle was the registered owner and a traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Harvard and Auburn Street. The operator stated he was the registered owner and supplied his license. Brookline Dispatch confirmed the registration to be active/non-renewable and the license to be expired/non-renewable. The subject was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Expired License and escorted back to the station where he was later booked and advised of his rights. His vehicle was turned over to a friend with his permission.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

6/14/17

12:32 am:  An officer responded to a theft report at a gym on Commonwealth Ave. The reporting party stated that he came to the gym at approximately 10:30 pm on 6/13/17 and placed his wallet in a locker. When he returned to the locker, his wallet was gone. The wallet is described as as a small brown leather card wallet.  The wallet contained a driver’s license, 2 credit cards, a debit card, a Charlie Card, and a Wentworth student ID card. The reporting party stated he saw a man with a white baseball hat that looked suspicious. Two of his cards were found in nearby trash cans.

9:00 am: An officer responded to Boylston St. and Randolph Rd. for a two vehicle traffic crash. One operator stated he stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk when the car behind him crashed into him. The second operator stated that she seen the first vehicle stop for a pedestrian but she could not stop in time, crashing into the vehicle. The second operator was unable to provide a license due to being from out of the country. She was issued a citation for operating without a license and for following too closely. Both vehicles were towed away.

9:12 am - An officer at the front desk was approached by a subject to report that his daughter's bicycle was stolen on 6/12/17.  The reporting party stated the bike was noticed to be missing at 9:30 pm. Officers were in the area for a stolen bike incident, the suspects being 3 dark skinned males in tank top and shorts. The reporting was unsure if the stolen bike in that incident was his daughter’s.

10:33 am: Officers responded to Hackensack Rd. for a reported motor vehicle accident. The reporting party stated that at approximately 8:00 am, A Boston EMS Ambulance operator was travelling on Hackensack Rd. While attempting to move right so that another vehicle could pass, she made contact with a parked motor vehicle. The ambulance suffered minimal damage to the left side. The parked car suffered damage to the driver side mirror and front quarter panel. Both parties exchanged information prior to the officer’s arrival.  Both cars were drivable.

5:25 pm: An officer responded to Boylston St for a report of a 2 car motor vehicle accident.  A State Trooper was on scene stated that the first vehicle was traveling Eastbound on Boylston St. when he came to a stop due to traffic backed up from the Tully St intersection.  A few seconds later the second vehicle struck the first vehicle from behind. The impact caused moderate to severe damage to both vehicles making them inoperable. Both vehicles were towed away and there were no injuries reported.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6/13/2017

6/13/2017

4:55 am: Officers responded to an address on Babcock Street for an unknown disturbance. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that it sounded like someone was banging on the walls and doors in the apartment below her. Officers went to investigate and eventually were let into an apartment on the second floor where they made contact with two people locked inside a bedroom. Neither could open the door and with their consent officers were able to force the door open. It appeared that the door swelled due to the heat and it became jammed. After speaking to both parties, it was found the commotion was caused by their efforts to free themselves.

8:56 am: Officers were dispatched to an address on Auburn Street for a report of vandalism. The reporting party stated that some of her vehicle accessories including rain guards and emblems had been removed/stolen from her car. She believed this could have occurred between 6/11 and 6/12.

11:20 am: Officers arrested an individual on the corner of Gordon Street and Commonwealth Avenue. A warrant had been issued for the subject’s arrest in regards to an incident on 6/9/2017 in which he was charged for shoplifting. When detectives located him and other units arrived, the warrant was confirmed and the subject was made aware of the arrest warrant. He was placed into custody without incident. A capped hypodermic needle was located and removed from the subject’s pocket and he was transported for booking.

5:04 pm: An individual reported that her rings had been stolen. She stated that on 6/12 she had gone to a gym on Boylston Street and had locked her belongings in a locker. A few hours later, she retrieved her belongings from her locker and left. Soon after, she realized she left her two rings in the now unlocked locker. She returned to the gym, but when she arrived the rings were not there. The gym staff was notified on the incident and the reporting party was unaware of if the gym had video surveillance.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6/12/17

0105hrs - An officer on patrol in an area of Beacon Street observed a pedestrian crosswalk detector/signal lying on the sidewalk with electrical wires exposed. The DPW was notified and responded to the location. Traffic cones were placed around the fallen detector/signal to temporarily resolve the problem.

0819hrs – An officer responded to Commonwealth Ave for suspicious activity. The reporting party stated he noticed a purse and a few items on the ground behind a vehicle in the rear lot. A surveillance video showed that at approximately 0539hrs on 6/12/17, a white male possibly 30-40 years old wearing gray shorts and a baseball hat with black shoes and a red back pack walked through alley and placed 2 empty boxes, a black purse, and a passport on the ground. Detectives are following up on the suspicious activity.

1100hrs – An officer observed a motor vehicle accident on Beacon Street. A blue freight company truck was traveling past a construction site when it came into contact with the extended arm of the aerial lift.  No injuries occurred but, the truck sustained damage to the right front corner of the box portion.

1147hrs – An officer responded to Newton Street at LaGrange Street for a report of a traffic crash with no injuries. One of the operators stated he was exiting the traffic circle when another vehicle entered the traffic circle resulting in a crash. The second operator stated that he was entering the traffic circle and did not yield prior to entering. Vehicle 1 sustained major damage to the right side. Vehicle 2 sustained major damage to the front left and front right corners. Both vehicles were moved to the side to await towing services. Operator 2 was issued a citation for Failure to Yield to a motor vehicle in a Rotary.


1729hrs – An officer responded to Walnut St for a report of a bicycle that was stolen from the pool on Tappan St. The reporting party stated that his son left his Black bicycle in the bicycle rack at approximately 0800 hours. When he returned at approximately 1500 hours, the bicycle was gone. The bicycle has a welded seat and a silver bell on the left handle bar.

Monday, June 12, 2017

6/9 - 6/11

6/9/2017
On 6/8/2017 the Brookline Animal Control Unit received a call from a LaGrange Street resident that her neighbor was running a doggy daycare and boarding business.  To have more than four dogs on a property one must obtain a Kennel License from the Board of Health Department. The resident does not have a Kennel License. A visit was conducted to the address on LaGrange Street, but no violations were found. On 6/9/2017 at approximately 10:55 am, an officer and inspector from the Health Department returned to the residence to find five dogs. No one appeared to be home, but a picture was taken and the subject was issued a By Law Citation for a Kennel License Violation.
10:50 am: Officers were dispatched to Cypress Street for a report of a past B&E of a motor vehicle and the larceny of a laptop. The victim had left his vehicle in his driveway the previous evening and when he returned to it the following morning his laptop was missing from his briefcase. There are no known cameras in the area and the individual left with the vehicle before it could be processed by detectives.
2:37 am: Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street for a reported shoplifting. An employee from Loss Prevention stated that she observed the subject take several items and place them in his bag and put on unpurchased clothing. When he attempted to leave the store, the employee approached him and fled on foot. Surveillance footage was reviewed and the individual was identified. This video along with a printed receipt of the stolen items were submitted to evidence. An arrest warrant for Shoplifting was requested.
6:02 pm: Officers responded to an address on John Street for a found property report. The reporting party explained he had found a wallet on Beacon Street on 6/5 or 6/6. The wallet contained a license and Brookline Police Dispatch attempted to reach the owner, a Sharon resident, but he did not answer. The wallet was placed into evidence for safekeeping and the Sharon Police Department was contacted.
6:08 pm: Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Washington and Beacon Street for a two car motor vehicle accident. One vehicle was found to vehicle had right front bumper, fender, and wheel damage while the other was found to have damage to the left front bumper. Both drivers stated they were not injured. The driver of the first vehicle stated he had been travelling north on Washington Street when he was struck by a vehicle exiting a driveway. The driver of the second vehicle stated that while she was exiting her driveway and stopped, she observed a vehicle run a red light and crashed into her vehicle. The driver of the first vehicle was found to not have a license and was issued a citation for Operating a Motor vehicle Without a License. His vehicle was towed. The driver of the second vehicle received a citation for Failing to Yield to oncoming traffic while exiting or emerging from a driveway.
 6:20 pm: An officer was flagged down by a citizen who stated that there was a motor vehicle accident on Washington Street. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the first operator who stated she was moving over to the right side of the road to let a firetruck pass. She then entered traffic and came into contact with a vehicle travelling north on Washington and then a parked vehicle. The operator that had been travelling north on Washington Street stated that the first operator was leaving a parking spot when the vehicle made contact with her vehicle. All vehicles were released to their registered owners.

6/10/2017
2:00 am: While conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Amory and Freeman Street, an officer observed a driver operating an Uber fail to stop at a stop sign. A traffic stop was conducted during which the driver provided valid registration and a Brazilian license and passport. Due to the date of the visa in the passport, the driver’s right to operate with his license had expired and he does not have a United States driver’s license. He was informed as to why he could not operate a motor vehicle and he contacted his friend to take possession of his vehicle. He was issued citations for Failure to Stop and Not Duly Licensed.
8:46 am: An officer was dispatched to Colchester Street for a report of a past B&E of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the reporting party explained that on 6/7 he had parked his vehicle in his driveway and left it unlocked. On 6/10 the reporting party returned to his vehicle and noticed the covering of the vehicle’s radio and maps that had been in the driver’s side door were missing. The previous day, maps had been seen on a neighbor’s lawn and these were found to belong to the reporting party. Upon inquiry, it was found that the property does not have cameras. Due to the passage of time, evidence being exposed to weather, and the vehicle being handled by the owner, the vehicle was determined not viable for processing.
1:33 pm: A case of credit card fraud was reported to the Brookline Police Department. The reporting party stated she noticed multiple fraudulent charges on her credit card in two countries. She had immediately contacted her bank and cancelled the account. She was advised to contact all major credit bureaus to report the fraudulent activity on her account.
4:22 pm: A resident came into the station to report that some of his prescription medication was missing. He stated that the medication was in his bedroom and took the medication. He explained multiple people had been in his home in the past few weeks and the room is normally unsecured.
7:12 pm: When dispatched to a fire alarm, an officer got into her cruiser, backed up, and bumped into an unoccupied motorcycle that had been behind the cruiser. The officer left her cruiser and found the bike was still standing and only looked to be closer to the ground. Some damage to the right side bumper of the cruiser was observed as well. A passerby who witnessed the accident called to the owner who came back to the scene. After assessing the damage, he stated that the kickstand may be bent, but there was no other damage to the bike. The owner was cooperative and the two entered the station to exchange information. The owner of the motorcycle was advised on how to contact his insurance company and file a report online.
11:42 pm: Officers responded to an address on Crowninshield Rd for a residential alarm. A neighbor who had been walking by the residence had heard the alarm and contacted dispatch. The alarm company had called as well. The neighbor stated it looked like no one was home and he may have seen what was a flashlight in the backyard. Officers observed a small fist sized hole in a pane of window glass adjacent to the front door. The homeowners were unable to be contacted. From the outside it did not look like entry into the residence was made. Surveillance cameras were observed on the outside of a neighboring house. Officers did not observe any suspicious activity in the area.

6/11/2017
1:05 am: A party reported a case of fraud and a phone scam to the front lobby of the police station. The reporting party, an Uber driver, stated he received a call from a number claiming to be an Uber manager informing him he would be receiving a bonus. He was told to complete a series of steps and the individual did so. He stated that a short while later he noticed money was missing from his Uber account, was not transferred to his bank account, and he did not receive a bonus. The reporting party was advised to contact Uber and his bank to inform them his account may be compromised. He was also advised to contact major credit card bureaus to report fraudulent charges on his account.
9:37 am: An individual provided a wallet to the front desk of the police station. He stated he had found the wallet on Harvard Street. The wallet contained an ID, but the owner could not be contacted. The wallet was placed into evidence for safe keeping.
5:18 pm:  Officers responded to a radio call for a Hit and Run Accident in a parking lot on Harvard Street. Upon arrival, the driver stated she was properly parked in a designated parking spot when she felt her vehicle shake. She saw she had been hit by another vehicle and got out of her vehicle expecting the other operator to stop and exchange information, but instead they fled the scene. Officers observed damage to the rear right side bumper of the vehicle. A follow-up investigation has been requested to see if there is any security surveillance footage of the accident or suspect vehicle.
6:30 pm: An officer was dispatched to an address on Goodard Ave for a graffiti complaint. Graffiti was observed on the driveway’s front wooden gate and the front screen door and interior wooden door of the victim’s guest house. The guesthouse was occupied at the time and the individual stated she believed the incident took place over night on 6/7 to 6/8. The resident does not have any form of security surveillance on his property.
10:17 pm: Officers responded to an address on Perry Street for a disturbance. Officers arrived on scene and observed two male parties yelling in assaultive tones. One of the individuals resisted police orders, continued to yell and was eventually placed in handcuffs. He continued to yell and was placed in the cruiser and checked for injuries. Others who were present at the event explained that the individual had been drinking and had become agitated. The two parties then began arguing and it moved from indoors to outside. One of the parties involved stated things did not become physical. The resistant party was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.


Friday, June 9, 2017

6/8/2107

6/8/2017

3:22 pm: Officers responded to a call for a shoplifter at a business on Commonwealth Avenue. Upon arrival, the suspect was still in the store and was identified to police by the store’s supervisor. At first, the subject denied shoplifting, but was then found to have unpaid merchandise on his person. This merchandise was returned to the store’s employee. The subject was also observed taking items and concealing them in his backpack and pockets on security footage. He was arrested and charged with shoplifting. The store employee stated he would prepare a CD of the surveillance footage for evidence.

3:45 pm: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for the report of a past larceny of a cell phone. The reporting party stated that he had been at an address on Washington Street. While he was working on his laptop, his phone was charging behind him out of his sight. He stated that between 3:30 and 3:40 pm that the phone was missing from the location. The case of the phone also contained credit and debit cards, a license, and other miscellaneous papers. The reporting party was advised to cancel the stolen cards, monitor his accounts for fraudulent activity, and remote swipe the stolen cell phone. It is unknown if the area is under security video surveillance.


8:06 pm: An officer was dispatched to an address on Francis Street for a past larceny of a wallet and cell phone. Two individuals had property stolen from them at a picnic /outing being hosted at the location. Both items had been placed on benches near basketball courts and when the respectful owners returned to their locations they were missing. The owner of the wallet was advised to cancel his missing credit cards and the owner of the phone was advised to remote wipe the data from the phone. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the property.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

6/7/2017

6/7/2017


5:02 pm: An individual reported graffiti on several buildings in the area of Andem Place and Washington St. He stated the graffiti began about 8 months ago and the latest occurred last week. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

6-07-2017

6-5-2017

On June 5th, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Village Way for a report of a missing child. After investigating the child was located with a family member and the report was cancelled.

6-06-2017

On 06/06/2017, the Brookline Police Warrant Unit as well as members of the States Fugitive Unit responded to an address on Foxcroft St in Lawrence to attempt to serve several warrants. The subject was located in his residence and was placed under arrest without incident.

On 6/5/2017, Officers received a call from a citizen who wanted to report being bitten by a dog in the Atherton Rd. area of Brookline.  Brookline Animal Control will be conducting an investigation.

On June 6, 2017 Officers responded to the lobby of the Police Station for a report of harassment. After an investigation one subject will be summonsed into Brookline Court for Annoying or Obscene Electronic Communication (269:14A).

On 6/6/2017, a citizen contacted the Brookline Police Animal Control Unit, to report a past dog bite incident. The incident was alleged to have occurred on 5/27/2017 on Babcock St. The report is being investigated.

On Tuesday 06-06-2017 Officers responded to an address on  Babcock St. to take a fraud report. The victim explained that their Bank account information had been compromised. A report was filed.

On 6-6-17 Officers took a report for a motor vehicle crash involving  a Brookline Park Department vehicle and a parked vehicle. Minor damage and no injuries reported.

On Tuesday 06-06-2017 Officers responded to an address on Thorndike St. to take a bicycle theft report. The victim had surveillance footage of the bicycle being stolen. The subject in the video is a male of unknown age wearing   a sweat suit with two vertical stripes down the legs.   The bicycle is described as being a neon green/yellow Specialized "Hardrock V”.

On Tuesday 06-06-2017 while directing pedestrian traffic on St. Paul St, Officers encountered a MV that was travelling at a high rate of speed. After stopping the vehicle the officer spoke with the driver and directed the driver to pull the vehicle to the side of the road. The driver agreed but then took off from the Officer passing several cars on the right by travelling northbound in the bike lane, then cutting left across traffic in an easterly direction down Stearns Rd. The Officer notified dispatch and surrounding units to be on the lookout for the vehicle.  The registration of the vehicle comes back to a rental company. A follow-up will be conducted in an attempt to locate the driver.

On Tuesday June 6, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Lancaster Terrace for a traffic crash. The driver reported that there was a tree branch in the roadway, and when she swerved to avoid driving over it she lost control of the vehicle and hit a parked car. No one was injured, the owner of the parked car was notified, and one vehicle was towed.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

6/5/17

6/5/17 - An officer at the front desk was approached by a subject to report a theft of Brookline Youth Baseball League property. The reporting party stated 4 American Flag Buntings were stolen from a fence at Warren Baseball Field. The theft took place sometime between 6/3/17 at 1900hrs and 6/4/17 at 0930hrs.


6/5/17 – An officer responded to Beacon St for a two car accident. Upon arrival officers determined that no one was injured but, there was significant damage to both vehicles. The first vehicle was travelling on Beacon St. with the second vehicle not far behind. Vehicle 1 was stopped in traffic and vehicle 2 made contact with it. The operator of Vehicle 2 was issued a citation for following too closely.

Monday, June 5, 2017

6/2 to 6/4

6/2/17 – An officer responded to Hawes St for a Larceny report. The reporting party stated that a package was delivered to his residence on 5/31/17 at 1300hrs. Upon retrieving the package he noticed that the package had been opened and all items inside were taken.

6/2/17 – An officer responded to Clinton Rd. at Cotswold Rd. for a two car motor vehicle crash.  A vehicle was traveling on Clinton Rd when a second vehicle was making a left turn from Cotswold Rd crashed into vehicle it. Neither operator was injured in the crash. The operator of the second vehicle was cited for a stop sign violation.

6/2/17 – An officer responded to Hawes St on a Larceny report. The reporting party stated that two packages were supposed to be delivered on 5/31/17 at 1300hrs. An alert from the delivery service stated the packages were delivered however; the reporting party didn’t receive them. This is the second report of package larceny on this street.

6/2/17 – An officer at the front desk on a Larceny report. The reporting party stated that on 5/30/17 three sprinkler timers and four extension hoses were stolen from the condo building she works for.

6/2/17 – An officer at the front desk was approached for a report of a past motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The reporting party stated on 6/1/17 between 1455 and 1500 hours he was attempting to cross the street at Vernon St. and Marion St. when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver stopped to see if he was alright and once confirmed, they both went on their way. Injuries from the accident resulted in the victim reporting the accident. The driver is described as a white female, approximately 60-65 years old, with a slender build and glasses and was last seen on Marion St.

6/2/17 – An officer responded to a store on Harvard Street for a past shoplifting. The reporting party stated that a woman came into the store at approximately 1650 hours and began looking through the clothing rack. The employee thought the customer was acting suspicious and checked the store security surveillance cameras and discovered she put several items into a shopping bag that she was carrying. The security video surveillance depicts the suspect as a black female in her 40's, heavy build, and approximately 5'07" to 5'10" tall, with shoulder length black curly hair. She was wearing a black and white tank top with a long black sweater and black pants.

6/3/2017 – An officer found a navy blue wallet in the Babcock St. Lot. The wallet contained credit cards, gift cards, a Charlie card, and some cash. Attempts to get contact information for the owner were made but were unsuccessful.

6/3/17 – An officer responded to Summit Avenue for a report of a package theft. The reporting party stated that he received E-mail confirmation that his package was delivered to his apartment building at 1546 hours. He arrived home at 1630 hours to find the package was ripped opened and the contents were missing.

6/4/17 – An officer responded to Westbourne Terrace for an unattended backpack at a school playground. The officer observed a grey backpack containing a red binder and several loose papers.


6/4/17 - An officer at the front desk was approached by a subject who came to return a cell phone they found outside the Beacon Athletic Club on Washington St. Attempts to find the owner were made but were unsuccessful. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

5/31-6/1/2017

5/31/2017

8:04 pm: An officer was dispatched to Beacon Street at Williston Road for a two car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival both drivers stated they were not injured. The driver of the first vehicle provided his license and registration. He stated that he had stopped for a red traffic signal on Beacon Street when a motor vehicle behind him collided with his motor vehicle. Minor damage and scratches to the vehicle’s rear bumper were observed. The second driver stated he did not have his license or registration with him, but provided the officer with a picture of his license on his phone. He explained he was travelling behind the first vehicle and as the car came to a stop he applied his brakes, but his brakes gave out and he collided with the motor vehicle in front of him. The officer observed minor damage to the front bumper of this driver’s car. The driver of the second vehicle was found to have a suspended license and a revoked registration status.  He was issued a citation for Operating After License Suspension, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Following Too Closely. The driver was informed his vehicle would be towed due to having revoked insurance and he would be summonsed to court for the traffic offenses. The driver of the first motor vehicle was provided an accident data form with the other driver’s information.

6/1/2017        

7:38 am: Officers responded to Brookline Place for a larceny report. A construction employee explained that new concrete floors were being attached to a garage. Welding equipment had been left at the construction site the previous evening. When the employee returned this morning, he noticed copper wire welding leads were missing from the site. It was stated that only an individual working at the site would be aware the welding leads contain copper. Two buildings next to the construction site were found to have cameras. Follow-up by the detective division was requested.

7:58 am: An officer on patrol observed a vehicle travelling on Harvard Street near Green Street. The registration of the vehicle was found to have a status of Revoked for Insurance. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Harvard Street. The driver informed the officer that the car was not his. It was verified that the car was insured, but while the insurance had been renewed, the registration had not. The owner of the vehicle was issued a citation for Unregistered MV. The vehicle was towed and the owner will be summonsed to court.

12:56 pm: While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle on Harvard Street with an “R” inspection sticker indicating rejection status. A query of the registration indicated the inspection status was within the thirty-day allotment, but acknowledged a default warrant for the registered owner of the vehicle. The officer followed the vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted on Babcock Street. The driver was confirmed to be the registered owner of the vehicle and was arrested and taken to booking charged with the warrant. The vehicle was towed.

5:42 pm: An officer was dispatched to Dana Street for a property damage report. The home owner explained when he returned home from work he saw that his fence post was knocked over adjacent to his driveway. Another resident had informed the owner that he had not seen any damage earlier in the evening. A car may have pulled into the driveway to turn around and struck the fence. A small piece of red paint or plastic was found to be transferred form the object to the fence. Surveillance cameras were not found in the area.

8:00 pm: Officers responded to a call for a report of malicious damage to a bicycle at the intersection of Beacon Street and Powell Street. The owner of the bicycle explained that she had locked her bicycle to the street sign in front of the building’s entrance on Powell Street the previous afternoon. When she returned to it that evening she found it badly damaged and laying on the ground still locked to the sign. The location has both vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout the day. The lock did not appear to have marks that would indicate an attempt to cut it and the seat and accessories were still on the bike. Based on this, the bike may have been knocked over or fallen on its own. A surveillance camera was located mounted to the entrance of the building on Beacon Street. It appeared to have a view of the bicycle, but management could not be contacted to view the footage at the time. Follow-up was requested and the owner was advised of the Town By-Law regarding locking bicycles to town signs.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

5/31/17

5/31/17 – An officer responded to Park Vale for a report of graffiti. The reporting party stated that between 5/29/17 at 1500hrs and 5/30/17 at 1730hrs she noticed new graffiti inside the carport of the building. There are several words in white writing that appear unreadable as well as an inappropriate picture.

5/31/17 - An officer at the front desk was approached by a subject reporting a Breaking & Entering and Larceny of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated the coins in her car were taken between 1700hrs on 5/30/17 and 0900hrs on 5/31/17. She stated she saw a White Male between the ages 16 -20 on her street at that time when she realized the coins were gone.

5/31/2017 - An officer responded to Park Street for a report of a past larceny. The reporting party stated the victim had been admitted to the hospital with a large quantity of cash in his pants pocket. At 1630hrs the victim reported that his money was now missing. His wallet containing the money was left in the dresser top drawer next to his bed. The wallet remained however the money was now missing.  The victim stated he last saw the envelope on the evening of 5/27/2017.

5/31/17 - An officer responded to Carlton St for a package theft. The victim stated that the package was delivered on 5/31/17 at approximately 1557 hours. At approximately 1750 hours, when he arrived home, the victim found the tampered packaged in the vestibule of the building.. The package contained a pair of gray Converse sneakers.

5/31/17 – An officer responded to Carlton St for a report of theft of contents from a package. The officer entered the vestibule and observed a package that appeared to have contents taken from it. The officer then went to alert the package owner of the theft of the contents. The items, two packets of Skinny Mate Tea, were taken between 1420hrs and 1610hrs.


5/31/17 – An officer at the front desk was approached by a subject looking to turn in a found wallet. The wallet was found in the Coolidge Corner area and is described as a man's brown wallet, containing a German license, Charlie cards, two credit cards and some cash. Officers were unable to contact the owner. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5/30/2017

5/30/2017

7:26 am: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street to take a report for a B&E that had taken place overnight. The store’s manager explained that when he arrived at work this morning and began his morning duties, he found the roll up gate to the stockroom open. Upon checking security footage of the night before, the manager observed a man open the gate, look around, and enter the stock room.  He is then shown exiting the store with merchandise. The security footage was provided to the police.

On 5/26/2017, officers received a call that a wild turkey had been lurking around Pierce School on School Street. It was discovered that there was a nest with seven turkey eggs near the playground area. There was concern that the turkey may become protective of her nest and attack children at recess. Animal control responded to the location and observed the nest. The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife was contacted and they stated that they would need to consult with their superiors to provide authorization to remove the nest. On 5/30/2017 at approximately 10:58 am, Animal Control received authorization to remove the nest. The seven eggs were removed and transported to a wildlife rehab specialist.


11:00 am: Officers responded to a report of a past Assault & Battery.  A landscaper working on Thorndike Street explained that a contractor hired to work at the same location requested the landscaper’s materials be moved from the front of the property. According to the reporting party, the contractor began shoving the other individual while yelling at him. He also noted that another worker grabbed the reporting party from behind and pulled him away from the aggressor. He stated he was not injured during the incident. An officer spoke to the other party at the original property. He stated that the reporting party became angry with his request, swearing and spitting in his direction. He stated that after this occurred he left the area and he did not want to pursue charges or the matter with the reporting party. He also informed officers that the property owner had arrived during the incident and helped mediate the situation. When contacted, the property owner said he arrived at the scene and intervened in the argument, which he said was not physical. The reporting party informed the property owner that he attempted to spit on the other contractor after he pushed him several times. He then agreed to leave the property and return later to complete his landscaping. Both parties were advised that they would be summonsed to court. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

5/26/2017-5/29/2017

5/26/2017

5:35 pm: Officers responded to a multiple vehicle accident on Boylston Street. The vehicles were travelling eastbound and as traffic began to slow one vehicle crashed into the rear of the vehicle in front of them. As a result, this second vehicle crashed into the rear of the next vehicle. The first operator was issued a citation for following too close and the second and third vehicles were towed. Fortunately, no one was injured.

5/27/2017

6:32 pm: Officers were dispatched to a restaurant on Harvard Street for a report of larceny. Two customers were found to have left without paying their bill. Realizing this, an employee attempted to locate the individuals but contacted the police when she was unsuccessful. The restaurants cameras were not able to be accessed at the time, but the owner was contacted. They will review the footage and will turn it over to the police if there is anything of value.

10:22 pm: Two cell phones were reported stolen from a Green Street building. One victim was able to track his phone to a general area, but responding officers were unable to pin point an exact location. The phone had been left in a bag in the buildings coat room the previous evening and could not be found the next day. Security in the building explained that another cell phone was taken from the coat room as well. Both the front doors to the building and the coat room had been unlocked all day (5/27). At approximately 11:55 pm, the department received a call that one of the victims was contacted by an individual saying he wanted to return the cell phone.  A detective and an officer were present during the exchange. The individual returning the phone stated that he had found the phone on the ground near Harvard Street, did not know about the other missing device, and had not been at the Green Street building at the time of the theft. No charges were filed.

5/28/2017

9:55 pm: Officers responded to a report of larceny from a business on Commonwealth Avenue. Upon viewing camera footage, it was found that five males entered the business took various items from the front counter area and walked out of the store. When the individuals found that none of the employees noticed they took items they went back in and began rummaging through the shelves. They then appeared to be noticed and ran out of the store. One of the males was confronted by an employee and the employee was able to take a few items from the individual who was still running toward the door. The store delayed calling the police and when police arrived the initial employee was no longer on scene. The stolen items and the surveillance footage were placed into evidence. 

5/29/2017

12:15 am: An individual reported to police that his online bank account was tampered with. He stated that his bank’s fraud department had contacted him to inform him of the tampering. No money was transferred or taken from his accounts, but they have been put on hold. The reporting party has a suspicion of who might have attempted to access his account. He was advised to monitor his accounts closely until he can follow up with his bank.


5:42 pm: An individual reported that two of her rings had been stolen. She stated that she left her rings, watch, and glasses in a tray in a changing room during a class on Harvard Street. Approximately two hours later, she returned to the changing room to find her rings missing, but her other belongings still there. There is no security video surveillance on the premises. Staff and clients have been notified of the incident. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

5/25/2017

5/25/2017

4:10 pm: Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Coolidge Street and Gibbs Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. One vehicle was travelling north on Gibbs Street toward Coolidge Street while the other was travelling east on Coolidge Street. The first operator observed that the other vehicle was not going to come to a complete stop at a stop sign; however, the operator explained he noticed this too late and the second motor vehicle crashed into the rear of his vehicle. The second operator stated she came to a complete stop, but did not see the first operator travelling on Gibbs Street. One vehicle suffered minor rear damage while the second suffered minor front end damage. Both operators stated they were not injured and the second operator was cited for failure to stop.

5:18 pm: An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard Street where a manager stated that the previous Sunday (5/21) a customer attempted to make a purchase with a counterfeit ten dollar bill. The cashier at the time found the bill to be counterfeit and explained this to the customer who claimed she received the cash from another store and was unaware it was a counterfeit bill. Surveillance footage of the transaction was taken into evidence.

8:32 pm: A Boylston Street employee reported a stolen motor vehicle.  A white van was rented from the business on 5/11 and was meant to be returned on 5/20. The customer had listed a final destination that does not exist in Brookline and when the business attempted to contact the customer they were unsuccessful.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

5/24/2017

5/24/2017

3:58 pm: Officers responded to another report of credit card fraud. The reporting party had noticed multiple charges she did not make on her credit card. She notified the bank and put her account on hold. The rest of her personal information was not compromised.

6:55 pm: While on patrol in the area, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Freeman Street go through a red light at the intersection of Pleasant Street. The officer conducted a traffic stop and the operator, an Uber driver, explained he had been distracted by a new pick up request he received on his phone. The driver was found to have an expired license. He was informed he could not drive without a valid license and was issued a citation for failure to stop at a red light and another for driving with an expired license. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5/23/2017

5/23/2017

5:50 am: Officers were dispatched to a two car motor vehicle crash with possible injuries at the intersection of Boylston and Lee St.

5:30 am: Officers responded to Rawson Road for the B&E of a parked vehicle. The owner stated he left the vehicle unlocked the previous afternoon and when he returned to it the next morning the center console was open and change was missing.

8:00 am: An Officer responded to University Road for a B&E of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated her vehicle was parked in the driveway the previous night and when she returned to it the following morning she saw it had been rifled through and a bag of change was missing. The reporting party stated she left the car unlocked.

While taking a report for a B&E of a motor vehicle, an officer was approached by a University Road resident who explained that she believed her motor vehicle had also been broken into. The vehicle was parked in the resident’s driveway the previous night and when the owner returned to it the next morning, she found it had been rifled through. At the time she was not sure if anything was missing. The resident stated the vehicle was left unlocked.

9:10 am: Officers were dispatched to Beacon St. and Washington St. for a traffic crash. One vehicle had damage to the right front and rear passenger doors while the second vehicle had significant damage to its front hood and bumper. Information was exchanged between the two parties and they were advised to contact their insurance companies and complete a Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report. One vehicle was towed. Neither party was injured.

12:20 pm: Officers responded to a call for malicious damage on Puddingstone Road. The reporting party explained he had parked his vehicle in his driveway and when he returned a half hour later his right, rear passenger side window was shattered. The device used to break the window could not be located. The car had been left unlocked and no property was missing.

1:13 pm: Officers were dispatched to Beacon St for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party explained that she had been followed Saturday (5/20) while walking home from work. The individual found that when she increased her pace, the subject following her did as well. After making it to her residence, she observed the subject take a picture of her building and walk away. The subject was described as middle aged with short hair, a scruffy beard, and lean wearing grey sweats. The responding officers were not able to locate any security cameras, but the reporting party stated she would reach out to management to determine if there was any security footage in the area.

A resident reported that her car had been broken into overnight. She explained the vehicle had been parked at the rear of her home the previous evening and when she returned to it the following morning she realized she had left it unlocked, it had been entered, and approximately $2.00 in change had been taken.

6:00 pm: At the intersection of Park St and Washington St, an officer recognized a passenger in a vehicle travelling toward Beacon Street. The officer was familiar with the passenger from previous criminal investigations and it was found the individual had a straight warrant issued for larceny from a building. Dispatch was notified and the vehicle was located at Jette Court. The passenger exited the vehicle as the officer entered the lot. When the individual was addressed and saw the police officer he turned and ran. Dispatch was notified and additional units, including the Boston Police, were requested. The subject was found by officers hiding behind a bush. The subject was placed under arrest. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5-23-2017 larceny / Break and Enter / MV Crash

5-22-2017

Monday May 22, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Newton St for a report of a possible B&E.  The reporting party believed a subcontractor working for the Town had left their keys in the ignition of a forklift parked on the property. It appears as though someone drove the forklift from the front of the yard into the recycling area of the transfer station, which contained televisions and lawn mowers waiting to be recycled. It appeared that several traffic control cones were knocked over, but that there was no other damage to property. The forklift was parked very closely to the original spot it had been left at on Friday. There was no apparent damage done to the forklift.  At this point he has no further information as to whether one of the subcontractors moved the forklift or it was moved by someone trespassing on the property.

On May 22, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Commonwealth Ave.  for a report of a shoplifting.  A supervisor reports watching a subject take items off of the shelf and put them in his back pack, then run from the store.  They then saw the subject get into a vehicle on Commonwealth Ave and drive off. Store surveillance showed a male approximately 30 YOA, wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a baseball hat, and a back pack.  The video has been placed into evidence. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

On 5/22/2017 Officers responded to an address on Harvard Ave for a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim reports locking his bike to the bike rack beside his apt. and when he returned the bike was gone. The bike is described as a red GMC Denali bike with black handlebars.

On 05/22/17 Officers responded to an address on Greenough St. for a report of a live attempted residential breaking and entry.  The caller had observed a female attempt to break into her home through a back sliding screen door and when confronted ran away in an unknown direction. Officers observed the back sliding screen to have several fresh cuts around the handle of the door. Units canvassed the area which yielded negative results.  

On May 22, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Columbia Street for a report of a package theft. The victim reports that he received confirmation via E-mail from UPS that his package had been delivered on this date. When they returned home they were unable to find their package. The front porch is open and is not equipped with security surveillance cameras. A report has been filed.

5-23-2017

On Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 Officers were dispatched to Mountfort St and Carlton St for a two car traffic crash. Upon arrival Officers observed one vehicle to have major front end damage, and a second . vehicle had moderate rear end damage. After an investigation one operator was cited for Article VII Section 4: Following Too Closely. No vehicles were towed.




Monday, May 22, 2017

5-19 thru 5-22 Accidents / Fraud / Malicious Damage

5-19-17

On May 19, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Newton Street for a multi-vehicle crash with injury. After investigating the scene it was determined that the vehicle in traffic had collided with several parked cars. 2 vehicles were towed. Minor injuries reported.

On 5/19/2017 an Officer was involved in a motor vehicle accident with police cruiser while attempting to make a traffic stop. No injuries were reported.

On Friday 05-19-2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon St. for a report of a gunshot victim down with an abdominal wound.  After an investigation it was determined that no one had been shot, nor had any shots been fired. The caller was subsequently transported to the hospital for an unrelated reason and will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for Possession Class B (94C/C).

On May 19, 2017, I, Officers responded to the area of  Dudley Street and Lee Street on reports of an accident involving a bicyclist. After an investigation it was revealed that the accident occurred in the rotary. The bicyclist suffered a few minor scratches and minor damage to his bike.

On 05/19/2017, Officers responded to the Brookline Police Station on a report of a fall on Town Property.  Photos of the side walk where the subject reported falling were taken and appeared to have no defects.

On 05/19/2017, Officers were dispatched to an address on Boylston St.  for a report of found credit cards with possible suspicious activity. The reporting party informed the officers they had found numerous credit cards. The found property will be stored in an evidence locker, and a follow-up will be conducted by the Detective Division.

On May 19th, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Francis St for a report of Identity Fraud via the United States Postal Service. The victim reports receiving a letter from the United States Postal Service confirming a change of address however they had not requested a change of address. The FTC Identity Theft Division was alerted. The victim reports that a package has already been shipped to New York.

On May 19th, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Holden St  for a report of a broken window. The victim states her kitchen window had been damaged sometime during the night.  Detectives were called to the scene to investigate. Photos were taken of the damage. No access was gained into the house.

5-20-17

On Saturday May 20, a Brookline Officer turned in a key he had found in the area of Harvard St and Steadman St. Attempts to locate the owner on scene were made but were unsuccessful.  Later that day the owner of the key responded to the Brookline police Station and retrieved the key.

On 05/20/2017 Officers responded to an address on Park Street for a report of a stolen phone. The victim reports that when she realized her phone was gone, she tried to locate it with the Track My Phone app. She was able to track it moving from the area of Longwood Avenue and eventually stopped at the intersection of Beacon Street and Strathmore Road. At that point the phone had been turned off. Officers responded to Beacon Street and Strathmore Road but were unable to locate the phone. There are cameras in the area where the victim believes the phone was taken from so a follow-up by the Brookline Detectives will be conducted.

5-21-2017

On 5-21-2017, Officers responded to Harvard St. at Fuller St. for a report of a man wearing only an American flag running in traffic.  After an investigation the subject was transported to the hospital for assistance.

On May 21, Officers responded to an address on Strathmore Rd. for a report of malicious damage to multiple motor vehicles.  One vehicle had damage to its windshield, which appeared to have been caused by a brick which was lying nearby. A second vehicle had significant damage to the passenger side mirror and a 2x4 piece of wood was located on the ground in close proximity.  Detectives were called to the scene for photos.

On May 21, 2017, A citizen walked into the Brookline Police Station to report a past Hit and Run Accident. The victim reports he was parked at an address on Boylston St. Chestnut Hill and when he returned to his car he noticed damage to the front right side of his vehicle. It is unclear how the vehicle was hit or what caused the damage but most likely another vehicle made contact with his vehicle when parking. The victim reports there were no witnesses to the accident and nobody left a note on his vehicle.

On May 21, 2017  a citizen contacted the Brookline Police to report finding a men's wallet at the corner of Coolidge Street at Winchester Street. Officers arrived and took custody of the wallet. The wallet has been placed into evidence for safe keeping and attempts have been made to locate the owner.

5-22-2017

On 05/22/2017 Officers responded an address on Harvard Street, for 2 patrons that had just left the restaurant without paying.  A staff member was following the 2 parties walking down Harvard Street towards Beacon Street. The Officers were able to stop all parties on Green Street. After an investigation half of the bill was paid, and one party will was summonsed into Brookline Court for  MGL (140/12) - Fraudulently Procuring Food for Credit.


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

5/16 - 5/17

5/16/17 – Credit Card Fraud
An officer at the front desk was approached by a woman who wanted to report fraudulent use of her Credit Card. The subject stated she is in possession of the card, but somehow someone got her credit card number and used it in another state, making several charges.

5/16/17 – Shoplifting
An officer responded to a store on Beacon St for a possible shoplifting. The store manager stated a male described as black, in his 50's, wearing all black with a black hat had stolen several items. The suspect was spotted in the store parking lot and stopped by another officer. A search of the subject revealed the items the store manager observed him steal. The subject was then placed under arrest.

5/17/17 – Warrant Arrest

An officer in the area of Boylston St. and Heath St. observed a black Saab traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer followed the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop at Boylston St. and High St. and informed the operator of the reason for the stop and requested his license and the vehicle's registration. The operator stated that his license was suspended, and he could not produce either.  A query of the subject revealed that he had a Suspended MA license and also had a warrant for his arrest. The subject was placed under arrest without incident.