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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10/16/2017-10/17/2017

10/16/2017

An officer in the area of Beacon and Harvard Streets was notified that a known party with two active warrants was in the area. Based upon the man’s description, the officer was able to locate the man, confirm his identity and warrants, and place the man under arrest.

In the evening of October 16, officers were dispatched to the area of Lawton and Thorndike Streets for a report of an assault and battery. The victim stated that he had been sitting in his vehicle on Lawton St. when he noticed someone walk by on the sidewalk. The victim then stated that he was pulled to the ground from the driver’s side door by an unknown male party. The suspect then began to attack the victim while screaming “why did you do this to me.” The victim stated that the suspect then stopped, ran towards the intersection and began to charge back when he was able to enter his vehicle and lock the doors. The suspect was reported to have fled towards Commonwealth Ave. The suspect is described as a young Hispanic male, thin build, with facial hair and wavy hair pulled pack. The incident is under investigation.

10/17/2017

At approximately 3:20am, an officer observed a male party riding a bike from Powell St. onto Browne St. with only a flashing rear light. The officer followed the man onto Browne St. where he emerged from a driveway and appeared to re-place his backpack onto his back. At this time the officer attempted to conduct a field interview. The male party acted hostile and began riding away from the officer after being identified. Based upon this suspicious activity, the officer requested additional units to canvas the area. Officers lost sight of the male party on Longwood Ave. but later discovered many discarded items near the Lawrence School Playground. Items included those suggesting that the party was attempting to break into cars. The incident is being investigated.

While conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Independence Drive, an officer observed a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker. The officer conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest.

An officer responded to Hawes St. for a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had parked her vehicle in her driveway the night before and when she returned in the morning it had been ransacked and items were missing. The matter is under investigation.


Officers were dispatched to Evans Rd. for a report of a suspicious person. The reporting party stated that an unknown female had tried to gain access to her locked basement door. The woman stated that she then confronted the individual who left and headed towards the garage area. Officers located the female in question hiding in the area of the garage. While speaking with officers, the unknown female acted erratically and was unable to answer simple questions but admitted to previous drug use. The woman was transported to the hospital pending investigation and determination of her identity. Officers were later able to identify the woman and found that she had two active warrants in her name. Once discharged the woman was placed under arrest.

Monday, October 16, 2017

10/12/2017 through 10/15/2017

10/12/2017

On October 12, an officer was dispatched to Summit Ave. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that sometime between September 24 and October 2, items were taken from his garage. The matter is under investigation.

10/13/2017

On October 13, an officer was dispatched to Parkman St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that a package was stolen from his building’s front vestibule that morning.

An officer was dispatched to Washington St. for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party stated they believed the occupants of a vehicle to be either high or intoxicated. An officer responded and in approaching the vehicle saw the driver holding a spoon of clear liquid and begin to draw it into a syringe. The driver was placed under arrest for possession of heroin and operating with a revoked license and the passenger was placed under arrest for being present where heroin is knowingly kept and possession of a Class A drug.

An officer responded to Kent St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that his bike had been stolen from a bike rack. The incident is being investigated.

An officer was dispatched to the area of Marion and Harvard Streets for a report of a fight in progress. The victim stated he and his wife were walking when a vehicle turned aggressively in front of them and he stated “do you have a problem?” At this point, the victim stated that the car pulled over and the driver attempted to exit and ultimately became entangled with the victim before leaving the scene. Officers located the suspect and he is being charged with assault and battery.

10/14/2017

An officer was dispatched to the lower lot of Larz Anderson Park for a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that something had been used to pry away the operator’s door latch so that the door could be opened and items were missing from inside.

An officer responded to Cameron St. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that his package was reportedly signed for and delivered yet he never received it. The incident is being investigated.

10/15/2017

On October 15, officers responded to Harvard St. for a report of a bicycle having just been stolen. Officers were able to locate a man matching the description of the suspect. The victim was able to identify the suspect and he was placed under arrest for Larceny from a Person.

A woman came into the police station to report a larceny. The woman stated that on 10/11 she had locked her bike to a rack on Beacon St. and when she returned, the lock had been cut and the bike was gone.

An officer was dispatched to 98 Clinton Rd. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that they had left a bike outside, unlocked and that it had been stolen.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10/11/2017

On October 11, an officer was dispatched to Stearns Rd. for a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny. The reporting party stated that she had gone out the day before without locking up and when she returned, items were missing.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10/9/2017-10/10/2017

Information from a motorist helped officers place one man under arrest, cite another.

On October 10, while on patrol in the area of Brookline Village, an officer was informed that two subjects on bikes had just stolen a package from the front of a building. The officer located a man on Brook St. who matched one of the descriptions.  The officer found that this man was in possession of stolen property which he stated his friend had handed him. Officers then located a man matching the second description and this was confirmed by the first suspect. The second suspect was in possession of stolen property as well as a Class A substance. The first subject was cited for receiving stolen property and the second subject was placed under arrest for possession of a Class A and receiving stolen property. 


10/9/2017

An officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of receiving stolen property. Officers located a man walking a bike with no front tire and carrying a bike tire. Officers determined that the man had stolen the tire and knowingly purchased a stolen bike. The man was placed under arrest.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Beacon St. for a report of shoplifting. An employee stated that they had witnessed a woman place items into her bag and leave without paying. Officers located a woman who matched the description and placed her under arrest. While inventorying her property, officers found that the woman was also in possession of various pills. She is being charged with shoplifting and possession of opiates.

A man came into the police station to report a larceny. The man stated that a package had been stolen from his residence on Gibbs Street.

An officer responded to Pleasant St. for a past larceny report. The reporting party stated that he had left his wallet in a business on October 4, and that when he went back to look for it, it was gone. The reporting party also reported seeing fraudulent activity on his credit card. The matter is under investigation.

10/10/2017

An officer was dispatched to Prescott St. for a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that he had parked his vehicle and when he returned items were missing. The incident is being investigated.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Arrest made after an alert employee saw a news story.

Today Police arrested a subject and charged him with Larceny from a building. The subject is accused of stealing a cell phone of an employee from a local store.

Today at 11:45AM a local business owner from Beacon Street called to report they had their cell phone stolen last week from their store. They indicated that a fellow employee was watching the news last night. They saw the story of a store on Beacon Street, were an employee had their cell phone stolen. The story showed a grainy photo of a possible suspect. Having the description of that subject today they went to review their store security video. In the video from last week they see a subject looking very similar to the subject shown on TV last night. Their video actually shows the subject take the phone off the counter. The video was turned over to police. A few hours later around 2:00PM the store employee called to report that they believed the subject from last week seen in the video had shown back up. Police arrived and located the subject out front of the store. Based upon the investigation the subject was placed under arrest, charged with larceny from a building. The investigation is still on going to see if this can be tied to last week’s case and if the subject can be identified as the one in the picture seen on the news. In speaking with the store owners from today they pride themselves with being a family store and proud members of the Brookline Community. They are pleased this had a good outcome, thanks to their employee who had seen the news story. We also give credit to our media partners who ran the story and helped get the word out of the similar past larceny.

Monday, October 9, 2017

10/4/2017-10/8/2017

10/5/2017

On October 5, 2017, an officer was dispatched to Fuller St. for a report of Malicious Damage to an Automobile. The victim stated her car had been parked on Fuller St. for a little over an hour and when she returned there were key marks on both drivers’ side doors.

Officers responded to New Terrace Rd. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that she had parked her car on Clinton Rd. earlier that day and when she returned, the license plate from the rear of her car had been stolen.

10/6/2017

Officers were dispatched to High St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that during the evening of October 3, his bicycle had been stolen from the building’s vestibule.

10/7/2017

An officer was dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Ave. for a report of fraud. The manager stated that during the evening of October 6, a man came into the store and purchased items with a counterfeit bill. The incident is under investigation.

An officer was dispatched to St. Paul St. for a report of a past larceny. The victim stated that while walking on Pleasant St. on September 29, a car had pulled beside her and asked for directions. She reported that a female passenger then got out of the car and gave the victim a gold ring before driving away. The victim stated that once the car was gone, she noticed that her necklace was gone and a fake gold chain had been draped over her shoulder.

10/8/2017

On October 8, an officer was dispatched to Babcock St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that sometime during the last few months items had been stolen from her safe. The matter is under investigation.



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Man Sentenced to 3-4 Years in State Prison

On August 18, 2013, Brookline Police received reports of an attempted breaking and entering into offices at 7 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA. During the subsequent investigation, it was discovered that it involved 3 separate offices. Entry was only gained at one office where items were missing. The office was in a state of disarray with papers and other objects moved around. There was a briefcase and polo shirt missing. A coke botle and red t-shirt were also discovered. Various items were taken for processing.

On January 14, 2015, a Brookline Police Department Detective recieved a report from the State Lab that the DNA on the shirt was individualized to a Gerard Cribbie. Cribbie was at this point in 2015 serving a sentence for a similar incident that had occurred on August 6, 2013 within several hundred yards of the Harvard Street incident. This gave him a familiarity with the basic scene. Cribbie was found guily in Massachusetts Superior Court for Breaking & Entering in Nightime with Intent to Commit Felony, and 2 counts of Attempted Breaking & Entering with Intent to Commit Felony. Cribbie received a sentence of 3-4 years in a Massachusetts State Prison.

10/2/2017-10/3/2017

10/2/2017

Early on October 2, officers observed a vehicle traveling on Kent St. with only one headlight illuminated. The officers conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver had two active warrants in his name. The driver was placed under arrest.

A man came into the police station to report a larceny. The man stated that a package had been stolen from his residence on Harvard Street.

10/3/2017

On October 3, officers were dispatched to Boylston St. for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that a half hour earlier a woman (known to him) had arrived at his residence and began banging on and kicking the front door. The reporting party also stated that he heard crashing and banging and found items broken and knocked over. Officers attempted to speak with the woman in question who became verbally assaultive and combative. The woman was placed under arrest for Willful/Malicious Destruction of Property, Assault and Battery of a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest.

An officer was dispatched to Spooner Rd. for a report of a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had left her vehicle unlocked overnight and her belongings were rifled through the next morning. While there, the officer was notified by another resident that her vehicle had also been rifled through. Both women reported nothing missing.

An officer was dispatched to Toxteth St. for a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated she had parked her vehicle the night before and that morning her belongings had been rummaged through and items were missing.

Officers responded to the intersection of Beacon St. and St. Paul St. for a report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had turned after a stop sign when a man appeared to become upset that he hadn’t been able to cross in the cross walk. The woman reported that the suspect then punched the back driver’s side door of the vehicle leaving a dent. The matter is under investigation.

An officer responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that on Friday 9/29 a group of three males had entered the store and taken multiple items. The incident is under investigation.



Monday, October 2, 2017

9/28/2017 through 10/1/2017

9/28/2017

On September 28, an officer responded to Kent St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that he had a package stolen from the lobby of his building.

9/29/2017


On September 29, a man came into the police department to report malicious damage to his automobile. The man stated that he had parked on Boylston St. and when he returned the rear window of his car was broken and a rock was found inside the car. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

9/27/2017

On September 27, officers observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn onto Rangeley Road. Officers conducted a traffic stop and found that the driver had an active warrant in his name. The driver was placed under arrest.


An officer was dispatched to Linden St. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that his bicycle had been stolen from the locked foyer of his apartment building.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

9/25/2017-9/26/2017

9/25/2017

On September 25, a woman reported a larceny of a bicycle. The reporting party stated that she had locked her bike on Beacon Street but when she went back the bike and lock were gone.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Pleasant St. for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that several items were missing from her apartment. The incident is under investigation.

9/26/2017

Early on September 26, an officer ran a random query of a vehicle traveling on Beacon Street and found that the registered owner had an active warrant in his name. The officer conducted a traffic stop, confirmed the identity of the driver, and placed him under arrest.

A man came into the police department to report a larceny. The man stated that over the weekend his unlocked bike had been taken from his residence on Carlton Street.

In the afternoon of September 26, a man came into the police station to report a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that his car had been left unlocked on Aspinwall Ave. the night before and that this morning items were missing from inside.


An officer responded to a residence on Williams St. for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that he had parked his bike in the driveway the night before and the next morning the saddlebags were gone. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

September 22 through 24

9/23/2017

On September 23, a man came into the police station to report a larceny. The man stated that earlier that day he had secured his bicycle to a rack on Egmont Street and later found items to be missing from the saddlebag.

9/24/2017

On September 24, an officer was dispatched to a building on Beacon Street for a report of a past breaking and entering. The reporting party stated that when she arrived to work that morning her office had been rummaged through and a safe had been broken open. The incident is under investigation.


An officer was dispatched to Freeman Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that when he returned from vacation he found that his watch was missing.

Friday, September 22, 2017

9/21/2017

9/21/2017

9:13AM
An officer was dispatched to lower Beacon Street to take a report of larceny of a bicycle. The reporting person stated that he parked his vehicle, with his bike unlocked, but secured to the roof of his car. He went into a store and a short time later he returned to his vehicle and noticed the bike to be missing from the top of his vehicle. The bike is described a black and orange Pivot brand bike valued at $8000. 

5:50 PM
An officer was dispatched to a business on Beacon Street to take a report of larceny from a building.  The reporting party stated that she left her cell phone in plain view near her storefront window. She left the phone unattended and when she returned to retrieve it a short time later it was missing. The reporting party believes a male who came into the store to ask a question may have stolen the phone. The suspicious male was described as a white man, 25-30 years of age, dirty blonde hair, black jeans and a dark colored t-shirt.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

9/19/2017-9/20/2017

9/19/2017

On September 19, an officer was dispatched to a residence on Longwood Ave. for a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that the cars had been parked, unlocked the night before and appeared to be rifled through the next morning.

During the morning of September 19, an officer observed a known female party on Harvard Street. The officer queried the individual and found that she had an active warrant in her name. The woman was placed under arrest.

An officer was dispatched to a residence on Cypress Street for a report of an attempted breaking and entering. The reporting party stated that he had been standing inside his apartment when he heard someone attempt to open his front door. He then attempted to get the attention of potential intruder who immediately left the building. The matter is currently under investigation.

9/20/2017

On September 20, an officer was dispatched to Colchester St. for a larceny report. The victim stated that he had placed his bike on his front steps earlier that day and that it was now gone.


An officer was dispatched to High Street for a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated she had parked her car the night before and when she returned to it in the morning the passenger door window had been smashed in. The contents of the car had been gone through and various items were missing. The incident is being investigated.

Monday, September 18, 2017

9-15-2017 thru 9-18

9-15-2017

About 1:02 AM, on Friday, September 15, 2017, Officers stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Beacon St. and St. Marys St. for not having insurance.  The operator will be summonsed into Brookline District Court for the following Offenses: (MGL 90:23) Operating After Revocation – Registration, (MGL 90:34J) Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, (MGL 90:9) Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was towed.


At 13:15 hrs. Officers responded to an address on Egmont St.  for reports of a partial building collapse. Upon arrival Officers observed a pile of stone rubble on the side walk. No reported injuries, building management was notified and residents were evacuated.


On 9/15/2017 Officers responded to an address on  Heath St to speak to a party in regards to a nurses aid who had forged a number of checks..  An investigation was conducted and  one person will be summonsed into court for Larceny from a Building.


.On Saturday September 16th, 2017 Officers responded to the intersection of Boylston St and Warren St for a single vehicle crash with unknown injuries. The  operator reports falling asleep while driving, she was  issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for MGL Chapter 89 Section 4A: Marked Lanes Violation.

On Saturday September 16, 2017 2 residents arrived at the Brookline Police Station to report that their bike had been stolen from their residence on Marion St. The bike is described as a blue Giant with a medium men's frame worth A report was filed.


On September 16th, 2017, I, Officers responded to Alton Pl for a past package theft. A report was filed.

On 9/17/2017 Officers responded to an address on Washington Street for a traffic crash.  After an investigation it was determined that one of the operators was distracted when the lens fell out of their glasses, which ultimately led to the crash. No injuries reported.

On September 17, 2017 Officers responded to Larz Anderson Park for a possible hazmat situation.  Dispatch received several calls from park patrons stating there was a strong chemical odor coming from inside a park building.  Officers created a 2/10 mile perimeter (roughly 1000 feet) surrounding the ice rink.  The fire department deemed it necessary to evacuate any civilians inside and prohibit entry into the park. A command post was established and units were strategically placed blocking entrances to the park and assisted with evacuation.
The Brookline Fire Department concluded the ammonia detection alarm system malfunctioned, causing a severe leak and safety hazard.  The leak was repaired, and the park was reopened.



On September 17, 2017 at approximately 1700 hours, a women came into the Brookline Police Station to drop off some found property that was abandoned at the bus stop located on Harvard St in Coolidge Corner. Attempts have been made to contact the owner.


On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Officers responded to a radio call for Erratic Operation at the intersection of Washington St. and Greenough St. After locating the vehicle it was believed the operator was intoxicated.  After further investigation the Officers placed the woman under arrest and charged her with the following;
(MGL 90:24) Operating Under the Influence - Liquor
(MGL 90:23) Operating After Suspension - License
(MGL 90:23) Operating After Revocation - Registration
(MGL 90:9) Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle,  (MGL 89:4A) Marked Lanes Violation.

On 9/18/17 Officers responded to an address on Beacon St. to take a report of past malicious damage to property. A staff member informed the Officer that the card reader to the exterior door had been tampered with sometime between 9/16/17 at 1400 hours and 9/18/17 at 0830 hours.  A report was filed and a follow-up by Detectives has ben requested.


On 9/18/17 Officers responded to an address on Francis St for a report of a suspicious male. The reporting party was was startled by a male subject she observed on her back deck. After an investigation the subject was placed under arrest for the attempted B&E.


Friday, September 15, 2017

9-12 thru 9-14

9-14-2017

On 09/14/2017 officers responded to an address on Washington Street to confirm that a previously missing person had returned home.


On Tuesday August 22, 2017  Officers observed two sedans travelling at a high rate of speed on the westbound side of route 9. One vehicle was a black late model Toyota Sedan and the other vehicle was a white late model ford. Route 9 is a public way in the Town of Brookline. The Officers were able to stop the Toyota, and subsequently issued a  Massachusetts uniform citation for MGL 90:17B/A Drag racing. $500.00 fine


On 09/13/17 Officers responded to an address on Druce St. for a past Breaking and Entry, and Larceny From a Motor Vehicle.  The victim reports parking his car in his driveway, and when he returned he realized the vehicle had been rummaged through. Taken were two rolls of quarters. A file report was filed.


On Wednesday September 13, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Harvard Street for the report of a larceny that had just taken place. Officers quickly responded and were able to locate a subject fitting the description given out by the victim. The subject was in possession of the stolen items, and was advised he will be summonsed in for:
CH:266 SEC 30A: Larceny Shoplifting under $50.


On 09/14/17 Officers responded to an address on Parkman St for a larceny report. The victim reports he received confirmation from FedEx that the  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 he ordered had arrived. When he got home he found the package in his door way but the package had been opened and the Microsoft Surface Pro had been taken.
The Microsoft Surface Pro was entered into CJIS.  A report was filed.


On Tuesday 09-12-17 a citizen came to the Brookline Police Station to report a stolen Bicycle. The victim reports the bike was taken from his garage.  A report was filed.

On 9/14/17 , Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Boylston Street/ Cypress Street. Officers queried a plate in traffic and discovered the registered owner had an expired license. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver will be summonsed into Brookline District Court for the following offense: (MGL 90:10) Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was turned over to a licensed operator.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Two Arrested in Connection with Stolen Backpack

Two Arrested in Connection with Stolen Backpack

On September 10, 2017 a Brookline resident had his bag stolen while attending church services in Boston. His black targus backpack contained an Apple Ipod mini, laptop, both his Chilean and US passports, notebooks, sweater and medication were stolen. A report was filed with the Boston Police.

On 9/11/17 the reporting party contacted the Brookline Police regarding possible extortion. The reporting party received a call from an unknown number and stated to him that they were in possession of his items. They further stated that they were homeless and were in difficult financial times and would need $2,000 in order to return the bag and items.  The party on the other line said he would give him until noon the next day (9/12/17) to come up with the money and contact him.  The reporting party stated that it was a male voice on the other end and that the party gave the name of "Jason." 

On 9/12/17 Brookline Detectives advised the reporting party to contact the person who he spoke to regarding the backpack and items inside. He contacted the number an arranged a meet at 1 Brookline Place at 12:00 PM.  Detectives went to the area to conduct surveillance.  The suspect and reporting party spoke several times via phone and text.  The suspect stated over the phone that if there were any cops around that he would run.  A while later on the suspect contacted the reporting party and stated that he could not meet up at the agreed upon time and agreed to reduce his price to return the items for $1,500 at 3:00 PM.

At 3:00 PM the suspect contacted the reporting party numerous times attempting to reschedule and change locations of their meeting.  The reporting party stated that he still wanted to meet him there, 1 Brookline Place, as it was a safe place outside of his "work." 

At approximately 4:38 PM the suspect informed the reporting party to meet him at a location in the area of Harvard Street. A short time later detectives observed a male attempting to get the attention of the reporting party. The male at this time was believed to be the suspect. The reporting party and the suspect were observed speaking to each other and then separated.

During their conversation it was determined that the suspect did not have the bag and or the property on him. The suspect’s girlfriend had it and she was in the area. While the two, suspect and reporting party were separated the reporting party updated the police giving the name of the suspect’s girlfriend, which was furnished by the suspect. Officers recognized the girlfriend’s name as someone they were familiar with from previous incidents and arrests.

The suspect, under visual surveillance, was observed by police in the area of a bus hut at 99 Harvard Street. A woman, believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend, was also observed sitting in the bus hut holding a black backpack.  A short time later the suspect attempted to board a number 65 MBTA bus. Officers stopped the two and questioned them about the property in their possession. The suspect stated "the backpack" pointing to the black backpack and he began to cry that he was in a "bad place" and "knew he shouldn't have done it" but both of them were homeless and just trying to get money to try and keep afloat. The suspect claimed that he had found the black pack in the area of the Hynes Convention Center.  Police searched the backpack and revealed obvious ownership by the reporting party in the bag including his birth certificate and passports.

Both the suspect and the girlfriend were placed under arrest for Receiving Stolen Property Over $250. The reporting party’s property was returned to him.

9/11-9/12/2017

09/11/2017

1:00 PM
An officer was approached by a man in Coolidge Corner who found a wallet on the sidewalk in front of 294 Harvard Street. In the wallet were personal effects including a driver’s license, college ID and a Visa debit card. Several attempts were made to contact the owner of the wallet but police were unable to make contact. The wallet was placed into evidence for safe keeping. 

2:00 PM
An officer was dispatched to an address on Salisbury Road to take report of malicious damage. The caller stated that he observed a rock on his porch, and later discovered that a window to his home was broken.  The caller stated that he did not think entry was made to his home. He added that he believed it may have been children playing in the area.

 9/12/2017

12:25 PM
An officer was dispatched to an address on Kenwood Street. The caller stated that her and her husband’s vehicles were broken into sometime within the past couple of days. Both vehicles were left un-locked and both appeared to be rummaged through, and pair of prescription glasses, and loose change were stolen from the vehicles.

1:39 PM
A person came to the front desk to report malicious damage to her vehicle. She stated yesterday (9/11/17) she parked her car at an address on Hammond Street. When she returned to her vehicle later she discovered scratches on both sides of her vehicle consistent with the car being “keyed”. There were no witnesses to the incident.

4:36 PM
An officer was dispatched to an address on Lancaster Terrace to take a report of fraud. The reporting person stated that she received a letter from Best Buy confirming her application for a Best Buy credit card which she never applied for. She notified the Best Buy fraud division and they cancelled the card. The caller also stated that recently she had been the victim of similar fraud on her bank accounts.

7:48 PM
An officer responded to an address on Harvard Street to take a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party stated that sometime between August 30th and September 3rd his bike was stolen from a bike rack in a common area of the basement of his residence. The caller stated that the bike was not locked, and is valued at $500.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9/11/2017

9/11/17

12:39 PM An officer was dispatched to an address on Beacon Street. The caller stated that they had found a class ring on the pathway near the Muddy River. The class ring is from Emory University, class of 2016. The ring was taken by the officer and placed into evidence for safe keeping.

Monday, September 11, 2017

9-08 thru 9-10-2017

9-9-2017

On September 9, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street for a report of an Attempted B&E. Detectives were called to the scene to process for prints. The reporting party was advised to make the security footage available for Detectives to view.

On Friday 9/8/2017 while driving in traffic, Officers observed a white Ferrari and after a plate query through the cruiser laptop  it was revealed that  the registration status was Suspended/Non-Renewal. Officers conducted a traffic stop on St Paul St and Browne St. The driver received a citation for  90/23A Operating after Suspended Registration
90/20 Uninspected Motor Vehicle.
The vehicle was towed and the plates were confiscated.

On Friday September 8th, 2017 Officers responded to an address on St Paul St for a report of an individual who broke the rear window glass and attempted to gain entry into the building. After an investigation it was determined that the subject lived at the location and had lost his keys, breaking the window to gain access. Alcohol may have played a part.

About 0238hrs, on Friday, September 09, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Winthrop Rd for a noise complaint. While on scene all officers could hear loud music and yelling coming from an apartment. The residents were identified and each was issued $100 fines for Nuisance By-law violation. The party was ended.

On 9/9/2017 Officers responded to an address on Kent St. for a report of a residential breaking and entering that had occurred within the last three hours. It is believed the suspect made entry into the home via a bedroom window. Multiple items were reportedly taken. Detectives arrived on scene to process for prints. A report was filed.

On Saturday, 09/09/17 a citizen arrived at the Brookline Police Station to report credit card fraud. The victim was looking to file a report for unauthorized fraudulent charges on their credit card. The charges were made in CA while the victim reports never leaving MA. A report was filed and the victim was advised to cancel the card.

On Saturday 9/9/2017 Officers responded to an address on  Freeman St for a loud party complaint.
Upon arrival officers could hear loud music and loud talking from inside the apartment. There were approximately 15 people inside the apartment and the noise was excessive for the time of night. The resident shut the party down and all guests left for the evening. The resident was issued Town By-Law Citation, Nuisance Control Violation ($100 Fine).

On 9/10/2017 Officers were dispatched to Pierce Playground for a found backpack. The backpack contained a lunch box, planner, and homework folder. It appears as though the bag belongs to a 5TH grader. There was no last name on any of the papers. The backpack was placed in an evidence bag and placed the bag into evidence locker.

On September 10, 2017, Officers while conducting traffic stopped a vehicle for excessive speeding on Washington St. It was learned that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant, fail to stay in marked lanes, improper passing, speeding and not duly licensed.



Friday, September 8, 2017

9/7/2017

09/07/2017

9:35 AM A Sergeant on a detail was informed by a Boston Police Officer that he observed a road rage incident. The Boston Officer stated that he observed a motorist attempt to enter the lane which was occupied by another motorist. The motorist who was in said lane refused to allow the other motorist to cut in front of him. The motorist attempting to enter the lane then threw a handful of coins at the other car causing damage to the vehicle. He will be summons into court.

5:18 PM Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Boylston and Lee Streets involving a sedan and a box truck. An occupant of one of the vehicles was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

5:28 PM An officer was dispatched to Edgehill road to take a report for two stolen bicycles. The Officer spoke to the homeowner who stated that she was away over the weekend from Friday (9/1) until Tuesday (9/5). When she returned she noticed that the two bikes were missing from her unsecured garage. The bikes are described as:
1. Green 2010 Specialized “Globe Haul 1” with a piece of wood on the back that holds two saddle bags.
2. A black 2016 Bianchi “Hybrid C” sport bicycle

9:08 PM A person came into the police station to report fraudulent activity on his ATM card. The person stated that three unauthorized withdrawals were made with his ATM number over Labor Day weekend. The bank was notified of the fraudulent activity.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

9/5-9/6/2017

9/6/2017

6:00 PM A resident came into the police station to report that her bike was stolen from her home on Brook Street. Sometime between the hours of 7am and 12:30pm someone stole her bike off the front porch of her building. The is described bike as a Red Woman's Extra Small, Giant brand Road bike with black and silver trim.  

 A citizen came into the Brookline Police Station to report that her business checks had been stolen and used fraudulently. A report was filed.

Officers were performing Green Dog License checks on the off leash dogs  when one of the Officers was bitten by a dog.  No skin was punctured, and a report was filed.

A citizen came into the Brookline Police Station to report some tools were stolen from his work site. A report was filed and the dectives have been notified.

9/5/2017

Officers responded to a business on Boylston Street Boylston St. Officers located the subject who was subsequently placed under arrest.

Officers responded to an address on Longwood Ave for a Graffiti complaint. The vistim reports graffiti painted on a storage container. Photos were taken.

Officers responded to Westbourne Terrace for a report of a minor Motor Vehicle Crash between two town vehicles. Minor damage was done to both vehicles left side. Pictures were taken and a report was filed.  

Officers responded to an address on Linden Street for a report of a past B&E&L report. The victims report noticing that the window screen above the sink on the right side was flapping in the wind. He noticed that the screen had been cut around the lower perimeter and that the items that were once on the window sill were now on the counter in disarray. It was then  discovered that the rear sliding porch door was slightly open as well at the outer sliding screen. Several items were reported missing. Brookline Detectives arrived on scene to process for finger prints.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9/3-9/4/2017

On 09/03/2017

6:30 PM While on patrol in Coolidge Corner an officer found a set of keys in the area of 294 Harvard Street. It is described as a Honda car key, attached to rewards cards, and has a red leather strap attached to it. The Officer was unable to locate the owner, and they were placed into evidence for safe keeping.

7:00 PM Officers were dispatched to Kent and Longwood Streets for the report of a two car motor vehicle crash. There were no injuries, and one operator was cited for failure to stop for a red traffic signal.

09-04-2017

9:40 AM An Officer observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The Officer initiated a traffic stop. It was determined that the vehicle had revoked insurance, and was uninsured. The operator was summons to court for the offensives and his car was towed.  

11:35 AM An Officer responded to Dunkin Donuts on Beacon Street to take a report of a stolen cell phone. A child was playing with his mother’s phone and left it on the table when they exited the store. They returned a short time later and could not locate the phone. A man in his 40s, wearing a blue shirt and dark jeans was seen leaving the area. Camera footage did not reveal theft of the phone but did show the described man sitting at the same seat where the child left the phone. Police are investigating.

9:47 PM Officers were dispatched to an address on Dwight Street for the report of a live Breaking and Entering of a dwelling. The home owner heard footsteps coming from an upstairs floor and went to investigate it. He discovered a man walking out of his kitchen and onto his back porch. He asked him what he was doing in his house, and the man replied “I was not in your house.”  The man then fled the area. A description of the man was relayed to responding units. A short time later a man fitting the description was stopped by police. After the homeowner positively identified him, the man was arrested for B&E in the night with intent to commit a felony.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

8/29-9/3/2017

8/29-9/3/2017

On 8/29/17 Officers were dispatched to the area of 1322 Beacon St. for the report of a Motor vehicle hit & run.  Upon arrival the Officers spoke with the reporting party and investigated the claims. In the end the reports were determined to be unfounded all parties were advised.

On 8/29/17, an Officer observed a subject who he knew to have active warrants for his arrest. The subject was stopped and subsequently placed under arrest for the three outstanding warrants.

On 08/29/2017 a citizen arrived at the Brookline Police station front desk to report possible fraud. The victim was attempting to sell an item on Craigs List, and got what she believed was a scam response. The victims bank informed her they believed the “ buyer” to be a scammer.

On 08/29/17 a citizen arrived at the Brookline Police Station to file a malicious damage report.   The victim reports large scratches on both sides of his vehicle.  A report was filed.

On 8/29/17, Officers responded to an address on Woodland Rd. for an attempted Breaking and Entering. Upon arrival Officers observed a knife on the ground outside of a door to the left side of the front door of the residence. There was forced entry to the door handle. A subject was located and subsequently charged with breaking and entering and resisting arrest.

On Wednesday 08-30-2017  Officers responded to an address on Babcock St. to take report of a stolen bike.  The victim reports securing her bike to a rack with a U-lock and cable lock.  .  The bicycle is described as a white and gray Giant brand women's "Defy" with an aftermarket bike rack, odometer, and a BU sticker.  This information has been entered into NCIC by dispatchers.

On August 30, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Perry Street for a Breaking and Entering with a larceny from a motor vehicle that had occurred approximately ten minutes prior. The suspect was described as a thin black male wearing a dark baseball cap, polo shirt with stripes and khakis. The suspect entered the motor vehicle and took two black bags from a motor vehicle. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the subject. Detectives arrived to process the scene for finger prints.

On 8/31/17 Offices responded to an address on Holland Rd. on a report of a missing person. After the report was taken, the subject’s family called to report she had returned home. Officers went to the address to confirm. Everything checked out ok.

On 8/29/2017,  Brookline Animal Control Unit, received a report from Newton Wellesley Hospital, reporting an animal bite that occurred in Brookline.  The animal bite was reported to have occurred on 8/27/2017, at Harry Downes Field.  An Investigation into this matter is currently being conducted.

On 08/31/17 Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Cypress St. and Boylston St. A random vehicle query of a Nissan Altima revealed the registered owner had an active warrant.  Once the vehicle was stopped it was determined the registered owner was in the vehicle and was subsequently placed under arrest.

On 8/31/2017 at approximately 0800, Animal Control responded to Harry Downes Field on an investigation of a dog bite that occurred on 8/27.   An investigation is ongoing to identify the owner of the offending dog.  An exposure form and the Brookline Health Department will be notified.

On 8/31/2017 Officers responded to an address on Boylston St for a report of found property.  The property is described as small plastic bags containing a white/yellow powdery substance. The bags have been placed into evidence locker, for destruction, pending an investigation. A follow up by the detective unit is requested.

On 8/31/2017 Officers responded to an address on Beverly Rd for a Fraud Report stemming from a hacked email account. The case is under investigation.

On 8/31/2017 Officers responded to Lee Street on reports of a motor vehicle crash.  One driver was transported to the hospital, one operator was given a citation for failure to yield right of way. Both vehicles were towed.

On August 31, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Walnut St for a larceny of a bicycle. The bike was reportedly stolen from in front of the victim’s house. A report was filed.

On 08/31/2017 Officers were dispatched to the area of Dwight & Babcock St. for a reported hit and run motor vehicle crash involving Town property. The caller reports witnessing a U-Haul truck strike a town sign and flee the area.  Responding officers were unable to locate the U-Haul truck; photos were taken of the damaged sign.

On Friday, September 1, 2017, Officers observed a white Ford Van travelling eastbound on Beacon St. without a valid Inspection Sticker (Expired June, 2017). The Officer conducted a traffic stop and realized the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest and charged with the following; (MGL 90:23) Operating After Revocation (License). (MGL 90:20) Fail to Submit Motor Vehicle for Inspection.
  
On 09/01/2017  Officers observed  a red Honda Accord displaying an expired inspection sticker (expired 02/2017) and  conducted a traffic stop on Cypress Street at the intersection of Tappan Street.  A query on the cruiser laptop revealed the registration status was Revoked due to lack of insurance. The operator was issued MA citation for the following offenses; MGL (90/34J) - Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, MGL (90/23) - Operating after Revoked Registration MGL (90/9) - Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, MGL (90/20) - Failure to submit Motor Vehicle for Inspection.

On 09-01-2017 Officers were dispatched to an address on Cedar Rd. for a larceny report.  The victim reports someone stole his back pack type leaf blower from his enclosed trailer. There were no witnesses to the event, and there are no surveillance cameras in the area. A report has been filed.

On September 1, 2017 officers responded to an address on Beacon St for a fraud report. The victim reports she received a call from a male party with an accent stating that he was from Spain. The male party told her she won 700,000 dollars in a lottery. The caller stated that told she needed to pay 45,000 dollars for income tax to Spain. Ms. Martino stated the caller gave her two names and bank accounts to wire the money to. Unfortunately the victim did send some money. A report was filed.

On 9/1/2017 Officers responded to an address on  Wellington Terrace  on a report of an attempted larceny and malicious damage of a bicycle. The victim reports he placed his grey Raleigh men's bicycle on his front patio to his home.  The bicycle frame and rear wheel were locked together by means of a Kryptonite style lock, thus making it impossible to ride away.  A report was filed.

On September 1, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Harvard St for a report of assault that just occurred. The alleged assault happened between two co workers.  After speaking with both parties a hearing with the Brookline Court is being requested for 265/13A Assault and Battery.
  
On 9/2/2017 Officers observed a male party fueling a moped at a gas station on Harvard St.  The Officer noticed that the moped had damage throughout including body panels held together with duct tape. The Officer approached the operator and inquired about his lack of helmet and the moped. A VIN check on the moped revealed that it had been reported stolen on 8-24-2017 out of Boston.  The subject was placed under arrest and charged with the following; G.L. c. 266, s.60: Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.00.

On  9/2/2017 I Officers responded to the Brookline Police front desk to talk with a former resident regarding a past larceny. The victim reports that as she was moving out of her Egmont street apartment she had numerous bags taken from the side walk. This was move-in day for new students and there were lots of items on the sidewalk. No video surveillance is available. Tracking software is being used to locate several items. A report has been filed.

On 9-2-17 Officers responded to school Street on reports of a single vehicle accident. The operator reports falling asleep and drifted onto the sidewalk, striking a traffic signal before coming to rest at 50 School St. No injuries were reported on scene. Photos of the damage traffic signal and vehicle were taken.

On September 2, 2017 Officers assigned to the Loud Party Car responded to Garrison Road for a group on the street that was rough housing and drinking. The group told Officers they were waiting for Uber rides. They were asked to quiet down to which they complied.   At approximately 0059 hours, Officers were dispatched to Garrison Road for a report of the same group of people being loud and playing loud music from their cars. An additional call was received a few hours later. The Resident was cited $100.00 for Noise Bylaw violation.

On Sunday September 3rd, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street  for a report of an attempted breaking and entering. The reporting party stated a male wearing all black and a gold chain with pendant tried to open one of his windows twice while he was home and possibly left in the direction of Kent Street. The caller reports he was asleep in the living room when he heard someone tampering with one of the windows on the Kent Street side of the building (of his basement level apartment). A search of the area was unsuccessful.

On 09/03/2017, a citizen entered the Brookline Police station to report malicious damage.  The victim reports over the past few weeks she has noticed that her tires have been deflated on several occasions. This past week she took her vehicle to Midas Auto Service on Commonwealth Ave to get her tires looked at. The mechanic at Midas informed her that her driver's side tire appears to have a puncture mark.  The punctured tire was then repaired and not replaced. The victim believes this is a result of someone from her work. A report was filed.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

8/28/2017

8/28/2017

9:58 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to South Street at West Roxbury Parkway for a report of a traffic crash. The two vehicles made contact when vehicle one attempted to make the light on South Street and the other vehicle had a green light travelling on West Roxbury Parkway. The operator of motor vehicle one will be mailed a traffic citation for Failure to Stop for Red Light. The second vehicle was towed from the scene. No one was injured.

10:21 a.m.: A resident contacted dispatch regarding leaf blower use on Washington Street. He requested a quick response in order to catch them in the act. Officers did so and advised the building superintendent of the town bylaw.

11:15 a.m.: While conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Harvard Street and Beacon Street, an officer observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. A traffic stop was conducted. During the stop, dispatch confirmed the operator’s license was revoked. He will be summonsed to court and was issued a citation for Operating a MV after Revocation and for taking the prohibited left turn. His license was confiscated and the vehicle was towed.

11:31 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Boylston Street for a report of a past larceny that occurred on 8/27. The reporting party stated she had been shopping at the Trader Joe’s on Beacon Street with her purse in her cart. When she arrived at the cash register, her purse was missing. She has contacted her bank and all of her credit card companies. She was also advised to have a marker put on her information to prevent the creation of fraudulent accounts in her name. Please do not leave purses or bags unattended in your carts while you shop.

1:57 p.m.: An officer responded to Fuller Street for a report of a bicycle theft. The reporting party stated he had locked his bicycle to a pole on Wednesday (8/23) and discovered it was gone on 8/27 around 6:00 p.m. The responding officer was informed of a found property report from 8/27 regarding a white bicycle. The reporting party identified the bicycle as his and was advised on how to recover the bicycle from the police station.

3:30 p.m.: While assigned to the front desk of the police station, an officer was approached by an individual who wished to file a lost property report. She stated that between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. she left Murphy Park and forgot to take a bag with her. She returned to the park to look for the bag, but could not find it. The bag contained various items including a wallet, cash, debit and credit cards, and two hoodies. The credit cards have been cancelled and no unauthorized activity has occurred on the accounts. The party was advised to contact the major credit bureaus of the matter.    

5:30 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Harvard Street for a report of an attempted bicycle theft. The victim stated that on 8/27 at approximately 11:25 p.m., he heard a buzzing noise outside. He looked outside and saw that his bicycle, which had been locked in front of his residence, was missing. He went outside and saw a male riding the bicycle. The reporting party managed to get his bicycle back and the subject ran away. He is described as about 6 feet tall, in his thirties with a shaved head, wearing a green shirt, dark colored jeans, and a grey backpack. The reporting party was advised to contact police right away in the future.

5:55 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Englewood Avenue for a report of a past residential breaking and entering. The officer spoke to the victim who stated that her bicycle had been in the building’s first floor hallway for approximately one week, but was discovered missing at 5:30 p.m. There was recent damage to the interior doorframe of the building’s foyer. Detectives processed the scene and collected evidence. The building’s landlord informed officers that he had observed the damage to the door at approximately 12:00 p.m.

6:55 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Freeman Street for a report of a past residential breaking and entering of an unlocked apartment. Upon arrival, the victim stated that at 5:00 p.m. he left his apartment to go do laundry in the basement of the building and left his door unlocked. He returned at approximately 6:00 p.m. and discovered his watches were missing. The building’s front desk employee informed the reporting party that there is security surveillance by the elevators and would notify officers when it is available.

9:14 p.m.: A citizen reported a past B&E&L from a motor vehicle. He stated he parked his vehicle in a parking lot on Beacon Street and returned to his vehicle at approximately 2:30 p.m. He placed a box of contact lenses in the vehicle and then left the vehicle to run errands. He does not believe he locked the car. He then left the location at 2:45 p.m. and parked his vehicle on Washington Street. Later, the victim discovered the box of contact lenses and another small box were missing from his car.

Monday, August 28, 2017

8/25/2017 through 8/27/2017

8/25/2017

12:11 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Euston Street for a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim stated he had last seen his bicycle on the morning of 8/24, but when he returned home at approximately 11:30 p.m., his bicycle was missing. The resident’s roommate stated she observed the bicycle still locked to the stairs at approximately 2:00 p.m. The lock had been cut and was found on scene.

1:48 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Winchester Street for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the caller who stated that on 8/22 she was walking home when she encountered a male who attempted to engage in conversation. As he continued to try to speak to her, she became fearful and ran into her building. On 8/25, she observed the same male in the vestibule of her apartment building and contacted the police. Officers spoke to the subject who stated he was waiting for a friend. He was advised that he needed to vacate the premises unless he was specifically invited by a resident and future visits might result in trespassing or other charges. He vacated the premises and the caller was escorted to her apartment.

7:00 a.m.: An officer spoke to a representative of the management company at the same address on Winchester Street regarding an individual in the building. The male was located and identified as the subject involved in the incident that occurred earlier. He claimed he was looking for a friend and was observed knocking on several apartment doors. Officers escorted the subject out of the building and the property owner arrived on scene. The subject was issued a verbal no-trespass order and was advised he would be subject to arrest if he went onto the property again. Officers requested that the management company remind tenants to lock their doors and deny access to unknown individuals.

10:30 a.m.: A subject was placed under arrest for an active arrest warrant related to a car break that occurred on Naples Road. Officers and detectives located the party in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Winslow Road. At the time of his arrest, the subject was in possession of bolt cutters, screw drivers, a wrench, and stolen gift cards. Officers received the proper owner’s address and information on where his vehicle would have been left. His vehicle was located and appeared to have been broken into. The proper owner could not be contacted, but he was provided information via email. The bolt cutters and gift cards were placed into evidence.

10:45 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street to serve a warrant. The subject could not be located at his residence, but he arrived at the front desk at approximately 10:45 a.m. At this time, he was placed under arrest for a warrant for Larceny by Check.

12:05 p.m.: An officer responded to the intersection of High Street and Chestnut Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving town property. The operator had changed lanes before turning onto Chestnut Street and had crashed into a stop sign. He was issued a citation for Unsafe Lane Change. The Highway Department was notified of the damaged sign.

12:13 p.m.: An officer spoke with a party who believed he had been scammed by a landscaper. On 8/3, the reporting party provided the landscaper with a check for work that was to be done in his back yard. The landscaper was meant to bring a contract to the resident before any of the work was done and before the check was cashed; however, the check was cashed and the reporting party never received a contract. The landscaper stated he would bring the contract on various occasions, but failed to do so and the victim can no longer contact him. The victim has started civil proceedings at Brookline District Court.

12:28 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on John Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that between 7/19 and 8/1 he had deposited a check for his insurance company into a mailbox on Harvard Street. He was later informed that the company did not receive his payment. The party contacted his bank, but records on how the check was cashed are unclear. Detective follow up has been requested.  

1:07 p.m.: A traffic stop was conducted on Beacon Street when a vehicle was observed turning right through a red light from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. During the stop, the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. He was identified and dispatch confirmed he was the subject of an active arrest warrant. The subject was placed under arrest without incident.

8/26/2017

A citizen reported that a spare tire had been stolen from the back of her vehicle. She stated that she had parked her vehicle on Linden Street on 8/23 between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. and when she returned to the vehicle, the spare tire and cover had been removed.

11:42 a.m.: A citizen reported he had attempted to purchase parrots from an online site. On 8/22 he purchased two parrots and sent a money gram to an individual in Virginia. He later sent an additional sum of money for the birds’ insurance to another individual in Virginia. When asked to send more money, the reporting party stated he believed he had been scammed and stopped responding to emails from the company. Officers were provided copies of the transfers made and emails between the two parties.

10:13 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Harvard Street for a report of a bicycle theft from a bike rack on a vehicle. At approximately 7:05 p.m., the vehicle was parked on Harvard Street and the bicycle was locked to the bike rack. At 10:10 p.m., the bicycle was missing. The lock had been cut and was left on the vehicle. The lock was placed into evidence and the bicycle’s serial number was entered into the database.

8/27/2017

1:21 a.m.: An officer arrived at an address on Worthington Road to assist a fellow officer with found property. The officer had observed a white bicycle on the ground at the beginning of a driveway. The garage door at the rear of the residence was also unlocked/open. None of the residents were home at the time and it did not appear that forced entry had been used to enter the garage. The garage was closed and the bicycle was transported to the station pending determination of ownership.

3:30 a.m.: An officer observed three males looking into buildings on Harvard Street with a flashlight. The officer stopped the individuals and other officers arrived to assist. While speaking to the three males, it was discovered that one of them had a default warrant. He was placed under arrest. Officers safely removed a hypodermic needle from his person during the process.  A camera was also found in his possession and placed into evidence. The subject was later transported for medical attention.


6:33 p.m.: An officer was approached by an individual on University Road stating that her motor vehicle had been maliciously damaged sometime in the past several weeks. On 8/15 at approximately 8:00 p.m., the vehicle was parked and on 9/27 at approximately 4:00 p.m. she observed a scratch on her rear bumper and multiple scratch marks on the passenger side rear door. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

8/24/2017

8/24/2017

12:04 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Beacon Street to meet a party who reported her vehicle had been egged. The reporting party stated she was driving her vehicle through the intersection of Marion Street and Beacon Street when her vehicle was egged. There was no damage to the vehicle. There was a similar incident on 7/26 and officers are working to identify those responsible for these events.

8:05 a.m.: Officers, along with Brookline Fire and Fallon Ambulance, responded to Washington Street for a motor vehicle crash with personal injuries. While travelling on Washington Street toward Cypress Street, motor vehicle #1 was rear-ended by motor vehicle #2. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. One of the operators was transported by Fallon Ambulance for additional medical attention. Officers assisted in the exchange of information and advised both parties to contact their insurance companies.

9:11 a.m.: Brookline Dispatch received a call for a leaf blower complaint in the area of Russett Road and Ashville Road. The caller was unable to see the company working in the area. An officer responded to the area and found that no leaf blowers were in use. An insulation company, roofer, and tree company were working nearby.

10:18 a.m.: An officer responded to a call for a leaf blower complaint on Washington Street. The company was advised of the town bylaw. They were finished working for the day and left the area.

11:30 a.m.: An individual turned in a found cellphone to the front desk of the police station. The cell phone was found at Griggs Park and has been placed into evidence pending determination of ownership.

11:30 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Washington Street for a noise complaint regarding a leaf blower. Upon arrival, the officer observed a landscaping company, but no leaf blowers were in use.

12:55 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Ivy Street regarding an attempted breaking and entering that occurred earlier in the month. The homeowner showed officers the side porch door. Glass in the bottom corner of the door had been punched out and broken, but has since been replaced. A sheer curtain inside the door was stained and submitted to detectives. Detectives also photographed and processed the scene. The resident believes the incident took place between 7/31 and 8/2 while she was away. Officers attempted to contact two parties who were working or present at the address at the time. Detective follow up has been requested.

5:17 p.m.: Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for an attempted shoplifting. The manager of the store stated a male subject attempted to steal merchandise by concealing it in his bag. As he went to leave, the manager approached the male and he returned the items, but began to threaten the store employee. He was later located by officers on Commonwealth Avenue. The store manager participated in a show up identification and confirmed he was the male who attempted to shoplift. He was placed under arrest and charged with Shoplifting and Threat to Commit a Crime. Officers were provided a receipt for the store item and video surveillance of the incident.

7:39 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Downes Field for a report of a missing cell phone. The reporting party was able to track the phone to the area of the field, but when officers responded it appeared that the cell phone was turned off. Later, officers attempted to locate the phone again by calling it, but the phone went straight to voicemail.

10:09 p.m.: A citizen reported his bicycle was stolen. The victim stated he had locked his bike to a bike rack on Harvard Street at approximately 6:00 p.m. and when he returned at approximately 10:00 p.m., the bicycle was gone. The lock was also taken.