On January 1, 2017, Officers stopped a motor vehicle on Naples Rd for a defective headlight and speeding. A check through Brookline Control and the MA RMV showed that the operator’s right to operate a motor vehicle had been suspended. The operator was placed under arrest and transported to the Brookline Police Station.
On 01/15 /2017 Officers responded to Park St. for a graffiti complaint. The Officers located the graffiti on a brick wall on the rear of the property, photographed it, and then advised the property owner on ways they could remove the graffiti.
On Sunday 01-15-2017 Officers responded to an address on St. Paul St. on reports of malicious damage to a glass door by what appeared to be a BB gun. A report was filed and Detectives will be following up the incident.
On 1/15/2017 a citizen walked into the Brookline Police Station to report that their vehicle had been broken into. They reported that their vehicle was parked on Elm St. and they discovered the rear drivers side cargo window had been smashed and items stolen. A report was filed and the victim was advised.
On 1/15/17 at approximately 0200 hours, Officers responded to the MBTA upper platform on Chestnut hill Ave. for a report of a past assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Upon arrival officers met with the victim, who reported that at approximately 0135 hours, she was standing on the MBTA platform waiting for the last train. The victim made note of a vehicle because it was driving slowly as it approached the T-stop. The victim then heard three popping noises and then felt something strike her in the upper rear left thigh; she felt a slight pain and looked to see what she was struck by. She did not see anything on the ground and her pants were not torn. The Victim saw the vehicle drive away on Chapel St. toward Longwood Ave., but did not see which way on Longwood Ave. The victim notified the MBTA Police and they responded as well. Based on the description of the event Officers believe she was shot with a BB gun. A search of the area was conducted, however no evidence was located.
On 01/13/17, a citizen walked into the Brookline Police Station to report an internet fraud. The victim reports selling a coat, a Canada Goose hooded coat, to another party via E-Bay. Shortly after receiving the coat, the byer contacted E-Bay and reported that the coat she bought was not a real Canada Goose coat and she was returning it to the seller. E-Bay then contacted the victim and notified her of this claim. E-Bay also told the victim she was responsible to repay buyer the amount of the coat. The victim contends the coat was real, and the buyer has returned a fake Canada Goose coat to her. The victim contends that the buyer purposely switched the coat and sent her a fake Canada Goose coat in an attempt to defraud her. A report was filed.
On 01/13/17 Officers responded to Eliot St. for a report of malicious damage. The victim reports having candy cane Christmas decorations damaged, possibly by scissors. The wires to the candy canes had been cut. No other damage was reported.
On 1/13/16 Officers responded to 1330 Beacon St. to retrieve some found property. The item has been secured into submitted into evidence to be held until the owners are located.
On 01/13/17 Officers responded to Arlington Rd. ext. at Heath St. for a report of a car on fire. Upon arrival officers observed a motor vehicle parked on the side of Arlington Rd. and Brookline Fire Department extinguishing a fire coming from the engine area. The owner was on scene was not hurt. The owner was advised to contact his insurance company.
On 1/13/17 Officers responded to Boylston St for a reported traffic hazard. Upon arrival Officers observed the traffic light mast and arm lying straight across Rt 9 Eastbound (Boylston St) blocking both lanes of traffic. Several units responded to the area to assist with traffic. Officers did not notice any serious damage that might have caused the structure to fall over, nor did they note any debris in the area not belonging to the light pole. Officers noted it was quite windy at the time and the direction in which the structure fell does not appear to be consistent with a vehicle or other object having struck the mast. The Town of Brookline DPW and MA Dept of Transportation (DOT) were notified.
On 1/13/17 Officers responded to an address on Cypress St., to investigate a reported package theft. The victim reported that several packages delivered by the UPS on had apparently been stolen. A report was filed.
On 1/13/2017 Officers responded to an address on Boylston St., for a larceny of a purse. The victim reports placing her hand bag at the back of her chair. After leaving the store the victim noticed she did not have her hand bag. When they returned to the store a male customer looked in the men’s room trash can and located the handbag. The victim reports that her purse was missing from the handbag. As this was being investigated the victims spouse called to let her know that one of their cards was being used at a unknown gas station. The victim was advised to immediately cancel the credit cards that were missing. A follow-up will be conducted by Brookline Detectives.
On January 13, 2017 an Officer conducted a traffic stop on Harvard St. after they observed the vehicle make a prohibited "U-turn" from northbound to southbound on Harvard St. Brookline Control confirmed that the driver’s right to operate in Massachusetts was suspended for failure to pay a fine. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the station by the 555 unit.
On January 12 2017, Multiple Officers responded to an address on Harvard St on reports of a theft. A description was given out of the suspect, and that he fled on a bicycle. The description included the subject carrying a black plastic bag. An Officer observed a subject fitting the description given along the Muddy River. The Officer observed the subject drop a black plastic bag behind a tree then ride away on the bike. After a brief pursuit the subject was stopped by Officers. A store employee was brought to the scene and identified the subject that was stopped as the one that they had witnessed take items from the store. The subject was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting, Disorderly person, and resisting arrest.
On 1/12/2017 while on a traffic post, a Brookline Police Officer was approached by a motorist who stated that they had found someone’s personal property in the vicinity of 525 Harvard Street Brookline. Due to the traffic congestion the driver did not want to be identified and left the area without giving further information. The wallet contained a Commonwealth of Massachusetts paycheck with an address out of Brainerd Rd., Allston MA., No other identification was found in the wallet. Attempts are being made to contact the owner. The wallet was placed in an evidence locker.
On January 12, 2017 Officers stopped a vehicle that was operating west on Beacon Street for an expired inspection sticker. A query of the operators right to operate in MA revealed a revoked status for failure to pay a fine. The operator was asked to exit the vehicle and was subsequently placed under arrest without incident for MGL c. 90 s. 23: Operating after Revocation of License, MGL c. 90 s. 20: Failure to Submit MV for Inspection, and MGL c. 90 s. 11: No License In Possession.