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Monday, May 8, 2017

5/4 - 5/7


On 05/04/2017 Officers responded to an address on University Road for a past theft report. The victim reports that his shed and his upstairs neighbor’s shed were broken into. Items had been taken from both sheds.

On May 4, 2017, Officers were dispatched to Washington St. at Park St. for a report of a traffic crash. After an investigation one operator was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for Brookline Town By-Law Article VII Section 4, Following Too Closely. There were no reported injuries and both vehicles were drivable.

On May 4, 2017, Officers witnessed a minor motor vehicle crash at Cypress Road at Brington Road. A query on the cruiser laptop of the North Carolina Registration returned a status of revoked due to lack of insurance. The operator was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation M.G.L. c. 90 s. 23: Operating after Revoked Insurance, M.G.L. c. 90 s. 34J: Uninsured Motor Vehicle, M.G.L. c. 90 s. 9: Unregistered Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was towed and the license plates removed.

On 5/4/2017, multiple units responded to an address on Babcock St for a report of a subject refusing to leave the premises. Officers were informed that the subject tended to become violent when confronted. It was apparent to the Officers that the subject was unstable and could not speak coherently or rationally. The subject struck the officers as they attempted to assist. The subject was transported to the hospital and will be summonsed into Brookline Court for M.G.L. c. 265 s. 15A Assault and Battery Dangerous weapon to wit "door', and M.G.L. c. 265 s.13D  A&B on a Police Officer.

On May 4, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street, for a report of Identity Theft. The victim reports the incident had occurred back in the 2012. He was notified by the Bank last year that a checking account was opened in his name, which became delinquent. Their investigation revealed that a female in Michigan had opened the delinquent account in the year 2012. Today while attempting to place a freeze on his credit history he was advised by the crediting bureau that they will need police report. He was advised to contact the three credit monitoring agencies to report his identity theft.

On May 4, 2017 the Massachusetts Probation Electronic Monitoring Program contacted the Brookline Police Department and advised that a subject with three outstanding arrest warrants in effect, was showing a GPS location on Franklin Court, Brookline.  Officers responded to the Address provided by the GPS monitoring bracelet and located the subject. He was placed under arrest without incident. The Massachusetts Probation Electronic Monitoring Program was notified that the subject was placed under arrest.

On 5-4-17 a subject came to the Brookline Police Station to report that her checking account had unauthorized purchases. She stated that there were 3 charges made at Macy's in Flushing NY. The victim still has possession of the charge card, and was advised to cancel it. A report was filed.


On 05/05/2017 Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Harvard Street and Beacon Street and observed a vehicle drive in the bike lane and parking spaces. The officers were able to stop the vehicle on Naples Road.  As they were speaking with the operator they detected an odor of alcoholic beverages coming from her person. The Officers conducted a Field Sobriety Test and determined, due to the subjects inability to successfully complete the tests that the subject was under the influence. She was placed under arrest for Operating under the Influence of Liquor.

On 5-5-2017 Officers responded to Boylston St. at Norfolk Rd. for a motor vehicle crash.  Both operators were uninjured and Officers assisted with the exchange of paper work.  One operator was cited for following too closely.  One vehicle was towed from the scene.

On 5/5/17 Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Washington St and Davis Ave. when they observed a vehicle fail to stop for the red light. The Officers activated the cruisers emergency blue lights and conducted a traffic stop in front of 333 Washington St.  A query of the operator’s license revealed that his right to operate a motor vehicle was suspended. The operator was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for Operating after Suspension and Red light violation. He was advised that he will be summonsed into Brookline District court for the above offenses. The vehicle was turned over to a licensed driver.

On May 5th, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Kent St for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival officers observed a motor vehicle with severe front middle and front right damage as well as damage to the right front quarter panel. They noticed a second vehicle with significant damage to the rear middle bumper, trunk, and left rear quarter panel. No injuries were reported and both vehicles needed to be towed. The operator believed she hydroplaned into the parked vehicle.


On 05-06-2017 Officers responded to an address on Boylston St. for a disturbance. Upon arrival the Officer spoke with a subject who appeared intoxicated. After speaking with the subject it was decided that he would be placed into protective custody until he sobered up. Once at the station the subject requested an ambulance and he was transported to the hospital.

On May 6, 2017, Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street that reported a suspected shoplifter had just left the store, and got into a vehicle.  A vehicle description was given out and responding officers located this vehicle near Lawton and Thorndike Street. The Officers conducted a traffic stop.  At this time responding units requested Brookline Dispatch to query the driver and the vehicle. Brookline Control confirmed through the Massachusetts RMV that the status of his license is suspended and the status of the vehicle is active. During the investigation, officers located heroin in the mirror on the driver side sun visor. The driver was placed under arrest and issued MA Uniform Citation for: M.G.L. Ch. 90 S. 23: Operating after Suspension, M.G.L. Ch. 90 S. 13A Operating a Motor Vehicle without a Seatbelt as well as M.G.L. Ch.94C S. 34: Possession of Class A Substance (Heroin). The passenger was arrested and charged with M.G.L. Ch. 266 S.30 Larceny Over $250, M.G.L. Ch. 265 S. 15B: Assault With A Dangerous Weapon.  The vehicle was towed.

On 5/6/2017 Officers responded to an address on South St., for a report of a past assault and battery.  After an investigation it was determined that the situation was a misunderstanding and all parties were advised.

On 05/06/17 a citizen walked into the Brookline Police Station to report his wallet had been stolen. The victim states he was at an establishment on Commonwealth Ave. and placed his personal belongings in an unlocked locker.  When he left at approximately he noticed his wallet was missing. The wallet was a men's wallet containing I.Ds and credit cards. The victim has already cancelled all of his credit/debit cards and reported them to the card companies, and major credit bureaus.


On 07 May 2017 Officers, while on patrol near the intersection of Beacon Street (westbound) and Englewood Avenue, observed a dark colored sedan turn right from Englewood Avenue on to Beacon Street.  The vehicle failed to both yield and stay in the right most lane while making the turn; forcing the officer to brake hard behind him as he was crossing over to the left lane of Beacon Street.  The Officer activated the overhead blue lights and safely conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Beacon Street and Strathmore Road. The Officer observed an odor of burning rubber as well as damage to the front driver's side of the vehicle.  Brookline Dispatch contacted Boston Police and inquired if they had had any hit-and-run accidents recently in the area.  A short time later, they informed the officers that there was a hit-and-run accident with property damage near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Chestnut Hill Avenue.  Boston responded to the scene and after an investigation it was determined that this vehicle was involved in a crash and the vehicle fled the scene. The operator agreed to Field Sobriety Testing. After the tests were complete the subject was placed under arrest and charged with the following: MGL 90 s. 24 Operation under the influence (liquor), MGL 89 s.8 Failure to yield to oncoming traffic. The vehicle was towed.

On May 7, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Harvard Street for a theft of a bicycle. The victim reports that he locked his electric, Sondors bicycle had been stolen. There was no evidence of how the bicycle was stolen and in the immediate area of the meters and there does not appear to be any cameras aimed towards this location. He believes someone gained access by unlocking his bicycle lock.

On 5/7/2017 Officers responded to an address on Babcock St. for a reported assault.  The assault happened to parties familiar with each other and may have been the result of medication issues. 2 parties are being summonsed into Brookline Court, M.G.L. Ch. 265 s 13a Assault and Battery.

On 5/7/2017, Detectives responded to an address on Tappan St for vandalism to a vehicle that had its four tires slashed or air let out of them.  The vehicle and tires were photographed. A partial fingerprint was developed on the side panel above the right rear tire. It was photographed and lifted to be submitted to the ID Unit for further analysis.

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