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.

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