11:26 p.m.: Officers responded to the intersection of Harvard Ave and Park St for a traffic crash. At the time of the accident, it was raining and the road surface was wet. Traffic was very light and the intersection is fairly dark at night. The vehicle struck a fire hydrant causing minor damage to the vehicle. No reported injuries or damage to the hydrant.
Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street on reports of a shoplifter. They gave a description of the suspect as a female wearing a black hooded jacket, and black backpack that was last seen walking on Kenwood Street. Detectives were able to locate a subject who matched the description, standing in front of an address on Kenwood St. An employee positively ID the suspect the detectives had stopped and she was informed she will be summonsed into Brookline Court for Shoplifting.
At approximately 1430 hours, Brookline Control relayed via BAPRN that a car-jacking had just occurred on Washington St. in Jamaica Plain and that the suspect had just taken the victim's car, a 2016 white Kia Optima. Boston updated the car-jacking to use without authority, and also put out that the suspect had two default warrants and there was probable cause for an arrest. Brookline Officers were able to locate that vehicle on Route 9 approximately an hour later. A traffic stop was conducted and the operator was arrested without further incident. The operator was charged with Operating After Suspension, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and two existing warrants