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.

Monday, July 17, 2017

7/14-7/16/2017

7/14/2017

1:15 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on University Road for a report of fraud. The reporting party stated that on 6/28 she mailed her rent check to her landlord, but he did not receive it. The two agreed to another route of payment including another check and a Venmo transfer. On 7/14, the reporting party realized her original check has been cashed as well as the new check and Venmo transfer. The landlord stated he never received the original check. A picture of the original check was provided and appears to have been altered. The victim filed a fraud claim with her bank and a full reimbursement it pending. Detective follow up has been requested.

An officer was dispatched to Beacon Street for an accident involving damage to town property. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated he observed a white truck pulling out of a parking spot on Beacon Street strike a taxi stand sign, knocking it down. The party could not identify the driver and has no further information on the vehicle. A town of Brookline CIMS video surveillance is at the intersection of St. Paul Street and Beacon Street.  A review will be conducted to see if any information can be retrieved.

8:51 p.m.: An officer responded to a business on Thorndike Street for a report of an attempted break that occurred overnight. The owner stated she had locked the store on 7/13 at approximately 10:00 p.m. On 7/14 she returned to the store and had difficulty using her key to open the door, but gained entry. At approximately 5:00 p.m., she was unable to lock the door. The owner observed scratches and marks on the door and door frame that were consistent with someone attempting to gain entry. The lock had been slightly out of place, but was pushed back into place allowing the door to function properly. Detectives arrived to assist and take photos and the owner stated she would notify police as soon as she accessed the security surveillance footage.

7/15/2017

1:32 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling eastbound on Commonwealth Avenue. A random query of the vehicles registration indicated that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Mary’s Street. The operator was found to be the owner of the vehicle. He was issued a citation for Operating After Suspension – License and will be summonsed to court for the same offense. The vehicle was released to a friend with the operator’s permission.  

7:17 a.m.: Brookline Fire, Fallon Ambulance, and Brookline Police officers responded to the area of Washington Street and Harvard Street for a motor vehicle accident with unknown injuries. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the driver who stated he had struck a tree when he attempted to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle sustained major front end damage and the operator was transported for additional medical attention. The operator was found to have a suspended license and the vehicle was found to have a registration status of Revoked Due to Insurance. The operator will be issued citations for Operating After Suspension, Uninsured MV, Unregistered MV, and Attaching Plates.

9:51 a.m.: Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on at Harvard Street and Beacon Street. All parties reported they were uninjured. An officer had stopped traffic to allow a construction vehicle to cross the intersection when one vehicle did not stop in time and struck the vehicle in front of him, causing the second vehicle to hit the back of the next vehicle. Officers assisted in the exchange of information between all parties and the drivers were advised to contact their insurance companies and complete a Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a larceny report. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated she had placed her purse down on a display and left it unattended for a moment.  When she returned to it, it was gone. Surveillance footage could not clearly capture when the party put her purse down and no one was captured leaving the store with the bag. The next day (7/16) at approximately 2:00 a.m., dispatch called to inform officers that a customer has found her purse and the purse has been returned to the owner with all of her belongings.

7:35 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Longwood Avenue at the corner of Marshall Street for a graffiti complaint. Upon arrival, the manager of the condo association showed officers an email she had received from a resident advising her of the graffiti on the property. A resident of the Marshall Street property stated she had heard voices outside of her window around 2:45 a.m. The tags have been photographed and follow up by the Community Service Division has been requested.

7/16/2017

8:24 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Chestnut Street for a reported larceny of a bicycle. Upon arrival, the victim stated her daughter and her daughter’s friend had their bicycles stolen. At approximately 6:30 p.m., the two girls had placed their bicycles outside of the residence unsecured and in plain view. When they returned to the bicycles prior to 6:30 p.m., they were missing. Officers searched local parking lots and parks for the bicycles, but were unable to locate them.

10:00 p.m.: A random query of a vehicle traveling on Gibbs Street revealed the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. A traffic stop was initiated at the intersection of Gibbs Street and Stedman Street. It was confirmed that the operator of the vehicle was the registered owner and that his license had been suspended. He was issued a citation for Operating After Suspension – License and will be summonsed to court for the offense.


Over the weekend, we also received two reports of credit card fraud. 

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