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Tuesday, July 18, 2017



12:50 a.m.: Officers and Brookline Fire responded to a call for a carbon monoxide alarm at an address on Freeman Street. The fire department and National Grid determined that the gas was being taken out of the building by a vent, but was entering a window of one of the apartment units. An evacuation was not necessary. Residents waited for their apartments to vent and officers notified the concierge and maintenance technician of the damage that occurred during the necessary forced entries of units.

7:34 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Russel Street for a larceny report. The reporting parties stated that they were hired as contractors to work on the house. Sometime between 1:00 p.m. on 7/16 and 6:30 a.m. on 7/17, someone entered the residence and took various tools and supplies. One of the parties had a key to the residence in his possession; the key is usually hung inside for workers to access the house. There were no signs of forced entry. A follow up by detectives has been requested.

An officer responded to an address on Greenough Street for a past larceny report. The reporting party stated that two packages were taken from his front porch some time since July 3, 2017 when they were delivered. Officers have been provided tracking and product information.

An officer responded to an address on School Street for a report of a past package theft. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that she received an email notifying her that her package had been delivered on 5/15/2017. The party returned home on 7/15/17 to find the package missing. Officers have been provided with the tracking and product information.

3:51 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on St. Paul Street for a reported bicycle theft. Upon arrival, the caller stated her son’s bicycle had been locked to an iron railing by their front door at approximately 7:00 p.m. on 7/14. The bicycle was noticed missing with the bicycle lock cut on 7/15 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Another bicycle lock was tampered with as well. These other bicycles had been locked on 7/16 at approximately 4:00 p.m. and the reporting party noticed the damage at approximately 1:30 p.m. on 7/17. The Walk and Talk Unit was notified and detective follow up has been requested.

5:31 p.m.: Officers responded to a car dealership on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the Service Manager stated that a customer had dropped off his vehicle for service. During the day on 7/12, a service member had moved the car and left it unlocked. At 2:35 a.m. on 7/13, the vehicle was stolen. Camera footage shows a male checking multiple car doors in the parking lot. He arrived at the car in question and drove the car onto Harvard Street. A copy of camera footage of the parking lot has been requested.  The owner was notified that his vehicle was stolen. Detectives will follow up for the investigation.

8:08 p.m.: Officers responded to a parking lot on Harvard Street for a report of a minor motor vehicle accident. Vehicle #1 had been stopped at a red light with vehicle #2 stopped behind it. When the light turned green vehicle #1 rolled backward into vehicle #2. There were no injuries and minor damage to both vehicles. Dispatch confirmed that one of the operators did not have an active license and officers were also notified that he had an active default warrant. The operator of motor vehicle one was placed under arrest for the default warrant and his vehicle was towed from the scene. 

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