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 31, 2017

7/28-7/30/2017

7/28/2017

An officer was dispatched to an address on Pleasant Street to retrieve found property. The reporting party gave the officer a book bag he had found that contained various items including passports and electronics.

7:11 p.m.: An officer requested backup for a traffic stop on Lenox Street near Mountfort Street. The driver had been observed taking a left turn off of Carlton Street and attempted to drive the wrong way on Mountfort Street. The operator’s license status returned negative and he was issued a citation for Operating without a License: Never Issued and Restricted Way.

11:06 p.m.: An officer observed a vehicle make an improper left turn from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Beacon Street and Centre Street. During the stop, it was found that the operator had two active default warrants. She was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Improper Left Turn.

7/29/2017

9:58 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Allerton Street for a report of malicious destruction of property. The reporting party stated she noticed the fence next to the property was damaged. She had not noticed damage on 7/28 in the late afternoon. A security employee for the property was able to repair part of the damaged area, but there is still minor damage to the bottom of the fence. Both parties were instructed to contact the police if they discover helpful video surveillance.

1:07 p.m.: An individual turned in a credit card he had found in the vicinity of Boylston Street and Washington Street. A voicemail was left with the rightful owner and the credit card has been placed into safekeeping.

5:02 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Fuller Street for a report of a hit and run. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that between 6:00 p.m. on 7/28 and 4:30 p.m. on 7/29, his vehicle sustained damage to its front bumper and the left front area of the vehicle. For most of this time, his vehicle was parked in a parking lot.

Officers responded to Washington Street for a report of a truck that struck a fire hydrant. The operator stated he was making a right turn, but due to oncoming traffic was unable to make a wide turn. As a result, the rear tire of the tractor trailer made contact with the fire hydrant and was knocked over. The Brookline Water Department was notified and arrived on scene.

7/30/2017

An individual reported that his identity had been compromised and various accounts had been opened or attempted to be opened in his name. He notified the fraud bureaus of the businesses and the three major credit bureaus.


Brookline Control received a call from a resident stating that she and her family had returned home to find that their house had been broken into. She was advised to exit the house and wait for officers to arrive. Officers responded to the address on Walnut Street and determined the culprit had fled the scene. One of the panes of glass on the side of the door had been broken to reach through the window and unlock the door. The victims had noticed a few items were missing upon entering their house, but did not have a chance to inspect their full loss. Officers also spoke to a neighbor who stated that he had observed a vehicle in the victim’s driveway earlier in the afternoon. Detectives arrived on scene and collected evidence. 

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