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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Resident Scammed Out of Thousands of Dollars


6:40 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Clark Road for a disturbance. The reporting party stated her neighbor had come over to confront the resident regarding the revving of a motorcycle and grabbed her by the shoulders during the interaction. The neighbor will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing for the charge of Assault and Battery.

11:30 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling westbound on Beacon Street make an illegal right on red onto Washington Street. A traffic stop was conducted. It was found that the operator’s license was suspended non-renewable. The operator was placed under arrest without incident and was issued a citation for Operating after Suspension and Right on Red Violation (Posted).

12:10 p.m.: Brookline Dispatch received a call for a shoplifter out of a business on Beacon Street. Officers located the individual on John Street. An officer returned to the business on Beacon Street and spoke to an employee who observed the subject take an item from the store, conceal it in his bag, and exit the store. The employee participated in a Show Up Identification and confirmed that the subject officers had stopped was the shoplifter. He was placed under arrest for Shoplifting Third and Subsequent Offense. The merchandise was returned to the store and officers were provided with a receipt which was placed into evidence.

1:28 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Stedman Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. The vehicle’s operator stated he was travelling westbound on Stedman Street when his GPS fell from his windshield. While attempting to retrieve it, he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and was towed from the scene. The operator stated he was uninjured. The Town Forestry Division was contacted to inspect the tree.

Larceny Under False Pretenses

3:44 p.m.: The victim was approached by a subject and asked for her help. Suspect stated he owed a large sum of money to the immigration office, but he also had a winning lottery ticket that he needed to cash in but was unable to collect due to his “immigration issue”. Victim agreed and withdrew a total of $10,000 from two banks.

First suspect is described as a light-skinned white or Hispanic male, around 35 years old, 6’02”, thin build, clean shaven, bald on top of his head with dark short hair around the sides, wearing a long sleeve shirt and gray/blue pants.

Second suspect is described as the following: darker-skinned Hispanic male, 6’0”, medium build, between 20-30 years old, with black curly hair, wearing a dark blue shirt with vertical pink stripes, blue jeans and black boots. 

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