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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8/17/2017 through 8/21/2017


7:50 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Franklin Court to serve an arrest warrant/probation violation. The subject was placed under arrest without incident.

9:10 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle make an aggressive maneuver on Washington Street when he failed to signal a lane change. A traffic stop was conducted. It was found that the operator’s right to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts was suspended. He was placed under arrest. An inventory search of the vehicle led to the discovery of prescription pill bottles. As a result, the operator will also be charged with Possession of a Class E Substance. He was issued a citation for Failure to Signal Lane Change and Operating After Suspension.

1:08 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Beals Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated her Kindle tablet was stolen on 8/16 between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. At the time, she had received a grocery delivery during which the deliveryman had entered her residence. The reporting party contacted Amazon who forgave charges made on her account. The delivery company and deliveryman were contacted by the officer. Detective follow up has been requested to investigate the unauthorized charges.

2:20 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Aspinwall Avenue. The caller stated that their Vespa had been taken from their driveway and now an individual was outside the address with the scooter. The reporting party stated he had left his scooter in the driveway at approximately 12:20 p.m. and noticed it missing at approximately 2:10 p.m. Shortly after, he saw the young male walking toward the house with the Vespa. Officers spoke to the young male who stated he was at Pierce Playground when he bought the scooter from another male. He also had a BB gun in his possession. It appeared the vehicle’s seat lock had been broken and the key ignition hole had been tampered with. The male will be charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Minor Possession of Air Rifle.

4:35 p.m.: A citizen reported she was the victim of internet fraud involving her bank accounts. She stated a sum of money had been illegally taken from her account. She is working with her bank to resolve the issue and was advised to contact the credit bureaus and FTC Identity Theft Web Page.

7:15 p.m.: An officer responded to the intersection of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Dean Road for a town property damage accident. The officer spoke with one of the operators who stated he was making a turn onto Dean Road when he struck a traffic/pedestrian signal which fell onto another vehicle. There were no injuries and the operators had exchanged information prior to the officer’s arrival. The Highway and Signal Department were notified.

8:16 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Engelwood Avenue for a report of stolen packages. Tracking information showed that two of the packages were delivered on 8/3 and one of them was delivered on 8/8. The reporting party contacted her landlord and asked about the building’s security.


11:02 a.m.: Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street for an attempted shoplifting. An employee had observed the subject place an item in her bag only to return it to the shelf when she noticed the employee. Officers also spoke with the manager of another business on Beacon Street who stated the same party had concealed items in her bag then placed some of them back on a shelf and left the store. A female party matching the subject’s description was located. The store employees participated in a show up ID and confirmed she was the shoplifter. She was placed under arrest and the stolen items were returned to the businesses. The party will be charged with two counts of Shoplifting Under $250. Video surveillance will be provided to the police when available. While in booking, officers discovered the subject had given false information during the shoplifting arrest. Brookline Dispatch confirmed the individual had two default warrants. She was informed of the additional charges for the warrants and False Name.

2:08 p.m.: Officers observed a suspicious male at Amory Park. An officer lost sight of the individual as he went to speak with another male who later left in the opposite direction. When the suspicious male observed the police officer, he reversed directions. He was later located at the intersection of Amory and Freeman Street where he was found to be in possession of multiple types of drugs and a sum of cash which were placed into evidence. The subject was placed under arrest and is being charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and Possession of a Class C Substance. 

2:52 p.m.: Officers responded to Washington Street/Brookline Avenue for a hit and run accident. The reporting party stated that she was travelling on Washington Street approaching a red light at Brookline Avenue. When the light turned green, another vehicle swerved into her lane coming into contact with her vehicle. She pulled over hoping to obtain the other driver’s information, but they continued on Boylston Street. On 8/19 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the party provided officers with the possible vehicle registration. Officers identified and spoke with the other operator who was cooperative and provided information over the phone. The reporting party was contacted and will follow up with the other operator and her insurance company.

8:53 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street at Winchester Street for a scooter accident. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual being treated by a passerby. Brookline Fire and Fallon Ambulance Paramedics arrived and took over treatment. It appears that the operator was travelling westbound on Beacon Street when he lost control of his vehicle. The operator was transported for further medical attention.


9:50 a.m.: An individual reported he was the victim of identity theft. He stated that his credit card had been compromised and a party was attempting to use his personal information and credit card to make various purchases. The credit card company is following up and the charges have been blocked. He has filed an affidavit of fraud with the major credit bureaus and provided information for the Fraud Victim Assistance Department and FTC Identity Theft Page.

11:00 a.m.: A citizen reported she was the victim of identity theft. She stated she was informed her credit cards and PayPal account had been compromised. She also discovered her cell phone had been compromised and disconnected by the perpetrator as well. She received a call from a party claiming to be her credit card company, but when she contacted the company again they stated no one had called her. She did not provide any of her information. The companies are following up on the accounts, which have been placed on hold.

12:31 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Chestnut Hill Avenue for a town property damage accident between a truck and a town tree. The truck operator was parking in front of the address when he drove into an overhanging tree branch which damaged the box truck’s top right corner. The bark of the tree was damaged from the contact. Pictures were taken of the damage.

1:35 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to Brookline Avenue/Parkway Road for a past B&E&L if a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the owner of the vehicle stated she parked her vehicle at the parking meter at 11:30 a.m. and when she returned to it at 1:30 p.m., she noticed her rear passenger window was smashed and her laptop bag was missing. The bag was discovered in the bushes. Various items were missing from the bag including the laptop. Detectives processed the scene. At this time, several open packages were also observed nearby with a pair of gloves next to them. These were placed into 
evidence and submitted for DNA testing.


9:36 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Beacon Street for the report of a B&E&L of a motor vehicle. The registered owner stated she parked her vehicle the previous evening at approximately 
8:00 p.m. and when she returned to it the following morning, the contents of the glovebox had been strewn about the front seats. There was no damage to the vehicle suggesting force was used. An iPod Touch was missing. Detectives attempted to process the vehicle. While on scene, another victim stated his vehicle has been broken into and items had been rummaged through. Nothing was taken.

12:09 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Cypress Street for a potential attempted breaking and entering. A pane of the front window display was completely cracked, but intact in the frame. Officers observed a small hole in the bottom corner. Based on observations, it appeared to be malicious damage rather than an attempt to break in. The reporting party was advised to contact his insurance company regarding the damage. Officers obtained security footage from a local business. Further follow up by detectives has been requested.

5:39 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to Perry Street for a suspicious package containing knives. The officer took the bin and submitted them into evidence for proper disposal.


6:17 a.m.: An officer responded to Naples Road for a B&E of a motor vehicle report. The reporting party stated she had parked the vehicle in her driveway at approximately 10:30 p.m. the previous evening and when she went outside at approximately 6:15 a.m. the next morning, she found her vehicle had been rummaged through. Cash and checks were missing from the vehicle. The party was advised to contact her bank and not to leave valuables in her vehicle. There was no evidence that force was used to enter the vehicle and follow up by the detective division was requested.

9:07 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Thatcher Street for a past B&E&L of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated nothing was out of place vehicle at 10:00 p.m. the previous evening. When she returned to the vehicle the following morning, the driver’s side door was open and contents of her glove compartment were on the passenger seat. Change, a hockey bag, and skates were missing from the vehicle.

11:22 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on VFW Parkway for a leaf blower complaint. The 
caller stated that construction workers were using leaf blowers. They were gone on arrival.

5:36 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Heath Street for a report of a stolen wallet. The victim stated that she left her backpack containing her wallet in her office at approximately 4:00 p.m. and when she returned at 5:05 p.m., the wallet was missing. She contacted her bank and discovered a transaction had been made and cancelled all of her debit and credit cards in the wallet. She was advised to contact the FTC and major credit bureaus.

6:15 p.m.: A citizen reported to the front desk that his bicycle was stolen from the bicycle rack at the MBTA Station on Station Street. The incident occurred sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The bicycle and lock were gone.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Boylston Street for a report of a threat by an employee directed toward another employee. The two employees had been working at the register when one of them became angry and began yelling. He was sent home early and the police were contacted. The employee then began threatening the other employee. The subject will be summonsed to court for Threats to Commit a Crime.

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