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, August 28, 2017

8/25/2017 through 8/27/2017

8/25/2017

12:11 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Euston Street for a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim stated he had last seen his bicycle on the morning of 8/24, but when he returned home at approximately 11:30 p.m., his bicycle was missing. The resident’s roommate stated she observed the bicycle still locked to the stairs at approximately 2:00 p.m. The lock had been cut and was found on scene.

1:48 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Winchester Street for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the caller who stated that on 8/22 she was walking home when she encountered a male who attempted to engage in conversation. As he continued to try to speak to her, she became fearful and ran into her building. On 8/25, she observed the same male in the vestibule of her apartment building and contacted the police. Officers spoke to the subject who stated he was waiting for a friend. He was advised that he needed to vacate the premises unless he was specifically invited by a resident and future visits might result in trespassing or other charges. He vacated the premises and the caller was escorted to her apartment.

7:00 a.m.: An officer spoke to a representative of the management company at the same address on Winchester Street regarding an individual in the building. The male was located and identified as the subject involved in the incident that occurred earlier. He claimed he was looking for a friend and was observed knocking on several apartment doors. Officers escorted the subject out of the building and the property owner arrived on scene. The subject was issued a verbal no-trespass order and was advised he would be subject to arrest if he went onto the property again. Officers requested that the management company remind tenants to lock their doors and deny access to unknown individuals.

10:30 a.m.: A subject was placed under arrest for an active arrest warrant related to a car break that occurred on Naples Road. Officers and detectives located the party in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Winslow Road. At the time of his arrest, the subject was in possession of bolt cutters, screw drivers, a wrench, and stolen gift cards. Officers received the proper owner’s address and information on where his vehicle would have been left. His vehicle was located and appeared to have been broken into. The proper owner could not be contacted, but he was provided information via email. The bolt cutters and gift cards were placed into evidence.

10:45 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street to serve a warrant. The subject could not be located at his residence, but he arrived at the front desk at approximately 10:45 a.m. At this time, he was placed under arrest for a warrant for Larceny by Check.

12:05 p.m.: An officer responded to the intersection of High Street and Chestnut Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving town property. The operator had changed lanes before turning onto Chestnut Street and had crashed into a stop sign. He was issued a citation for Unsafe Lane Change. The Highway Department was notified of the damaged sign.

12:13 p.m.: An officer spoke with a party who believed he had been scammed by a landscaper. On 8/3, the reporting party provided the landscaper with a check for work that was to be done in his back yard. The landscaper was meant to bring a contract to the resident before any of the work was done and before the check was cashed; however, the check was cashed and the reporting party never received a contract. The landscaper stated he would bring the contract on various occasions, but failed to do so and the victim can no longer contact him. The victim has started civil proceedings at Brookline District Court.

12:28 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on John Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that between 7/19 and 8/1 he had deposited a check for his insurance company into a mailbox on Harvard Street. He was later informed that the company did not receive his payment. The party contacted his bank, but records on how the check was cashed are unclear. Detective follow up has been requested.  

1:07 p.m.: A traffic stop was conducted on Beacon Street when a vehicle was observed turning right through a red light from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. During the stop, the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. He was identified and dispatch confirmed he was the subject of an active arrest warrant. The subject was placed under arrest without incident.

8/26/2017

A citizen reported that a spare tire had been stolen from the back of her vehicle. She stated that she had parked her vehicle on Linden Street on 8/23 between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. and when she returned to the vehicle, the spare tire and cover had been removed.

11:42 a.m.: A citizen reported he had attempted to purchase parrots from an online site. On 8/22 he purchased two parrots and sent a money gram to an individual in Virginia. He later sent an additional sum of money for the birds’ insurance to another individual in Virginia. When asked to send more money, the reporting party stated he believed he had been scammed and stopped responding to emails from the company. Officers were provided copies of the transfers made and emails between the two parties.

10:13 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Harvard Street for a report of a bicycle theft from a bike rack on a vehicle. At approximately 7:05 p.m., the vehicle was parked on Harvard Street and the bicycle was locked to the bike rack. At 10:10 p.m., the bicycle was missing. The lock had been cut and was left on the vehicle. The lock was placed into evidence and the bicycle’s serial number was entered into the database.

8/27/2017

1:21 a.m.: An officer arrived at an address on Worthington Road to assist a fellow officer with found property. The officer had observed a white bicycle on the ground at the beginning of a driveway. The garage door at the rear of the residence was also unlocked/open. None of the residents were home at the time and it did not appear that forced entry had been used to enter the garage. The garage was closed and the bicycle was transported to the station pending determination of ownership.

3:30 a.m.: An officer observed three males looking into buildings on Harvard Street with a flashlight. The officer stopped the individuals and other officers arrived to assist. While speaking to the three males, it was discovered that one of them had a default warrant. He was placed under arrest. Officers safely removed a hypodermic needle from his person during the process.  A camera was also found in his possession and placed into evidence. The subject was later transported for medical attention.


6:33 p.m.: An officer was approached by an individual on University Road stating that her motor vehicle had been maliciously damaged sometime in the past several weeks. On 8/15 at approximately 8:00 p.m., the vehicle was parked and on 9/27 at approximately 4:00 p.m. she observed a scratch on her rear bumper and multiple scratch marks on the passenger side rear door. 

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