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Tuesday, August 29, 2017



9:58 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to South Street at West Roxbury Parkway for a report of a traffic crash. The two vehicles made contact when vehicle one attempted to make the light on South Street and the other vehicle had a green light travelling on West Roxbury Parkway. The operator of motor vehicle one will be mailed a traffic citation for Failure to Stop for Red Light. The second vehicle was towed from the scene. No one was injured.

10:21 a.m.: A resident contacted dispatch regarding leaf blower use on Washington Street. He requested a quick response in order to catch them in the act. Officers did so and advised the building superintendent of the town bylaw.

11:15 a.m.: While conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Harvard Street and Beacon Street, an officer observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. A traffic stop was conducted. During the stop, dispatch confirmed the operator’s license was revoked. He will be summonsed to court and was issued a citation for Operating a MV after Revocation and for taking the prohibited left turn. His license was confiscated and the vehicle was towed.

11:31 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Boylston Street for a report of a past larceny that occurred on 8/27. The reporting party stated she had been shopping at the Trader Joe’s on Beacon Street with her purse in her cart. When she arrived at the cash register, her purse was missing. She has contacted her bank and all of her credit card companies. She was also advised to have a marker put on her information to prevent the creation of fraudulent accounts in her name. Please do not leave purses or bags unattended in your carts while you shop.

1:57 p.m.: An officer responded to Fuller Street for a report of a bicycle theft. The reporting party stated he had locked his bicycle to a pole on Wednesday (8/23) and discovered it was gone on 8/27 around 6:00 p.m. The responding officer was informed of a found property report from 8/27 regarding a white bicycle. The reporting party identified the bicycle as his and was advised on how to recover the bicycle from the police station.

3:30 p.m.: While assigned to the front desk of the police station, an officer was approached by an individual who wished to file a lost property report. She stated that between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. she left Murphy Park and forgot to take a bag with her. She returned to the park to look for the bag, but could not find it. The bag contained various items including a wallet, cash, debit and credit cards, and two hoodies. The credit cards have been cancelled and no unauthorized activity has occurred on the accounts. The party was advised to contact the major credit bureaus of the matter.    

5:30 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Harvard Street for a report of an attempted bicycle theft. The victim stated that on 8/27 at approximately 11:25 p.m., he heard a buzzing noise outside. He looked outside and saw that his bicycle, which had been locked in front of his residence, was missing. He went outside and saw a male riding the bicycle. The reporting party managed to get his bicycle back and the subject ran away. He is described as about 6 feet tall, in his thirties with a shaved head, wearing a green shirt, dark colored jeans, and a grey backpack. The reporting party was advised to contact police right away in the future.

5:55 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Englewood Avenue for a report of a past residential breaking and entering. The officer spoke to the victim who stated that her bicycle had been in the building’s first floor hallway for approximately one week, but was discovered missing at 5:30 p.m. There was recent damage to the interior doorframe of the building’s foyer. Detectives processed the scene and collected evidence. The building’s landlord informed officers that he had observed the damage to the door at approximately 12:00 p.m.

6:55 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Freeman Street for a report of a past residential breaking and entering of an unlocked apartment. Upon arrival, the victim stated that at 5:00 p.m. he left his apartment to go do laundry in the basement of the building and left his door unlocked. He returned at approximately 6:00 p.m. and discovered his watches were missing. The building’s front desk employee informed the reporting party that there is security surveillance by the elevators and would notify officers when it is available.

9:14 p.m.: A citizen reported a past B&E&L from a motor vehicle. He stated he parked his vehicle in a parking lot on Beacon Street and returned to his vehicle at approximately 2:30 p.m. He placed a box of contact lenses in the vehicle and then left the vehicle to run errands. He does not believe he locked the car. He then left the location at 2:45 p.m. and parked his vehicle on Washington Street. Later, the victim discovered the box of contact lenses and another small box were missing from his car.

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