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Monday, August 14, 2017

Confession Leads to an Arrest


8-11-17 At 4:00 AM a subject walked into a Boston Police station to confess to a stabbing that occurred in Brookline on June 15, 2016. During that incident a man was walking his dog on Vernon Street when he was attacked. Here is the blog from that incident…

Blog Report from 6-16-2016
Last night at approximately 9:50PM, Brookline Dispatch received a call for a robbery in progress on Vernon Street.  Reporting party was a witness to the incident and immediately contacted Police.  A Suspect description was given as a black male, approximately 26 years of age, clean shaven, wearing dark colored pants, and dark colored puffy jacket or hoodie with a logo on the front. Suspect was last seen running on Vernon Street heading towards Park St. The adult male victim was discovered to have suffered non-life threatening stab wounds to his upper body. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. This is an active investigation.

The subject was transported from a Boston Police station to Brookline Police Headquarters.  The subject was interviewed by detectives.  Based on the statements made by the subject it was determined that there was probable cause to believe that this subject committed the stabbing over a year ago. The subject was arrested and charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Armed Robbery –Knife, and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

On 8/11/2017 at approximately 1:18 a.m., an officer responded to Gibbs Street for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the victim who stated he got an argument with an individual in an Uber Pool. The victim exited the Uber in an attempt to walk home, but the other rider also exited the vehicle and assaulted the reporting party. He then ran in the direction of Commonwealth Avenue. Officers canvassed the area, but could not locate the suspect. Detective follow up has been requested.

8:17 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a reported shoplifting. The subject was located at the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street. Store employees stated they saw the individual enter the restroom with two items and leave the room with only one. Employees conducted a show up identification and identified the male as the subject from the incident. The subject was notified he would be summonsed to court for Shoplifting.
An officer responded to Skyline Park to speak with a Parks Department employee who stated he observed tire tracks in a circle shape on the field. Officers photographed the tire tracks.

10:03 a.m.: At the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street, an officer observed a vehicle 
without a license plate attached to the front of the vehicle and no bumper. The officer found that the vehicle registration had been revoked for failure to pay insurance premium. A traffic stop was conducted. The operator was found to have an expired license and he was issued citations for Operating a Motor Vehicle Not Duly Licensed, Operating and Uninsured MV, and Operating After Revocation of Registration. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

9:34 a.m.: An officer spoke to an individual who wished to report damage done to his tires. He stated that sometime between 6:00 a.m. on 8/4 and 6:00 p.m. on 8/10, while his vehicle was parked in the rear of an address on Hamilton Road, his right tire was punctured and needed to be replaced. The party’s left rear tire had been similarly damaged between 7/30 and 8/3 and he observed several damaged tires in the rear parking lot. The responding officer observed several vehicles with flat tires, but was unable to contact the owners at the time.

Officers responded to an address on Clark Road for a past attempt on the back door of the residence. The resident stated he had left for vacation on 7/31 and when he returned on 8/11, he found the screen door of his back door was cut. At this time, it is believed the suspect did not enter the residence.
An officer was dispatched to an address on Tappan Street for a B&E of a Motor Vehicle Report. The reporting party stated he had parked his vehicle in his parking spot behind his residence at approximately 10:00 p.m. on 8/3. When he returned to it the following morning he found the center console and glove compartment were open and rummaged through. His vehicle had been left unlocked and a few items were missing. Follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.

1:29 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a past shoplifting. The store owner stated that a subject had purchased lottery tickets, but the employee accidentally gave him too many tickets. When he attempted to inform the individual of the error, the subject claimed there was no error and left the scene with two other individuals. Officers were able to observe the subject in the store and the vehicle he left in on surveillance footage. An individual was contacted regarding the incident, but refused to provide the subject’s contact information. Both of them will be summonsed to court.

11:16 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Strathmore Road for a noise complaint. The party had previously been advised of the complaint. When the officer returned to the address, the resident was very cooperative, turned down the music, and asked his guests to leave. He was issued a Town By-Law Ticket for Nuisance Control Violation.


10:10 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Mason Street for a burglary report. The resident stated he left at approximately 8:45 a.m. and returned at 9:25 a.m. to find two laptops and an inactive iPhone were missing. The two laptops were tracked to a location in Mattapan, but a more precise location is being determined. The house’s patio doors had been left open and there was no sign of forced entry. The scene was processed and fingerprints and boot prints were recovered form the backdoor and rear porch.  

10:12 a.m.: A Brookline Officer responded to Cottage Farm Road for a breaking and entering investigation. This address was located only a few houses down from the address on Mason Street. At approximately 8:30 a.m., the resident observed damage to windows in the rear sun room/porch area of the home. A door that is typically locked was also found unlocked. It appears entry was made through the windows and the subject exited through the door. The subject was unable to gain entry into the house. The scene was processed. Two umbrellas were found missing from the front vestibule on the other side of the house.

An officer observed a vehicle travelling on Boylston Street without a valid inspection sticker. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Boylston Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Brookline Dispatch confirmed the vehicle’s registration was revoked as the vehicle was not insured. The operator, also identified as the registered owner, will be summonsed to court for Operating After Revocation – Registration, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Failure to Submit Motor Vehicle for Inspection.


1:04 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling north on Washington Street make an illegal U-turn at the intersection of Davis Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted during which the operator’s driver’s license was found to be suspended. The operator was issued a citation for Operating After Suspended License and Illegal U-Turn (posted).

2:10 a.m.: An officer responded to a traffic crash on Washington Street. While travelling south on Washington Street, a vehicle was struck on its driver side door causing damage to the rear end of the vehicle. The other vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side front end. The operator of the second vehicle was issued a citation and given a written warning for Following Too Closely and No License in Possession.

4:29 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Stedman Street for a noise complaint. Officers advised the resident of the complaint and he had all of his guests leave. He was issued a Town By-Law Ticket for Nuisance Control Violation. 

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