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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Blog for 1/31 - 2/1

1/31/2017 – Found Property
An officer reported to Harvard St for a report of found property. The subject told the officer she found a wallet while walking on Vernon St. The wallet was placed in an evidence locker at the station.

1/31/2017 - Larceny
An officer reported to Marshall St. for a report of a recent past larceny of packages.
The victim stated that at around 1700hrs, she had heard rustling in the foyer of the building. A short time later she went outside to the foyer and discovered two packages which had been opened and the contents were missing including a t-shirt, a cardigan, masking tape and cardboard.

1/31/17 – Lost Property
A subject came to the front desk to report a lost wallet. The victim stated that at approximately 1750 hours while on Harvard Sq. she dropped her wallet without realizing it. The wallet was a black leather Wristlet.

2/1/17 – Bike Larceny
An officer reported to Summit Avenue for a larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that he locked the bicycle to a "No Parking' sign at the corner of Summit Avenue and Atherton Street on January 24, 2017 at 0900 hours. He returned on January 31, 2017 at 2100 hours and discovered his bicycle missing. The bike is black with red lettering and a red light attached to the rear frame.

2/1/17 - Larceny

An officer reported to Englewood Avenue for a package theft report. The victim stated she saw the packages in the lobby on January 30, 2017 at 1245 hours and on January 31, 2017 at 1800 hours she discovered the packages were missing. Package 1 contained craft ribbons, a knee Brace and a splatter guard. Package 2 contained a salad dressing bottle. Security footage shows a suspect gathering the packages in the lobby, loading them into his car, and driving away. Another building resident is also missing a package. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bank Robbery suspect arrested. / Check out our new program C.I.T.

Bank robbery, arrest made
On Monday afternoon officers responded to 2 Harvard St for a report of a bank robbery.  The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, thin build, unshaven, wearing a green jacket with dark hair and wearing dark sunglasses.  A note was passed to the teller.  The suspect was last seen in the area of Kent St.  Several units searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. After further investigation with the information gathered the Brookline Police were able to request an arrest warrant for the Robbery suspect. The subject was located in Boston on 1-31-17. Today the subject was arraigned in Brookline District Court.

Here is an over view of our Crisis Intervention team.

Over the past few years the Brookline Police Department has been focused on better addressing the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our community, that is, individuals and family members who are struggling with mental illness.  In an effort to increase our levels of understanding and compassion, the entire Department, including our Public Safety Dispatchers, has received eight hours of training in Mental Health First Aid.  Since this initial training, 53 officers have volunteered to join the Department’s Crisis Intervention Team, an integrated unit specially trained to respond to individuals with acute mental health needs.   The forty additional hours of training that each of these officers have received focused on recognition of mental illness, de-escalation techniques and the benefits of follow-up care, and while the national model suggests that a successful CIT program will have trained 20- 25% of its officers, the Brookline Police Department is proud to announce that over 43% of our officers have voluntarily participated in this training as of January, 2017.

Our CIT is a true community partnership, whose primary objective is to promote communication and enhance the response of public and private agencies when summoned to intervene with individuals who are mentally ill, developmentally disabled, struggling with substance abuse or experiencing trauma in their lives.  Our community partners include DMH, NAMI Massachusetts, The Brookline Community Mental Health Center, BEST (Boston Emergency Services Team), Brookline District Court, Brookline Council on Aging, Brookline School Department, Brookline Housing Authority, The Office of Veterans Affairs, Bournewood Hospital and Arbor-HRI.

To learn more about the CIT program, or to find out about an upcoming Community Stakeholder Meeting, please contact Sgt. Chris Malinn at (617) 730-2240 or Sgt. Jennifer Paster at (617) 264-6437.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


1/30/17 - Larceny

An officer arrived on Heath St for a past larceny report. The victim states that several packages were taken on 1/19/17 including that contained several books and another with a women's hand bag. Packages are believed to have been taken between 1200 and 1700 hours on 1/19/17.

1/30/2017 – Larceny

An officer arrived on Davis Ave for a report of packages that were stolen from the front porch. The victim stated that two packages are believed to be taken on 1/27/17 between 1600 and 1800 hrs. Package 1 contained a bag of dog food. Package number 2 contained two wax strip kits and a pair of women sandals

1/30/2017 – Operating with Suspended License
Officers were monitoring traffic at the intersection of Boylston St. and High St. when a random query of a red Nissan revealed the registration to be revoked and the registered owner to have a suspended/non-renewable license. Officers pulled the vehicle over and placed under arrest for Operating after Suspended License, Operating after Revoked Registration, Operating an Uninsured & Unregistered MV, and Failure to Submit MV for Inspection.

1/30/2017 – Bike Theft

A subject arrived at the front desk to report a stolen bicycle. The victim stated that she parked her Turquoise women's bike behind a residence on Greenough St at approximately 1730hrs on 1/27/2017 and when she returned at approximately 1830hrs, the bike was gone. The bike was not locked up and merely resting against the storm door in the backyard.

1/26 - 1/29

1/26/17 - Suspicious Activity
An officer arrived on Monmouth St. for a report of suspicious activity. The victim stated that while walking on Beacon St. a blue car believed to be a Toyota Prius began to follow behind her.  The driver followed her for a few block and attempted to make conversation several times. At no time did the driver ever get out of the car during the interactions or make any type of threatening statements. The victim stepped into an establishment on St. Mary’s St. and then exited shortly and did not see the car. The car is described as a newer model Toyota Prius with a hatchback in a medium or cobalt blue color. The operator is described as possibly Middle Eastern or Spanish male, mid 30's, black hair slightly curly below the ears, clean shaven, and medium build. 

1/26/17 - Suspicious Activity
An officer arrived on Harvard St for a report of a suspicious person. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male in his 20's, about 6' to 6'2", 160-170 lbs., with light facial hair wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. He walked into the bank with his hood up and demanded a transaction. After being asked several times to remove his hood, the suspect left the bank in an unknown direction. Several detectives arrived an spoke with the establishment’s manager and retrieved pictures of the suspect from the video surveillance. The male has a similar description of a wanted suspect from a prior offense but there is not a positive identification at this time.

1/26/17 - Larceny
While at the front desk, an officer was approached by a victim reporting his jacket had been stolen from his locker at a gym on Commonwealth Ave.  He stated that he entered the gym at 1550 hours and at 1700 hours he realized his coat was missing. The victim stated his locker was not locked and describes the jacket as a men’s black full length parka with a hood.

1/27/2017 - Shoplifting
Officers responded to a report of shoplifting on Beacon St. The suspect was described as an older male about 5'10" wearing a black hat and carrying a small black backpack. Staff at the establishment stated he took a bottle of liquor, put it in a gift bag and fled from the store on foot out of the rear of the store on Sewall Ave towards Charles St. While traveling on Charles St, the officers observed a subject matching the description of the suspect and approached the subject who consented to a search of his bag. The person was positively identified as the suspect and arrested by the officers.

1/27/17 - Bike Larceny
An officer arrived on Beacon St. for a bicycle theft report. The victims locked their bicycles to the sign pole located in front of the building. They locked the bikes at approximately 1400 hrs. and when they came out of the building they discovered that one bike was missing. The bike had been locked with a cable lock and the lock was missing as well. It is described as a florescent red, 6 speed belt driven (no chain) bike with an R.E.I. store sticker on the tube under the seat, disk brakes, and a light on the front.

1/27/17 - Larceny
An officer at the front desk was approached by a subject that reported that his gold Samsung phone was stolen. After leaving a room he noticed that he left the phone and returned to find it missing. The victim checked in with the main office several times during the day to see if the phone was turned in and nothing came up each time.

1/28/2016 – Auto Larceny
An officer reported to a parking lot on Village Way where a vehicle was on milk crates with all four tires removed and plastic lug nut caps scattered about the ground. The owner was contacted and stated that his wife parked the vehicle between 14:00-15:30 on 1/27/2017 which was the last time they saw the vehicle. A search of the garage area uncovered no additional tires missing.

1/28/17 – Bike Larceny
A victim reported to the front desk officer for a past theft of a bicycle on Waverly St. The victim stated that two bicycles had been put away in his garage on 1/27/16 at approximately 1830 Hours and noticed the bikes were gone at approximately 1200 Hours on 1/28/16. The bicycles were also not locked to the structure. One bike is gray and the other is white.

1/28/2017 – B & E of a Motor Vehicle
An officer arrived on Risley Rd. for a report of a larceny of a bicycle and a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that on 1/27/2017 she arrived home at 1730 Hrs. and left her garage door opened and unsecured. On 1/28/2017 at approximately 1200Hrs, she observed that her bicycle was stolen and her motor vehicle's glove compartment was rummaged through.  The bicycle is a grey and has a rear tire rack and a distinctive lady bug bell attached at the handle bars.

1/28/17 – B & E and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle
An officer reported to Hackensack Rd for a break and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated his car was broken into overnight, between 19:30 hours on 1/27/17 and 09:30 hours on 1/28/17. The left, rear passenger door window had been smashed. A large amount of tobacco products for his store and two winter coats were missing.

1/29/2017 – Larceny

An officer reported to a store on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a past larceny of a phone. The reporting party stated that around 2000 hours on 1/28/2017 three unknown suspects entered the store and one of them made their way to the back storage area for employees and took the victim’s phone from a table and exited the store. The phone is described as a black Samsung. The phone’s case was taken off and returned to the store after being found outside. Security footage from the store shows the three suspects. Suspect is of unknown race, black jacket and army fatigue pants. Suspect 2 is a Black male, short black hair, dark sweatshirt with a hood and jeans. Suspect 3, the one who went to the back room, is a possible Hispanic or Black male with a baseball cap on, dark jacket, jeans, and white sneakers.