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.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Motor vehicle Break-in suspects arrested

Boston Police made an arrest of a subject that has been tied into several of our recent car break -ins. In addition Brookline Officers arrested a subject and charged him with receiving stolen property related to our Circuit road break-in.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Rise in car break -ins

We have had several reported car break -ins over the past four days.
Beacon Street , Circuit Road, Lancaster Road, Green Street

Here are some vehicle safety tips. 
Park in a well-lit, populated area
 Thieves hate a crowd, so park your ride where there are people and other cars around. Don’t let your car be concealed by bigger vehicles, foliage or other obstruction. Also, there are likely to be cameras in busy areas, which may help you get your stuff back if you get ripped off.
LOCK YOUR CAR
 Think this falls into the “duh” category of theft prevention? Think again – authorities say that up to 25% of car break-ins happen when a crook simply tries your handle, finds the door open, opens it and helps him/her. Don’t assist thieves – lock your doors, even if you’re popping into a store for 30 seconds.
Keep the interior  clean
 Take everything out of the cockpit – cups, loose change, magazines, rags – everything. Even if there is an empty shopping bag on the floor, a thief doesn’t know it’s empty until he smashes your window and has a closer look. Your goal is to make thieves move on to the next car, and there isn’t anything less attractive to them than a pristine cockpit.
Stash your valuables out of sight before parking

Of course, you put your camera, laptop or other electronics in the trunk before walking away from your car after parking – but did you ever think someone might see you do it, wait for you to leave, and break into the trunk so they can help themselves? Crooks often linger around parking lots, waiting for opportunity. Secure your valuables before you drive to your destination, or stop a few blocks away from where you’ll park and secure them there.

04/06/2017

04/05/2017
On April 4, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Thornton Rd. for a larceny report. The victim reports returning to his vehicle, which was parked in front of his house overnight,  to find his right front tire and rim were missing.  The vehicle was propped up with a plastic milk crate. The victim notified his insurance company and arranged for a tow truck to assist with the missing tire.

On 04/05/2017, at approximately 0830 hours, while Officers were monitoring the intersection of High and Boylston St. (Route 9), they  noticed a white van go through a red traffic  signal. The vehicle was traveling west on Washington to Boylston St. The Officer stopped the MV and spoke with the operator. A license check revealed that the operator did not have a drivers license and he was placed under arrest. The owner of the vehicle arrived on scene and was given a citation for Allowing/Employing an Improper Operator. The vehicle was released to the owner.

On 04/05/2017, Officers responded to an address on Winchester Street , to collect ammunition.  Upon arrival, the reporting party explained that he had been cleaning out his deceased fathers apartment and came across  two boxes of old 45 Caliber ammunition.  The ammunition was collected and placed in evidence locker.

On April 5, 2017 Officers responded to Goddard Avenue for a MV accident with unknown P/I. Upon my arrival a MA State Police Officer was on scene of the single car accident and reported no Personal Injures. It was a single vehicle motor vehicle crash with damage to the MV, a Verizon Telephone Pole and a privately owned wood fence.  The vehicle was towed and a report was filed.

On 04/05/17, a woman came into the Brookline Police Station to report fraudulent activity on her Citibank checking account.  The victim reports receiving a letter from her bank informing her she has had four fraudulent charges on her account that originated from Indonesia.  The victim reports she had travelled to Indonesia in the past but that the charges were not hers. The victim was advised to contact the major credit bureaus, and Federal Trade Commission of the fraudulent activity.

04/06/2017

On 04/06/2017 Officers conducted a random query of the vehicle that was stopped in front of them, a gray Volvo. The RMV listing revealed the status was Revoked due to a lack of insurance.  The Officer stopped the vehicle on Boylston St. and spoke with operator. The operator received a citation for Operating after Revoked Registration, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was towed and a cab was called for the operator.



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

04/05/2017

04/05/2017
On 4/4/2017 Officers responded to an address on Lee St for a past larceny. The victim reports that some roof brackets were taken from the property, and that last week some ladders and other items had been taken. A report was filed and a follow-up will be conducted by Brookline Detectives.

On April 04, 2017 at approximately 2115 hours, Officers responded to a traffic crash in the area of St. Paul and Stearns Road. There were no reported injuries, and one vehicle was towed.

On 04-04-2017 Officers responded to Allendale Rd. for a traffic crash. Upon arrival Officers found a vehicle in the middle of the northbound lane of Allendale Rd.  with the front and driver side airbags deployed, and the left front wheel was askew. A second vehicle was in the woods on the north bound side. No injuries reported, and both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. After an investigation, one operator was issued MA citation for 89/13B, Texting While Driving, and 89/4A Operating Left of Center.


On April 3, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Kent St. for a report of drug use. After an investigation, a subject was taken to the Hospital and will be summonsed to Brookline Court for Possession of Class A Drug - Heroin (MGL c.94C, s.34), one count of Possession of Class E Drug - and one count of Receiving Stolen Property (MGL c.266. s.60) .

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Counterfeit Money

Within the past month there have been several reported instances of counterfeit money being used in local business establishments.  Stores on Commonwealth Avenue have reported receiving counterfeit money. Also a store in the Coolidge Corner area has been victimized multiple times. 
We are advising store owners, and asking them to be vigilant.   

Bank Robbery Arrest made from 3-27-17 case

Today officers arrested a 30 year old male from Dorchester. He was arrested this morning as he exited his residence in Dorchester.  He faces unarmed robbery charges. The subject is charged in the March 27, 2017 Brookline Bank robbery. On March 27, at 12:16PM he entered the bank located at 1016 Beacon Street, he showed a note demanding money. He fled with an undisclosed sum of money. Investigation by Brookline Detectives along with Boston Police and the FBI Boston office, robbery task force, lead to today’s arrest. Subject will be arraigned today in Brookline District Court.

04-04-2017


On April 3, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Egmont St. for a report of a past larceny of a scooter. The victim reports parking the scooter in his friend’s parking spot in front of a motor vehicle in a private lot on Egmont St. He stated he had checked on it periodically throughout the weekend but noticed it was gone as of this morning.  A check with local Tow companies revealed they had not removed it. A Stolen Recovered Motor Vehicle Report form has been submitted.

On 04/03/2017, Officers responded to Cypress and Wellington St for a report of a delivery truck that hit a town tree. Officers observed  flat bed truck in the driveway of Wellington Ter.) with damage to the Upper right front corner area along the side and the roof area of the truck. It appeared that the truck struck a branch of a tree on Cypress St. The tree appeared to have minor damage to the bark.
On April 3, 2017, I, Officers responded to an address on Beacon St. for a report of a past B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim reports that someone had been inside of their vehicle. Victim reports change had been taken.

On 4/03/2017, Officers served a Brookline District Court Warrant of Apprehension for a subject out of Washington St. The warrant was served without incident.

On 04/03/17 Officers responded to the front desk of the Police Station on a report of identity theft.  The victim reports receiving a form letter from the United States Postal Service (Worcester facility) regarding a change of address request form that had been received.  The form stated that if the change was not requested to contact the United States Postal Service.  The victim notified the Postal Service. The post office, however, had forwarded their mail to an address in Ohio.  The Postal Service informed the victim they would be conducting an investigation. The victim performed a credit check online and found that two accounts had been fraudulently opened.

On Monday 4/3/2017 Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave,  for reports of a larceny. The victim reports that his credit cards and his passport had been taken.  Video footage has been requested and the case will be followed up by Brookline Detectives.



Monday, April 3, 2017

3/31 - 4/2

03-31-2017

On 03/31/2017 Officers responded to a business on Harvard St. for a report of a shoplifter who had just left the store  and was headed towards the Village.  Officers responded to the surrounding area and stopped a subject who fit the description given by the witness. The Witness identified the suspect as the shoplifter  and the subject was placed under arrest.

On 3/31/2017 Offiecrs responded to Clyde St towards Newton St on reports of an MV accident. The roadway was snowy and icy.  The driver reports losing  control and hitting  the fence that belongs to the Country Club as well as a Town of Brookline arrow sign. The right side and the right front of  the vehicle was damaged. No injuries were reported and the vehicle needed to be towed. A representative  from the Country Club arrived on scene and was fixing the fence.

04-01-2017  

On 04-01-2017 at approximately 0221 hrs Officers responded to a  motor vehicle crash with air bag deployment at the intersection of St. Paul St and Thatcher St. One vehicle received extensive damage to the rear wheels with the driver's side rear wheel and surrounding panels receiving the major of it. The second vehicle  had front and side airbag deployment with heavy damage to the driver's side front wheel and surrounding panels. The bumper and the headlight were damaged to the point where they were hanging off of the frame.  A Citation was issued, M.G.L Ch. 89 s. 9- Failure to stop/stop sign.

On April 1, 2017, Officers responded to  an address on  Circuit Rd. for a report of a Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.  The victim reports that he noticed footprints in the snow in his driveway leading up to and away from the driver side door of the motor vehicle.  The victim reports that his black backpack had been gone through and was he was missing his Apple Macbook Pro, an Apple Macbook Charger, red Beats wireless around the ear headphones, and red Beats wired ear buds.  Items were removed from the vehicle to be tested for finger prints.

 On 04/01/17 Officers  responded to a business on Beacon St.  for the report and retrieval of alleged counterfeit US currency. Staff noticed  a ten dollar bill that seemed to be a different shade of color compared to the other bills that were being counted. The ten dollar bill was put aside as the employee felt it was counterfeit.  A follow-up with Brookline Detectives will be conducted. The evidence has been placed in evidence locker .

On Saturday April 1st, 2017 Officers stopped a MV for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a cross walk.  A license check of the operator revealed that his license to operate a MV has been suspended.  The subject was placed under arrest and his vehicle was towed.

On 04/01/2017 Officers responded to an address on Harvard Avenue for a report of a stolen phone.  Using the Apple find my phone App, the victim was able to trace the phone to an area on Commonwealth Ave.  Officers searched this area extensively for the phone but were unable to locate it. Later on this date the victim contacted the Brookline Police and stated that an elderly gentleman found her phone in his apartment building located on Commonwealth Avenue and returned it to her.

04/02/2017
On Sunday 04-02-2017 Officers responded to an address on Green St. to take a report of a past break and enter of a vehicle. The victim reports leaving her car and locking it, but when she returned she opened the door and observed items strewn about.  The victim reports several items taken.

On April 2, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Lancaster Terrace for a Break and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim reports parking her car in the parking lot behind her building and when she returned she found her car had been rummaged through and the contents from her glove box strewn on the front seat. The victim reports several items had been taken.  No signs of forced entry.


On 04/02/2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street  for a past B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim reports that his vehicle had been rummaged through and several items had been taken. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim believes he may have left the vehicle unlocked.  The victim believes the parking lot has surveillance cameras and will find out for sure after the weekend.