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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Gas Station Robbed last night

On April  14th just before midnight, officers responded to a gas station at 454  Harvard ST. The station clerk reported a black male in his mid twenties wearing all black clothing had just robbed the station. No weapon was shown, no one as hurt. The subject fled North on Harvard Street before units arrived. This is an active investigation, no photos or video available at this time. We will update as the investigation progresses.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Marathon Monday key facts

Marathon Day Reminder,
Expect Beacon Street to be closed to all vehicles from 8:30AM until 7:00PM.
There will be metal barricades in place the entire length of Beacon. No pedestrian crossings except at the following locations.
Beacon at Hawes
Beacon at Webster
Beacon at Tappan
Expect these to be closed when the runner’s volume is heavy, from 1:00PM until 3:30PM
Towing will begin Sunday afternoon by 3PM for sections of Beacon Street. Look for the signs.
Especially opposite 1443 -1501 Beacon Street.
The following areas become tow zones at 3:00AM on Monday morning.
Beacon Street west bound along the median strips
Beacon Street east bound the whole length from Cleveland Circle to Park Drive
Sections of St, Mary’s Street, Carlton Street, Hawes Street, Borland Street.
St. Paul Street- form Sewall Av to Beacon Street.
Harvard Street-  from Sewall Av to Beacon Street.
Webster Street the whole length.
Longwood Av -from Sewall Av to Harvard Street.
Marion Street - from Park Street to Beacon Street.
Washington Street -from Fairbanks to Beacon Street.
Fairbanks Street the whole length.
University Road -from 100 University to Beacon Street.
Winthrop Road - from Garrison to Beacon Street.
Dean Road –from Beaconsfield to Beacon Street.
Clinton Path the whole length.

Strathmore Road- from number 21 to Clinton Path.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

04-13-2017

04-12-2017

THEFT

On 04/12/2017, Officers, while assigned to a traffic post at Brookline High School,  were approached by a student who  reported that someone had just stolen his wallet. The suspect was wearing a red hat and black jacket. He ran down the hallway and out the Welland Road exit door of the school. Several units responded to the area, but were unable to locate anyone matching the description of the suspect. High School security was notified.

ASSIST ANOTHER AGENCY

On 4/12/16 at approximately 9:55pm, Brookline dispatch advised all units to be on the lookout for a Ford Taurus sedan color gray,  last seen on Pleasant St in Brookline.  Multiple units acknowledged the transmission and one Officer radioed that he had the vehicle in front of him. A traffic stop was conducted in Brookline Village. The vehicle had darkly tinted windows thru which it was difficult to see the occupants. The occupants were asked to exit the vehicle to which they complied and were cooperative with the officers.  Boston University Police Department officers arrived on scene. The BUPD Officers believed the subjects  may be involved in a check cashing scheme which has been prevalent in that area. BUPD wanted to identify the men and did not wish to pursue any further actions at that time. Both parties were identified by the BUPD Officers and sent on their way without further incident.

04-13-2017

WARRANT ARREST

On 13 April 2017, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle they observed make a left turn onto Washington St ( from Beacon)through a red light. That intersection is a posted "no turn on red."  After a license and Warrants check through the DMV it was determined that the operator had an outstanding warrant out of the Waltham district Court for Operating After Suspension and other various municipal offenses.  The operator was placed under arrest, and transported to the station.  The vehicle was towed.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

4-12-2017

04-11-2017

Traffic Accident 

On April 11th, 2017 Officers monitoring traffic in Coolidge Corner observed a number plate displayed an expired status of January of 2016. In addition, the drivers side brake light did not illuminate while stopped.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on Beacon St and after checking with the RMV it was determined that the vehicle had no insurance.  The operator was I issued Mass uniform citation for operating revoked registration, operating uninsured motor vehicle and defective brake light.  The vehicle was subsequently towed by Perfection Towing.

On Tuesday 4/11/2017 Officers responded  to 145 Freeman St for a report of a traffic accident with no injuries. Upon arrival the Officers were given accounts as to what had happen by each of the drivers. One vehicle had middle and front right damage. The second vehicle had heavy left side, left front and left rear damage.  One vehicle was towed.  During the investigation it was discovered that one of the operators had an outstanding warrant  and he was placed under arrest.


Fraud

On April 11, 2017 I, Officers responded to an address on  Kent Street for a fraud report. The victim reports she was shopping online and attempted to purchase an item, but her card was declined.  At that point in time the victim used a  banking  App on her cell phone to check her account balance, only to find it was negative several hundred dollars. The victim was provided with the Credit Bureau Fraud Department phone numbers and informed of the website www.identitytheft.org to help assist with the process for reporting and protecting her identity.

Break and Enter 

On April 11, 2017, Brookline Detectives responded to an address on  Highland Rd for report of Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle.  The victim reports several items taken from the vehicle. The Detectives took items to process for finger prints.

On April 11, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Highland Rd for a report of Break and Enter of Motor Vehicle.  The victim reports hearing his garage door opening around 4am and he went to the window to see if he could see anything. The victim reports seeing a male, approximately 6 feet tall, leaving his driveway and head towards his neighbor's driveway. After checking his vehicle the victim reports things were moved by nothing was missing. 



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4/10/17

4/10/17 – Stolen Property
Officers were conducting traffic enforcement on Newton St. when an officer observed an orange colored SUV make an illegal left turn from Grove St onto Newton St. The officer approached the driver and advised the operator of the reason for stop. A query of the registration revealed the vehicle was stolen as of 11/07/16 out of Massachusetts State Police Barracks - Logan Airport. The operator was placed under arrest without incident.

04/10/17 – Trespassing
Officers responded to a report for an individual skateboarding on the roof of the garage on James St. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual later skateboarding on the roof of the privately owned parking garage. While being questioned the individual attempted to walk away but stopped once another officer arrived. A query of the individual’s SSN revealed there was a warrant for his arrest in West Roxbury.. The subject was then placed under arrest.

4/10/17 – Larceny
An officer responded to a restaurant on Harvard St for a larceny report. The victim stated that he entered the restaurant around 1430hrs and placed his cell phone on a table before walking up to the counter. Upon arriving back to his table he noticed that his cell phone had been taken. The phone is described as a black LG3.

4/10/17 – Stolen License Plate
An officer responded to Mason Terrace for a Larceny of a License Plate. The victim stated that on 4/9/17 he parked his car in the driveway of his house at 0800 hours. He returned on 4/10/17 at 1530 hours and noticed his Quebec license plate was missing from the rear of his motor vehicle.

4/10/17 – B&E of a Motor Vehicle
An officer responded to Davis Ave for a report of a Break and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated her vehicle was broken into sometime between the night of 4/7/17 and the morning of 4/10/17. An LGG4 cell phone and some money were missing from the center console.

4/10/17 – B&E of a Motor Vehicle
An officer responded to Davis Ave for a report of Break and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated that he parked his vehicle in his driveway late afternoon on 4/1/17 and when he entered his vehicle at 0600 hours on 4/10/17 he noticed the center console open and some cash missing. The victim’s wife stated some cash was missing from her vehicle as well. Her vehicle was parked the afternoon of 4/9/17 until the morning of 4/10/17.

4/10/17 – Malicious Damage

Officers responded to Heath St for a report of gun shots. The reporting party stated that someone had shot at his house breaking their widow. The victim stated she heard what she thought were two gun shots, a loud smash and the kitchen window broke. Inspection of the broken window, revealed a small chunk of asphalt lying on the window sill, the obvious cause of the broken window. No possible suspects were found. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

4-7 thru 4-10

04 –7  thru 4 – 10

On 4/7/17 Officers responded to an address on White Pl. for a report of fraud. The victim reports  he received two letters from the IRS which stated that someone other than himself had attempted to file a tax return in his name. The return was not processed. No attempts have been made to access any bank accounts. The victim had already been contacted the IRS and the Federal Trade Commission.

On April 7, 2017 Officers  came across a bicycle accident involving a parked motor vehicle on Beacon Street. The operator of the bicycle reports that a car door opened in front of his travel and he was unable to avoid the opened door and crashed into it. As he fell into traffic, his bicycle made contact with another motor vehicle next to him. The driver who opened the car door was cited. No reported injuries.

On 04-07-2017, Officers were dispatched to an address on Hammond Pond Parkway, for an injured animal. Brookline Police Headquarters had received a call at approximately 1500 hours, informing Brookline Police Dispatchers that a deer had been hit on Hammond Pond Parkway, and that the injured deer had come to rest in the ravine.   The Massachusetts Environmental Police arrived on scene and assessed the situation. Based on the close proximity to the roadway, it was determined that HPP needed to be temporarily closed down, while the injured deer was put down.

On April 7, 2017 Officer’s responded to an address on Lancaster Terrace for a Break and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. The victim describes parking his vehicle in the parking lot behind his building. When he returned he found his motor vehicle rummaged through and the contents from the glove box  strewn on the front seat floor. Money and some items had been taken.  Victim states that the doors were locked but when he came down to open his motor vehicle with his remote none of the electronics worked. There were no indications of forced entry into the motor vehicle. Brookline Detectives arrived on scene to process the vehicle for finger prints.

04-08-17

Officers responded to a traffic crash on Boylston St. Upon arrival the Officers discovered the vehicle had collided with a fire hydrant, a street sign and a parked car at an Audi dealership. The operator of the vehicle stated that she was tired and trying to text while driving.  She stated that she had fallen asleep causing her to steer off the roadway and collide with a parked car at an Audi dealership. The Brookline Fire Department and the Brookline Water Department were notified of the damaged fire hydrant. The MA Department of Transportation (DOT) was notified of the downed traffic sign The Audi dealership was notified of damage to their property and parked car. The operator was issued a citation (R8331430) for texting while driving. She was also informed of additional accident reporting procedures.

On 04-08-2017 Officers responded to an address on Freeman St .  for a loud party complaint. Upon arrival officers could hear loud music coming from an apartment. They knocked on the door and spoke with the resident, who had a group of 8 friends over. She was advised that Brookline Police Dispatch received 2 noise complaints about this location and that they needed to turn the music off for the night. This location had also received a verbal warning earlier in the evening. The resident was issued a town by law citation, for a violation of the Nuisance Control by law (8.29.1) $100.00 Civil Assessment.

On 04/08/2017 Officer’s responded to an address on High St for a report of a larceny.  The victim reports she had received an email from FedEx stating that her package had been delivered at 1024hrs on this date. At approximately 1105hrs Foster went to the lobby but was able to locate her package.  There are several cameras at this location and the footage will be reviewed.

On 4/8/2017 Officers responded to the corner of Harvard St. and Webster St. on  a report of lost property. Upon arrival the victim stated that she had taken her wallet out of her purse to purchase a sandwich, then left the store, crossed Harvard St. heading towards Trader Joe's and then noticed her wallet missing.   A review of the store surveillance revealed that the victim had not left her purse at that location. The victim was advised to be to contact the respective agencies regarding her IDs.

On April 8, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street for a graffiti complaint. The reporting party explained she was with her daughter when she noticed small white writing on the side door to the courtyard.  As she approached the door to see what was written she observed the phrase "Kill Iranian Babies and "Kill.". Photos were taken and a follow-up will be conducted with the building management.

On April 8, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street for a reported fall on town property. Upon arrival Officers observed a man  sitting on the steps of the Bank of America ATM with a laceration to his fore head. He was being attended to by some people who were passing by. The victim reports  he was walking on the sidewalk in front of 1626 Beacon Street and tripped on the raised crack. He  then fell forward into the street hitting his head. His son  had been notified and was on his way. Fallon Paramedics arrived and  transported him to the hospital. His son Eric was on scene and was appraised as to what had occurred. He accompanied his father to the hospital. Photo’s were taken of the sidewalk.

On 4/8/17, Officers working the front desk at the Brookline Police station were approached by a citizen who wanted to report that graffiti had been sprayed on his garage door.  The victim informed the Officers that he had already removed the graffiti but that he took a picture before doing so.  The graffiti is described as a small scribbled like design with the word "ZIP" next to it.

On 4-8-17 Officers responded to an address on Heath Street on reports of an unwanted person.  The subject was stopped outside the address and identified.  Further investigation into the situation revealed that the subject had a default warrant issued out of Newton District Court. The subject was transported to the Brookline Police Station.

04-09-2017

About 2:10 AM, on Sunday, April 9, 2017, Officers were notified by a passing motorist that there was a fight in progress at the intersection of Harvard St. and Beacon St. Officers broadcast the information over the radio to notify other officers in the area. As the officers arrived they saw three individuals one male was walking back to the sidewalk with his hand on his head, another was just standing in the middle of the intersection, and the third ran and got into a Black Chevrolet Camaro sedan and drove westbound on Beacon St.  Officers stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Beacon St. and Centre St. While others identified the two individuals who remained on scene. One subject had a laceration above his left eye. I requested Fallon Paramedics respond to evaluate. After an investigation It appears as though the parties were involved in a physical altercation of some type that resulted from a road rage incident between a vehicle and pedestrians.  There is a traffic camera at the intersection of Beacon St. and Harvard St. The video will be reviewed to see if it captured the incident. 2 subjects will be summonsed into Brookline Court for the following offense, (MGL 265:13A) Assault and Battery. One subject was transported to the hospital for treatment.

On April 9th, Officers responded to an address on Pearl St for a loud party complaint. Upon arrival they observed a subject carrying a large alcoholic beverage bottle. The subjects were identified, advised, and sent on their way. The Officers continued to the noise complaint. Immediately upon exiting the elevator, they could smell fresh cigarette smoke and extremely loud music emanating from down the hall. They knocked on the door and the door opened to approximately fifteen people inside the apartment. The music was extremely loud and the people inside the apartment were growing visibly agitated with our presence. At this time, the people inside the home began yelling and swearing at the Officers, stating they "knew their rights," and they "did not have to go home.”  The Officers calmly advised the group of the Town By-Law.  The tenant was informed of the Town By-Law, who then told his guests they had to leave. The party was cleared without further incident. The resident will be mailed Brookline Town By-Law citation for 8.29.1- Nuisance Control Violation.
On 04/09/17 Officers responded to an address on  Dean Rd for a graffiti complaint. The victim reports  that he observed graffiti on the rear of his building. The graffiti is described as a small scribbled like design with the word "ZIP" next to it.  There was a similar report taken on 04/08/17 with a similar “tag”

On 4/9/2017 Officers, following up on recent graffiti complaints, traveled to the Clinton Path Tunnel to view some graffiti tags that had recently been placed there.  The tags were done in green spray paint, in straight letter style and read "ZIP" and "MAG". Photos of each tag were taken.  This is the third incident of these tags being placed in this general area.  The other two incidents were on Druce Street and Dean Road.  Each of those incidents occurred between the evening of 4/7/17 and the morning of 4/8/17.  Based on this, Officers believe the tunnel was most likely damaged during the same time period.

On 04/09/17 Officers responded to an address on Washington St. for a larceny of a bicycle.  The victim reports having had participated in a bike event earlier in the day with many participants who at the conclusion went to a restaurant in Washington Square.  The participants locked their bicycles up in several places in the area.  The victim reports locking his bike with several other bikes to a Town of Brookline bike stand located in front of 1623 Beacon St. .  He locked the bike using a small chain lock. When the victim returned he discovered his bicycle missing as well as the lock.  There were still several other bikes locked up on the rack and in the area. The bike is a Seven brand, 22 speed, silver/nickel frame, black carbon fork, black wheels, black bar tape on handle bars, two stickers on the top of the frame of "Top Brand", "53.0TT."   There is a C.I.M.S. camera at the intersection of Beacon St. and Washington S. A video request form was completed hoping for any surveillance footage from the camera that may have captured the incident.