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Friday, April 28, 2017

4-28-2017 package theft / ID Fraud / malicious damage


On April 27, 2017  Officers responded to an address on Fairway Road for a breaking and entering that occurred overnight.   The victim reports that three of they're Apple lap top computers missing from the kitchen and living room area.  The victim nor his family heard or saw anything out of the ordinary overnight.  At this point in time no other property is reported missing from the home. Dectives arrived on scene and  processed the scene for fingerprints. It was discovered through the alarm company  that the garage door was opened at 22:38 hours leading to the mud room.  A faint beep from the alarm was activated, but victim was unaware of this.  It appears the suspect or suspects entered the home through the garage mud room door and stole the items. This investigation is ongoing.

On 4/27/2017 Officers responded to an address on Holden St. for a disturbance. . The caller reports that an ex boyfriend, from over a year ago showed up at her place of work and started to harass her. The victim reports the subject was yelling at her through the house window. When the victim called 911 the subject walked over to her vehicle, which was parked in the driveway and began to kick it. While kicking the back and driver side of the vehicle, he also kicked the driver's side mirror causing it to hang down from the car.  After further investigation it was revealed that the subject entered the victim’s vehicle. The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with 265:13A Assault, 266:18A B&E day time with intent to commit a felony and 266:127 Vandalism of Property (damage to car)

On April 27, 2017, Officers responded to the Brookline Police Station for a report of a missing child.  The reporting party provided a picture of her daughter and gave a description. This information was provided to all Brookline Units who began canvassing the area.  The missing juvenile was located in Griggs Park, and appeared to be in good health and well cared for. She was returned to her mother and advised of the seriousness of what had occurred.

On Thursday 04-27-17 Officers took a report for Identity Theft.  The victim reports that someone had used his personal information to create a Bloomingdale’s account. The victim learned of this only when he received a bill from Bloomingdale's which prompted him to report to them that the account was not his.  The account was shut down. 

On 4/27/17 Officers responded to an address on Harvard St on a larceny report.  The victim reports that at approximately 3:00pm, a young female walked into her store. While in the store she observed her place several items into a black string bag and walk out the store. The suspect is described as a female between the ages of 9 and 11yrs old, wearing a black jacket, dress, black tights, and black shoes. The victim reports that several containers of “Thinking Putty “ were taken, totaling over $200.00.  The Officers requested a copy of the security surveillance and will conduct a follow-up with the detective division.

On April 27th, 2017 a citizen entered the Brookline Police Station to turn in some found property. The kind citizen was walking on Pleasant Street in Brookline, when he found a wad of cash tied in a hair band. The money was placed into an evidence locker for safe keeping until it is claimed by the rightful owner.

On Thursday, April 27, numerous units were dispatched to an address on Beacon St, for a report of a customer disturbing.  Two parties were discussing the possible sale of a vehicle. A third party joined the discussion, with the third party feeling they were not getting a fair chance to make the purchase. Words were exchanged and each felt as though they had been insulted.  Things turned physical when they entered the business and one party threw a stapler striking the other party in the neck. The offending party left the area before the officers arrived on scene; several units checked the area for him and his vehicle but were unable to locate him at that time.  Charges have been filed, 265/15A Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon (Stapler).

On Thursday 4/27/2017 Officers responded to an address on Euston St for a reported package theft. The victim reports that UPS had delivered a package at an unknown time and her son discovered the package opened with the contents taken from it.  The package was in the vestibule behind the unlocked front building door. The package container was left untouched by her son or herself in the lobby and was placed into evidence to see if there are any latent prints. The victim mentioned that she has had packages stolen in the past, three or four times within the last 4 months or so. The victim and other residents coming in and out of the building were advised to contact the police right away if they had any packages stolen or noticed any suspicious activity in the area.


On 4/28/17 I, Officers responded to an address on Webster St for a violation of a 209A Order. The victim reports the person who she has the restraining order against had just approached her and was aggressively speaking to her. After further investigation it was determined that a violation had occurred and a Warrant is being requested.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4-27-2017 Accident / larceny / traffic offenses


On 4-25-17 Officers responded to a traffic accident on Boylston St.  No injuries were reported and 1 vehicle was towed from the scene. The weather during the crash was heavy rain making visibility limited.


On 4/26/17 Officers were conducting traffic enforcement near Washington St/ School St. when they observed a vehicle fail to stop at the red light. The Officer activated the cruisers emergency blue lights and conducted a traffic stop. A license check of the driver revealed that her license was active but the vehicle’s insurance status was revoked. The driver was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for Revoked Insurance and Red Light violation. The vehicle was towed.

On 4/26/17 Officers responded to an address on Hallwood Rd for a past larceny report. The victim reports having two large bags containing numerous hand tools were stolen from his construction site. The victim will submit a full list of items stolen. Detectives will continue the investigation.

On Wednesday 04-26-2017 Officers made a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker on Commonwealth Ave. A license check on the driver revealed she had a suspended license. During the traffic stop it was discovered that the operator was in possession of prescription pills not prescribed to her. The vehicle was towed and the operator was summoned to Brookline court for Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension (90/23) and Possession Class E Drug (3 counts) (94C/32F) for holding three prescription drugs without a valid prescription.  The vehicle was turned over to a licensed operator.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4-26-17 stolen jewelery/bike accident/shoplift /bank robbery


On 04-25-2017 Officers responded to an address on Kent St. for a report of malicious damage to a vehicle. The owners of the vehicle report that some one slashed their tire sometime during the night. The victim reports that this was the second time that their tire has been slashed in the last two weeks but she did not report the first time that it happen. The puncture wound to the tire is located in the 2 o'clock area on the tire wall side. While inspecting the car I also noticed a fresh key mark on the front passenger's side door. It was loosely shaped like an "X”. Photographs of the tire and the passenger's side door were taken. The Brookline Detective Division will conduct a follow-up.

On Tuesday 04-25-2017,  Officers patrolling eastbound on Commonwealth Av.  observed a gray Toyota Camry with an expired inspection sticker. A query of the registration revealed the registered owner to have an active warrant from Pennsylvania.  Officers stopped the vehicle and explained the reason for the stop.  Further investigation revealed the warrant to be non-extraditable for dangerous drugs.  A passenger in the vehicle had a straight warrant out of West Roxbury District Court and was placed under arrest. During a search of the vehicle several items such as new brillo pads, small glass and plastic tubes and small plastic baggies were found. These items are commonly used in conjunction with crack cocaine.  No drugs were found in the vehicle. 

On 4/25/2017, Animal Control responded to a complaint that a woman’s dog had been bitten while at a doggie day care.

On April 25, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Winthrop Road for a Past Larceny report. The victim reports leaving her engagement ring and wedding band inside her jewelry box on the second floor outside her bedroom. The victim states the only person that was in the house was the house cleaner. The ring is described as a 14 karat white gold diamond solitaire ring, a trellis design featuring one round brilliant cut diamond set in a four prong setting. Further investigation will be conducted.

On Tuesday 04-25-2017 Officers responded to a bank located on Harvard St. on reports that it was being robbed and the suspect was still in the bank.  Dispatch had received a call from corporate security who was viewing the incident remotely.  As units responded, Dispatch updated that the suspect was a male in his twenties wearing a blue hoodie and a red-brimmed hat and was passing notes.  Officers arrived, located the suspect and placed him into custody. The suspect was taken to the Brookline Police Station where he was questioned by Brookline Detectives and a Special Agent from the FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force. 

On April 25, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Crafts Rd. for a report of a larceny. The victim reports having multiple pieces of jewelry stolen from her collection.  There were no signs of forced entry and the victim reports that she is having construction done to her home so there are numerous workers in and out during the day. The Brookline Detective Division will conduct a follow-up investigation.

On April 25, 2017, Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street for a report of a shoplifter who was being detained by store employees. The staff reported they were watching a subject on video camera because he was suspected of shoplifting from their location in the past. The subject was actually a store employee who had finished his shift about an hour earlier. The subject was seen on video taking several beauty products and jewelry items and placed these items into his backpack and sweatshirt. The subject was stopped and questioned by staff.  The suspect admitted to taking the items. The subject was placed under arrest for the following offense: M.G.L. Ch. 266 S.30A shoplifting Under $250. He was transported to the Brookline Police Station.  

On 4-25-2017 @ while monitoring the stop sign at the intersection on Newton St @ Goddard Av.  Officers observed a white BMW go right through the stop sign without slowing down at all. The officer activated the blue overhead lights and the vehicle, and the vehicle stopped in front of 209 Newton St. The operator was told the reason for the stop and was asked to produce his license and registration. The subject produced a MA ID card and the vehicle registration. A license check via the cruisers laptop computer revealed his right to operate a vehicle in Massachusetts was revoked.  Dispatch confirmed this status. The driver was then placed under arrest for Operating after Revocation-License and Failure to Stop-Stop sign.  He was given Mass citation for the above offenses. He was transported to the Brookline Police Station.

On 4-25-2017 Officers responded to Beacon St.  at Amory St. on reports of an accident involving a car and a bicyclist. The investigation revealed that the vehicle failed to yield to the cyclist. The cyclist, who attempted to swerve to the left, made contact with the vehicle on the left front.  The cyclist fell off his bike onto the ground.  He had minor scrapes to both his hands but otherwise wasn't hurt. The bike sustained front end, frame and handlebar damage.  The vehicle operator was issued a MA citation for Failure to Yield-Intersection.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

4-25-17 Shoplift/Fraud/ Traffic offenses


On 4/24/2017, Brookline Animal Control conducted a follow-up for a dog bite incident which is said to have occurred at Griggs Park.

 On Monday 4/24/2017 Officers responded to the front desk of the Brookline Police Station to speak with a person out of St Mary’s St.  looking to report Identity Fraud. The victim, stated he has been receiving a number of letters in the mail and E-mails from various credit card and other agencies about fraudulent use of his personal information. The victim and his wife have both received these notices. The victim received a letter from the Department of Unemployment Assistance stating that someone had tried to file for Unemployment benefits under his name. After notifying the proper agencies, the victim has received new credit cards for all of his accounts and receives notifications of any activity.

On April 24th, 2017, I, Officers responded to an address on Village Way for a report of past theft of a bicycle. The victim reports their bicycle was locked to a bicycle rack by chain in the private parking lot between 77 and 70 Village Way. The bike was a black Cannondale Catalyst 4 27.5". The bikes serial number has been entered in CJIS.

On 4-24-17 while conducting traffic enforcement on West Roxbury Parkway Officers observed a vehicle approaching the inside lane at a high rate of speed. Officers visually estimated this vehicle to be going 50 MPH.  Using the department issued Lidar it was determined the vehicle was travelling 52 MPH at 407 feet in a posted 35MPH zone. The Officer activated the blue overhead lights and stopped the vehicle. A license check through Brookline Control showed the drivers right to operate a vehicle in Massachusetts was suspended due to 3 surcharged events.  The driver was placed under arrest for Operating after Suspension-License and Speeding and his vehicle was towed.

On Monday 4/24/2017 while on Lawton St. officers were approached by a female who wanted to report a package she had received that had been torn open. The victim reports having some items shipped from Amazon, with one of the packages being torn open. The victim does not believe anything was taken. The Officers took the torn box to check for finger prints. Several security cameras are at this location and attempts will be made to view footage.

On April 24, 2017 while conducting traffic enforcement on Harvard St. Officers observed a vehicle with an  expired inspection sticker 1-2017. The vehicle then made a left turn onto Longwood Ave.  A check on the vehicles registration revealed its status was revoked due to the lack of insurance.  I radioed Brookline Police Dispatch of the location of my stop and asked them to confirm the status of the vehicle. Brookline Police Dispatch confirmed the status of the vehicle to be revoked due to the lack of insurance. The license plates were removed from the vehicle and submitted into the bulk property room and the vehicle was towed.

On Monday, April 24th, 2017, Officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a report of a recent shoplifting. Brookline Dispatch gave a description of male wearing dark clothes, possibly a hooded sweatshirt, heading out to the area of Aspinwall Ave. Dispatch also stated the suspect had stolen Tide detergent, and was carrying a blue duffel bag.  A Brookline Police Sgt. Stopped a subject fitting that description. The Sgt reports observing the subject consuming a Natty Ice beer in public. While speaking with this subject the officers observed an open blue duffel bag with bottles of Tide detergent sticking out in plain view. After speaking with the subject he admitted to taking the detergent without paying for it. An employee positively identified the subject the Officers had stopped as the one they watched putting the Tide detergent in a blue duffel bag. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to Brookline Police Headquarters. The Natty Ice beer can that the subject was drinking was submitted into evidence, and the tide detergent was returned to the store.


On 04/25/2017 Officers responded to an address on Heath St for a Larceny report. Upon arrival Officers spoke with the victim who reports items missing from his dorm room. The victim reports his laptop computer, IPAd, 5 pairs of  Air Jordan sneakers  and several items of clothing  were missing  from his room. There did not appear to be any forced entry into the room. Officers took one shoe box in an attempt to recover fingerprints. A follow-up will be conducted by the Brookline Detective Division.

Monday, April 24, 2017

4-21 thru 23 Stolen MV/Fraud/Threats/ Traffic Crash


On Friday April 21, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Mason Terrace for a B&E of a motor vehicle report. The victim reports parking her vehicle for the night, and when she returned in the morning she noticed the contents of the center console and glove box emptied out on the floor and passenger seat. The victim does not believe anything had been taken. There was no chance for a process due to the doors being handled by the owners.

On April 21, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Washington St. for a report of threats. Upon arrival, the Officers located the reporting party who explained to them that a male, approximately 5' 10" with a dark jacket, dark pants and dark hat, had entered his establishment looking to start a membership.  The victim reports that the subject refused to provide all the necessary information to complete the membership application, and was told that without the information he could not complete the application.  The victim reports that the subject became agitated and stated "I'm going to shoot you" and then left the building. No weapon was shown.  Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the subject. Since they have his identification the subject will be summonsed into Brookline District Court for: M.G.L. c. 275. s. 2 Threat to Commit a Crime

On 4-21-17 Officers responded to an address on Prince St on a report of a stolen Ipod. The victim reports the IPOD was located in the kitchen in an IPOD docking station. The Victim reports her apartment was being shown to perspective tenants by a Real Estate agent.  The agent reports that 3 couples had toured the apartment, and that he would replace the missing item.

On 4/21/2017 at approximately 1730Hrs a female entered the Brookline Police Station to report fraudulent charges on her credit card.  The victim reports losing her wallet with several credit cards in the Coolidge Corner area. The victim cancelled all her cards except for one and then received an e-mail from MasterCard reporting several fraudulent charges.  The charges were made at Macy’s in the Cambridge Side Galleria and Macy’s in Boston. Almost $700.00 was charged to her account. Shortly after these fraudulently charges occurred, the victim cancelled her MasterCard.  She was also advised to monitor her personal information via credit card bureaus and the Federal Trade Commission.


On 4/22/2017, Officers observed a parked vehicle on Pine Rd. at Woodland Rd. and a check of the vehicles registration revealed that the registration was revoked due to lack of insurance.  The vehicle was towed and the owner was issued Massachusetts Uniform Citation for unregistered MV (90/9) and revoked insurance (90/34J). 

On 04/22/2017, Officers responded to an address on Winchester Street for the report of a larceny of a motorcycle. The victim reports the motorcycle was parked in the driveway, next to the house and had a black and gray motorcycle cover draped over it to protect the motorcycle from the weather.  The location of where was motorcycle was stolen from is visible from the street.  There are no surveillance cameras and the motorcycle was not secured to anything.  The motorcycle was entered into C.J.I.S. as a stolen motorcycle.

On April 22, 2017, a subject walked into the Brookline Police Station to report that his vehicle had been broken into. The victim reports parking his vehicle in the area of 1280 Beacon Street and upon returning he noticed his cell phone had been taken from the center console as well as some change. He reports leaving his window slightly open when he parked the vehicle and when he returned the window was almost completely open. There was no chance of a process for prints.

On 4/22/17Officers responded to an address on Babcock St on a larceny report. The victim reports that while he was shopping he was bumped into twice by the same person. After the second bump, the victim noticed that his black leather wallet was no longer in his back pocket. The victim tried to locate the individual who had bumped into him, but was unable to find him. The subject is described as a male about 6'3", 280 lbs, in his late 40's or early 50's, wearing a red cap, dark winter jacket, and blue jeans. The victim reports his wallet contained cash, credit cards and his drivers license. The victim is in the process of canceling his credit cards. McPherson was advised to contact us, if he notices any unusual activity on his cards.


On April 23, 2017 I, Officers responded to an address on Dwight Street for a possible theft report.  The reporting party explained that at 14:00 hours she was walking her dog in Coolidge Corner when she noticed her wallet missing from her wrist.  The wallet is described as a small, brown Gucci wallet which held cash, 1 credit card, 1 debit card, and her house keys. The victim reports that her dog is only seven months old and people were crowding her to pet it.  Boss remembers one male party approaching her to pet the dog around the time she noticed the wallet missing, but the only description she can recall is a male approximately 5'4" , with dark hair. She believes she most likely misplaced the wallet, but is unsure if it was potentially picked up by someone. She was advised to check the area where she believes she dropped it and cancel her credit cards that were in the wallet. She was advised monitor her credit.

On April 23rd, 2017, I, Officers responded to Aspinwall Ave for a motor vehicle crash involving a parked vehicle. Upon arrival, I observed motor vehicle #1, , was positioned against the left rear wheel panel of motor vehicle #2. MV#2 suffered heavy damage to the rear left bumper and the left rear wheel well. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were towed. After reviewing the circumstances, operator of vehicle #1 was cited for c. 90/ s. 13- Impeded Operation due to being distracted by his GPS device.