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, May 26, 2017

5/25/2017

5/25/2017

4:10 pm: Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Coolidge Street and Gibbs Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. One vehicle was travelling north on Gibbs Street toward Coolidge Street while the other was travelling east on Coolidge Street. The first operator observed that the other vehicle was not going to come to a complete stop at a stop sign; however, the operator explained he noticed this too late and the second motor vehicle crashed into the rear of his vehicle. The second operator stated she came to a complete stop, but did not see the first operator travelling on Gibbs Street. One vehicle suffered minor rear damage while the second suffered minor front end damage. Both operators stated they were not injured and the second operator was cited for failure to stop.

5:18 pm: An officer was dispatched to a business on Harvard Street where a manager stated that the previous Sunday (5/21) a customer attempted to make a purchase with a counterfeit ten dollar bill. The cashier at the time found the bill to be counterfeit and explained this to the customer who claimed she received the cash from another store and was unaware it was a counterfeit bill. Surveillance footage of the transaction was taken into evidence.

8:32 pm: A Boylston Street employee reported a stolen motor vehicle.  A white van was rented from the business on 5/11 and was meant to be returned on 5/20. The customer had listed a final destination that does not exist in Brookline and when the business attempted to contact the customer they were unsuccessful.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

5/24/2017

5/24/2017

3:58 pm: Officers responded to another report of credit card fraud. The reporting party had noticed multiple charges she did not make on her credit card. She notified the bank and put her account on hold. The rest of her personal information was not compromised.

6:55 pm: While on patrol in the area, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Freeman Street go through a red light at the intersection of Pleasant Street. The officer conducted a traffic stop and the operator, an Uber driver, explained he had been distracted by a new pick up request he received on his phone. The driver was found to have an expired license. He was informed he could not drive without a valid license and was issued a citation for failure to stop at a red light and another for driving with an expired license. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5/23/2017

5/23/2017

5:50 am: Officers were dispatched to a two car motor vehicle crash with possible injuries at the intersection of Boylston and Lee St.

5:30 am: Officers responded to Rawson Road for the B&E of a parked vehicle. The owner stated he left the vehicle unlocked the previous afternoon and when he returned to it the next morning the center console was open and change was missing.

8:00 am: An Officer responded to University Road for a B&E of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated her vehicle was parked in the driveway the previous night and when she returned to it the following morning she saw it had been rifled through and a bag of change was missing. The reporting party stated she left the car unlocked.

While taking a report for a B&E of a motor vehicle, an officer was approached by a University Road resident who explained that she believed her motor vehicle had also been broken into. The vehicle was parked in the resident’s driveway the previous night and when the owner returned to it the next morning, she found it had been rifled through. At the time she was not sure if anything was missing. The resident stated the vehicle was left unlocked.

9:10 am: Officers were dispatched to Beacon St. and Washington St. for a traffic crash. One vehicle had damage to the right front and rear passenger doors while the second vehicle had significant damage to its front hood and bumper. Information was exchanged between the two parties and they were advised to contact their insurance companies and complete a Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report. One vehicle was towed. Neither party was injured.

12:20 pm: Officers responded to a call for malicious damage on Puddingstone Road. The reporting party explained he had parked his vehicle in his driveway and when he returned a half hour later his right, rear passenger side window was shattered. The device used to break the window could not be located. The car had been left unlocked and no property was missing.

1:13 pm: Officers were dispatched to Beacon St for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party explained that she had been followed Saturday (5/20) while walking home from work. The individual found that when she increased her pace, the subject following her did as well. After making it to her residence, she observed the subject take a picture of her building and walk away. The subject was described as middle aged with short hair, a scruffy beard, and lean wearing grey sweats. The responding officers were not able to locate any security cameras, but the reporting party stated she would reach out to management to determine if there was any security footage in the area.

A resident reported that her car had been broken into overnight. She explained the vehicle had been parked at the rear of her home the previous evening and when she returned to it the following morning she realized she had left it unlocked, it had been entered, and approximately $2.00 in change had been taken.

6:00 pm: At the intersection of Park St and Washington St, an officer recognized a passenger in a vehicle travelling toward Beacon Street. The officer was familiar with the passenger from previous criminal investigations and it was found the individual had a straight warrant issued for larceny from a building. Dispatch was notified and the vehicle was located at Jette Court. The passenger exited the vehicle as the officer entered the lot. When the individual was addressed and saw the police officer he turned and ran. Dispatch was notified and additional units, including the Boston Police, were requested. The subject was found by officers hiding behind a bush. The subject was placed under arrest. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5-23-2017 larceny / Break and Enter / MV Crash

5-22-2017

Monday May 22, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Newton St for a report of a possible B&E.  The reporting party believed a subcontractor working for the Town had left their keys in the ignition of a forklift parked on the property. It appears as though someone drove the forklift from the front of the yard into the recycling area of the transfer station, which contained televisions and lawn mowers waiting to be recycled. It appeared that several traffic control cones were knocked over, but that there was no other damage to property. The forklift was parked very closely to the original spot it had been left at on Friday. There was no apparent damage done to the forklift.  At this point he has no further information as to whether one of the subcontractors moved the forklift or it was moved by someone trespassing on the property.

On May 22, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Commonwealth Ave.  for a report of a shoplifting.  A supervisor reports watching a subject take items off of the shelf and put them in his back pack, then run from the store.  They then saw the subject get into a vehicle on Commonwealth Ave and drive off. Store surveillance showed a male approximately 30 YOA, wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a baseball hat, and a back pack.  The video has been placed into evidence. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

On 5/22/2017 Officers responded to an address on Harvard Ave for a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim reports locking his bike to the bike rack beside his apt. and when he returned the bike was gone. The bike is described as a red GMC Denali bike with black handlebars.

On 05/22/17 Officers responded to an address on Greenough St. for a report of a live attempted residential breaking and entry.  The caller had observed a female attempt to break into her home through a back sliding screen door and when confronted ran away in an unknown direction. Officers observed the back sliding screen to have several fresh cuts around the handle of the door. Units canvassed the area which yielded negative results.  

On May 22, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Columbia Street for a report of a package theft. The victim reports that he received confirmation via E-mail from UPS that his package had been delivered on this date. When they returned home they were unable to find their package. The front porch is open and is not equipped with security surveillance cameras. A report has been filed.

5-23-2017

On Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 Officers were dispatched to Mountfort St and Carlton St for a two car traffic crash. Upon arrival Officers observed one vehicle to have major front end damage, and a second . vehicle had moderate rear end damage. After an investigation one operator was cited for Article VII Section 4: Following Too Closely. No vehicles were towed.




Monday, May 22, 2017

5-19 thru 5-22 Accidents / Fraud / Malicious Damage

5-19-17

On May 19, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Newton Street for a multi-vehicle crash with injury. After investigating the scene it was determined that the vehicle in traffic had collided with several parked cars. 2 vehicles were towed. Minor injuries reported.

On 5/19/2017 an Officer was involved in a motor vehicle accident with police cruiser while attempting to make a traffic stop. No injuries were reported.

On Friday 05-19-2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon St. for a report of a gunshot victim down with an abdominal wound.  After an investigation it was determined that no one had been shot, nor had any shots been fired. The caller was subsequently transported to the hospital for an unrelated reason and will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for Possession Class B (94C/C).

On May 19, 2017, I, Officers responded to the area of  Dudley Street and Lee Street on reports of an accident involving a bicyclist. After an investigation it was revealed that the accident occurred in the rotary. The bicyclist suffered a few minor scratches and minor damage to his bike.

On 05/19/2017, Officers responded to the Brookline Police Station on a report of a fall on Town Property.  Photos of the side walk where the subject reported falling were taken and appeared to have no defects.

On 05/19/2017, Officers were dispatched to an address on Boylston St.  for a report of found credit cards with possible suspicious activity. The reporting party informed the officers they had found numerous credit cards. The found property will be stored in an evidence locker, and a follow-up will be conducted by the Detective Division.

On May 19th, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Francis St for a report of Identity Fraud via the United States Postal Service. The victim reports receiving a letter from the United States Postal Service confirming a change of address however they had not requested a change of address. The FTC Identity Theft Division was alerted. The victim reports that a package has already been shipped to New York.

On May 19th, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Holden St  for a report of a broken window. The victim states her kitchen window had been damaged sometime during the night.  Detectives were called to the scene to investigate. Photos were taken of the damage. No access was gained into the house.

5-20-17

On Saturday May 20, a Brookline Officer turned in a key he had found in the area of Harvard St and Steadman St. Attempts to locate the owner on scene were made but were unsuccessful.  Later that day the owner of the key responded to the Brookline police Station and retrieved the key.

On 05/20/2017 Officers responded to an address on Park Street for a report of a stolen phone. The victim reports that when she realized her phone was gone, she tried to locate it with the Track My Phone app. She was able to track it moving from the area of Longwood Avenue and eventually stopped at the intersection of Beacon Street and Strathmore Road. At that point the phone had been turned off. Officers responded to Beacon Street and Strathmore Road but were unable to locate the phone. There are cameras in the area where the victim believes the phone was taken from so a follow-up by the Brookline Detectives will be conducted.

5-21-2017

On 5-21-2017, Officers responded to Harvard St. at Fuller St. for a report of a man wearing only an American flag running in traffic.  After an investigation the subject was transported to the hospital for assistance.

On May 21, Officers responded to an address on Strathmore Rd. for a report of malicious damage to multiple motor vehicles.  One vehicle had damage to its windshield, which appeared to have been caused by a brick which was lying nearby. A second vehicle had significant damage to the passenger side mirror and a 2x4 piece of wood was located on the ground in close proximity.  Detectives were called to the scene for photos.

On May 21, 2017, A citizen walked into the Brookline Police Station to report a past Hit and Run Accident. The victim reports he was parked at an address on Boylston St. Chestnut Hill and when he returned to his car he noticed damage to the front right side of his vehicle. It is unclear how the vehicle was hit or what caused the damage but most likely another vehicle made contact with his vehicle when parking. The victim reports there were no witnesses to the accident and nobody left a note on his vehicle.

On May 21, 2017  a citizen contacted the Brookline Police to report finding a men's wallet at the corner of Coolidge Street at Winchester Street. Officers arrived and took custody of the wallet. The wallet has been placed into evidence for safe keeping and attempts have been made to locate the owner.

5-22-2017

On 05/22/2017 Officers responded an address on Harvard Street, for 2 patrons that had just left the restaurant without paying.  A staff member was following the 2 parties walking down Harvard Street towards Beacon Street. The Officers were able to stop all parties on Green Street. After an investigation half of the bill was paid, and one party will was summonsed into Brookline Court for  MGL (140/12) - Fraudulently Procuring Food for Credit.


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