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, June 2, 2017

5/31-6/1/2017

5/31/2017

8:04 pm: An officer was dispatched to Beacon Street at Williston Road for a two car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival both drivers stated they were not injured. The driver of the first vehicle provided his license and registration. He stated that he had stopped for a red traffic signal on Beacon Street when a motor vehicle behind him collided with his motor vehicle. Minor damage and scratches to the vehicle’s rear bumper were observed. The second driver stated he did not have his license or registration with him, but provided the officer with a picture of his license on his phone. He explained he was travelling behind the first vehicle and as the car came to a stop he applied his brakes, but his brakes gave out and he collided with the motor vehicle in front of him. The officer observed minor damage to the front bumper of this driver’s car. The driver of the second vehicle was found to have a suspended license and a revoked registration status.  He was issued a citation for Operating After License Suspension, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Following Too Closely. The driver was informed his vehicle would be towed due to having revoked insurance and he would be summonsed to court for the traffic offenses. The driver of the first motor vehicle was provided an accident data form with the other driver’s information.

6/1/2017        

7:38 am: Officers responded to Brookline Place for a larceny report. A construction employee explained that new concrete floors were being attached to a garage. Welding equipment had been left at the construction site the previous evening. When the employee returned this morning, he noticed copper wire welding leads were missing from the site. It was stated that only an individual working at the site would be aware the welding leads contain copper. Two buildings next to the construction site were found to have cameras. Follow-up by the detective division was requested.

7:58 am: An officer on patrol observed a vehicle travelling on Harvard Street near Green Street. The registration of the vehicle was found to have a status of Revoked for Insurance. The officer conducted a traffic stop on Harvard Street. The driver informed the officer that the car was not his. It was verified that the car was insured, but while the insurance had been renewed, the registration had not. The owner of the vehicle was issued a citation for Unregistered MV. The vehicle was towed and the owner will be summonsed to court.

12:56 pm: While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle on Harvard Street with an “R” inspection sticker indicating rejection status. A query of the registration indicated the inspection status was within the thirty-day allotment, but acknowledged a default warrant for the registered owner of the vehicle. The officer followed the vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted on Babcock Street. The driver was confirmed to be the registered owner of the vehicle and was arrested and taken to booking charged with the warrant. The vehicle was towed.

5:42 pm: An officer was dispatched to Dana Street for a property damage report. The home owner explained when he returned home from work he saw that his fence post was knocked over adjacent to his driveway. Another resident had informed the owner that he had not seen any damage earlier in the evening. A car may have pulled into the driveway to turn around and struck the fence. A small piece of red paint or plastic was found to be transferred form the object to the fence. Surveillance cameras were not found in the area.

8:00 pm: Officers responded to a call for a report of malicious damage to a bicycle at the intersection of Beacon Street and Powell Street. The owner of the bicycle explained that she had locked her bicycle to the street sign in front of the building’s entrance on Powell Street the previous afternoon. When she returned to it that evening she found it badly damaged and laying on the ground still locked to the sign. The location has both vehicle and pedestrian traffic throughout the day. The lock did not appear to have marks that would indicate an attempt to cut it and the seat and accessories were still on the bike. Based on this, the bike may have been knocked over or fallen on its own. A surveillance camera was located mounted to the entrance of the building on Beacon Street. It appeared to have a view of the bicycle, but management could not be contacted to view the footage at the time. Follow-up was requested and the owner was advised of the Town By-Law regarding locking bicycles to town signs.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

5/31/17

5/31/17 – An officer responded to Park Vale for a report of graffiti. The reporting party stated that between 5/29/17 at 1500hrs and 5/30/17 at 1730hrs she noticed new graffiti inside the carport of the building. There are several words in white writing that appear unreadable as well as an inappropriate picture.

5/31/17 - An officer at the front desk was approached by a subject reporting a Breaking & Entering and Larceny of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated the coins in her car were taken between 1700hrs on 5/30/17 and 0900hrs on 5/31/17. She stated she saw a White Male between the ages 16 -20 on her street at that time when she realized the coins were gone.

5/31/2017 - An officer responded to Park Street for a report of a past larceny. The reporting party stated the victim had been admitted to the hospital with a large quantity of cash in his pants pocket. At 1630hrs the victim reported that his money was now missing. His wallet containing the money was left in the dresser top drawer next to his bed. The wallet remained however the money was now missing.  The victim stated he last saw the envelope on the evening of 5/27/2017.

5/31/17 - An officer responded to Carlton St for a package theft. The victim stated that the package was delivered on 5/31/17 at approximately 1557 hours. At approximately 1750 hours, when he arrived home, the victim found the tampered packaged in the vestibule of the building.. The package contained a pair of gray Converse sneakers.

5/31/17 – An officer responded to Carlton St for a report of theft of contents from a package. The officer entered the vestibule and observed a package that appeared to have contents taken from it. The officer then went to alert the package owner of the theft of the contents. The items, two packets of Skinny Mate Tea, were taken between 1420hrs and 1610hrs.


5/31/17 – An officer at the front desk was approached by a subject looking to turn in a found wallet. The wallet was found in the Coolidge Corner area and is described as a man's brown wallet, containing a German license, Charlie cards, two credit cards and some cash. Officers were unable to contact the owner. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5/30/2017

5/30/2017

7:26 am: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street to take a report for a B&E that had taken place overnight. The store’s manager explained that when he arrived at work this morning and began his morning duties, he found the roll up gate to the stockroom open. Upon checking security footage of the night before, the manager observed a man open the gate, look around, and enter the stock room.  He is then shown exiting the store with merchandise. The security footage was provided to the police.

On 5/26/2017, officers received a call that a wild turkey had been lurking around Pierce School on School Street. It was discovered that there was a nest with seven turkey eggs near the playground area. There was concern that the turkey may become protective of her nest and attack children at recess. Animal control responded to the location and observed the nest. The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife was contacted and they stated that they would need to consult with their superiors to provide authorization to remove the nest. On 5/30/2017 at approximately 10:58 am, Animal Control received authorization to remove the nest. The seven eggs were removed and transported to a wildlife rehab specialist.


11:00 am: Officers responded to a report of a past Assault & Battery.  A landscaper working on Thorndike Street explained that a contractor hired to work at the same location requested the landscaper’s materials be moved from the front of the property. According to the reporting party, the contractor began shoving the other individual while yelling at him. He also noted that another worker grabbed the reporting party from behind and pulled him away from the aggressor. He stated he was not injured during the incident. An officer spoke to the other party at the original property. He stated that the reporting party became angry with his request, swearing and spitting in his direction. He stated that after this occurred he left the area and he did not want to pursue charges or the matter with the reporting party. He also informed officers that the property owner had arrived during the incident and helped mediate the situation. When contacted, the property owner said he arrived at the scene and intervened in the argument, which he said was not physical. The reporting party informed the property owner that he attempted to spit on the other contractor after he pushed him several times. He then agreed to leave the property and return later to complete his landscaping. Both parties were advised that they would be summonsed to court. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

5/26/2017-5/29/2017

5/26/2017

5:35 pm: Officers responded to a multiple vehicle accident on Boylston Street. The vehicles were travelling eastbound and as traffic began to slow one vehicle crashed into the rear of the vehicle in front of them. As a result, this second vehicle crashed into the rear of the next vehicle. The first operator was issued a citation for following too close and the second and third vehicles were towed. Fortunately, no one was injured.

5/27/2017

6:32 pm: Officers were dispatched to a restaurant on Harvard Street for a report of larceny. Two customers were found to have left without paying their bill. Realizing this, an employee attempted to locate the individuals but contacted the police when she was unsuccessful. The restaurants cameras were not able to be accessed at the time, but the owner was contacted. They will review the footage and will turn it over to the police if there is anything of value.

10:22 pm: Two cell phones were reported stolen from a Green Street building. One victim was able to track his phone to a general area, but responding officers were unable to pin point an exact location. The phone had been left in a bag in the buildings coat room the previous evening and could not be found the next day. Security in the building explained that another cell phone was taken from the coat room as well. Both the front doors to the building and the coat room had been unlocked all day (5/27). At approximately 11:55 pm, the department received a call that one of the victims was contacted by an individual saying he wanted to return the cell phone.  A detective and an officer were present during the exchange. The individual returning the phone stated that he had found the phone on the ground near Harvard Street, did not know about the other missing device, and had not been at the Green Street building at the time of the theft. No charges were filed.

5/28/2017

9:55 pm: Officers responded to a report of larceny from a business on Commonwealth Avenue. Upon viewing camera footage, it was found that five males entered the business took various items from the front counter area and walked out of the store. When the individuals found that none of the employees noticed they took items they went back in and began rummaging through the shelves. They then appeared to be noticed and ran out of the store. One of the males was confronted by an employee and the employee was able to take a few items from the individual who was still running toward the door. The store delayed calling the police and when police arrived the initial employee was no longer on scene. The stolen items and the surveillance footage were placed into evidence. 

5/29/2017

12:15 am: An individual reported to police that his online bank account was tampered with. He stated that his bank’s fraud department had contacted him to inform him of the tampering. No money was transferred or taken from his accounts, but they have been put on hold. The reporting party has a suspicion of who might have attempted to access his account. He was advised to monitor his accounts closely until he can follow up with his bank.


5:42 pm: An individual reported that two of her rings had been stolen. She stated that she left her rings, watch, and glasses in a tray in a changing room during a class on Harvard Street. Approximately two hours later, she returned to the changing room to find her rings missing, but her other belongings still there. There is no security video surveillance on the premises. Staff and clients have been notified of the incident.