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, July 14, 2017

7/13/2017

7/13/2017

5:27 a.m.: The operator of a motor vehicle was traveling on Newton Street when he fell asleep at the wheel and veered right striking a fence. The operator was unharmed. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the operator was advised and picked up by a taxi. Three sections of the fence were damaged and the owner of the fence has been notified.

9:08 a.m.:  Officers were dispatched to an address on Washington Street for a past attempted breaking and entering. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that at approximately 2:15 a.m., she awoke to keys jingling outside of their apartment door and her husband observed a party in the front lobby of the building. After several minutes, the subject left. Another resident stated that neither she nor her roommates know the party and they had been unaware of anyone attempting to enter the building. The landlord was informed of the incident and officers inquired about surveillance cameras. Residents have been advised to contact police of any suspicious activity.


5:30 p.m.: Officers responded to the area of Eliot Street and Boylston Street for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party stated a male and female had been observed looking into windows of several parked cars, but did not make any overt acts to gain entry to the vehicles. Upon arrival, officers observed the subject with a third individual. Officers spoke to each of the subjects. One of the male subjects was placed under arrest for an outstanding Default Warrant and was found to be in possession of prescription drugs, hypodermic needles, and a credit card in someone else’s name. The drugs and credit card were submitted into evidence.  The third subject had to be identified at a later time and was found to have several outstanding warrants. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

7/12/2017

7/12/2017

10:16 a.m.: A Meter Collector turned in a credit card he and his partner found inside a meter while working on Station Street. The card was placed into evidence for safekeeping.

12:25 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the area of Atherton Road for suspicious activity. Officers came in contact with the suspect who had been seen attempting to enter various residences on Winchester Street, checking if doors were open, and looking into a vehicle. Detectives processed the doors, vehicle, and the surrounding area for fingerprints. During the process, an area of a screen door was found to have had a piece cut out of it, so one could open the door from the outside. Officers spoke with the suspect and he was placed under arrest for Trespassing and Attempted Breaking & Entering.

1:08 p.m.: While stopped for a red signal on Harvard Street an officer observed a yellow scooter pass him on his right side. The operator was not wearing a helmet and as the officer continued on Harvard Street he observed the scooter cut in and out of traffic multiple times. She also continued straight in a left turn only lane. The officer made multiple attempts to conduct a traffic stop, but the scooter failed to stop. Officers later located her crossing over Aspinwall Avenue to continue on Harvard Street and observed her disregard a red light to turn east onto Beacon Street. At the intersection of Hawes and Beacon Street, the subject was able to be placed into custody without further incident. She was placed under arrest and issued citations for refusing to stop for a police officer, helmet law violation, disturbing the peace, and operating to endanger.

7:18 p.m.: An officer responded to Park Vale for a motor vehicle blocking. Residents in the area stated that a Washington Street resident was parking in the middle of the parking lot perpendicular to the marked spots, raising the concern of whether emergency vehicles can gain access to buildings at the end of the private way. The Brookline Fire Department was contacted to assess the accessibility of the private way and did not indicate the vehicle was causing an obstruction. When the owners of the parked vehicle returned, they were advised that they should be mindful of the space they provide for emergency vehicles. The reporting party was advised to call in the future if he believed vehicles were obstructing access to the way.

10:58 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Boylston Street to assist the Somerville Police Department with an arrest. Officers observed an individual that matched the subject’s description riding a bicycle; however, it was found that he was not the subject. He placed the bicycle on the porch of the residence and continued to speak with officers, but would not allow them to enter the home. An officer used the serial number of the bicycle to discover it had been reported stolen. The individual was informed he would be summonsed to court for Receiving Stolen Property. The bicycle was confiscated.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7/11/2017

7/11/2017

9:06 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Stetson Street for a report of a B&E of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that she had left her vehicle parked in their driveway Sunday night around midnight, most likely unlocked. On 7/11 at approximately 7:30 a.m. the party’s husband returned to the vehicle to find it had been rummaged through. Change was found to be missing from the vehicle. A fanny pack was located within the vehicle and was thought by the car owner to belong to the suspect or another victim. A green piece of paper from the Teen Center was also found on the ground. Both items were submitted into evidence.

11:00 a.m.: A citizen reported a stolen scooter. He stated his motor scooter was stolen from under a protective cover in the bushes on the front side of his residence on Pleasant Street. The scooter was last parked on Friday evening and was found to be missing Saturday morning (7/8). Security footage captured the event and depicted two figures steal the scooter at 1:21 a.m. on 7/8.
Brookline Police Dispatch was notified of a Norfolk Superior Court Probation Warrant issued for an individual who had violated the conditions of his GPS Monitoring Conditions. Officers were dispatched to an address on Pearl Street where the individual was placed under arrest without incident.

9:35 p.m.: Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a shoplifter. Upon arrival, officers met with Target staff and the subject. The store manager had stopped the individual from leaving the store without paying for items in his cart, but while scanning the various items at checkout, observed a number of store items in the subject’s pockets. In the process of removing the merchandise from his pockets, officers located an uncapped needle and drugs on his person. The subject was arrested and during the booking process additional drugs were found to be in his possession. He was charged with Larceny over $250, Possession of Class A, and Possession of Class C Drug. Officers also spoke with a female that had been with the subject and she was found to have an active Default Warrant. She was placed under arrest for the warrant and additionally charged from Possession of a Class E Drug.  


10:25 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the area of Baker School for a report of malicious damage. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with the victim who reported she had her car window smashed. The suspect was identified and will be summonsed to court for Malicious Damage.  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

7/6 to 7/10/2017

7/6/2017

8:54 a.m.: An officer responded to Beacon Street and Borland Street for a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. The motor vehicle was travelling eastbound on Beacon and began to turn right onto Borland Street when he struck the bicyclist. The operator was issued a citation for failure to yield for a bicycle.

12:43 p.m.: While on patrol in the area of Amory Park, an officer observed a subject known to him. He requested a warrant check from dispatch that confirmed an active default warrant for shoplifting by concealing. The subject was placed under arrest.

1:21 p.m.: A citizen reported to the front desk that a watch was stolen from his motor vehicle. He stated that he parked his vehicle on Babcock Street on 6/6 and between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. his watch was stolen. The vehicle had been left unlocked and the driver’s door was open when he returned to the vehicle. There was no damage to the vehicle.

3:42 p.m.: While travelling behind an ambulance on a call for a medical emergency, an officer observed a vehicle on Parkway Road fail to pull to the right of the ambulance. A traffic stop was conducted; the operator was informed he would receive a citation in the mail, and the officer returned to the medical emergency. Later, while filling out the citation it was found that the operator’s license was suspended. He will be issued citations for Operating After Suspension of License and Fail to Pull to Right and Stop for Emergency Vehicle.

7/7/2016

12:33 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Longwood Avenue for a larceny report. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated he had found that the locked wooden door to the storage units and his own storage unit door were broken and open. Looking inside, the reporting party found his bicycle was missing. He stated the last time he had seen it was approximately three weeks ago. The area is only accessible from inside of the building. The victim is unsure if anything else was taken. Detective follow up has been requested. 

1:48 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Columbia Street for a reported hit and run. The reporting party stated that between 1:00 and 1:40 p.m. her vehicle was struck and damaged. When she returned to her vehicle she found damage to the driver’s side wheel well and door.

6:30 p.m.: While travelling along River Road an officer observed three graffiti tags on the rear of a building on Brookline Avenue. Another officer stated he had not observed the tags on previous evenings. The building itself is vacant. Similar tags were observed on a utility box at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Aspinwall Avenue. The tags were photographed and reported.

7/8/2017

10:20 a.m.: The officer at the front desk of the police station was approached by a citizen who reported she lost her wallet in the vicinity of the front parking area of the swimming pool on Tappan Street. The reporting party stated she parked her car in a parking space at approximately 5:15 p.m. and when she left at approximately 7:00 p.m. she realized she did not have her wallet. She believes it may have fallen out of her pocket while exiting the vehicle or she may have left it on the roof of the vehicle. The party’s credit and debit cards have been cancelled and have no unauthorized activity.

10:02 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Harvard Street at Linden Street for a motor vehicle accident. It was stated that motor vehicle one was parked on Harvard Street and went to pull into traffic when a vehicle passed her and she made contact with a second vehicle which then made contact with a parked car. The officer assisted in the exchange of information between operators and all parties were advised to contact their insurance companies and file a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report. The first motor vehicle was towed from the scene.
An officer received an abandoned bicycle from the Brookline Highway Department. It was retrieved from Davis Avenue and was tagged with a notice of removal on 5/19. The bicycle has been placed into bulk evidence.

7/9/2017

9:46 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on South Street for a B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that her purse was taken from her car some time overnight. She stated she had returned home at approximately 12:25 a.m. and went to retrieve her purse from her vehicle. She found the passenger door ajar and found the purse to be missing. The vehicle was parked in a driveway and the party states she thought she locked the car, but there were no obvious signs of a break. The vehicle was processed.  

5:40 p.m.: Officers observed a vehicle parked in a bike lane on Beacon Street. A query of the vehicle’s registration revealed it did not have a valid inspection sticker. A vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Carlton Street and Ivy Street. During the stop, the passenger of the vehicle was found to have two default warrants. He was placed under arrest for the warrants and issued a citation for No Seatbelt. The operator of the vehicle was also issued a citation for Failing to Submit MV for Inspection.

9:30 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the intersection of Washington Street and Salisbury Road for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle property damage accident. Upon arrival, the victim stated she had been travelling on Washington Street approaching the intersection at Salisbury Road and stopped for a pedestrian when she was rear ended. The other vehicle then fled from the scene, but the pedestrian was able to obtain a license plate number and description of the driver. A query of the license plate revealed the identity of the owner and she was mailed a citation for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and following too closely.

7/10/2017

2:59 a.m.: Officers responded to the intersection of Beacon Street and Carlton Street for a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, the operator stated he was travelling south on Carlton Street when he got a flat tire and lost control of his vehicle. As a result, he travelled onto the sidewalk and struck a Town of Brookline No Parking Sign. The sign was knocked down and the vehicle sustained minor damage to the front bumper. The damage was photographed and the operator was sent on his way.

7:28 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Boylston Street for a hit and run accident. The reporting party stated at approximately 7:10 a.m. he was pulled over at an address on Boylston Street for a garbage pickup when he opened his door to get out of the truck and the door was struck by the mirror of another vehicle. He stated the driver pulled over to adjust her mirror and he believed she would approach him to discuss the incident, but drove off. A motor vehicle crash report was filed and the victim contacted his supervisor.

9:00 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Stetson Street for a past B&E of two motor vehicles. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated both of his vehicles were broken into. The vehicles were parked in the driveway on 7/9 at approximately 11:30 p.m. He believed one of the vehicles had been locked, but when he returned to his vehicle at approximately 9:00 a.m. he observed the driver side door to be slightly ajar and the contents of the glove compartment and center console were on the passenger seat. The second vehicle had been moved to the street and the reporting party stated the vehicle had been left unlocked and appeared to be rummaged through. The only items stolen were coins. An envelope from one of the vehicles was submitted into evidence.

9:45 a.m.: A party turned in two bullets he located at an address on Freeman Street at approximately 8:00 and 11:55 p.m. the previous evening. He informed the property manager and the ammunition has been placed into evidence.

9:46 p.m.: Officers responded to an address on Dwight Street for a past B&E of a motor vehicle. The victim stated at approximately 9:30 a.m. he noticed the passenger door to his vehicle was ajar and his vehicle appeared to be rummaged through. He found several items were missing and contacted the police. He reported he last observed the vehicle around 11:30 p.m. the previous evening and that it was left unlocked. He has a camera that faces his parking spot and was able to retrieve footage of two males entering the vehicle.

10:11 p.m.: Officers responded to an address on Browne Street for a past B&E of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated at approximately 10:00 a.m. she returned to her vehicle and noticed it had been rummaged through. She stated the vehicle was unlocked and some cash was missing. The vehicle had been parked the previous evening at approximately 11:00 p.m.
A citizen reported his car had been broken into overnight. He stated that he parked his vehicle in the rear of an address on Babcock Street at approximately 10:00 p.m. on 7/9. When he returned to the vehicle the next morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., he found the visors had been moved down and the glove box was opened. At the time, nothing has been reported stolen or missing. He stated he locked the vehicle, but when he started the car the next morning, the door ajar light and alarm were on.

5:33 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Babcock Street for a past B&E of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated she had locked her vehicle when she parked it the previous evening at 6:00 p.m., but had left her windows open 1-2 inches. The next day at approximately 8:00 a.m. when she returned to the vehicle she found her things had been rummaged through and the doors were unlocked. A GPS had been taken. The victim pointed out a handprint to officers that had not been on the vehicle the previous day and the vehicle was processed. While on scene, officers located another vehicle that appeared to be rummaged through. The owner was located and he explained that he had parked the vehicle sometime in the afternoon on 7/9 and had not returned to it. The vehicle was found unlocked and he stated he believed he locked the vehicle, but may have accidentally unlocked it. The vehicle was processed and the party does not believe anything was taken from the car.
A citizen reported she was a victim of internet fraud involving her bank accounts. The victim received an email about her account from her bank and upon contacting them found someone had withdrawn all her money in her checking and savings accounts on 7/4 and 7/5. She stated she did not authorize these transfers. She is currently working with her bank to correct the incident and was advised to contact the credit bureaus and FTC Identity Theft Web Page.

7:05 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Aspinwall Avenue for a past larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated he had placed his bicycle in a bike rack unlocked at approximately 3:00 p.m. and when he returned at approximately 7:00 p.m. the bicycle was gone. The officer then spoke to an employee at the address who stated he would provide video surveillance footage or photos pertaining to the case. The reporting party was given a courtesy transport to his residence.