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, August 4, 2017

8/3/2017

8/3/2017

12:31 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to Boylston Street for a motor vehicle accident. The reporting part stated he had been traveling eastbound on Route 9 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a parked car. Both of the vehicles were towed and the operator was issued a citation for Marked Lanes Violation.

12:59 p.m.: Officers responded to Cypress Street for a report of a stolen license plate. The license plate was stolen off of a vehicle parked on Davis Avenue sometime between 8:50 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. A stolen license plate report was completed.

An officer was dispatched for a report of a truck that took down utility wires on Allerton Street. The Brookline Fire Department determined the wires were cable television wires and posed no danger to the public. An officer observed damage to a porch at an address on Allerton Street and left a note for the resident detailing the incident and contact information for the police department.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

8/2/2017

8/2/2017

10:57 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to a bank on Beacon Street for a threat that occurred on 8/1 at approximately 3:00 p.m. At that time, a customer had threatened an employee stating he had a bomb in his backpack. Surveillance footage will be provided to officers when available and the subject was contacted and advised that he would be summonsed to court for Terroristic Threats.

3:30 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Village Way for a report of harassing phone calls. The officer contacted the number that had been used to make the calls and requested they call the Brookline Police Department.  


12:58 p.m.: A query of a vehicle’s registration revealed the registered owner’s driver’s license had been suspended. A traffic stop was conducted on Washington Street. It was confirmed that the operator was the registered owner and he was issued a citation for Operating After Suspension. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

8/1/2017

8/1/2017


5:19 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the intersection of Summit Avenue and Short Street for the recovery of a stolen motor vehicle that had been stolen from Cypress Street. There did not appear to be any damage to the vehicle. The vehicle was processed and the owner was notified of the recovery of his vehicle. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

House Break Leads to an Arrest

7/31/2017

7:30 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Summit Avenue for a bicycle theft report. The victim stated she had last seen the bicycle in her building’s garage the previous evening around 9:00 p.m. The following morning she discovered her bicycle was missing.

11:32 a.m.: While conducting traffic enforcement on Harvard Street, an officer observed a vehicle without an inspection sticker. A traffic stop was conducted during which it was found that his right to operate a motor vehicle was revoked. He was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Operating on a Revoked License and No Inspection Sticker.

11:55 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Pleasant Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated a resident of the building had received confirmation that a package was delivered to his residence on 7/29; however, he did not receive the package. Security footage shows the package being delivered to the front lobby and left on a window cell. Later, at approximately 10:37 a.m., a male entered the building and left with the package. The subject was wearing a white t-shirt, black hat, blue jeans, and black shoes. Follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.

3:24 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a shoplifter. Upon arrival, the manager stated that she observed a male on surveillance take stacks of clothing and place them into a reusable bag he had brought with him. He then left the store and returned a few minutes later; at this time, the staff was notified of the individual and when he was approached he left through the front door. A copy of the surveillance video was placed into evidence.

3:50 p.m.: An officer was approached by an individual on Greenough Street who wished to report his bicycle had been stolen. He stated he had locked his bicycle at approximately 1:00 p.m. and when he returned to it at approximately 3:40 p.m., he found it was missing.

4:08 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Aspinwall Avenue for a recovered property report. A package was delivered to the address, but the package did not belong to any of the residents. The individual the package was made out to was contacted and she stated that she had been contacted by her credit card company stating her card had been used to make a purchase she had not made. Since this incident, the party has been monitoring her credit card history. Follow up has been requested by the Detective Division and the package was taken into evidence.

8:17 p.m.: Officers responded to a business on Beacon Street for an attempted shoplifting. The customer service manager had observed a male behind the customer service counter holding various items. Before officers arrived, the subject had left the scene and another male was observed heading in the same direction. Another employee explained to officers that she had observed the two subjects together in the store. Later, officers identified two parties and the store employees confirmed these subjects were the males in the store. They were placed under arrest for Shoplifting. Officers will be provided security footage from the business on Beacon Street.

At approximately 6:49 p.m., officers were dispatched to an address on Boylston Street for a past BE&L during which the contents of a pocketbook were stolen. Brookline Dispatch later received a call from an address on Dunster Road regarding a phone that was stolen out of a house that afternoon.  Neither incident involved forced entry. At this time, approximately 9:00 p.m., a call was received from a resident on Woodland Road for an attempted breaking and entering. The reporting party stated she heard someone trying to open her front door and observed a white male wearing a white t-shirt and jeans attempting to enter her house. While speaking with the reporting party, a neighbor approached officers stating that an unidentified male had entered her house and then left. A male matching the description provided was located in the rear parking lot of the Beaver Country Day School. The witnesses participated in a show up identification and confirmed that the subject was the male who attempted to and entered the residences. He was placed under arrest and charged with B&E Night with intent to commit a felony and Attempted B&E with intent to commit a felony. All events occurred in close proximity and the earlier incidents are currently under investigation relative to those on Woodland Road.   

On July 30th, a residential home was broken into at the 300 block of Walnut St. At the time of the break the residents were not home. Electronics and jewelry were taken from the home. As a result of the investigation a suspect was identified. Today, August 1, an Arrest warrant was issued from the Brookline District for the suspect.


Monday, July 31, 2017

7/28-7/30/2017

7/28/2017

An officer was dispatched to an address on Pleasant Street to retrieve found property. The reporting party gave the officer a book bag he had found that contained various items including passports and electronics.

7:11 p.m.: An officer requested backup for a traffic stop on Lenox Street near Mountfort Street. The driver had been observed taking a left turn off of Carlton Street and attempted to drive the wrong way on Mountfort Street. The operator’s license status returned negative and he was issued a citation for Operating without a License: Never Issued and Restricted Way.

11:06 p.m.: An officer observed a vehicle make an improper left turn from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Beacon Street and Centre Street. During the stop, it was found that the operator had two active default warrants. She was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Improper Left Turn.

7/29/2017

9:58 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Allerton Street for a report of malicious destruction of property. The reporting party stated she noticed the fence next to the property was damaged. She had not noticed damage on 7/28 in the late afternoon. A security employee for the property was able to repair part of the damaged area, but there is still minor damage to the bottom of the fence. Both parties were instructed to contact the police if they discover helpful video surveillance.

1:07 p.m.: An individual turned in a credit card he had found in the vicinity of Boylston Street and Washington Street. A voicemail was left with the rightful owner and the credit card has been placed into safekeeping.

5:02 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Fuller Street for a report of a hit and run. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated that between 6:00 p.m. on 7/28 and 4:30 p.m. on 7/29, his vehicle sustained damage to its front bumper and the left front area of the vehicle. For most of this time, his vehicle was parked in a parking lot.

Officers responded to Washington Street for a report of a truck that struck a fire hydrant. The operator stated he was making a right turn, but due to oncoming traffic was unable to make a wide turn. As a result, the rear tire of the tractor trailer made contact with the fire hydrant and was knocked over. The Brookline Water Department was notified and arrived on scene.

7/30/2017

An individual reported that his identity had been compromised and various accounts had been opened or attempted to be opened in his name. He notified the fraud bureaus of the businesses and the three major credit bureaus.


Brookline Control received a call from a resident stating that she and her family had returned home to find that their house had been broken into. She was advised to exit the house and wait for officers to arrive. Officers responded to the address on Walnut Street and determined the culprit had fled the scene. One of the panes of glass on the side of the door had been broken to reach through the window and unlock the door. The victims had noticed a few items were missing upon entering their house, but did not have a chance to inspect their full loss. Officers also spoke to a neighbor who stated that he had observed a vehicle in the victim’s driveway earlier in the afternoon. Detectives arrived on scene and collected evidence.