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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

8/16/2017

8/16/2017

1:59 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling north on Washington Street at a high speed. The vehicle turned onto Bartlett Crescent and then took a left turn onto Bartlett Street in violation of the posted One-Way. The officer activated his overhead lights in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle continued onto Westbourne Terrace until it struck the curb causing damage to the tire and rim. The operator then jumped into the backseat of the vehicle. The operator and passenger were identified. The operator was not licensed. He was placed under arrest and issued a citation for Unlicensed Operation of a MV and Violation of a One Way. The vehicle was released to the passenger who had an active driver’s license.

9:48 a.m.: An officer responded to the front desk of the Brookline Police Station for a report of package theft. The reporting party stated she received confirmation that her package had been delivered on 8/10. The packages are usually left inside the unlocked front door of the building by the mailboxes. The victim filed a claim with FedEx and has provided officers the tracking number.

9:52 a.m.: An individual was placed under arrest for an active arrest warrant. He was transported to the Brookline Police Station where he was booked and advised of his rights.

10:06 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Beacon Street for a noise complaint regarding the use of leaf blowers. Upon arrival, the officer met with the landscapers and advised them of the town’s leaf blower by law.

10:30 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Thorndike Street for a report of a suspicious person in the reporting party’s hammock. Upon arrival, the subject was gone, but officers discovered a wallet containing an ID. Officers brought the wallet to the station for safekeeping.

12:00 p.m.: While on patrol, an officer met an individual regarding an attempted package theft. The reporting party stated he received an online notice stating his package had been delivered on 8/15. On 8/16 at approximately 11:40 a.m., the package had been opened and left right outside his apartment door. The merchandise was still in the box.

12:34 p.m.: A citizen reported that his motor vehicle had been stolen out of a parking lot on Harvard Street. Officers were able to obtain video surveillance from the area and observed a male with facial hair, wearing a blue button shirt, black shorts, and tan shoes get into the victim’s vehicle and exit the parking lot onto Harvard Street. At approximately 6:48 p.m., Brookline Dispatch received a second call from an address on Thorndike Street. The original caller stated the party that had been on her hammock was now sitting on her neighbor’s porch. Officers arrived and observed the individual noting that he matched the description of the subject involved in the motor vehicle theft. He stated his name which matched the ID in the wallet that was discovered on Thorndike Street earlier in the day. The subject was placed under arrest for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. Officers canvassed the area for the vehicle, but were unable to locate it.

11:58 p.m.: Officers, along with Brookline Fire, responded to the Pierce Park Playground on the Harvard Avenue side for an outside fire. Upon arrival, the slide of the jungle gym was engulfed in flames. Brookline Fire arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. Brookline Fire informed officers that he believed the fire was set intentionally. A resident of Harvard Street approached an officer and stated that at approximately 11:30 p.m., he observed four young males in the area of the fire. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the officer spoke to two male parties at the Pierce Playground basketball courts. The officer took their information and sent them on their way. The Parks Department was notified of the incident and the play structure was taped off.  Follow up by the Detective Division has been requested. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Resident Scammed Out of Thousands of Dollars

8/15/2017

6:40 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Clark Road for a disturbance. The reporting party stated her neighbor had come over to confront the resident regarding the revving of a motorcycle and grabbed her by the shoulders during the interaction. The neighbor will be summonsed to Brookline District Court for a clerk magistrate’s hearing for the charge of Assault and Battery.

11:30 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling westbound on Beacon Street make an illegal right on red onto Washington Street. A traffic stop was conducted. It was found that the operator’s license was suspended non-renewable. The operator was placed under arrest without incident and was issued a citation for Operating after Suspension and Right on Red Violation (Posted).

12:10 p.m.: Brookline Dispatch received a call for a shoplifter out of a business on Beacon Street. Officers located the individual on John Street. An officer returned to the business on Beacon Street and spoke to an employee who observed the subject take an item from the store, conceal it in his bag, and exit the store. The employee participated in a Show Up Identification and confirmed that the subject officers had stopped was the shoplifter. He was placed under arrest for Shoplifting Third and Subsequent Offense. The merchandise was returned to the store and officers were provided with a receipt which was placed into evidence.

1:28 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Stedman Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash. The vehicle’s operator stated he was travelling westbound on Stedman Street when his GPS fell from his windshield. While attempting to retrieve it, he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage and was towed from the scene. The operator stated he was uninjured. The Town Forestry Division was contacted to inspect the tree.

Larceny Under False Pretenses

3:44 p.m.: The victim was approached by a subject and asked for her help. Suspect stated he owed a large sum of money to the immigration office, but he also had a winning lottery ticket that he needed to cash in but was unable to collect due to his “immigration issue”. Victim agreed and withdrew a total of $10,000 from two banks.

First suspect is described as a light-skinned white or Hispanic male, around 35 years old, 6’02”, thin build, clean shaven, bald on top of his head with dark short hair around the sides, wearing a long sleeve shirt and gray/blue pants.

Second suspect is described as the following: darker-skinned Hispanic male, 6’0”, medium build, between 20-30 years old, with black curly hair, wearing a dark blue shirt with vertical pink stripes, blue jeans and black boots. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8/14/2017

8/14/2017

12:15 a.m.: A query of a vehicle travelling eastbound on Beacon Street revealed the vehicle’s registration was revoked. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street. The operator, also identified as the registered owner, was found to have an expired license. The operator was issued a citation and will be summonsed to court for Operating After Revocation, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

1:17 p.m.: Officers responded to an address on Freeman Street for a larceny. The reporting party stated that she had mailed checks to their landlord on 7/26, but she never received them. It was later discovered the checks were both cashed by another individual.  


8:50 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a bank on Harvard Street for fraudulent activity at ATM machines. An employee stated he witnessed two males at the ATMs who he had been tracking through multiple states. Officers identified the subjects and found them each in possession of various credit cards which they had used to make fraudulent transactions at the ATMs. The two men were placed under arrest for Uttering a Forged Instrument, Illegal Use of a Credit Card, Identity Fraud, Possessing 4 or More Falsely Embossed Credit Cards, and Larceny over $250. Further follow up will be conducted by the bank with the New England Electronic Crimes Task Force. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Confession Leads to an Arrest

8/11/2017

8-11-17 At 4:00 AM a subject walked into a Boston Police station to confess to a stabbing that occurred in Brookline on June 15, 2016. During that incident a man was walking his dog on Vernon Street when he was attacked. Here is the blog from that incident…

Blog Report from 6-16-2016
Last night at approximately 9:50PM, Brookline Dispatch received a call for a robbery in progress on Vernon Street.  Reporting party was a witness to the incident and immediately contacted Police.  A Suspect description was given as a black male, approximately 26 years of age, clean shaven, wearing dark colored pants, and dark colored puffy jacket or hoodie with a logo on the front. Suspect was last seen running on Vernon Street heading towards Park St. The adult male victim was discovered to have suffered non-life threatening stab wounds to his upper body. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. This is an active investigation.

The subject was transported from a Boston Police station to Brookline Police Headquarters.  The subject was interviewed by detectives.  Based on the statements made by the subject it was determined that there was probable cause to believe that this subject committed the stabbing over a year ago. The subject was arrested and charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Armed Robbery –Knife, and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.


On 8/11/2017 at approximately 1:18 a.m., an officer responded to Gibbs Street for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the victim who stated he got an argument with an individual in an Uber Pool. The victim exited the Uber in an attempt to walk home, but the other rider also exited the vehicle and assaulted the reporting party. He then ran in the direction of Commonwealth Avenue. Officers canvassed the area, but could not locate the suspect. Detective follow up has been requested.

8:17 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a reported shoplifting. The subject was located at the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street. Store employees stated they saw the individual enter the restroom with two items and leave the room with only one. Employees conducted a show up identification and identified the male as the subject from the incident. The subject was notified he would be summonsed to court for Shoplifting.
An officer responded to Skyline Park to speak with a Parks Department employee who stated he observed tire tracks in a circle shape on the field. Officers photographed the tire tracks.

10:03 a.m.: At the intersection of Beacon Street and St. Paul Street, an officer observed a vehicle 
without a license plate attached to the front of the vehicle and no bumper. The officer found that the vehicle registration had been revoked for failure to pay insurance premium. A traffic stop was conducted. The operator was found to have an expired license and he was issued citations for Operating a Motor Vehicle Not Duly Licensed, Operating and Uninsured MV, and Operating After Revocation of Registration. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

9:34 a.m.: An officer spoke to an individual who wished to report damage done to his tires. He stated that sometime between 6:00 a.m. on 8/4 and 6:00 p.m. on 8/10, while his vehicle was parked in the rear of an address on Hamilton Road, his right tire was punctured and needed to be replaced. The party’s left rear tire had been similarly damaged between 7/30 and 8/3 and he observed several damaged tires in the rear parking lot. The responding officer observed several vehicles with flat tires, but was unable to contact the owners at the time.

Officers responded to an address on Clark Road for a past attempt on the back door of the residence. The resident stated he had left for vacation on 7/31 and when he returned on 8/11, he found the screen door of his back door was cut. At this time, it is believed the suspect did not enter the residence.
An officer was dispatched to an address on Tappan Street for a B&E of a Motor Vehicle Report. The reporting party stated he had parked his vehicle in his parking spot behind his residence at approximately 10:00 p.m. on 8/3. When he returned to it the following morning he found the center console and glove compartment were open and rummaged through. His vehicle had been left unlocked and a few items were missing. Follow up by the Detective Division has been requested.

1:29 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a past shoplifting. The store owner stated that a subject had purchased lottery tickets, but the employee accidentally gave him too many tickets. When he attempted to inform the individual of the error, the subject claimed there was no error and left the scene with two other individuals. Officers were able to observe the subject in the store and the vehicle he left in on surveillance footage. An individual was contacted regarding the incident, but refused to provide the subject’s contact information. Both of them will be summonsed to court.

11:16 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Strathmore Road for a noise complaint. The party had previously been advised of the complaint. When the officer returned to the address, the resident was very cooperative, turned down the music, and asked his guests to leave. He was issued a Town By-Law Ticket for Nuisance Control Violation.

8/12/2017

10:10 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Mason Street for a burglary report. The resident stated he left at approximately 8:45 a.m. and returned at 9:25 a.m. to find two laptops and an inactive iPhone were missing. The two laptops were tracked to a location in Mattapan, but a more precise location is being determined. The house’s patio doors had been left open and there was no sign of forced entry. The scene was processed and fingerprints and boot prints were recovered form the backdoor and rear porch.  

10:12 a.m.: A Brookline Officer responded to Cottage Farm Road for a breaking and entering investigation. This address was located only a few houses down from the address on Mason Street. At approximately 8:30 a.m., the resident observed damage to windows in the rear sun room/porch area of the home. A door that is typically locked was also found unlocked. It appears entry was made through the windows and the subject exited through the door. The subject was unable to gain entry into the house. The scene was processed. Two umbrellas were found missing from the front vestibule on the other side of the house.

An officer observed a vehicle travelling on Boylston Street without a valid inspection sticker. A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Boylston Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Brookline Dispatch confirmed the vehicle’s registration was revoked as the vehicle was not insured. The operator, also identified as the registered owner, will be summonsed to court for Operating After Revocation – Registration, Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Failure to Submit Motor Vehicle for Inspection.

8/13/2017

1:04 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle travelling north on Washington Street make an illegal U-turn at the intersection of Davis Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted during which the operator’s driver’s license was found to be suspended. The operator was issued a citation for Operating After Suspended License and Illegal U-Turn (posted).

2:10 a.m.: An officer responded to a traffic crash on Washington Street. While travelling south on Washington Street, a vehicle was struck on its driver side door causing damage to the rear end of the vehicle. The other vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side front end. The operator of the second vehicle was issued a citation and given a written warning for Following Too Closely and No License in Possession.


4:29 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Stedman Street for a noise complaint. Officers advised the resident of the complaint and he had all of his guests leave. He was issued a Town By-Law Ticket for Nuisance Control Violation.