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 25, 2017

8/24/2017

8/24/2017

12:04 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Beacon Street to meet a party who reported her vehicle had been egged. The reporting party stated she was driving her vehicle through the intersection of Marion Street and Beacon Street when her vehicle was egged. There was no damage to the vehicle. There was a similar incident on 7/26 and officers are working to identify those responsible for these events.

8:05 a.m.: Officers, along with Brookline Fire and Fallon Ambulance, responded to Washington Street for a motor vehicle crash with personal injuries. While travelling on Washington Street toward Cypress Street, motor vehicle #1 was rear-ended by motor vehicle #2. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. One of the operators was transported by Fallon Ambulance for additional medical attention. Officers assisted in the exchange of information and advised both parties to contact their insurance companies.

9:11 a.m.: Brookline Dispatch received a call for a leaf blower complaint in the area of Russett Road and Ashville Road. The caller was unable to see the company working in the area. An officer responded to the area and found that no leaf blowers were in use. An insulation company, roofer, and tree company were working nearby.

10:18 a.m.: An officer responded to a call for a leaf blower complaint on Washington Street. The company was advised of the town bylaw. They were finished working for the day and left the area.

11:30 a.m.: An individual turned in a found cellphone to the front desk of the police station. The cell phone was found at Griggs Park and has been placed into evidence pending determination of ownership.

11:30 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Washington Street for a noise complaint regarding a leaf blower. Upon arrival, the officer observed a landscaping company, but no leaf blowers were in use.

12:55 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Ivy Street regarding an attempted breaking and entering that occurred earlier in the month. The homeowner showed officers the side porch door. Glass in the bottom corner of the door had been punched out and broken, but has since been replaced. A sheer curtain inside the door was stained and submitted to detectives. Detectives also photographed and processed the scene. The resident believes the incident took place between 7/31 and 8/2 while she was away. Officers attempted to contact two parties who were working or present at the address at the time. Detective follow up has been requested.

5:17 p.m.: Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for an attempted shoplifting. The manager of the store stated a male subject attempted to steal merchandise by concealing it in his bag. As he went to leave, the manager approached the male and he returned the items, but began to threaten the store employee. He was later located by officers on Commonwealth Avenue. The store manager participated in a show up identification and confirmed he was the male who attempted to shoplift. He was placed under arrest and charged with Shoplifting and Threat to Commit a Crime. Officers were provided a receipt for the store item and video surveillance of the incident.

7:39 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Downes Field for a report of a missing cell phone. The reporting party was able to track the phone to the area of the field, but when officers responded it appeared that the cell phone was turned off. Later, officers attempted to locate the phone again by calling it, but the phone went straight to voicemail.

10:09 p.m.: A citizen reported his bicycle was stolen. The victim stated he had locked his bike to a bike rack on Harvard Street at approximately 6:00 p.m. and when he returned at approximately 10:00 p.m., the bicycle was gone. The lock was also taken.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

8/23/2017

8/23/2017

10:50 a.m.: A query of a vehicle’s license plate revealed the vehicle’s status to be revoked for failure to pay insurance premium. A traffic stop was conducted on Middlesex Road. During the stop, the operator did not have his license in his possession, but dispatch confirmed he was a licensed operator. The operator was issued a citation for Operating After Revocation, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and not having his license in his possession. The vehicle was towed and he was sent on his way.

10:43 a.m.: A resident spoke to an officer at the front desk of the police station stating he found an ammunition shell and wanted to turn it in for disposal. At this point, the individual removed mortar round from his bag. The scene was secured by the officer and the Brookline Fire Department and Boston Police Bomb Squad were notified. All employees were evacuated from the building. The Boston Bomb Squad responded to recover the mortar and determined that it was deactivated. The resident stated he had located the mortar in his basement. Detectives and officers went to the party’s resident and did not locate any similar items. The resident was advised to contact the police if anything similar is ever located.

2:30 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a graffiti complaint. The owner of the business stated sometime on 8/17 someone defaced the outside concrete walls with graffiti. Photos were taken of the graffiti and the incident will be investigated further.

4:48 p.m.: A citizen reported his dog was bitten by another dog. He stated that the incident occurred on 8/15 at Dean Park. His dog was playing in the park when another dog was let off leash and bit his dog. The reporting party’s dog was taken to the vet for treatment which included multiple stitched to the dog’s ear. Follow up by the Animal Control Officer has been requested.

7:41 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to Station Street at the Brookline Village T Stop for a report of a past malicious damage to a rental vehicle. Upon arrival, the reporting party and victim stated she parked her vehicle before 5:00 p.m. and returned to it at approximately 7:30 p.m. to find a long scratch on the front left bumper and words written on the rear driver side window. Before boarding her train, an unidentified male had approached the victim and followed her asking her questions. She eventually asked him to leave and she boarded her train. Officers will contact transit authority in efforts to obtain surveillance footage of the suspect. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

8/22/2017

8/22/2017

11:10 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a report of larceny. Upon arrival, a store employee stated that a male had been leaning over the counter reaching for the cash register. He then ran out the door and fled the scene on a bicycle heading south on Harvard Street.  A sum of money was missing from the register. The male was wearing dark clothing and carrying a black bag. Camera surveillance from another business in the area depicted the male leaving on a dark bicycle. Follow up by the detective division has been requested.

12:13 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Williston Road regarding malicious damage to a vehicle. The victim’s vehicle had been parked on Williston Road on 8/21 at approximately 11:00 a.m. and when he returned to the vehicle he observed a large dent and scratches on the front of the hood. The party has reported similar damage in the past.

1:03 p.m.: A vehicle was stopped by an officer for a lane violation that occurred at the intersection of Beacon Street and Harvard Street. During the traffic stop, it was found that the vehicle registration was revoked. The operator was issued a citation for Marked Lane Violation and Operating After Revocation and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was towed form the scene.

3:05 p.m.: Two citizens reported a past larceny from a building that occurred at a business on Beacon Street. The reporting party stated they had left their purses in the break room on 8/18 at approximately 5:30 p.m., but the purses were missing at approximately 9:00 p.m. Both victims were advised to contact their banks and credit/social security agencies to have their accounts frozen. They are currently monitoring their accounts for unauthorized transactions. On 8/21, one of the pocketbooks with the other items missing was returned to the owner by mail. Detective follow up has been requested and surveillance footage will be provided to officers when available.


7:31 p.m.: An officer was approached by a citizen in the area of Center Street regarding a stolen bicycle. The party stated his bicycle was locked to a bicycle rack at approximately 1:00 p.m. and when he returned to it at 7:30 p.m., the bicycle was missing and the cable lock had been cut. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8/17/2017 through 8/21/2017

8/17/2017

7:50 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Franklin Court to serve an arrest warrant/probation violation. The subject was placed under arrest without incident.

9:10 a.m.: An officer observed a vehicle make an aggressive maneuver on Washington Street when he failed to signal a lane change. A traffic stop was conducted. It was found that the operator’s right to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts was suspended. He was placed under arrest. An inventory search of the vehicle led to the discovery of prescription pill bottles. As a result, the operator will also be charged with Possession of a Class E Substance. He was issued a citation for Failure to Signal Lane Change and Operating After Suspension.

1:08 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Beals Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated her Kindle tablet was stolen on 8/16 between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. At the time, she had received a grocery delivery during which the deliveryman had entered her residence. The reporting party contacted Amazon who forgave charges made on her account. The delivery company and deliveryman were contacted by the officer. Detective follow up has been requested to investigate the unauthorized charges.

2:20 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to an address on Aspinwall Avenue. The caller stated that their Vespa had been taken from their driveway and now an individual was outside the address with the scooter. The reporting party stated he had left his scooter in the driveway at approximately 12:20 p.m. and noticed it missing at approximately 2:10 p.m. Shortly after, he saw the young male walking toward the house with the Vespa. Officers spoke to the young male who stated he was at Pierce Playground when he bought the scooter from another male. He also had a BB gun in his possession. It appeared the vehicle’s seat lock had been broken and the key ignition hole had been tampered with. The male will be charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Minor Possession of Air Rifle.

4:35 p.m.: A citizen reported she was the victim of internet fraud involving her bank accounts. She stated a sum of money had been illegally taken from her account. She is working with her bank to resolve the issue and was advised to contact the credit bureaus and FTC Identity Theft Web Page.

7:15 p.m.: An officer responded to the intersection of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Dean Road for a town property damage accident. The officer spoke with one of the operators who stated he was making a turn onto Dean Road when he struck a traffic/pedestrian signal which fell onto another vehicle. There were no injuries and the operators had exchanged information prior to the officer’s arrival. The Highway and Signal Department were notified.

8:16 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Engelwood Avenue for a report of stolen packages. Tracking information showed that two of the packages were delivered on 8/3 and one of them was delivered on 8/8. The reporting party contacted her landlord and asked about the building’s security.

8/18/2017

11:02 a.m.: Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street for an attempted shoplifting. An employee had observed the subject place an item in her bag only to return it to the shelf when she noticed the employee. Officers also spoke with the manager of another business on Beacon Street who stated the same party had concealed items in her bag then placed some of them back on a shelf and left the store. A female party matching the subject’s description was located. The store employees participated in a show up ID and confirmed she was the shoplifter. She was placed under arrest and the stolen items were returned to the businesses. The party will be charged with two counts of Shoplifting Under $250. Video surveillance will be provided to the police when available. While in booking, officers discovered the subject had given false information during the shoplifting arrest. Brookline Dispatch confirmed the individual had two default warrants. She was informed of the additional charges for the warrants and False Name.

2:08 p.m.: Officers observed a suspicious male at Amory Park. An officer lost sight of the individual as he went to speak with another male who later left in the opposite direction. When the suspicious male observed the police officer, he reversed directions. He was later located at the intersection of Amory and Freeman Street where he was found to be in possession of multiple types of drugs and a sum of cash which were placed into evidence. The subject was placed under arrest and is being charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and Possession of a Class C Substance. 

2:52 p.m.: Officers responded to Washington Street/Brookline Avenue for a hit and run accident. The reporting party stated that she was travelling on Washington Street approaching a red light at Brookline Avenue. When the light turned green, another vehicle swerved into her lane coming into contact with her vehicle. She pulled over hoping to obtain the other driver’s information, but they continued on Boylston Street. On 8/19 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the party provided officers with the possible vehicle registration. Officers identified and spoke with the other operator who was cooperative and provided information over the phone. The reporting party was contacted and will follow up with the other operator and her insurance company.

8:53 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street at Winchester Street for a scooter accident. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual being treated by a passerby. Brookline Fire and Fallon Ambulance Paramedics arrived and took over treatment. It appears that the operator was travelling westbound on Beacon Street when he lost control of his vehicle. The operator was transported for further medical attention.

8/19/2017

9:50 a.m.: An individual reported he was the victim of identity theft. He stated that his credit card had been compromised and a party was attempting to use his personal information and credit card to make various purchases. The credit card company is following up and the charges have been blocked. He has filed an affidavit of fraud with the major credit bureaus and provided information for the Fraud Victim Assistance Department and FTC Identity Theft Page.

11:00 a.m.: A citizen reported she was the victim of identity theft. She stated she was informed her credit cards and PayPal account had been compromised. She also discovered her cell phone had been compromised and disconnected by the perpetrator as well. She received a call from a party claiming to be her credit card company, but when she contacted the company again they stated no one had called her. She did not provide any of her information. The companies are following up on the accounts, which have been placed on hold.

12:31 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Chestnut Hill Avenue for a town property damage accident between a truck and a town tree. The truck operator was parking in front of the address when he drove into an overhanging tree branch which damaged the box truck’s top right corner. The bark of the tree was damaged from the contact. Pictures were taken of the damage.

1:35 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to Brookline Avenue/Parkway Road for a past B&E&L if a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the owner of the vehicle stated she parked her vehicle at the parking meter at 11:30 a.m. and when she returned to it at 1:30 p.m., she noticed her rear passenger window was smashed and her laptop bag was missing. The bag was discovered in the bushes. Various items were missing from the bag including the laptop. Detectives processed the scene. At this time, several open packages were also observed nearby with a pair of gloves next to them. These were placed into 
evidence and submitted for DNA testing.

8/20/2017

9:36 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on Beacon Street for the report of a B&E&L of a motor vehicle. The registered owner stated she parked her vehicle the previous evening at approximately 
8:00 p.m. and when she returned to it the following morning, the contents of the glovebox had been strewn about the front seats. There was no damage to the vehicle suggesting force was used. An iPod Touch was missing. Detectives attempted to process the vehicle. While on scene, another victim stated his vehicle has been broken into and items had been rummaged through. Nothing was taken.

12:09 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to a business on Cypress Street for a potential attempted breaking and entering. A pane of the front window display was completely cracked, but intact in the frame. Officers observed a small hole in the bottom corner. Based on observations, it appeared to be malicious damage rather than an attempt to break in. The reporting party was advised to contact his insurance company regarding the damage. Officers obtained security footage from a local business. Further follow up by detectives has been requested.

5:39 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to Perry Street for a suspicious package containing knives. The officer took the bin and submitted them into evidence for proper disposal.

8/21/2017

6:17 a.m.: An officer responded to Naples Road for a B&E of a motor vehicle report. The reporting party stated she had parked the vehicle in her driveway at approximately 10:30 p.m. the previous evening and when she went outside at approximately 6:15 a.m. the next morning, she found her vehicle had been rummaged through. Cash and checks were missing from the vehicle. The party was advised to contact her bank and not to leave valuables in her vehicle. There was no evidence that force was used to enter the vehicle and follow up by the detective division was requested.

9:07 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Thatcher Street for a past B&E&L of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated nothing was out of place vehicle at 10:00 p.m. the previous evening. When she returned to the vehicle the following morning, the driver’s side door was open and contents of her glove compartment were on the passenger seat. Change, a hockey bag, and skates were missing from the vehicle.

11:22 a.m.: An officer responded to an address on VFW Parkway for a leaf blower complaint. The 
caller stated that construction workers were using leaf blowers. They were gone on arrival.

5:36 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Heath Street for a report of a stolen wallet. The victim stated that she left her backpack containing her wallet in her office at approximately 4:00 p.m. and when she returned at 5:05 p.m., the wallet was missing. She contacted her bank and discovered a transaction had been made and cancelled all of her debit and credit cards in the wallet. She was advised to contact the FTC and major credit bureaus.

6:15 p.m.: A citizen reported to the front desk that his bicycle was stolen from the bicycle rack at the MBTA Station on Station Street. The incident occurred sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The bicycle and lock were gone.

An officer was dispatched to a business on Boylston Street for a report of a threat by an employee directed toward another employee. The two employees had been working at the register when one of them became angry and began yelling. He was sent home early and the police were contacted. The employee then began threatening the other employee. The subject will be summonsed to court for Threats to Commit a Crime.