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.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

8/29-9/3/2017

8/29-9/3/2017

On 8/29/17 Officers were dispatched to the area of 1322 Beacon St. for the report of a Motor vehicle hit & run.  Upon arrival the Officers spoke with the reporting party and investigated the claims. In the end the reports were determined to be unfounded all parties were advised.

On 8/29/17, an Officer observed a subject who he knew to have active warrants for his arrest. The subject was stopped and subsequently placed under arrest for the three outstanding warrants.

On 08/29/2017 a citizen arrived at the Brookline Police station front desk to report possible fraud. The victim was attempting to sell an item on Craigs List, and got what she believed was a scam response. The victims bank informed her they believed the “ buyer” to be a scammer.

On 08/29/17 a citizen arrived at the Brookline Police Station to file a malicious damage report.   The victim reports large scratches on both sides of his vehicle.  A report was filed.

On 8/29/17, Officers responded to an address on Woodland Rd. for an attempted Breaking and Entering. Upon arrival Officers observed a knife on the ground outside of a door to the left side of the front door of the residence. There was forced entry to the door handle. A subject was located and subsequently charged with breaking and entering and resisting arrest.

On Wednesday 08-30-2017  Officers responded to an address on Babcock St. to take report of a stolen bike.  The victim reports securing her bike to a rack with a U-lock and cable lock.  .  The bicycle is described as a white and gray Giant brand women's "Defy" with an aftermarket bike rack, odometer, and a BU sticker.  This information has been entered into NCIC by dispatchers.

On August 30, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Perry Street for a Breaking and Entering with a larceny from a motor vehicle that had occurred approximately ten minutes prior. The suspect was described as a thin black male wearing a dark baseball cap, polo shirt with stripes and khakis. The suspect entered the motor vehicle and took two black bags from a motor vehicle. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the subject. Detectives arrived to process the scene for finger prints.

On 8/31/17 Offices responded to an address on Holland Rd. on a report of a missing person. After the report was taken, the subject’s family called to report she had returned home. Officers went to the address to confirm. Everything checked out ok.

On 8/29/2017,  Brookline Animal Control Unit, received a report from Newton Wellesley Hospital, reporting an animal bite that occurred in Brookline.  The animal bite was reported to have occurred on 8/27/2017, at Harry Downes Field.  An Investigation into this matter is currently being conducted.

On 08/31/17 Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Cypress St. and Boylston St. A random vehicle query of a Nissan Altima revealed the registered owner had an active warrant.  Once the vehicle was stopped it was determined the registered owner was in the vehicle and was subsequently placed under arrest.

On 8/31/2017 at approximately 0800, Animal Control responded to Harry Downes Field on an investigation of a dog bite that occurred on 8/27.   An investigation is ongoing to identify the owner of the offending dog.  An exposure form and the Brookline Health Department will be notified.

On 8/31/2017 Officers responded to an address on Boylston St for a report of found property.  The property is described as small plastic bags containing a white/yellow powdery substance. The bags have been placed into evidence locker, for destruction, pending an investigation. A follow up by the detective unit is requested.

On 8/31/2017 Officers responded to an address on Beverly Rd for a Fraud Report stemming from a hacked email account. The case is under investigation.

On 8/31/2017 Officers responded to Lee Street on reports of a motor vehicle crash.  One driver was transported to the hospital, one operator was given a citation for failure to yield right of way. Both vehicles were towed.

On August 31, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Walnut St for a larceny of a bicycle. The bike was reportedly stolen from in front of the victim’s house. A report was filed.

On 08/31/2017 Officers were dispatched to the area of Dwight & Babcock St. for a reported hit and run motor vehicle crash involving Town property. The caller reports witnessing a U-Haul truck strike a town sign and flee the area.  Responding officers were unable to locate the U-Haul truck; photos were taken of the damaged sign.

On Friday, September 1, 2017, Officers observed a white Ford Van travelling eastbound on Beacon St. without a valid Inspection Sticker (Expired June, 2017). The Officer conducted a traffic stop and realized the driver had a suspended license. The driver was placed under arrest and charged with the following; (MGL 90:23) Operating After Revocation (License). (MGL 90:20) Fail to Submit Motor Vehicle for Inspection.
  
On 09/01/2017  Officers observed  a red Honda Accord displaying an expired inspection sticker (expired 02/2017) and  conducted a traffic stop on Cypress Street at the intersection of Tappan Street.  A query on the cruiser laptop revealed the registration status was Revoked due to lack of insurance. The operator was issued MA citation for the following offenses; MGL (90/34J) - Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, MGL (90/23) - Operating after Revoked Registration MGL (90/9) - Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, MGL (90/20) - Failure to submit Motor Vehicle for Inspection.

On 09-01-2017 Officers were dispatched to an address on Cedar Rd. for a larceny report.  The victim reports someone stole his back pack type leaf blower from his enclosed trailer. There were no witnesses to the event, and there are no surveillance cameras in the area. A report has been filed.

On September 1, 2017 officers responded to an address on Beacon St for a fraud report. The victim reports she received a call from a male party with an accent stating that he was from Spain. The male party told her she won 700,000 dollars in a lottery. The caller stated that told she needed to pay 45,000 dollars for income tax to Spain. Ms. Martino stated the caller gave her two names and bank accounts to wire the money to. Unfortunately the victim did send some money. A report was filed.

On 9/1/2017 Officers responded to an address on  Wellington Terrace  on a report of an attempted larceny and malicious damage of a bicycle. The victim reports he placed his grey Raleigh men's bicycle on his front patio to his home.  The bicycle frame and rear wheel were locked together by means of a Kryptonite style lock, thus making it impossible to ride away.  A report was filed.

On September 1, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Harvard St for a report of assault that just occurred. The alleged assault happened between two co workers.  After speaking with both parties a hearing with the Brookline Court is being requested for 265/13A Assault and Battery.
  
On 9/2/2017 Officers observed a male party fueling a moped at a gas station on Harvard St.  The Officer noticed that the moped had damage throughout including body panels held together with duct tape. The Officer approached the operator and inquired about his lack of helmet and the moped. A VIN check on the moped revealed that it had been reported stolen on 8-24-2017 out of Boston.  The subject was placed under arrest and charged with the following; G.L. c. 266, s.60: Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.00.

On  9/2/2017 I Officers responded to the Brookline Police front desk to talk with a former resident regarding a past larceny. The victim reports that as she was moving out of her Egmont street apartment she had numerous bags taken from the side walk. This was move-in day for new students and there were lots of items on the sidewalk. No video surveillance is available. Tracking software is being used to locate several items. A report has been filed.

On 9-2-17 Officers responded to school Street on reports of a single vehicle accident. The operator reports falling asleep and drifted onto the sidewalk, striking a traffic signal before coming to rest at 50 School St. No injuries were reported on scene. Photos of the damage traffic signal and vehicle were taken.

On September 2, 2017 Officers assigned to the Loud Party Car responded to Garrison Road for a group on the street that was rough housing and drinking. The group told Officers they were waiting for Uber rides. They were asked to quiet down to which they complied.   At approximately 0059 hours, Officers were dispatched to Garrison Road for a report of the same group of people being loud and playing loud music from their cars. An additional call was received a few hours later. The Resident was cited $100.00 for Noise Bylaw violation.

On Sunday September 3rd, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street  for a report of an attempted breaking and entering. The reporting party stated a male wearing all black and a gold chain with pendant tried to open one of his windows twice while he was home and possibly left in the direction of Kent Street. The caller reports he was asleep in the living room when he heard someone tampering with one of the windows on the Kent Street side of the building (of his basement level apartment). A search of the area was unsuccessful.

On 09/03/2017, a citizen entered the Brookline Police station to report malicious damage.  The victim reports over the past few weeks she has noticed that her tires have been deflated on several occasions. This past week she took her vehicle to Midas Auto Service on Commonwealth Ave to get her tires looked at. The mechanic at Midas informed her that her driver's side tire appears to have a puncture mark.  The punctured tire was then repaired and not replaced. The victim believes this is a result of someone from her work. A report was filed.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

8/28/2017

8/28/2017

9:58 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to South Street at West Roxbury Parkway for a report of a traffic crash. The two vehicles made contact when vehicle one attempted to make the light on South Street and the other vehicle had a green light travelling on West Roxbury Parkway. The operator of motor vehicle one will be mailed a traffic citation for Failure to Stop for Red Light. The second vehicle was towed from the scene. No one was injured.

10:21 a.m.: A resident contacted dispatch regarding leaf blower use on Washington Street. He requested a quick response in order to catch them in the act. Officers did so and advised the building superintendent of the town bylaw.

11:15 a.m.: While conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Harvard Street and Beacon Street, an officer observed a vehicle make an illegal left turn from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. A traffic stop was conducted. During the stop, dispatch confirmed the operator’s license was revoked. He will be summonsed to court and was issued a citation for Operating a MV after Revocation and for taking the prohibited left turn. His license was confiscated and the vehicle was towed.

11:31 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on Boylston Street for a report of a past larceny that occurred on 8/27. The reporting party stated she had been shopping at the Trader Joe’s on Beacon Street with her purse in her cart. When she arrived at the cash register, her purse was missing. She has contacted her bank and all of her credit card companies. She was also advised to have a marker put on her information to prevent the creation of fraudulent accounts in her name. Please do not leave purses or bags unattended in your carts while you shop.

1:57 p.m.: An officer responded to Fuller Street for a report of a bicycle theft. The reporting party stated he had locked his bicycle to a pole on Wednesday (8/23) and discovered it was gone on 8/27 around 6:00 p.m. The responding officer was informed of a found property report from 8/27 regarding a white bicycle. The reporting party identified the bicycle as his and was advised on how to recover the bicycle from the police station.

3:30 p.m.: While assigned to the front desk of the police station, an officer was approached by an individual who wished to file a lost property report. She stated that between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. she left Murphy Park and forgot to take a bag with her. She returned to the park to look for the bag, but could not find it. The bag contained various items including a wallet, cash, debit and credit cards, and two hoodies. The credit cards have been cancelled and no unauthorized activity has occurred on the accounts. The party was advised to contact the major credit bureaus of the matter.    

5:30 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Harvard Street for a report of an attempted bicycle theft. The victim stated that on 8/27 at approximately 11:25 p.m., he heard a buzzing noise outside. He looked outside and saw that his bicycle, which had been locked in front of his residence, was missing. He went outside and saw a male riding the bicycle. The reporting party managed to get his bicycle back and the subject ran away. He is described as about 6 feet tall, in his thirties with a shaved head, wearing a green shirt, dark colored jeans, and a grey backpack. The reporting party was advised to contact police right away in the future.

5:55 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Englewood Avenue for a report of a past residential breaking and entering. The officer spoke to the victim who stated that her bicycle had been in the building’s first floor hallway for approximately one week, but was discovered missing at 5:30 p.m. There was recent damage to the interior doorframe of the building’s foyer. Detectives processed the scene and collected evidence. The building’s landlord informed officers that he had observed the damage to the door at approximately 12:00 p.m.

6:55 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Freeman Street for a report of a past residential breaking and entering of an unlocked apartment. Upon arrival, the victim stated that at 5:00 p.m. he left his apartment to go do laundry in the basement of the building and left his door unlocked. He returned at approximately 6:00 p.m. and discovered his watches were missing. The building’s front desk employee informed the reporting party that there is security surveillance by the elevators and would notify officers when it is available.

9:14 p.m.: A citizen reported a past B&E&L from a motor vehicle. He stated he parked his vehicle in a parking lot on Beacon Street and returned to his vehicle at approximately 2:30 p.m. He placed a box of contact lenses in the vehicle and then left the vehicle to run errands. He does not believe he locked the car. He then left the location at 2:45 p.m. and parked his vehicle on Washington Street. Later, the victim discovered the box of contact lenses and another small box were missing from his car.

Monday, August 28, 2017

8/25/2017 through 8/27/2017

8/25/2017

12:11 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to Euston Street for a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim stated he had last seen his bicycle on the morning of 8/24, but when he returned home at approximately 11:30 p.m., his bicycle was missing. The resident’s roommate stated she observed the bicycle still locked to the stairs at approximately 2:00 p.m. The lock had been cut and was found on scene.

1:48 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Winchester Street for a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the caller who stated that on 8/22 she was walking home when she encountered a male who attempted to engage in conversation. As he continued to try to speak to her, she became fearful and ran into her building. On 8/25, she observed the same male in the vestibule of her apartment building and contacted the police. Officers spoke to the subject who stated he was waiting for a friend. He was advised that he needed to vacate the premises unless he was specifically invited by a resident and future visits might result in trespassing or other charges. He vacated the premises and the caller was escorted to her apartment.

7:00 a.m.: An officer spoke to a representative of the management company at the same address on Winchester Street regarding an individual in the building. The male was located and identified as the subject involved in the incident that occurred earlier. He claimed he was looking for a friend and was observed knocking on several apartment doors. Officers escorted the subject out of the building and the property owner arrived on scene. The subject was issued a verbal no-trespass order and was advised he would be subject to arrest if he went onto the property again. Officers requested that the management company remind tenants to lock their doors and deny access to unknown individuals.

10:30 a.m.: A subject was placed under arrest for an active arrest warrant related to a car break that occurred on Naples Road. Officers and detectives located the party in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Winslow Road. At the time of his arrest, the subject was in possession of bolt cutters, screw drivers, a wrench, and stolen gift cards. Officers received the proper owner’s address and information on where his vehicle would have been left. His vehicle was located and appeared to have been broken into. The proper owner could not be contacted, but he was provided information via email. The bolt cutters and gift cards were placed into evidence.

10:45 a.m.: Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street to serve a warrant. The subject could not be located at his residence, but he arrived at the front desk at approximately 10:45 a.m. At this time, he was placed under arrest for a warrant for Larceny by Check.

12:05 p.m.: An officer responded to the intersection of High Street and Chestnut Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving town property. The operator had changed lanes before turning onto Chestnut Street and had crashed into a stop sign. He was issued a citation for Unsafe Lane Change. The Highway Department was notified of the damaged sign.

12:13 p.m.: An officer spoke with a party who believed he had been scammed by a landscaper. On 8/3, the reporting party provided the landscaper with a check for work that was to be done in his back yard. The landscaper was meant to bring a contract to the resident before any of the work was done and before the check was cashed; however, the check was cashed and the reporting party never received a contract. The landscaper stated he would bring the contract on various occasions, but failed to do so and the victim can no longer contact him. The victim has started civil proceedings at Brookline District Court.

12:28 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to an address on John Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that between 7/19 and 8/1 he had deposited a check for his insurance company into a mailbox on Harvard Street. He was later informed that the company did not receive his payment. The party contacted his bank, but records on how the check was cashed are unclear. Detective follow up has been requested.  

1:07 p.m.: A traffic stop was conducted on Beacon Street when a vehicle was observed turning right through a red light from Harvard Street onto Beacon Street. During the stop, the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. He was identified and dispatch confirmed he was the subject of an active arrest warrant. The subject was placed under arrest without incident.

8/26/2017

A citizen reported that a spare tire had been stolen from the back of her vehicle. She stated that she had parked her vehicle on Linden Street on 8/23 between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. and when she returned to the vehicle, the spare tire and cover had been removed.

11:42 a.m.: A citizen reported he had attempted to purchase parrots from an online site. On 8/22 he purchased two parrots and sent a money gram to an individual in Virginia. He later sent an additional sum of money for the birds’ insurance to another individual in Virginia. When asked to send more money, the reporting party stated he believed he had been scammed and stopped responding to emails from the company. Officers were provided copies of the transfers made and emails between the two parties.

10:13 p.m.: An officer responded to an address on Harvard Street for a report of a bicycle theft from a bike rack on a vehicle. At approximately 7:05 p.m., the vehicle was parked on Harvard Street and the bicycle was locked to the bike rack. At 10:10 p.m., the bicycle was missing. The lock had been cut and was left on the vehicle. The lock was placed into evidence and the bicycle’s serial number was entered into the database.

8/27/2017

1:21 a.m.: An officer arrived at an address on Worthington Road to assist a fellow officer with found property. The officer had observed a white bicycle on the ground at the beginning of a driveway. The garage door at the rear of the residence was also unlocked/open. None of the residents were home at the time and it did not appear that forced entry had been used to enter the garage. The garage was closed and the bicycle was transported to the station pending determination of ownership.

3:30 a.m.: An officer observed three males looking into buildings on Harvard Street with a flashlight. The officer stopped the individuals and other officers arrived to assist. While speaking to the three males, it was discovered that one of them had a default warrant. He was placed under arrest. Officers safely removed a hypodermic needle from his person during the process.  A camera was also found in his possession and placed into evidence. The subject was later transported for medical attention.


6:33 p.m.: An officer was approached by an individual on University Road stating that her motor vehicle had been maliciously damaged sometime in the past several weeks. On 8/15 at approximately 8:00 p.m., the vehicle was parked and on 9/27 at approximately 4:00 p.m. she observed a scratch on her rear bumper and multiple scratch marks on the passenger side rear door.