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Friday, September 15, 2017

9-12 thru 9-14


On 09/14/2017 officers responded to an address on Washington Street to confirm that a previously missing person had returned home.

On Tuesday August 22, 2017  Officers observed two sedans travelling at a high rate of speed on the westbound side of route 9. One vehicle was a black late model Toyota Sedan and the other vehicle was a white late model ford. Route 9 is a public way in the Town of Brookline. The Officers were able to stop the Toyota, and subsequently issued a  Massachusetts uniform citation for MGL 90:17B/A Drag racing. $500.00 fine

On 09/13/17 Officers responded to an address on Druce St. for a past Breaking and Entry, and Larceny From a Motor Vehicle.  The victim reports parking his car in his driveway, and when he returned he realized the vehicle had been rummaged through. Taken were two rolls of quarters. A file report was filed.

On Wednesday September 13, 2017 Officers responded to an address on Harvard Street for the report of a larceny that had just taken place. Officers quickly responded and were able to locate a subject fitting the description given out by the victim. The subject was in possession of the stolen items, and was advised he will be summonsed in for:
CH:266 SEC 30A: Larceny Shoplifting under $50.

On 09/14/17 Officers responded to an address on Parkman St for a larceny report. The victim reports he received confirmation from FedEx that the  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 he ordered had arrived. When he got home he found the package in his door way but the package had been opened and the Microsoft Surface Pro had been taken.
The Microsoft Surface Pro was entered into CJIS.  A report was filed.

On Tuesday 09-12-17 a citizen came to the Brookline Police Station to report a stolen Bicycle. The victim reports the bike was taken from his garage.  A report was filed.

On 9/14/17 , Officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Boylston Street/ Cypress Street. Officers queried a plate in traffic and discovered the registered owner had an expired license. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver will be summonsed into Brookline District Court for the following offense: (MGL 90:10) Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was turned over to a licensed operator.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Two Arrested in Connection with Stolen Backpack

Two Arrested in Connection with Stolen Backpack

On September 10, 2017 a Brookline resident had his bag stolen while attending church services in Boston. His black targus backpack contained an Apple Ipod mini, laptop, both his Chilean and US passports, notebooks, sweater and medication were stolen. A report was filed with the Boston Police.

On 9/11/17 the reporting party contacted the Brookline Police regarding possible extortion. The reporting party received a call from an unknown number and stated to him that they were in possession of his items. They further stated that they were homeless and were in difficult financial times and would need $2,000 in order to return the bag and items.  The party on the other line said he would give him until noon the next day (9/12/17) to come up with the money and contact him.  The reporting party stated that it was a male voice on the other end and that the party gave the name of "Jason." 

On 9/12/17 Brookline Detectives advised the reporting party to contact the person who he spoke to regarding the backpack and items inside. He contacted the number an arranged a meet at 1 Brookline Place at 12:00 PM.  Detectives went to the area to conduct surveillance.  The suspect and reporting party spoke several times via phone and text.  The suspect stated over the phone that if there were any cops around that he would run.  A while later on the suspect contacted the reporting party and stated that he could not meet up at the agreed upon time and agreed to reduce his price to return the items for $1,500 at 3:00 PM.

At 3:00 PM the suspect contacted the reporting party numerous times attempting to reschedule and change locations of their meeting.  The reporting party stated that he still wanted to meet him there, 1 Brookline Place, as it was a safe place outside of his "work." 

At approximately 4:38 PM the suspect informed the reporting party to meet him at a location in the area of Harvard Street. A short time later detectives observed a male attempting to get the attention of the reporting party. The male at this time was believed to be the suspect. The reporting party and the suspect were observed speaking to each other and then separated.

During their conversation it was determined that the suspect did not have the bag and or the property on him. The suspect’s girlfriend had it and she was in the area. While the two, suspect and reporting party were separated the reporting party updated the police giving the name of the suspect’s girlfriend, which was furnished by the suspect. Officers recognized the girlfriend’s name as someone they were familiar with from previous incidents and arrests.

The suspect, under visual surveillance, was observed by police in the area of a bus hut at 99 Harvard Street. A woman, believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend, was also observed sitting in the bus hut holding a black backpack.  A short time later the suspect attempted to board a number 65 MBTA bus. Officers stopped the two and questioned them about the property in their possession. The suspect stated "the backpack" pointing to the black backpack and he began to cry that he was in a "bad place" and "knew he shouldn't have done it" but both of them were homeless and just trying to get money to try and keep afloat. The suspect claimed that he had found the black pack in the area of the Hynes Convention Center.  Police searched the backpack and revealed obvious ownership by the reporting party in the bag including his birth certificate and passports.

Both the suspect and the girlfriend were placed under arrest for Receiving Stolen Property Over $250. The reporting party’s property was returned to him.



1:00 PM
An officer was approached by a man in Coolidge Corner who found a wallet on the sidewalk in front of 294 Harvard Street. In the wallet were personal effects including a driver’s license, college ID and a Visa debit card. Several attempts were made to contact the owner of the wallet but police were unable to make contact. The wallet was placed into evidence for safe keeping. 

2:00 PM
An officer was dispatched to an address on Salisbury Road to take report of malicious damage. The caller stated that he observed a rock on his porch, and later discovered that a window to his home was broken.  The caller stated that he did not think entry was made to his home. He added that he believed it may have been children playing in the area.


12:25 PM
An officer was dispatched to an address on Kenwood Street. The caller stated that her and her husband’s vehicles were broken into sometime within the past couple of days. Both vehicles were left un-locked and both appeared to be rummaged through, and pair of prescription glasses, and loose change were stolen from the vehicles.

1:39 PM
A person came to the front desk to report malicious damage to her vehicle. She stated yesterday (9/11/17) she parked her car at an address on Hammond Street. When she returned to her vehicle later she discovered scratches on both sides of her vehicle consistent with the car being “keyed”. There were no witnesses to the incident.

4:36 PM
An officer was dispatched to an address on Lancaster Terrace to take a report of fraud. The reporting person stated that she received a letter from Best Buy confirming her application for a Best Buy credit card which she never applied for. She notified the Best Buy fraud division and they cancelled the card. The caller also stated that recently she had been the victim of similar fraud on her bank accounts.

7:48 PM
An officer responded to an address on Harvard Street to take a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party stated that sometime between August 30th and September 3rd his bike was stolen from a bike rack in a common area of the basement of his residence. The caller stated that the bike was not locked, and is valued at $500.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017



12:39 PM An officer was dispatched to an address on Beacon Street. The caller stated that they had found a class ring on the pathway near the Muddy River. The class ring is from Emory University, class of 2016. The ring was taken by the officer and placed into evidence for safe keeping.

Monday, September 11, 2017

9-08 thru 9-10-2017


On September 9, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Beacon Street for a report of an Attempted B&E. Detectives were called to the scene to process for prints. The reporting party was advised to make the security footage available for Detectives to view.

On Friday 9/8/2017 while driving in traffic, Officers observed a white Ferrari and after a plate query through the cruiser laptop  it was revealed that  the registration status was Suspended/Non-Renewal. Officers conducted a traffic stop on St Paul St and Browne St. The driver received a citation for  90/23A Operating after Suspended Registration
90/20 Uninspected Motor Vehicle.
The vehicle was towed and the plates were confiscated.

On Friday September 8th, 2017 Officers responded to an address on St Paul St for a report of an individual who broke the rear window glass and attempted to gain entry into the building. After an investigation it was determined that the subject lived at the location and had lost his keys, breaking the window to gain access. Alcohol may have played a part.

About 0238hrs, on Friday, September 09, 2017, Officers responded to an address on Winthrop Rd for a noise complaint. While on scene all officers could hear loud music and yelling coming from an apartment. The residents were identified and each was issued $100 fines for Nuisance By-law violation. The party was ended.

On 9/9/2017 Officers responded to an address on Kent St. for a report of a residential breaking and entering that had occurred within the last three hours. It is believed the suspect made entry into the home via a bedroom window. Multiple items were reportedly taken. Detectives arrived on scene to process for prints. A report was filed.

On Saturday, 09/09/17 a citizen arrived at the Brookline Police Station to report credit card fraud. The victim was looking to file a report for unauthorized fraudulent charges on their credit card. The charges were made in CA while the victim reports never leaving MA. A report was filed and the victim was advised to cancel the card.

On Saturday 9/9/2017 Officers responded to an address on  Freeman St for a loud party complaint.
Upon arrival officers could hear loud music and loud talking from inside the apartment. There were approximately 15 people inside the apartment and the noise was excessive for the time of night. The resident shut the party down and all guests left for the evening. The resident was issued Town By-Law Citation, Nuisance Control Violation ($100 Fine).

On 9/10/2017 Officers were dispatched to Pierce Playground for a found backpack. The backpack contained a lunch box, planner, and homework folder. It appears as though the bag belongs to a 5TH grader. There was no last name on any of the papers. The backpack was placed in an evidence bag and placed the bag into evidence locker.

On September 10, 2017, Officers while conducting traffic stopped a vehicle for excessive speeding on Washington St. It was learned that the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant, fail to stay in marked lanes, improper passing, speeding and not duly licensed.