Note to Readers:
The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at crimereports.com
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:25 AM - An officer was dispatched to Chatham Street for a past Breaking & Entering & Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The victim told the officer that she parked her vehicle in her driveway around 6:45 PM on Sunday evening and returned to see her car rifled through around 7:00 AM Monday morning. Missing from the vehicle were sunglasses and its case and a gym bag containing clothes. This incident is being investigated.
10:58 AM - An officer was dispatched to Brookline Place for a larceny report. The caller stated that money from the front desk of the commercial property had been taken over the weekend. The reporting party stated that no other items were taken. A follow-up has been requested. This case is being investigated.
1:00 PM - Officers were dispatched to Ivy Street for the report of a past Breaking and Entering and Larceny of Motor Vehicle. Officers met with the victim who stated that she had returned home last night around 9:00 PM and left her bag in the back seat of the car. When returning to her vehicle this morning, she noticed that her bag was missing. The bag contained various clothing items. This incident is being investigated.
4:45 PM - Officers responded to the front desk of the station for a stolen motor vehicle report. The assistant manager of a local rental car company relayed to officers that two men had come into the agency and rented a car for one day. After the vehicle had not been returned for a couple of days, an attempt was made to contact the suspects which yielded negative results. A follow-up has been requested as this incident is being investigated.
Monday, June 18, 2018
11:04 AM - Officers were dispatched to Francis Street Friday morning for a report of a dog bite. The victim was bitten on the right hand by an unleashed dog and had sustained small lacerations. The victim also stated that before leaving the area, the owner did not identify themselves or the dog. Police were able to identify the owner and the dog and determined after a quick investigation that the dog involved was not aggressive and that there were no indications that he is a danger to the public. An Animal Contact Report was completed and faxed to the Health Department.
4:36 PM - A victim of Identity Theft came into the station Friday afternoon, stating that a bank account was opened in his name. The victim stated that he had received banking statements with two separate accounts opened that he does not have with that bank. The victim was advised to contact major credit bureaus and the Federal Trade Commission regarding this incident. Police are investigating.
7:30 AM - Officers were dispatched to Cypress Street Saturday morning to take a burglary report. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the residents who stated an unknown male party was in their apartment sleeping. Police observed that the glass to the front door of the residence was broken. Officers entered the residence and saw the aforementioned party sleeping in one of the bedrooms. Brookline PD woke up the suspect who was confused as to where he was and how he got there. The 23 year old Boston resident was arrested and charged with Breaking & Entering in the Nighttime with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor.
9:45 PM - An officer was dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of a stolen bike Saturday night. The victim explained that she had locked her bike to a bike rack in front of her residence that morning. When she returned to where she locked it at approximately 9:45, the bike and lock were gone. This incident is being investigated.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
3:44 PM - An officer responded to the Cypress Street area for a report of malicious damage. The victim stated that his vehicle was spray painted sometime between June 5th and June 6th. A line of white spray paint was observed along the passenger's side of the vehicle. The officer noticed that the damage to the victim's car was consistent with the string of malicious damage reports taken last week. The officer took photos of the damaged vehicle.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
10:42 AM - An officer was dispatched to Cabot Street for a malicious damage/graffiti report Friday morning. The reporting party stated that he had been doing contracting work at the Cabot Street residence and had left the property Thursday night at approximately 9:30 PM. When the contractor returned at approximately 6:30 AM Friday morning, he noticed that someone had spray painted the garage doors and tagged a piece of dry wall within the property. There was no other damage reported and nothing was stolen. This incident is being investigated.
10:37 AM - Saturday morning, a man came into the station to report a bicycle theft. He stated that between 5/21/2018 and 5/28/2018, his locked bike was taken from his home on Gerry Road. At this time, there are no suspects. This incident is being investigated.
11:41 AM - An officer was dispatched to a gym on Commonwealth Avenue for a larceny report. The victim stated that she had went to the gym on Friday, June 8th from approximately 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The victim placed her purse in an unsecured locker while she worked out. That Saturday morning, she had gone to use her credit card but was unable to find it. After checking online, she was able to see fraudulent transaction made on her card. The victim also told police that approximately $18.00 in cash was taken from her purse. A follow-up has been requested. This incident is being investigated.
8:50 AM - Sunday morning, police were dispatched to the area of Monmouth Street and Monmouth Court for a report of a package theft that had just occurred. The caller relayed to an officer that he had observed a female subject take a package off the steps of a residence on Monmouth Court. He then observed her walk away towards Carlton Path and open up the package. Brookline PD was able to contact the victim on Monmouth Court who stated that the package contained camera accessories. The caller was able to provide police with a description and the packaging left by the suspect was submitted into evidence. This incident is being investigated.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7:17 PM - An officer assigned to the front desk was met by a victim who wanted to report a stolen bicycle. The victim told police that she had placed her bike in her residential underground garage on Sewall Ave. the evening of Thursday, May 31st. During the afternoon of Sunday, June 3rd, she noticed her bike was gone. This incident is being investigated.
Overnight String of Malicious Damage Reports
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
12:20 PM - An officer responded to Eliot Crescent for a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the victim reported that a diamond engagement ring had gone missing. Police are investigating this case.
12:25 PM - An officer responded to Greenough Street for a past larceny report that took place at Winthrop Square Playground. The victim told the officer that he had accidentally left his backpack at the park, containing a laptop. Upon returning, he found his backpack with the laptop removed. This incident is under investigation.
6:25 PM - An officer was dispatched to Harvard St. for a shoplifting report. The officer spoke with an employee at the store who relayed seeing two suspects come in and conceal store merchandise within a bag they had brought with them. A 29 year old Boston resident was arrested and will be summoned to Brookline District Court for Shoplifting.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
9:45 AM - An officer responded to Pond Avenue for a report of a bicycle theft. The victim told the officer that he had gone on a trip last week and upon returning, noticed that his bicycle was missing. He relayed information regarding how his bicycle was left prior to his departure, including that it had been locked to a bike rack at his residence. It appears that the suspect took off the rear tire to gain complete access to the bicycle's frame. This case is under investigation.
1:47 PM - An officer was dispatched to Francis Street to take a package theft report. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the victim who stated that she had received delivery confirmation by tracking her order online. She stated that the package had been delivered to her front porch but when she checked outside, she was unable to locate it. Neighbor accounts' deny seeing the victim's package the day the theft occurred. Brookline PD is investigating this reported larceny.
4:45 PM - Police responded to Hawes Street for a past package theft. Officers met with the victim, who had received an email that his package had been delivered to his front steps earlier that day. He arrived back to his residence that afternoon where he found the package on his front steps, ripped open with the contents removed. A check of the immediate area area for security footage yielded negative results and the empty packaging was taken back to BPD as evidence. This case is under investigation.
Unfortunately, even secured bicycles are at risk of being stolen. Our neighbors across the River at Harvard University, in conjunction with The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) have provided tip-guide that can help you avoid falling victim to bicycle theft. "How To Lock Your Bike" gives instructions to ensure theft won't hinder your cycling experience!
How To Lock Your Bike. Harvard University Police Department.
How To Lock Your Bike. "A Handy Guide to Keep this From Happening to You". Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition.