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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

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17th



3:30AM- Officers were dispatched to Brookline Place for a larceny.  They were met by a security officer who reported seeing through surveillance footage a white male coming out of the garage and dropping two duffel bags full of copper near the construction site.  He then walked away from the garage near Brookline Avenue.  Due to several thefts of construction equipment Police have been patrolling the area.  It appears the suspect saw the police car when he exited the garage and dropped the bags.  An officer saw an individual matching the suspect’s description on Kent Street and pursed him unsuccessfully.  The officer recognized him as a known individual.  His description was radioed to other officers.  Boston Police and a K-9 were involved in the pursuit on the MBTA Green Line.  At 5:00AM a State Trooper responded to the area around the suspected individuals address to see if he was in the area and if he matched the description of the suspect.  The suspect spotted a state police officer and ran into his home.  After trying to make contact with him by knocking and calling his name for about 40 minutes the suspect attempted to flee through a rear window where he was detained.  He was asked if he had stolen copper from a construction site in which he responded yes.  During questioning at the Police Station the subject admitted to the theft.  The follow up investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed at the subject’s residence.  The search resulted in the recovery of construction tools.  Any construction workers in the area who may have missing tools should stop by the station to see if we’ve recovered any of yours.  The suspect is being charged with breaking and entering at night to commit a felony, larceny from a building and trespassing.

7:38AM- An officer was dispatched to Winthrop Road for a burglary.  The reporting party and her mother reported being away from home for a while.  When they returned they found items were missing.  Maintenance, cleaning staff and health aides has had access to the home.  This case is under investigation.

5:00PM- A report of a larceny was made on Harvard Street.  The store manager relayed to officers that around 3:57PM she was on the sales floor and recognized a female individual from a previous shoplifting incident.  She asked the individual if she needed assistance in which the response “no” was given.  The manager then observed the individual being approached by another female who placed several items into the recognized female’s hands.  The two females stayed in the store for about ten more minutes and then exited without paying.  They were observed taking a specific bus route.  The manager described both females to officers.  This case is being investigated.


6:29PM- Officers were dispatched to Chapel Street for a report of an animal bite.  The complainant reported leaving her building from a rear exit when her neighbor’s dog came toward her and bit her right leg just above her ankle.  Officers observed a two inch scratch that had penetrated the skin.  At the time, the dog was being walked by a dog walker who refused to give her name and left the scene.  The dog was described as a small black and white dog that she knows belongs to her neighbor.  An officer tried to speak with the neighbor but she was not home.  This case is under investigation. 

11:42- Officers responded to Harvard Street for a shoplifting incident.  The reporting party stated while he was in the back of the store around 11:40 two males and a female entered the store.  He viewed one male putting an unknown amount of candy in his jacket pocket and the other male putting candy down his pants.  The female exited the store.  The employee confronted the males and they denied taking items and exited the store toward Commonwealth Avenue.  This case is being investigated.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 16th


5:11PM- Officers were dispatched to Hancock Road for a break and entering and larceny of property.  When officers arrived on scene they were met by two victims who reported upon their return from being away they found their home had been broken into.  Since 10/2/18 around 8:00AM their home had been unoccupied.  Officers determined after processing the scene that the lock of the front door had been broken and force was used to open the door.  An attempt to gain entry was made through two windows which displayed damage.  Three bedrooms were targeted having shown dresser drawers and shelves rummaged through and items strewn around the rooms.  This case is under investigation.

5:45PM- Officers responded to Harvard Street for a shoplifting incident.  An officer spoke with the store manager who relayed that he observed the suspect placing items in their bag.  He confronted the suspect and requested they pay for the items they took.  The suspect then exited the store without paying.  The suspect then fled on foot northbound on Harvard Street.  The suspect was described as a black individual, possibly female, with long black hair, black facial hair appearing to have been shaved recently, wearing a black suit with red stripes, carrying a denim messenger bag and weighing about 150lbs.  The manager believed the individual was transgender.  A customer in the store approached officers and notified them that he witnessed the suspect run back into the store’s parking lot and entered a car of which he took a picture of and the license plate.  The vehicles description and license plate was broadcasted to responding units.  After, running the license plate officers found the car was owned by a rental company.  By contacting the company, the renters name was provided, which was a traditional female name.  The name yielded negative results for any matching individual or driver’s license.  An officer then searched the address on the license in which a person with a different first name and sex but same last name appeared also having the same date of birth.  This license showed a black male with long straight hair and black facial hair.  Officers believed that the person in the photo was possibly transgender.  The difference in sexes and name change describes a transitioning male and explains why the vehicle was rented to a female.  A photo array was compiled for the store manager.  The officers conducting the array had no knowledge of the appearance of the suspected individual.  The manager chose the suspect out of the array.  The suspect will be summonsed to court.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15th


12:30PM- Officers were dispatched to Brookline Place for a report of a larceny.  An officer was met by the company manager who stated in the past few weeks employees in the office had reported items missing including money.  He had spoken with employees of other offices in the building who stated the same things had been occurring there.  This case is under investigation.

3:30PM- A report of a package theft was made on Hamilton Road.  The reporting party reported to an officer that she ordered an item.  The item had a tracking number and was delivered at approximately 1:00PM on 10/5/18.  She returned home at 6:00PM and the package was not there.  This case is being investigated.

5:33PM- A malicious damage report was made on Parkman Street.  An officer spoke with the complainant who stated he parked his vehicle in the rear of an apartment complex on Parkman Street on 10/13/18 at 2:00AM.  When he returned to his vehicle on 10/15/18 he noticed the passenger side door had been keyed.  An officer observed the scratch to be a deliberate marking made with a key.  This case is under investigation.

10:19PM- A call was received from Greenough Street for a report of a break and entering.  The home owners relayed to officers that they were out of town since 10/11/18.  When they arrived home they noticed dresser drawers in the bedroom opened and contents strewn about.  They immediately exited the house and called police.  Officers arrived and noticed a window was forced open and the lock was broken.  Drawers were open, bags were gone through and items were scattered on the floor.  This case is being investigated.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sunday, October 14th


1:15 AM- Officers responded to Weybridge Road for a report of a break and entering.  The reporting party reported leaving the residence at 6:05 PM on 10/13/18.  He and his wife returned home at 11:30 PM.  He noticed items were missing, moved, and a window sustained damage.  Officers determined the burglar made entry through a window and fled through a door.  This case is being investigated.

8:47 AM- Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street to investigate a theft of a bicycle.  The reporting party led an officer to a location opposite an apartment of Strathmore Road where the bicycle had been locked.  It had been locked to a town line pole.  He reported locking the bike to the pole on 10/12/18 around 5:00 PM.  He was away over the weekend and discovered the bike missing on the morning of 10/14/18.  After taking a look at the title officers determined the theft was of a motorcycle.  A multi-tool was found on the ground.  This case is under investigation.

A larceny report was made at the station.  The complainant stated approximately two weeks ago he and his family put an inflatable pumpkin on their lawn.  Sometime between 10:00 PM on 10/13/18 and 8:00 AM on 10/14/18 the pumpkin was stolen. 

Friday, October 12th


7:28 PM- A report of a larceny was made at an establishment on Commonwealth Avenue.  An officer spoke with the manager who stated he was approached by an individual in regards to money that went missing on 10/10/18.  An officer then spoke to the complainant who reported entering the establishment on 10/10/18 around 2:20 PM to work out.  She reported placing her items in a locker room but did not lock it because the business was “empty”.  When she finished her work out and left around 4:00 PM she noticed money was missing.  This case is under investigation.

Thursday, October 11th


A report of a larceny of a scooter was made on Fairbanks Street.  An officer met with the reporting party who stated he parked his scooter across the street from his building and used a chain to secure it to a small tree.  He last saw it on 10/9/18 around 7:00 PM.  He noticed it was gone on 10/10/18 around 9:00 AM.  The scooter is described as a Genuine Scooter, roughhouse model that is red with an MIT faculty sticker on the rear.  This case is under investigation. 

3:50 PM- Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a shoplifting incident.  The store manager relayed to officers that an employee notified him that a female was placing items into her bag.  The suspect attempted to exit the store after passing the registers.  The manager stopped the suspect and asked if she was going to pay for the items in her bag in which she responded she didn’t have anything to pay with.  The manager asked the suspect to empty her bag of the items she stole and she complied.  Police placed her under arrest for shoplifting.  Some of the items in the bag were not identified by the store manager as their products.  Officers went to surrounding stores that could possibly sell the items unaccounted for and asked the managers if they could identify the items as theirs and if an individual matching the suspect had been in their stores.  One store was able to confirm the suspect’s presence and the items.  The other store confirmed their store sells the items but could not determine if the suspect had been in the store.  The suspect is being criminally charged.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 10th


11:55 AM- Officers responded to Beacon St for a report of a bike theft.  The reporting party reported he locked his bicycle to the bike rack in a garage on Beacon St.  On 10/10/18 around 8:00 AM he noticed his bike was missing and the lock had been cut.  He had last seen his bike on the morning of 10/6/18.  The bicycle is described as a specialized Allez road bike, white with black writing and red rims.  The motorcycle left behind was determined to be stolen.  The motorcycle was identified and returned to the owner.  This case is being investigated.

12:23 AM- While on patrol an officer observed three motorcycles, operated by three drivers traveling in the right lane eastbound on Beacon St towards Washington Square.  The motorcycles were traveling at a slow speed, swerving left and right and it appeared they were having difficulty with one of the motorcycles.  The officer determined after further observation the operators of the two motorcycles on the left and right were attempting to push start the motorcycle in the middle.  The officer activated the vehicle overhead lights in an attempt to approach the motorcycles.  The drivers observed the cruiser lights, the individual having trouble with the motorcycle he/she was operating dropped the motorcycle at the intersection of Beacon St and Dean Rd and got on the back of another motorcycle and both operators fled eastbound on Beacon St at a high speed.  Nearby officers were then notified of two motor bikes traveling at a high speed around the location.  This case is under investigation.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 9th


7:59 AM- A report of a break and entering was made on Arlington Rd.  An officer spoke with the victim and a neighbor.  The victim reported arriving home the previous night on 10/8/18 around 9:25 PM and noticing the side gate to the backyard was open.  The resident closed the door and continued into the front door by unlocking it.  Officers observed a bedroom window to be forced open, damage to the frame and items knocked over.  This case is under investigation.

6:30 PM- An officer was dispatched to Beacon Street for a bike theft report.  An officer spoke to the reporting party who stated she used a cable lock to secure her blue Schwinn bike to a parking sign behind Beacon St on Webster St sometime in the early afternoon on 10/4/18 or 10/5/18.  The reporting party was away for the weekend and attempted to retrieve the bike around 11:40 AM today but noticed the cable lock was cut and the bike was missing.  This case is being investigated.

8:00 PM- A report of a larceny was made on Edgehill Road.  The reporting party reported that in October of 2017 his family hired an individual to conduct housework three times a week for a few hours each day.  They have not had issues with the worker besides cancellations that have been addressed and stopped.  On 10/8/18 around 6:30 PM the reporting party put a large amount of money in a bank envelope and stowed it until dinner when the envelope was to be given to another individual.  The reporting party went to retrieve the envelope at 9:00 PM and found it was gone.  The only people in the home from the time the money was put away and the time it was found missing was the reporting party, his wife, kids, friend who was to receive the money, and the worker.  The family attempted to call and email the worker multiple times and received no response.  The worker also failed to show up for work the next day.  This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Monday, October 8th


An officer was dispatched to Grove St for a larceny of a bicycle.  An officer spoke with the reporting party who reported her daughters Trek 10 speed bicycle had been stolen sometime between 9:30 AM on Saturday Oct 5th and 2:30 AM on Sunday Oct 6th.  The bike had been left in the driveway of her home and had a thick cable lock securing the frame to the wheel but was not secured to a fixed object.  The bike has a white colored frame with teal colored flowers, a brown leather seat and matching handlebars, a side pouch frame over the rear tire and decorative snap-on-flowers on the spokes.  The bike also has pink electronic handlebars.

4:15 PM- Officers were dispatched to Greenway Court for a report of a stolen license plate.  The reporting party arranged to have her car shipped from her previous home in another state to her new home in Brookline.  She was notified her vehicle would not arrive on the day it was originally set to arrive due to a breakdown of the vehicle transporting the car.  She was told her car would not arrive until 10/8/18.  Her car was dropped off at her address in Brookline around 4:00 PM on 10-8-18 but was missing her registration plate.  This case is under investigation.

6:20 PM- A report of a larceny was made on Freeman Street.  The reporting party reported she entered her room on 10/7/18 to retrieve her wristlet containing money but could not find it.  She stated she had last seen her wristlet with the money inside approximately two weeks prior.  She reported building management sent inspectors into her apartment to inspect three days ago.  None of her roommates were home at the time.  This case is being investigated.

Sunday, October 7th


3:27 AM- Officers were dispatched to Boylston St for an erratic male operator occupying a white Jeep asleep in the car.  Officers observed the vehicle upon arrival as well as another vehicle behind it with the hazard lights flashing.  The person inside told officers the vehicle in front of him had been stopped for around 6 minutes with the driver asleep inside.  The officer approached the vehicle and observed the driver asleep.  He knocked on the door and window numerous times in an attempt to wake him but could not.  The officer opened the driver’s door and the driver woke up.  After being asked to put the car in park and remove the keys from the ignition the driver reported he had four to five drinks at the Red Sox game.  He was unaware of the time.  The driver failed to complete the field sobriety tests with satisfaction.  A citation was issued for OUI-L and impeded operation.  Criminal charges are pending.

11:30 AM- Officers were dispatched to Thorndike St for a larceny.  The reporting party reported his wife ordered a package.  He received an email that the package was delivered on October 5th around 2:36 PM.  When he went to retrieve the package at 5:00 PM it was not there.  He was not concerned at the time because his neighbor often receives his mail by mistake.  He asked the neighbor if he had received his package by mistake and received a response of no on October 7th and that his neighbor’s package was also missing.  Brookline Police was contacted and both cases are under investigation.

7:50 PM- A report of a bike theft was made on Egmont St.  The reporting party stated he locked his bike up to a pole using a cable lock around 11:00 PM on 10/6/18.  He returned around 11:30 AM on 10/7/18 to find his lock cut and his bike missing from the pole.  The bike is described as a black and orange Mongoose HotShot.  This case is being investigated.

Saturday, October 6th


Approximately 2:55AM officers responded to the area of Thorndike Street. A Female victim reported she had been sexually assaulted at approximately 2:30AM. She was walking home from a friend’s house on Commonwealth ave. An unknown male approached her in the area of 1202 Com Av and started to make conversation, the victim declined to engage in conversation. The subject then took the victims phone and keys from her hands. The victim continued walking towards her home and was grabbed and pulled into an alley near Thorndike Street. The subject sexually assaulted the victim and choked her. She was able to get herself to a safe place.  Quick thinking by the victim and her friends who came to her assistance, helped provide the Police with valuable information that lead them to locating the subject in the area of Brighton Av and Harvard Street approximately a half hour later. 

Officers found two swastika symbols carved into the paint on a cell room bench.  The damage was created by a prior prisoner.  This prisoner is being summonsed to court for the malicious damage.

Thursday, October 4th


A report of a larceny from a building was made at the station.  The reporting party reported her wallet had been stolen and then returned to her.  On Tuesday 10/2/18 around 4:00 PM the reporting party was in the student center at Newbury College.  She used the bathroom and left her wallet behind.  It was gone when she returned.  She reported the incident to the Campus security.  On 10/4/18 around 2:00 PM the victim was notified by Campus Security that her wallet was mailed to their office.  She found that the contents inside were missing and the mailing envelope had no return address.  This case is under investigation

8:44 PM- Officers were dispatched to Longwood Ave for a report of a package theft.  The reporting party told an officer he received an email stating his package had been delivered to the foyer of his apartment building at 4:56 PM.  When he returned home at 6:00 PM the package was not there.  The reporting party reported the other packages in the foyer looked undisturbed.  This case is being investigated.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wednesday, October 3rd


A report was made at the front desk of the police station for a package theft.  The reporting party stated his package was stolen from the front porch of his home.  He told an officer he received an email confirmation stating his package had been delivered at 9:51 this morning on 10/3/18.  When he went to retrieve the package it was not there.  This case is being investigated.

10:06 PM- Officers were dispatched to Tappan St for a break and entering of a residence.  The reporting party reported she entered her home and noticed several items out of place.  She feared she was the victim of a burglary so she quickly exited her home and called the Brookline Police.  Officers entered the home and determined it had been broken into.  Multiple cabinets and dresser drawers were observed to be rummaged through.  The reporting party stated the house had been unoccupied since 5:00 PM.  It appears force was used to open a window to gain entry.  The victim reported missing items.  This case is under investigation. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Monday, October 1st


An officer received a call from the Vice Principle of one of our Brookline Schools, reporting that one of his students was bitten by a dog during recess period.  The reporting party told the officer the incident occurred on the playground around 12:15 PM.  The dog owner was walking his dog through the park when the student approached the dog owner and asked if she could pet the dog.  The owner allowed her to do so.  The dog then bit the student on the forearm.  The Brookline Health Department has been notified. 

A separate incident with a different dog:
9:50 AM- The Brookline Animal Control Unit was notified that a woman’s dog was attacked by a loose dog.  The complainant reported she was walking her dog around 9:00 AM by the Maimondies School when all of a sudden a loose dog came running out of a driveway and attacked her dog.  She claims the dog pounced on her dog and began biting.  A motorist stopped and scared the attacking dog away.  Her dog suffered two puncture wounds to the rear left leg.  Around 9:53 another caller called the Brookline Police reporting a loose dog on Buckminister Rd.  The same caller called back later and reported the owner had retrieved the loose dog.  She reported she was walking her dogs when she encountered the loose dog without a collar.  She described the dog to be friendly and playing with her dogs. This case is under investigation.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sunday, September 30th


6:20 PM- Officers were dispatched to Kent St for a larceny of a moped.  An officer spoke with the caller who stated he parked his moped in the rear lot of his building and used a chain to secure the front tire to a bike rack.  He last saw his moped secured in the lot around 12:00 PM on 9/29/18.  On 9/30/18 around 6:00 PM he returned home and saw that the moped itself was stolen, but the front tire and chain were left behind.  A distinguishing mark on the moped is a Northeastern University decal on the rear plastic covering.  The reporting party was advised to contact his insurance company.  This case is under investigation.

6:20 PM- A report of a larceny of a moped was made on Kent St.  An officer spoke with the reporting party who stated he parked his moped opposite 34 Station St near the Brookline Village MBTA Station and used a chain to secure the rear tire to a bike rack.  He stated he hadn’t used the moped in over a month but his roommate last saw the moped on 9/28/18 sometime during the evening hours when he was returning home from work.  On 9/30/18 around 6:00 PM the roommate returned home and saw that his moped itself was stolen, but the front tire and chain were left behind.  He then went to check on reporting party (his roommates) moped and discovered that several parts were missing, but the frame and rear tire were left behind and still secured to the bike rack.  Parts of the moped that were stolen include the front plastic covering, front tire, and rear plastic covering.  This case is being investigated.

Saturday, September 29th


4:45 PM- The reporting party who rents a townhouse on Eliot St stated she was having issues with her bathroom and called the management company to come address the issue.  She stated that the maintenance representative from the management company came around 8:30 AM.  The reporting party described the maintenance representative as “the older man”.  She stated that he has always done the work for her and she has never had a problem.  She reported this time he came with a younger man who she had never seen before.  She thought he was training the man or he was his assistant.  While they were working, the younger man was walking back and forth from the bathroom out to the truck and back.  The reporting party reports being home at the time but stayed away from them so they could work.  She reports them leaving around 10:40 AM after they fixed the problems.  After they left, she noticed money was missing from her purse. She told the officer her purse was near the front door and she believed that the cash may have been visible in the purse.  She remembers seeing the cash in her purse earlier in the morning before they came and it was gone after they left.  She attempted to contact the management company but they were closed for the weekend.  This case is under investigation.

4:35 PM- Officers were dispatched to Commonwealth Ave for a report of a larceny from a motor vehicle.  The complainant stated she left her vehicle in a car repair parking lot around 8:45 AM to be serviced.  She checked in at the service counter and was told to return at a later time to pick up her vehicle.  She returned around 6:00 PM.  She reported her vehicle was locked when she retrieved it from the parking lot and subsequently drove it home to Cambridge, MA.  When she arrived at home she reached for her sunglasses case which is kept in the storage compartment under the climate control and radio console.  This storage compartment does not have a cover that will shield the contents inside.  When she opened her sunglasses case it was empty.  She then checked another sunglasses case which is kept in the same compartment and discovered that sunglasses were not in that case either.  She was adamant that the sunglasses were inside their respective cases when she brought her vehicle in for service.  An officer spoke with the store manager on duty who stated the customer arrived and parked her vehicle in the parking lot at approximately 8:45 AM.  The vehicle was taken into the garage bay for service by an employee.  The vehicle sat in the bay until 9:45 AM as it was determined that parts were necessary for the service and had to be ordered and picked up at another location.  The vehicle was taken out of the garage bay and parked in the parking lot by the employee that was going to service the car.  The vehicle sat in the parking lot between 9:45 AM and 1:00 PM.  Both the manager on duty and the employee stated the vehicle was locked when it was put in the parking lot as the headlights on the vehicle flashed when the employee used the remote key to lock it.  It is possible the unlock button was hit.  The car was taken into the garage bay again around 1:00 PM to be serviced when the parts arrived.  The employee brought the vehicle in.  The service was completed by 2:00 PM and the vehicle was taken out of the garage bay and parked in the parking lot by a different employee.  The other employee and the employee who worked on the car both stated that they did not remove the sunglasses or any other contents from the vehicle.  This case is being investigated.

Friday, September 28th


11:35 AM- A report of a shoplifting incident on Harvard Street was broadcasted by Brookline Dispatch.  Dispatch provided a description of the suspect as a black female wearing a blue jacket and carrying a large bag.  She was reported to be traveling South on Harvard St towards Walgreens.  An officer located the suspect in front of the Walgreens.  She did not have the jacket on but stated she took the blue jacket off because it was ripped.  She was in possession of a grocery bag that was filled with several unopened packages of bar soaps.  An officer spoke with the reporting party and witness.  A cashier stated she saw the suspect enter the store and grab several plastic bags near the entrance.  She was not carrying anything when she entered the store.  The cashier stated the next time she saw the individual; she was attempting to walk out with a store bag that appeared to be full.  The cashier intercepted the suspect before she left and told her that she knew she didn’t pay for the items she was carrying.  It was then said that the suspect walked around her and left the store, traveling south on Harvard Street.  The items taken from the store were returned by an officer.  The suspect was placed under arrest for shoplifting and transported to the station.

Thursday, September 27th


The Brookline Animal Control line received a call from an Animal Hospital with a report of a dog bite that occurred in Brookline Ave Park.  An officer spoke with the reporting party and two family members.  A family member reported that he was present for the incident and that another dog came over and bit his dog.  He approached the dog walker of the other dog and exchanged information.  The owner of the dog who was bitten was not home at the time police arrived so the officers contact information was left behind.  The owner later emailed the officer the contact information of the aggressor’s owner and police made contact with her.  She claimed she was not present during the incident and that her dog walker was and gave the officer the dog walker’s information.  The dog owner was advised that the Brookline Health Department would be contacting her to conduct a 10 day quarantine of her dog.  The dog walker relayed information that she was at the park with the victim.  She was speaking to the owner of the injured dog and while they were talking, the complainant’s dog got possession of a ball that the dog walker brought to the park.  She then stated the two dogs got into an altercation when the victim began barking excessively at the dog she was walking.  A physical altercation engaged and the dog she was walking got a hold of the other dog’s side.  The dog walker claims the other dog’s owner pulled his dog away and she herself attempted to gain control of the dog she was taking care of.  The dog walker stated no injuries were observed on the victim and his care taker took the dog and left the park.  Moments later another family member of the individual who left the park came back to the park and approached the dog walker and informed her that their dog was injured and bleeding.  The two then exchanged information.  The dog owner of the aggressor has been issued a Town of Brookline By Law citation for biting or injuring another domestic animal.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26th


3:09 PM- Officers observed a young man earlier during the day known to them from previous interactions earlier in the day.  He was asked to leave the library after he was found asleep in the building earlier.  He cursed at the librarian and refused to leave.  Officers responded to the report and found the individual sitting at a computer on his cellphone talking loudly and being disruptive.  He was escorted out of the library sent on his way.  Half an hour later Brookline Police received a call about two people passed out on the lawn of the library.  One of the individuals was the same subject from the disruption earlier.  They were woken up and asked if they needed medical attention in which they both declined.  They were sent on their way.  An officer observed the same male enter a liquor store on Cypress St.  The officer contacted the employee working at the store and asked him to keep an eye on the individual who had just entered, as he did not have any money in his possession.  He was observed by the officer placing a bottle in his back pocket.  The store employee confirmed that the individual had not paid for anything prior to leaving the store.  The officer approached him and asked about the bottle.  The suspect denied having a bottle and offered a search of his person.  The officer then observed a plastic bottle of red wine in the gutter where the suspect was walking just prior to stopping him.  The officer recognized the bottle from when he observed the suspect placing it into his pocket.  The bottle was returned to the store and the suspect was placed under arrest. 

6:00 PM- An officer was dispatched to Babcock Street for a report of a larceny.  The reporting party stated a few days prior that he ordered a few items.  He received a confirmation email for these items at 2:00 PM on 9/26/18 that some of the items ordered had been mailed to his address.  When he returned home he noticed a box turned upside down.  The package was addressed to him.  He found that the package was cut open but contained one item.  He was unable to locate the second package that would have contained his other order.  This case is under investigation.  

7:22 PM- A report for a check on well-being was conducted in the area of Heath St and Glenland Rd.  Brookline Police Dispatch received a call that a vehicle was off to the side of the road with two occupants, both passed out.  When an officer arrived on scene both occupants were observed to be sitting up in the car and Brookline Fire Department personnel was tending to them.  Upon speaking with the caller, police were informed that the car was parked at an odd angle and partially blocking the roadway.  He observed the operator outside of the vehicle on the ground and the male passenger passed out in the passenger seat.  The operator then returned to the driver’s seat in the still running vehicle.  The witness removed the key from the ignition for safety.  An officer then spoke with the operator.  She had no idea where she came from or how she got to the location.  She stated she had been driving aimlessly and that she was “too messed up to drive” and decided to pull over.  She stated she was trying to do the right thing.  She notified the officer she was prescribed Ativan and likely ingested too much.  She was observed to have glossy eyes and be unsteady on her feet.  She was unable to concentrate and focus on the questions asked.  She stated the passenger was supposed to be the designated driver but he was messed up as well.  He was observed by officers to be asleep and snoring in the passenger seat.  He had been previously awake when speaking to medical personnel.  His name was searched in the system and a warrant was found.  The operator requested medical attention and left the scene with medical personnel and transit.  Her name was searched in the system and it was found that her license was suspended.  She was summonsed to court for operating a vehicle with a suspended license and operating under the influence of drugs. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25th


8:20 AM- An officer was dispatched to Monmouth St for a larceny report.  The reporting party notified an officer that on 9/25/18 around 9:00 PM he locked two red giant men’s mountain bikes to the front of his stairs.  When he exited his house the following morning around 6:00 AM he noticed both bikes were gone.  A bike that does not belong to him was left behind.  The bike was obtained by Brookline Police as evidence.  This case is being investigated.

8:30 AM- A larceny report was made at a job site located at Brookline Place.  The complainant reported he left the job site on 9/24/18 around 3:00 PM.  When he returned the next morning around 7:00 AM he noticed heavy copper welding cable was missing.  Detectives are investigating this case.

10:28 AM- Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of a shoplifting incident that took place on 9/23/18.  The store manager informed officers that on the morning of 9/25/18 while conducting an inventory check on merchandise in the store he noticed items were missing off of a rack and had not been sold.  He inspected video footage from the store and noticed on  9/23/18 at 10:40 AM an unknown white male, mid 20s, 5’6” tall, skinny build, wearing blue jeans, black shirt with a white colored design on the front, with a black baseball hat.  The suspect had walked into the store and appeared to be walking the aisles of the store “looking interested” as to the location of the store employees.  The store manager then viewed the same subject also carrying a blue colored shoulder canvas bag walk over to the aisle where the electric hair clippers are on display, quickly take two different brands of them and concealed them in the shoulder bag.  The reporting party also informed the officer that about 10 days prior to this incident there was a male party matching the same description in the store who attempted to return items without a receipt.  The subject became agitated when the employee told him he could not return items without a receipt.  The police were called but the individual left prior to police arrival and he was unable to be located.  This case is under investigation.

6:00 PM- Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of a shoplifting incident.  Brookline Police Dispatch gave officers a description of a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a gray hat, as well as a black female wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt.  They were both described to be between age 20 and 30.  The shoplifting was said to be in progress as the call came through.  Officers were asked to wait outside the store.  The loss prevention officer was waiting for the suspects to attempt to leave the store before approaching them.  An officer observed the loss prevention officer approach two suspects matching the description given by dispatch while just inside the exit doors.  The loss prevention officer working at the store reported that the female suspect she stopped was the female she observed taking items from various shelves and putting them in her hand bag.  She did not observe the male take any items and conceal them.  She reported he entered the store moments after the female and stayed by her side as she took items from the shelves.  The employee asked the suspect if she could look in her bag for items that were unpaid for and the suspect complied.  The employee recovered numerous items with price tags still attached to the items.  An officer read the suspect her Miranda Warnings and asked if she had taken items and put them in her bag in which she responded yes.  The male suspect was searched for store items after being asked.  He had none.  They were both advised they would be summonsed to court for the shoplifting incident. 

8:50 PM- A report of a break, entering and larceny was made on Cary Road.  The reporting party, the son reported he left the house around 3:50 PM.  The father arrived home around 8:30 PM to find the rear sliding door slightly open.  Inside he noticed some items on the first floor were moved/ disturbed.  After looking more closely he noticed items were missing.  Officers observed pry marks on the wood frame around the locking mechanism.  The son noticed items missing from his bedroom as well.  This case is under investigation

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday, September 24th


10:30 AM- An officer was dispatched to the Billy Ward Playground on Brook St for a reported larceny.  The reporting party states she was at the top of the park located near Aspinwall Ave around 10:20 AM.  She left her bag unattended when she walked down to the other side of the park.  She was away from the bag for less than two minutes and when she returned she noticed the bag was gone.  This case is under investigation

6:16 PM- A larceny report was made on Beacon Street.  Upon arrival an officer spoke with the complainant who reported at approximately 12:40 PM a package was delivered to her home.  The package had a tracking number.  When she returned to her home in multi-unit building around 7:00 PM she was unable to locate the package.  This case is being investigated. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 23rd


1:37 AM- Officers responded to Winthrop Road for a break and entering.  Officers on scene met with the homeowners who informed Police that they left home around 10:00 AM on 9/22/18 and returned around 1:10 AM on 9/23/18.  They reported closing and locking windows.  The window screens were said to be in place before departure and all exterior doors were secured.  The home alarm system was not armed for pet purposes.  When they returned home they discovered the master bedroom had been ransacked and the shade in one of the upstairs bedrooms had been drawn.  Officers determined that it appeared that the suspect initially attempted entry through the rear sliding door but it was secured by a piece of wood.  The suspect then climbed atop a gas grill on the rear deck and scaled a low hanging part of the roof whereupon it appears the suspect cut a hole in the screen of a bedroom window at the rear of the home and a small pry tool mark was observed where he unsuccessfully attempted to pry a bedroom window open.  The suspect then appears to have successfully gained entry through another bedroom window where the screen and window were pried, breaking the lock off the wood window.  It appears the suspect attempted entry into several rooms and stole a family heirloom. Two other breaks were reported in the same area on that day.  This case is being investigated.

11:15 AM- Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for a stolen bicycle report.  The reporting party stated she locked her bike outside her apartment building on Beacon Street around 12:00 PM on 9/22/18.  Around 5:00 PM the same day her bike was still locked up outside the building.  On 9/23/18 around 8:00 AM her roommate alerted her that her bike lock had been cut and the bike was missing.  Her bike helmet was also taken.  The bike is described as a baby blue and black Scott Aspect Mountain Bike.  The bike has a sticker on the frame that reads “The Red Bicycle”.  The bike has a white paint stain on the frame.  It also has clip in pedals.  This case is under investigation.

Saturday, September 22nd


5:07 AM- A graffiti complaint was made.  The complainant stated upon coming into work on the morning of 9/22/18 around 4:30 AM he observed two new graffiti markings on the left side of the building.  The same tag was located on a nearby dumpster in the back lot which belonged to another company.  This case is being investigated.

11:15 AM- A report was made on Fuller Street for a break, entering and larceny.  The reporting party stated she had left her wallet in her boyfriend’s car.  She last saw her wallet on Friday 9/21/18 around 11:00 AM inside of the car.  She was notified by police that her wallet was found. This case is under investigation

5:50 PM- A report was completed at the station for a stolen wallet.  The complainant told an officer she was shopping on Beacon Street from approximately 2:40 PM to 2:50 PM.  When she went to the register to pay for her items she noticed her wallet was missing.  She stated while she was shopping, her wallet was in her purse which was open at the top and the wallet was visible.  This case is under investigation.

8:46 PM- Officers were dispatched to Washington Street for a report of an attempted break and entering.  The reporting party reported leaving members of her family home while she ran an errand.  The members, listening to music in the kitchen heard their dog barking uncontrollably.  An officer then spoke to an individual present during the incident who stated she was in the kitchen with her sister listening to music when the dog started to bark toward the rear of the house.  A bedroom was in the rear of the house which was unoccupied at the time.  The daughter who occupies the room checked the room and noticed her bedroom window screen was up and her laundry basket was pushed away from the window.  This case is being investigated.

11:07 PM-   A break, entering and larceny report was made on Royal Road.  Upon arrival an officer met two residents who were on FaceTime with the homeowner.  The two residents stated they left the home around 8:00 PM and turned off all the lights.  They reported having had locked all the doors with the exception of the rear basement door.  When they arrived home at approximately 10:45 PM they noticed the door in the foyer to the basement was opened.  As they walked through the home they noticed two laptops were missing, a laptop charger and a phone charger.  When they went upstairs they noticed several drawers in a bedroom opened and rummaged though.  A woman’s watch was missing.  The linen closet was open and the other bedroom had several drawers open and rummaged through.  Items were on the floor near the closet.  This case is under investigation.

Friday, September 21st


11:05 AM- A report of a shoplifting incident was made at a store on Harvard Street.  An officer was made aware by a store employee while patrolling that around 10:47 AM an unknown white male wearing a dark blue t-shirt, gray shorts, gray sneakers, with a Boston Red Sox shoulder bag entered the store from the Harvard Street side and made his way over to the merchandise table.  The contents of the table were women’s t-shirts.  The employee reported she then saw the man quickly start making his way towards the rear entrance of the store with what appeared to be a white GAP brand t-shirt with tags still on it.  He exited the store around 10:50 AM to the Centre St lot and left in an unknown direction.  Officers canvassed the area with nothing showing.  Surveillance footage confirms the employees reported information.  This case is under investigation.

11:40 AM- Officers were dispatched to Station Street for a larceny report.  The complainant stated on 9/20/18 around 1:00 PM she was alone when she went out back to place a bag of trash into the dumpster.  She stated that the front and back doors were left unlocked and that the company is open to the public.   There were no customers inside the studio at the time she left to take the trash out.  When she returned several minutes later she observed that someone had gone through her purse and taken her wallet.  This case is being investigated.

1:27 PM- Officers were dispatched to Summit Ave for a report of a larceny of a moped.  The reporting party stated the prior evening on 9/20/18 around 4:00 PM he remembers seeing his scooter, a black Genuine Roughouse, chained to a basketball hoop stand in their driveway.  When he woke up on the morning of 9/21/18 around 7:00 AM the scooter was gone.  The chain was found still locked and attached to the basketball hoop stand.  The lock had been attached to the front wheel of the scooter.  This case is under investigation.

Thursday, September 20th


11:15 AM- A report of a break, entering and larceny of a motor vehicle was made on 9/20/18.  The incident occurred on Harvard Ave.  An officer spoke with the reporting party who relayed that early in the morning on 9/17/18 at 5:22 AM his car was broken into and a laptop was stolen from the backseat.  He reported that his vehicle was left unlocked and the brand new laptop was still inside the box.  This case is under investigation.

11:30 AM- Officers were dispatched to Francis Street for a report of a stolen motor vehicle.  The reporting party reported his 2007 Gray Toyota Sienna Van stolen from his two car driveway.  He last saw his vehicle on 9/19/18 around 9:00 PM and noticed it missing on 9/20/18 around 6:30 AM.  He reported all the doors of the vehicle had been locked.  Family members who live with him are the only individuals with key access to the vehicle.  This case is being investigated.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 19th


11:05 AM- Officers were dispatched to Ivy Street for a report of a break and entering and larceny.  Officers spoke to a house keeper upon arrival.  She reported she entered the residence that day around 11:00 AM and noticed there were objects thrown around the house.  She told officers the owner of the home has been away.  As she walked through the house she noticed a broken window pane as well as damage to the basement door.  She called the police after observing this.  Officers on scene observed damage to several window screens located at the front of the house as well as the screened-in porch.  A broken window pane on the door that leads into the main house from the side porch was observed as well as an open basement window and damage to the door at the top of the basement stairs.  Several dresser drawers were found open and appeared to have been gone through.  Detectives determined that the burglar gained entry through the basement window after failing to gain entry through the porch.  The house keeper explained that she tends to the home once a week.  She noticed a flat screen TV was missing and a computer.  The owner of the home was contacted and informed of the break in and larceny.  This case is under investigation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18th

9/18/18

On Tuesday, September 18th three reports were filed on larcenies from the job site at Brookline Place that occurred throughout the past few days.  One worker explained to officers that welding lead was left at the construction site at 3:30 PM on 9/14/18.  When he returned to the site on 9/17/18 around 7:30 AM the welding lead was missing. Another worker reported he left the job site on 9/15/18 around 4:00 PM.  When he returned to the site on 9/17/18 around 7:00 AM he noticed two copper welding cables and four heavy cables with ground clamps were missing.  The last report detailed that a worker left the site on 9/17/18 around 3:00 PM.  When he returned on 9/18/18 around 7:00 AM he noticed items four copper welding cables were missing.  There were also items taken over the weekend.  This case is under investigation.

*9/16/18 (Dog Bite)
11:25 PM- Officers responded to a dog bite call on Beacon Street.  Upon arrival an officer met with the victim who was at the time receiving medical attention.  Officers viewed the victim to be bleeding from the mouth area with a large amount of blood on her shirt and face.  An officer spoke with the dog owner who reported she was sitting at a sidewalk table with a friend and her dog by her side on a leash.  She noticed two females exit an Uber ride and walk toward the building she was sitting in front of.  She stated suddenly, without asking for permission, the victim knelt over and grabbed the dog by the neck and ears with both hands and pushed her face towards the dogs face.  She says her dog was startled and bit the woman on the face.  The owner explained to the officer that her dog is a friendly rescue dog that she has had for 6 years with no previous incidents.  The friend who was sitting at the table at the time of the incident stated separately that the victim suddenly approached and knelt toward the dog and placed her face into the dogs face.  The dog then bit her.  An officer also spoke with the victim’s friend who stated she was walking behind the victim when the victim approached the dog.  She reports the victim leaned toward the dog and was bit.  Brookline Health Department was notified as well as Animal Control. 

An officer observed the dog to be calm and petted by a few people with no issues.  Based on the initial investigation and observations it is believed that the dog was provoked by the victim when she leaned toward the dog.  At this time there are no by-law violations.  The dog has been place on a 10 day quarantine.

*9/14/18 (Armed Robbery)
On September 14, 2018, at approximately 11:13pm, multiple Brookline Units responded to 400 Heath St (Pine Manor) for an armed robbery called in by a friend of the victim. Officers spoke with the victim, who is a student at 400 Heath St. The victim stated that he had been in the East Village parking lot speaking to a friend on his cell phone. He was approached by two black males from an unknown direction. Suspect #1 asked the victim if he had a minute to speak. The victim stated that he was on the phone and could not. Suspect #1 then pulled up his sweatshirt displaying a firearm. Suspect #1 then demanded the victim to hand over the cell phone which he did. Suspect #1 had the victim unlock the cell phone by entering the password. Suspect #1 told him to hand over anything else that the victim had, so he gave the suspect his Student ID. The victim then pulled his pants pockets out to show them that he did not have anything else. Suspect #1 then told the victim to turn around. When the victim turned around, he began running away toward the East Village common area. The victim heard a pop that he stated sounded like an air soft gun/BB gun going off. The victim was unsure which direction that the suspects fled. The victim stated that Suspect #1 had his right hand on the firearm while it was in his waistband throughout the incident. He did not observe Suspect #1 take the firearm out during the encounter. The firearm was described as a black semi-automatic pistol with a white slide. Suspect #1 was described as a skinny dark skinned black male in his 20s, approximately 6'4"-6'5" tall, with a goatee, wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, and exercise pants (unknown color).Suspect #2 was described as a skinny dark skinned black male in his 20s, around 6'2" tall, and possibly as gray or black hooded sweatshirt. Both males had the hoods pulled over their heads. The matter is under investigation.


Monday, September 17th


12:35 PM- An officer was dispatched to Monmouth Street for a report of graffiti on a rear fence.  Upon arrival the officer was met by the property owner who directed him to the rear fence.  Two areas of the fence were observed to be spray painted.  The property owner reported she observed it earlier in the day but believed that the graffiti was at least a week or more old.  One image was sprayed in black paint and the other in gold.  Other buildings in the area had graffiti as well as different colors and symbols.  This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sunday, September 16th


11:26 AM- Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a request for police following an assault and larceny at a store.  Upon arrival an officer spoke with the store manager who reported a black male left the store with 5 bags containing produce.  The suspect fled on a black bike with the bags on the handle bars and traveled up Vernon Street toward Park Street.  This information was radioed to dispatch and multiple units were dispatched to the area in an attempt to locate the suspect.  The reporting party also informed the officer that before the suspect left, he got into an altercation with an employee who witnessed the suspect placing items into his bag.  The officer spoke with the employee who relayed he was in an aisle when he observed the suspect placing items into a bag.  He began to follow the suspect down the aisle and stopped him outside.  The employee looked into the bags and asked the suspect if he has a receipt which the suspect told him no.  The employee attempted to hold the suspect for police by holding onto his bike, and in an attempt to get away the suspect struck the employee in the chest with a closed fist.  The employee then let go of the bike.  This case is being investigated.

Saturday, September 15th


A larceny of a bicycle was reported at the front desk of the police station on 9/15/18.  The reporting party reported at approximately 8:00 AM on 8/14/18 he locked his bike to a bike rack located at the crosswalk in front of a building on Harvard Street.  When he returned on 9/15/18 around 8:00 PM the bike was missing.  The reporting party stated he definitely locked the bike to the rack with his cable lock.  The bike is described as a men’s Jamis Allegro bicycle, 21 speed, with straight, short handlebars, locked with a cable lock.  This case is under investigation.

Friday, September 14th


1:20 AM- During a building check officers observed a smashed window on Lowell Road.  The damage was inflicted on school property.  The means of the window smashing are unknown.  No additional damage was found to the rest of the building.

9:10 PM- A report was made on an attempted breaking and entering.  Officers reported to Clark Road and met with the homeowner and the reporting party who was taking care of the family at the time of the incident.  The babysitter reported in the earlier evening she turned off all the lights inside and outside of the home and locked the doors.  At approximately 8:45 PM she heard someone attempting to open the rear door of the home.  She believed the home owner was returning home so she walked to the rear door and turned on the outside light.  She then observed a white male with facial hair wearing a black hooded sweatshirt look up at her and quickly turn and run through the backyard toward Sumner Road.  When the home owner arrived home shortly after the altercation, they called the police.  This case is being investigated.