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Monday, February 12, 2018

2/9 through 2/10/2018


An officer was dispatched to Harvard St. Friday afternoon on a report of a shoplifter, who had just exited a store. An employee informed the officer that the suspect had placed 3 pairs of jeans in a gym bag, which, too, was an item from the store. The suspect then attempted to leave. At this time, an employee approached the suspect. They then dropped the stolen gym bag, still containing all three pairs of jeans. The suspect then walked out of the store, back onto Harvard St. Police are investigating.

An officer tended to an additional shoplifting report that same day, also on Harvard St. An employee stated that she had observed a female conceal items using a reusable shopping bag that is purchasable from the store. The suspect took a blanket, perfume and earrings, and placed them in the store's reusable shopping bag. The suspect was unsuccessful in attempting to exit the store. The Boston resident was arrested by Brookline Police for shoplifting.

An officer responded to a report of larceny at a gym on Commonwealth Ave. on Friday. The victim stated that after entering the gym, he put his belongings in his locker. After returning to the locker room almost an hour later, he noticed that his watch and keys had been taken. The victim reported that he did not use a lock to secure his belongings.


On Saturday February 10th, an officer responded to Beacon St. for a reported shoplifting. The store manager reported that two people had stolen a significant amount of shaving razors and exited, heading towards Pleasant St. Brookline PD are investigating.

An officer took a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle, which occurred on Village Way. The victim told police that he had parked his vehicle outside of his work early Saturday evening. After receiving a security alert from his bank regarding unusual activity, he walked to his car to retrieve his wallet to find it was missing from the center console. The victim immediately notified his bank to shut off his account. Police are investigating.

The Brookline Police Department is pleased to release its 2017 Annual Report:

BPD 2017 Annual Report

Including: a "year in review" from Acting Chief Mark Morgan, a review of crime in Brookline, a report on race and gender interactions, and updates from Divisions and Specialty Units of the Brookline Police Department.

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