Around 5 PM on Monday, an officer at Brookline PD's front desk met with a man who had come in to report a breaking, entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he had parked his vehicle at a metered spot on Brookline Ave. for approximately one hour. Upon returning, he noticed that his tool bag, located on the passenger seat, was gone. The victim stated that no other belongings were missing and that his vehicle obtained no damage.
It is always advised to hide your valuables and double-check that your vehicle is locked when parking unattended.
On Monday evening, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a past shoplifting. When arriving, the officer met with an employee who had been conducting inventory and noticed a large amount of razors missing from the store's shelves. The employee decided to review the store's security footage and noticed that an individual had placed several razors into their jacket earlier in the day. The suspect subsequently exited the store. After reviewing the store's footage, the employee contacted Brookline Police. BPD is investigating.
An officer responded to Parkman St. for a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the victim stated that over the past month, he had several packages stolen from the foyer of his residence. After receiving a confirmation email on Feb. 12th regarding his package deliveries, he went to retrieve them with no success. For some time, the victim thought that his packages had been missing because of mistakes made by the delivery services. It was at this time that he realized it was unlikely that his packages had been missing due to delivery errors, but that they had been stolen.
The same day, an officer responded to a report of package theft at the same address. The victim also believed it to be a mistake on behalf of the delivery service.
Police are continuing to investigate the following package thefts.
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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