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Monday, May 14, 2018

5/11/2018 through 5/13/2018


On 5/11 an officer was dispatched to Jefferson Rd. for a report of a larceny by false pretenses. The reporting party stated that he had received a phone call on 5/8 from a female party claiming to be his granddaughter. The female party stated that she had been arrested and passed the phone over to a male party who stated he was her attorney. The male party told the reporting party that he needed to send cash for his granddaughter to be released on bail. The incident was confirmed as a scam and detectives are investigating the case.


Early on 5/12, units responded to the area of Boylston St. and Eliot St. for a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident. The reporting party stated that while in Medford, MA her vehicle had been rear ended by another car. The offending vehicle then pulled away without exchanging paperwork and struck the initial vehicle a second time, on the passenger’s side. The reporting party then followed the offending vehicle to where they were stopped in Brookline. On arrival on scene, officers observed damage to the reporting party’s rear bumper and passenger side mirror. As an officer approached the offending vehicle, she observed a female party asleep behind the wheel. The female party was awoken and attempted to put her vehicle into drive multiple times before the officer was able to remove her keys from the ignition. The officer observed the female suspect to be confused with glassy and bloodshot eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her. The female suspect was placed under arrest for Operating under the Influence of Alcohol.

In the afternoon of 5/12, officers were dispatched to the area of Aspinwall Av and St. Paul St. for a report of a larceny that had just occurred. The reporting party stated that he had seen a male party walk up a building on Aspinwall St., take a package off the porch, place it in a trash bag, and walk away. Officers located a man matching the description who confirmed he had just stolen a package. The man was will be summoned to court for Receiving Stolen Property under $1200 and Larceny under $1200.

An officer was dispatched to St. Paul St. for a past larceny report. The reporting party stated that earlier that day she had been at a store on Beacon St when she left her purse and shopping cart unattended. The woman stated that when she went to check-out she noticed that her wallet was gone. The incident is being investigated.

At approximately 8:05pm, an officer was dispatched to the Longwood MBTA station for a report of a larceny in progress. The reporting party stated that she had been standing on the outbound platform when an unknown female party began shouting for her attention. The reporting party attempted to ignore the woman who eventually crossed the tracks to converse with the reporting party. The unknown female stated that she had been waiting for the train for a couple hours and needed money for the fare. The reporting party stated that she then opened the front zipper of her backpack and retrieved money from her wallet for the female party. While waiting on the platform, the unknown female began moving closer to the reporting party and ultimately ended up behind her. At this time, the unknown woman, unzipped the front backpack pocket and removed the reporting party’s purse before fleeing. The reporting party attempted to follow the suspect who eventually discarded the purse near the Longwood Ave. Bridge. The reporting party stated that money had been taken from her purse. The case is under investigation.

On May 12, officers responded to a residence on Beacon St. for a past Breaking and Entering and Burglary from an apartment. The reporting party stated that when he returned home that evening he found the door to his apartment slightly open. The reporting party and his roommates reported numerous items stolen including laptops, money, and watches. The incident is being investigated.

Early on May 13, an officer was monitoring traffic when he observed a vehicle cross over the double yellow lines while attempting to overtake another vehicle at the intersection of Harvard and Fuller Streets. The officer activated his emergency lights in an attempt to initiate a motor vehicle stop at which point the vehicle turned off their head and tail lights and made a quick turn onto Thorndike St. The officer radioed dispatch and continued the pursuit, observing the vehicle fail to safely stop at multiple stop signs, travel through a red light, and travel in the wrong direction up Station St. towards Washington St. Due to the increasingly dangerous situation, it was decided the pursuit would be halted. Dispatch notified the surrounding cities and towns of the incident and vehicle’s license plate. Shortly after, Boston Police notified Brookline PD that they had stopped the vehicle in question in Jamaica Plain. Brookline officers arrived on scene and placed the driver under arrest for Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Operating to Endanger, Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority, Speeding, and Marked Lanes Violations.

In the afternoon of 5/13, a woman came into the police station to report a larceny. The woman stated that sometime between 5/6 and 5/11 a laptop computer and router went missing from a church on Beacon St. The incident is being investigated.

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