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.
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