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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.

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