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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at

Friday, January 26, 2018


On the morning of January 25, an officer responded to Boylston St. for a report of an attempted larceny. The victim stated that he noticed marks around the ignition of his motorcycle that morning. When attempting to start the motorcycle, the keys would not turn in the ignition as it had appeared slightly damaged. This case is active.

On Thursday morning, officers stopped a man in Coolidge Corner for shoplifting. He was placed under arrest.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


On Wednesday January 24, an officer was dispatched to a gym on Commonwealth Ave for a report of an attempted larceny. The victim reported that he had set his phone on top of a locker upon arriving at the gym, and then proceeded to the restroom. When returning, the victim realized that their phone was no longer above the locker. He asked two males within the locker room to borrow a phone as a means of locating his lost one. The first male stated that he did not have his phone on him, while the second male offered his cell phone to the victim. When calling his own cell phone, he heard it inside the backpack of the first male who claimed he did not have his phone on him at the time. The victim confronted the suspect and he gave the victim his cell phone back. The suspect then proceeded to exit the gym onto Commonwealth Ave. This case is active.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


At approximately 4:03pm there was a report of an accidental discharge of a firearm on Naples Road. It was reported that a person getting out of a motor vehicle re-positioned a firearm he was carrying which caused it to accidentally discharge. The firearm discharged into an occupied dwelling and the owner of the firearm notified the residents of the accidental discharge. Police were notified and conducted an initial investigation. The owner of the firearm was fully cooperative and is properly licensed. The firearm owner surrendered his firearm license and the revolver he had discharged. Detectives are following up with the licensing authority on the issue.

On January 23 at approximately 8:45am, an officer witnessed a vehicle make an illegal left turn onto Beacon Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop and found that the driver had a suspended license. The vehicle was turned over to the passenger who had an active license and the driver will be summoned to court.

At approximately 5:04pm units responded to Chilton Street for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. An officer met with the owner and they searched the area, as it is common for owners to overlook the exact area they left their vehicle. While searching, the owner pointed out his vehicle operating towards the police cruiser on Essex St. with one occupant on board. The officer activated the overhead lights of the cruiser and the operator of the stolen vehicle attempted to speed away. The officer trailed the vehicle, and located it crashed against a curb on Worthington Rd. The driver was uninjured and was taken into custody. The driver, a juvenile, is being charged with Receiving Stolen a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Operation, Not Duly Licensed, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, and One Way Violation.

At approximately 6:10pm an officer was dispatched to Heath St. for a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he had parked his vehicle the night before and when he returned to it in the morning, he found both passenger doors wide open and the interior rummaged through. The victim reported nothing missing.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018



On Monday, an officer was dispatched to Harvard St. for a report of graffiti. The reporting party left their office the afternoon prior and did not notice anything on the office building and surrounding area. However, upon returning to their place of work on the morning of January 22, they observed fresh paint on a fence and rear wall of the building. There does not appear to be any security cameras in the area. The case is currently active.

On Monday evening, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St. for a report of a past license plate theft. The victim stated they had noticed their plate was missing that afternoon. The case is active and security is attempting to review more footage at this time. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

1/19/2018 through 1/21/2018


On Friday, an officer was dispatched to Coolidge Corner for a report of shoplifting. The witness stated that the suspect stole three items of clothing. The case is active and video surveillance will be retrieved.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Beacon St and St Mary’s St. for a possible attempted larceny of property. The witness stated that they had observed what they believed to be someone trying to steal the tires off of a bicycle. Officers observed that the rear wheel had been unscrewed. The suspect will be summonsed to court.


On Sunday January 21, officers took a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that they were parked on Brookline Ave. near the intersection of Netherlands Rd. at a metered space. Upon returning to the vehicle, the victim saw that the front passenger window was smashed. Personal belongings were stolen and miscellaneous items were strewn about the vehicle. A follow up has been requested and the case is currently active.

An officer responded to the intersection of Chapel St. and Longwood Ave. for a past breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim had parked at a metered spot and upon returning found their passenger window had been smashed.  Their valuables had been taken from the front passenger’s seat. There is no surveillance footage from the area. The case is active.