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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, February 9, 2018

Thursday, February 8th


An officer was dispatched to Carlton St on Thursday evening, at approximately 6 PM, for a package theft. The victim told police that he had noticed a package addressed to him in the unlocked foyer of his building. Upon picking up the package, the top was ripped open and it's contents had been stolen.

Around 9 PM, an officer was dispatched to Kent St. for a suspicious package that was found on a resident's front lawn. The reporting party noticed the packages, ripped open, on his lawn about an hour prior. The ripped packages were not those of the reporting party but were addressed to a Francis St. residence and an additional residence on Kent St.

Officers spoke with the owners of the opened packages found on the Kent St. lawn. The residents of Francis and the second Kent St. address confirmed that their packages had been ordered, delivered, but never received.

Later that evening, officers were dispatched to an address on Newell Rd. for a package theft. A package and a bag of shoes had been stolen off of the front porch of the residence. Upon leaving Newell Rd, an officer noticed that a large amount of shoes had been dumped at the Lawrence School playground.

At this time, the officer also noticed two, ripped-open packages, located near the rear of the school. The two ripped packages found were addressed to different residential address, also located on Newell Rd. The officer spoke with the resident, who stated that her packages had been scheduled to be delivered that day but had never arrived.

In total, there were 6 reports of package thefts on Thursday, February 8th. Police are investigating the incidents.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wednesday, February 7th


An officer responded to Juniper St. for a report of a past larceny on Wednesday morning. The reporting person stated that their son’s boots were taken from a shared hallway earlier that morning. They were last seen on the evening of February 4th. At that time, nothing else appeared to be missing outside of the other apartments within the building.

On Wednesday morning, an officer was dispatched to Sears Rd. for a report of a past larceny. The victim stated that over the past few months, she had begun noticing several items missing from her home. As she had continued to search for the various items, the victim began noticing even more of her property that could not be located. Police are investigating.

Around 11 o’clock in the morning, an officer arrived to a residence on Kent St. to tend to a report of past package thefts. The victim stated that over the past month, he had ordered and not received packages on several separate occasions. A recent delivery confirmation to his residence with no signs of the package prompted the victim to go through his prior, unreceived, purchases. At this point he concluded that they, too, must have been stolen from his residence. A follow-up has been requested.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 6th


Around 2:45 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to a gym on Commonwealth Ave. for a larceny report. The victim stated that she had placed her valuables, unsecured, within the locker room. Upon returning back to the locker, her wallet and keys had been taken. 

On Tuesday evening, an officer was dispatched to St. Paul St. for a fraud report involving an IRS scam. The victim had received a call that afternoon from an individual claiming to be affiliated with the IRS. She was told that she owed years’ worth of back taxes. In order to avoid jail time, the caller told the victim that she would need to purchase pre-paid cards to pay off the balance due. The victim became suspicious and asked for confirmation regarding what she owed the IRS. The caller adamantly confirmed their affiliation with the Internal Revenue Service, influencing the nervous victim to purchase the aforementioned pre-paid cards. After doing so, the victim was reassured that this was a scam and hung up. They contacted the company associated with the cards and filed a report with Brookline Police after speaking with representatives. The case is active at this time. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, February 5th


An officer was dispatched to Brookline PD’s lobby for a larceny report on Monday, February 5. The victim stated that their workplace equipment had been removed from their office. This is an active case.

A store manager contacted the Station to report fraudulent activity on behalf of one of their former employees. The activity occurred during the months of August 2017 through January 2018. A follow-up has been requested for this active case.

Monday, February 5, 2018

2/2 through 2/3/2018


At approximately 2:10 on Friday afternoon, an officer was dispatched to the area of Brookline Ave/Parkway Rd. on a report of a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he had parked his car at this location during the early hours of Friday morning. Upon arriving back to his vehicle that afternoon, he noticed that his passenger's side window had been smashed out, with several items missing within his vehicle. In addition, the victim stated that the passenger side mirror had also suffered damage.

An officer was assigned to New Terrace Rd. for a report of a past breaking and entering. After leaving her residence that morning, the victim returned to discover her apartment in a state of disarray. A pair of boots had gone missing, in addition to a couple of electronic-related items. An arrest has been made.

A victim called the Brookline Police Station to report a burglary that had occurred at her residence on Friday afternoon. She stated that a prescription medication of hers had gone missing from her bathroom. It was noted that she had not had any guests recently and had seen the prescription two days prior to filling a report. This is an active case.


An officer was dispatched to Freeman St. for a larceny report Saturday morning. The victim stated that several pieces of her jewelry had been taken. The victim did not notice any other belongings missing from her residence.