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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, March 2, 2018

Suspicious Activity on Kent Street

March 1, 2018 

At approximately 1910 hours (7:10 PM) units were dispatched to the area of Kent Street for suspicious activity. Dispatch notified units that a green/brown Honda sedan approached a 12 year old boy and the operator told the 12 year old to get in the car.

Police units canvassed the area. The boy indicated he was walking from a convenience store in Brookline Village. As he approached Kent Street near Station Street he observed a man in a vehicle on Kent Street facing toward Harvard Street who stopped and asked him for directions. The 12 year old pointed towards Aspinwall Avenue and stated "that way." The man asked him to get in the car and show him. The boy did not respond and ran away from the man and went home where he reported the incident to his mother.

The boy described the vehicle as a green or brown "old, beat up" Honda. He described the driver as having a "middle eastern" accent, a grey mustache, receding hairline and black or dark colored sweatshirt or jacket. He did not observe any other distinguishing marks on the vehicle. Units were unable to locate any vehicles in the area matching that description. Police are investigating.


4:12 PM: An officer was dispatched to the Brookline PD’s front desk to meet a party regarding a stolen wallet, Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival, the victim stated that she had been attending meetings on Babcock St that day, in which she had briefly left her purse unattended. During her commute home, she realized that her wallet was missing. Police are investigating.

Thursday evening, a man came to the Brookline Police Department to report a missing package. The victim reported that the package had been delivered to his Beacon St residence on February 16th while he had been away for a few days. Upon returning home, the victim did not see the package in his mailbox. A follow-up with the postal carrier confirmed that it had not been misdelivered. Police are continuing to investigate.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wednesday, February 28th


On Wednesday February 28, an officer was dispatched to Beacon St for a fraud report. The victim stated that she had work done on her computer after being informed that it had been hacked. She was asked to purchase gift cards as a means of paying the male party to prevent any further hackings. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tuesday, February 27th


On Tuesday morning, an officer responded to a report of past malicious damage to a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the victim stated that on Monday the 26th she had left work and went to do some shopping. When she returned home, the victim noticed a significant scratch along the entire passenger side of her vehicle. Police are investigating.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Monday, February 26th


On Monday afternoon, officers were dispatched to Harvard St for a report of a past larceny. The officer was met by the reporting party, who stated she observed two men place two items into a backpack and then exit the store. At that time, she attempted to stop the two individuals. However, they were uncooperative and continued leaving on foot. Police are investigating.

On Monday evening, police were dispatched to Evans Rd for a Residential Burglary. The victim's stated that upon returning home that evening, they noticed that there were lights on inside their home that had not been on prior to their departure that morning. The suspect rummaged through their home and belongings, stealing two computers and a piece of luggage. At the time, it appears that nothing else from the home has been stolen. Police are continuing to investigate.

Department recognized by the IACP

Brookline Police have been recognized as having completed the IACP, International Association Of Chiefs Of Police, One Mind Campaign.
Press Release

Police Response to Persons Affected By Mental Illness: The One Mind Campaign

Brookline, Massachusetts—The ­­­­­­­­­­Brookline Police Department is pleased to announce that they have completed a pledge they took to improve their response to those suffering from mental illness in their community. The pledge is part of an initiative called the One Mind Campaign started by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a 30,000 member professional association for law enforcement that provides training, technical assistance, and recruitment services. To join the One Mind Campaign, law enforcement agencies must pledge to implement four promising practices in a 12-36 month period to ensure successful future interactions between police officers and persons with mental illness.  
In the law enforcement community, mental illness has become a common focus, with some departments estimating that as many as 20% of their calls for service are related to mental health declines. Former Police Chief Dan O’Leary made the decision to join the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s One Mind Campaign to ensure that we continue to demand a standard of excellence for all of our officers with respect to treatment of individuals with mental illness.
To complete the One Mind Pledge, the Brookline Police Department was asked to do the following: 1.) establish a sustainable partnership with a local mental health organization, 2.) develop and implement a model policy to address officers’ interactions with those affected by mental illness, 3.) ensure that ALL of their officers receive some type of mental health awareness training and 4.) Commit to twenty percent of the department completing the more intensive Crisis Intervention Training.
The 40-hour Crisis Intervention curriculum is designed to train officers to respond to calls that involve individuals with mental health disorders. The curriculum includes education on various de-escalation techniques as well as live role-play scenarios of officers responding to persons who need mental health assistance.  Due to a generous grant from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, The Brookline Police Department was established as one of four regional CIT-Technical Training and Assistance Centers in the state, and is responsible for training and supporting officers across Norfolk County, Newton and Boston who are looking to improve their responses to individuals and families in crisis.
Acting Chief Mark Morgan added, “Day after day, Brookline police officers display outstanding performance in a variety of situations and consistently demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest quality of police service to the public. The additional training opportunities encouraged by the One Mind Campaign, as well as the relationships we have established with our community partners, including the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, Brookline District Court, the School Department, the Council on Aging and NAMI Massachusetts, allow us to assist some of our most vulnerable citizens when they are in crisis. As we move forward, we will continue to work to improve the services we provide to the community”.

For more information about the One Mind Campaign, please visit the IACP’s website: A list of all agencies who have taken the pledge is also available there. For more information about the Brookline Police Department’s program, please visit their website at  

Monday, February 26, 2018

2/23 through 2/25/2018


On Friday February 23, an officer was dispatched to Monmouth Ct on a larceny report. The victim stated that she had noticed two of her belongings, typically kept on her bedroom dresser, missing earlier this month. Police are investigating.

An officer was dispatched to St Paul St for a report of a past larceny on Friday evening. Upon arrival, the victim stated that she had left a stroller in the hallway of a doctor’s office that was carrying two cell phones. Upon returning to the hallway, she noticed that both of the phones were missing. After unsuccessfully retracing her steps, she made the determination that they were stolen from the stroller. A follow-up has been requested as police are still investigating.


On Saturday, an officer at BPD took a report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at the front desk. The victim stated that her dashboard camera went missing from the wind shield of her car, parked on Egmont St. This case is under investigation.

A business on Washington St filed a larceny report at the station on Saturday, informing the officer that a cash box and business checks were missing from their original placement. Police are investigating.


An officer responded to Marion St for a report of a past larceny of a bicycle. The victim stated that she had left her bike, unlocked, within the building’s parking garage, during the early hours of Sunday morning. Upon returning to the garage later that morning, both her bicycle and helmet were gone.