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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 9, 2018

Thursday, March 8th


On Thursday morning, an uprooted town tree fell onto a fence and home around 4:00 AM on Middlesex Rd. due to blizzard conditions.

Brookline PD responded to Wallis Rd for a report of a tree that had fallen and struck a vehicle parked in a driveway. The officer observed damage to the top, sides and back of the vehicle. The Forestry Division was notified.

An officer responded to South St for a report of a town tree that had fallen and struck a residence. Once the branch fell and struck the roof, it rolled, coming to a rest against the home. The Forestry Division has been notified.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Wednesday, March 7th


On Wednesday morning, an officer responded to an accident that occurred during the active snow storm. The operator had last control of the vehicle while turning onto Chestnut Hill Ave and hit a signal light, knocking it over. There were no injuries and the operator was able to drive their vehicle.

At approximately 11:45 PM Wednesday night, an officer was dispatched for a report of a town tree that had fallen into a house on Crafts Rd due to the Nor’easter.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


On March 6, officers responded to a business on Boylston St. for a report of a shoplifting in progress. On scene, officers observed a female party talking with an employee. The employee stated that they had seen the woman take multiple items and place them into her closed purse. All of the items were recovered and the woman will be summonsed to court for shoplifting.

An officer was dispatched to Vernon St. for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that sometime during the afternoon someone had taken the No Parking sign from the side of her garage. The incident is being investigated.

In the evening of March 6, officers responded to Strathmore Rd for a street robbery that had occurred on Beacon St earlier that evening. The reporting party stated that he had been walking on Beacon St at approx. 2150hrs when he made eye contact with an unknown male party who approached him and asked to bum a cigarette. When the victim went to get a cigarette from his pocket, the suspect suddenly grabbed his phone and fled. The victim attempted to chase the suspect but lost sight of him. The incident is under investigation.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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At approximately 9:30 AM, an officer was dispatched to Dummer St for a report of a past Breaking and Entering and Larceny. The victim stated that upon waking up this morning, she had noticed her cell phone and purse were missing from where she had left them the night prior. Shortly afterward, she realized that the keys to her apartment had been left in the front door by accident after returning from an event Thursday night. Police are investigating.


An officer was dispatched to Beacon St Sunday afternoon for a report of a past package theft. The victim stated she had received a delivery notification the day before confirming her package delivery to the lobby within her residence. When going to retrieve the package, she did not see one in the lobby that was consistent in size of what she had ordered. After checking once more, she determined it was stolen and contacted Brookline Police.


On Monday afternoon, officers were dispatched to Kent St for a possible attempted break and entering of a motor vehicle. The victim stated that she had parked in the driveway of her home and was sitting in the car for approximately five minutes. While in the car, a man - wearing a black jacket, sunglasses and holding an orange can, attempted to open the driver side door. When the suspect noticed the victim siting in the driver’s seat, he said something unintelligible, turned and walked away from the driveway. The victim is unaware of any security surveillance in the area. Police are continuing to investigate.

Police were dispatched to Harvard Ave for a past residential breaking and entering at approximately 3:00 PM on Monday. Upon arrival, the officers met with the victims who stated that upon returning from work, they were unable to get into their apartment because their key would not work. After unsuccessfully trying a second apartment key, they determined that the door seemed to be jammed and contacted a locksmith. The victim stated that many items and some cash had been taken from their apartment between the time frame they left for work and returned back to their residence. There appears to be no signs of forced entry at this time. An investigation is being conducted by Brookline PD.