Note to Readers:

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, April 6, 2018

4/4 - 4/5/18

Wednesday, April 4th

A victim of fraud came into the Station Wednesday stating that her credit card was used without her permission in the Midwest. Her bank notified her of the charge that morning and was advised by Police to cancel her credit card and report this incident to the appropriate credit agencies. Although outside of jurisdiction, this is an active case.

On Wednesday, an officer was dispatched to Oakland Rd for a report of identity theft. The victim stated that someone had opened a bank and credit card account under her name. Police are investigating.

Thursday, April 5th

On Thursday morning, a woman came into the Station to report fraudulent charges made from her bank accounts. While reviewing bank statements, she noticed 2 charges made, neither being authorized or known to her. A report was filed and the victim's banks will investigate the fraudulent activity. Brookline PD are also investigating.


The Federal Trade Commission offers many helpful tips and tricks to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft. Additionally, they provide resources, including the warning signs and necessary steps one needs to take when reporting/recovering from identity theft.

Their Consumer Information site details credit card fraud, how it happens and the ways to protect oneself from becoming a victim.

*For additional information on these topics, please follow the links above.

Federal Trade Commission (consumer information)
Federal Trade Commission (identity theft)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Marathon Monday 2018 Info

Marathon Monday 2018 Information (April 16th)

Please be advised of the following information regarding the 2018 Boston Marathon:

Beacon Street will be closed around 8:30 AM until 6:30PM. Traffic will not be allowed to cross, as the entire length of Beacon Street will be barricaded. 

Pedestrians will have three dedicated crossing areas: Beacon Street at Tappan, Beacon Street at Webster and Beacon Street at Hawes. 

These locations will be staffed by race officials and will only be functioning when safe to do so. Please expect the aforementioned crossing areas to be closed during heavy runner traffic (12:30PM -3:30PM). 

Bikes will not be allowed near the route and will start being removed on Friday, continuing up until race time on Monday.

Some areas on Beacon Street will initiate a parking ban beginning at 2PM on Sunday (4/15).

Please pay attention to signs placed on the streets mentioned above detailing parking bans on and around the Marathon route.

*More detailed information will follow as we get closer to Patriots' Day. Please plan accordingly.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

3/31 through 4/2/2018


On March 31st, an officer was dispatched to Park St for a report of a past larceny. The victim stated that he received an email confirming the delivery of 2 packages, while he was away from his residence on Friday (3/30). A neighbor told the victim that there were boxes within the residential parking lot strewn about, containing the victim's name. Arriving back home a short while after getting word from his neighbor, the victim reported the incident to the police. A follow-up has been requested as police are investigating.

An officer was dispatched to the front desk for a fraud report on Saturday afternoon. The victim told the officer that he noticed an error within his bank account, as a check had been deposited that was not on his behalf. After contacting his bank, he received a call from someone claiming to be a financial adviser, stating that he was eligible for a possible cash advance if he gave them some personal information. At that point, the victim immediately ended the call and tried contacting the financial institution in question, hoping to finding the man who claimed he was eligible for a cash advance. He was informed that no one by that name worked for that institution. This is an on-going investigation.


An officer was dispatched to Colbourne Crescent on Sunday afternoon for a larceny report. The victim told the officer that numerous items of hers had been taken from her residence. A follow-up has been requested.

A past larceny report was taken on Aspinwall Ave on Sunday afternoon. The victim reported leaving a bag on the front porch of his residence that morning. Upon returning shortly afterward, the bag was gone. Police are investigating.


Officers responded to Marion St on Monday morning to take a report for a past larceny. The victim stated that she had left a shopping cart within the hallway of her residence for a short span of time on Sunday morning. There was no sign of the victim's shopping cart among the others within the same hallway. Neighbors didn't notice any suspicious activity during the time frame, either. This is an active case.

Officers were dispatched to Washington St for a larceny report Monday afternoon. Upon arrival, the victim stated that she had left a bag of belongings on a bench while turning her back for a moment to take a phone call. After finishing up the call, she realized her belongings were gone. A quick investigation led Brookline PD to the suspect, who was placed under arrest for Larceny from a Person.