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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, May 11, 2018

Thursday, May 10th


12:22 PM - An officer was dispatched to Harvard Street to take a report of a past larceny. The officer met with the reporting party who stated that they had ordered two packages, each containing one laptop. Delivery confirmation of the laptops was received but the victim was only able to find one of the two packages delivered to him. These package thefts are being investigated.

7:11 PM - An officer responded to Kent Square for a past Breaking and Entering and Larceny of from Motor Vehicle on Thursday evening. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victim who stated that he had noticed his vehicle had been rummaged through with some cash stolen from the center console. This case is under investigation.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9th


12:20 PM - An officer responded to Eliot Crescent for a report of a past larceny. Upon arrival, the victim reported that a diamond engagement ring had gone missing. Police are investigating this case.

12:25 PM - An officer responded to Greenough Street for a past larceny report that took place at Winthrop Square Playground. The victim told the officer that he had accidentally left his backpack at the park, containing a laptop. Upon returning, he found his backpack with the laptop removed. This incident is under investigation.

6:25 PM - An officer was dispatched to Harvard St. for a shoplifting report. The officer spoke with an employee at the store who relayed seeing two suspects come in and conceal store merchandise within a bag they had brought with them. A 29 year old Boston resident was arrested and will be summoned to Brookline District Court for Shoplifting.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tuesday, May 8th


3:39 PM - Brookline Police Dispatch received a call regarding a loose animal in Lawton Playground on Tuesday afternoon. Officers responded to the area, where they found a Ball Python (non-poisonous). Brookline Animal Control collected the animal from the playground and brought it to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

5/4 through 5/6


4:24 AM - An officer responded to Beals St for a larceny report early Friday morning. The victim stated that he had gone to bed and woke up to notice his wallet was open and bank card was missing from his desk. The victim was advised to cancel the card while this case is investigated.

9:35 AM - An officer was dispatched to take a report of a past larceny from a motor vehicle on Euston St. Upon meeting with the victim, she stated that she had left her vehicle unlocked the night prior and returned this morning to find her center console open, rummaged through and missing a bag of quarters.

4:40 PM - An officer responded to Wallis Rd for a report of a larceny from a motor vehicle. The victim stated that he noticed his car hood was ajar this morning. He then saw that his battery was detached from the cables, disabling power to the vehicle and that both of the vehicle's mirrors were also stolen.


11:20 AM - An officer responded to Commonwealth Ave for a past shoplifting. Upon arrival he met with the store manager who said 2 suspects had entered the store, concealing several cosmetic items in a bag before exiting without paying. A follow-up was requested.

1:00 PM - An officer took a report of a past larceny on Crafts Rd on Saturday where the victim stated her medication was stolen from her residence. This incident is being investigated.


3:23 AM - Units were dispatched to Webster St for a call of larceny. Officers spoke with a witness who stated that he observed an individual behind a desk of the property before fleeing, dropping money as he ran onto the street. Surveillance has been requested as Brookline PD continues with their investigation.

10:03 AM - An officer took a report of a car break and attempted house break on Winslow Rd, Sunday morning. The victims stated that their house alarm had gone off in the early hours that morning where they found one of their doors ajar. They didn't think much of it, as they suspected that the wind had blown it ajar. Upon waking up around 9:00 AM, they looked out their window to see items strewn about the ground near their motor vehicles in their driveway. Both the attempted burglar and car break are under investigation.

10:03 AM - A resident on Winslow Rd approached the officer finishing up the case detailed above stating that her vehicle had been broken into. The victim stated that items within the vehicle had been strewn about, however nothing had been stolen.

10:03 AM - After finishing up the prior two reports, the same officer was approached by another neighbor from Babcock Rd. who stated that 2 cars her family owned had been broken into, as well. She had found items, from both vehicles, strewn about and also found on the ground. Only some change, glasses and a tool were stolen from both of the vehicles broken into. This string of car breaks are active and under investigation.

12:16 PM - An officer was dispatched to the lobby to meet with a victim who had a piece of jewelry stolen from him. While walking on the street, he had been coaxed towards a vehicle that was requesting assistance. After helping the occupants with what they needed, they handed him jewelry as a way of thanking the victim for his help. Upon doing so, one suspect offered him a necklace, stating that it was part of their culture to do so, placing the necklace on the victim. The suspect thanked him again, before all within the vehicle drove away. While the victim was walking home, he noticed that his own necklace was missing. After looking around his residence, the victim was unable to locate it and reported the incident to Police. The items gifted to the victim were taken as evidence. A follow-up has been requested.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Home Invasion, under investigation

On May 4, 2018 at approximately 0120 AM Brookline Police responded to 400 Heath Street, Pine Manor College, for an unknown request for police assistance. On scene officers learned that an armed home invasion had taken place. One student was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. Preliminary reports indicated there were four subjects, all wearing masks and firearms were shown. Officers began an investigation and additional investigators were called in. During the investigation subsequent information was obtained of the possibility of a student having possession of a firearm. Upon learning this information detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for a student’s room.  A search warrant was issued from the Brookline District Court and upon execution of this warrant, a firearm was located. A student was taken into custody, without incident and faces several firearm charges. The subject is scheduled to be arraigned in Brookline District Court on Monday May 7. At this time both cases are being actively investigated and it is unclear if they are related.