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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

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wednesday, July 11th

9:50 PM- An officer was dispatched to CVS on Commonwealth Ave.  pursuant to a shoplifting in progress call.  The complainant stated while observing the security surveillance cameras that he noticed an individual placing items in a personal bag.  He believed the individual was doing so to temporarily store the items before purchasing.  Due to this belief he did not pursue further monitoring of the individual in the store.  When reviewing the surveillance camera footage he noticed the individual walked past the checkout stand and proceeded through the exit in the front of the store and headed east.  This case is being investigated.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10th


1:30 PM- An officer was dispatched to Walnut Street for a report of a breaking and entering.  The caller stated that her home was broken into and that she had items taken from her apartment by a friend who has taken items from her home in the past.  She identified the suspect due to an article of clothing left behind during the breaking and entering that she recognized.  This case is under investigation.

5:15 PM- An officer assigned to the front desk of the police station was approached by a complainant reporting a lost phone.  The owner of the phone stated that he believed he left his phone in an Uber and called the driver when he realized his phone was not on his person after being dropped off.  The driver denied that the phone was left in the car.  The location services of the phone were found to be turned off when checked.  This case is under investigation.

An officer responded to a graffiti complaint.  Upon arrival at the scene the officer noticed graffiti tags on a lamp post, an electrical box and two United States Postal Service mail boxes.  The officer recognized the tags from another location.  The suspect(s) are unknown and the case is under investigation. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monday, July 9th

Around 6:53 AM an officer was dispatched to Egmont St. for a breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle.  The family vehicle had been used by the husband during the day on Sunday near the reservoir.  He left the car unlocked for hours and when he returned to the car did not notice any missing items.  He then went home and parked the family vehicle overnight in their parking spot, locking the car.  Upon arrival at the vehicle on Monday morning he realized items were missing.  No damage occurred to the vehicle.  The case is under investigation to pursue possible surveillance of the vehicle. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sunday, July 8th


9:13 AM- An officer was dispatched to Winchester St. to take a report on a past larceny.  The caller stated between 06/20/2018 and 07/06/2018, three confirmed delivered packages had been stolen from the entrance.  The incident is under investigation.

5:57 PM- An officer was dispatched to Auburn St. to take a report on stolen packages.  The caller stated that she had received multiple packages on her front porch while she was out of town with her family.  

Saturday, July 7th


7:51 AM- An officer was dispatched to Kent St. for a report of a broken rear window of the apartment building.  The officer spoke to the caller who stated that while he was doing laundry in the basement he observed one of the windows in the laundry room had been forced in and was on the ground shattered.  The damage was not there yesterday so he believed the damage was new.  None of the caller’s property was missing but it is unsure if other tenant’s property had been taken.  The washing machines and dryers were not tampered with.  The management company was contacted and the company stated that they would reach out to other units to inquire.  This case is being investigated.

Friday, July 6th


10:50 PM- An officer was dispatched to Babcock St. for a possible bat exposure.  The victim stated that he was in bed with his wife when a bat flew into their room from the hallway.  He attempted to capture the bat but was unsuccessful.  The bat eventually flew out of an open window, grazing the victim’s leg in the process.  Neither the victim nor his wife knew where the bat came from or how long it was in their home.  During the incident the victim’s cat and two children were present.  He was advised to follow up with the Brookline Health Department to determine if care is needed.  A report was taken and Animal Control was notified as well as the Health Department.

Thursday, July 5th


A report was made at the station on a stolen bike.  The owner placed her bike in front of her car in an underground garage on Sewall Ave.  Three days after placing the bike in front of her car and using her car a few times she realized her bike was gone.  She had not noticed the bikes absence.  The bike was described as a men’s, trek bicycle.