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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5th

3:50 PM- Officers were dispatched to a store on Beacon Street for a shoplifting incident.  Dispatched relayed to officers that the suspect was on foot on Harvard Street heading toward Webster Street.  The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a blue shirt, approximately 6’2”, wearing headphones, and had stolen liquor from the store.  While in pursuit, officers observed a tall, black male wearing a blue t-shirt walking on Harvard Street towards Webster Street.  The officers observed the suspect holding two bottles of what appeared to be liquor.  More officers arrived for assistance.  An officer informed the suspect that he was being accused of taking two bottles of alcohol from the store without paying.  The suspect stated “I messed up; I’m an alcoholic and have a drinking problem”. 

Two store employees had been following the suspect on foot and were able to positively ID the suspect.  An employee then informed an officer that while she was stocking shelves she observed the suspect walking away from the cash registers with a bottle of liquor in each hand.  She states they made eye contact and he then began to hurry toward to the store exit.  He then exited without paying.  The employee shouted “Sir” to him and he ignored her.  Based on the positive ID and the suspect’s statement “I messed up”, the suspect was placed under arrest.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tuesday, September 4th

1:24 PM- Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a larceny report.  An officer spoke with a loss prevention officer who had a female on scene who had stolen money from the store.  The suspect had been taking money and various items from the store for months.  The suspect was known to have ties to the store. The loss prevention employee had the suspect fill out a written statement where she admitted to her actions and apologized.  Video surveillance confirms the suspect’s actions.

4:07 PM- A report was made on a larceny of a bicycle.  An officer spoke with the reporting party who stated on the evening of Thursday, August 30th 2018, his son locked his bicycle to a “No Parking” sign on Parkman Street using a “U-Lock”.  On Friday morning his son went to retrieve his bicycle when he noticed the “No Parking” sign had been knocked over and his bicycle was missing.  The bike was described as a Roadmaster 26 inch Granite Peak men’s bicycle with red trim.  The reporting party also stated this is the second bicycle that has been stolen from this location in the last month.  On an unknown date approximately a month ago, his son locked another bicycle to the same “No Parking” sign using a cable lock which had been cut.  The bicycle stolen this week was exactly the same as the one stolen last week.  This case is under investigation.

8:26 PM- An officer was dispatched to Browne Street for a report of a larceny of a bicycle.  The officer spoke with the complainant who stated on Friday, August 31st he locked his bicycle to a “No Parking” sign at approximately 1:00 PM using a “U-Lock”.  When he went to retrieve his bicycle the following morning he noticed the “No Parking” sign had been knocked over and his bicycle was stolen.  The bicycle was described as a black Trek FX2 men’s bicycle.  A rack is located over the rear tire of the bicycle.  This case is being investigated.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Monday, September 3rd

Eight reports were made for break, entering and larcenies of vehicles on Jordan Rd.  All the vehicles involved were broken into or the owners left them unlocked.  The car doors were left open by the suspect and items were scattered on the seats.  Loose change and various items had been taken from the cars.

Four vehicles had been broken into and rummaged through on Summit Ave.

A vehicle had been broken into on Jenness Road.  The car door was left open and change was stolen.

Saturday, September 1st

1:06 PM- An officer responded to Babcock Street for a larceny report.  The complainant explained that while moving into a building, he had all his belongings to the side of the building in the parking lot.  When he came out of the building he discovered clothing of his was missing.  He noticed three individuals near his belongings and asked them if they took his clothing.  They responded “no” and got in a car and drove away.  The car was described as a gray colored sedan.  The individuals were two males and a female.  Officers were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description in the surrounding area.  This case is being investigated.

A report was made on Freeman Street for a theft from a building.  The caller, a student explained he was in the process of moving out of his apartment between midnight and 1:00 AM.  He was bringing items down to his car.  He said he did not lock his apartment door while moving items.  On one of his returns to the apartment he noticed articles of clothing missing.  This case is under investigation.

Friday, August 31st

1:52 PM- Officers were dispatched to Commonwealth Ave for a report of a larceny from a building.  The reporting party informed officer’s that items had been stolen from his locker while he was working out in the gym.  He stated, he locked his items away around 10:30 AM and around 1:30 PM he returned and noticed his master lock had been pried open and broken in half.  Along with items having been missing, his wallet appeared to have been rummaged through.  This case is under investigation.

Thursday, August 30th

11:50 AM- A report was made on Gibbs Street for a larceny.  The complainant told an officer she was out of town from 7/18/18 to 7/23/18.  She believes her wedding ring was stolen from her bedroom.  She was in a hurry to leave for the trip and forgot the ring.  A friend was tending to her pets while she was away.  There is reason to believe the person tending to the pets is a suspect due to a past larceny on a separate occasion when the same person was pet sitting.  At one point during the trip the pet sitter brought company along with him to the residence.  The complainant reached out to the individual caretaking for the pets and the accompanying girlfriend.  They denied knowledge of the rings whereabouts.  This case is being investigated.

Wednesday, August 29th

6:07 PM- Officers were dispatched to Commonwealth Ave for a shoplifting incident.  Brookline Police Dispatch described the suspect as a white male wearing a red shirt, black pants, and a black bag, who left the store and headed toward Kenmore Square.  An officer spoke to the reporting party who stated he viewed the suspect enter the store around 6:00 PM, go straight to an aisle and place items into his backpack.  He confronted the suspect who then left the store and headed in the direction of Kenmore Square.  This case is under investigation.