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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 19th

11:05 AM- Officers were dispatched to Ivy Street for a report of a break and entering and larceny.  Officers spoke to a house keeper upon arrival.  She reported she entered the residence that day around 11:00 AM and noticed there were objects thrown around the house.  She told officers the owner of the home has been away.  As she walked through the house she noticed a broken window pane as well as damage to the basement door.  She called the police after observing this.  Officers on scene observed damage to several window screens located at the front of the house as well as the screened-in porch.  A broken window pane on the door that leads into the main house from the side porch was observed as well as an open basement window and damage to the door at the top of the basement stairs.  Several dresser drawers were found open and appeared to have been gone through.  Detectives determined that the burglar gained entry through the basement window after failing to gain entry through the porch.  The house keeper explained that she tends to the home once a week.  She noticed a flat screen TV was missing and a computer.  The owner of the home was contacted and informed of the break in and larceny.  This case is under investigation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18th


On Tuesday, September 18th three reports were filed on larcenies from the job site at Brookline Place that occurred throughout the past few days.  One worker explained to officers that welding lead was left at the construction site at 3:30 PM on 9/14/18.  When he returned to the site on 9/17/18 around 7:30 AM the welding lead was missing. Another worker reported he left the job site on 9/15/18 around 4:00 PM.  When he returned to the site on 9/17/18 around 7:00 AM he noticed two copper welding cables and four heavy cables with ground clamps were missing.  The last report detailed that a worker left the site on 9/17/18 around 3:00 PM.  When he returned on 9/18/18 around 7:00 AM he noticed items four copper welding cables were missing.  There were also items taken over the weekend.  This case is under investigation.

*9/16/18 (Dog Bite)
11:25 PM- Officers responded to a dog bite call on Beacon Street.  Upon arrival an officer met with the victim who was at the time receiving medical attention.  Officers viewed the victim to be bleeding from the mouth area with a large amount of blood on her shirt and face.  An officer spoke with the dog owner who reported she was sitting at a sidewalk table with a friend and her dog by her side on a leash.  She noticed two females exit an Uber ride and walk toward the building she was sitting in front of.  She stated suddenly, without asking for permission, the victim knelt over and grabbed the dog by the neck and ears with both hands and pushed her face towards the dogs face.  She says her dog was startled and bit the woman on the face.  The owner explained to the officer that her dog is a friendly rescue dog that she has had for 6 years with no previous incidents.  The friend who was sitting at the table at the time of the incident stated separately that the victim suddenly approached and knelt toward the dog and placed her face into the dogs face.  The dog then bit her.  An officer also spoke with the victim’s friend who stated she was walking behind the victim when the victim approached the dog.  She reports the victim leaned toward the dog and was bit.  Brookline Health Department was notified as well as Animal Control. 

An officer observed the dog to be calm and petted by a few people with no issues.  Based on the initial investigation and observations it is believed that the dog was provoked by the victim when she leaned toward the dog.  At this time there are no by-law violations.  The dog has been place on a 10 day quarantine.

*9/14/18 (Armed Robbery)
On September 14, 2018, at approximately 11:13pm, multiple Brookline Units responded to 400 Heath St (Pine Manor) for an armed robbery called in by a friend of the victim. Officers spoke with the victim, who is a student at 400 Heath St. The victim stated that he had been in the East Village parking lot speaking to a friend on his cell phone. He was approached by two black males from an unknown direction. Suspect #1 asked the victim if he had a minute to speak. The victim stated that he was on the phone and could not. Suspect #1 then pulled up his sweatshirt displaying a firearm. Suspect #1 then demanded the victim to hand over the cell phone which he did. Suspect #1 had the victim unlock the cell phone by entering the password. Suspect #1 told him to hand over anything else that the victim had, so he gave the suspect his Student ID. The victim then pulled his pants pockets out to show them that he did not have anything else. Suspect #1 then told the victim to turn around. When the victim turned around, he began running away toward the East Village common area. The victim heard a pop that he stated sounded like an air soft gun/BB gun going off. The victim was unsure which direction that the suspects fled. The victim stated that Suspect #1 had his right hand on the firearm while it was in his waistband throughout the incident. He did not observe Suspect #1 take the firearm out during the encounter. The firearm was described as a black semi-automatic pistol with a white slide. Suspect #1 was described as a skinny dark skinned black male in his 20s, approximately 6'4"-6'5" tall, with a goatee, wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, and exercise pants (unknown color).Suspect #2 was described as a skinny dark skinned black male in his 20s, around 6'2" tall, and possibly as gray or black hooded sweatshirt. Both males had the hoods pulled over their heads. The matter is under investigation.

Monday, September 17th

12:35 PM- An officer was dispatched to Monmouth Street for a report of graffiti on a rear fence.  Upon arrival the officer was met by the property owner who directed him to the rear fence.  Two areas of the fence were observed to be spray painted.  The property owner reported she observed it earlier in the day but believed that the graffiti was at least a week or more old.  One image was sprayed in black paint and the other in gold.  Other buildings in the area had graffiti as well as different colors and symbols.  This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sunday, September 16th

11:26 AM- Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a request for police following an assault and larceny at a store.  Upon arrival an officer spoke with the store manager who reported a black male left the store with 5 bags containing produce.  The suspect fled on a black bike with the bags on the handle bars and traveled up Vernon Street toward Park Street.  This information was radioed to dispatch and multiple units were dispatched to the area in an attempt to locate the suspect.  The reporting party also informed the officer that before the suspect left, he got into an altercation with an employee who witnessed the suspect placing items into his bag.  The officer spoke with the employee who relayed he was in an aisle when he observed the suspect placing items into a bag.  He began to follow the suspect down the aisle and stopped him outside.  The employee looked into the bags and asked the suspect if he has a receipt which the suspect told him no.  The employee attempted to hold the suspect for police by holding onto his bike, and in an attempt to get away the suspect struck the employee in the chest with a closed fist.  The employee then let go of the bike.  This case is being investigated.

Saturday, September 15th

A larceny of a bicycle was reported at the front desk of the police station on 9/15/18.  The reporting party reported at approximately 8:00 AM on 8/14/18 he locked his bike to a bike rack located at the crosswalk in front of a building on Harvard Street.  When he returned on 9/15/18 around 8:00 PM the bike was missing.  The reporting party stated he definitely locked the bike to the rack with his cable lock.  The bike is described as a men’s Jamis Allegro bicycle, 21 speed, with straight, short handlebars, locked with a cable lock.  This case is under investigation.

Friday, September 14th

1:20 AM- During a building check officers observed a smashed window on Lowell Road.  The damage was inflicted on school property.  The means of the window smashing are unknown.  No additional damage was found to the rest of the building.

9:10 PM- A report was made on an attempted breaking and entering.  Officers reported to Clark Road and met with the homeowner and the reporting party who was taking care of the family at the time of the incident.  The babysitter reported in the earlier evening she turned off all the lights inside and outside of the home and locked the doors.  At approximately 8:45 PM she heard someone attempting to open the rear door of the home.  She believed the home owner was returning home so she walked to the rear door and turned on the outside light.  She then observed a white male with facial hair wearing a black hooded sweatshirt look up at her and quickly turn and run through the backyard toward Sumner Road.  When the home owner arrived home shortly after the altercation, they called the police.  This case is being investigated.

Thursday, September 13th

2:05 PM- Officers responded to the station to speak with an individual regarding damage to his motor vehicle.  The reporting party relayed he parked his vehicle in his driveway on Jordan Road on the night of September 12th.  He observed damage to the right side mirror the following morning and went to the station shortly after to file a report.  An officer observed the right side mirror was smashed, but intact and only attached by the wire.  The front cover of the mirror was also missing.  The car owner was also a victim of a break, entering and larceny of the same motor vehicle in the past.  This case is under investigation.

3:15 PM- Officers were operating an unmarked police car when they observed a traffic offense.  They had stopped while traveling south on Washington St to make a left turn onto Holden Street.  At that time a pedestrian had walked in front of the vehicle crossing Washington St towards Holden St.  While waiting for both this pedestrian and oncoming traffic to pass, a white Honda that had been stopped two cars behind the officer in traffic suddenly crossed the yellow line.  The Honda went on to pass the car behind the unmarked police car as well as the police car, all while there was oncoming northbound traffic.  This caused the traffic to pull to the side of the road to allow the car to travel in their lane.  After the car passed the police car and the officers observed the traffic infractions, officers activated the vehicles blue lights and pulled the vehicle over at Washington St and Davis Ave.  An officer approached the driver. After questioning and discovering information in the system the driver was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and also cited for operating left of center line and improper passing.