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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26th

3:09 PM- Officers observed a young man earlier during the day known to them from previous interactions earlier in the day.  He was asked to leave the library after he was found asleep in the building earlier.  He cursed at the librarian and refused to leave.  Officers responded to the report and found the individual sitting at a computer on his cellphone talking loudly and being disruptive.  He was escorted out of the library sent on his way.  Half an hour later Brookline Police received a call about two people passed out on the lawn of the library.  One of the individuals was the same subject from the disruption earlier.  They were woken up and asked if they needed medical attention in which they both declined.  They were sent on their way.  An officer observed the same male enter a liquor store on Cypress St.  The officer contacted the employee working at the store and asked him to keep an eye on the individual who had just entered, as he did not have any money in his possession.  He was observed by the officer placing a bottle in his back pocket.  The store employee confirmed that the individual had not paid for anything prior to leaving the store.  The officer approached him and asked about the bottle.  The suspect denied having a bottle and offered a search of his person.  The officer then observed a plastic bottle of red wine in the gutter where the suspect was walking just prior to stopping him.  The officer recognized the bottle from when he observed the suspect placing it into his pocket.  The bottle was returned to the store and the suspect was placed under arrest. 

6:00 PM- An officer was dispatched to Babcock Street for a report of a larceny.  The reporting party stated a few days prior that he ordered a few items.  He received a confirmation email for these items at 2:00 PM on 9/26/18 that some of the items ordered had been mailed to his address.  When he returned home he noticed a box turned upside down.  The package was addressed to him.  He found that the package was cut open but contained one item.  He was unable to locate the second package that would have contained his other order.  This case is under investigation.  

7:22 PM- A report for a check on well-being was conducted in the area of Heath St and Glenland Rd.  Brookline Police Dispatch received a call that a vehicle was off to the side of the road with two occupants, both passed out.  When an officer arrived on scene both occupants were observed to be sitting up in the car and Brookline Fire Department personnel was tending to them.  Upon speaking with the caller, police were informed that the car was parked at an odd angle and partially blocking the roadway.  He observed the operator outside of the vehicle on the ground and the male passenger passed out in the passenger seat.  The operator then returned to the driver’s seat in the still running vehicle.  The witness removed the key from the ignition for safety.  An officer then spoke with the operator.  She had no idea where she came from or how she got to the location.  She stated she had been driving aimlessly and that she was “too messed up to drive” and decided to pull over.  She stated she was trying to do the right thing.  She notified the officer she was prescribed Ativan and likely ingested too much.  She was observed to have glossy eyes and be unsteady on her feet.  She was unable to concentrate and focus on the questions asked.  She stated the passenger was supposed to be the designated driver but he was messed up as well.  He was observed by officers to be asleep and snoring in the passenger seat.  He had been previously awake when speaking to medical personnel.  His name was searched in the system and a warrant was found.  The operator requested medical attention and left the scene with medical personnel and transit.  Her name was searched in the system and it was found that her license was suspended.  She was summonsed to court for operating a vehicle with a suspended license and operating under the influence of drugs. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25th

8:20 AM- An officer was dispatched to Monmouth St for a larceny report.  The reporting party notified an officer that on 9/25/18 around 9:00 PM he locked two red giant men’s mountain bikes to the front of his stairs.  When he exited his house the following morning around 6:00 AM he noticed both bikes were gone.  A bike that does not belong to him was left behind.  The bike was obtained by Brookline Police as evidence.  This case is being investigated.

8:30 AM- A larceny report was made at a job site located at Brookline Place.  The complainant reported he left the job site on 9/24/18 around 3:00 PM.  When he returned the next morning around 7:00 AM he noticed heavy copper welding cable was missing.  Detectives are investigating this case.

10:28 AM- Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of a shoplifting incident that took place on 9/23/18.  The store manager informed officers that on the morning of 9/25/18 while conducting an inventory check on merchandise in the store he noticed items were missing off of a rack and had not been sold.  He inspected video footage from the store and noticed on  9/23/18 at 10:40 AM an unknown white male, mid 20s, 5’6” tall, skinny build, wearing blue jeans, black shirt with a white colored design on the front, with a black baseball hat.  The suspect had walked into the store and appeared to be walking the aisles of the store “looking interested” as to the location of the store employees.  The store manager then viewed the same subject also carrying a blue colored shoulder canvas bag walk over to the aisle where the electric hair clippers are on display, quickly take two different brands of them and concealed them in the shoulder bag.  The reporting party also informed the officer that about 10 days prior to this incident there was a male party matching the same description in the store who attempted to return items without a receipt.  The subject became agitated when the employee told him he could not return items without a receipt.  The police were called but the individual left prior to police arrival and he was unable to be located.  This case is under investigation.

6:00 PM- Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of a shoplifting incident.  Brookline Police Dispatch gave officers a description of a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a gray hat, as well as a black female wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt.  They were both described to be between age 20 and 30.  The shoplifting was said to be in progress as the call came through.  Officers were asked to wait outside the store.  The loss prevention officer was waiting for the suspects to attempt to leave the store before approaching them.  An officer observed the loss prevention officer approach two suspects matching the description given by dispatch while just inside the exit doors.  The loss prevention officer working at the store reported that the female suspect she stopped was the female she observed taking items from various shelves and putting them in her hand bag.  She did not observe the male take any items and conceal them.  She reported he entered the store moments after the female and stayed by her side as she took items from the shelves.  The employee asked the suspect if she could look in her bag for items that were unpaid for and the suspect complied.  The employee recovered numerous items with price tags still attached to the items.  An officer read the suspect her Miranda Warnings and asked if she had taken items and put them in her bag in which she responded yes.  The male suspect was searched for store items after being asked.  He had none.  They were both advised they would be summonsed to court for the shoplifting incident. 

8:50 PM- A report of a break, entering and larceny was made on Cary Road.  The reporting party, the son reported he left the house around 3:50 PM.  The father arrived home around 8:30 PM to find the rear sliding door slightly open.  Inside he noticed some items on the first floor were moved/ disturbed.  After looking more closely he noticed items were missing.  Officers observed pry marks on the wood frame around the locking mechanism.  The son noticed items missing from his bedroom as well.  This case is under investigation

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday, September 24th

10:30 AM- An officer was dispatched to the Billy Ward Playground on Brook St for a reported larceny.  The reporting party states she was at the top of the park located near Aspinwall Ave around 10:20 AM.  She left her bag unattended when she walked down to the other side of the park.  She was away from the bag for less than two minutes and when she returned she noticed the bag was gone.  This case is under investigation

6:16 PM- A larceny report was made on Beacon Street.  Upon arrival an officer spoke with the complainant who reported at approximately 12:40 PM a package was delivered to her home.  The package had a tracking number.  When she returned to her home in multi-unit building around 7:00 PM she was unable to locate the package.  This case is being investigated. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 23rd

1:37 AM- Officers responded to Winthrop Road for a break and entering.  Officers on scene met with the homeowners who informed Police that they left home around 10:00 AM on 9/22/18 and returned around 1:10 AM on 9/23/18.  They reported closing and locking windows.  The window screens were said to be in place before departure and all exterior doors were secured.  The home alarm system was not armed for pet purposes.  When they returned home they discovered the master bedroom had been ransacked and the shade in one of the upstairs bedrooms had been drawn.  Officers determined that it appeared that the suspect initially attempted entry through the rear sliding door but it was secured by a piece of wood.  The suspect then climbed atop a gas grill on the rear deck and scaled a low hanging part of the roof whereupon it appears the suspect cut a hole in the screen of a bedroom window at the rear of the home and a small pry tool mark was observed where he unsuccessfully attempted to pry a bedroom window open.  The suspect then appears to have successfully gained entry through another bedroom window where the screen and window were pried, breaking the lock off the wood window.  It appears the suspect attempted entry into several rooms and stole a family heirloom. Two other breaks were reported in the same area on that day.  This case is being investigated.

11:15 AM- Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for a stolen bicycle report.  The reporting party stated she locked her bike outside her apartment building on Beacon Street around 12:00 PM on 9/22/18.  Around 5:00 PM the same day her bike was still locked up outside the building.  On 9/23/18 around 8:00 AM her roommate alerted her that her bike lock had been cut and the bike was missing.  Her bike helmet was also taken.  The bike is described as a baby blue and black Scott Aspect Mountain Bike.  The bike has a sticker on the frame that reads “The Red Bicycle”.  The bike has a white paint stain on the frame.  It also has clip in pedals.  This case is under investigation.

Saturday, September 22nd

5:07 AM- A graffiti complaint was made.  The complainant stated upon coming into work on the morning of 9/22/18 around 4:30 AM he observed two new graffiti markings on the left side of the building.  The same tag was located on a nearby dumpster in the back lot which belonged to another company.  This case is being investigated.

11:15 AM- A report was made on Fuller Street for a break, entering and larceny.  The reporting party stated she had left her wallet in her boyfriend’s car.  She last saw her wallet on Friday 9/21/18 around 11:00 AM inside of the car.  She was notified by police that her wallet was found. This case is under investigation

5:50 PM- A report was completed at the station for a stolen wallet.  The complainant told an officer she was shopping on Beacon Street from approximately 2:40 PM to 2:50 PM.  When she went to the register to pay for her items she noticed her wallet was missing.  She stated while she was shopping, her wallet was in her purse which was open at the top and the wallet was visible.  This case is under investigation.

8:46 PM- Officers were dispatched to Washington Street for a report of an attempted break and entering.  The reporting party reported leaving members of her family home while she ran an errand.  The members, listening to music in the kitchen heard their dog barking uncontrollably.  An officer then spoke to an individual present during the incident who stated she was in the kitchen with her sister listening to music when the dog started to bark toward the rear of the house.  A bedroom was in the rear of the house which was unoccupied at the time.  The daughter who occupies the room checked the room and noticed her bedroom window screen was up and her laundry basket was pushed away from the window.  This case is being investigated.

11:07 PM-   A break, entering and larceny report was made on Royal Road.  Upon arrival an officer met two residents who were on FaceTime with the homeowner.  The two residents stated they left the home around 8:00 PM and turned off all the lights.  They reported having had locked all the doors with the exception of the rear basement door.  When they arrived home at approximately 10:45 PM they noticed the door in the foyer to the basement was opened.  As they walked through the home they noticed two laptops were missing, a laptop charger and a phone charger.  When they went upstairs they noticed several drawers in a bedroom opened and rummaged though.  A woman’s watch was missing.  The linen closet was open and the other bedroom had several drawers open and rummaged through.  Items were on the floor near the closet.  This case is under investigation.

Friday, September 21st

11:05 AM- A report of a shoplifting incident was made at a store on Harvard Street.  An officer was made aware by a store employee while patrolling that around 10:47 AM an unknown white male wearing a dark blue t-shirt, gray shorts, gray sneakers, with a Boston Red Sox shoulder bag entered the store from the Harvard Street side and made his way over to the merchandise table.  The contents of the table were women’s t-shirts.  The employee reported she then saw the man quickly start making his way towards the rear entrance of the store with what appeared to be a white GAP brand t-shirt with tags still on it.  He exited the store around 10:50 AM to the Centre St lot and left in an unknown direction.  Officers canvassed the area with nothing showing.  Surveillance footage confirms the employees reported information.  This case is under investigation.

11:40 AM- Officers were dispatched to Station Street for a larceny report.  The complainant stated on 9/20/18 around 1:00 PM she was alone when she went out back to place a bag of trash into the dumpster.  She stated that the front and back doors were left unlocked and that the company is open to the public.   There were no customers inside the studio at the time she left to take the trash out.  When she returned several minutes later she observed that someone had gone through her purse and taken her wallet.  This case is being investigated.

1:27 PM- Officers were dispatched to Summit Ave for a report of a larceny of a moped.  The reporting party stated the prior evening on 9/20/18 around 4:00 PM he remembers seeing his scooter, a black Genuine Roughouse, chained to a basketball hoop stand in their driveway.  When he woke up on the morning of 9/21/18 around 7:00 AM the scooter was gone.  The chain was found still locked and attached to the basketball hoop stand.  The lock had been attached to the front wheel of the scooter.  This case is under investigation.

Thursday, September 20th

11:15 AM- A report of a break, entering and larceny of a motor vehicle was made on 9/20/18.  The incident occurred on Harvard Ave.  An officer spoke with the reporting party who relayed that early in the morning on 9/17/18 at 5:22 AM his car was broken into and a laptop was stolen from the backseat.  He reported that his vehicle was left unlocked and the brand new laptop was still inside the box.  This case is under investigation.

11:30 AM- Officers were dispatched to Francis Street for a report of a stolen motor vehicle.  The reporting party reported his 2007 Gray Toyota Sienna Van stolen from his two car driveway.  He last saw his vehicle on 9/19/18 around 9:00 PM and noticed it missing on 9/20/18 around 6:30 AM.  He reported all the doors of the vehicle had been locked.  Family members who live with him are the only individuals with key access to the vehicle.  This case is being investigated.