Shortly after 6 AM this morning Boston Police informed us they found a Menorah in West Roxbury at Church Street and Weld St. The Menorah is described as being about 6 feet tall and over three hundred pounds. The Boston officer had already determined it had been taken from Temple Emeth in Brookline, a short distance from the location it was found. The Menorah was taken back to the Temple. It appears the statue might have been targeted by scrap metal thieves, due to its size, however we have not eliminated the possibility of this being considered a hate crime. The matter is under investigation.
1:54AM- Officers observed graffiti on the exterior brick wall of the small gym at Driscoll School. The graffiti appeared to be a tree with a smiley face and “fish” spray painted in white on the Westbourne Terrace side of the school. This case is being investigated.
9:05AM- A larceny report was taken on Abbotsford Road. The complainant reported viewing a male carrying a bike frame without the front wheel. He approached an apartment on Abbotsford Road, went on the porch and took the front wheel off a black and red Schwinn Midmoor bicycle. The bicycle was secured to the front porch with a bike lock. Officers spoke to the homeowner who stated he had last seen the front wheel attached to the bike at 7:00AM. This case is under investigation.
10:18AM- Officers were dispatched to Sears Road for a report of annoying text messages. The reporting party reported her son, had been receiving personal messages to “meet up for fun” and other similar invitations along with links to suggestive photos. She contacted her phone providers and phone manufacturer who told her to block and delete the messages. This case is being investigated.
12:42PM- Brookline Police received a report of graffiti on the Clinton Path Tunnel. Upon arrival an officer observed several tags made with white spray paint. The reporting party believes the incident occurred between 11/21 and 11/28. This case is under investigation.