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Thursday, January 3, 2019

12-18-18 thru 1-02-19


12-18-2018 a dog biting incident that occurred at approximately 0900 hours, at the Brookline Ave Park.  was reported. After an investigation was conducted,  both dog owners were cited. Both animals were licensed with the Town and up to date on their rabies shots.

On 12-19-2018 several items were reported stolen from an address on Kent St. The reporting party found a package next to his house, addressed to him that had been torn open. This case is under investigation.

On 12-19-2018 A resident of Monmouth St reported that their house had been broken into. They returned home and found that several of their drawers had been opened and shuffled through, several Christmas presents that had been wrapped were opened, and several things were out of place.  The presents had been opened but none were taken. No items were reported taken and there were no signs of forced entry. A report has been filed.

On December 20th, 2018 officers were  dispatched to the Brookline Police Station to take a report for an earlier accident which occurred on December 19th, 2018 at approximately 3 PM. The accident occurred at the intersection of Carlton Street and Monmouth Street. No injuries reported and very minor damage was reported.

On 12-20-2018 Officers responded to a business on Harvard St on reports of a stolen wallet. The victim believes the wallet was stolen from his jacket pocket when he went to the counter to add cream to his beverage. A request for the surveillance footage has been made. A report has been filed.

On Thursday 12/20/18 at approximately 741pm Officers were dispatched  to an address on Bowker St for a report of a past breaking and entering.  The victim reports arriving  home to find that the house had been broken into.  Several drawers inside the  apartment had been opened and shuffled through, and several things were out of place.  After noticing an envelope of cash, missing from the desk drawer in his living room the victim  called 911.  Arriving Officers found a window on the first floor back deck door had been broken with a rock, which was left on the deck.  And the first floor back bathroom window had been broken with a brick, which was left on the bathroom floor.  The window is directly above the basement bulkhead door and easily accessible from outside. Another apartment in the building also was reported to be broken into with items taken. A report has been filed, and neighbors surveillance footage has been requested.

On 12/21/2018 at approximately 1139 hours  Officers were dispatched to a business on  Beacon St for a report of a past larceny. The victim reports that while working her shift yesterday on 12/20/2018, someone had taken her wallet out of her bag. Surveillance footage has been requested and a report has been filed.

On Friday 12/21/18 at approximately 712pm Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Essex St and Dummer St for a report of a bicyclist hit by a car. The weather this evening was steady rain and 50 degrees.  The bicyclist  was not wearing a helmet or any reflective safety gear and went thru the stop sign at the intersection of Essex St and Dummer St where he was struck by the gray Nissan Sentra. NO serious injuries reported but the bicyclist did go to the hospital to be checked out.  

On 12/22/2018 at approximately 0120 hr, Officers responded to an address on Hammond Pond  PKWY to take a report for malicious damage to property. The victim reports that he was playing video games and he was startled by the sound of breaking glass. He went to his front window, lifted the shade and noticed that his front window had been smashed by a rock. The victim could see a gray sedan exiting the parking lot of his apartment building and making a right turn onto Hammond Pond Parkway. A search of the area was conducted for a possible suspects with negative results. A report was filed.

On 23 December 2018 at approximately 0926hrs Officers were dispatched to an address on Green St for a report of malicious damage. The victim reports parking his car, and upon returning to it found  three key marks along the front passenger side and passenger side door. The marks were approximately 5-6 inches in length. Surveillance footage from the area has been requested. A report has been filed.

On Monday, December 24, 2018 at approximately 1030hrs Officers responded to an address on Beacon St. on a report that someone’s tires had been slashed.  Upon arrival Officers found  a green Kia Soul , had severe damage to the right side front and rear tires, and both tires were flat and appeared to have been blown out by a forceful impact. Brookline detectives responded to the scene to process the vehicle.  They were able to photograph the damage to the tires and bumper. This case is under investigation.

On 12/25/2018, Officers responded to an address on Winthrop Ave for a report of a fire. Brookline Fire responded with units Engine 1, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 5, Engine 6, Ladder 1, Ladder 2. Fire units entered the apartment building to assess the scene. Roughly 15 minutes after the Fire Department entered, they declared it safe for the residents to enter back into their apartments. The fire charred some of the wall immediately to the right of the stove and the pot that was burned in the fire was also burned. No other major property damage was reported. And no injuries reported.

On 12/28/18 at approximately 20:35 hrs. Officers responded to the area of  Lowell Rd. and Greenough St. for a report of a street sign that had been taken out of the ground.  A passerby had observed the sign laying in the street and had placed it on the sidewalk. The D.P.W. was on scene and showed me the sign as well as an another sign that had been taken out.  The signs are parking signs that are approximately 12' in height.  They are placed in the ground approximately two feet down but not secured by any means and are easily taken out in the soft soil.

On 12/29/18 at approximately 1300 hours Officers responded to an address on  Beacon St. for a graffiti complaint.  the building concierge who reported that there was graffiti on the regent circle side of the building.. The graffiti was written on the lowest part of the building in a corner in red marker and it said, " SSA: A Diabolical, Abominable, International, Cold-Hearted, MASS MURDERER. A second incident of the same  graffiti was reported on 12-31-2018 at 0725 the  Lincoln School. The flag pole in the center of the traffic circle had been tagged sometime over the weekend.  This case is under investigation.

On 1/2/2019 Officers responded to an address on Harvard Street for found property. The reporting party who is an employee there stated about two weeks ago an item  was left at one of their cashier checkouts.  No one had claimed ownership.  The item has been placed into evidence for safe keeping.