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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at crimereports.com
Friday, September 20, 2019
At approximately 5:15 Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a roll over on LaGrange Street. Once on scene Officers spoke with the drivers and witnesses of the crash who all gave the similar accounts. Vehicle 1 was hit by vehicle 2 in the right side and caused the car to flip and roll over three times. No serious injuries were reported, and the driver of vehicle 2 was issued a citation for failure to yield at an intersection.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
At approximately 6:35 PM Officers were dispatched to School Street for a report of a past larceny. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who told police that they had moved in mid August and still had unpacked boxes left over from the move. In these boxes was a jewelry box containing expensive jewelry which was noticed missing by the reporting party. Police are investigating
Monday, September 9, 2019
At approximately 9:23 AM Officers responded to a report of a stolen bicycle on Beacon street. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who informed police that they had locked his bike up to a short pole at approximately 9:30 the night before. The next morning the reporting party returned to collect his bike and found it was missing. Officers are investigating.
September 7, 2019
At approximately 9:14 AM Officers responded to Sewall Avenue for a report of breaking and entering of a vehicle. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who told Police that at approximately 9 AM they entered their vehicle and noticed their belongings had been moved and that the panel for the fuse box on the divers side was off and laying on the floor. Officers are investigating.
September 8, 2019
While on patrol at the intersection of Marion street and Beacon Street, Officers observed a grey sedan failing to maintain lane and then going down the wrong direction of travel down Marion Street. After seeing this, a BPD Officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. After speaking to the driver police asked if the diver had anything to drink tonight to which they replied yes. Police then began field sobriety tests on the driver who failed all of the tests and was unsteady on his feet throughout the entire stop. Because of the failure to maintain lane, going down the wrong way on a road, and the failure of the sobriety tests the driver was placed under arrest and booked for DUI. When Officers attempted to cuff the suspect he began to resist and pull away from Officers attempting to cuff him. He was eventually cuffed after being taken to the ground and brought to the police station.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Pictures of the suspect from security cameras have been passed onto law enforcement.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
On July 29th at approximately 5:42 PM Officers were dispatched to Beacon street to respond to a report of a stolen bicycle. When on scene Officers spoke to the reporting party that informed BPD officers that he had locked his bike in the rack in front of his residence in the days prior but noticed it missing and reported it stolen to police.
The reporting party is working with management to get security camera footage and the case will be followed up on by the Detective Division.
July 30th, 2019
On July 30th, Officers responded to a report of a break-in in progress at Brookline High school. Custodians reported seeing a person climbing into the school through a window and yelled at the person to stay out. The person then took off running towards Cypress street. The person was eventually spotted by police after a description of the individual was sent out and he was stopped and eventually placed into handcuffs and taken back to the station.
The suspect is a juvenile who is known to BPD, and was released into the custody of their parents and subsequently summonsed to court.
At approximately 11:50 AM Brookline Police responded to a report of an altercation between two dogs at Buckminister Road. The reporting party stated that they were walking their dog past a friends house and saw someone sitting on the stoop of the house around a corner with only their feet visible. Thinking that it was the reporting party's friend, they approached the person and rounded the corner to discover an unknown person with their dog who sat down to take a rest. The two dogs then got into a scuffle and one was bitten by the other.
Both dogs were registered in Brookline and were up to date on their vaccinations, because of this and the fact that both owners decided it was just an accident, no citations were issued. However the dog that bit the other dog was subject to a mandatory 10 day precautionary quarantine.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
July 25, 2019
A Brookline resident came to the station to report a larceny from their vehicle that happened the day before. The reporting party left her vehicle parked on Kent street at approximately 8 AM. When they returned to their vehicle at 6 PM she discovered that a phone charger and coin purse were missing and items in the car were moved around.Detectives attempted to collect finger prints from the vehicle.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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July 14, 2019
At approximately 1:15 PM officers were working a detail at NETA dispensary and encountered 3 individuals near Boylston street that were illegally smoking marijuana that they just purchased at the dispensary.
After identifying the individuals and it was determined that two of the three had active warrants. Officers searched the individual and discovered several fake hundred dollar bills with Chinese writing on them.
In addition to their warrants, all three individuals received citations for public marijuana consumption.
July 15, 2019
At 10:17 AM officers responded to a call of a dog hit by a motorist at Brookline Avenue. Once on scene police spoke to the driver who informed police that he was driving northbound on Brookline Avenue when a small dog ran of the Brookline Avenue Park and under his vehicle while he was traveling. Officers interviewed the passengers of the vehicle who confirmed the story of the driver.
The dog was pronounced dead at the VCA Animal hospital. The driver was not found responsible for the accident based on reports from all individuals involved and no citations were issued.
At 8:00 PM Officers responded to a call of a bat inside of a residence. The animal was trapped by the reporting party and was turned over to police who submitted the animal for rabies testing. The individuals were included in the report for exposure to the animal.
At approximately 8:15 AM Brookline Police responded to a report of a man asleep with a bag on his head on the grass near the Longwood MBTA train stop. Once on scene officers checked on the health of the individual to make sure he did not need medical attention.
Officers identified the man and determined that he had multiple warrants out for his arrest. When he was being placed in handcuffs the suspect began to flee.
The foot chase continued to the Longwood Towers apartment complex where the suspect ran though the building and exited through the rear, and then jumped a fence into a backyard on Colchester Street. The foot chase continued in backyards to Hawes Road where the suspect jumped another fence and continued to flee from police. The chase proceeded to the Emerald Necklace pathway and the suspect made a turn towards the river and jumped in. The suspect then swam to an island in the center of the river and refused commands to return to shore.
A perimeter was set up by Brookline Police, assisted by Boston Police, Boston University Police and MA State Police.
Brookline fire was also contacted for assistance in the form of an inflatable boat used to reach the island where the suspect was found hiding from Police under a tree. He was then placed under arrest.
July 21, 2019
On July 21st at approximately 2:31 PM Brookline Police responded to a report of a dog bite on Wolcott Road.
The reporting party stated that he was a delivery man for Amazon and that while he was delivering a package outside of a residence, he was bitten by a small dog on the leg.
The reporting party denied medical attention from paramedics.
There was no evidence of malicious intent and the case was transferred to animal control and a follow up investigation will be conducted on the incident
The dog was up to date of all of its vaccinations and no citations were issued to the owner.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
At approximately 9:00 AM officers responded to a report of a dog bite on Dean RD. Once on scene, the reporting party informed officers that she was charged by a Chocolate Labrador at the park who jumped up on her as she held her own dog at chest level for its protection from the Labrador. The reporting party suffered scratches on her arm, and the dog was found responsible for the injuries.
The Labrador was up to date on all rabies vaccinations, but was still subjected to mandatory 10 day rabies quarantine and a citation was issued to the owner for the injury.
Thursday July 4, 2019
At approximately 2:40 AM while on patrol around the area of Cypress and Walnut Street, Brookline Police officers noticed a vehicle traveling at unsafe speeds. The patrolling officer ran the plates of the vehicle which indicated that the registered owner of the vehicle had a warrant out for his arrest and the also the registration of the vehicle was revoked.
A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the driver was informed of why he was pulled over. When the driver was asked for identification, He informed Officers that the vehicle belonged to his nephew, which was confirmed to be true by dispatch. When asked to identify himself, the suspect was unable to provide a drivers license or any form of identification to prove himself as the person he claimed to be. The suspect was then placed under arrest for operating a vehicle without a license. The vehicle and subject were searched incident to arrest. During the search of the vehicle and the subject, various forms of identification were discovered showing the suspect to have a different name than what he provided to police.
After running the suspect's true name, it was discovered he had a suspended drivers license, and multiple warrants out for his arrest in Stoughton.
Friday July 5, 2019
Plain clothes Brookline Police officers patrolling the Beacon Street area noticed a suspicious individual riding a blue rental bike around 6:00 PM. This individual stuck out to Police because he had a large bag bungee corded to the front of his rental bike, and rather than docking the bike in the appropriate station to avoid charges while not in use, he left it unattended outside of a store he entered. This led the officers to believe that he was not in legal possession of the bike and decided to follow him into the store to observe his actions further.
While in the store, officers observed the individual inspecting phone chargers and putting them back down, looking around to see if anyone was watching him. He was then seen placing one of the chargers in his pocket and walking around the store looking at more items, again inspecting them and then putting them back down.
At this point officers contacted the manager and informed him of their observations and asked how many phone chargers he had on display. The manager told police that there should be 36 phone chargers on display but only 35 were found. The individual then attempted to purchase a wrench from the store and pay with a Visa gift card, however the card was denied and the individual stated he had no cash and asked the cashier to return the wrench and attempted to leave the store.
Officers outside stopped the individual and asked for identification, to which he responded that he did not have any. Officers questioned him about the stolen phone charger which he initially denied stealing, but eventually admitted to taking. Officers then compared the charger found on the individual to the ones in the store confirming that it was indeed a stolen item. Upon further search of the individual two more stolen items were discovered: A flashlight and a knife.
The suspect was then placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting.
Monday July 8, 2019
At 6:50 AM police were dispatched to Russet Road for the report of a house fire. Officers were met on scene by Brookline Fire Department to attempt to extinguish the fire. The fire was large enough that assistance from out of town fire departments was required, The fire was started a candle that was left unattended and spread to a nearby cabinet and resulted in heavy structure damage from the fire and smoke, No injuries were reported.
Tuesday July 9, 2019
At 1:44 AM while conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Washington and Boylston street officers noticed a vehicle stopped at the traffic signal. When the traffic signal turned green the vehicle did not move and remained stopped for two full cycles. After observing this the responding officer positioned his patrol car behind the suspect vehicle and maneuvered around the stopped vehicle to get a look at the driver.
The responding officer noticed the driver who appeared to be slumped forward and could not see his hands on the wheel, fearing for the safety of the driver the responding officer approached the driver side door and knocked loudly on the window to attempt to wake the suspect. No response was given by the suspect and he remained slumped forward. Fearing for the safety of the suspect the driver side door was opened and the officer placed the vehicle in park, because it remained in drive stopped only by the suspect’s foot being on the break. A second attempt to wake the suspect by shaking him by his shoulders was unsuccessful; the responding officer then checked the breathing and eyes of the suspect and observed his pupils to be constricted and his breathing to be labored.
Officers then requested an Ambulance and Brookline fire to assist him for fear of a possible drug overdose due to a strong odor of marijuana was detected. A sternum rub was attempted as a third try to get a response from the unconscious suspect, which was semi successful with the suspects
facial expression changing but remaining asleep, this was done a second time and finally the suspect woke up and his pupils returned to normal dilatation.
After a brief investigation the driver was placed under arrest and a search of his vehicle was conducted. During this search a bag of marijuana and large amounts of residue was discovered alongside a variety of smoking paraphernalia and burnt ash. A large illegal “brass” knuckled knife was discovered close by the driver seat and additional dangerous weapon charges were placed on the suspect.
At Approximately 3:30 AM officers were dispatched to Orchard Road for the report of suspicious activity. Once on scene the reporting party met officers and informed them of the situation. The reporting party was in their room on the second floor watching TV, when they heard someone knocking on their back door. Waking a family member they investigated the back door and noticed an unknown individual run and hide behind a shed in their backyard. They then closed and locked the door and dialed 911.
While on scene with the police, the residents informed police of a potential suspect who has an active no trespassing order on the property, however police were unable to locate the unknown individual and the homeowners never got a look at the person and were unable to confirm their suspicions, but believe it to be the individual due to prior history.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
8:20 PM a man came into the station to report a dog bite. The reporting party stated that at 8:10 PM he was walking in front of the Brookline Public Library on Washington Street when he passed a couple walking their dog. Suddenly the dog jumped up and bit his arm breaking the skin. The dog was described as a white standard size poodle. The owners stated that the dog was up to date on all its vaccines and provided the license number. The man was offered and refused medical attention.