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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

Thursday, July 11, 2019

July 10th

July 10, 2019

Officers responded to a report of a dog bite at a park on Brookline Avenue at approximately 12:50 PM where a town employee was using a weed whacker on the field when he was charged by two Labrador and was bitten by one of the dogs on his left leg. He then proceeded to run from the dogs through the bushes, resulting in minor scratches on his arms in addition to the bite on his leg.

The victim declined medical attention from paramedics.

 The dog was up to date on all of its rabies vaccinations but was still placed into a 10 day mandatory quarantine period conducted by the Brookline Health Department, and the owner was issued a citation for the attack.
                                                                                                                                                                

At approximately 4:16 PM while on patrol around Beacon Street, officers recognized a suspect they knew to have an active warrant out of Waltham District Court for his arrest.

 Officers contacted dispatch to confirm their suspicions about the active warrant, and after confirming the suspect was wanted, they placed him under arrest without incident.







Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July 3rd to July 9th

Wednesday July 3, 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




Tuesday July 2, 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.


Monday July 1, 2019

11:05 PM officers were dispatched to a residence on Clinton Road. A third party had called expressing concern about their friend who was visiting there. As officers and EMS arrived on scene officers spotted several plants believed to be marijuana in the back yard. Other responding officers stopped a vehicle a short distance from the scene with the party in question and the driver who was identified as the resident of the Clinton road home. EMS evaluated the passenger and she was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a medical condition. As a result of the on scene interactions the driver was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, not being properly licensed and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Back at the residence, after locating 16 plants outside, a search warrant was issued on July 2nd and executed. Officers removed several bags of marijuana, a rifle, a handgun and more marijuana products. The investigation is ongoing and charges have yet to be filed.


9:50 AM A person came to the front desk to report larceny of automobile parts. The reporting party stated that he parked his vehicle in his driveway on Allerton Street on July 1 at 1 AM. When he returned to the vehicle at 8:45 AM later that day he noticed the front left lower light panel of his vehicle was removed and missing. He observed no other damage to his vehicle. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019



Sunday June 30th, 2019

At approximately 1:31 AM Officers were dispatched to Alton Place for the report of smoke coming from the second and third floor. Upon arrival Officers discovered a piece of furniture was on fire on the second floor front porch. Firefighters from Brookline Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguish the fire. It was determine that improper disposal of a cigarette in a trash can started a fire and spread to a small wooden cabinet.



Saturday June 29, 2019

At 5:50 AM Officers were dispatched to Worthington Road for a report of a past breaking and entering to a residence. The homeowner stated that sometime overnight someone had broken in and stole a watch and wallet from his bedroom while he was sleeping. It was determine that entry was made through a basement door that was left unlocked. The suspect gained further entry into the home by breaking a panel to a door which lead to the kitchen and the rest of the living space. It appears drawers in the dining room and bedroom were rummaged through however the homeowner was unsure if anything else was stolen. Police are investigating.

A person came to the police station to report unauthorized use of her mother’s credit cards. The reporting party stated recently her mother’s credit cards were stolen from her residence. She began to notice charges on the account that she or her mother did not make. She was advised to cancel the cards and contact her mother’s financial institutions.  

At approximately 6:50 PM, a detective was on routine patrol when he observed a known shoplifting suspect walk into a business Beacon Street. The detective circled the block and observed the male running from the area of the business looking over his shoulder and now carrying a plastic bag which appeared to be full of items. The detective believing that a larceny has just occurred began to follow the man. The detective advised dispatch of his observations, who reported to him that they had just received a report of shoplifting from the business, and relayed a description of the suspect which fit the male the detective was following. Officers stopped the male a short time later, who admitted to stealing 23 tubes of tooth paste. The suspect was also in possession of three stolen credit cards and had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. The suspect was arrested and charged with the above offenses.

At 9:00 PM Officers were dispatched to a home of Clark Road for a residential alarm. Upon arrival Officers checked the area and discovered a basement window and door that appeared to be tampered with. After checking with the homeowner it was determined that entry was not gained to the home and nothing was missing. Police are investigating the suspicious activity.  

At 10:55 PM Officers were dispatched to Elba Street for the report of a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle that had just occurred. Upon arrival the reporting party stated that she was actively unloading items from her car and left one of the doors unlocked. When she returned to the car to make another trip she noticed a man standing in the rear of her car reaching into the front seat removing items. At first she thought it was a family member but then realized that it was not. The man exited her car holding several of her items including a suitcase. The reporting party attempted to grab the suitcase from the man. A brief struggle for the suitcase ensued and the man let go of it and ran away. The reporting party then called the police. Police canvassed the area looking for the man who is described as a light skinned black male, approximately 5'8", in his 30s, wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. Police were unable to locate the suspect, but did discover two other vehicles that appeared to be broken into.


Friday June 28, 2019 

A person came to the police station to report a past larceny of his bicycle. He stated that sometime between Tuesday June 18th and Friday June 21st the bike was taken from his backyard on Marion Terrace. He stated the bike was locked with a U-bolt lock. The bike is described as Vilano Rampage fixed Gear single speed men's bike, black in color with red rims. Police are investigating.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Thursday, June 27th

10:21AM: Police were dispatched to a care facility on Babcock Street for a report of an assault and battery. The reporting party was threatened and struck by a man. Officers noticed red marks on the reporting party’s neck. The suspect was arrested for threats to commit a crime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on an elderly person.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wednesday, June 26th

5:00AM: Police were dispatched to area Summit Avenue for multiple reports of breaking and entering of motor vehicles. Further investigations showed most of the vehicles were left unsecured. Multiple vehicles had been entered and various items were stolen including loose change. Glove compartments and center consoles were targeted. Many reporting parties found their personal items rummaged through and strewn about the car. This incident occurred sometime between 7:30PM on June 25th and 5AM on June 26th. If you have any information regarding these breaks please report it to 617-730-2222.

12:38PM: Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of past shoplifting. The Loss Prevention Employee stated that a man has been shoplifting from the business for the past several months. The reporting party showed police surveillance footage from December 2018 and February 2019 of the man stealing men’s watches. An arrest warrant has been requested for larceny over $1,200.

2:40PM: Police were dispatched to a residence on Boylston Street for a report of a package theft. The reporting party explained that she got an email confirming the delivery of a package at 11AM. When she arrived home at 1PM, there was no package in her vestibule. Police are investigating.

2:49PM: Officers were dispatched to Saint Paul Street for a report of a missing package. The reporting party stated that he purchased an Asus “Chromebook Flip” laptop on April 24th, 2019. The item was supposed to be delivered on April 27th but the reporting party never saw it. The reporting party left town to travel and hoped the package would arrive while he was gone. This incident occurred sometime between April 27th, 2019 and May 13th, 2019. This case is under investigation.

10:34PM: A citizen came to the police station to report malicious damage to his vehicle. The reporting party parked his vehicle at 7AM this morning on Washington Street. At 10AM he noticed several scratch/key marks near his trunk area. Upon close look, the scratch marks resembled a swastika symbol. This case is being investigated.

11:49PM: Police responded to the Pierce School Playground for a report of found property. Upon arrival, the officer found an open black violin case with a Rayburn violin inside. The case and violin were on the ground near the side of the building. The violin is missing its bridge and has only one string remaining. The item has been placed into evidence for safe keeping.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 25th

2:47AM: Officers were dispatched to Kent Street for a report of a suspicious person. The reporting party witnessed a man trying to gain entry into multiple vehicles. Police were able to locate the suspect. Through a “Show Up ID,” the reporting party was able to confirm the identity of the subject. The man was arrested for trespassing and attempted breaking and entering.

5:54AM: Police responded to a radio call for an attempted breaking and entering on Park Street. The reporting party explained that he woke up around 5AM to the sound of his dog barking in the kitchen. This was odd for his dog so he took it out for a walk. When he returned at 5AM he noticed the window was half way up and a small potted plant was in the parking lot behind his house. The reporting party believes someone was attempting to break in when his dog scared them away. Police are investigating this case.

1:43PM: A citizen turned in found property to an officer near the Saint Mary’s T Stop. The reporting party found a set of keys hooked onto the fence. The key ring has a silver and white cat charm on it. Police have secured this item in a locker for safe keeping.

4:56PM: Officers were dispatched to a residence on Harvard Place for a possible attempted breaking and entering. The reporting party was awoken by a noise outside his apartment at approximately 5:30AM. He went to the bathroom and did not notice anything out of the ordinary. At 7:30AM, when he was leaving for work he noticed his window screen missing. He later found it leaning up against the side of the house. Nothing of value appears to have been taken from the home. This case is under investigation. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Monday, June 24th

9:47AM: Police were dispatched to Griggs Road for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party explained that sometime between 6PM on Sunday, June 23rd, and 10AM on Monday, June 24th someone flattened the tires in both of her vehicles. Officers inspected the vehicles and noticed two flat tires on the first vehicle, and three flat tires on the second vehicle. The reporting party did not know of anyone who had reason to target her property. Police are investigating.

7:10PM: Officers responded to Beacon Street for a report of stolen bicycle wheels. The reporting party explained that he parked his Fuji Absolute bicycle to the bike stand in front of a restaurant at approximately 6:10PM. When he returned at 7PM, the bicycle frame was still locked to the stand but both wheels were missing. This case is being investigated.

Sunday, June 23rd

11:45AM: Officers were dispatched to Rawson Road for found property. The reporting party was riding a bicycle near Elliot Playground when he located a car key on the ground. He found the Volvo key fob near the path to the Penniman Road extension. Officers attempted to locate the vehicle but were unsuccessful. The car keys are secured in a locker at the police department until someone claims them.

Saturday, June 22nd

10:38AM: Officers were dispatched to a CafĂ© on Station Street for a report of animal disturbance. The reporting party was eating outside with her dog when it began to bark aggressively at another dog passing the table. The two dogs then got into a physical confrontation. The reporting party’s dog had a small laceration on his left ear. Both dogs are registered with the town and updated on their rabies vaccination.

1:37PM: Police responded to a residence on White Place for a report of a package theft. Upon arrival, the reporting party explained that she received an email on June 12th that her package had been delivered. When she arrived home later that day she did not see the package. This case is under investigation. 

5:54PM: A citizen came to the station to report a bike larceny. The reporting party stated that at 10AM he secured his bike in the rear of his employment on Station Street. He did not notice the bike was missing until 4:30PM. The bicycle is described as a blue Nishiki Colorado men’s bike but with upgraded components to make it a Shimano Decore XT. This is being investigated. 

7:14PM: Officers were dispatched to a residence on Parkway Road for past package thefts. The reporting party had three packages stolen since Thursday, June 20th. The first two packages were delivered on Thursday, June 20th, while the third one was delivered on Friday, June 21st. Police are investigating this case. 

7:17PM: Police responded to Glenland Road for a report of an animal bite. The reporting party stated that she was walking her dog on Heath Street when a small white dog appeared from a backyard. The white dog ran over to the reporting party’s dog and a confrontation ensued. After the incident, the reporting party noticed a small bite mark on her dog’s face. Both animals have their rabies vaccination. 

Friday, June 21st

4:10PM: Officers responded to Marion Street for a report of a past bike larceny. The reporting party parked her bicycle on Friday, June 7th, in a parking garage. She used a U-lock to lock her 2012 black “Specialized” Roubaix bicycle. When she returned on June 21st at 4:30PM, both the bicycle and the U-lock were missing. This case is being investigated. 

4:20PM: Police were dispatched to an apartment building on Auburn Court for a report of breaking and entering and larceny from a residence. The reporting party explained that the family left the home at approximately 9AM. When they returned at 3:30PM, they found the home to be in disarray. The doors were secured when they left the home this morning. Jewelry and several electronic appliances were taken from the home during the break in. Police are investigating this case. 

Thursday, June 20th

12:58AM: A citizen came to the Police Station to report an animal bite. The reporting party was sitting on a bench outside the Brookline Public Library when he felt a sharp pain in his right foot’s middle toe. He turned his flashlight on and noticed he was bleeding from a puncture wound. He stood up and attempted to locate the animal that possibly bit him but he could not find it. The officer on duty recommended that the man go to the hospital for his injuries. The reporting party was treated by EMS but refused transport to the hospital.

3:42PM: Police responded to a business on Commonwealth for a report of past shoplifting. The Loss Prevention Employee explained that a man has been shoplifting recently. Surveillance cameras show a heavy set white male with a dark beard and mustache entering the store on June 18th. The footage shows the suspect placing a small item into a brown paper bag before exiting the store without paying. The item stolen is a gold Samsung Galaxy men’s Smart Watch valued at $200. Police are investigating.

9:10PM: Officers were dispatched to Commonwealth for a report of shoplifting. The Loss Prevention employee was reviewing surveillance tapes when he noticed a man enter the store at 10:01AM and leave at 10:02AM. Footage from the cameras show the man steal two charcoal colored Ionic Smart Watches. Surveillance shows the suspect leave in a gray or silver sedan. This case is under investigation.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tuesday, June 18th

1:03PM: A woman contacted Brookline Animal Control Unit to report a bat in her home. The reporting party explained that while in her bedroom on Monday, June 17th at 9:30PM she noticed a bat fly above her head. The woman stated that she chased and contained the bat in her bathroom. Police secured the animal and it was transported to the State Lab. Results show that the bat tested negative for rabies.

3:05PM: Police responded to a residence on Pleasant Street for a report of a package theft. The reporting party stated that he received a confirmation email on Monday, June 17th, at 6:39PM that his package had been delivered. One of his roommates entered the building at 7:30PM and saw the package ripped open and the contents removed. The vestibule of the building is unsecured. The reporting party recalled that he had another package taken sometime within the last month but did not call police to report the incident. This case is under investigation. 

8:27PM: Officers were dispatched to an apartment building on Pleasant Street for a larceny report. The reporting party explained that he was moving into his girlfriend’s apartment when some of his belongings were stolen. He propped a door open using a backpack and several boxes and left to park his car. When the reporting party returned, his backpack was missing. It contained two computers and other electronics. This case is under investigation. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday, June 17th

7:26AM: Officers responded to Williams Street and Winchester Street for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that someone spray painted his backhoe between 2PM Sunday, June 16th, and 6AM Monday, June 17th. Because of the graphic language and proximity to children, the reporting party had scraped most of the paint off before police arrived. Photos were taken. Police are investigating.

5:52PM: Police were dispatched to a home on Netherlands Road for a report of found property. The reporting party located several ripped up envelopes behind his front hedge. Upon closer look, he noticed the mail contained personal information. Police took possession of the mail and have attempted to make contact with the involved parties but have been unsuccessful. This case is under investigation.

Sunday, June 16th

10:16AM: Police were dispatched to a residence on Linden Place for a past breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that on June 15th, at approximately 8:30PM she parked her car in her driveway. When she returned to her vehicle at approximately 9AM on Sunday, June 16th, she noticed her license and credit card strewn about. In addition, cash and change were missing from the vehicle. The vehicle was locked and there was no apparent break. Police are investigating. 

Saturday, June 15th

9:12AM: A citizen came to the Police Station to report a past bike larceny. The reporting party stated that sometime between 5PM on Thursday, June 13th, and 9AM Friday, June 14th, his son’s bike was stolen. The item is described as a royal blue Men’s Mt. Shasta 21-speed brand bicycle. The bike was locked with a cable to a meter outside their home on Beacon Street. This case is being investigated.

6:56PM: Officers were dispatched to a residence on Winchester Street of a report of graffiti. The building superintendent noticed white graffiti on a wall this morning. The reporting party showed officers the defaced wall. A resident of the building recalled no graffiti at 7PM last night but it was present when he arrived this morning at 10AM. Police are investigating.

7:31PM: Police responded to a business on Washington Street for a report of shoplifting. The manager of the store stated that she witnessed a man place several packages of razorblades in his pants. The suspect then left the store towards Harvard Street. Police recognized the subject from surveillance footage and summonsed him for shoplifting.

8:15PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of theft. The reporting party stated that he left his wallet in a secured locker at 6:45PM. When he returned at 8:15PM, his red wire lock was gone and $40 was missing from his wallet. Surveillance footage shows a white male entered the locker room at 7:40PM. This unidentified male was wearing a grey collared shirt with black stripes, light-colored khaki pants, black sneakers, and carrying a messenger bag. This case is under investigation. 

Friday, June 14th

10:45AM: Police responded to a business on Boylston Street for a graffiti complaint. The reporting party showed officers surveillance footage from Monday, June 10th, of three teenagers. They entered the property at 12:53AM, walked to the back of the property and used white and red spray paint to draw images on the wall. The graffiti in red is a “smiley face with arms” while the graffiti in white says “Vegan” and “V”. This case is under investigation.

2:12PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a report of past shoplifting. The manager noticed multiple items missing from a shelf that was stocked the night before. Upon reviewing surveillance footage, he observed a man take items off the shelf and stuff them into a black bag. The subject then left the business towards Beacon Street without paying for the items. The man is described as either Hispanic or Middle Eastern, wearing a “Jamin’ 94.5” black t shirt, black zip-up sweatshirt, grey shorts, and pink sneakers. Police are investigating.

3:53PM: Police responded to a business on Harvard Street for a shoplifting in progress. The reporting party observed a man placing shampoo bottles into a reusable grocery bag then leaving the store. Officers in the area located a subject that matched the description. Police conducted a “Show Up ID” and the reporting party confirmed the identity of the shoplifter. The subject was arrested. All stolen items were recovered and returned to the store. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Thursday, June 13th

8:01PM: Police were dispatched to a residential building on Walnut Street for a report of a past larceny. The reporting party stated that when he returned from work on June 13th at 8PM, he observed several storage unit doors to be open. These doors are normally locked and secured. In addition, the reporting party noticed his bicycle was missing. The bike is described as a charcoal Trek Mountain Bike with 27 gears. The previous day, June 12th, a neighbor noticed her apartment keys were missing. It is possible the same suspect is involved in both crimes.

11:36PM: Officers responded to Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a bike larceny. The reporting party last saw his bike at 6PM when he left it unsecured in an alley behind his work. When he returned at 9PM, the bike was gone. The item is described as a black Trek brand electric bike with red accents. Police are investigating this case. 

Wednesday, June 12th

8:31AM: An officer was dispatched to the corner of Essex Street and Worthington Road for a report of two found wallets. A security guard for the New England Hebrew Academy was approached by a parent who located the two wallets in bushes near the school. Both wallets were empty with no information to identify the owners. The wallets have been placed into storage for safe keeping.

9:44AM: Police responded to Longwood Avenue for a report of past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party parked his vehicle in the Babcock Street parking lot at 3:20PM on Tuesday, June 11th. When he returned to the vehicle at 4PM, he noticed his black LL Bean backpack was missing. The doors were left unsecured. This case is under investigation.  

1:10PM: Officers were dispatched to a residence on University Road for a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. On Tuesday night, June 11th, someone broke into the reporting party’s car and stolen $5 in change and a pocket knife. The reporting party believes the incident may have occurred at 3:10AM when he was woken up by car alarms. He checked outside but did not see anyone in the area. The vehicle doors were unlocked overnight. Police are investigating.

2:06PM: Police responded to Webster Street for found property. The reporting party stated that at 5PM on Tuesday, June 11th, he noticed two backpacks in the bushes near a parking lot. This morning, June 12th, he saw the backpacks again and decided to call police. It is possible the backpacks were left on June 10th. No identifiable information was located inside the backpacks. The bags were placed into an evidence locker for safekeeping. 

3:43PM: Officers were dispatched to Auburn Street for a residential breaking and entering and larceny report. The reporting party stated that she left her apartment at 9PM on June 11th and returned at 3PM on June 12th. Upon arrival, she observed both her front door and back door to be open. The reporting party was positive she secured both doors before leaving the apartment. A large wooden chest was also missing from the property. This case is under investigation. 

5:42PM: A citizen approached an officer near Allerton Road for a report of stolen property. The man stated that a 10 foot cooper downspout was stolen from his home overnight. The reporting party last saw the pipe at 7PM on Tuesday, June 11th. He returned home at 6:30AM on June 12th and noticed the pipe was missing. This case is under investigation. 

6:51PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of shoplifting. Officers were met by store employees that witnessed a man place several items in a green tote bag. The suspect was observed on surveillance cameras stealing items and then fleeing towards Kenmore Square. The man is described an African American Male, age 40-50, short gray hair, wearing a black baseball cap, white t-shirt, black puffy vest, and dark colored pants. 

8:26PM: Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street for shoplifting. The reporting party showed police surveillance footage of an unknown female. The woman grabbed numerous articles of clothing, concealing them in two purses and a suit case, before exiting the store. The female is described as an African American woman with short black hair, dressed in a white shirt with a black sweater, and sunglasses. The suspect stole almost $1,700 worth of clothing items. 

Tuesday, June 11th

6:57PM: Police were dispatched to an apartment on Gibbs Street for a report of package theft. The reporting party located the package in the vestibule of her apartment at 6:30PM. She moved her package and a neighbor’s package into the locked vestibule of the building. The reporting party returned approximately 15 minutes later but her package was no longer there. The reporting party confirmed with her neighbor that he did not accidentally take it. This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Monday, June 10th

1:26PM: Police were dispatched to a residence on Centre Street for a report of a bicycle theft. The reporting party stated that he rode his bike over to Centre Street to help a friend with yard work. At 11:20AM, he locked his bicycle to a parking meter outside the home. When he returned at 1:25PM, the bike and cable lock were missing. The item is described as a Trek model with orange, blue, and black accents. This case is being investigated.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sunday, June 9th

1:45PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a shoplifting in progress. An employee observed a man enter the bathroom with a full carriage and walk out with an empty one. Several employees have noticed this man shoplifting in the past weeks. The man was summonsed for shoplifting and all stolen items were returned to the store. 

6:51PM: Police responded to a home on Lancaster Terrace for a report of bicycle larceny. The reporting party stated that on Friday, June 7th, at 3PM, he locked his bike to a street sign on Beacon Street and Fairbanks Street. When the reporting party returned on Sunday, June 9th, at 6:30PM, he could not locate his bike or the lock.  The bicycle is described as a blue Fix-E bike that was locked using a blue “rope like” combination lock. The bike was most likely taken between 3PM on June 7th and 6:30PM on June 9th. Police are investigating.

Saturday, June 8th

3:15PM: Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of lost property. The reporting party stated that he last saw his wallet at around 1PM when he paid for lunch at a local restaurant. When he arrived at his hotel, he noticed his wallet was missing. The restaurant could not locate the wallet. This case is under investigation.

Friday, June 7th

11:49AM: Police were dispatched to a residential building on Beacon Street for a report of a package theft. The reporting party was expecting an Amazon package to be delivered on Friday, June 7th. However, she received an email notification that her package had been delivered on Thursday, June 6th. At 10:45AM on Friday, June 7th, the reporting party searched the vestibule and located her package. It, along with another resident's package, had been torn open and the contents were removed. This case is under investigation.  

11:11PM: Officers responded to Saint Paul Street for a report of malicious damage. A man found his motorcycle knocked over and damaged in the rear of his residence. The reporting party parked his 2007 Yamaha S6 Motorcycle on Thursday, June 6th, at 6PM. When he returned at 7AM on Friday, June 7th, the motorcycle was laying on its right side. The damage included a broken off and cracked windscreen, cracked break reservoir, broken foot peg, and broken right mirror. Police are investigating this case.

Thursday, June 6th

1:08PM: An officer was informed by a Brookline Park Ranger that a dog bite had occurred on June 4th. The reporting party stated that at 10:30AM she was on running on Cypress Street when she approached Rice Street. There was a small black dog with long black hair, possibly a Scottish terrier breed, at the intersection. The reporting party claimed that her running approach towards the dog may have scared the dog, and caused the dog to jump up and bite her. The reporting party discovered she was injured when she arrived home. To ensure her safety a human exposure form was sent to the Brookline Heath Department. 

3:35PM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a found mobile phone. The item was found at the bottom of the Pierce School stairs. The phone was locked with a pass code and had no emergency contact information. The item is described as a white Google brand Smartphone in a 2-piece Otterbox case. The item was place into evidence for safe keeping. 

3:38PM: Police responded to Brook Street for a report of a stolen bike. The reporting party claimed that he locked his bicycle to the bike rack outside Brookline High School on June 6th at 2:50PM. When he returned at 3:30PM, his bike was missing. Officers in the area noticed a teen riding a bicycle that matched the description. The male admitted to stealing the bike in order to get home. The bicycle was returned to the owner. The male was summonsed to court for larceny. 

6:49PM: Officers were dispatched to Linden Street for a stolen package. On June 5th, a package was supposed to be delivered at 4PM. The package contained a pair of unknown sneakers valued at $50. The reporting party stated that the package was opened and the contents taken. Police are investigating.  

11:10PM: Police responded to Monmouth Court for a report of found property. The reporting party found a pair of glasses on the Carlton Path. The glasses have been submitted to evidence for safe keeping.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wednesday, June 5th

8:52AM: Police were dispatched to a residential building on Beacon Street for a larceny report. The reporting party stated that an unidentified male entered the vestibule at 5AM this morning. The suspect was captured on a surveillance camera removing items from the hallway including mail, packages, and a gardening tool. Police are investigating. 


9:11AM: Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of shoplifting. Police viewed the security footage and observed two male subjects, both approximately 40 years old, enter the store at 8:58AM. They first targeted body lotion and then razor blades before heading for the exit at 9:05AM. One of the suspects exited towards Commonwealth Avenue. While the other suspect headed towards the Dummer Street area. Police searched the area with negative results. 

11:27AM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of a pedestrian struck by a moped. The reporting party stated that she was attempting to cross Harvard Street while carrying her infant child. She stepped onto the street and into the bike lane when the front end of the moped stuck her causing her to fall to the ground. The reporting party informed officers that she absorbed the impact of the street to protect her child from injury. The reporting party complained of pain to her entire left side; she and her child were transported to the hospital as a precaution.

1:31PM: On June 5th, 2019, an Officer was dispatched to Brook Street for a traffic crash report. Upon arrival the officers spoke with the reporting party, who stated at approximately 1:15PM while was traveling southbound on Harvard Street using a Lime-s Sharing Electric Scooter in the bike lane, he was hit by a car turning right. He stated that while riding to Beacon Street a gray small SUV slowed down, and then took a right onto the alleyway between Coolidge Corner Opticians and Simmons Shoes; hitting his left leg. The reporting party said that he fumbled on the scooter, but did not fall to the ground. He observed the vehicle traveling to the Centre Street lot via the alleyway. The reporting party, with the assistance of an unidentified driver, followed the vehicle to the Centre Street Lot. He then confronted the driver who asked "are you alright? I am sorry". The reporting party then left the parking lot and continued home. The officer asked the reporting party if he was injured; he stated that his back was sore but did not want to go to the hospital. Police are investigating.  

7:30PM: Police were dispatched to Harrison Street for a package theft. The reporting party explained that she had ordered a silk handmade jacket to be delivered today by USPS. At 4:30PM she left the house and did not see any packages. Upon return, at 6:30PM, she noticed a package out front. The package had been opened and nothing was inside. This case is under investigation.

8:54PM: Officers responded to the area of Chilton Street and Churchill Street for a report of found property. A passerby located a white and red-colored bag. Inside the bag was an iPad and pastries. The bag is secured in an evidence locker for safekeeping. 

9:45PM: Police were dispatched to the Centre Street West parking lot for report of a stolen moped. The reporting party last saw her parked moped locked and chained to the bicycle rack on June 4th at 7:15AM. On June 5th she noticed the moped missing at 9:38PM. The reporting party is still in possession of the chain lock and ignition key. The item is described as a gray 2018 Chicago Scooter Company, model Go, with gas motor, and a bent right side mirror. This case is being investigated.

Tuesday, June 4th

8:27PM: Police were dispatched to University Road for a report of theft. The reporting party stated that he posted an ad on Craigslist on June 3rd selling his MacBook Pro and other electronics. An unknown man responded to the ad at 1:11PM on June 3rd. On June 5th, at 5:14PM the man randomly texted the reporting party “I’m outside the house wondering if anybody was there so I can grab some stuff”. The reporting party replied “no” and returned to the home at around 5:45PM. Upon arrival, they noticed the laptop and scanner missing from the living room. This case is being investigated.

9:20PM: Officers responded to Harvard Street for a report of found property. Police spoke to a woman who located a black Fitbit at a bus stop near Coolidge Corner. The pedometer has no identifiable markings or labels. Police recovered the item and placed it into storage for safe keeping.

Sunday, June 2nd

2:53PM: Officers responded to a Marijuana dispensary for a report of a person being disorderly. An employee of the dispensary stated that a man threatened him.  The reporting party asked the suspect to move his unlawfully parked car. The man responded by threatening the employee and causing a scene. Officers approached the suspect and he began to yell obscenities and threats at the police officers. The suspect was causing significant disruptions to surrounding civilians and staff. The suspect was advised that if he continued to use obscene language and threatening behavior he would be placed under arrest. The man refused and again threatened to harm the officers. The man fled and was arrested for threats to commit a crime and disorderly conduct. 

Saturday, June 1st

1:13PM: Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a disagreement between the veterinary’s office and a client. The female client refused to leave the office. She claimed that the office would not return her cat. Upon investigation, officers determined that the cat did not belong to the client and had been recently reported stolen. After begin advised, the woman refused to leave the premises and was told she would be arrested for trespassing. The woman replied “fine, arrest me.” As officers were handcuffing her, she began to scream and attempt to flee. The female was uncooperative and, at one point, kicked an officer in the shin. She was arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Friday, May 31st

7:50AM: Officers were dispatched to Greenough Street for a graffiti complaint. At 7AM the Assistant Headmaster noticed graffiti on the rear of the school by Welland Road. The graffiti is in blue spray paint and says “Stay Groovy Class O’ 2019!” Custodial staff were on campus until 11:30PM on May 30th  and did not noticed any suspicious activity. This case is under investigation. 

1:36PM: A citizen came to the police station to report malicious damage to her vehicle. The reporting party stated that she parked her car on Kent Street between the hours of 3PM and 5PM on Thursday, May 30th. Upon return, she noticed the driver’s side mirror had been smashed with a hammer or similar object. Today, May 31st, at 11AM she parked her car in the same spot. When she returned at 3PM, the mirror had been ripped off her vehicle and left in the road.  Police are investigating.

4:19PM: Police were dispatched to Sewall Avenue for a report of a fight in progress. The reporting party stated that he heard a young man yelling at a female in the parking lot. The reporting party verbally confronted the man and the two began to argue. The suspect shoved the reporting party and then turned around to retrieve something from his vehicle. The suspect quickly turned around and attacked the older gentleman again. The suspect shoved the man to the ground and then began to punch and kick the man. A woman ran over from Beacon Street and pulled the suspect off the victim. The male and female fled the scene by getting in a vehicle traveling eastbound on Beacon Street. With assistance from a neighboring police department the suspects were stopped on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. A “Show Up Identification” was conducted. Witnesses identified the suspects and the man was arrested. He was charged with Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person, Intimidating a Witness and other charges.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Good Work by Off Duty Officer

Nice arrest yesterday of a subject stealing packages from residences in Brookline and Brighton. Scheduled to be arraigned today in Brookline District Court  Summary of events, at approximately 4:16PM. on Thursday May 30th, an off-duty Brookline police officer made note of a suspicious male in the 1500 block of Beacon St. The officer monitored this individual inside the inner vestibule of a multi-story apartment building and observed him placing what appeared to be a previously delivered parcel into a GRUBHUB-labeled insulated delivery shoulder bag. The officer contacted Brookline Police Dispatch, advised them of his observations, and units responded to the building to assist in the investigation The officer inquired of the suspect who claimed he was making a delivery to an upper floor in the building. This male quickly traversed the stairs inside the building and returned with the insulted GRUBHUB shoulder delivery bag now empty. During the threshold inquiry the subject claimed to be employed by GRUBHUB and DOORDASH. Investigation revealed there was no actual delivery, and this individual had not delivered for either GRUBHUB or DOORDASH in weeks. The investigation further indicated no resident of the multi-story building had requested food delivery from either company today, and that the subject had used a screwdriver to manipulate the interior vestibule locking mechanism to gain entry into the building. A further investigation found that a 2012 white Dodge Caravan was registered to him. A search of the area found the van parked on Fairbanks St. Numerous Amazon packages were within plain view inside the van. This van was towed and secured pending application for a search warrant. Suspect is 38 years old from Lawrence, Mass. Subject to be arraigned today in Brookline District Court, charged with breaking and entering during the daytime, several counts of larceny, possession of burglarious tools, larceny in a building, and multiple counts of receiving stolen property based on the stolen packages located inside the van after the execution of the search warrant.
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Wednesday, May 29th

7:36AM: Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a past larceny of a package. The reporting party noticed several open and rummaged through packages in the vestibule at 7:20AM this morning. The packages were undisturbed the previous night, May 28th, at 9PM. The packages were submitted as evidence for processing. This case is under investigation.

6:05PM: A citizen came to the Police Station to report a bike larceny. The bicycle was left locked to a fence on Cypress Street on May 24th. The reporting party noticed the bicycle missing on May 27th. A coworker last saw the bicycle on May 25th. Both the bicycle and the lock are missing. Police are investigating.

Tuesday, May 28th

3:25PM: Police responded to Davis Avenue for a report of possible exposure to rabies. The reporting party stated that a wild bat had been hiding in her home since Friday, May 24th. The bat was captured and sent to the State Lab for testing. Everyone in the home has their rabies vaccination completed.

8:23PM: Officers were dispatched to Worthington Road for a report of a stolen bicycle. The reporting party told police that he left home at 7:30AM this morning. When he returned at 8:10AM his bike was missing from the driveway, however, a gray Schwinn bicycle was left in its place. The stolen bike is described as a black and blue Masi-Alare bicycle. Police collected the Schwinn bicycle for evidence. 

Monday, May 27th

8:17AM: Police were dispatched to Brookline Avenue for a report of an armed robbery. Multiple units canvassed the area for a 30 year old Hispanic male who threated someone with a knife. The reporting party was walking through the Emerald Necklace when a man approached him from behind. The suspect demanded “give me your wallet or I’ll stab you.” The subject fled with the wallet towards Aspinwall Avenue and Brookline Avenue. Officers searched the area for a man wearing black pants, multicolored shoes, and a black leather hat. The suspect was not located.  

1:59PM: Officers responded to Dean Playground for a past larceny. The reporting party stated that her son left his backpack at the park at 4:30PM on May 24th, 2019. The reporting party returned on May 27th at 2:43PM to search the park. She located her son’s books on a picnic table; they appeared to be left overnight. The reporting party could not find the backpack or the laptop that was inside. This case is under investigation.

4:47PM: Police were dispatched to Harvard Avenue for a report of bike theft. The reporting party locked her bike to the porch at 3:30PM. At 4:40PM she noticed the bicycle was missing. The item is described as a black City Bike that can be folded up and carried. Police are investigating. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Saturday, May 25th

12:24PM: Police were dispatched to Harvard Street for shoplifting. Officers were met by the Loss Prevention Specialist who had stopped a male from shoplifting. The merchandise was returned and the suspect was summonsed for shoplifting.

Friday, May 24th

4:47PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for a report of larceny. The reporting party stated that her wallet was stolen from a local grocery store. She had her wallet in her open purse while shopping. After looking at produce, the reporting party noticed her wallet was missing. She attempted to retrace her steps but could not locate the item. This case is under investigation.

6:48PM: Officers responded to Harris Street for a report of a larceny. Upon arrival, police spoke to the care giver of a group home. She stated that every day she leaves her purse on the sofa in the living room area. Today she left the item at 3PM and when she returned at 6:30PM it could not be located. Police are investigating.

Thursday, May 23rd

1:59PM: Officers were dispatched to Cypress Street for a larceny report. Upon arrival, police spoke to the reporting party who noticed several power tools missing from his garage. The reporting party believes the man responsible is working as a contractor in the area and riding a motorcycle. Officers located the motorcycle in question and found it to be reported stolen. The suspect was located and arrested for receiving stolen property.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd

2:22PM: Police were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of shoplifting. The reporting party told officers that a man was caught stuffing shirts into his backpack. The man returned the clothing items and was summonsed for shoplifting. 

3:29PM: Officers responded to Naples Road for a reported theft of a bicycle. The reporting party noticed the bicycle missing at 7:50AM on Monday, May 20th. The bike was last seen locked to the front porch at 5PM on Sunday, May 19th. The item is described as a 2014 gray Diamondback Adult Trace hybrid bicycle. Police are investigating. 

Tuesday, May 21st

10:56AM: Officers responded to Heath Street for a report of found property. The reporting party located a bicycle in her front yard against the bushes at 8AM this morning. The bike is a Red Specialized Ruby Expert Road bike with white handlebars and a white seat. There is a Landry’s Bicycle’s sticker on the bike. Police are attempting to identify the owner of the found bike. 

2:05PM:  Multiple units were dispatched to Harvard Street for a shoplifting in progress. The reporting party stated that she noticed a male steal an unknown brand electric scooter from an aisle. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, wearing a white zip-up jacket, light blue jeans, a white hat, and a backpack. Police searched the area but could not locate the subject.

4:08PM: Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that she last saw her wallet at 2PM when she used it at a Scrub a Dub. She left her vehicle unlocked with her purse in the passenger seat while she spoke to an employee. The reporting party believes this is when her wallet was stolen. This case is under investigation.

8:18PM: Officers responded to Glendale Road for breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, police spoke to the reporting party that stated his car had been entered sometime between 12AM and 8AM on Tuesday, May 21st. The vehicle was left unlocked overnight. The reporting party was on his way to work when he noticed some of his belongings on the ground outside of the vehicle. He inspected the vehicle further and noticed a cup full of change was missing. This case is being investigated. 

8:24PM: Several units were dispatched to Boylston Street for a report of attempted shoplifting. The manager of a business told police he had seen a man enter the store who had shoplifted in the past. The manager observed the man conceal several items and attempt to flee. The manager confronted the man and the merchandise was returned. Police located a man matching the description of the suspect and arrested him for shoplifting. 

Monday, May 20th

9:10AM: Police were dispatched to Orchard Road for a theft report. Upon arrival, officers spoke to all the residents of a home that had been ransacked recently. The roommates noticed important documents and $300 missing from one of the bedrooms. Officers are investigating this case.

3:34PM: An Officer was dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of larceny. The reporting party stated that he left his wallet in a secured locker at 2:30PM. When he returned at 3:30PM, the lock was broken off the locker and $90 was missing from his wallet. This case is under investigation.  

9:06PM: Police responded to an unarmed robbery on Harvard Street. Units in the area were searching for a man who had reached over the counter and took money directly out of the cash register. The cashier attempted to block the man, but he said “don’t do that” and continued to steal an unknown amount of cash before fleeing. The subject is described as a 40 year old black male, wearing gray pants, a black zip-up, and a black baseball cap.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunday, May 19th

7:57PM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of an unarmed robbery. Two females were walking near Coolidge Corner when a man grabbed one of the women’s’ purses. The male suspect was accompanied by a female. An anonymous Good Samaritan stopped the male and demanded the return of the purse. The suspect let loose of the purse and fled. The female accompanying the male suspect was positively identified by the victim through a “Show Up”. The male was not located. Police are investigating this crime. 

Saturday, May 18th

8:34PM: Officers were dispatched to Greenough Street for a report of suspicious activity. The reporting party told police when she arrived home at 6PM she noticed a bicycle (not belonging to them) hidden in some bushes in her backyard. She asked her husband and he did not observe the bicycle when he left home this morning at 10AM. The bicycle is a black men’s Giant Iguana brand, multi speed bike. The item has been placed into an evidence locker for safe keeping.

10:19PM: Police responded to Goodnough Road for a past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that his car was rummaged through while parked overnight on Friday, May 17th to Saturday morning, May 18th. He noticed his personal papers were strewn all over the interior but nothing of value was taken. The vehicle was left unlocked. Officers are investigating this case.

10:44PM: A woman came to the police station to report a dog bite. The reporting party was walking to the Brookline Library (Putterham branch) when a dog came running out of a home on West Roxbury Parkway. The dog growled and attacked the girl, ripping her shorts. When the reporting party tried to push the animal away, it bit her on the right hand. The dog is registered with the town and fully updated on their rabies shot.