Note to Readers:

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

September 19, 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.






Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September 17, 2019

At approximately 8:00 AM officers responded to a report of a fight between two dogs on Brookline Avenue. The reporting party stated he was with his dog off leash at a park when dog "Went after" his dog over a ball, and left a cut on the dogs left shoulder.  Both dogs are up to date on all vaccinations and a citation was issued to the owner of the aggressor dog. 

At approximately 7:33 PM Officers were dispatched to Commonwealth Avenue for a report of a shoplifting in progress. The suspect reportedly had ran out of the store with the merchandise prior to police arriving on scene.  Once on scene officers searched the surrounding area and discovered a person matching the description.  Contact was made. Officers observed the man appeared out of breath as if he was just running.  After some questioning, the man admitted to stealing from the store. He was then placed under arrest for shoplifting. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September 16, 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 16, 2019

September 12, 2019

At approximately 9:54 PM Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of shoplifting that recently occurred. Once on scene Officers spoke with the supervisors who were working that day. They informed Police that they observed a suspect in his late twenties seen placing items in a large white bag, then leaving without paying for the items. Police are investigating.

September 13, 2019
At approximately 2:00 PM while conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Beacon Street, an Officer saw an individual who matched the description of a wanted person.  This sighting was put over the radio so Officers could be on the look out. A short time later an Officer saw a subject matching the above description and attempted to stop him.  The suspect complied and was placed under arrest. The subject was wanted for a warrant out Rhode Island. 

September 14, 2019

At approximately 5:45 PM Officers responded to a call of a report of multiple individuals smoking marijuana in a parked car behind a business on Washington Street. Once on scene officers detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana.  Officers made contact with the individuals and advised them that it is illegal to consume marijuana in public. While identifying the occupants, one of them was identified as a person who had a warrant out for his arrest. The individual was arrested and the other occupants were issued citations for bylaw violations for consuming marijuana in a vehicle.
September 15, 2019

While on patrol at approximately 2:57 AM Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of a larceny in progress. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who told police that he witnessed three (3) individuals using what appeared to be an electric angle grinder to cut a chain off a locked moped. The suspects were successful in cutting the chain but were unable to take the scooter and left the scene. Officers towed the scooter for safe keeping and to further investigate.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

September 11, 2019

At approximately 3:41 PM Officers responded to a report of smoke in a building on Addington Road. Members from the Brookline Fire Department arrived on scene and made their way into the building.  They observed smoke in the hallway.  Fearing for the safety of the resident, the firefighters made entry in the apartment. The source of the smoke was from food in an oven that had been left unattended.  The resident of the apartment returned home shortly after and was informed of the situation.  No structure damage was reported. 





Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 10, 2019

At approximately 12:54 PM Officers were dispatched to Coolidge Corner for a report of a shoplifting that had just occurred.  Once on scene officers met with the manager who told police that a person wearing a black backpack had entered the store and stole multiple articles of clothing then exited out the front entrance. The suspect was not located.  Police are investigating. 

At 7:03 PM Officers were dispatched to Saint Mary's Street for a report of a stolen bicycle. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who informed them that at approximately 6:00 PM he parked his bike in the rear of the building to make a delivery. He stated he did not lock the bike. He returned to the area approximately 20 minutes later and realized the bike was gone. The reporting party and police searched the area but could not locate the bike. Police are investigating. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September 9, 2019

At approximately 8:30 PM Officers were dispatched to Amory Street for a report of a stolen moped. Once on scene, Officers met with the reporting party who told police that his moped was on the sidewalk attached to a stop sign at the corner of Amory and Dummer Street at approximately 10:00 AM. The reporting party told police that they then went to work. When they returned at approximately 8:30 PM the moped was missing. Police are investigating. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

September 6, 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.


Friday, September 6, 2019

September 5, 2019

At approximately 5:30 PM Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for the report of a stolen bike. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who told police that he had left his bike unlocked, leaning against a tree and went into a store. While in the store the reporting party was alerted by another patron that someone just stole his bike. The reporting party began to chase after the suspect. The reporting party was able to flag down a Boston University Police Officer who attempted to help him locate the bike. The bike was equipped with a GPS tracking device and after a brief search was found dumped in a nearby alleyway. The reporting parties’ saddle bags (which were attached to the bike) appeared to be mostly undisturbed; however a large amount of cast was missing.  Police are investigating.


September 4, 2019

At approximately 9:46 AM Officers were dispatched to Green Street for the report of a past breaking and entering to a motor vehicle.  Officers met with the reporting party who informed police that he parked his car on September 2nd and went to work.  He returned to his vehicle on September 4th and noticed his glove compartment open and the contents emptied onto the passenger seat.  Police are investigating.

At approximately 10:54 AM Officers responded to a report of a stolen package on Pleasant Street. The reporting party stated that they had received a notification from Amazon showing that their package had been delivered, but there was no package found. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

 September 2, 2019

At approximately 4:10 PM Officers responded to several reports of a tall male, wearing maroon pants and white T-shirt walking on Walnut Street throwing fireworks at and near people. Upon arrival Police made contact with a man who matched the description. The man then became aggressive and irate and began shouting and swearing at police.  He refused to stop and answer any questions.  Officers attempted to quell the situation by advising the man the reason for stop but he continued to yell and swear, and refused to cooperate with police. A witness then identified the man as being the same man who was setting off fireworks moments before. The man was then placed under arrest for Disturbing the Peace, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Fireworks and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (box cutter).

September 3, 2019

At approximately 10:00 AM Officers responded to a report of a man threatening people with a knife and screaming on Babcock Street. Once on scene officers observed a person matching the description. The suspect told police that he had put the knife in his car. Officers spoke with multiple witnesses who gave matching stories of what transpired. The witnesses told police that the suspect was swearing and yelling and threatening to kill them. The suspect was then placed under arrest for 4 counts of Assault with a Danger Weapon and possession of a Class B substance.
August 30, 2019

At approximately 11:00 AM officers responded to a call for a report of a larceny from a building on Beacon street. Officers met with the reporting party who informed police that at approximately 10:30 AM they were doing a routine check of the front foyer and mail room of the building when she noticed a package that was left there and appeared to have been open. The owner of the package was advised.  Police are investigating.

August 31, 2019

At approximately 8:40 AM a resident came into the police station to report a car break that occurred the night before. She informed the officer that she had parked her car in her driveway on Jamaica Road and left it unlocked. At approximately 8:00 AM the reporting party went to her car and noticed her purse open and the contents spilled on the passenger seat. The victim had a credit card and a very small amount of cash stolen from her purse.

Friday, August 30, 2019

August 29, 2019

At approximately 11:44 AM Officers responded to a report of a bat in a residence on Crafts Road. Officers met with the reporting party who told police that at 11:30 AM they discovered a dead bat under the bed. It was unclear how long the bat was there, or how it died. The reporting party has a Labrador dog that is suspected of killing the bat. The dog is up to date on rabies shots and the bat was taken to the Massachusetts State Laboratory to be tested.

At approximately 11:20 AM Officers responded to a call of a larceny on Egmont Street. Once on scene Officers spoke with the reporting party who informed the police that they had hired movers who arrived at the home at around 10 AM to remove carpet. Once inside 2 of the 3 movers asked the reporting party to show them where the dumpster was located out back, while one of the movers remained indoors to "Do paper work". After the movers left the home, the reporting party noticed that his wallet that was left on a desk had approximately $500 stolen from it. Police are investigating. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 26, 2019

At approximately 9:30 PM an Officer was working a paid detail on Washington Street, when he was approached by three individuals who reported that one of the three were pick pocketed. They explained that they were walking on Boylston Street when an unknown person bumped into the victim. They thought nothing of it and continued walking until the victim noticed his wallet was missing from his jacket pocket. The victim then attempted to catch up to the suspect, who was now walking in the opposite direction. The victim then chased the suspect over a fence, MBTA railroad tracks and then up a fire escape. The victim was able to recover his wallet. Police are investigating.


August 27, 2019

At approximately 10:59 PM officers responded to a report of a stolen motor scooter on Columbia Street. The reporting party told Police that they had left their scooter chained up with a protective tarp over. The reporting party stated that the scooter was last seen by a roommate at approximately 6 PM. Police are investigating.

Monday, August 26, 2019

August 24, 2019

At approximately 9:12 AM a Brookline detective noticed an individual matching the description of a wanted person enter a store on Harvard Street. Additional officers responded and located the individual confirming it was the wanted person and placed him under arrest. The suspect had one active warrant for Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime and was listed as a missing person by Boston Police.

August 25, 2019

At approximately 2:15 PM officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for the report of shoplifting. The caller stated that loss prevention employees had stopped a person who they caught shoplifting. Once on scene officers met with the suspect and placed him under arrest. The stolen items were recovered.

Friday, August 23, 2019

August 22, 2019

A Brookline resident entered the Police station to report mail that was stolen off her front porch on Washington Street. The reporting party told police that she received an email from Amazon informing here that her package had been delivered, but the package was missing when she returned home. Police are investigating.

 August 23, 2019

At approximately 2 AM Officers were dispatched to a report of an assault in progress on Fuller Street. An Uber driver got into a physical altercation with one of his passengers after an argument over a missed turn got physical. The driver and one of his two passengers exchanged punches while the third removed himself from the situation. Both the driver and the passenger were charged with assault and battery. 
***Local Business Burglary Alert*** 

On 8/20/2019 A Restaurant Located on Washington Street was broken into and robbed. The method of entry was by forcing open the side window. Once Inside the suspect emptied a cash register located in the main area of the restaurant. The suspect also targeted the office and a safe.  After the safe was forced open contents were taken.

Sometime early Friday morning  8/23/2019  a restaurant located at Harvard Street was broken into and robbed. The suspect gained entry to the restaurant by forcing open a basement door. Once inside the restaurant the suspect targeted the safe located in the office. The suspect took the entire safe from the office and exited the building. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

August 20, 2019

At 8:13 AM Officers were dispatched to a restaurant on Washington Street for a report of a Breaking and Entering of a building with larceny. Once on scene officers spoke with the reporting party who stated that he had arrived at work at 8:00 AM and noticed that the cash register in the restaurant had the cash drawer removed and all of the money was missing. The office also was broken into and the business’ safe was pried open and the money stolen. In total over $3,000 in cash in unaccounted for. Police are investigating.

August 21, 2019

At approximately 10:00 AM a resident came into the police station to report the theft of his bike from Summit Avenue. The reporting party told police that he had locked his bike in the rear of his building where multiple other bikes park. Police are investigating. 


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 19, 2019

At approximately 9:50 AM officers were dispatched to Beacon Street to a report of multiple stolen bicycles. Once on scene, Officers spoke to the reporting party who stated that at approximately 9:45 AM he observed a man take a bike from a street sign on Beacon Street, this same man returned minutes later and took a second bike. A third bike was left partially attached to the sign by a cut cable lock. Police are investigating.

Monday, August 19, 2019

August 16, 2019

At approximately 12:45 PM Officers responded to a call of a stolen bicycle on Walnut Street. Once on scene officers met with the reporting party who informed police that last time she saw her bicycle was on August 14th when the bike was on her back porch. When she returned to the back porch on the August 16th it was missing. Police are investigating.

August 17, 2019

At approximately 6:00 PM a resident came into the police station to report a theft of her handbag. The reporting party stated that at 5:10 PM she was at a workout facility on Harvard Street when she noticed her purse was taken from an unsecured cubby hole. The reporting party was notified of fraudulent charges on her credit card and was advised to contact the credit bureaus of her banks to report the incident. Police are investigating.   

August 18, 2019

Officers were dispatched to a restaurant on Beacon Street for the report of a stolen purse. The reporting party told police that she sat at a table near the entrance and her purse slung over the back of her chair. At some point she noticed her purse was missing and asked the manager to review the security camera footage. Upon review, the security footage showed the suspect entered the restaurant and removed the purse from the back of the chair and then proceeded to the restroom. The suspect then exited the building. The reporting party was advised. Police requested a copy of the camera footage from the business.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 13, 2019

At approximately 12:09 PM an Officer was working a paid detail near Brookline Village and was approached by an unknown person. This person was not wearing a shirt or shoes and was inquiring where the closest attorney’s office was. The Officer supplied the man with the information, but was concerned for the man’s mental health well-being. The officer identified the man and discovered the he had an active warrant out of Brighton District Court. The man was placed under arrest.


At approximately 1:00 PM Officers responded to Marion Street for the report of a resident who captured a bat in their apartment. When officers arrived on scene they collected the captured bat and sent it to the Massachusetts State Laboratory for rabies testing.

August 14, 2019

At approximately 6:25 PM Officers responded to a call of a citizen chasing someone who stole his bike near the Pond Avenue and Washington Street. The bike had been stolen on Sunday and the victim recognized it as his bike. Officers were able to stop the suspect, who admitted it wasn't his bike, and it was returned to the owner. It was determine that the suspect would not be charged with a crime due to his age, cooperative attitude, lack of criminal history and the fact that the victim did not want to pursue the matter.

August 15, 2019

At approximately 2:30 AM officers responded to a bat call on Warwick Road. The reporting party stated that she awoke to find a bat flying around her bedroom. The bat was not able to be located. Due to the possibility of exposure officers filled out a rabies exposure form and advised the reporting party of the precautions she should take.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 12, 2019

At approximately 7:00 AM Officers were dispatched to a construction site on Auburn Street for a report of stolen tools. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who informed Police that he had arrived at work at approximately 6:10 AM and left his bag of tools next to the back door of the site and left to find a parking spot. When he returned around 6:20 AM his tools were missing. Police are investigating.

At 5:10 PM a citizen came into the police station with a suspicious metal box that was discovered on Winchester Street. The box had writing on the side that said "Open Me". The box contained a note which read: "Today fortune strikes. You've found yourself lucky enough to come across this box. You can keep the treasure it holds." This box was empty, but ones like it have been found containing money. It appears to be part of a global "social experiment" and boxes like this have been found in other cities in the United States and around the globe.

Monday, August 12, 2019

August 11, 2019

At Approximately 4:25 PM Police were dispatched to Park Street to a report of graffiti on a property. Once on scene the reporting party lead Officers to the rear of the property and showed them a yellow spiral painted onto the wall. Officers took photos of the graffiti and a follow up is planned.

At approximately 5:54 PM Officers were dispatched to Leverett Street to a report of a bat in a residence. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who informed police that she was putting on her shoes, and when she put her foot into one of the shoes she felt an animal, that she identified as a bat hiding in her shoe. The bat was captured and sent to the Massachusetts State Laboratory for rabies testing. 

At 9:52 PM Officers responded to a report of a dispute at the Village train station. Once on scene officers attempted to separate two parties who were having a verbal altercation. While attempting to keep the parties apart, one of the suspects pushed past police, swatting an officer’s arm away. Officers detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. After repeated failed attempts to identify and get the suspect to cooperated with police he was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery on a Public Official and Resisting Arrest.

Friday, August 9, 2019

August 9, 2019

At approximately 8:30 AM police were dispatched to Brook Street for a report of a bat in a home. Officers made contact with the reporting party, who told police that she saw the bat flying around in her house when she woke up. The bat was captured and transported to the Massachusetts State Laboratory to be tested for rabies.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 7, 2019

At approximately 11:45 AM Officers were dispatched to Codman road to take a report of a larceny from a residence. The reporting party met with officers and informed them his lawnmower had been stolen over the weekend. The lawn mower was left outside of the garage and was the only thing reported stolen. 

August 8, 2019

At approximately 3:20 AM Officers responded to a report of a large tree down across the road on Heath Street from last night’s storm. The tree damaged fences of surrounding property. Brookline Forestry and the Department of Public Works removed the tree from the road a short time later. 

At approximately 3:00 AM a bat entered home, the next morning theA Brookline resident found a dead bat in their home. The body of the bat was found in the house near two pet cats. The bat was submitted to the State lab for rabies testing and both cats were up to date on their rabies vaccinations.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

August 2nd, 2019

At approximately 6:42 PM officers were dispatched to the Driscoll School for a report of three teenage males breaking windows at the school. When officers responded to the call they met with the reporting party who called who showed officers pictures that he had taken of the three teens. Shortly after showing police the pictures, BPD found three teenagers walking up evens Road who matched the description. All three teens were stopped and read their rights. The teens were in possession of a small user amount of Marijuana, and admitted to police that they had just smoked. 

The teens were then released to the custody of their parents after being summonsed to court for vandalism and possession of marijuana as a minor.  

August 3rd, 2019

On July 3rd at 9:39 AM Police were called to Harvard Street for a shoplifting that had just happened. When Officers got on scene they spoke to the manager who told police that a young male had just been in the store and was wandering the store for several minutes. The suspect then grabbed bottles of soap, underwear, socks and some shirts before running out the back door and fleeing on a bike. 

Pictures of the suspect from security cameras have been passed onto law enforcement.

August 4th, 2019

At approximately 6:22 PM Officers were dispatched to Stearns Road for a report of a stolen vehicle. When on scene the reporting party told police that they had parked on the street before seeing a movie, and when she returned after seeing the movie her car was missing. Officers checked to see if there was a record of the car being towed, and found no record. The car was reported stolen and police searched for any security cameras that had a view of where the vehicle was parked. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

July 29th- 30th

July 29th, 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

27th-28th

Saturday July 27, 2019

Officers responded to a report of a stolen bicycle on University Road. The reporting party informed police that they had last seen their bicycle locked up in front of their home at 8:30 PM. When they had returned to the area around 9:15 PM the bike was missing. Police are investigating.

Sunday July 28, 2019

Officers responded to a report of a disabled motor vehicle on High street. The vehicle was stopped on a steep incline. The driver informed police that he was experiencing what appeared to be a transmission issue and could not move the vehicle. The driver put the vehicle into “park” exited the vehicle, the vehicle then began to roll downhill. The rolling vehicle then bumped into a police cruiser, preventing it from going further down the hill. There was no damage to the police cruiser.

Friday, July 26, 2019

July 25th


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

July 24th


July 24, 2019

At approximately 10:50 AM Officers responded to a report that a stroller that was stolen from Cypress street. The reporting party had parked their car to pick-up their children from daycare. After placing the children in the car the reporting party forgot the stroller on the sidewalk. When they realized their mistake they returned and the stroller was missing.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July 14th 2019


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.

July 16, 2019

At 1019 hours Brookline Officers responded to a report of malicious damage on Cumberland Avenue. The reporting party stated that he was at the residence on the 13th and everything checked out, however when he returned to the property on the 16th he noticed the front middle window of the residence was shattered. There was no sign of entry onto the property and the windows have been boarded up. Police are investigating.

At 4:31 PM Officers were dispatched to Washington Street for a report of a stolen package from the mail. The reporting party informed police that when she arrived home at 3:45 PM she noticed an opened package on her doorstep with the contents missing. The package was marked as delivered at 1:31 PM. Police are investigating.

July 17, 2019

At approximately 7:00 PM a Brookline resident reported that her vehicle was broken into on Clyde Street, and 4 credit cards and cash had been stolen out of her purse. Police are investigating.


July 19-22

July 19, 2019


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
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The dog was up to date of all of its vaccinations and no citations were issued to the owner.

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.