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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wednesday, March 20th

8:21AM: A man called police to Linden Street because he found graffiti on the sidewalk outside of Saint Mary’s Church. The graffiti appeared to be from a stencil and said “stop abuse.” Police took photos. The graffiti was located in front of the main entrance so it was cleaned before service began. Police are investigating.

3:23PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for shoplifting. The loss prevention officer told police he noticed someone concealing items in the back of his wheel chair. A search of the chair found multiple stolen items. The suspect was arrested and booked for shoplifting.

3:55PM: Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for shoplifting. The manager told police he noticed a man acting suspiciously. Upon closer noticed, the manager saw the man taking items from his shopping cart and placing them into his backpack. When the manager confronted the suspect, he left the shopping cart but took off with the backpack. The man is described as a black male wearing all black clothes with a black backpack. He was last seen on foot traveling towards Coolidge Corner School on Harvard Street. The suspect was not located.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tuesday, March 19th

3:40PM: Police were dispatched to Mason Terrace for larceny from a mailbox. The reporting party stated he was expecting two rent checks, but when he went to the mailbox he could not locate them. He checked with his tenants, who confirmed they both delivered the checks earlier in the week. Police are investigating.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Monday, March 18th

8:38PM: Police were dispatched to Harvard Street for a past shoplifting. Officers met with the businesses’ loss prevention employee. He stated that at approximately 8:30pm he noticed a woman attempt to leave the store with two full bags of clothes she did not pay for. The employee confronted the woman, so she dropped the bags and fled the store in the direction of Coolidge Corner. The items were recovered. Police are investigating.

Sunday, March 17th

11:37AM: A woman found property in Skyline Park. The reporting party stated that while she was walking along the path she noticed something shiny and glimmering on the ground. She picked up a large diamond like gem. She gave it to police and it has been placed in an evidence locker for safe keeping.

12:52PM: A man came to the Police Station to report lost property. The reporting party stated that he left his black Swiss backpack at Pine Manor College gym on Sunday, March 10th. The man coaches basketball and at 6pm he left the gym, accidentally leaving his backpack with his Mac Book Pro and several personal papers there. When he returned at 9pm, the bag could not be located. Police are investigating.

3:09PM: Officers were dispatched to an apartment building on Fuller Street for package theft reports. Two separate packages were delivered to this address but the victim never received them. The first one was delivered on March 8th, but when the reporting party arrived home at 8pm, she could not locate it. The second package was delivered on March 16th. When the party arrived home on the morning of March 17th, the package was missing. The vestibule in the apartment building is unlocked.

Saturday, March 16th

11:27AM: Police were dispatched to Bellingham Road for a possible theft of a license plate. The reporting party told police that this morning he noticed his front license plate to be missing. Officers inspected the car and noticed small scratches which appear consistent with a minor motor vehicle accident. It is possible the license plate was torn from the vehicle as a result of the accident. The reporting party was unaware of any accident and could not determine the last time he saw the license plate. Police are investigating.

Friday, March 15th

7:03AM: Police were dispatched to an apartment building on Center Street for an assault and battery. The victim told police he was sitting in his chair in the hallway when a man, in a derogatory manner, asked him to move his feet. When the victim did not move his legs the suspect punched him in the face. Because of the intimidating nature of the crime, the suspect will be summoned to court for Assault and Battery.

4:21PM: Officers were dispatched to Beacon and Winthrop for a report of an assault with a knife. A man told police he was walking down Beacon Street when he passed a woman and noticed she was holding a knife. They exchanged words and the woman continued walking eastbound on Beacon Street. She was described as approximately 5’2” with “dirty blonde” hair, black pants, black hat, and a floral jacket. There was an additional assault that was possibly perpetrated by the same woman in a nearby coffee shop. The suspect was not located. This case is being investigated.

4:51PM: A knife was found in the bushes in front of a home on Washington Street. The knife is described as a 6.5 inch folding knife with a brown wooden-handle and the numbers “747” engraved on the handle. In regards to the above assault with a knife case, which happened approximately 30 minutes prior to this, the victim was brought in to attempt to identify the knife. The man told police the knife that was found was most likely not the knife involved in his assault. Police are investigating.

7:23PM: Police were dispatched to Greenough Street for a report of disturbance of peace. An anonymous party told police that they noticed a black male using a loud speaker to yell about racism in the town of Brookline. Upon arrival, Police did not observe anyone acting suspiciously. Officers observed a vehicle leave the area shortly after police arrived. This case is under investigation.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14th

7:01AM: Officers were dispatched to a home on Rawson Road for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that sometime between 9pm and 11pm the previous night someone threw eggs at their home. It appears this house was the only one targeted. This case is under investigation.

9:33AM: Police were dispatched to Women’s Health Services on Harvard Street for a disturbance. A woman believed a man, who was standing out front of the address, was videotaping her. The two exchanged words, the woman struck the man in the face then left the area. Police were able to identify the woman and summoned her to court for assault and battery.

1:44PM: Police were called to Harvard Street for an attempted shoplifting. The loss prevention employee told officers that he noticed a man concealing several items and trying to leave the store without paying. The employee confronted this man and made him wait in the loss prevention office for police to arrive. All the items were returned to the store. The suspect was arrested and charged with shoplifting.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13th

9:06AM: Officers were dispatched to Coolidge Street for a bat call. The reporting party told officers that at 1:30am she was awakened by something flying over her head. When she turned on the lights, she realized there was a bat in her room. The reporting party eventually trapped the bat in one of the bedrooms. Police arrived on scene but could not locate the bat. The Brookline Health Department has been notified of this incident.

4:37PM: Police were dispatched to Beacon Street for a past shoplifting. The manager of the business told police that she reviewed surveillance footage after she noticed a recently stocked shelf completely empty. While checking the cameras later that day, the reporting party noticed that at 2:20pm, a black male entered the store and began taking several items off the shelves and placing them into his bag. He then exited without paying. It is possible this suspect has shoplifted in this area before. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, March 12th

9:03AM: Police were dispatched to Brookline High School for a report of graffiti inside the building. A school security guard told officers about the new graffiti he found, which appears to be a tag. This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Monday, March 11th

12:06PM:  Police were called to Tappan Street for found property. A woman found a single Nissan car key lying on a snowbank near her home. The key was brought to the station and secured in a property locker for safe keeping.

5:46PM: Police were dispatched to High Street for a malicious damage report. A man told police he parked his car on Saturday, March 9th, at around 11pm in the High Street parking lot. He returned to his vehicle on March 11th at 4pm and noticed both drivers’ side tires were flat. Upon further inspection, he noticed a slash mark in each of the tires. This case is being investigated.

11:44PM: Police were conducting a special attention assignment at the Brookline Town Hall due to recent reports of an individual trespassing on the property after hours. During a check of the building, officers found an unsecured door. Officers performed a building check and discovered a man sitting in one of the offices on the first floor. The man was placed under arrest and charged with Breaking and Entering in the Night Time with Intent to Commit a Misdemeanor.

Sunday, March 10th

3:30PM: Officers were dispatched to Browne Street for a past larceny. The reporting party told police that he had recently ordered a 3-pack of Nest indoor security cameras. FedEx claimed that the package was delivered at 12:18pm on Friday, March 8th. When the reporting party arrived home at 6pm, the package could not be located. Police are investigating.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Saturday, March 9th

5:58PM: A man called police to report malicious damage to his motor vehicle. The reporting party told officers that he rents a parking spot on Harvard Avenue and has had his vehicle parked there for 2 weeks. Today he received a phone call from the property owner telling him that one of his windows was broken. When he went to check on the car he noticed that the right side window was shattered but nothing was missing from the vehicle. The reporting party is unsure of when the damage took place. This case is under investigation.

6:12PM: Police were dispatched to Stetson Street for a bat call. Upon arrival, the reporting party told officers at 6pm he and his wife came home to a bat flying around their house. They called 911 and waited outside for police to arrive. It does not appear anyone was bitten by the animal but human exposure forms have been completed. The bat was detained and sent to the lab for rabies testing.

7:58PM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for shoplifting. The reporting party, a loss prevention employee, told police that a man in his 30’s had just fled the store with several articles of clothing. The suspect is described as a white male, 6’2”, wearing a dark colored hoodie, gray sweatpants, and a Patriots winter hat. It appears that the man stole multiple jackets and other clothing items. Police are investigating.

Friday, March 8th

3:04PM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival, the loss prevention employee told police that he noticed a woman place several items in a shopping cart and only pay for a few. When confronted, the suspect admitted to taking several items without paying. Loss prevention employees detained the woman until officers arrived. The suspect was verbally advised of trespassing and will be summoned to court for shoplifting.

5:52PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for shoplifting. A loss prevention employee told officers that ultimately the items had been recovered, but the suspect fled. The reporting party noticed a man rolling up clothing items and placing them under his arm. When the loss prevention employee confronted the man, he returned the items but fled towards Beacon Street. The suspect is a Hispanic man in his 40’s, with a mustache or goatee, wearing a black jacket (possibly with “BU” letters) and blue jeans. Multiple units canvassed the area but could not locate the subject.

10:36PM: There was a report for shoplifting on Commonwealth Avenue. A man with multiple reusable shopping bags stole several items before fleeing towards St. Mary’s Street. An employee attempted to follow and stop the suspect but eventually lost him. The reporting party told officers that he did not recognize the suspect as a shopper in the store. The subject is described as a 40 year-old white male, wearing a green and white checkered jacket. This case is under investigation.

Thursday, March 7th

4:32PM: Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for a report of shoplifting. The reporting party, the store’s manager, told officers that he noticed a recently restocked shelf completely empty. When he checked the surveillance footage, he recognized an individual from a previous shoplifting incident. The surveillance footage shows the suspect putting numerous boxes of tooth paste in a shopping bag, and exiting the store without paying. The suspect stole approximately $300 worth of toothpaste. Police are investigating. 

5:16PM: Police were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for shoplifting. The reporting party, a loss prevention employee, told officers that a man had just attempted to leave the store without paying for several clothing items. When the reporting party confronted him, the suspect dropped the items and fled towards Harvard Avenue (Allston). A short time later, Brookline Officers stopped a man matching the description in a local coffee shop. He was positively identified by the loss prevention employee. He will be summoned to court for shoplifting.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Wednesday, March 6th

7:05PM: Officers were dispatched to Beacon Street for the report of shoplifting. The manager of the business advised Brookline dispatchers that he was in pursuit of a suspect wearing a blue jacket and carrying an orange backpack. Police noticed an individual matching this description. Officers questioned the suspect who admitted he stole a bottle of alcohol. The suspect was arrested, and the merchandise was returned to the store.


*Updated*

2:10PM: Police were dispatched to Coolidge Corner for a report of shoplifting. Officers were met by the store manager who showed them surveillance footage of an unknown man stealing 30 deodorants. The suspect covered his face while entering and exiting the business. The subject is described as a light-skinned Hispanic or black male with a beard, wearing a black coat with white and gray stripes, and black pants. He fled towards the Centre Street parking lot and was not located by officers. Police are investigating.



Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Tuesday, March 5th

10:54AM: Police were dispatched to Amory Street for a report of a dog bite. The reporting party stated that on Monday, March 5th at approximately 2pm her dog was attacked by another dog. While sledding down a hill, a loose dog charged over and bit her dog. The reporting party took her dog to the vet where they discovered a puncture wound. The reporting party’s dog is not registered with the Town of Brookline, but is updated on their rabies vaccination. The other dog is not registered with the town nor updated on their rabies shot. Their owner was advised and given a citation for the incident.

3:23PM: Officers were dispatched to Cumberland Avenue for a past larceny. A couple has been renovating their home and recently went on vacation. When they arrived home on Sunday, March 3rd, they saw a large amount of water in the basement and noticed a pipe leaking. They called the contractor to assess the damages and upon arrival, he noticed numerous copper pipes missing from the basement. The copper was last seen on presidents day weekend. This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Monday, March 4th

9:13AM: Police were dispatched to take a report of a past breaking and entering and larceny of a motor vehicle on Crowningshield Road. The reporting party stated that on Sunday morning at around 9:30am, she found the contents of her center console strewn about the seats and noticed her plastic bag with approximately $40.00 worth of quarters to be missing from the car. The reporting party believes that this incident occurred sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The doors on her vehicle were unlocked and she has no surveillance cameras. This case is being investigated.

9:32AM: Officers were dispatched to store on Commonwealth Avenue for a report of shoplifting. The lost prevention officer told police that the suspect had just left the store with video game accessories without paying. The lost prevention officer supplied police with a description and stated he boarded a Boston University bus. A short time later Officers located a person matching the suspect’s description on said bus. A police “show up identification” was conducted.  The suspect was placed under arrest and charged him with shoplifting and possession of control substances.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Saturday, March 2nd

9:10PM: Police were dispatched to upper Harvard Street for a report of a shoplifting. The reporting party, a loss prevention security officer, stated that between 8:45pm and 9pm he witnessed a female taking several items and leaving the store without paying. The reporting party attempted to stop the suspect but was unsuccessful. The suspect is described as a white female, brunette colored hair, in her late twenties, wearing a black jacket and gray sweatpants. Officers attempted to locate the subject with negative results. This case is under investigation.

Friday, March 1st

11:49AM: An anonymous person came to the Police station with found property. The reporting party told police that they found a wedding ring in a sealed window envelope outside of the Dunkin Donuts on Boylston Street. The ring has been placed into evidence for safe keeping.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tuesday, February 26th


5:47PM: A citizen came to the Police station to report a larceny on School Street. The reporting party stated that at 8am, he locked his daughter’s electric scooter to the bike rack near the main entrance of Pierce School. When he returned at approximately 5:30pm, the scooter, lock, and helmet were missing. The item is a blue Razor e100 electric scooter. Police are investigating.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 25th

8:32AM: Police were dispatched to Coolidge Corner for reports of trespassing and shoplifting. On February 19th, a man was issued a verbal trespass order for attempting to shoplift in a business on Harvard Street. He violated this order when he was found this morning taking items off the shelf and hiding them in his bag. The suspect was arrested and will be summoned to court for multiple counts of shoplifting.

6:59PM: Officers responded to reports of larceny and fraud on Fuller Street. The reporting party told police that he placed his rent check in his unsecured mailbox on February 1st. On February 4th, the check was cashed at an unknown Citizens Bank branch. The vestibule of this Fuller Street apartment has surveillance cameras but the memory only holds for seven days. Police are investigating.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Saturday, February 23rd


11:21: Officers were dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for reports of shoplifting. The reporting party stated that two males fled the establishment headed towards Amory Street. While responding to the call, officers noticed one of the men matching the description of the one of the suspects carrying a red shopping basket containing numerous stolen items. Police were able to stop and arrest the man without incident. He will be summoned to court for shoplifting. The other suspect has not been located. This case is under investigation.

2:37PM: Police responded to reports of a shoplifting on Harvard Street. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to the reporting party who described two suspects that had fled in the direction of Beacon Street. The reporting party was able to point out the suspects, who were crossing the street. Officers caught up to the suspects, interviewed them and placed them both under arrest. After investigating is appears that the two suspects are responsible for a number of shoplifting incidents in the area. The two suspects will be summoned to court and charged with multiple counts of shoplifting.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Suspect in Custody for Armed Robbery at Brookline Mobil Gas Station


The suspect wanted in connection to the armed robbery at the Mobil Gas Station in Brookline is in police custody. Brookline Detectives have summoned a suspect to court for the armed robbery at the Mobil Gas Station on Boylston Street in Brookline (which occurred on January 22, 2019). Brookline Detectives, working with the Boston Police, were able to determine that a man, already in Boston Police custody for an armed robbery in Boston, was responsible for the January 22nd armed robbery in Brookline.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wednesday, February 20th


10:18AM: An Officer was dispatched to take a past larceny report on Tappan Street. The reporting party told police that a laptop and laptop charger have been missing and presumed stolen sometime prior to December 2018. The reporting party stated that on November 26th at approximately 4pm, the items were secured in a closet. On December 3rd at around 1pm, the reporting party noticed the laptop was missing. A few employees have access to the closet. Police noticed scuff and pry marks around the opening of the closet. This case is under investigation.

3:07PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival, Police Officers met with loss prevention employees who stated that they observed a woman putting items into a shopping cart and then placing those items in her bag. They confronted the suspect and asked her to come to the loss prevention office to talk. Once inside the office, the suspect admitted stealing a variety of items. Police summoned the suspect to court for shoplifting.

5:01PM: A citizen came to the Police station to report a larceny from the front foyer of his building. The reporting party was expecting three packages from Amazon. His doorbell rang and he went to the foyer to see who it was. When he arrived he saw two packages and brought them in. A short time later he received an email from Amazon alerting him that all three packages had been delivered. When he checked further he discovered that someone named “Dey” had signed for all three packages. The reporting person was not familiar with anyone named “Dey”. The missing package contained a laptop valued at over $1000. Police are investigating.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tuesday, February 19th


7:25AM: Officers were dispatched to Bonad Road to take a report of a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated her vehicle was parked in her driveway, unlocked and last used the vehicle on Monday, February 18th at 7:15pm. The next morning she received several emails alerting her that there had been suspicious activity on her credit cards. She went to her vehicle to retrieve her wallet, which she left in the glove compartment, and discovered it was not there. Two first aid kits were also opened inside the vehicle. The wallet is described as a gray coach wallet, with a pink interior and gold trim and gold zippers.  Police are investigating.

10:09AM: A man reported a past larceny of a package. The reporting party stated that the package was sent from Rome, Italy on September 27, 2017 and Fed-Ex reported the package delivered on October 3, 2017. The items in the package were valued at over $3,000. Police are investigating.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sunday, February 17th


12:07PM: Police responded to Park Vale for reports of a graffiti complaint. The reporting party showed officers the graffiti in his garage. He stated that some of the images had been there since November 2018, but recently the graffiti has gotten worse. The man noted that high school aged kids tend to hang around his back area in the late afternoon. This is being investigated.

Saturday, February 16th


4:14PM: Police responded to a business on Harvard Street to take a report of shoplifting. The store manager told police that a woman entered the business and was observed by an employee putting merchandise in her bag. The manager confronted the woman and she fled. Later the store manager reviewed the surveillance video and observed a male party enter the store with the woman and observed him steal items too.  The female is described as a white female with brown hair, wearing a black jacket, carrying a tan and red purse. The male is described as a white male with dark hair, a gray jacket, blue jeans, and a white baseball hat. This case is being investigated.  

6:40PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street for reports of shoplifting. The store manager told officer she watched a woman stuff numerous items into a two large blue bags. When employees asked if she needed any help, the suspect grabbed all the items and fled. Dispatchers described the suspect as a 40-50 year old female wearing a big blue jacket, bright blue backpack, and carrying two huge blue bags of stolen clothes. Police found the woman matching the description on the corner of Beacon Street. She was arrested and all items were returned to the store.

Friday, February 15th


11:00AM: At around 1pm on the 2/14, Officers found numerous discarded packages with various mailing addresses in a puddle near Cleveland Circle. Police used the names and addresses to locate the people whose items had been taken. Officers located a woman on Beacon Street that told police that she received a confirmation delivery email at 3pm but noticed the package missing at 5pm. Another woman, on Winthrop Road, told police she was supposed to have a package delivered on Wednesday but it never showed up. Another person on Pleasant Street was found to have their packages taken. None of the residents have surveillance cameras. This case is under investigation.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14th


6:44PM: There were reports of found keys on Babcock Street. Brookline Fire Department was given a set of keys found by an anonymous person. There are no identifying objects or marks on the key ring that could help us identify the owner. The keys are safety locked up in an evidence locker until someone comes to claim them.

8:00PM: Officers were dispatched to Winchester Street for two reports of hit and run motor vehicle accidents. Both of the reporting parties were not present when their cars were damaged. Both vehicles had driver side damage and one of the car’s mirrors had also been damaged. Because of the proximity of time and physical closeness of the vehicles, it is possible these crimes were committed by the same person. Police are investigating.

9:02PM: There were reports of shoplifting on Beacon Street. The reporting party described the man he saw steal from their business. Upon arrival, officers noticed a man on the corner of Harvard Street that matched the description. When they approached him he eventually admitted to taking the items. He then returned the items to the store and conversed with the manager about no longer being allowed in the business. The suspect is being summoned to court for shoplifting.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Burglary Arrest Report

On February 7, 2019, two officers were advised by dispatch that a residential breaking and entering just occurred at Colbourne Crescent. The officers then advised Brookline Police Dispatch that multiple unmarked police units were following the suspect vehicle involved. The vehicle was described as a Silver Honda traveling on Jamaica Way at Brookline Ave. One of the officers requested a marked unit to start in the direction to assist the unmarked units.

Traveling on Washington Street in a marked unit, an officer let dispatchers know that she would respond to the call. As she was traveling on the Jamaica Way, traffic backed and became congested due to vehicles stopping at the red light at the intersection of Jamaica Way at Willow Pond Road. At this time four unmarked cruisers came from the direction of Byner Road and Willow Pond Road, and conducted a felony car stop. At this time the officer and a Boston Detective approached the operator of the suspect vehicle and advised the suspect to exit the vehicle.  The suspect exited the vehicle and they placed him in handcuffs without incident.

Prior to transportation to the station, officers searched the suspect. One officer located a red Buddah statue and a $20.00 bill in the suspects right front pants pocket. The other located many pieces of jewelry, a stack of US currency, and two keys in the man's left front pants pocket.  Due to the investigation involving a residential breaking and entering, all jewelry and US currency were placed in evidence bags and brought back to the Brookline Police Station and deemed as evidence.

The officers then inventoried all jewelry, the Buddha statue and US currency that was in the possession of the suspect.

The following is a list of inventoried items:

One Gold woman’s Rolex watch
One Diamond band
One Gold band
Two sets of Gold clip on earrings
One Gold bracelet, which included four attached charms. Three charms, one with scripture
One Gold thick bracelet
One Gold layered necklace
One Silver and Gold bracelet
One pair of 14 KT Gold earrings
One Gold, necklace with a blue opal pendant
One Gold necklace with a white pearl pendant
One Gold pendant with a white center pearl
One Gold, diamond bracelet
One Gold, triangle pendant
One Lady Mount Carmel pendant
One Gold square Pendant with a Jade center
One necklace with glasses attached
One Gold bracelet with a flower design
One 18 inch, Gold necklace
One Gold ring with a diamond in the center
One Gold ring with a purple pearl
One Gold flower ring
One Gold, crown shaped ring
One Gold ring with missing diamonds
One Gold Pendant with pink stones
One aventurine stone necklace
One Red, Buddha Statue

The total US currency that was located on the suspect was $886.75 US Dollars.

A breakdown of the US currency was:   
44 US $20 bills, totaling $880 US dollars 
27 US quarters, totaling $6.75 US dollars.

The officers present photographed all property and US currency that was taken for evidence. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Saturday, February 9th


12:19PM: There were reports of a past larceny on Beacon Street. A woman told officers that she had three packages stolen from her foyer between 1/4/19 and 1/6/19. All items were delivered from Amazon. Police are investigating.

2:22PM: A father and son came into Brookline to report a larceny of a bike. The boy rode the bike to Brookline High School on Wednesday, 2/6, and locked it on the bicycle rack at 8:30am. On 2/7 at approximately 8:20am, the boy went to retrieve the bike and found it missing. The bike lock was left behind and still intact. The bike is described as a black Trek FX2 bicycle with blue lettering and a rack on the back. This case is being investigated.


Friday, February 8th


11:21AM: Officers responded to reports of a past attempted theft from a mailbox. The reporting party stated that a few days ago he noticed the lid of the mailbox bent. When he asked his wife, she told him she noticed the condition roughly 2 weeks ago. The reporting party also recently noticed some fraudulent activity on his bank account. At this time it does not appear any mail was stolen from the mailbox. This case is being investigated.

11:46AM: Units were dispatched to the area of Harvard Street at Longwood Avenue for a report of a past shoplifter walking in the area. A month prior, the manager of a store noticed a man leave without paying for some items. She took a mental note of the man and his attire. On 2/6, she saw the man in the store again. When she checked the surveillance tapes, she noticed him steal several items. At approximately 11:50am, the manager saw the man again, in the same jacket, and called police. The suspect was positively identified and summons into court for shoplifting.

5:29PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Beacon Street for reports of shoplifting. An employee notified his manager after recognizing a man who had previous incidents of suspicious activity in the establishment. The suspect entered the business with a paper bag and began placing items into the paper bag. He placed his jacket over the bag, and proceeded to checkout. He did not pay for any of the items in the paper bag. The reporting party stopped the suspect as he tried to flee and officers arrived on scene shortly after. The suspect was arrested for shoplifting.

Thursday, February 7th

1:16PM: There were reports of malicious damage to an automobile on Sherman Road. The reporting party stated that she parked her car at 9:30am and returned at approximately 12:45pm that afternoon and found her left rear window smashed. Police are investigating.

5:17PM: A restaurant on Harvard Street reported they found several baby clothes items in a plastic bag behind a trash can in their men’s room. The clothes still had price tags on them. A check of a nearby store confirmed that they did not sell that particular brand of  clothes. The items were placed into evidence for safe keeping. The case is being investigated.

6:45PM: Police were dispatched to Colbourne Crescent for reports of a breaking and entering which has just occurred. Officers arrived and noticed a broken window and signs that the home was ransacked. The son of the home owner confirmed that cash, jewelry, and electronic devices were stolen from the home. Police are investigating.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wednesday, February 6th


1:52PM: Officers were dispatched to a construction site off Brookline Place for reports of larceny. An employee noticed at 6am this morning that numerous items were missing. The items had been secured at the site by 5pm on 2/5. Officers found surveillance footage of the area that shows a man breaking and entering at 10:50pm. The suspect appeared to have knowledge of the site. This case is being investigated.

3:03PM: There are reports of a past larceny on Euston Street. The reporting party was supposed to receive a package from his cousin in Texas. The package contains sensitive personal information. The man waited over a month to report the theft because he hoped the package was late. There are no security cameras in the area. This is under investigation.

4:42PM: A woman came to the front desk to report a found key on Clark Road. The reporting party turned in a Universal Studios key ring with a Hyundai car key fob and two residential keys. Also found with the keys was a cell phone charging cord. The reporting party’s mail carrier found the items on the woman’s lawn outside her house. Efforts have been made to locate the owner of the keys. If these items sound familiar to you please contact 617-730-2252.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, February 5th

Package Thief Caught Consuming Cookies

8:09PM: There were reports of a suspicious person inside an unlocked vestibule on Beacon Street. When officers arrived they saw a woman, matching the caller’s description, sitting with three opened packages in her hands. She claimed that she did not live in the building but that the packages were hers. Because of recent package thefts, police checked the labels and confirmed that the items were not hers. The suspect told officers the packages were in fact hers because of the “diet she was on”. Two of the packages she opened contained consumable items such as tea and Girl Scout cookies. When officers located the woman, it appeared that some of the Girl Scout cookie boxes were opened and some of the cookies were missing. She later admitted to consuming the stolen cookies. The suspect was also found with numerous other stolen items including identification cards and credit cards. The suspect was arrested.


3:03AM: Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for reports of a man shot with a BB gun. The reporting party stated that he was exiting a taxi when a red sedan driving erratically almost struck him. The man told officers that when he held up his middle finger the car halted, traveled in reverse, and then stopped to shoot the man with a BB gun several times. The car then sped southbound towards Harvard Street. Police are attempting to locate traffic surveillance cameras in the area.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Monday, February 4th


11:37AM: Officers responded to reports of larceny on Gorham Avenue. The reporting party ordered two packages from Amazon but only received one. She received a notification from Amazon that two packages had been delivered sometime between 1pm and 3:30pm on Saturday. Police are investigating.

4:23PM: A woman came to Brookline to report a larceny from her home. At around 3pm today she noticed her necklace missing from the jewelry box. Nothing else appears to be stolen from the home. This case is under investigation.

6:28PM: Officers were dispatched to an apartment on Clyde Street for reports of a past larceny. A woman reports a theft of jewelry from her bedroom. She had last worn the ring on 1/14 and discovered it missing on 1/20. It appears that nothing else was taken from the bedroom. Police are investigating.

7:49PM: Police responded to reports of a past animal bite. A woman was walking on Village Way when she approached a man with two medium-sized dogs on leashes. When the reporting party walked by, one of the dogs attempted to bite her back leg. The dog bite did not puncture the skin or injure the woman. The reporting party did not ask for the man’s information.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sunday, February 3rd


SCAM ALERT: People claiming to be from the Water Department. Getting access to homes and stealing.

12:15PM: Officers were dispatched to a residence on Henry Street for reports of a past larceny. The reporting party recounted the suspicious incident to officers which occurred at 1pm on January 30th. The woman reported that a man knocked on her door claiming to be a Water Department employee who was there to check the water for lead. The reporting party  remembered that he showed her some sort of ID badge on a blue lanyard. Upon entering the house the suspect made the reporting party sit turned away from the rest of the apartment and watch the water for discoloration. Because her back was to the rest of the apartment, she believes it is possible there was more than one man in her home at the time. The man never returned after he went to his truck to get some paperwork. Suspicious, the reporting party asked her neighbor to phone the water company and they told him they had not sent any representatives. After this, the reporting party checked around her house and noticed several things out of place including some cash from her wallet.

10:28AM: Officers responded to reports of larceny on University Road. The reporting party stated that he received a notification that his package had been delivered at 7:41pm. The notification included a photo of the package on the porch. The reporting party went to retrieve the package around 11pm and realized it was missing. This case is under investigation.

Saturday. February 2nd


12:48PM: A woman was attending an event in Brookline and parked her car on Linden Place. When she returned to her car, she found that her front license plate had been stolen. 

Friday, February 1st


11:43AM: There was a report of larceny on Salisbury Road. The reporting party stated that he received a confirmation notification of a package delivery on 1/31 at 6:42pm. About an hour later the reporting party went to retrieve the package and could not find it. Believing it was simply too dark outside, he waited till morning to recheck. When he came outside this morning and still could not find the package, he called police. This crime is under investigation.

6:14PM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Commonwealth Avenue for a past report of attempted shoplifting. When officers arrived, the store managers showed police surveillance depicting a black male in a blue sweatshirt and a shorter white female wearing an orange coat and white scarf. The footage shows the two individuals steal over $80 worth of cosmetics. The managers approached the two individuals and after claiming they stole nothing, they both gave back all the items. The individuals left in separate directions but are believed to be working together.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Thursday, January 31st


3:30PM: Officers responded to a report of larceny of two packages on Euston Street. The reporting party received a confirmation email at 1:37pm from USPS notifying her that her packages had arrived, but when she arrived home at 3:30 the items were missing. The packages contained clothing items valued at over $100.

5:33PM: Officers went to a store on Boylston Street regarding a past shoplifting incident. Yesterday morning at around 8am, an employee watched a woman purchase a box of cereal, and asked for a bag to put it in. She then remained in the store and went to the cosmetics aisle for a few moments, then exit the store. The employee thought this was strange. Later the employee checked the surveillance cameras and noticed the woman in question putting various cosmetics items into the shopping bag, then exit the store without paying for them. The employee states that they are familiar with the suspect, and were able to give the police some information to aid in the investigation.

7:09PM: Officers were dispatched to Highland Road for reports of a breaking and entering of a residence. When officers arrived they noticed a crowbar, screen, and shattered back window. Officers also noticed footprints in the snow leading up to the broken window. The reporting party stated that she left her home in the morning and returned home in the evening. She noticed the glass on the floor and the loud barks of her dog on the second floor. It appears at this time that nothing was stolen. Police are investigating.

8:08PM: While investigating the attempted break-in of residence on Highland Road, officers noticed a window screen pulled up of an adjacent home. There were also footprints in the snow leading up to this window. The window was closed but not locked. It appears at this time that the suspect did not enter this residence. Police are investigating.


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30th


1:08AM: Officers were conducting a building check of Brookline High School when they noticed graffiti along the rear of a building. The graffiti depicted an anarchy sign and the words “We Be RESIT”. There were also two other images of what appear to be people. No other graffiti was observed at this time. Police are investigating.

1:03PM: Officers were dispatched to reports of an animal bite. A USPS employee reported that he was bitten by a dog while attempting to make a delivery on Chestnut Place. The reporting party stated that after he left a package at the front door, a dog ran out from the corner of the house and bit him on the leg. The dog is registered and the owner will be receiving a citation for the dog’s action.  

6:33PM: Officers took a report of a past breaking and entering to two motor vehicles on Leland Road. The owners (a couple) noticed both of their cars had been rummaged through overnight. Both owners reported no items were missing and admitted that the vehicles were left unlocked.

6:40PM: Officers responded to a similar case of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. The reporting party stated that on Monday, the 28th, she left her car unlocked in her driveway on Plowgate Road. The following morning at approximately 8am, she noticed her motor vehicle had been rummaged through. No items were stolen or removed from the inside of the motor vehicle. Today, at around 6pm she heard her husband’s car alarm go off. She never saw an assailant but believes that someone was attempting to break into her husband’s locked car. These cases are being investigated

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tuesday, January 29th


Officers were dispatched to Payson Road for multiple accounts of breaking and entering of motor vehicles. It appears that the same person or persons rifled through a few cars on Payson Road between the hours of 11pm and 5am yesterday. Some of the cars that were searched were locked and others were left unlocked. So protect your valuables! Take everything out of your car and remember to lock your doors. Police officers will be increasing patrols in this area. If you have any information regarding these cases or anything suspicious please contact Brookline PD at 617-730-2222.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Suspicious Activity, North Brookline


There were two incidents this past week of suspicious activity involving a gun. On January 23rd around 9:30pm, a group of students were walking on Pleasant Street toward Commonwealth Avenue when a large dark vehicle playing loud music passed them. A few of the people walking saw the driver holding what they described as a firearm out of the vehicle, mimicking firing off rounds. The car was described as a dark, boxy SUV type, and no one saw the license plate. The suspect was described as a dark skinned male with a small beard. At around 7pm the previous day, another incident occurred. A woman was driving on Saint Mary’s Street when she swerved to avoid a pot hole and got too close to a large black SUV. The driver of the black SUV pulled alongside the woman and the woman tried to explain that she hit a pothole and was sorry. This is when the driver of the SUV turned off their headlights and brandished what appeared to be a firearm. She described the suspect as having dark brown skin, black hair, and a short black beard. Since both cars were dark, large SUV type vehicles and the suspects appear similar, it is possible these crimes were committed by the same person. If anyone has information relating to these cases or others please report anything suspicious to us at 617-730-2222. Both of incidents are under investigation.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Saturday, January 26th


12:43PM: Officers responded to a business on Harvard Street to take a report of a larceny. The reporting party stated that after his vehicle was washed (interior and exterior of the vehicle), he noticed an envelope missing from his car. The reporting party stated that a sum of money was left in his vehicle in a white envelope. After the car was washed he checked where the money was supposed to be and found it missing. He returned to the business and reported it to the business’ manager who checked the surveillance footage. The manager confirmed that an employee removed the envelope containing the money and put it in his pocket. Police questioned the employee who initially denied the theft, but then stated that he did take the money. The man then retrieved the money from a hiding spot and returned it. The employee was arrested for larceny.

Friday, January 25th


4:52AM: Officers were dispatched to a business on Harvard Street regarding malicious damage. The reporting party, on her way to work, noticed someone try to kick open the locked door of a coffee shop. An IPhone was found at the scene. There also appeared to be damage on the door of another nearby coffee shop. This case is under investigation.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Thursday, January 24th


8:52PM: Officers were dispatched to University Road for reports of bat exposure. The reporting party told police that a bat was flying around his home. In an attempt to catch the animal, it bit him on the ring finger. The animal was secured and sent to Mass Department of Health for a rabies test. No one else in the home was exposed to the bat.

5:26PM: A woman called the police to report her car stolen. She stated she went to her parking spot and noticed her vehicle was missing. When officers arrived, the reporting party told them she parked her red Kia on Columbia Street before going to work at 7am. When she returned at around 5pm, she could not locate her car. The car was locked. Officers canvassed the area and asked multiple towing companies, but no one could locate the vehicle. This is being investigated.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wednesday, January 23rd

11:48PM: Officers were involved in a motor vehicle pursuit after a car failed to stop and performed multiple other traffic offenses. Officers witnessed a car without its headlights on driving through red lights and stop signs near Cypress Street. The driver had a suspended license and refused to stop the vehicle. After chasing the vehicle for approximately 1.5 miles, the suspect was arrested without incident.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tuesday, January 22nd


9:56PM: Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at a Gas Station near Boylston Street. The suspect showed a gun and demanded all the cash from the registers. There were no injuries and surveillance cameras captured photos of the suspect. This case is under investigation.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Saturday, January 19th


11:04AM: Officers responded to a report of malicious damage on Toxteth Street. The reporting party stated that he went to sleep around 1am and when he woke up this morning at 8:20am he noticed a rock had been thrown through his window. The reporting party said he and his family have no issues with anyone that would cause someone to damage the window. The man had already handled the rock before officers arrived so no fingerprints could be lifted.

Friday, January 18th


9:33AM: While at the front desk of BPD, a woman came to report a past larceny from her motor vehicle. She stated that she parked her car at a metered space on Pierce Street on Wednesday, 1/16, and left her purse in the back seat of the car. She does not remember locking the doors. She discovered on Thursday that her wallet was missing and some contents of her purse were slightly disturbed. The wallet contained her license, assorted gift cards, and credit/debit cards that were all valued at about $400.

10:38AM: Officers were dispatched to Freeman Street for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that an unknown man rang his doorbell and stated that he had found a large pile of mail with this man’s name and address on it. The reporting party remembered placing his outgoing mail into the mailbox at the corner of Amory and Freeman Street on January 17th. All the mail had been ripped open and was partially covered in some sort of sticky substance. At this time, we are unsure if there were more items stolen from the mail. Officers continue to try to get in contact with those who had their mail rifled through. This case is being investigated.

4:29PM: A woman reported a case of past malicious damage to her automobile. The reporting party stated that she parked her car in an open garage on University Road. Her vehicle appears to have been “keyed” by a sharp object. Officer’s noted the long single scratch on the rear hatch. The woman reported that other neighbors have told her of suspicious damage happening to their vehicles but at this time there are no other reports. This case is under investigation.

5:21PM: There were reports of an attempted shoplifting at a business on Harvard Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the business’s Loss Prevention employee who witnessed a black male in his 50’s pick up several items and attempt to flee without paying. The employee approached the suspect and although he was not cooperative, the suspect left all the items before he walked out of the store. The employee also managed to get a possible name and address of the man, but officers have been unable to locate the man. This case is under investigation.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17th



12:13AM: Units responded to reports of suspicious activity on Pond Avenue. The reporting party stated he saw a white male with dirty blonde hair standing near a shed on the property. The reporting party called out to the man. The suspect fled out of the backyard towards Downes Field. According to the caller, the man did not appear to have taken anything but his action(s) on the property were suspicious. Police are investigating.


11:26AM: Police were dispatched to a home on Pleasant Street to take a report of a past package theft. The reporting party ordered two ink cartridges. The package was believed to be stolen on January 15th, sometime between 12:30pm and 6:30pm. The lobby of the building has several surveillance cameras but no cameras where the package was actually located. Police are investigating.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wednesday, January 16th


9:20AM: A woman called Brookline Animal Control to report that her dog was attacked by another dog at Warren Field Park. The reporting party explained that this is the second incident where her dog was attacked by the same dog. Officers contacted the owner of the other dog and she told them that while her dog was off-leash when it bit the caller’s dog. Officers determined that since the owner admitted guilt and the dog was involved in a separate biting incident that the dog would have its off leash privileges suspended for 60 days, and the owner would be issued a by-law citation. Both animals are registered and fully updated on their rabies vaccination.

11:56AM: Officers were dispatched to Amory Street for a report of a past stolen package. In late December, the reporting party remembers ordering a 10in Echo Show valued at around $250. Since he never received it, today he called Amazon and they reported that the package had been delivered on 1/8/19. The resident has a ring security device but his landlord stated that he was unable to see the theft. This case is under investigation.

UPDATE: The reporting party called officers today to tell them that the Echo Show had been delivered by Amazon today. The tracking information was very incorrect, and no crime has been committed. 

1:37PM: A man came to BPD to report a graffiti law violation on Verndale Street. At around 9am, the reporting party noticed new graffiti on his building that was not there the day before. There were no security cameras in the area. The man also reported the graffiti to the property management. This case is being investigated.