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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Monday, January 7th to Thursday, January 3rd

Report for 1/7/19 to 1/3/19

4:30PM: A teen had her backpack stolen from Brookline Public Library. The teen left her backpack unattended at around 3:30pm to do homework with friends. When she returned an hour later, her red Elite backpack was missing. This case is under investigation.


3:00PM: A resident reported that two of their motor vehicles were broken into while they slept. The suspect entered the vehicles, rummaged around, and stole some loose cash. Both cars were unlocked at the time. This case is under investigation.

5:00PM: Officers responded to a report about a stolen Tablet computer. A woman was at the Brookline Public Library and left her Tablet charging on top of her backpack. When she returned an hour later, the Tablet was gone. The Tablet is described as having a white cover and a red “spitfire” symbol on one side. This case is being investigated.

6:39PM: Officers took a report of breaking and entering and larceny of a residence on South Street. It appeared that the first floor of the residence was untouched, however the rooms upstairs appeared to be disturbed. Numerous items were stolen. This case is under investigation.

11:19PM: Officers were dispatched to take a report for a breaking and entering and larceny of a residence. The owners stated they were gone for two hours, but when they returned home they discovered jewelry was missing from the upstairs bedroom. It appears the suspect stole mostly gold jewelry and at least one watch. Officers believe the suspect gained entry through an unlocked bathroom window. This case is under investigation.


9:16AM: Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a three year old pedestrian. The child was riding his scooter in a crosswalk when he was struck by a car. The child was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
4:05PM: Officers responded to a call regarding malicious damage to a vehicle on Egmont St. The vehicle had a very distinct scratch all the way around it, most likely caused by a key. The owner did not know who or why someone would cause this damage. This case is under investigation.


10:18AM: Dispatchers routed officers to an incident at Brookline Avenue Park where two dogs got into a fight. Both dogs have their rabies shot but one of the dog’s owners has been requested to license the dog for the future. The owner of the dog that was more out of control received a citation for the incident.

4:23PM: Officers were dispatched to a shoplifting in progress on Harvard Street. Two men entered the store with a large plastic TJ Maxx bag and began filling the bag with several coats. The two males fled the scene and dropped the bag containing seven of the stolen coats. This case is under investigation.

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