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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

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.

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