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Friday, May 31, 2019

Good Work by Off Duty Officer

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

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