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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

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.