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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, July 26, 2019

July 25th

July 25, 2019

A Brookline resident came to the station to report a larceny from their vehicle that happened the day before. The reporting party left her vehicle parked on Kent street at approximately 8 AM. When they returned to their vehicle at 6 PM she discovered that a phone charger and coin purse were missing and items in the car were moved around.Detectives attempted to collect finger prints from the vehicle.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

July 24th

July 24, 2019

At approximately 10:50 AM Officers responded to a report that a stroller that was stolen from Cypress street. The reporting party had parked their car to pick-up their children from daycare. After placing the children in the car the reporting party forgot the stroller on the sidewalk. When they realized their mistake they returned and the stroller was missing.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July 14th 2019

July 14, 2019

At approximately 1:15 PM officers were working a detail at NETA dispensary and encountered 3 individuals near Boylston street that were illegally smoking marijuana that they just purchased at the dispensary.

After identifying the individuals and it was determined that two of the three had active warrants. Officers searched the individual and discovered several fake hundred dollar bills with Chinese writing on them.

 In addition to their warrants, all three individuals received citations for public marijuana consumption.

July 15, 2019

At 10:17 AM officers responded to a call of a dog hit by a motorist at Brookline Avenue. Once on scene police spoke to the driver who informed police that he was driving northbound on Brookline Avenue when a small dog ran of the Brookline Avenue Park and under his vehicle while he was traveling. Officers interviewed the passengers of the vehicle who confirmed the story of the driver.

The dog was pronounced dead at the VCA Animal hospital. The driver was not found responsible for the accident based on reports from all individuals involved and no citations were issued.

At 8:00 PM Officers responded to a call of a bat inside of a residence. The animal was trapped by the reporting party and was turned over to police who submitted the animal for rabies testing. The individuals were included in the report for exposure to the animal.

July 16, 2019

At 1019 hours Brookline Officers responded to a report of malicious damage on Cumberland Avenue. The reporting party stated that he was at the residence on the 13th and everything checked out, however when he returned to the property on the 16th he noticed the front middle window of the residence was shattered. There was no sign of entry onto the property and the windows have been boarded up. Police are investigating.

At 4:31 PM Officers were dispatched to Washington Street for a report of a stolen package from the mail. The reporting party informed police that when she arrived home at 3:45 PM she noticed an opened package on her doorstep with the contents missing. The package was marked as delivered at 1:31 PM. Police are investigating.

July 17, 2019

At approximately 7:00 PM a Brookline resident reported that her vehicle was broken into on Clyde Street, and 4 credit cards and cash had been stolen out of her purse. Police are investigating.

July 19-22

July 19, 2019

At approximately 8:15 AM Brookline Police responded to a report of a man asleep with a bag on his head on the grass near the Longwood MBTA train stop. Once on scene officers checked on the health of the individual to make sure he did not need medical attention.

Officers identified the man and determined that he had multiple warrants out for his arrest. When he was being placed in handcuffs the suspect began to flee.

The foot chase continued to the Longwood Towers apartment complex where the suspect ran though the building and exited through the rear, and then jumped a fence into a backyard on Colchester Street. The foot chase continued in backyards to Hawes Road where the suspect jumped another fence and continued to flee from police. The chase proceeded to the Emerald Necklace pathway and the suspect made a turn towards the river and jumped in. The suspect then swam to an island in the center of the river and refused commands to return to shore.

A perimeter was set up by Brookline Police, assisted by Boston Police, Boston University Police and MA State Police.

Brookline fire was also contacted for assistance in the form of an inflatable boat used to reach the island where the suspect was found hiding from Police under a tree. He was then placed under arrest.

July 21, 2019

On July 21st at approximately 2:31 PM Brookline Police responded to a report of a dog bite on Wolcott Road.

The reporting party stated that he was a delivery man for Amazon and that while he was delivering a package outside of a residence, he was bitten by a small dog on the leg.

The reporting party denied medical attention from paramedics.

There was no evidence of malicious intent and the case was transferred to animal control and a follow up investigation will be conducted on the incident

The dog was up to date of all of its vaccinations and no citations were issued to the owner.