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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, August 15, 2019

August 13, 2019

At approximately 12:09 PM an Officer was working a paid detail near Brookline Village and was approached by an unknown person. This person was not wearing a shirt or shoes and was inquiring where the closest attorney’s office was. The Officer supplied the man with the information, but was concerned for the man’s mental health well-being. The officer identified the man and discovered the he had an active warrant out of Brighton District Court. The man was placed under arrest.

At approximately 1:00 PM Officers responded to Marion Street for the report of a resident who captured a bat in their apartment. When officers arrived on scene they collected the captured bat and sent it to the Massachusetts State Laboratory for rabies testing.

August 14, 2019

At approximately 6:25 PM Officers responded to a call of a citizen chasing someone who stole his bike near the Pond Avenue and Washington Street. The bike had been stolen on Sunday and the victim recognized it as his bike. Officers were able to stop the suspect, who admitted it wasn't his bike, and it was returned to the owner. It was determine that the suspect would not be charged with a crime due to his age, cooperative attitude, lack of criminal history and the fact that the victim did not want to pursue the matter.

August 15, 2019

At approximately 2:30 AM officers responded to a bat call on Warwick Road. The reporting party stated that she awoke to find a bat flying around her bedroom. The bat was not able to be located. Due to the possibility of exposure officers filled out a rabies exposure form and advised the reporting party of the precautions she should take.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 12, 2019

At approximately 7:00 AM Officers were dispatched to a construction site on Auburn Street for a report of stolen tools. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who informed Police that he had arrived at work at approximately 6:10 AM and left his bag of tools next to the back door of the site and left to find a parking spot. When he returned around 6:20 AM his tools were missing. Police are investigating.

At 5:10 PM a citizen came into the police station with a suspicious metal box that was discovered on Winchester Street. The box had writing on the side that said "Open Me". The box contained a note which read: "Today fortune strikes. You've found yourself lucky enough to come across this box. You can keep the treasure it holds." This box was empty, but ones like it have been found containing money. It appears to be part of a global "social experiment" and boxes like this have been found in other cities in the United States and around the globe.

Monday, August 12, 2019

August 11, 2019

At Approximately 4:25 PM Police were dispatched to Park Street to a report of graffiti on a property. Once on scene the reporting party lead Officers to the rear of the property and showed them a yellow spiral painted onto the wall. Officers took photos of the graffiti and a follow up is planned.

At approximately 5:54 PM Officers were dispatched to Leverett Street to a report of a bat in a residence. Once on scene Officers met with the reporting party who informed police that she was putting on her shoes, and when she put her foot into one of the shoes she felt an animal, that she identified as a bat hiding in her shoe. The bat was captured and sent to the Massachusetts State Laboratory for rabies testing. 

At 9:52 PM Officers responded to a report of a dispute at the Village train station. Once on scene officers attempted to separate two parties who were having a verbal altercation. While attempting to keep the parties apart, one of the suspects pushed past police, swatting an officer’s arm away. Officers detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. After repeated failed attempts to identify and get the suspect to cooperated with police he was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery on a Public Official and Resisting Arrest.