Note to Readers:

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 crimereports.com

Thursday, March 12, 2020

MARCH 5, 2020

An officer took a report for a past shoplifting at a business on Harvard St. On March 4 at 1800 hrs, the suspect came in and concealed multiple articles of clothing in a tote bag and fled.

Officers responded to a shoplifting at a business on Commonwealth Av. The suspect concealed electronics in his backpack and jacket. The suspect was stopped and subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

MARCH 6, 2020

Officers responded to a multi-unit residence on Beacon St to assist the fire department with a working fire. The fire was extinguished and the preliminary investigation indicates the fire was accidental.

MARCH 7, 2020

An officer took a report for a car break that occurred at a residence on Amory St. An unlocked vehicle was entered sometime overnight and change was stolen.

An officer took a report for a past larceny from a business on Commonwealth Av. A locked locker was entered while the victim was in the gym and cash was stolen.

Officers responded to a restaurant on Harvard St for individuals who didn't pay for their meals. Multiple suspects ordered food, and left the restaurant with it without paying. The suspects were stopped a short distance away and summonsed for defrauding an innkeeper.

Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Av for a shoplifting that just occurred. The suspect walked out the store with a laptop computer without paying. The suspect was stopped a short distance away and subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

MARCH 8, 2020

An officer took a report for a package theft from a residence on Sewall Av. The package was stolen from an unlocked foyer sometime over a span of days.

MARCH 9, 2020

An officer responded to a business on Beacon St for a burglary that occurred overnight. It was determined that entry was most likely made through a rear door that does not secure properly. Cash was stolen from the register area.

The Animal Control Officer responded to Amory Park for a dog complaint. An individual claimed another dog was too aggressive with her dog by pouncing on top of her dog and pinning it down. After further investigation it was determined that the dogs do not get along and is an isolated incident.

MARCH 10, 2020

An officer took a report for a package theft from a residence on Alton Pl. The package was stolen from an unlocked foyer sometime in the afternoon of March 9.

An officer took a report for a bike theft from a residence on Russell St. The bike was stolen from the storage area under the front porch sometime during the day.

Officers responded to the area of White Pl for a male urinating in public. Multiple officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

MARCH 11, 2020

Officers responded to a residence on Lawton St to assist the fire department with a working fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. The preliminary investigation indicates the fire was accidental from a battery that shorted.














Thursday, March 5, 2020

MARCH 4, 2020

An officer took a report for a false bomb threat at a financial institution on West Roxbury Parkway. Staff stated they called the suspect's wife the day earlier in attempt to discuss financial matters. The call went to voicemail and staff did not leave a message. Upon returning to work the next day, staff received several calls/voicemails from the suspect. The suspect made threats of physical harm and to "blow you up". After further investigation, a warrant was requested for the suspect for various criminal charges.

Officers responded to a residence on Beacon St for a package theft just occurred. The reporting party observed the suspect enter the courtyard area of the residence and remove a package, which she believed was suspicious. Responding officers observed an individual matching the description a short distance away. After further investigation, it was determined that the suspect had stolen multiple packages from residences in Brookline and Boston. The suspect was arrested.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

MARCH 3, 2020

At 1745 hrs, officers responded to Pond Ave to assist the fire department with a car fire. The fire department was able to extinguish the flames and preliminary investigation indicate there was nothing suspicious about the origin of the fire.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

An officer responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave for an employee fraudulently using a customer's credit card. The business' manager reported to the officer that a customer left behind his credit card after making a purchase. The employee at the register fraudulently used the credit card to purchase over $1000 gift cards. When speaking to the suspect, she reported that she was coerced into making the purchases with the understanding of she would get half the profits. The matter is under investigation.

An officer responded to a residence on Hawthorne Rd for a bat call. The resident reported an injured bat crawled out from under her couch. She was able to capture the bat and it was transported to a facility for rabies testing.

An officer responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave for a shoplifting that just occurred. Staff stated the suspect concealed two FitBit watches while someone he came in with distracted him. The suspect was able to flee prior to police arrival. Upon further investigation the identity of the suspect was learned and he will be summonsed for shoplifting.

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

An officer responded to a residence on Heath St for a larceny report. The victim stated that sometime in December he had movers inside his residence. He believes it was during this time that a watch was stolen.


Friday, February 28, 2020

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

An officer took a report for car breaks. At approximately 0227 hrs, a vehicle in seen entering a parking lot in the area of Hurd Rd. The suspect exits his vehicles and opens the unlocked doors of two separate vehicles. It is unknown if anything was stolen. The suspect then leaves the lot in his vehicle.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

FEBRUARY 26, 2020

An officer took a car break report from a residence on Walnut St. Sometime overnight, two vehicles were entered through unlocked doors. Items were disturbed, but nothing was reported stolen.

At 1015 hrs, officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave for a shoplifting that just occurred. One suspect was stopped just outside the business entrance. He admitted to shoplifting, but provided a false ID. His identity was later learned and several warrants were found for his arrest. This suspect was arrested for shoplifting and the warrants. A second suspect was located inside the store. The second suspect was identified and several warrants for his arrest were found. This suspect was placed under arrest for the warrants.

At 1804 hrs, officers responded to the main library on Washington St for a fight between two patrons. The victim stated that he woke the suspect from sleeping at a computer by shaking him. The suspect responded to being woken by punching the victim in the head. It was later learned that the suspect had a warrant for his arrest and was in possession of a pill bottle belonging to someone else. The suspect was arrested for assault and battery on an elderly person, possession of class e drugs and the warrant.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

FEBRUARY 24, 2020

An officer took a report for a stolen cell phone. Between 0930 and 1200 hrs, the victim was at a school on Goddard Ave and left her bag with a phone in it unattended. When the victim returned, the phone was no longer in her bag and was being tracked to Cambridge.

An officer took a report for a car break. Sometime overnight a vehicle on High St was entered through unlocked doors and a door stopper was stolen.

Officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting. Staff stated two suspects were concealing hygeine products and laundry detergent in their personal bags and subsequently fled. The suspects were stopped further down Harvard St and subsequently arrested for shoplifting and warrants.

Officers responded twice in the afternoon for well being checks of two individuals sleeping in an ATM vestibule on Beacon St. Shortly after the second well being checked, it was learned that the two individuals had shoplifted from a nearby store earlier in the day. Both individuals were subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

At 1500 hrs, an officer responded to a person bit by a dog on Harvard St. Upon further investigation it was learned that the dog in question had bit another dog tied to a bench on the sidewalk after being spooked by a passing vehicle. Bystanders attempted to separate the dogs and in the process were bit with one person requiring transport to the hospital. Both dog owners were cited for various by-law violations.

An officer took a report for a car break. Sometime overnight a vehicle on Walnut St was entered through unlocked doors and a laptop and checkbook were stolen.

An officer responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave for a larceny report. The victim stated that he left his wallet in a locked locker between 1630 and 2015 hrs while working out. Upon returning to the locker he noticed the lock was tampered with and his wallet was stolen.

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

At 1155 hrs, officers observed a subject they are familiar with for shoplifting exit a business on Washington St holding merchandise. The subject was stopped and upon further investigation it was learned that the subject had concealed merchandise in his jacket and left without paying. The subject was arrested for shoplifting.

An officer took a report for a past stolen wallet. The victim stated he left his wallet in the restaurant when leaving after his shift. Upon returning to the restaurant to retrieve his wallet it could not be located. Video surveillance inside the restaurant showed another employee stealing the wallet. Upon further investigation, the suspect was summonsed for larceny.


Monday, February 24, 2020

FEBRUARY 17, 2020

At 1322 hrs, officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting. Staff stated the suspect concealed beauty products in his bag and dropped them when he was confronted. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

At 1738 hrs, officers responded to a business on Beacon St for a stolen cell phone. The victim stated she left her cell phone in the bathroom and it was gone when she returned to locate it. The woman who used the bathroom after her was confronted and the victim could hear the phone ringing in her bag. The suspect eventually admitted to taking the cell phone. She was arrested for the larceny as well as several warrants.

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

At 2318 hrs, officers responded to a residence on Beals St for a dispute between roommates. Both had conflicting stories as to how the argument became physical. Both were summonsed for mutual assault and battery.

At 0847 hrs, an officer responded to a business on Harvard St for a stolen laptop. The victim stated he left his laptop in the ATM area of the business while conducting business. After determining he left the laptop behind, he was unable to locate it when he went back.

An officer took a report for a past assault. The victim stated she and her son observed a male urinating on a building near the intersection of Washington St and White Pl. When confronted the suspect was verbally confrontational and threatened physical violence.

At 1630 hrs, officers responded to a business on Beacon St for an individual attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Upon further investigation, the suspect was arrested for attempted larceny and fraud.

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

At 0919 hrs, officers assisted the Fire Department with a porch fire on Powell St. The fire was extinguished and was possibly started by a cigarette.

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

An officer took a report for a past stolen wallet. The wallet was stolen from the victim's jacket while it was unattended in a gym on Tappan St.

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

An officer took a report for a past assault and battery. The victim and suspect were in the common area of a residence on Centre St. The suspect went to grab her child who was running around and in the process grabbed a cell phone out of the victim's hand and slammed it on the table causing damage. The suspect was summonsed for assault and battery as well as malicious damage.

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

At 1733 hrs an officer responded to a residence on Kenwood St for a package theft that occurred in the past hour. The package was delivered to the front porch area of the residence and was stolen prior to the victim retrieving it.

FEBRUARY 23, 2020

An officer took a report for a stolen cell phone from a school on Park St. The phone was stolen sometime between 0900 and 1200 hrs during a sports game. The phone was tracked to Cambridge, but was unable to be recovered.

Monday, February 10, 2020

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

An officer took a report for a car break from a residence on Park St. Sometime between February 5 at 6PM and February 6 at 730AM the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors and a wallet as well as cash were stolen.

Officers responded to a business on Harvard St for an armed robbery that just occurred. The staff stated that they observed the suspect conceal multiple clothing items and attempt to leave the store without paying. Staff confronted the suspect and asked for return of the merchandise as well as he accompany them to the loss prevention office to be issued a no trespass order. The suspect then stated he had a gun and for the staff to let him go. Upon further investigation, the identity of the suspect was learned and he was arrested for armed robbery.

An officer took a report for a package theft from a residence on Walnut St. On January 31 between 2PM and 6PM, a package was delivered and stolen from the front door area of the residence.

Officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting that just occurred. The suspect concealed multiple Tide Pods in a backpack and fled the store. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.


Thursday, February 6, 2020

FEBRUARY 5, 2020

An officer took a report for a past assault and battery at a medical facility on Park St. The victim and her roommate disagreed with the volume of a radio. The roommate called for staff to assist in turning down the music. After turning off the radio, the victim called the staff member a derogatory term. The victim stated the staff member then struck her in the mouth. The case is under investigation.

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle at a medical facility on Heath St. The victim stated she parked her vehicle in the facilities garage between 3PM and 745PM. During this time the vehicle's front emblem was stolen.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

JANUARY 30, 2020

An officer took a theft report from a residence on Clinton Rd. Solar panels kept in the backyard of the residence, while it is under construction were stolen sometime between January 28 and January 29.

Officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting. The suspect stole a bottle of alcohol and fled the store. The suspect was stopped a short distance away and arrested.

An officer took a package theft report from a residence on University Rd. On January 29 between 9PM and 930PM, the package was delivered to the front door and the contents were stolen before the resident could retrieve it.

An officer took a package theft report from a residence on Beacon St. Between 912AM and 5PM, the package was delivered to the locked foyer area of the building and stolen.

JANUARY 31, 2020

Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave for a shoplifting. The suspect walked out of the store with a laptop without paying. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

FEBRUARY 2, 2020

An officer took a report for an animal bite at a residence on Sewall Ave. The victim stated that at approximately 1130PM, a dog ran out of the apartment building and bit her thigh causing a superficial wound. The victim did not want to pursue the matter and just wanted a medical evaluation.

An officer took a report for an indecent assault and battery that occurred at the intersection of Beacon St and Hawes St. The victim stated that an individual was exhibiting bizarre behavior on the street as she and a friend walked by. After walking a distance away, the suspect ran up behind the victim and slapped her in the backside while holding a cigarette. The victim was uninjured. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

FEBRUARY 3, 2020

An officer responded to a medical facility on Babcock St for an assault and battery report. After interviewing the involved parties it was determined that an argument ensued between two patients after a misunderstanding. The argument turned physical when one patient kicked another and the other attempted to throw a punch. A scuffle ensued and a staff member was struck in the process. Both patients were summonsed for mutual assault and battery.

An officer responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave for a shoplifting. The suspect concealed a calculator in his jacket and walked out of the store. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

An officer took a report for an animal bite at a residence on Seaver St. The reporting person stated that her dog was outside in the backyard. At some point she heard her dog yelping in pain. Upon examination of her dog, a small puncture wound was observed on the dogs right side. It is unknown what kind of animal bit the dog.

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

An officer responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting. The suspect concealed an item under his jacket and fled the store. Responding officers located the suspect who admitted to shoplifting. The suspect was summonsed for shoplifting.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

JANUARY 29, 2020

An officer responded to a residence on Middlesex Rd for a larceny from a motor vehicle report. Sometime overnight, the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors and loose change was stolen.

An officer responded to a residence on Willard Rd for a larceny from a motor vehicle report. Sometime overnight, the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors and cash from a purse was stolen.

An officer took a report for a past attempted robbery. The victim stated that at approximately 8:30PM on January 28, he arrived at his residence on Bowker St. As he was on the porch, the suspect grabbed the victim by the shoulder. The suspect kept a hand in his sweater pocket while demanding money from the victim. The victim escaped the porch and the suspect fled the area. The victim did not lose any items of monetary value.

An officer took a report for larceny from a building. The victim stated that his roommate moved out of their residence on Boylston St this morning. While moving out the victim believes the roommate stole some of his medication.

An officer took several reports for package thefts from two residences on Davis Ave. The packages were delivered to the front door area of the two residences and were stolen sometime in the afternoon.

An officer took a report for a bike theft from a residence on Davis Ct. The victim stated that between 4:00PM and 7:30PM, his bike was locked to a fence post outside the residence. The victim subsequently observed the bike no longer outside and the lock was missing.

An officer took a report for larceny from a restaurant on Harvard Sq. Two suspects enter the restaurant at approximately 4:50PM and proceed to the basement level where the bathrooms are located. The suspects stay in the residence for 40 minutes and then leave without buying anything. Employees of the restaurant later reported that items were stolen from the employee room.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

JANUARY 28, 2020

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle from a residence on Singletree Rd. Sometime overnight two vehicles were entered through unlocked doors. Sunglasses were stolen from one vehicle and change was stolen from the second. While taking this report, the victim reported to the officer that several pieces of jewelry were stolen from her residence last year. Two additional reports were taken for jewelry stolen in December and July.

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle from a residence on St Paul St. Sometime over a span of three days, the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors and the contents were rummaged through. The victim reported nothing was stolen.

At 1:45AM, officers responded to the area of Beacon St and St Paul St for an attempted robbery where the victim was threatened with a weapon. The victim stated that while walking on Beacon St, he was followed by the unknown suspect. As the victim approached St Paul St, the suspect asked for a lighter and if the victim wanted to follow him around the corner. At this point the suspect kept one hand in his sweatshirt motioning as if he had a weapon while trying to reach into the victim's pockets. The victim was able to avoid losing any items of value and the suspect fled the area. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

At 3:00AM, officers responded to a residence on Beacon St for a robbery that occurred an hour prior. The victim stated that he was walking home on Beacon St at approximately 2:00AM. The suspect approached the victim asking if there was convenience store nearby. The victim walked with the suspect to show him where there was convenience store. In the area of Beacon St and Pleasant St, the suspect elbowed the victim in a business foyer where he displayed a knife and demanded money. The victim provided the suspect with all the cash he had at which point the suspect fled the area. The suspect in this case appears to match the description of the suspect in the above mentioned incident.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

JANUARY 22, 2020

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle at a residence on West Roxbury Parkway. Sometime overnight, the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors and various items of monetary value were stolen.

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle at a residence on Russett Rd. Sometime overnight, the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors and change was stolen.

At 2:05PM, officers responded to the lower Beacon St area for a male threatening to shoot a local store employee and made a gesture as if he had a gun. The suspect was reported to be travelling with a companion. Two parties were stopped on the Muddy River pathway who matched the description. The store employee stated that he observed the suspect get into a verbal argument with someone on the street and spit in their direction. The employee confronted the suspect about the incident, which resulted in the suspect threatening to shoot him and grabbing his waistband, gesturing as if he had a gun. The suspect was searched where no gun was found. The suspect was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon. The companion he was travelling with had a warrant for his arrest.

An officer took a report for larceny from Brookline High School. The victim left his backpack in an unlocked locker while at sports practice. When the victim came back his headphones and cash were taken from his backpack.


JANUARY 23, 2020

An officer took two reports for malicious damage from two separate medical facilities on Harvard St. Sometime overnight, the facilities were egged.

At 12:00PM, officers responded to the main library on Washington St for a patron harassing an employee. The suspect was identified and no trespassed from all libraries in Brookline.


JANUARY 24, 2020

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle at a residence on Regent Cr. Sometime overnight, the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors where headphones and a cell phone were stolen.

An officer took a report for larceny from a mailbox. Sometime between January 4 and January 8, a check was stolen from a mailbox in the area of St Paul St and Alton Pl. The check was altered and fraudulently cashed.


JANUARY 26, 2020

An officer took a shoplifting report that occurred the day prior from a business on Commonwealth Av. On January 25 at 10:20AM, the suspect entered the store and placed multiple electronic items in a bag and fled without paying. The suspect was identified and a warrant was sought for his arrest.

An officer took a report for larceny from a locker at the public pool on Tappan St. Sometime between 2:30PM and 4:00PM, two lockers were pried open and one was left unlocked. From the unlocked locker credit cards were stolen from the victim's wallet and fraudulently used.


JANUARY 27, 2020

An officer took a report for threats from a residence on St Paul St. The victim stated that in 2017, she lent a large sum of money to family members with a repayment plan in place. Since then, the family members have not paid the victim back and changed their phone numbers to avoid her. The victim located the family members and when confronted about payment, they stated they would kill her family in Colombia and her as well.

At 10:15AM, officers responded to the area of Cypress St and Walnut St for a dispute where the victim's feet were run over. It was later determined that an argument about the suspect's side view mirrors resulted in a verbal argument. Both parties had conflicting statements, but declined to press charges and the matter was resolved.

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle at a residence on Holly Ln. Sometime overnight the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors, while in the garage, and change was stolen.

An officer took a report for suspicious activity from Gerry Rd. On January 27 at approximately 2:00PM, an elementary school student was walking home when he observed an individual wearing a "hacker mask" walk towards him. The individual never spoke to the student or chased after him and was at least 25 feet away at all times. The student felt the individual was seeking him out and hid until the individual walked away from the area.

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle that was parked on Tappan St. Sometime between 1:30PM and 4:00PM, the vehicle was entered through unlocked doors and credit cards were stolen from the victim's wallet. The credit cards were used to make fraudulent transactions.

An officer took a package theft report from a residence on High St. Sometime between January 26 at 6:35PM and January 27 at 12:00PM, the contents of the package were stolen from the front door of the residence.

Officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting that occurred minutes before. The suspect entered the store and took an item off the shelf. The suspect then went to the register asking for a refund. The refund was issued and the suspect left the store.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

JANUARY 21, 2020

At 3:00PM, officers responded to the area of Emerson St and Davis Av for a report of vandalism to town property. The reporting party stated he observed the suspect place a sticker on a Town parking sign. The suspect was stopped inside Emerson Park where he admitted to placing stickers on a Town parking sign and trash can. The stickers were of the organization "Patriot Front". The suspect was arrested for vandalism.

An officer took a bicycle theft report from a residence on Beacon St. Between 9:30PM on January 17 and 8:00AM on January 21, the bicycle was unsecured to a bike rack inside the residence's garage. The garage door may have been open at the time of the theft due to trash pick up times.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

JANUARY 20, 2020

At 1:40PM, officers responded to a business on Washington St for a shoplifting where the suspects were fleeing. Employees stated the suspects concealed multiple health and beauty products in a backpack before leaving the store without paying. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.

At 4:45PM, an officer responded to the area of Kent St and Aspinwall Av for a graffiti complaint. A mailbox, fire box and pole were spray painted during an unknown time frame.

An officer responded to a residence on Centre St to take a larceny report. Sometime between 11:00AM and 12:00PM, the victim left a large sum of cash in a locker at a swimming pool. The locker was secured, but upon returning to the locker the victim could not locate the cash.

At 10:45PM, officers responded to a restaurant on Harvard St for a customer disturbing. Employees stated the suspect was making rude and obscene comments towards other diners before leaving the restaurant. The suspect was stopped a short distance away. Officers learned the suspect had an active warrant for his arrest and subsequently attempted to place the suspect under arrest. During the process, the suspect resisted the officers. The suspect was eventually placed in handcuffs and charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest, in addition to the warrant.


Monday, January 20, 2020

JANUARY 16, 2020

An officer took a report for larceny from a mailbox. Sometime between December 15 and December 23, the victim placed a check in the mail but it was stolen and fraudulently cashed.

At 11:45AM, officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting. The suspect was seen taking jackets off the sales rack and attempting to flee out the front door. The suspect was stopped by employees and subsequently arrested for shoplifting.

At 9:50AM, an officer was approached by an employee of a business on Harvard St regarding a shoplifter that just left the store. The suspect was stopped a short distance away and it was determined that he concealed multiple health/beauty products in a backpack. The suspect was summonsed for shoplifting.

An officer took a report for larceny from a motor vehicle. Sometime between 7:45AM and 12:00PM, a backpack with shoes and a laptop were stolen from the trunk of the vehicle.

An officer took a report for larceny under false pretenses. In December, the victim (a charitable organization) received an email from the suspect claiming to be in need of assistance. After discussion, the victim gave the suspect a check to cover the rent. It was later determined that the suspect is part of a scam targeting multiple organizations across multiple states. The case is under investigation.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

JANUARY 15, 2020

Officers responded to a business on Harvard St regarding a shoplifting suspect from the day prior that had entered the store. Officers spoke to the individual who admitted to stealing jewelry from the business the day prior, but was now trying to return the item. The individual was summonsed for shoplifting.

At 11:55AM, officers responded to a business on Boylston St for a suspect attempting to steal a motor vehicle. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the suspect was claiming to be an employee of a car sharing service and was instructed to pick up a vehicle. After confirming with the company that no one was supposed to be picking up vehicles, the suspect was arrested for attempted larceny of a motor vehicle.

An officer responded to a residence on Pleasant St for a package theft report. It was determined that at 1:58PM, the suspect entered the unlocked lobby of the residence and stole the package delivered just minutes earlier. The case is under investigation.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

JANUARY 14, 2020

At 3:50PM, officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a past shoplifting incident. Staff stated that the suspect entered the store the day before and stole a necklace. The suspect came back into the store today, but did not steal anything. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

JANUARY 13, 2020

At 12:56PM, officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting. Employees reported that the suspect concealed multiple electronics in his backpack and attempted to leave the store. Employees confronted the suspect who subsequently returned all the items and fled on Harvard St. Officers located the suspect and he was arrested for shoplifting.

At 2:55PM, officers responded to a residence on Village Way to assist medical personnel with a check on well being. While speaking with the individual, he began charging at the officers and refused to listen to their commands. The individual began punching an officer, striking him several times in the chest, arms, face and head. The individual was eventually transported to the hospital and was summonsed for Assault and Battery on a Public Employee.

Monday, January 13, 2020

JANUARY 9, 2020

At 8:00AM, officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting. The suspect concealed an unknown amount of items in a bag and fled when confronted by an employee. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate them.

At 5:30PM, an officer responded to a residence on Alton Pl for a report of a stolen baby stroller. The victim reported that they left the stroller unattended in the courtyard for a couple hours. When they returned to retrieve the stroller it was no longer there.

At 9:15PM, an officer responded to a business on Washington St for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party stated that a window of the business was smashed with an unknown object, but nothing was stolen.


JANUARY 10, 2020

The Animal Control Officer received a report from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that a person was bit by a dog in a park on Emerson St. The incident occurred on January 7. The reporting party stated that his daughter was running around the park when she most likely spooked a dog, walking on leash. In response the dog bit the child. There was further information available as to the dog or its owner.

At 1:35PM, an officer took a fraud report. The victim stated that he placed a check in the mail. When checking his financial account, he noticed additional funds were withdrawn. The check placed in the mail was altered to read a larger sum of money than intended to be paid. The check was cashed by an individual it was not intended for.

At 5:15PM, an officer responded to a residence on High St to take a package theft report. The victim stated they ordered several tablets online. The delivery confirmation was for December 5th. On January 6th, the victim realized she never received the items.

At 7:00PM, an officer responded to a business on Beacon St to take a theft report. The victim stated that the suspect entered the store and demanded a refund for a phone. After the refund was processed the suspect became angry and left the store, taking the phone with him. The suspect was summonsed for larceny.


JANUARY 11, 2020

At 12:20PM, an officer responded to the intersection of Beacon St and Dean Rd for a past assault and battery. The victim reported the suspect drove up next to her in a vehicle and began shouting obscenities. A verbal exchange occurred and the suspect then threw loose change at the victim. At least one coin struck the victim in the arm. The case in under investigation.

At 4:30PM, officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifting. The suspect was observed by staff concealing clothing inside his jacket. When confronted, the suspect returned the items and fled out the store. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.


JANUARY 12, 2020

At 1:00AM, officers responded to a park on Dean Rd for a robbery that just occurred. The victim stated that he was selling marijuana to an individual he knew. After making the sale, the suspect and fellow accomplices struggled with the victim to wrestle his keys away. The suspects then stole all of the victims marijuana and additional products from the trunk of his vehicle. All suspects were identified and arrested.

An officer took a report for a theft that occurred in December. The victim stated that they went to a business on Beacon St for an interview. During the interview, the victim left her purse in a locker in the employee section of the business. After finishing the interview, the purse was no longer in the locker.

Officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Av for a shoplifting in progress. The suspect was observed by employees, concealing various cosmetic products in a bag. Officers recovered the stolen property and subsequently arrested the suspect for shoplifting.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

JANUARY 8, 2020

At 1:15PM, an officer responded to a business on Harvard St for a past burglary. At approximately 2:30PM on January 7th, the suspect entered the business through an unlocked rear door. The suspect then goes to the manager's office and steals cash. On the way out, the suspect goes through an employee's bag and steals additional items. The incident is under investigation.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

JANUARY 6, 2020

At 10:25AM, an officer responded to the Lawton St Community Garden for destruction of property. Over the past few months, there have been several instances of items being taken from the garden or disturbed. Sometime over the past few days, garlic plants were dug up.

At 3:15PM, officers responded to a business on Harvard St for a shoplifter that fled towards Boston. It was determined that the suspect filled a shopping cart with items and walked out of the store without paying. When confronted by staff, the suspect left the cart behind and fled the store. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

An officer responded to a residence on Park St for a package theft report. The package was left in a secured lobby area and was stolen sometime on January 4th.

An officer responded to a hotel on Webster St for an item stolen from a hotel room. Over a span of less than an hour, entry into the hotel room was made and a pair of sneakers were stolen.


JANUARY 7, 2020

At 3:05PM, a victim came to the police station to report a theft. The suspect purchased a video game from the victim online and requested a return a day later. When the game was mailed back to the victim, the game disc was missing.

At 6:22PM, officers responded to a residence on Yarmouth Rd for a residential alarm activated. Upon the arrival of officers, a smashed window on the rear door was located. Officers entered the house and determined no one was inside, but multiple items were moved around. It is unknown what was stolen at this time.

An officer responded to a residence on Harvard St for a package theft report. The package was left in an unsecured lobby area and was stolen sometime over a span of several days.


Monday, January 6, 2020

JANUARY 3, 2020

At 9:30AM, officers responded to the intersection of Brookline Ave and Aspinwall Ave for two suspects of a past burglary stopped by management. Upon further investigation it was determined that the two suspects had broken into an apartment on Village Way multiple times over the course of several days. Both suspects were arrested for burglary.

An officer responded to a gas station on Commonwealth Av for two motor vehicles stolen the day prior. Upon further investigation it was determined that two suspects entered the business pretending to be employees of a car share service. Believing the suspects were legitimate employees, they were provided keys to two vehicles. Both vehicles were later remotely shut down and determined to be in Boston.

At 2:30PM, officers responded to a business on Commonwealth Ave where a suspect was leaving the store without paying for a television. The suspect was stopped a short distance away and placed under arrest for shoplifting.

At 8:50PM, officers responded to a business on Harvard St where a suspect was seen concealing items without paying and then fleeing the store. The suspect was stopped a short distance away on an MBTA bus. The suspect was arrested for shoplifting.


JANUARY 5, 2020

At 2:00PM, an officer responded to a residence on Beacon St for a past burglary. The burglary was determined to have occurred sometime over several days with two televisions and an Ipad stolen. The case remains under investigation.

At 7:24PM, officers responded to a business on Harvard St where a suspect was seen concealing items without paying. The suspect fled the store when confronted by an employee. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Friday, January 3, 2020

JANUARY 2, 2020

At 3:40PM, officers responded to Freeman Street for a package theft that just occurred. The reporting party stated a male and female took a package from the front porch of a residence and fled towards Commonwealth Avenue. Other officers located the two parties on Commonwealth Avenue where they were found in possession of the package. The two parties were summonsed for larceny.

At 1:00AM, an officer took a package theft report from a residence on Beacon Street. The package was stolen from an unlocked foyer sometime over a span of several days.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

JANUARY 1, 2020

At 3:30AM, officers responded to a gas station on Commonwealth Avenue for a party breaking the business' windows. Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect inside the store with windows broken, actively stealing items. The suspect refused to comply with the officer's commands and a brief foot chase occurred. The suspect was arrested a short distance away.

At 3:26AM, officers responded to a hotel on Boylston Street for a report of a stolen wallet with the suspect fleeing on Boylston Street. The suspect's vehicle was stopped a short distance away. Upon further investigation it was determined that the suspect had stolen the victim's wallet from his hotel room after being invited over to celebrate New Years. The suspect was arrested for larceny.

At 4:38PM, officers responded to a building on Beacon Street for a report of a fire. Upon arrival with the Brookline Fire Department, the fire was determined to be a minor boiler fire and was quickly extinguished.

At 11:00PM, an Uber driver was assaulted by a passenger he picked up on Beacon Street. The suspect reportedly smashed a beer can against the driver's head and fled when the driver said he was calling the police. The incident is under investigation.