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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 crimereports.com
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Officers were dispatched to Vernon street for a report of an attempted B&E. Dispatch provided officers with a description of the suspect and told officers that they were last seen in a white vehicle. At approximately 7:10 AM officers observed an individual matching the description acting suspiciously, walking from door to door on Vernon street. The officers decided to wait and observe the suspects actions before making contact. The suspect then stopped on one front porch, and placed a few small porcelain vases into a backpack. They then returned to their vehicle and drove off. After witnessing this crime, officers made contact and stopped the vehicle.
During the traffic stop the backpack containing the stolen vases was discovered on the passenger seat. The suspect told police that the vases belonged to a friend. Officers made contact with the victim and told them what had just happened. They confirmed that they were indeed missing vases off their front porch, and confirmed that the ones in the possession of the suspect were the missing items. Because of this fact, the suspect was placed under arrest for larceny and attempted B&E.
After her arrest, a bike was discovered in the backseat of her vehicle, which was later reported stolen to BPD by another Brookline resident. The second victim also told police that her car was broken into and money stolen as well. Because of this, the suspect faces more charges in addition to the original ones.
Officers took report of a stolen bicycle from Harvard Avenue. The victim provided officers with a description of the bike and last time she saw it. Officers are investigating.
Officers assisted EMT/Fire with 6 separate calls for service.
Monday, July 6, 2020
At approximately 8:26 AM officers were dispatched to Babcock St to take a report of a stolen bicycle. Once on scene officers met with the reporting party who gave police a description of the bike and the approximate value of it. Officers are investigating.
BPD assisted EMT/Fire with 5 different incidents
At approximately 4:48 PM officers were dispatched to Cypress Street for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. Once on scene officers met with the reporting party who told police the following: The RP had pulled up to an apartment building to make a delivery to the lobby, he left his car idled with the keys in the ignition outside. When the RP returned to his vehicle it was gone. Officers are investigating.
At approximately 8:20 AM Officers were dispatched to Harvard Street for a report of a car that has been broken into. Once on scene officers met with the reporting party who told the police the following: They had parked their car overnight at a nearby business the night before, and when returning to their vehicle the next morning they discovered a shattered window and the car showing signs of being searched. Officers are investigating.
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Officers assisted EMT/Fire with 9 different calls for assistance.
At approximately 9:30 PM officers responded to a report of malicious vehicle damage on Harvard Avenue. Once on scene, officers met with the reporting party who told police that when he went out to his vehicle he discovered his tires had been slashed. Officers are investigating.
At approximately 9 AM officers were dispatched to an apartment complex on Seawall Avenue for multiple reports of stolen packages. Once on scene officers were able to identify three separate victims who had their packages stolen. The packages were all cut open and left in the lobby with the valuable items removed. Officers are investigating.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
At approximately 1:26 AM officers were dispatched to Armory street for a report of a suspicious person. The victim told dispatch that he was awoken by a white male attempting to enter his garage via the door, but was unsuccessful due to the door being locked. Rather than confronting the intruder, the victim kept quiet and dialed 911 while getting an accurate description of the suspect.
Officers were on scene in under 3 minutes after receiving the call and located a male matching the description a couple blocks away. Officers made contact with this individual who was advised of his Miranda Rights prior to questioning. The suspect told police that he was not on any ones property but was just in the park across the street from the victims home. The suspect has 129 entries on his board of probation record, 42 of which were "successful" B&Es that he was convicted for.
BPD then conducted a field lineup, where the victim confirmed the identity of the suspect while remaining anonymous in a BPD cruiser. Following the lineup, the victim was certain that the suspect was the same individual that he saw on his property.
Based on the totality of the circumstances, the suspect was placed under arrest for Attempted B&E with intent to commit a felony.
Officers assisted EMT/Fire with 8 different incidents.
At approximately 4:19 AM, an off duty BPD officer was awoken by the sound of two individuals attempting to steal a moped outside their home on Beacon Street.
After witnessing this from their window, using their department issued radio the officer reported the crime in progress to dispatch. The suspects noticed that they were being watched from the window, and attempted to flee on a small motorized bike.
Officers were on scene minutes later, and quickly began to follow the motorbike with lights activated attempting to stop them. The suspects refused to stop and began driving erratically, going down wrong way streets and eventually broke line of sight. Because of this dangerous behavior, the pursuing officer disabled his lights, and told other officers not to pursue if they located the suspects.
A short time later, officers found the suspects and witnessed them nearly strike two vehicles before exiting Brooklines jurisdiction, and moving into Boston via Huntington Avenue. Officers are investigating.
Officers took 4 different reports of fraud.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
06/24/20 - Officers took report of fraud out of Addington road. The victim was sold fake jewelry from an unknown party he met on the street. Officers are investigating.
06/25/20 - Officers took report of a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles. After speaking to all three parties, their stories all described a similar accident. MV-1 was stopped at a red light on Boylston st, MV-2 was stopped behind MV-1. At this time MV-3 was approaching behind both vehicles and due to glare from the sun, did not notice they were stopped and rear ended MV-2, which caused MV-2 to impact MV-1. No injuries were reported.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
06/22/22 - Officers took a report of a stolen bicycle over the phone on Crowninshield Road. Police are investigating.
06/22/22 - Officers took report of credit card fraud over the phone. Police are investigating.
06/23/22 - At approximately 3 AM officers were dispatched to Washington Street to a reported vehicle crashed into a pole. Once on scene officers identified the vehicle with heavy front end damage, wrapped around a pole. The driver received several superficial abrasions, while the passenger required medical attention.
The vehicle was completely totaled in the crash and needed to be towed off scene. Prior to towing the vehicle, an inventory of the car was conducted. Immediately after starting the inventory search of the vehicle, officers identified illegal fireworks strewn about the interior. Noticing these fireworks, further searching resulted in officers discovering dealer amounts of narcotics and an illegal firearm.
The suspect was then placed in handcuffs and brought to BKPD headquarters for booking.
Monday, June 22, 2020
06/17/22 Officers took a report of credit card fraud at BKPD headquarters. Investigation is ongoing
06/18/22- Officers received report of credit card fraud on Park street.
06/18/22- Officers took report of a motor vehicle accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian. The incident occurred on Thorndike Street, no serious injuries reported.
06/19/22- On Friday the 19th there was 13 total reported incidents of vehicles being broken into around Brookline. Several of these incidents happened around the area of Kent Street early Friday morning in the same parking lot. There was also reports in the area of Boylston Street and Alton Place. Further investigation is on going.
06/19/22- Officers responded to a report of a fight between two dogs on Beacon Street. No serious injuries were reported and the animals were successfully separated by the owners.
06/20/22- Officers were dispatched to Hammond Pond Parkway at approximately 10 AM for a report of malicious vehicle damage. The victim showed officers her car which appeared to have a key scratch along the drivers side. Investigation is on going.
06/20/22- At approximately 1 PM officers were dispatched to Cleveland road to take custody of lost personal items including an I Phone and some currency. Officers were able to identify the rightful owner and they were instructed to retrieve their property at BKPD headquarters
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
06/05/2020- Officers took 5 reports for unemployment fraud from residents on Washington St, Catlin Rd, Aspinwall Ave, Naples Rd and Brook St.
06/06/2020- Officers responded to CVS on Washington St for a report of shoplifters. Employees reported to the Officers that a customer had been observed placing several items into a bag and leave without purchasing. Officers were able to locate and identify the individual who will be summonsed into court for the shoplifting.
06/06/2020- Officers took a report from a resident on Kent St for a report of a stolen Bike. The victim reports that the bike was taken sometime over the past month out of a basement storage area.
06/06/2020- Officers took a report of Unemployment Fraud from a resident of Webster St
06/07/2020- Officers responded to CVS on Harvard St in Coolidge Corner for a report of a shoplifter. Employees reported to Officers that a customer had entered the store and took off with multiple items. Still under investigation.
06/07/2020- Officers took a report of Unemployment Fraud from a resident of Browne St.
06/07/2020- Officers responded for a report of a Motor Vehicle Crash on Beacon St. The reporting party informed dispatch that the operator was attempting to leave. During the investigation of the accident, one of the operators was placed under arrest for operating under the influence of liquor.
06/08/2020- Officers took 10 reports of Unemployment Fraud from residents of Pond Ave, Greenhill Rd, Brington Rd, Beacon St, Goodnough Rd, Washburn Ter, Aspinwall Ave, Salisbury Rd, Boylston St, and Kent St.
06/08/2020- Officers took a report of Breaking and Entering as well as Malicious Damage to a Building on Fisher Ave.
06/09/2020- Officers took three reports of Unemployment Fraud from residents of Hammond Pond Parkway, Carlton St, Buckminster Rd and Glenland Rd.
06/09/2020- Officers responded to the CVS on Commonwealth Ave for a report of a shoplifter. The employees reported to the Officers that a customer had left the store with multiple items without purchasing. This is still under investigation.
06/09/2020- Officers took a report from a resident of Boylston St for a stolen motor vehicle. The victim reported that she has an agreement for a off-street parking ban. She parked the car on May 30th and when she went to get her car, it was gone.
06/09/2020- Officers took a report for a stolen bike off of Thorndike St. The victim reported to the officers that he had last seen his bike three weeks ago in a storage closet within his building. When he returned to get it the bike was gone.
06/10/2020- Officers responded to Linden Pl to take a report of a car that was broken into. The victim reports parking his car in the driveway the night before. When he returned to the car in the morning items from the vehicle had been thrown around the car. The victim reported multiple items had been removed.
06/10/2020- Officers responded to Washington St for a report of a car that was broken into. The victim reported that they parked their car behind their building in their off street parking spot on 06/08/20. When they returned to the car they found it had been rummaged through and items missing.
06/10/2020- Officers made an arrest at CVS on Commonwealth Ave for outstanding Warrants.
06/10/2020- Officers took a report of a stolen bike and a car that was broken into form a resident on Linden St. The victim reported to the Officers that her bike was left in the garage the night before and when she went out to retrieve it the bike was gone. The victim also noticed that her car door and gas tank cover were open. When she inspected her car she found that it was rummaged through but unsure of items taken.
06/10/2020- Officers responded to CVS for a report of shoplifting. Employees reported to the Officers that a customer was placing items into a personal bag and left the store without purchasing. Still under investigation.
06/10/2020- Officers responded to Beacon St for a report of a stolen bike. The victim reports that they parked their bike in the back of the building. When the returned the bike was gone.
06/10/2020- Officers responded to 5 reports of unemployment fraud from residents on Hallwood Rd, Winchester St, Norfolk Rd, Beacon St, and Claflin Rd.
06/11/2020- Officers took a report for vandalism in the Lawton Street Playground. Town Parks Department employee reported to officers that sometime overnight someone had knocked over the marble pillar at the entry of the park.
06/11/2020- Officers responded to a business on Beacon St to take a graffiti report. The victim reported that two unknown parties had spray panted the business front. While taking the report, three other store fronts as well as the median had been covered in spray paint.
06/11/2020- Officers responded to 6 reports of unemployment fraud from residents on Marion St, Arlington Rd, Holly Lane, St Mary’s St, Salisbury Rd and Leland Rd
06/12/2020- Officers took a report of an opened package found on a property on Winchester St. Officers responded to the address on Winchester that the label was for. The resident informed officers she was indeed waiting for a package that she had yet to receive. Multiple items were taken from the box before it was discarded.
06/12/2020- Officers responded to Beals St for a report of patio furniture was removed from the porch area.
06/12/2020- Officers took a report from Winthrop Rd regarding a theft of a license plate. The victim reports to police that plate on their motor cycle had been removed while it was parked in the rear of his building.
06/12/2020- Officers took a report of a stolen back pack from Eliot Park. The victim reports that they left their bag by they baseball diamond while they used the park. When they went back to get the bag it was gone.
06/12/2020- Officers 4 reports of unemployment fraud from residents of Cutler Lane, Harvard Ave, Station St and Heath St.
06/13/2020- Offices took a report for graffiti at the Recreation Building on Eliot St.
06/13/2020- Officers responded to Mason Ter for a report of Graffiti on their fence that occurred in February.
06/13/2020- Officers responded to a business on Boylson St for a larceny report. The employees reported to the Officers that a customer left the store with an item without paying.
06/13/2020- Officers took a report of a stolen bike off of Sewall Ave. The victim reports to the Officers that the bike was kept in the garage.
06/13/2020- Officers took a report of a stolen bike from Washington St. The victim reported that his bike was left at Billy Ward Playground. When he returned, other bikes were still there, but his was missing.
06/13/2020- Officers took a report of a stolen bike out of Lancaster Ter. The victim reported that the bike was locked up to a police, the lock was cut and still on the ground and the bike was gone.
06/13/2020- Officers took 2 reports of unemployment fraud out of Lowell Rd and Coolidge St.