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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, 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.