Tuesday May 18, 2021
FRAUD - Officers responded to an unemployment fraud report where the reporting party shared that they received letters in the mail claiming that they filed for unemployment benefits. Since the victim is employed, they did not file for these claims. They contacted police as well as the Department of Unemployment Assistance.
FIRE - Officers observed a dumpster fire on Walnut St. and contacted Brookline Fire who quickly knocked down the fire. There was no suspicious activity and the dumpster was removed.
THREATS - Officers responded to a report of threats by a victim who shared that they contacted a company via the WhatsApp application to inquire about services they provided. They did not receive any of the services from the company, however. Later the person started receiving texts telling them to send money as a fine for not getting any of the services from the company. The unknown sender then sent threatening messages that included the victim's personal information. At this time, the person contacted police and is working to securing their information.
BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a past breaking and entering on Beacon St. where the reporting party shared that they heard someone outside their apartment rummaging through their utility closet and garbage. The reporting party confronted the suspect, which prompted them to leave the premises and biking away on Beacon St. Officers are attempting to get camera footage from a building nearby.
Thursday May 20,2021
BIKE THEFT - Officers received a call for a report of a stolen bike. The bike was hidden on the side of their house and was last seen during the weekend. Officers have a description of the bicycle.