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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

Monday, March 29, 2021

March 25, 2021

3/22/2021 LARCENY- Officers responded to a larceny report at a restaurant on Harvard St. The reporting employee stated that an individual entered the establishment at 7:04PM and walked around the dining room, looking at tables and decorations. When the employee approached the individual to ask if they wanted to be served, the individual ignored the worker. They proceeded to the take out counter and took out the contents of the tip jar and place the money into their pocket. The individual then left the establishment. The manager contacted police officers.

3/22/2021 LARCENY - Officers responded to a larceny report on Gibbs St. where the owner reported that their motorized scooter had been stolen. What was left behind was a cut chain, cut bike lock, and a cover. These items have been collected as evidence and the case is being followed up by detectives.


3/23/2021 SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to a shoplifting report on Harvard St around 11PM. The manager shared that there were two individuals who entered the store. One of them proceeded to put product into a trash bag while the other was talking to an employee as a distraction. They left the store without paying for merchandise. Detectives are currently following up on this case with description and video of the suspects.

3/23/2021 IDENTITY THEFT - Officers responded to a report of identity theft at 10:41AM where the reporting party shared that when clicking on a "pop-up" link by accident on their computer, it gave access to the company to remotely access to the computer. This company had someone call the party and proceeded to attempt to sell services that will "fix the problems" in the computer. When the reporting party stopped communicating with the scammer, they restarted the computer to find that there were many suspicious attempts of someone trying to access the computer. This caused them to contact police since there is pertinent personal information in the computer.

3/23/2021 BIKE THEFT- Officers responded to a report of a stolen bicycle on Browne St. The reporting party shared that they last seen their bike in the basement of their building. Since the door is usually locked, they leave the bike unchained. Today, they saw the basement door open and their bike gone. They contacted police in hopes of recovering their stolen bike.

3/23/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of identity theft at 7PM where the reporting party shared that they received a letter from the Department of Unemployment Assistance claiming that they received benefits. Since they did not file for unemployment, they contacted p0olice who advised them to contact the major credit bureaus.


3/24/2021 BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to a bike theft report on Browne St. at 8PM where the reporting party shared that they kept their bikes in a gated enclosure and locked the bikes. Today, they noticed that the enclosure was open and the bikes were missing. The gate of the enclosure was processed for fingerprints and detectives are attempting to recover the bikes.

March 22, 2021

3/19/2021 DAMAGE TO BUILDING - Officers responded to Egmont St. for a report of malicious damage. The reporting party returned home to discover their apartment door locks fill with hardened glue. Detectives are following up to see if there is footage in the area.

3/19/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a party that wanted to report unemployment fraud. The party was informed that someone filed an unemployment claim with their information. The party was advised to monitor their bank activity as well as contact major credit bureaus.

3/19/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of identity fraud where the victim shared that they received emails from an internet service provider that an account was opened under their name. They  received emails from the provider claiming that they changed their phone number and email on the account. Since the party did not open an account with the internet service provider and the phone number and emails where not theirs, they contacted police.

3/19/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of scam where a party claims that they received a call from Eversource threatening to cancel their services. The caller instructed that the victim must purchase gift cards and give the caller the numbers and access codes. Once the victim gave the caller the numbers, they realized that it was a scam and called police.

3/19/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of scam where the party was receiving emails claiming that their accounts have been hacked and they need to call the number in the email. Once they did, the caller instructed the party to purchase gift cards and provide them the access codes and numbers. Once they did so, the caller instructed them to buy more, this is when the victim realized that the situation was a scam. 

3/19/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a identity theft report where the reporting party received a package which they did not order and unauthorized charges were placed on their credit card. The party contacted police and is working to sort out the fraudulent activity.

3/19/2021 HARRASSMENT - Officers responded to Brighton Ave. for a harassments report where the reporting party stated that while on a jog, an individual approached them to ask for directions. When the party looked for directions on their phone, they looked back at the individual who then exposed themselves in front of the victim. Officers took a description of the person and advised the victim to contact police if they see the individual again.

3/19/2021 BREAK AND ENTER - Officers responded to a report of a past break and enter on Harvard St. where the reporting party heard someone knocking on their door. When they answered and no one was there, they reviewed surveillance footage and saw a subject on the 6th floor. When the party confronted the subject, they fled down the central stairway of the building and exited the building. More review of surveillance revealed the subject trying multiple doors in the building. Pry marks were also later found on an exterior door of the building. Detectives are currently following up with a description of the subject and surveillance footage. 


3/20/2021 BIKE THEFT - Officers responded to Gibbs St. for a report of bike theft where the reporting party went to check their basement storage, and discovered two bikes along with a cable lock was missing. The victim reported that other residents of the building have access to the basement storage. Detectives are currently look for surveillance around the area.

3/20/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of fraud where the reporting party got a phone call that Eversource would be shutting off their services. The party called Eversource and the caller asked for their Social Security, name, and address. After speaking with this caller, the party called Eversource again, where they told the party that they did not recently have a phone call with them. This prompted the party to contact police.

3/20/2021 FRAUD - Officers responded to a fraud report where the reporting party sent money through Zelle to a person for the purpose of subletting their apartment. After not hearing anything back from the person, the reporting party contacted police. Police were able to get in contact with the person and they shared that they were not subletting any apartment in Brookline and that they have never been to Massachusetts. It appears that their personal information has been compromised.

3/21/2021 PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a report of package theft on Garrison Rd. where the reporting party got a notification that their package was delivered and when they returned home, it wasn't there.

March 16, 2021

 3/16/21 BURGLAR - Officers responded to a past breaking and entering at a residential building on Russett Road. The reporting party stated that the modem was missing and upon reviewing surveillance footage, noticed a man entering the property towards the back of the house at 3:40 am. 

3/16/21 FRUAD - Officers responded to a report of multiple fraudulent charges on a credit card. The victim received emails from their bank inquiring about correct charges on the card and found that various false charges were made. The victim contacted the credit card company and the card as well as the charges were cancelled. The victim was urged to contact the Federal Trade Commission about the fraudulent activities and a follow up has been requested.

3/16/21 B & E - Officers responded to a breaking and entering on Warren St. The reporting party stated that they attempted to enter the first floor bathroom when it was locked and upon knocking on the door, the interior lights turned off. Assuming it was another resident inside the bathroom, the reporting party went to the other side of the house and found the other resident. Both residents saw that the exterior window of the bathroom was wide open. The residents then contacted the police where the K-9 unit searched the premise. The suspect was not found and it is unknown if anything was stolen.