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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

Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

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.

Monday, May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

Friday May 14, 2021

ANNOYING PHONE CALLS - Officers responded to an establishment on Washington St. where employees shared that they have been receiving inappropriate phone calls from an anonymous caller. The caller has called before with the same inappropriate behavior. Officers are attempting to identify the caller with the phone number used.

BREAKING AND ENTERING - Officers responded to a past breaking and enter of a motor vehicle on Egmont St.  The victim shared that their car was parked in the rear parking lot of the building and they discovered their vehicle had been broken into and damaged. The vehicle was in complete disarray with empty bags of food, empty bottles of drinks, cigarettes, and other items. There was also extensive damage to the inside of the vehicle. Detectives took items for processing and are obtaining camera footage from a building nearby.

ATTEMPT BICYCLE THEFT  - Officers noticed an abandoned bike at around 8:30PM and were suspicious of its presence in the middle of the street. Officers canvassed the area to discover a person manipulating a locked bike on a rack. When the person saw the officers, they walked away from the bike. Officers were able to detain the person and identify the person with their ID. The subject being uncooperative and noisy, caused residents to come out of their building. One of the residents was the owner of the bike that was about to be stolen. Police officers made an arrest. 

BICYCLE THEFT -  Officers responded to a report of bike theft on Browne St. where the victim shared that they last saw their bike on May 10th in the basement storage of their building. The victim went to check on their bike at 6PM to discover that it's missing. Officers were able to find surveillance cameras in the area and are attempting to access the footage.


Saturday May 15, 2021 

FRAUD - Officers responded to a report of fraud where the victim shared that a cell phone account had been made under their name in April. They received a phone bill and saw that the account was made without their consent. A phone call with the phone company revealed that their personal information has been compromised. The victim was advised to call the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Office.

SHOPLIFTING - Officers responded to Harvard St. at 2:30PM for a past shoplifting report. Officers were provided a description of the suspect and canvassed the area. The store manager shared that they observed the suspect at the check-out counter but the suspect walked away with the items without paying. When confronted, the suspect began ripping off the price tags on the items they took. The suspect exited the store and proceeded down Harvard Ave. At this time, the store manager contacted police. 

PACKAGE THEFT - Officers responded to a package theft report on Pleasant St. where the victim shared that they received a notification that their package was delivered but when they went to retrieve the package, it was not there. A neighbor shared that at some point they did see a package but was unsure of the exact time.