Brookline Police Log: Aug. 10 - 12
The following information was supplied by Brookline Police Dept. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following incident report is based on Brookline Police Department dispatch logs for Aug. 10 through 12. Look for weekday incident reports twice a week, and arrest logs each Tuesday on Brookline Patch. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
Breaking and Entering, Theft and Larceny
- Larceny reported at about 11 a.m. on Friday at the High School, 115 Greenough Street.
- 11:45 a.m. Friday, 429 Harvard Street reported a larceny incident.
- 66 Tappan Street, a bike was reportedly stolen on Friday, around 12:30 p.m.
- 51 Franklin Street, about 4 p.m., larceny reported.
- A Dwight Street woman reported a credit card fraud on Saturday, around 12:30 p.m. She said that she doesn't use her card for online purchases, but someone appeared to have taken her account information and credited fraudulent charges to it. She had also reported fraudulent charges in December of 2011.
- An officer in Coolidge Corner watched a woman take a full plastic shopping bag out of her backpack and hand it to a man. The woman walked then into Walgreens with her empty backpack. The man seemed to notice a detective in the area, and became fixated on the police presence. As the officer walked into Walgreens behind the woman, the woman left and got onto a bus with the man. Officers stopped the bus and spoke to the two people, inside their bag, they found a number of items stolen from the area and a folding knife. Police also found a warrant in the woman's name. Police arrested and charged him with two counts of joint-venture shoplifting. The woman is being charged on two counts of shoplifting, the warrant, carrying a dangerous weapon and receiving stolen property.
- Sunday, 10:15 a.m., 7 Leverett Street reported a fraudulent check/credit card.
- A woman who had parked her card in front of her Babcock Street home reported the vehicle stolen at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. She reported it was taken some time after 9 p.m. on Friday.
- A man who had left his laptop in a lab at 10 Brookline Place, 1:15 p.m. on Sunday reported to police that, when he returned a half-hour later, it was missing.
- A tenant at a Gardner Road home reported at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, that someone had taken two license plates from her landlord's vehicle. The landlord is currently out of the country and will be informed.
- A Pond Avenue woman reported that a necklace was missing, and she had last seen it about two weeks ago. At about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, she reported to police that she has her apartment cleaned once a month, July 31 being the most recent time.
- An officer driving on Harvard Street, 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, reported seeing a vehicle driving quickly, then coming to a sudden stop at an intersection. When the light turned green, the car cut over into the right lane. When police pulled him over, they determined that the man had been driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, failing to stop at a red light, a marked lanes violation, driving with a license not in his possession, and an open container of alcohol.
- A woman was cited for leaving the scene of an accident on Coolidge Street at about 4 a.m. Sunday. An officer reported to a car parked on Coolidge Street with front-end damage, and saw skid marks leading from a treet to the rear tires of the car. The driver says she had hit a tree, did not realize it, and tried to keep driving, but left the vehicle and locked it locked because of the damage. She was cited for leaving the scene of a property damage crash.
- At 1 a.m. on Friday, a Garrison Road man said he was awoken to a bat flying around his bedroom. He may have been exposed, so he was advised to follow-up with a doctor. In addition, there were about 15 other reported bat sightings over course of the weekend.
- Shortly after 2 p.m., an SUV driving down Summit Avenue toward Beacon Street ran off the road, through a fire box and into the front door of an apartment building. Police say that the driver lost control, and that the three occupants of the vehicle--an adult and two children--were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The vehicle ran through bushes on the front lawn, and missed hitting a tree, instead knocking down a decorative column on the front of the building.
- Some time between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday, a Winthrop Road man reported that someone had thrown a rock through his front window. Police say he has no idea who could have done it.
- A caller told police at around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday night, at St. Paul Street and Brown Street, that he heard what seemed to be a gun shot in nearby Dexter Park, and he saw a loud bang and a bright flash. Police saw a man in the park letting off homemade firecrackers, who they say they recognized from a previous encounter when he was experimenting with a chemistry set. He will be charged with violating the Massachusetts Fireworks Law.
- At about 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, a man reported that his mother was awoken to the sound of breaking glass, and then saw a man wlaking down Browne Street toward Pleasant. They described the suspect as a younger man of medium build, wearing a white shirt and light-colored shorts.
- Police saw a disheveled-looking man walking out of the parking lot at Washington Street and Davis Avenue, past a sign which read "No Trespassing." He was charged with trespassing.
- A woman walking from on Corey Road, from Washington Square to Williston Road, reported that a man came from behind her, and pushed her to the ground. He did not take anything, and fled when she began to scream. The only description the woman was able to give was that she believed he was of Hispanic descent.