Brookline Police Log: Aug. 13 - 16
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. 13 through 16. 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
- 40 Carlton Street reported at breaking-and-entering at about 10:15 a.m. on Monday.
- TJ Maxx, Monday, man arrested after a loss prevention employee said he saw the man take a belt off their shelf, crouch, and put it into his bag. The employee says the man then stood up, looked around suspiciously, and made his way to the front door, where he was stopped. Police found the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and he was arrested and charged on that and with shoplifting.
- 1005 Beacon Street, an attempted larceny was reported at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Suspects were described as a white man with curley hair, wearing a black-and-white univform that looked like a waiter's, and he appeared to be drunk. The other suspect was described as a black man with a stocky build, wearing a long-sleeved, collared shirt, pants and leather shoes.
- 800 Boylston Street, larceny reported at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The victim reported that his wallet, with cash and cards inside, had gone missing from an office that was unused by staff during the day. He had left his wallet on top of a stack of folders, and it was missing. No activity was reported on the stolen card.
- Breaking-and-entering reported at 284 Walnut Street on Tuesday, around 6 p.m. Police found a window slashed open, attempted to enter through the back of the building. Workmen in the area reported they had not seen anything all day. The homeowner returned and found that his dressers had been rummaged through and several items were taken.
- A woman on Harvard Street reported that her phone had been stolen from her place of work at about 9 p.m.
- Two bikes were stolen from a private garage on Vernon Street, where they were unlocked in a parking space, sometime between Tuesday evening, about 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8 a.m.
- The AT&T Store on Beacon Street reported that two white men between 25 and 30 years old took a display phone from the floor. One of them distracted employees while the other took the phone, reported at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
- 12 New Terrace Road, report of larceny taken at about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.
- Breaking-and-entering, and larceny, reported at 10 a.m. on Thursday at 221 Pleasant Street.
- Police responded to a theft Thursday afternoon, about 1:15 p.m., on Harvard Street. The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s wearing a white button-down shirt and jeans. The victim says she came out of the bathroom at the offices behind the Village Smokehouse, and found him inside. He left on foot with his wallet, possibly toward the T stop.
- 6:30 p.m. Thursday, police assisted with a reported theft in the Centre Street parking lot.
- As a man was moving items from his Pleasant Street apartment into a new home, he returned at about 8 p.m. to find some items missing Thursday evening.
- 185 Pleasant Street, breaking-and-entering reported at about 10 p.m. Thursday.
- 1:15 a.m. Monday, a car was stuck on the T tracks on Beacon Street. According to a report from the MBTA police, a 22-year-old Attleboro woman drove onto the T tracks and got stuck. There was no damage to the vehicle, and the driver was uninjured, but the vehicle had stopped moving near the Coolidge Corner intersection of Harvard and Beacon Streets. The woman told police that she had been looking at her GPS and not paying attention to the road, when the device told her to turn left onto Beacon Street. She missed the road, and started driving along the tracks, inbound. She says a passer-by told her she was fine, and to keep going until the next intersection. She then reached a point where she couldn't go forward or backward, which is when Brookline and MBTA police arrived on the scene. The driver was cited with a left turn violation and impeded operation.A report of fraud came in from 1418 Beacon Street before 8:30 a.m. on Monday.
- Papers were exchanged after a 4 p.m. hit-and-run crash at 27 Harvard Street.
- A man attempting to park on Beacon Street said he was in the right lane, pulling into a parking spot when he hit a cyclist. At about 6 p.m., the cyclist was taken to hospital after being evaluated and treated by an ambulance at the scene.
- 200 Ivy Street requested a hospital transport, for psychiatric evaluation, after a report of assault-and-battery at about 3 p.m. on Monday.
- At about 1:15 a.m., an officer was dispatched for suspicious activity, and found a scooter lying on the sidewalk with its headlight on. The plastic body shell was scraped, and the mirrors were missing, but the vehicle was not reported stolen. Police were unable to reach the owner.
- A management office door and a recycling bin on Village Way had been tagged with graffiti, reported at about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
- Some time between 6 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, a report of malicious damage came from the Brookline Avenue/Parkway Road area. A man reported that the rear windshield of his car had been smashed in two places. Police say it did not appear as though someone was trying to enter the vehicle.
- Monmouth Street on Thursday morning, a man reported that his car had been parked in the driveway overnight, and when he returned, the window had been smashed.
- At 10 a.m. on Thursday, officers were sent to Kenwood Road for a report of labor pains, and helped the Brookline Fire Department deliver a child in the home. Both mother and child were taken to the hospital.