Brookline Police Log: Aug. 20 - 23
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. 20 through 23. 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
- Bike reported stolen from a Dexter Park bike rack on Freeman Street, some time between midnight on Aug. 16 and 12:30 p.m. on Monday. The lock and chain were also taken.
- 1834 Beacon Street reported a bike theft on Monday, just after 4 p.m.
- At about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, police arrested a woman and charged her with shoplifting, after staff say the woman attempted to leave the store without paying for items.
- A manager at the Stop and Shop on Harvard Street reported seeing a man placing items in his backpack. The manager confronted the man and got many of the items back. Police arrested and charged the man with the backpack with shoplifting.
- Some time between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, according to a manager and a loss prevention officer at the Commonwealth Avenue CVS, some over-the-counter medicines had been stolen. They describe the subjects as two black men, one wearing a white Adidas shirt, and a blue Yankees hat, and the other wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt.
- Some time between Aug. 10 and last Tuesday, Aug. 21, an officer reposnded to a Russett Road residence for an attempted breaking-and-entering. When the home owner returned home, he found that the window screen was damaged, but found nothing stolen.
- Breaking-and-entering, and larceny, reported at about 3:30 p.m. on St. Paul Street, Wednesday afternoon.
- A witness on Winthrop Street reported seeing someone leap over his neighbor's fence and attempt to steal a bike. The subject, described as a black man in his mid-twenties, neatly dressed in a white shirt and khaki pants, short cropped hair, lean build, approximately 5'10", left the bike where it was, and walked back up the driveway toward the street.
- Two men reportedly broke into a Walnut Street home some time between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. The back door was kicked in, and the resident reported that she recognized the two men. Police were able to get addresses and phone numbers for both men, who they arrested and charged with breaking and entering at night with the intent to commit a felony.
- A man was arrested at TJ Maxx on Harvard Street, just before noon Thursday, after a loss preventual employee reported that he saw the man take several sweaters and put them in a bag. The man was arrested and charged with shoplifting.
- A man from Rangeley Road reported that an account was opened in his name, but he is not certain where or how the account was opened. When he spoke to police, about 4 p.m. Thursday, they advised him to contact a credit bureau fraud department.
- Police assisted with a manhold fire reported at about 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday near the Beacon Street/St. Mary's Street intersection.
- Just before 5 p.m. on Monday, a police officer was injured in a motorcycle crash on Goddard Avenue. The Police Blog says that the operator was attempting to avoid hitting an animal crossing the road and applied his brakes, when the rear while slid out from under the vehicle. The driver was taken to the hosptial for further treatment.
- A Toyota Camry was hit in a hit-and-run crash outside of Pier 1 Imports on Beacon Street, at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. A witness said that he heard and saw a vehicle leaving a parking spot after hitting the parked car in front, and he got the fleeing car's registration number. Police will cite the driver for leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
- Police say they saw a vehicle driving on Longwood Avenue near St. Paul Street, at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday morning, which crossed the double-yellow line. After pulling the vehicle over, the driver reported the smell of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the car, and that the driver had bloodshot eyes. The driver was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.
- 5:30 p.m. Thursday, two cars collided in Washington Square after one of them, driving north on Beacon Street, was hit by a car making a u-turn near the Westbourne Terrace turn-around.
- A woman driving home from work Thursday night at about 11:30 p.m. was hit by a tree on Route 9 near the reservoir. No injuries were reported, although the woman driving was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation, but was back at the scene with her family shortly afterward.
- In all, three bat calls were reported over the course of last week: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. At the end of June last year, a bat tested positive for rabies, and the Brookline Health Department sent outsome information on what to do when a bat appears in your home.
- Police received a graffiti complaint from near the top of Harvard Street, at about 3:49 p.m. Monday.
- Police received a report of fireworks at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, near 90 Longwood Avenue. A second report was received a couple of hours later, at about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
- Assault-and-battery reported at about 3 p.m. on Babcock Street.
- Police received a report of leaf blower sound on Auburn Street near Auburn Court, about 3:30 p.m. The use of gas-powered leaf blowers is banned until Sept. 15.
- A loud party on Browne Street was issued a bylaw citation at about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
- Hit-and-run incident reported at the intersection of Cypress Street and Boylston Street, Thursday before 1 p.m.
- Police received a report of road rage on Wallis Road, about 2:45 p.m. Thursday