Brookline Police Log: Aug. 3 - Aug. 5
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. 3 through 5. 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
- 2 p.m. on Friday, a bike was reported stolen from 14 Linden Place. The man said that his bike was taken from the garage when the door was open, the victim said that he had never done that before. A neighbor says he saw a white man in gym clothes, about 6-feet tall, ruding down Linden Place at about the same time, but was not certain whether it was the same bike.
- Larceny reported at 41 Harvard Street, 2:15 p.m. on Friday.
- A man using the Tappan Street swimming pool reported that cash was taken from his wallet from inside the employee's locker room, 2:45 p.m. He believes an employee may have taken it, because the room is off-limits to the public--however, the door was propped open and unlocked.
- A Tappan Street man's son's bike was taken from in front of his house, left unlocked on the steps. The caller reported it to police Friday, and believes it happened some time between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
- Larceny reported at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at 81 Harvard Street.
- 11 a.m. on Sunday morning, police took a report of a robbery in Knyvet Park. Two people were walking through the park when three men approached them and took a wallet, license, school ID, credit card and cell phone. The suspects were described as one white man, about 5'6" tall in his early 20s with a thin build, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans; a black man between 5'8" and 5'10" tall, with dark skin, short hair, no facial hair, and a medium build, wearing a brown t-shirt and dark shorts; a second black man in his early twenties, about 6' tall, with a white t-shirt, dark shorts, short hair and stubble, as well as a fake diamond earring. One victim had minor cuts on his face, but neither of them needed medical attention.
- After a woman's wallet was taken from her backpack some time after 1 p.m. Sunday, some fraudulent charges were made on her account at the 7-11 on Beacon Street. She says she saw a white man in his early twenties sitting at the next table.
- TJ Maxx security detained an alleged shoplifter on Sunday afternoon, about 3:30 p.m. Security personnel claim they had seen the suspect in the store before, and suspected her of shopplifting. Police issued her a no-trespass order from the store and will be summonsed to court, charged with shoplifting.
- Two bikes were reportedly stolen from a High Street residence between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday. Police report that 7 a.m. Monday morning, the resident's husband found one of the bikes abandoned on Chestnut Street while taking a jog--he did not find the other bike.
- Hit-and-run crash reported at 44 Amory Street, 8:30 a.m. Friday.
- A bike was involved in a crash reported at the River Road intersection with Washington Street at about 9:15 a.m.
- A man trying to cross Harvard Street near the Beals Street intersection reported that, at about 8:15 p.m. Friday, a vehicle almost hit him. He put his hands out, apparently anticipating being hit. This motion seems to have angered the driver, because he got out and shoved the victim--who snapped a picture of the license plate as the car drove away. The driver refused to speak with police.
- Babcock Street and Commonwealth Avenue, a hit-and-run accident was reported at about 1:30 p.m.
- Police received a bat call Friday, about 12:15 a.m. from 229 High Street.
- 4:45 a.m., 356 Clyde Street called to report a bat.
- 9 Corey Road reported a bat at about 10 a.m. on Friday morning, which they took to be tested in the state lab in Jamaica Plain.
- Friday, 2:30 p.m., a bat call reported at 49 Clark Road.
- 6:15 p.m. Friday, police were unable to find a bat reported in a Stetson Street home.
- 222 Washington Street, bat call reported at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning. More calls were recorded at 1443 Beacon Street, 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m. on at 180 Ivy Street, and 95 Jordan Street before midnight.
- A handful of bats were spotted on Sunday, one before 2 a.m. at 1495 Beacon Street, and another at about 4 a.m. at 58 Beals Street, and at about 9:30 p.m. in 79 Aspinwall Avenue.
- Police issued a citation to residents of a Freeman Street house reported at about 12:15 a.m. on Friday morning.
- A woman walking near Starbucks on Harvard Street, listening to music, reports that a woman passing her punched her in the left eye without provocation. The suspect said nothing to her, but is described as a black woman in her mid-20s to mid-30s, about 5'5" tall with a heavyset build, round face, and straight black hair in a bun.
- Someone may have keyed a car parked at a Harvard Street business, the owner says that he walked away from his car for about 2 minutes, before 2 p.m., and went into a store. Security footage at the store caught someone walking along the side of the car with an object in his hand. Police contacted a suspect, who reported having a "negative interaction" with the owner of the car. The suspect was charged with malicious damage.
- Assault-and-battery reported on Greenough Street, at about 11:45 a.m.