Brookline Police Log: July 16 - 19
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 July 16 through 19. 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 1:30 p.m. on Monday, at 400 Heath Street.
- Coolidge House on Webster Street reported a theft incident at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
- Identity theft reported at the police station, 5:15 p.m. on Monday.
- Some time between 7 p.m. last Sunday and 7 p.m. on Monday, a Hackensack Road resident reported that someone had gone into her car and taken a suitcase containing clothes and jewelry from their car. Her husband had brought the case from New York in the backseat.
- 41 Ackers Avenue reported a breaking-and-entering and larceny at about 10 p.m. on Monday.
- Theft reported at 115 Greenough Street at about 10:45 p.m. on Monday.
- In the five minutes it took one Ackers Avenue man to walk his dog on Tuesday evening, around 6:30 p.m., he reported that a number of items in his home were handled in several rooms. Police processed the scene and detectives investigated the case.
- Wednesday, 10 a.m., police took a report of a breaking-and-entering of a vehicle parked near Lenscrafters on Beacon Street.
- A Cypress Street business reported that someone came into the store between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday and took money from the cash register. Police are investigating the incident.
- Naples Road and Commonwealth Avenue reported a larceny of a vehicle on Wednesday at about 11:45 p.m.
- 30 Stearns Road reported a larceny at around 1 p.m. on Thursday.
- 62 Egmont Street, theft reported at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
- 8 p.m. on Thursday, a police officer took a report of a Kilsyth Road license plate theft. The front plate on the vehicle was missing, believed to be taken sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
- Hit-and-run crash on Heath Street at Hammond Street, around 2 p.m. monday.
- 3:30 p.m. Monday, outside of the 400 Boylston Street, a hit-and-run crash was reported.
- Outside of the 600 block of Brookline Avenue, at 6:30 p.m., a hit-and-run crash.
- A court summons was issued after a hit-and-run crash at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. A Chestnut Street resident reported that her neighbor hit the right front side of her car, and didn't stop to exchange information.
- Drivers exchanged information after a reported hit-and-run crash near the 675 block of Brookline Avenue.
- Hit-and-run crash on Hammond Street, 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
- Thursday morning, a bat call came in around 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, at 224 Rawson Road.
- After a bike crash on 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, police blocked the Aspinwall and St. Paul Street intersection and detoured the 66 bus. A witness claim the cyclist was riding erratically, and hit the back of a stopped car. He was not wearing a helmet, and seemed to be disoriented and suffering head trauma. The cyclist was taken to the hospital, and was cited for unsafe passing of vehicles.
- Bat report came in at about 8:15 p.m. on Monday, at 17 High Street.
- 206 Middlesex Road reported a 9:30 p.m. bat complaint on Monday.
- Leaf blower noise reported at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, police did not find anything in the Verndale Street/Harvard Street area.
- Fireworks reported in Emerson Park at 9:15 p.m., although police found nothing in the area.
- Graffiti report on Clinton Path, 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
- A leafblower noise report came in from the St. Paul and Aspinwall Street area at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
- Two men were arrested after a fight broke out on Harvard Street in the bike lane, and were causing a scene. One of the guys said the other had been yelling and approaching threateningly, the other reported that he had pushed back in self-defense. Witnesses and video surveillance confirmed that the first subject swung something at the other man. The first man, the one who swung at his would-be opponent, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault-and-battery and disorderly conduct. The second man was charged with disorderly conduct and soliciting without a permit.
- Power went out in the Egmont Street and St. Paul Street areas after a manhole fire at about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Police blocked the road and called NSTAR for more.
- Graffiti officers were notified of a graffiti tag on the wall of a Westbourne Terrace building, at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
- Police searched the home of a known graffiti tagger, and arrested him and charged him with graffiti law violations. Police believe he and another known tagger are responsible for 400 different graffiti marks around town. Police issued a search and arrest warrant for the other suspected tagger.
- Police recieved three reports of graffiti with similar tags. They say "PH" and "PHOP" tags were seen at the Valvoline station on Boylston Street, on the wall near the MBTA Reservoir stop tracks, and on Beaconsfield Road.
- A caller at the Harvard Street and Verndale Street area reported a medical emergency, saying a man had passed out. Police responding to the scene saw someoen sleeping on a town bench surrounded by trash and items--like a beer can and a nip of whisky. When awoken, the subject became furious and was yelling in slurred speech at the officers. Police were unable to unerstand him, and placed him under arrest, charged with disorderly conduct.