Brookline Police Log: June 29 - July 1
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 June 29 through July 1. 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
- 8:30 a.m., 4 Auburn street reported a bike stolen from the property.
- 50 Thorndike Street, 6:30 p.m. on Friday, report of a larceny.
- Motor vehicle reported broken into on Jamaica Road at about 10 p.m. Friday evening.
- 11:15 a.m., 44 Harris Street reports a theft.
- The Eastern Bank at Harvard St. in Coolidge Corner was robbed Saturday, June 30, just before 11:30 a.m., according to Brookline Police. A man is alleged to have passed a note to a bank teller implying he had a gun, and then fled on foot with an unknown amount of money, police said. Police are describing the suspect as a white male, of an unknown age, wearing jeans, a white shirt with blue horizontal stripes, a hat, glasses and carrying a backpack. More details include the suspect being five-foot-10 with a skinny build, a goatee and possible tattoos around his neck. Police contacted cab companies in the area, and the FBI bank robbery task force, and flooded the area.
- After he swam at a pool at Tappan Street, a man called Brookline Police to report someone had stolen his credit card. The bank told police that his card had been used to buy a laptop.
- A caller reported a larceny of a vehicle at St. Paul Street and Commonwealth Avenue, at about 4:30 p.m. Boston police received a similar call, and reported that the owners of the vehicle, a scooter, were simply having difficulty getting it off the pole.
- Police followed up in town with a hit-and-run crash, responding to 1443 Beacon Street at about 8 p.m. Saturday.
- Police responded to the Whole Foods in Brighton, near the Brookline town line at abou 4 p.m., where a resident reported he had a bike similar to the one stolen on June 29. The resident had the bike in his possession, and a man who had brought the bike there was fleeing the area. Officers caught up with a man matching the description, who said he bought the bike off a man in Dorchester for $60. Police valued the bike at more than $250, and arrested and charged him with receiving stolen property.
- Two residents say they saw three men attempting to steal a bike, and described the subjects to police. Different officers found the two men separated from each other and stopped them. The two told police that they knew each other, and had met in the area to look for jobs--they had looked in Star Market, they said. Police brought witnesses to identify the men, who said they were certain they were the people they had seen. Police were unable to find the third man, and report that no one in Star Market recalled the men looking for work. Police arrested and charged both with receiving stolen property over $250, conspiracy to commit a felony and attempting to commit a crime at about 6 p.m. Saturday.
- An officer saw a vehicle make an illegal left turn onto Harvard Street from Beacon Street at about 2:45 a.m. Friday. The officer pulled the driver over, and reports he heard slurred speech and saw the man had glassy eyes. He determined that he was under the influence of alcohol and arrested and charged him with driving under the influence, and with violating a no left turn sign.
- At about 2 a.m., Friday. a cab pulled up alongside a police cruiser, and asked the officer's help with a fare who he says wouldn't get out of the cab, and was refusing to pay his fare. Police say he was immediately belligerant and tried to walk away from officers. Yelling and swearing, he allegedly hit a female officer on the forehead with his finger, police then attempted to arrest the man, but he resisted. Police pepper sprayed him, and got him into a cruiser, where he continued to yell, spit and flail--even as EMTs tried to examine him. Mock was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, four counts of assaulting a police officer, and cab fare evasion.
- Fireworks reported at Larz Anderson Park at about 9 p.m., although police found nothing at the scene.
- Police received a report of a graffiti complaint at about 692 Washington Street, at 10 p.m.
- The Coolidge House rehab facility contacted police at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning, saying that a woman at the facility had made derogatory sexual statements and profane comments. An officer learned that the interaction was the result of a personal conflict, and court action will be taken on future correspondence.
- About 5 a.m., an officer found a lost check from a Brookline resident. The officer contacted the owner to inform them where to collect the missing check.
- Caller reported fireworks at Gardner Road and Tappan Street, 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
- 153 Summit Street reported fireworks at about 10:30 p.m. Friday.
- While cleaning out his attic, a resident found a 22. caliber rifle which was given him by his father. He asked police to take custody of the rifle.
- Police were sent to a Babcock Street home for a reported drug overdose. The subject was transported to the hospital, as she was not responding. A plastic bag found at the scene, containing drugs, was taken as evidence.
- Pond Avenue and Allerton Street, 9:45 p.m., police responded to a report of fireworks.