Brookline Police Log: Missing Bikes and Missing Pipes
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 Sept 3 through 4. 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
- Bicycle theft reported at 102 Cypress Street, Monday at about 11:30 a.m. Police have issued a warning about bike thefts, and have announced a program of abandoned bike removal.
- Two items were stolen from the unlocked storage area of a Station Street home some time between 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday at 9 p.m.
- Police took a report of an assault-and-battery from 227 Babcock Street at about 9:30 p.m. Monday.
- A case of fraud was reported at about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday by a person at 251 Harvard Street.
- 3:15 p.m., St Mary's Court, police were investigating suspicious activity in an area which has seen a few bike thefts recently. Police saw two people they believe were riding stolen bikes, and noted that they were violating bike-related town bylaws. When police attempted to speak with them, they tried to run away. Both of the kids were arrested and charged with juvenile delinquency: receiving stolen property and disorderly conduct, as well as bylaw bike citations for riding on sidewalks and not wearing helmets.
- An assault-and-battery report was taken ata bout 4:30 p.m. at Bournewood Hospital, Tuesday.
- A Chapel Street resident contacted police about a number of fraudulent charges to her debit card made since Aug. 6. She says she has canceled the card and received a new one, but there are still charges being made on the account.
- Police received a report of a theft from 118 Salisbury Road, about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
- Bike reportedly stolen from the Fuller Street lot before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
- Between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., a man reported to police that he had left his bike on Harvard Street, against a wall opposite his place of work, and returned in the morning to find it missing.
- A Verndale Street woman reports that between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., her laptop and wallet were taken from her room, and fraudulent charges were made to her account. She told police that the front doors of her home are often unlocked, somteims open, and there were no signs of forced entry.
- Some time between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, a caller reported that two drainpipe sections were taken from behind a church near Linden Place.
- Hospital transport required after a cyclist crashed into someone getting off of an MBTA bus about 2:30 p.m. near the Babcock Street intersection with Commonwealth Avenue.
- Hit-and-run crash on Monday, about 6:30 p.m. near 1530 Beacon Street.
- Police were sent to Thorndike Street for a suspicious person around the back of their home. When police arrived, they spoke to a man matching the description, who they say was intoxicated, and claimed he lived on Park Avenue in Boston, and was hoping that the resident of the home would let him sleep on the floor, despite not knowing him. He was placed under protective custody.
- At about noon on Monday, a Saab parked near the 375 block of Washington Street was reportedly on fire.
- At about 10 a.m. Monday, scanners reported a large gas spill at the Stop & Shop gas station on Harvard Street.
- Someone scratched and spat on a car parked on Clark Road, some time between Thursday and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
- Police arrested and charged a woman with possession of heroin at about 10:30 p.m. after a call from Perry Street about an unwanted person on the premises. Police report that the subject ran into a parking lot, dropped a piece of paper on the ground, which police found contained heroin.