Brookline Police Log: Razor Blade Theft and a Smashed Mirror
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. 27 through 28. 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 theft reported on Winchester Street, about 2:30 p.m. Monday.
- Police took a report of a bicycle theft on Monday from the high school, after 2:30 p.m.
- Two bikes were reportedly taken from 2 St. Paul Street some time between 11 a.m. on Sunday and 3:30 p.m. on Monday. The bikes were left unlocked on the rack, and the garage door was open.
- The IRS reported to a woman that she may be the victim of identity theft. Police responded to the Alton Place residence, and took a report. She said that she did not see any unauthorized transactions on her credit report.
- Before 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Washington Street CVS reported a shoplifting incident. According to an employee, a suspect took a white plastic bag out of his pocket, and started loading it with razor blades, then left the store without paying. The suspect is described as a black man about 6' tall, wearing a baggy white t-shirt, shorts, and a black bike helmet.
- A pedestrian was hit, and hosptial transport was required after a crash on School Street about 3:30 p.m.
- 7 a.m. Tuesday, a woman reported that her passenger-side wing mirror had been missing, the encasement was hanging by a wire. She believes someone pulled it off of her car.
- Police assisted with a bat call reported on Belmont Street, about 8:45 p.m. on Monday. For information on how to handle a bat in your home, see the Health Department's press release.
- A man was concerned that someone had entered his Franklin Street home through the skylight. When police arrived, at around 7:15 a.m. on Monday, they saw that he had a loaded gun. There were no signs of forced entry, and the alarm was still set--the homeowner reported that nothing was missing. When police queried the gun, the serial number did not match that of the gun they had. He was issued a fine for possession of a firearm past the 90 day grace period after the man's FID Card had expired.
- Some time between 8 p.m. and midnight on Tuesday, police got a call of malicious damage. The officer says he saw a parked car with a smashed rear window, and the owner said that sunglasses and a handbag were missing, and the some fraudulent charges were made on owner’s account.