Brookline Police Log: Man Punched Off Bike, Rash of Car Breaks
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. 17 through 18. 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 a.m. Monday, police responded to a motor vehicle larceny on Henry Street. There was an incident of breaking-and-entering of a vehicle on the same street, reported at 8:30 a.m.
- Larceny reported on 110 Yarmouth Road, Monday at about 10:15 a.m.
- Breaking-and-entering of a vehicle parked on Beacon Street, where the owner returned to her car and found a young black man in the rear seat. He left and took her satellite radio, fleeing onto Charles Street toward Sewall Avenue, at 1 p.m. on Monday.
- Over 43 different unauthorized transactions were made on a bank account belonging to a Park Street man, which police investigated before 4 p.m. on Monday.
- A Spooner Road man reported that someone used his account to make two fraudulent charges at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
- 7:45 p.m. Monday, police respond to a shoplifting incident at 860 Commonwealth Avenue, where the suspect was described as a black man, in his 20s or 30s with a heavy build, wearing a navy blue polo with matching pants. The suspect was last seen on Essex Road, and Boston and BU police were notified.
- A 300 South Street resident reported that someone had taken items from inside his room while he was out, at about 9 p.m. on Monday.
- A man parked on Gibbs Street had left his vehicle unlocked and the alarm switched off, and overnight it was broken into. Police took the report at about 9:30 p.m. Monday.
- Some time between 10 p.m. on Monday and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a Naples Road man reports that his wife's vehicle was broken into, several items taken from inside. The alarms on both vehicles were deactivated, and they were unlocked.
- 160 Chestnut Street reported, about 10:30 a.m., an incident of breaking-and-entering of a vehicle on Tuesday.
- Vehicle reported broken into on Copley Street, about 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
- 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, report of a vehicle on Sewall Avenue broken into where the front passenger window had been smashed, and items taken from inside.
- A woman parked on Naples Road says she saw someone break into her vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. She asked him what he was doing, and he hurried out of the vehicle. She described him as a white man, about 6' tall in his early 20s, with close-cropped hair, a normal build, and wearing a dark jacket.
- A man crossing Freeman Street in a crosswalk near Powell Street reported that a vehicle bumped his left leg, and then drove away. Police checked the area, looking for a navy blue Camry driven by an older white man with white hair, two left toward Beacon Street. The pedestrian was uninjured, but police were unable to find the driver.
- Following a four-car crash was reported on Washington Street near Beacon Street, physical injuries were reported. One of the passengers was taken to the hospital, at about 7:15 p.m. on Monday.
- Police followed up with a road rage incident reported in the Sumner Road area of Boylston Street, by going to the registered owner's address on Aspinwall Avenue. Police logs indicate a black Honda Accord was involved.
- A man walking his dog about 9:45 p.m. on Monday on Beacon Street near the Carlton Street intersection told police that two young men approached him and asked if he had a cell phone. He then walked away from them and contacted Brookline police. The suspects were described as black men between 15 and 18 years old, both about 5'8" tall. One had a slender build, wore baggy clothes and a beige-looking sweatshirt. The other was of a larger build, also in baggy clothes. Police say the investigation is ongoing, and that they responded to a separate youth complaint on Carlton St at around the same time.
- 10 p.m. on Colchester Street, a man reported being assaulted by two young men. The victim was riding his bike near the Longwood T Stop when someone punched him in the face, knocking him off the bike. He got up and exchanged blows with the duo, who he described to police as two young black men, between 14 and 16 years old. The first he said was baby-faced with short afro hair, a short-sleeved polo shirt and dark, normal-fitting pants. The other was wearing a blue shirt.
- A woman reported screams from the front of her building at 230 Babcock Street, before midnight on Monday. The calls sounded like someone was in distress, although police did not find anything in the area.
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