Park Street Residents Find Intruder Sleeping on Their Couch
The following information was supplied by the Brookline Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate a conviction.
A homeless was arrested after he was found sleeping on a living couch on Park Street.
Brookline Police responded to a breaking and entering on Park Street on March 14 at 5:46 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers spoke to two men, who responded in the front of the U-shaped complex. One of the men identified themselves as the resident, who found the unknown man sleeping on his couch in his living room.
The resident told the police that he went to sleep at about 11 p.m. on March 13 and woke up at 5:15 a.m. on March 14. When the resident walked into the living room, he noticed a white male asleep on his couch. The resident spoke with the unknown male in a calm manner to avoid any confrontation.
During the conversation, the unknown male told the resident that he went inside as soon as he realized that the door was not properly shut.
The unknown male told police that he found the door ajar and the next thing he remembered, he woke up on the couch.
Officers asked the residents to search the apartment for a bottle of cologne. The residents found two laptops, a camera and a bottle of cologne. When the officers looked in the unknown man’s backpack, they found the computers, the camera and the cologne bottle.
Officers arrested Evgeniy Dolzhenkov, 41, homeless, and charged him with breaking and entering, larceny in a building and trespassing. Dolzhenkov told officers that he got off a 51 bus on Route 9 and walked up Washington Street towards Park Street, looking for a place to stay warm. He told officers that he was under the impression that the unit was abandoned because the door was open.