Man Arrested with 64 Bags of Marijuana: Arrest Logs for November 19-26

The following information was supplied by Brookline Police Dept. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction

Monday, November 19:

7:00 p.m.: Brookline Police Officers noticed the muffler of a Cadillac Seville with a loose muffler swinging side to side. The officer ran the registration and found that the driver had a suspended license and no insurance. The officer then pulled the driver over at the intersection of Washington Street and Salisbury Road. Officers arrested the driver, Brandon Watson, 26 of99 Shandon Road, Dorchester and charged him with defective equipment, operating after a suspended license, operating after revoked registration and operating an uninsured vehicle.


Tuesday, November 20:

10:30 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of a man cutting wire in the parking lot of 92 Sewall Avenue. Officers immediately recognized the suspect, who stated that he was out having a cigarette. Officers located a pile of copper wire in front of a van where the suspect had walked over from when police arrived. Officers also reportedly located a pair of wire cutters on the other side of a six-foot fence abutting 97 Sewall Avenue. The person who made the call confirmed the identity of the suspect, who he had seen cutting up the wire. Robert O’Neil, 43, of 7 Markston Drive, East Walpole was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property valued over $250 and malicious damage of property.


Wednesday, November 21:

3:50 p.m.: Officers responded to a report of shoplifting at TJ Maxx on Harvard Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the loss prevention specialist who had been monitoring the store when he reportedly witnessed a woman place merchandise in her bag. When confronted, loss prevention specialists discovered a top and a mini skirt as well as a small tool that could be used as pliers to remove security tags. Police arrested Phyllis Washington of 291 Cummings Highway, Roslindale and charged her shoplifting. Washington also had two warrants out for her arrest. One was a default warrant out of Waltham District Court for shoplifting and destruction of property and the other was out of Boston District Court for jury duty.


Friday, November 23:

11:48 p.m.: Officers observed a Toyota Camry heading southbound on Harvard Street with no valid inspection sticker. The officer pulled the Camry over on Vernon and Harvard Street. After running the driver’s information, officers discovered that the license and registration were both revoked due to a lack of insurance. Officers arrested Alex Chen of 629 Hammond Street, Brookline and charged him with operating a vehicle with a revoked license, a revoked registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to submit vehicle for inspection. Chen’s drivers license was confiscated and destroyed and Perfection Towing towed the vehicle.


Saturday, November 24: 

6:49 p.m.: Officers were conducting radar enforcement near the rotary at Lee and Warren Street when officers observed a vehicle reportedly traveling at 47 mph in a 20 mph zone. The officer pulled the vehicle over on Lee Street. There were three males in the car. The officer reportedly observed the men in the front passenger seat and the back seat making “furtive movements.” While taking the driver’s license and registration, the officer reportedly smelled marijuana. When backup arrived, the officer asked the men to step out of the vehicle so that he could conduct a protective sweep. Initially, the driver stated that he did not want to exit the vehicle and that he did not feel like he had to. The officer ordered him out of the car and frisked him and the passenger for weapons. They both were clean. The passenger in the rear was frisked and officers found a large bag in his jacket. Officers arrested Gregory Williams, 27, of Brighton and charged him with possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute after finding 64 small bags of what appeared to be marijuana.


Sunday, November 25:

1:15 a.m.: While parked on Harvard Street facing Beacon Street, the officer observed a dark-colored SUV take an illegal left turn down Beacon Street heading west. The headlights of the Toyota Venza were not illuminated. The officer pulled the vehicle over and the officer ran the vehicle’s registration. When the officer approached the car, the driver seemed to struggle with the window. As soon as the window opened, the officer claimed to be able smell a strong odor of alcohol. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Both the driver and the passenger were reportedly slurring their words and were having trouble keeping their bloodshot eyes open. The two passengers began acting belligerently, according to the police report and the officer called for backup. Other officers placed the belligerent passenger into protective custody. The driver, Beverly Brooks of 6 Elder Street, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with OUI – alcohol, improper left turn where posted and failure to display headlights.


Monday, November 26:

12:37 a.m.: While traveling on Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner, an officer observed a brown minivan traveling southbound without headlights. When the officer pulled the vehicle over, the driver produced an expired Temporary Identification Card. Clayton Knight of 37 Maryknoll Street, Boston was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle without a license and failure to display headlights. 


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