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Brookline Arrest Log: April 2 through 8

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

The following arrest report is based on reports for April 2 through 8. Look for weekday incident reports each Saturday, weekend reports each Monday, and arrest logs each Tuesday on Brookline Patch. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Monday, April 2

  • Domestic assault-and-battery –  Vladimir Shevchenko, 45, of Newton. Police responded to a dispute at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, outside of Fabriclean at 1629 Beacon Street. A witness who called in the report, described Shevchenko, who she says was at the store yelling and throwing clothes. Police found him near University Road. He was reportedly uncooperative, and appeared to be intoxicated. Shevchenko was arrested and charged with assault-and-battery under the domestic violence statute. 
  • Operating under the influence – 29-year-old Jason Birnbaum of Washington Street. Police witnessed an accident outside of the Beacon Street Tavern, at about 6:45 p.m. on Monday. The driver's license was reportedly revoked, and when they spoke to the driver, they could smell alcohol coming from him. Officers found three open, mostly empty bottles of wine in his vehicle, as well as a wrapped up dollar bill which appeared to contain crushed pills. The driver was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and drugs, driving on a revoked license, and an open container. 

Wednesday, April 4

  • Assaulting a police officer – Arthur Benn, Mattapan resident aged 30. A police officer was assisting with the exchange of information at a Cypress Street and Boylston Street crash. At around 8 a.m., an officer found the two blocking some traffic, and was about to suggest they move into the nearby gas station parking lot when the man driving the second vehicle in the crash became argumentative, and tried to snatch his paperwork from the woman in the first car, hitting her on the arm. Officers attempted to calm the man down, when he pushed the officer. He was arrested and charged with assaulting an officer.
  • Conspiracy to commit a felony – 22 year-old Brenda Santos, no address given, 26-year-old William Curtin, of Dedham, and 31-year-old Brandon Wood from Pitsfield.  at a Beacon Street bank. They allegedly planned to rob the Blue Hills bank and Brookline Savings Bank on Beacon Street,, they would leave the bank. They will be arraigned on multiple charges surrounding suspicious behavior at two Brookline banks yesterday, April 4, according to police. Wood, Curtin and Santos are also suspects in an April 2 robbery at Eastern Bank on Dartmouth Street in Boston, Harrington said, and Woods and Santos are also believed to have robbed a Pittsfield bank on March 30. 

Thursday, April 5

  • Breaking-and-entering of motor vehicles – 19-year-old Danny Nunez, Roslindale resident. Several vehicles parked on Upland Road were reportedly broken into at around 3:15 a.m. A witness reported seeing two men in hoodies running from a neighboring driveway to a parked vehicle before taking off toward Walnut Street, and described a grey sedan with a stripe on the side. Police found a car matching that description and pulled it over. Officers report finding several cell phone chargers, GPS units and assorted tools in plain sight. A laptop and several pieces of mail from Clark Court were also in the car. Nunez was arrested and charged with possesing burglarious tools, two counts of breaking-and-entering a vehicle, and two counts of receiving stolen property worth over $250.

    Another vehicle on Cushing Street, was reported broken into at about 7:30 a.m. The owner of the vehicle identified property from the arrestees mentioned above, and Nunez were additionally charged with a third count of receiving stolen property worth over $250.

Friday, April 6

  • Shoplifting – Sophio Abdushelishvili, 24, and Ioane Abdushelishvili, 17, both of Natick. Loss prevention employees at TJ Maxx had detained two subjects for shoplifting, reportedly removing security devices from two pairs of shoes, worth $80 each. The two were arrested and charged with shoplifting. 

Some details in this blotter were provided by the Brookline Police Blog. For questions about this blotter, email Grahame.Turner@Patch.com.

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