The following arrest report is based on reports for July 23 through 29. 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.
Tuesday, July 24
- Graffiti law – 21-year-old Christopher Levett, an East Boston resident on . Police spoke with Levett's ex-girlfriend, who said she broke up with Levett about six months ago, because of his fascination with tagging, with spreading his tag to as many places as possible. She told police that he went from tagging once a week to tagging every night. He would often leave at 11 p.m., and start tagging along the T tracks around Cleveland Circle and Beaconsfield, and along Clinton Path and Tappan Street, then return around 4 a.m., according to the ex-girlfriend. Between police reports, BrookOnline submissions, and the work of one concerned citizen who has been defending Brookline Village from graffiti, police have over 400 documented cases of graffiti tagging which they believe are connected to Levett and another man's pseudonyms.
Wednesday, July 25
Protective custody – A 34-year-old Boston woman was taken into protective custody after she appeared to have passed out on the steps of a Harvard Street building around 3 p.m Wednesday. The woman was uncooperative when police spoke to her, and attempted to walk away a number of times. They also report that she smelled of alcohol, her eyes were bloodshot, and was unstead on her feet.
Thursday, July 26
Operating under the influence of alcohol – Christopher Santini, a 34-year-old Medford man. Around 3:45 a.m., police approached a vehicle that was still on the road with the engine running. There was loud music and a faint smell of alcohol, and a moderate smell of marijuana coming from the car, according to the officer. The driver was dazed and incoherent. The officer arrested and charged this driver with operating under the influence of drugs and obstructing traffic.
Friday, July 27
Attempted breaking-and-entering – Kent Street resident, 49-year-old Michael Drew. Police received a description of a subject as they were responding to an attempted breaking-and-entering of a vehicle parked at Brookline Animal Hospital, around 4:30 p.m. A witness near Brookline Avenue said they saw someone trying car door handles in the parking lot, and that she confronted him. She and the subject went into the hospital, and while he asked reception about someone who he says dropped off his dogs (although there was no record of the dogs at the hopsital), the witness called 911 There was no one matching the description in the area, but one officer suggested they check Kent Street, where police found and recognized Drew. Police say he was sweating, and he claimed he was meeting his brother off the bus, and denied touching any cars. The witness identified Drew, and he was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted breaking-and-entering on a vehicle.