Brookline Arrest Log: No Free Taxicab Ride

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 Brookline Police Department reports for Oct. 5 through 7. 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.

Saturday, Oct. 6

  • Receiving stolen property over $250 – Roxbury man, Robert Rose, age 48. A witness reported hearing a loud bang, then seeing a man reach into the passenger-side window of a nearby pickup truck parked on Brookline Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Dispatch attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle who lives in Rockland, but received no answer. Rose was brought into custody, and when officers searched his backpack, they found a Garmin GPS device inside--when they turned it on and pressed the home button, it mapped them to the Rockland address of the truck owner. Rose was arrested and charged with breaking-and-entering into a motor vehicle, and receiving stolen property over $250. When police did get in touch with the vehicle owner, he was reportedly apologetic for leaving the GPS bracket attached to his window, and told police "that's what attracted the suspect to my vehicle."
  • Conspiracy drug law – Kendall Bugbee, 25, of Allston. At about 8 p.m., an officers monitoring traffic in Coolidge Corner saw a man walking and texting--apparently engrossed in his text conversation. He stood on a crosswalk close enough that vehicles stopped to let him pass. He then walked to Green Street, and met a young woman. The two hugged, then held hands for a moment. When their hands came apart, police say she had something in her hand. She then ran to a nearby cab and started to ride away--when police pulled the taxi over. She told police she had said hi to a friend and was going to work, they told her it looked like she was involved in a drug transaction. When police checked the back seat, they found a capsule and some white powder. When they searched her purse, they found other broken capsules and white powder, which she told them was her "probiotic." Police believe the pill was a powdered form of Ecstasy, which nearby drug units say can be packaged in a capsule to mask what they are. Bugbee was arrested and charged with possession of a class B narcotic and conspiracy to violate drug law.

Sunday, Oct. 7

  • Protective custody – A 35-year-old New York man was reportedly stumbling in the Pleasant and John Street area, and according to a caller said that he almost walked into another pedestrian at about 3:15 a.m. Police spoke to him, and he said he was walking home. He told police to "go ahead, search me. I got nothing," as he threw his cigarettes on the ground. When a cab was called, he told police "I'm not paying that cab driver. Tell him to take me for free. Hook me up." When the man became more belligerent, police took him into protective custody. 


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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