Brookline Police Log: April 30 - May 3

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

The following incident report is based on dispatch logs for April 30 through May 3. Look for weekday incident reports twice a week, and arrest logs each Tuesday on Brookline Patch. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Breaking and Entering, Theft and Larceny

  • At about 8:15 a.m. on Monday, a caller from 193 Harvard Street reported a larceny incident.
  • Larceny incident reported at 8:30 a.m. Monday, 81 Highland Street. 
  • A Stop and Shop employee was watching surveillance when he saw a man remove an item from the store, leave without paying for it, then attempt to return it to the store. At around 1:30 p.m., police arrested and charged the man with shoplifting. After searching him, he was additionally charged with possession of heroin.
  • A summons to court was issued after an attempted larceny at J.P. Licks on Harvard Street, at about 9:15 p.m. Monday. 
  • A caller from 531 Boylston Street reported that their vehicle was stolen at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police investigated and learned that it had been parked in the South End and was towed by a company which informed the Boston tow line. 
  • A bicycle was reported stolen, 8 a.m. Tuesday, from 89 Longwood Avenue. 
  • A vehicle larceny was reported at Audi of Brookline, Boylston Street, at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. 
  • A Gerry Road resident reported that when he returned home on Wednesday, at about 2:45 p.m., he found the front door unlocked and the back door wide open. Both were locked when he'd left earlier in the day, and no signs of forced entry. Two laptops were missing from his bedroom. Police took a report of the incident. 
  • Larceny reported at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, at 36 Summit Avenue. 
  • Police took a report of an assault-and-battery incident at 5:25 p.m. Thursday evening.


  • Papers were exchanged after a hit-and-run accident outside of 88 Tappan Street, at around 3:30 p.m. Monday.
  • A bicycle was reportedly involved in a crash at the Beacon Street/Harvard Street intersection at about 3:45 p.m. Monday, although police were unable to locate the incident.
  • Police driving near Boylston Street and Hammond Street at about 1:15 a.m. on Thursday morning saw a vehicle reportedly speeding down Route 9. Police pulled the vehicle over and determined that the driver was under the influence of liquor. They arrested and charged the man for operating under the influence of alcohol.
  • People were reportedly injured in a crash outside of 650 Chestnut Hill Avenue on Thursday, at 11 a.m. 
  • Papers were exchanged after a crash which reportedly had injured parties at the Brookline Avenue intersection with River Road, Thursday at 5:15 p.m.
  • A hit-and-run accident was reported at the Boylston Street/Hammond Street intersection at 7 p.m. Thursday.


  • At 4 p.m., police arrested a man who refused to leave the payroll office at Town Hall. An employee was trying to close the office, but was unable to because of the man. Police told him he would be placed under arrest and charged with trespassing if he did not leave and allow the employee to close the office. He did not leave, and was arrested and charged. 
  • Three people were arrested for an assault which began on the Red and Green lines on the MBTA, and ended here in Brookline, at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. Police are investigating the incident. 
  • Police assisted with a report of a past assault-and-battery at 180 High Street on Tuesday afternoon, about 1:30 p.m. A dispute had been reported at around the same time, in the same location.
  • 129 Fisher Avenue reported a trespassing at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. 
  • A past assault-and-battery incident was reported at about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, at the human resources center at 227 Babcock Street. 

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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