The following incident report is based on dispatch logs for July 23 through 26. 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
- Larceny reported at 400 Heath Street, at about 12:15 a.m. on Monday.
- A caller on Clinton road reported that, some time between 10:30 a.m. and noon on Monday, someone broke into her home and targeted her room on the second floor. She says about 50 pairs of earrings, and 10 to 20 necklaces and bracelets were missing. The victim says that there was a dark-skinned white man in his 20s walking suspiciously past her house as she left that morning.
- Monday, after 12:15 p.m., larceny reported at 20 Webster Place.
- 41 St. Mary's Street, several cars were reportedly broken into before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
- Before 9 a.m. Tuesday, a vehicle outside of the 140 block of Mountfort Street was reportedly broken into, police took a report.
- 39 Clinton Road, breaking-and-entering, and larceny, 11 a.m. on Tuesday, report taken by police.
- 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 179 Aspinwall Avenue reported an attempted theft.
- Police take a stolen car report from the Audi dealership on Boylston Street, around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The service manager says a loander car was taken from the dealership, and when police spoke to the previous user, she said she left the keys on the counter and drove off the lot in her own car.
- A loss prevention employee at TJ Maxx stopped a suspicious subject, who they believe put two glasses cases which they had not paid for in a bag of other paid merchandise. After reviewing security tapes, police summonsed the suspect for shoplifting, and issued a no-trespass order.
- An Egmont Street resident says he received a phone call from a dealership in California, who says he was a victim of fraud. A party, claiming to be the Brookline man, bought a car--the dealership was trying to get it back for non-payment. After checking his bank statement and credit cards, there are no discrepancies. The report was filed at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
- An officer took a breaking-and-entering and larceny report from a Buckminster Road home, the victim said that she and a housemate came home to find someone had entered the home. Police took a report and are investigating the home.
- Tuesday, a caller said she had parked her car on St. MAry's Street, and returned in the morning to find the window smashed and several items were missing. Police advised her to close the cards and check they were not used.
- 122 Westbourne Terrace, report of a breaking-and-entering and larceny at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
- Larceny reported at the Beacon Street post office, 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A man says his iPad was taken after he left it on the table in the middle of the office floor, he left it alone for a second, and when he returned it was missing.
- Larceny reported at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday from Centre Street. A woman reported that cash was taken from her pocketbook during her work shift. When she returned from working, she found her wallet was on top of her bag, cash gone.
- At about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, a woman says she had ordered a laptop, that it was delivered at her apartment, and that it was not in the mailroom or with her neighbor. She could not find the package, police are investigating the reported larceny.
- Thursday, two reports of fradulent charges were called in from a woman who says her card was used to make purchases--possibly in Houston, Texas. She did not authorize anyone to make purchases, and the card is in her possession. The account has been closed, the victim advised to contact credit bureaus.
- 33 Pond Avenue, Thursday at about 9:30 p.m., a theft was reported.
- Before 5 p.m. Monday, a witness reported to police that he'd seen a cab crash into a bike, then take-off. The witness spoke to the cyclist, who said he was fine and walked away. The witness provided contact information for the cab. Two days afterward, a man came into the police station to file a crash report, saying that he was cut off by the taxi, rolled up and over the hood, then fell to the ground. His bike was destroyed, and he took an injury to the ankle. The cab driver was contacted, and claimed that the cyclist hit his cab and was riding fast. Because neither party came forward after the crash, and because the stories were inconsistent, police are not issuing a citation to either of them.
- Police were unable to find those involved in a road rage incident on Wednesday, around 6:15 p.m. at the Heath Street/Hammond Street intersection.
- Early Thursday morning (around 3:45 a.m.) police approached a vehicle that was still on the road with the engine running. There was a faint smell of alcohol, and a moderate smell of marijuana, 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.
- A man was crossing the street on a crosswalk on Independence Drive, when a van drove into him, hitting his leg and throwing him several feet down the road. The victim was alert, conscious, and transported to the hospital. The driver claims she did not see him until too late. The driver will be cited for failing to stop for a pedestrian.
- Bat reported at 15 Vernon Street on Thursday, around 9:30 p.m.
- 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the fire department responds to smoke coming from a Beacon Street apartment. Emergency responders made a forced entry and found a piece of wood smoldering on the stove. Investigators believe that a microwave fell off of a shelf and turned on the stove. A piece of shelf broke off with the microwave, and caught fire. No injuries were reported.
- Police officers took a woman 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.
- A tenant on John Street reported that he found fresh graffiti in the back of the building, done with black marker or spraypaint, Wednesday around 3:15 p.m.
- A Commonwealth Avenue store owner reported that an intoxicated person was refusing to leave the store. He alleges that the man then assaulted him with an 11-by-18-inch sign. The caller pinned him on the ground until police arrived. The intoxicated man was taken to the hospital for observation and will be charged aith assault-and-battery with a dangerous weapon and trespassing.