The following incident report is based on dispatch logs for July 27 through 29. 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
- Police took a report of a fraudulent check or card passed, originating from 106 Colburne Crescent on Friday, about 10:15 a.m.
- 11 a.m. Friday, the property manager of a Boylston Street building approached an officer to report that someone had kicked in a boarded-up window at the front of the building. The building is now secured, and has been vacant for some time.
- A woman working at a Goddard Avenue camp said her new phone was taken from her pocketbook while she was working. The bag was in a conference room, where bags and items are stored while campers go outside.
- Police received a description of a subject after they responded to an attempted breaking-and-entering of a vehicle parked at Brookline Animal Hospital, around 4:30 p.m. A witness 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 him. Police say he was sweating, and he claimed he was meeting his brother off the bus, and denied touching any cars. The witness identified the man, and he was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted breaking-and-entering on a vehicle.
- A Mason Terrace man reported that someone had stolen two bikes from the open garage door at his home, some time between 6:30 p.m. at 9:45 p.m. The caller's sons were home at the time, but didn't hear anything.
- 1477 Beacon Street, a theft was reported at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
- A Hurd Street woman says she was worken up at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday by a man who had entered her home, held her down and started to strangle her, then fled the apartment. She says he was holding a black frying pan over her head, but he did not hit her with it. Police investigated the scene, and found no signs of forced entry, and a screwdriver which he may have been left behind. The suspect is decribed as a 25-35-year-old light-skinned black or Middle Eastern man, she doesn't believe he was Hispanic) with a heavy accent. She says he was wearing a black bandana or doo rag, possibly wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, and believes he lives in the area.
- At about 7 p.m. on Saturday, 17 Corey Road reported a theft.
- A caller from 27 Hurd Road reported a breaking-and-entering at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday evening. A passing dog-walker did not see the subject, but reported seeing a grey vehicle with tinted windows flee on Linden Street toward Harvard. Police checked the Brookline Village and Hills T stops, and activated the cameras for about 45 minutes.
- People were reportedly injured in a crash outside of 50 Pleasant Street, 10 a.m. on Friday, three cars were involved.
- Hit-and-run crash was reported at 200 Tappan Street, 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
- Bat call recorded at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, at 53 Forest Street.
- 9:15 p.m. on Friday, a bat call reported at 469 Walnut Place.
- A series of bat calls came in on Saturday: 103 Centre Street at 2 a.m., 10:30 a.m. at 15 Hyslop Road, 15 Shailer Road around 12:45 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. 384 Harvard Street, and at 114 Addington Road before 10 p.m.
- 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, 260 Aspinwall Avenue reported a bat call.
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- Brookline Police and Fire responded to smoke from the front porch of a High Street building. They discovered there was a cigarette which hadn't been properly put out, and was smoldering. Officials believe it was starting to catch fire, and put it out before 2 p.m. Saturday.
- Police responded to a fight-in-progress call outside of 1080 Beacon Street on Sunday morning, around 3 a.m.