Brookline Police Log: July 30 - Aug. 2

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 July 30 through August 2. 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

  • A Columbus Street man reported that he had bought tickets online through an individual, but never received the tickets. The seller did not respond to any contact attempts. Police received contact information to investigate the case. 
  • 5:30 p.m., a Hurd Street woman reported that her scooter had gone missing some time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., along with her white helmet and a chain lock. Police filed a stolen vehicle report. Police later reported that the missing scooter was recovered in Dorchester.
  • A caller at 1200 Beacon Street, around 7 p.m., reported that he had gone for a run with a friend and left his shorts in the atrium of the building behind a bush. When he returned, he found that the cash he had recently taken out of an ATM was missing from the wallet.
  • A breaking-and-entering reported at 230 Cypress Street at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday turned out to be a misunderstanding between the landlord and tenant. 
  • 1223 Beacon Street, 3 a.m., police investigate an attempted breaking-and-entering of a vehicle. Officers reportedly saw the suspect on a camera, as he passed an officer waiting for a green light, and were looking for a possible suspect vehicle. A witness said that a dark-skinned man, about six feet tall with a thin build and short hair in a white shirt was attempting to break into a parked vehicle, but did not make entry. The owner confirmed nothing was missing.
  • Police advised a caller of civil action after an 11 a.m. report of a breaking-and-entering at 78 Coolidge Street. 
  • Larceny reported at 159 St. Paul Street on Wednesday at about 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., 33 Bowker Street reported a breaking-and-entering incident. 
  • A Walnut Street resident reported that her credit card company called her to report someone had used her card to order something. The order was canceled, as was the credit card. Detectives are following up with the investigation, after the 1:30 p.m. report.
  • 110 Cypress Street, report taken of a bike stolen at around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. 
  • A witness said that someone had used a torch-type of instrument to steal a bike from the Station Street parking lot. They described the subject as an older white man, balding and about 220 pounds, wearing a blue polo shirt with white stripes, khaki shorts, and white sneakers. He was carrying a red duffel bag. Police searched the area, but did not find him.
  • Just after midnight on Thursday morning, a woman said two men came up to her, took her cell phone and ran. Shortly afterward, police arrested and charged two men with unarmed robbery. According to a Brookline Police Blog post, the woman described the subjects as one clean-shaven Hispanic male in his early- to mid-twenties, with a flat-brimmed hat, short black hair; the other was also a Hispanic male in a black hat. The two got into a black vehicle after the incident, reported at 12:05 a.m. Shortly afterward, 12:55 a.m., police say they saw a black vehicle with no front plates driving into Brookline from Brighton, and noted that the passengers matched the victim's description from earlier. When officers ran the plates, they found that the plates matched another car. Police pulled the two men over, found a cell phone like the one stolen from the woman on Washington Street near Corey Road. The woman positively identified the two men, and police arrested and charged them with unarmed robbery.
  • Theft reported at 185 Pleasant Street, 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
  • 57 Perry Street reported an attempted larceny, 8:30 a.m. Thursday. 
  • Police took a report of larceny at Beth Israel Hospital, around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. 
  • A shoplifting suspect was summonsed to court at about 2:45 p.m. on Thursday. 
  • Shoplifting reported at the Israeli Bookstore on Harvard Street, at about 3:15 p.m. A sales clerk at a Harvard Street store reported that a gold chain with a pendant was taken out of a jewelry case, at about 3:15 p.m. The clerk says he left a suspect unattended upstairs for a moment, and when he returned the suspect was gone. The description police have is a black man in his mid- to late-twenties, six feet tall, with a thin build and a gap between his front teeth. He was wearing a gray t-shirt and jeans, basketball shoes, a silver watch with a blue face and a diamond stud in his ear. The store believes they had seen him the day before, and will contact police if he returns. 
  • A Longwood Avenue resident reports that her new computer had been delivered to the front foyer of her apartment, and some time between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, someone had taken the package from the building. Police observed that the foyer light was not working when they took a report. 
  • Theft reported at 141 Longwood Avenue, 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. 


  • Following a bike involved in a crash at Princeton Road and Newton Street, on Monday at 6:30 a.m., EMS were requested for a hospital transport.
  • Before 3 p.m., Monday, police responded to a crash on Harvard Street, where a woman said her car was rear-ended by another car. There was a kid in a child seat, inside the front car, who was taken to the hospital. No injuries were reported, and the rear driver was cited for following too closely. 
  • 6 p.m. on Monday, papers were exchanged after a crash initially reported as a hit-and-run. 
  • A pedestrian was hit at the Hammond Street/Boylston Street intersection around 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The pedestrian suffered head, neck and back injuries and was taken to the hospital. The driver was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian on a crosswalk.
  • Police paid special attention after a report of road rage near Longwood and Harvard Streets, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. They were unable to find signs of the incident in front of Trader Joe's. 
  • Hit-and-run crash, 10:45 a.m. outside of 850 Boylston Street.
  • Police assisted with a hit-and-run crash at the Station Street lot on Thursday, around 8:30 p.m.

Animal Reports

  • Police received a bat call from 61 Brook Street, 10 a.m. on Tuesday. 
  • 1153 Beacon Street reported a turkey complaint at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
  • 119 Park Street, bat call reported at 1:45 a.m. on Thursday morning.
  • Turkey complaint registered in the Waverly Street/Cypress Street area, 7:15 a.m. on Thursday. 
  • Two callers on Sheafe Street reported that a neighbor's dog attacked another dog on the block, drawing blood, around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • 24 University Road reported a bat, 9 p.m. on Thursday.  


  • Police were informed of instances of leaf blower noise on Monday, at 9:30 a.m., near the 1500 block of Beacon Street and near 311 Harvard Street at 10:15 a.m; as well as one at 12:35 p.m. somewhere near 480 Washington Street. The .
  • A woman, around 11:45 a.m. on Monday, said that someone had spit on her twice and flicked a cigarette at her, in what she said was a completely unprovoked attack. Police arrested a man, and charged him with assault-and-battery with a dangerous weapon. 
  • Police took photos and a report of graffiti outside of 333 Washington Street on Tuesday morning, around 8:30 a.m.
  • Police receive a graffiti complaint from 194 Boylston Street, about 5 p.m. Tuesday. 
  • At 5:45 p.m., police executed a search warrant on Tappan Street for an outstanding warrant for possession of a firearm without a firearms ID card. Police placed the subject under arrest. 
  • Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., police took a report of an assault-and-battery at 101 Monmouth Street. 
  • Two unregistered door-to-door solicitors were reported in the Cutler Lane area on Wednesday, at around 6:30 p.m. When police spoke to them, they observed that neither had identification displayed on them. They also ran a records check, and found that one of the two solicitors had a traffic warrant outstanding. The subject was placed under arrest and taken to the station. 
  • A witness saw someone get out of her car and key the passenger's side of a nearby vehicle parked on Harvard Street before 11 a.m. Police determined that the woman had been fired by her employer at about 10:30 a.m., and that the vandalized vehicle belonged to her former employer. Police issued a warrant to charge her with malicious damage. 

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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