Brookline Police Log: Knife Assault and an Armed Robbery

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 Brookline Police Department dispatch logs for Oct. 8 through 11. 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 incident reported at about 2 p.m. on Monday, from 1350 Beacon Street. 
  • 108 Longwood Avenue, a resident reported that a package had been taken from the foyer of his building, at about 4:15 p.m. He told police that some of his neighbors have had packages go missing in the past, but they had not reported it to the police.
  • A Carlton Street man reported that his vehicle, which had been locked and parked behind his apartment building, had several personal items missing from inside some time between 10 a.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Larceny report taken at the police station on Tuesday, about 10:45 a.m.on Tuesday.
  • A Dorchester woman was arrested on 1317 Beacon St. at 11:30 a.m. and charged with shoplifting. Police said she stole gummy multivitamins, blueberries, string cheese and other food items from Trader Joe's in Coolidge Corner. 
  • 320 Hammond Pond Parkway reported a larceny incident at about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • At about 8:40 p.m. last night, the Boston University Community was informed of a fourth attempted armed robbery at 808 Commonwealth Avenue through the BU Alert system. BU Police tweeted that the female student was unharmed, and that the suspects were two black males wearing sweatshirts. Officials advised students to steer clear of the area while investigating the incident. Police report they have arrested two teenagers in connection with the incidents. 
  • Residents at 26 Weybridge Road reported a breaking-and-entering at about 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, where they said all of the doors and doors on the house were opened, windows were covered with wood, and profanities were spray-painted on the second floor.
  • Police responded to a larceny incident at about 6 p.m. Wednesday at 219 Harvard Street. 
  • A white Chevy work truck was broken into, although nothing was taken, when it was parked at 22 Chestnut Place between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The owner said that it could be malicious damage or an accident because there were a number of construction vehicles parked on the street.
  • A Beacon Street woman reported that some time between Tuesday and Wednesday, someone had hacked into their bank account and performed fraudulent activities. The owner has since closed the account.
  • At about 5:30 p.m., a woman reported that a package had been taken from the foyer of her Harvard Street building. The resident asked neighbors and people in neighboring buildings, but was unable to find the package.
  • Summit Avenue resident reported that a woman entered their bedroom. An Allston woman was arrested at about 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, and she was was charged with breaking-and-entering during the day, resisting arrest, and trespassing.
  • Larceny report recorded at 221 Pleasant Street, at about 3 p.m. Thursday.
  • 110 Sewall Avenue, report of a breaking-and-entering at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Police took a report of a shoplifting at Gimbels Liquors on Beacon Street, the incident occurred before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.


  • Police arrested a man in a 3 mph vehicle pursuit at Brainerd and Harvard Street, where he reportedly failed to stop in a parking lot, about 7:15 p.m. on Monday.
  • Police assisted with a hit-and-run crash on Clark Road at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 
  • Hit-and-run crash reported at 1527 Beacon Street at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • A driver was cited for car-dooring a passing cyclist after he opened his door and hit the bicycle, knocking him to the ground, 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • After reportedly driving through a red light, a Jamaica Plain man was arrested on Harvard Street at 1:15 a.m. and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, a red light violation and violating marked lanes, police said.
  • A pedestrian was hit in a traffic crash at Boylston Street and Jefferson Road at about 7 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Police assisted with a hit-and-run crash on Wednesday at about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, on Beacon Street near the 1300 block.
  • Police received a report of a road rage incident at about 10 p.m. Wednesday outside of 216 St. Paul Street.
  • Hit-and-run crash reported at 9:45 near the 850 block of Boylston Street on Thursday. 


  • People called in a report of a loud party on Thatcher Street about 12:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The resident was issued a bylaw citation.
  • 300 South Street, just before noon on Monday, police took a report of an assault-and-battery incident. 
  • Just before 11:30 a.m., the fire department responded to a fire at 267 Walnut Street, which they knocked down promptly. The street was closed for a while afterward.
  • A few reports came in to the police, and on Twitter, on Monday evening, between about 10:30 p.m. and about midnight, of fireworks over the Arnold Arboretum. 
  • Just before midnight on Oct. 8, Brookline Police arrested and charged a man who, they allege, attempted to murder a woman and stole items from inside her apartment after an argument. The building manager told police that he had gone to investigate an argument in one of the apartments, and found a man wielding a knife, and a woman in a chair crying and bleeding. The man then turned on the building manager and threatened him, then took some items from the apartment and left. Police responded to the scene, chased the suspect, and placed him under arrest. The woman sustained knife wounds to her left flank and thigh, she was taken to the hospital, and in recovery, according to Police.

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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