Brookline Police Log: Caregiver Allegedly "Borrows" Credit Cards

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 Sept. 14 through 16. 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 received a report of a motor vehicle broken into on Payson Road, at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday.
  • 9 a.m. Friday, larceny of a vehicle reported outside of the 1790 block of Beacon Street. 
  • A woman reported at about 2 p.m. on Friday that she had left her wallet at a Beacon Street restaurant, and noticed some fraudulent charges were made on her account a few days afterward. Police directed her to contact major credit bureaus about the incident.
  • Two vehicles parked on Risley Road were reportedly broken into at about 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Police have not indicated these incidents are related. 
  • A loud party on Babcock street received a bylaw citation at about 12:15 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Police took a report of a 2:15 p.m. larceny on Eliot Crescent on Saturday.
  • A caller from Perry Street claimed that a caregiver was using his credit and debit cards. The caller told police that his caregiver had borroed his car, and the cards a few days beforehand, and he then received a call to inform him of potentially unauthorized transactions. Police have issued a warrant for the caregiver's arrest and report the investigation is ongoing.
  • A caller said she had brought her backpack into a theatre on Station Street on Saturday, and when she returned later--about 11:30 p.m., the bag and her property inside was missing.  


  • Friday, a bike crash report was taken at about 9 a.m. outside of 1717 Beacon Street. 
  • A cyclist was traveling down Lee Street at a high speed, about 10 a.m. Friday. Police say he lost control of his bike and crashed into a parked car, sustained head injuries and was taken to the hospital.
  • Hit-and-run crash reported near the Beacon Street/Harvard Street intersection at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • Police issued a traffic citation following a bike crash near the Beacon Street intersection with Centre Street at about 3 p.m. Friday.
  • At 1 a.m. on Saturday, an officer received a report that a town pole had been hit by a black bumper--a piece of which was nearby. The vehicle driver said he was tired, so he walked home with the intent of dealing with it in the morning. The driver was charged with failing to keep marked lanes and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. 
  • Police were unable to locate a person involved in a Leverett Street and Boylston Street hit-and-run crash, at about 3 a.m. Sunday, where the neighbor reports seeing a vehicle back out of a driveway, hit a pole, breaking a rear passenger-side light and driving outbound. Police followed up with this incident about a half-hour later. 


  • Police responded to a tow truck dispute, where the truck operator said he was attempting to tow a vehicle parked in the Circle Cinema lot--despite signs indicating parking is not allowed. The owner of the vehicle demanded its return, then became angry and drove his van off of the tow truck, and attempted to leave the parking lot. When the tow truck guy tried to take a picture, the driver allegedly tried to run him down. The victim's side was injured, and the van driver arrested and charged with assault-and-battery by means of a dangerous weapon (his vehicle), malicious destruction of property (the tow truck) and disorderly conduct.
  • Police issued a noise bylaw citation to a Harvard Street party at about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, where about 10 to 15 people were inside the house and listening to music. 
  • Park Street, 12:45 a.m. Sunday, noise complaing citation issued for loud music and tlaking coming out of a party.
  • Sunday at 1 a.m. on Pleasant Street, a noise complaint was reported where police heard loud music and talking from the top floor of a Dwight Street apartment. Residents were issued a noise complaint citation.
  • Police received a report of a fight in progress on Risley Road, about 4:15 a.m. on Sunday. A neighbor reported that the party fighting was known to her, appeared not to be armed, and was throwing things around. Police requested an EMS team for psychiatric evalutation.
  • Police, at about 11 p.m. on Sunday, recevied reports of screams near High Street Place. The caller reported that a white male appeared to be running away from a white female, possibly a boyfriend and girlfriend.



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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