Brookline Police Log: Car Breaks and a Man with a Bat

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. 19 through 20. 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 calls at about 2 a.m. reporting a man behind Strathmore Road homes hitting vehicles with some type of bat. Several witnesses reported seeing the man walking around and hitting vehicles, and eventually getting inside one of them. Police officers found a man, who they identified as Buiel, inside a vehicle with a hockey stick, wearing a torn trash bag over his clothes because of the rain earlier in the morning. One neighbor told police his storage locker, which contained hockey equipment, had been broken into, other neighbors reported that their cars had been rummaged through. When they searched the man with the bat, they found he had a container of pills on his person, as well as a prescription container in his name. Buiel was arrested and charged with two counts of breaking-and-entering a motor vehicle, four counts of malicious destruction of property, two counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, one count of possession of a class E substance, and disorderly person.
  • Police took a report of breaking-and-entering of a vehicle at about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, and noted two license plates in the incident report.
  • 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 38 Crowninshield Road, report of a broken-into vehicle taken by police. A second report was received from 78 Crowninshield Road, at about 8:30 a.m., although reports do not indicate whether the two are related. 
  • 30 Amory Street reported a vehicle broken into at about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.
  • A woman parked on Pleasant Street between Tueasday evening and about 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning reported that her vehicle had been rifled through, but nothing had been taken from the car. 
  • 24 St. Paul Street, a report of a vehicle larceny at about 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
  • A Naples Road couple reported that both of their vehicles had been broken into, and items were removed some time between 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The owners say that both vehicles had been unlocked, and the alarms were not active.
  • 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, a vehicle on Browne Street was reportedly broken into. The victim says he forgot to lock his vehicle, and that some items had been taken. 
  • 22 Worthington Road, before noon, a vehicle was reportedly broken into on Wednesday.
  • 122 Pleasant Street, a report of a breaking-and-entering of a vehicle at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. 
  • A Perry Street resident reported that her stroller, which had been left out in the front vestibule of her building, was missing when she returned at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • A man who had parked on Pleasant Stret before 7 p.m. Wednesday reported that the inside of his vehile had been disturbed, and some items taken from inside. He thought had had locked the doors, but believes that the electric door lock had broken, and not actually locked the doors. 
  • A Fairbanks Street man reported that he returned home, and found his door had been left ajar, and that items had been taken from inside the apartment, some time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday. 
  • A police officer responded to a bike theft reported on Lawton Street at about 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The owner reports that he had left his bike locked against the rails in front of his house, and found it missing when he returned. He hold police that t he lock looked as thought it had been cut.
  • Some time after midnight, early Thursday morning, 116 Browne Street reported a breaking-and-entering of a vehicle. 
  • Fraud incident reported just after noon on Thursday from 205 Kent Street. 
  • Thursday, a woman living on Clark Road reported that someone had entered her unlocked car and taken items from the middle console. 
  • Vehicle larceny reported on from near 232 Summit Avenue about 4:30 p.m.
  • 73 Beverly Road reported an incident of fraud at about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening.
  • Larceny incident reported at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday from 115 Greenough Street. 
  • A past cell phone larceny incident was reported before 7 p.m. Thursday on Cypress Street. The owner says she had her phone in her backpack all morning, and when she came back it was missing. 
  • On Thursday evening, around 8:45 p.m., police received a report of an attempted robbery after a man was walking home along Beacon Street near the Westbourne Terrace (coming from Washington Street) and another man approached him. This man approached the intended victim and instructed him to hand over his wallet, then slapped the man across the face. The "victim" then grabbed the suspect's right arm, and pulled a bottle out of his sweatshirt and took a defensive swing at the suspect--this seemed to scare him off. Police received a description, and after speaking to a witness, believed they knew the attacker. A man was arrested and charged with the attempted robbery. 


  • Hit-and-run crash reported at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday near the 1300 block of Beacon Street. 
  • Kent Street, about 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, hit-and-run crash reported. 

Animal Reports

  • At about 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, 46 Tappan Street reported a turkey complaint.


  • Police took a report of a graffiti complaint at about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, at 262 Winchester Street. 
  • At 9 p.m., the forestry department reported that someone had damaged the roots on a Clark Road tree. The caller says she saw a man take the roots and damage the tree.

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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