Brookline Police Log: Slew of Car Breaks, A Card-Carrying James Bond

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. 26 through 27. 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 man on Ackers Terrace reported, at about 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, that his account had an unauthorized transaction made recently. 
  • An officer in Coolidge Corner was approached by a Beacon Street Walgreens employee who reported that a man and woman had stolen a few items from the store. The witness identified the woman, who had gone into the Body Shop on Harvard Street, and a man who they saw coming out of the CVS. Police identified the two, and looked through their possessions. They found a number of Red Bull cans, a magazine, cair clips, and in the woman's purse, they found a number of items from the Body Shop. Body Shop employees confirmed that she had not made any purchases. The total of items taken from Walgreens was about $15, and from the Body Shop, about $32. The two were arrested and charged with shoplifting just before 1 p.m. 
  • About 1 p.m. Wednesday, a Doran Road man reported that he had parked his bike on a porch, and later discovered it missing. 
  • Two reports of breaking-and-entering of vehicles on Coolidge Street were reported on Thursday morning before 7:30 a.m. In one of those incidents, the owner reported that her vehicle had been rummaged through, the center console and glove box as well. No items were reported missing, and police did not report having suspects at the time.
  • A Country Road man said that his car had been broken-into, and several items were taken from the center console and glove box--both of which were left open, before 7:45 a.m. on Thursday.
  • Abbotsford Road, about 8:15 a.m. Thursday, a man said that his car--left unlocked, had been entered while parked in the driveway. The man said one item had been taken from inside. 
  • 15 Columbia Street, about 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, a man reported that his garage door was broken, so it had been left open. A bike and several other items inside the garage had been taken. 
  • A man working inside a Winchester Street apartment discovered a box of heating equipment was missing in the 15 minutes or so he had left the area, between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Thursday.
  • Brookline officers assisted the Medford, Somerville and Cambridge police departments with an arrest on Playstead Road in Medford at about 4:15 p.m. He was arrested and charged on the Brookline warrant for two counts of daytime breaking-and-entering, two counts of larceny from a building--police say these were connected to a June 30 and an Aug. 4 incident at 60 Tappan Street. When police searched his home, they located a lock pick set hidden inside a double-backed fake credit card under the name "James Bond."
  • Within the short span between 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., a man on Cypress Street reported that his bike had been taken from the common area in the rear of his home, where he had left it against the fence. 
  • Officers were dispatched to the scene of a breaking-and-entering incident reported at a Cypress Street apartment. Police learned that the resident had reported a laptop and about $6,000 in cash had been taken from the apartment. The cash had been in a lockbox he found opened and left on his bed. He told police that he used the lock box because does not trust banks. While an officer interviewed this man about the break-in, another officer investigated his bedroom, where he found acetone, a scale and boxes of storage bags. Police began to believe there was marijuana distribution taking place in the apartment. After asking permission to look inside the closet, police first found cactus plants inside as well as lighting and planting materials--police also found a mailing box which they say smelled of marijuana. Further searching of the apartment turned up jars which appeared to be used in the manufacture of psilocybin mushrooms, and containers full of pills. He was ultimately arrested and charged with two counts of manufacturing class C stubstances, possession of a class D substance with the intent to distribute, and possession within 100 feet of a drug free park or school zone (Clarke park), at about 11:15 p.m. 
  • Two incidents of larceny reported at about 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. on Thursday were reported at 115 Greenough Street.
  • A woman parked on Columbia Road between 11 p.m. on Wednesday and 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, reportedly had been ransacked, although nothing had been taken from inside. 
  • A Cypress Street man reported that, when he returned to his apartment at about 6 p.m., his roommates told him the apartment might have been burglarized--when they went through their rooms, they found that a number of personal items had gone missing.
  • A man parked on Thorndike Street at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday said that his vehicle had been rummaged through and items were taken from inside. The owner believed he may have left the vehicle unlocked overnight.
  • 6:45 p.m., Thursday, police took a report of a breaking-and-entering of a vehicle on Hamilton Street, where a man said his driver's side door had been left ajar, and the vehicle had been rummaged through. Several personal items were missing.
  • A man reported that he left his bike locked to a rack on Station Street, and found it missing at about 7 p.m. on Thursday.
  • A woman and her son's vehicle had been parked on Coolidge Street, and they had found their vehicles had been broken-into and entered, several items were missing after about 7:15 p.m. Thursday.


  • Police took a report of road rage reported at the Beacon Street/Hawes Street intersection on Wednesday morning, about 11:30 a.m. Police are mailing a citation to one of the drivers involved.
  • Papers were exchanged after a crash near the 500 block of Harvard Street, where injuries were initially reported. 

Animal Reports

  • 200 Tappan Street reported a turkey complaint at about 5:15 p.m. on Thursday.


  • A man reported at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday that his car, parked on Boylston Street, had been keyed on the left side. 

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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