The following incident report is based on Brookline Police Department dispatch logs for Sept. 28 through 30. Look for weekday incident reports twice a week, and arrest logs each Tuesday on Brookline Patch. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
Following a series of breaking-and-entering of vehicle incidents reported, the Brookline Police blog posted the following reminder:
REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS!!!
We are seeing a rash of B&E of MV and the suspects are targeting UNLOCKED vehicles!
PROTECT WHAT IS YOURS! LOCK YOUR DOORS
A list of reported incidents follows:
- Lancaster Terrace, twice before 5 a.m., and twice at about 7:30 a.m., once at 8:15 a.m., all on Friday
- Summit Avenue, Friday at 5 a.m. and 5:45 a.m., and Saturday at 7:15 p.m.
- York Terrace, 8 a.m. Friday
- Jordan Road, 8:30 a.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
- Jenness Road, 9:15 a.m. Friday
- 19 City View Road, before 2 p.m. Friday
- Coolidge Street, 10:15 p.m. on Friday
- Beals Street, before 9 a.m. Sunday
- Fuller Street, 11:15 a.m. Sunday.
- Three reports on Stedman Street between 11:30 a.m. and noon Sunday.
Breaking and Entering, Theft and Larceny
- Breaking-and-entering incidents of vehicles were reported at a number of locations over the weekend. Police say suspects are targeting unlocked cars, and urge motorists to keep their vehicles locked. See the list of reported incidents above.
- Larceny incident reported at about 8:15 a.m. on Beacon Street near the 1900 block on Friday.
- Before 9 a.m., 50 Pleasant Street reported a larceny incident.
- A Lynn Road woman reported that some items had been taken from inside her home. She said that her house had been on the market, and the realty company had organized open houses at the house.
- Larceny report taken from 77 Lyman Road, 2:15 p.m. on Friday.
- Saturday morning, before 2 a.m., 56 Upland Road reported a breaking-and-entering incident.
- At about 1 a.m., at 45 Carlton Street, police received a report of a breaking-and-entering in progress. A woman told police that the window of her bedroom was found open, and some of her things were taken from inside. Police believe the suspect came up the fire escape and opened the window while she was in the shower. A Boston Police canine unit tracked the suspect's scent to the Longwood MBTA station, but they were not able to find the suspect.
- Police responded to a crash, to assist with the exchange of information after a crash outside of 1477 Beacon Street, at about 10 p.m. on Saturday night. When they arrived, they found debris in the road, as well as the driver's side door with the door smashed toward the front of the car. A witness, the car owner, said that as he was getting out, he was grazed by another car as it hit the open door--he declined medical attention at the scene. When police spoke with the other driver, they report that he smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes--he also asked to use the bathroom while police were speaking with him. After a few minutes, an officer went to check on him in the can, and reports he had a red face and there appeared to be vomit around the toilet. He was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation.
- 11:30 a.m. on Friday, a woman on Beals Street reported a trespassing, and then asked police to have a tree company move her personal car--then apparently asked police to stand by and make sure the tree company didn't crash her car into anything.
- A St. Paul Street woman contacted police at about noon Friday to report that someone had placed a wooden plank with nails exposed in her parking spot, which punctured her tire when she pulled out. Police believe this was placed intentionally.
- 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Jamaica Road residents reported hearing fireworks, although police were did not find anything at the scene.
- Police issued a nuisance control bylaw citation to a party at 1120 Beacon Street, about 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning.
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