Brookline Police Log: Walking for Copper Wire, Demanding your Donation Back

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 reports for Sept 21 through 23. Look for weekday incident reports each Saturday, weekend reports each Monday, 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 an attempted larceny at about 1:30 a.m. from 210 Harvard Street on Friday.
  • At around 2:15 a.m., Transit Police responded to the --likely due to the large set of bolt cutters tucked down his pants, along with a pair of work gloves. Searching the area, MBTA police found copper wire cut into five-foot lengths nearby, and a witness--who saw something and said something--reported that they had seen the man cutting what appeared to be wire on the track bed. 
  • Attempted breaking-and-entering at 94 Griggs Road, Friday a little before 11:15 a.m.
  • 341 St. Paul Street recorded a larceny report at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday. 
  • 400 Heath Street, about 6:45 p.m. Friday, theft reported. 
  • Before midnight on Friday, 73 Parkman Street reported a vehicle had been broken into and entered. The owner said that her window had been smashed, and a phone was missing. 
  • Police received a call about suspicious activity at the Commonwealth Avenue CVS location, about 1:30 p.m. When officers responded to the scene, they were told of two suspects, one of whom had left the store already, and Agane. Staff say the two attempted to return facial cleaners and toiletries without a receipt. During a pat frisk, police found eleven syringes, of which four were used. He was arrested and charged with shoplifting, and told police that he only knew the first name of the other subject. 
  • A man who had driven someone to Beacon Street told police that his wallet was missing after dropping him off. He told police that, before noting it gone at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday, he had left it in the center console. The suspect was described as a white man in his twenties or thirties, with black hair and beard, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and dark sneakers, and he was carrying a tan back pack.
  • A Vernon Street woman told police that her bag had been opened, and her wallet was missing when she looked at about 6:30 p.m. She had been in the Coolidge Corner area earlier in the day, and that two fraudulent charges were made to her card. 
  • At about 3 a.m. on Sunday, two Boston University students were walking home along Hamilton Road when two men stopped them and relieved them of their phones at gunpoint. Brookline Police say the suspects took a wallet and an iPhone from one and cash from the other, after showing a black semi-automatic weapon to them. The descriptions released on the Brookline police blog indicate there were two suspects. One described as a black male about 5'4" to 5'5" tall and about 16-years-old, wearing a white zippered swearshirt, blue jeans and a red baseball cap. The other is said to be a black man in his early 20s, about 5'8" to 5'9" tall, wearing a blue vertical-striped polo shirt with long sleeves, blue jeans and a dark blue baseball cap.
    Editor’s Note: Boston University and Brookline police say it is still too early to tell whether this incident is connected to the similar incident reported on Tuesday.
  • Some time between 6 p.m. on Saturday and 6 a.m. on Sunday, a Plowgate Road man learned that someone had cut the cable lock off of his bike with bolt cutters and taken it in the overnight hours.
  • 41 Alton Place, Sunday at about 11:30 a.m., larceny report taken.
  • Some time between Friday and Sunday, a St. Paul Street woman reported past vandalism at around 1 p.m. on Sunday. The victim says she returned to find a broken window on the first floor of her house. No one saw anything suspicious in the area. 


  • Following a bike crash at the Sewall Avenue intersection with Longwood Avenue, papers were exchanged by those involved at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. 
  • Bike crash ended in hospital transport from Horace James Circle at about 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. 

Animal Reports

  • People in the Sumner Road/Buchminster Road area reported a tukey complaint about 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening.


  • Police issued bylaw citations to two parties, one just after midnight on Saturday morning, at 33 Summit Avenue, and the other after 1 a.m. at 29 St. Mary's Street.
  • Police were sent to a monastery on Warren Street at about 10 a.m. Saturday, where a man was reportedly inside, waving a flashlight threateningly, yelling and demanding his money--according to a witness. When police tried to speak with him, he refused to put his flashlight down, and started walking toward one of the two officers. Perceiving the approach as aggressive, the officer struck the man in the hand with his baton, knocking the flashlight to the ground. Police then took control of him and walked him out of the monastery. Officers learned he had been at the church earlier in the week and donated some money, a large gift which was initially turned down, but ultimately accepted by the church. He was arrested and charged with home invasion, armed robbery, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (the flashlight), and was transported to Beth Israel hospital for treatment to his hand. 
  • An Amoy Street man reported that someone broke the rear window of his car at about 10 p.m. on Saturday night. He was in his car at the time, turning onto the street when he heard a loud bang from the back of the car. He did not see anyone before or after the break.
  • Police arrested a man, charged with assault-and-battery, from 32 Centre Street at about 10 p.m. on Sunday. The suspect was described as a 6' tall blonde white man with brown eyes, wearing a short-sleeved shirt and navy basketball shorts. 


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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