The following information was supplied by the Brookline Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.
A homeless man was charged with breaking and entering on Welland Road.
Brookline Police were dispatched to Welland Road for a possible breaking and entering in progress at about 11:08 p.m. on August 5.
A caller reported that he could hear someone inside his house. Officers arrived and saw a man run down the side of the house from the rear and flee down Stanton Street.
The caller told police that he ignored the doorbell, then heard a smashing sound come from down stairs. The caller said that he went downstairs to see what that was, and saw the bathroom screen was removed and the window was open. The caller then ran upstairs and called 911. While on the phone, he heard a second smash, hung up the phone and ran out the front door.
While patrolling the area of Greenough and Gorham Avenue, the officers saw a man fitting the description of the suspect running down Gorham Avenue. Officers stopped the man and read him his Miranda rights. The suspect told police that he was going to meet his girlfriend at a treatment facility in town, but could not name the facility. The suspect also could not explain why he was running either, but stuck to the story that he was meeting his girlfriend.
The caller was brought to the scene to identify the suspect. The caller said that the suspect was the person he saw fleeing into the backyard of his home.
Thomas Mello, 47, of the Long Island Shelter was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony.