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Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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The following information is based on initial reviews of incident reports and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all incidents reported. The blog reports do not include sex crimes, domestic abuse, juvenile information, medical reports, and other sensitive police reports. The blog may differ from local news sources as well as trends reported at crimereports.com

Sunday June 30th, 2019

At approximately 1:31 AM Officers were dispatched to Alton Place for the report of smoke coming from the second and third floor. Upon arrival Officers discovered a piece of furniture was on fire on the second floor front porch. Firefighters from Brookline Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguish the fire. It was determine that improper disposal of a cigarette in a trash can started a fire and spread to a small wooden cabinet.

Saturday June 29, 2019

At 5:50 AM Officers were dispatched to Worthington Road for a report of a past breaking and entering to a residence. The homeowner stated that sometime overnight someone had broken in and stole a watch and wallet from his bedroom while he was sleeping. It was determine that entry was made through a basement door that was left unlocked. The suspect gained further entry into the home by breaking a panel to a door which lead to the kitchen and the rest of the living space. It appears drawers in the dining room and bedroom were rummaged through however the homeowner was unsure if anything else was stolen. Police are investigating.

A person came to the police station to report unauthorized use of her mother’s credit cards. The reporting party stated recently her mother’s credit cards were stolen from her residence. She began to notice charges on the account that she or her mother did not make. She was advised to cancel the cards and contact her mother’s financial institutions.  

At approximately 6:50 PM, a detective was on routine patrol when he observed a known shoplifting suspect walk into a business Beacon Street. The detective circled the block and observed the male running from the area of the business looking over his shoulder and now carrying a plastic bag which appeared to be full of items. The detective believing that a larceny has just occurred began to follow the man. The detective advised dispatch of his observations, who reported to him that they had just received a report of shoplifting from the business, and relayed a description of the suspect which fit the male the detective was following. Officers stopped the male a short time later, who admitted to stealing 23 tubes of tooth paste. The suspect was also in possession of three stolen credit cards and had four outstanding warrants for his arrest. The suspect was arrested and charged with the above offenses.

At 9:00 PM Officers were dispatched to a home of Clark Road for a residential alarm. Upon arrival Officers checked the area and discovered a basement window and door that appeared to be tampered with. After checking with the homeowner it was determined that entry was not gained to the home and nothing was missing. Police are investigating the suspicious activity.  

At 10:55 PM Officers were dispatched to Elba Street for the report of a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle that had just occurred. Upon arrival the reporting party stated that she was actively unloading items from her car and left one of the doors unlocked. When she returned to the car to make another trip she noticed a man standing in the rear of her car reaching into the front seat removing items. At first she thought it was a family member but then realized that it was not. The man exited her car holding several of her items including a suitcase. The reporting party attempted to grab the suitcase from the man. A brief struggle for the suitcase ensued and the man let go of it and ran away. The reporting party then called the police. Police canvassed the area looking for the man who is described as a light skinned black male, approximately 5’8″, in his 30s, wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. Police were unable to locate the suspect, but did discover two other vehicles that appeared to be broken into.

Friday June 28, 2019 

A person came to the police station to report a past larceny of his bicycle. He stated that sometime between Tuesday June 18th and Friday June 21st the bike was taken from his backyard on Marion Terrace. He stated the bike was locked with a U-bolt lock. The bike is described as Vilano Rampage fixed Gear single speed men’s bike, black in color with red rims. Police are investigating.

The content of the article above is from the Brookline Police News.
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