At approximately 9:00 AM officers responded to a report of a dog bite on Dean RD. Once on scene, the reporting party informed officers that she was charged by a Chocolate Labrador at the park who jumped up on her as she held her own dog at chest level for its protection from the Labrador. The reporting party suffered scratches on her arm, and the dog was found responsible for the injuries.
The Labrador was up to date on all rabies vaccinations, but was still subjected to mandatory 10 day rabies quarantine and a citation was issued to the owner for the injury.
Thursday July 4, 2019
At approximately 2:40 AM while on patrol around the area of Cypress and Walnut Street, Brookline Police officers noticed a vehicle traveling at unsafe speeds. The patrolling officer ran the plates of the vehicle which indicated that the registered owner of the vehicle had a warrant out for his arrest and the also the registration of the vehicle was revoked.
A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the driver was informed of why he was pulled over. When the driver was asked for identification, He informed Officers that the vehicle belonged to his nephew, which was confirmed to be true by dispatch. When asked to identify himself, the suspect was unable to provide a drivers license or any form of identification to prove himself as the person he claimed to be. The suspect was then placed under arrest for operating a vehicle without a license. The vehicle and subject were searched incident to arrest. During the search of the vehicle and the subject, various forms of identification were discovered showing the suspect to have a different name than what he provided to police.
After running the suspect’s true name, it was discovered he had a suspended drivers license, and multiple warrants out for his arrest in Stoughton.
Friday July 5, 2019
Plain clothes Brookline Police officers patrolling the Beacon Street area noticed a suspicious individual riding a blue rental bike around 6:00 PM. This individual stuck out to Police because he had a large bag bungee corded to the front of his rental bike, and rather than docking the bike in the appropriate station to avoid charges while not in use, he left it unattended outside of a store he entered. This led the officers to believe that he was not in legal possession of the bike and decided to follow him into the store to observe his actions further.
While in the store, officers observed the individual inspecting phone chargers and putting them back down, looking around to see if anyone was watching him. He was then seen placing one of the chargers in his pocket and walking around the store looking at more items, again inspecting them and then putting them back down.
At this point officers contacted the manager and informed him of their observations and asked how many phone chargers he had on display. The manager told police that there should be 36 phone chargers on display but only 35 were found. The individual then attempted to purchase a wrench from the store and pay with a Visa gift card, however the card was denied and the individual stated he had no cash and asked the cashier to return the wrench and attempted to leave the store.
Officers outside stopped the individual and asked for identification, to which he responded that he did not have any. Officers questioned him about the stolen phone charger which he initially denied stealing, but eventually admitted to taking. Officers then compared the charger found on the individual to the ones in the store confirming that it was indeed a stolen item. Upon further search of the individual two more stolen items were discovered: A flashlight and a knife.
The suspect was then placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting.
Monday July 8, 2019
At 6:50 AM police were dispatched to Russet Road for the report of a house fire. Officers were met on scene by Brookline Fire Department to attempt to extinguish the fire. The fire was large enough that assistance from out of town fire departments was required, The fire was started a candle that was left unattended and spread to a nearby cabinet and resulted in heavy structure damage from the fire and smoke, No injuries were reported.
Tuesday July 9, 2019
At 1:44 AM while conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Washington and Boylston street officers noticed a vehicle stopped at the traffic signal. When the traffic signal turned green the vehicle did not move and remained stopped for two full cycles. After observing this the responding officer positioned his patrol car behind the suspect vehicle and maneuvered around the stopped vehicle to get a look at the driver.
The responding officer noticed the driver who appeared to be slumped forward and could not see his hands on the wheel, fearing for the safety of the driver the responding officer approached the driver side door and knocked loudly on the window to attempt to wake the suspect. No response was given by the suspect and he remained slumped forward. Fearing for the safety of the suspect the driver side door was opened and the officer placed the vehicle in park, because it remained in drive stopped only by the suspect’s foot being on the break. A second attempt to wake the suspect by shaking him by his shoulders was unsuccessful; the responding officer then checked the breathing and eyes of the suspect and observed his pupils to be constricted and his breathing to be labored.
Officers then requested an Ambulance and Brookline fire to assist him for fear of a possible drug overdose due to a strong odor of marijuana was detected. A sternum rub was attempted as a third try to get a response from the unconscious suspect, which was semi successful with the suspects
facial expression changing but remaining asleep, this was done a second time and finally the suspect woke up and his pupils returned to normal dilatation.
After a brief investigation the driver was placed under arrest and a search of his vehicle was conducted. During this search a bag of marijuana and large amounts of residue was discovered alongside a variety of smoking paraphernalia and burnt ash. A large illegal “brass” knuckled knife was discovered close by the driver seat and additional dangerous weapon charges were placed on the suspect.
At Approximately 3:30 AM officers were dispatched to Orchard Road for the report of suspicious activity. Once on scene the reporting party met officers and informed them of the situation. The reporting party was in their room on the second floor watching TV, when they heard someone knocking on their back door. Waking a family member they investigated the back door and noticed an unknown individual run and hide behind a shed in their backyard. They then closed and locked the door and dialed 911.
While on scene with the police, the residents informed police of a potential suspect who has an active no trespassing order on the property, however police were unable to locate the unknown individual and the homeowners never got a look at the person and were unable to confirm their suspicions, but believe it to be the individual due to prior history.