At approximately 8:15 AM Brookline Police responded to a report of a man asleep with a bag on his head on the grass near the Longwood MBTA train stop. Once on scene officers checked on the health of the individual to make sure he did not need medical attention.
Officers identified the man and determined that he had multiple warrants out for his arrest. When he was being placed in handcuffs the suspect began to flee.
The foot chase continued to the Longwood Towers apartment complex where the suspect ran though the building and exited through the rear, and then jumped a fence into a backyard on Colchester Street. The foot chase continued in backyards to Hawes Road where the suspect jumped another fence and continued to flee from police. The chase proceeded to the Emerald Necklace pathway and the suspect made a turn towards the river and jumped in. The suspect then swam to an island in the center of the river and refused commands to return to shore.
A perimeter was set up by Brookline Police, assisted by Boston Police, Boston University Police and MA State Police.
Brookline fire was also contacted for assistance in the form of an inflatable boat used to reach the island where the suspect was found hiding from Police under a tree. He was then placed under arrest.
July 21, 2019
On July 21st at approximately 2:31 PM Brookline Police responded to a report of a dog bite on Wolcott Road.
The reporting party stated that he was a delivery man for Amazon and that while he was delivering a package outside of a residence, he was bitten by a small dog on the leg.
The reporting party denied medical attention from paramedics.
There was no evidence of malicious intent and the case was transferred to animal control and a follow up investigation will be conducted on the incident
The dog was up to date of all of its vaccinations and no citations were issued to the owner.