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Home Local News Police Reports Brookline Police Reports : June 29th - July 6th

Brookline Police Reports : June 29th - July 6th

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Occurred at 1:45 PM (7/3) – Chestnut Hill Ave./Dean Rd.
Officers responded to a 3-car MV crash. The operator of one of the vehicles reported she was struck from behind by a man driving a black motor vehicle who fled from the scene. The momentum from this crash caused her to strike the vehicle in front of her, which struck the vehicle in front of it. Officers observed the front of her vehicle had extensive damage, while the rear had minor scratches. The driver of the second vehicle reported that the driver of the first vehicle had come up behind her very fast and had struck her vehicle. She did not observe anyone fleeing the scene. The driver of the third vehicle reported being struck by the second, and this driver also did not observe anyone fleeing the scene. The officer issued the first driver a citation for failure to use care while stopping, and placed her under arrest for an outstanding warrant from the Cambridge District Court.

Occurred at 4:17 AM (7/3) – Harvard St./Fuller St.
An officer observed a motor vehicle traveling on Harvard St. without headlights on, which were required at that time of night. A motor vehicle stop was conducted. An odor of alcoholic beverage emanated from the vehicle, and the driver’s eyes appeared glassy and bloodshot. Upon inquiry, the driver stated that he had been drinking that evening. After further investigation, he was placed under arrest.

Occurred at 8:15 PM (7/2) – Village Way
Officers responded to the area for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving an injured pedestrian. The driver claimed to have been operating the vehicle at a slow speed, when the victim ran out in front, causing the accident. When speaking with the driver, the officer reported a strong odor of marijuana emanating from his person. He was asked if he had smoked marijuana today and if he was in possession, and he stated he had been smoking, and that he had some marijuana in his jacket pocket. He was arrested at this time, and the marijuana was located. After observing other physical signs from the driver, the officer believed the driver’s ability to safely operate his vehicle had been impaired, leading to the charge of Operation Under the Influence of Drugs.

Occurred at 6:25 PM (7/1) – Washington St./Pearl St.
An officer observed a person who is known to the department from previous interactions and has 3 active warrants. He also has a stay-away from Brookline order as a condition of his probation. The officer parked his vehicle and approached the individual on foot, and a pursuit ensued on Washington Street. Several officers were dispatched at this time as the individual continued to give chase. The individual jumped over a fence into a backyard of an apartment building, where the officers were able to apprehend him. He is being charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest, in addition to his outstanding warrants.

Occurred at 4:12 PM (7/5) – Boylston St./Hammond St.
A driver and her passenger reported a threat which had occurred to them while driving on Boylston. The driver stated she was traveling in the left lane when a vehicle came up close behind her and kept trying to pass her in the right lane. After coming up next to her, the driver of the other vehicle began shouting and yelling, and at a stop light got out of his car and continued to verbally assault them. Police officers began investigating after following up on the license plate number the victims were able to provide.

Occurred between 9:58 PM (6/29) and 10:45 PM (6/29) – Chestnut St./ Pond Ave
Officers were patrolling the area when they observed a vehicle traveling on Cypress Avenue that had a broken brake light. Officers conducted a traffic stop and informed the operator of the reason for the stop. The officers then learned that the subject’s license to operate in Massachusetts was suspended. The subject was subsequently placed under arrest for operating after suspension and defective equipment.

Attempted Robbery:

Occurred between 9:45 PM (6/29) and 10:00 PM (6/29) – Brookline Place
Officers responded to a report of attempted robbery. Officers learned that the victim had walked to the ATM to retrieve money. On his way back to his apartment from the ATM a subject had approached the male asking him about the ATM transaction. The victim and the subject engaged in a small confrontation, and the subject fled. The suspect was described as a white male, mid 20’s, oversized white t-shirt, and dark shorts. Officers conducted a search of the area but could not identify the suspect.


Occurred at 9:00 AM (7/5)- Station St.
An individual reported parking his bicycle at 6 am and returning at 7 am to discover it missing. The bike is a blue men's Univega 12 speed, with a 19" frame. It had a soft lock on the frame at the time it was stolen. It has an approximate value of $300.00

Occurred at 7:03 PM (7/4) – Dummer St.
A bicycle was reported stolen from the area, and it was last seen on 6/13. It’s a custom made GT BMX bike that was chrome in color, and the spokes are chrome as well.

Occurred at 3:00 PM (7/4) – Woodland Rd.
Officers reported to a residence for an attempted Breaking and Entering. The homeowners showed the officers a side door which had been damaged during the attempt. Police are investigating.

Occurred at 8:00 PM (6/30) – Netherlands Rd
A black Treck women’s mountain bike, valued at $800, was last seen on 6/27 and was reported missing on 6/30 from the victim’s garage.

Occurred at 9:12 PM (7/5) – Beacon St./Summit Ave.
Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering in the area. The victims left their residence at 8 AM and returned at 5:30 PM and did not notice anything wrong at first, as their dead bolt was still secured. They then noticed several expensive items missing. The scene was processed and officers are continuing their investigation.

Occurred at 8:56 PM (7/5) – Beacon St./Washington St.
Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering in the area. The victim had been away from his apartment from 7/1, and returned yesterday evening to discover the apartment broken into and several items in disarray. Several expensive items were reported missing, and the suspect had gained access by using tools to pry the front door open. Other residents of the building reported seeing a large package outside the victim’s door on Saturday morning, and this package was found inside his apartment. The scene was processed and officers are continuing their investigation.

Occurred at 3:39 PM (7/5) – Thorndike St.
A bicycle was reported stolen sometime between 5:00 PM on 7/4 and 8:00 AM on 7/5 from the foyer of the victim’s residence. The bike was described as a GT Timberline All Terra Mountain Bike.


Occurred at 7:45 PM (7/5) – Pleasant St./Commonwealth Ave.
Several units were dispatched to the area for a 2-alarm kitchen fire. The cause of the fire was thought to be due to combustibles being too close to the flame from the stove. There were no reported injuries.

MV Accident:

Occurred at 2:26 PM (7/5) – Aspinwall Ave.
Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on Aspinwall Ave. One of the drivers was occupied with his GPS system and failed to stop at the red light, causing damage to the other driver’s side door. The first driver was issued a citation for a red light violation.


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