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$400 Worth Of Razors Stolen: Brookline Police Logs

Here is a sample of the types of calls the Brookline Police department responded to this weekend. Saturday, Feb. 10 Drunk: Someone called to report a...

Larcenies, Car Theft Up, Most Other Crime Down: Brookline Police

There has not been a murder in Brookline for a decade and most crime in town is down compared to previous years, but larcenies...
Gerald Alston

Judge Decides Former Brookline Firefighter Gerald Alston’s Lawsuit Can Move Forward

In the latest installment of former Brookline firefighter Gerald Alston’s case against Brookline, a federal magistrate judge has decided that Alston can move forward...

Police Blotter

Monday, Jan. 29 Laser on Colbourne Crecsent: At 7:46 p.m., a caller reported that someone in a home by Colbourne Cresvent and Winthrop Road was shining...

Brookline Business Loses $1K In Eversource Scam

On Saturday a Brookline business owner got a phone call from someone claiming to be a representative from Eversource. The woman told the business...

Brookline Searches For New Police Chief

Do you have what it takes to be the chief of police for the town of Brookline? The town is actively searching for a...

Brookline Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped In Car After Crash On Black...

Brookline firefighters rescued a woman who became trapped in her car after sliding on black ice and crashing into a large boulder Wednesday morning,...

Gun Goes Off In Brookline, Bullet Into Home

Someone accidentally shot a gun in Brookline and the bullet went into someone's home, according to police. No one was reportedly injured. At 4:03 p.m....

Johnson & Johnson Talc Trial To Begin In New Brunswick

Nearly a year and a half ago, Stephen Lanzo III, 46, of Verona, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the lung linings,...

Lindsay Lohan’s Cousin, A BC Hockey Player, Assaulted In Boston

A Boston College hockey player is "out indefinitely" after being assaulted in Boston on Jan. 19. Kevin Lohan, a graduate student and defenseman on...

Brookline Police Investigate Fight That Left One Hospitalized

A fight between two brothers during a social event at a local veterans’ post Saturday night left one person hospitalized Sunday morning with non-life-threatening...

Brookline Select Board Appoints Superintendent Mark Morgan As Acting Chief Of...

For the first time in 23 years Brookline will soon have a new police chief. On Jan. 20 Superintendent Mark Morgan stepped into a...

“Cryptocurrency Scheme”: Unregulated Digital Token Sales Lead To Charges

The Bay State’s top securities regulator has charged a Brookline man with selling millions of dollars in “Caviar tokens” through unregistered securities through a...

Brookline Fire Fighters Respond To Fire On Beacon Street Near Waxy’s

If you saw a number of fire trucks and a ladder near Waxy's on Beacon Street and wondered what was going on Friday evening,...

US To End Policy That Let Legal Marijuana Flourish

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country,...

Fire Forces Evacuation Of Brookline Apartment Complex

A two-alarm fire forced the evacuation of an apartment complex at 55 Village Way late Saturday night. Residents, many dressed in pajamas and wrapped in...

Retailers Look For Ways Around “Selling” Marijuana

Cannabis entrepreneurs are working to find a place in the Massachusetts market, sometimes treading on legally dubious ground. From a meet-up website that connects pot...

Stolen Amazon Packages Returned, Just In Time For The Holidays

Dozens of stolen Amazon packages, stolen before they even got to doorsteps and entryways will return to their owners today before the holiday weekend,...

Boston Man Pleads Guilty In Brookline Robbery

A Boston man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Boston to robbing the Mansfield Bank in West Bridgewater and a branch of the...
Chief Daniel O'Leary

Brookline Police Chief Dan O’Leary To Retire After 40 Years

Brookline Police Chief Daniel O'Leary announced he will be retiring next month from the Brookline Police department after 40 years serving the town as...

Brookline Police Warn Against Bitcoin Mail Scam

Brookline police are warning against an ongoing mail scam involving letters that demand large sums of Bitcoin from area residents. The letters instruct recipients to...

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 22 Extortion on Fisher Avenue: At 10:38 a.m. a caller on Fisher Avenue reported her husband received a letter attempting to extort money...

Police Blotter

All of the following is from Brookline Police log or online blog. They are excerpts taken from the public police log and represent a...
Roy Moore

Brookline Attorney Files Complaint Urging Roy Moore’s Law License Be Revoked

As sexual assault allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore continue to make national headlines, one Brookline attorney decided it was time to take things...
Alan Kaplan

Brookline Arson: Former Owner Of Village Smokehouse On Trial

Did the former owner of the Village Smokehouse plot with a local handyman to burn down a failed construction project on Spooner Road in...

Police Blotter

Thursday, Nov. 9 ATM interference on Beacon Street: At 6:52 a.m., police received a report surveillance captured a man fidgeting with the ATM at 1228 Boylston...

Bank Robbery In Brookline

At 2:37 p.m. Thursday, October 19 police responded to a bank robbery at a bank on Route 9 in Chestnut Hill. Police said the robbery...

Officials Put Out Fire At Apartment Building In Brookline

Officials put out a fire at an apartment building in Brookline. Brookline Police and Fire crews responded to the fire on Aspinwall Avenue. Officials believe the...

Police Investigating Thefts In Women-Owned Businesses In Brookline

Brookline Police are urging business owners to be on the lookout for a man posing as a customer at local businesses as part of...

DNA Links Man To 2013 Brookline Break Ins

Brookline police recently connected evidence with a man who previously served time for breaking into St. Mary's Church and stole the church car to...

National Hispanic Heritage Month At The BPD

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Brookline Police Department is honored to introduce you to Detective Carlos Crespo. Detective Crespo, a first generation...

3 Men Broke Into Tatte Bakery In Brookline

Police are searching for three men who broke into Tatte Bakery on Beacon Street overnight. The men were caught on the bakery's video surveillance, who...
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