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Australian Man Convicted Of Making Threats Against Brookline Police

An Australian man is facing criminal charges in the United States following his conviction for making threats to Brookline police in December of last...

Large Menorah Stolen From Outside Brookline Synagogue

Police in Brookline are trying to figure out who stole and damaged a 6-foot tall, 300-pound menorah from outside a synagogue before abandoning it...

Help Identify A Vandal

The Brookline Police Department are looking to identify a young suspect who is believed to be responsible for spray painting tags. The young man in...

Brookline Rejects Effort To Ban Secrecy Clauses In Harassment Settlements

The Brookline town meeting defeated a proposal Tuesday night to do away with secrecy provisions in settlements of racial or sexual harassment claims again...

First Circuit Court Of Appeals Rule No Right To Bear Arms...

On 2 November 2018, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held the Second Amendment effectively does not apply outside the home. From uscourts.gov: "This case involves...

Brookline Man Charged With Hit-And-Run Accident Of Cyclist On Arborway

A Brookline man was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly colliding with a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in an Arborway rotary in August. Massachusetts...

Illegal Immigrant Charged With Attempted Rape, Kidnapping In Brookline

A Honduran illegal immigrant accused of choking and attempting to rape a woman was arraigned in Brookline District Court on Tuesday. Mainor Suazo-Martinez, 20, was...
Prentice Pilot

The Latest Chapter In The Brookline PD Racism Saga: A $150K...

Several years into an ordeal that has challenged Brookline’s conceptions of itself as a bastion of liberal values, a black man who alleged discrimination in the town’s...

Say “Hi” To Brookline Police Department Officers At Brookline Day

We hope you will stop by and say hi to our officers at the Brookline Police Department table this Sunday at Brookline Day! We...

Be Aware Of Scam Calls

Please be aware of a recent telephone scam where an automated message tells you to call a number to resolve serious allegations against you...

BPD’s New Chief Of Police Andrew Lipson

We are pleased to announce and introduce our new Chief of Police Andrew Lipson, who was promoted last night from Deputy Superintendent to Chief...

Nine New Officers Graduated From The Northern Essex Community College

Today nine new officers graduated from the Northern Essex Community College, Methuen Police, Municipal Police Academy. Chief Lipson, Deputy Gropman and Deputy Burke join new...

Boston Archdiocese Removes Nigerian Priest From Ministry After Sexual Abuse Allegation

The Archdiocese of Boston has removed a Nigerian priest residing at a Brookline church from ministry after receiving an allegation of sexual abuse of...

Police Blotter

Tuesday, Aug. 28 Blocking driveways on Hedge Road: At 10:31 a.m. a caller reported that vehicles parked on both sides of the road were blocking driveways. Fed...

13 Car Break-Ins Reported in Brookline

According to police, 13 cars were reportedly broken into Sunday night in Brookline, Massachusetts. The area affected was around Summit Avenue and Jordan Road near...

Brookline Doctor Jailed Over Court Debt Released After Filing For Bankruptcy

A doctor from Brookline who was jailed Tuesday over a court debt was released Thursday evening. Dr. Nataly Minkina was sent to jail for contempt after failing...

Brookline Police Department 2018 Mid-Year Review

The Brookline Police Department is pleased to release its 2018 Mid-Year Report, which covers crime in the first six months of the year, race/gender...

Brookline Number One Safest College Town

Independent review site "Safewise" has put together a list of the top 50 safest college towns in the US. According to the site, the number...

The “Route 128 Bandit” Has Been Sentenced

The Brookline Police Department is pleased to share that Paul Landrum, aka the “Route 128 Bandit,” has been sentenced to 57 months imprisonment, followed...

Man In Nightgown Groped Woman Near School In Brookline

A woman walking near a school in Brookline Sunday morning was groped by a man who may have been wearing a black nightgown with...

Car Crashes In Brookline, Lands On MBTA Green Line’s B Branch...

MBTA crews removed a disabled vehicle from the Green Line’s B Branch after it crash-landed on the tracks early Friday. The incident happened in Brookline...
Alexander Barron, 28

Alexander Barron, 28, Missing

Brookline police are turning to the public for help locating a missing man. Alexander Barron, 28, is described as being 5 feet, 10 inches tall,...

Five Alleged Members Of Break-In Ring Arraigned

Five suspects accused of being part of a commercial breaking and entering ring that stole more than $50,000 worth of goods and 60 packages...

Kosher Restaurant Can Remain Open Despite Charges Against Co-Owner

A kosher restaurant in suburban Boston will be allowed to remain open even though one of its owners has been charged with illegally recording...
The suspect.

Surveillance Video Shows Woman Snatching Brookline Restaurant Employee’s Backpack

Brookline police say they are investigating after a woman was caught on surveillance video Thursday snatching a backpack that belonged to an employee at...

Restaurant Owner Arrested For Allegedly Videotaping Customers In Bathroom

A Brookline restaurant owner was arrested for allegedly videotaping customers in the restaurant's bathroom, police say. Brookline Police put out a release on Thursday, saying...
Christian Amaral, 23

Man Denies Choking Child In Brookline Park

A man accused of choking a boy at a Brookline playground will have to spend at least another night in jail. Christian Amaral, 23, of Newton, has...

Child Struck By Vehicle In Brookline

Police are responding to a report of a child who was hit by a vehicle at Beacon Street and Winthrop Road in Brookline. The child...
The suspect.

Police Seek Man After Incident At Brookline Playground

Police are looking for a man in connection with an incident at a Brookline Village playground, but they are not saying much else. The Brookline...

Brookline Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

Police in Brookline are searching for an armed robbery suspect who they say held up a convenience store and stole more than $3,000 over the...