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Officers Face Termination In Hearing

Police officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun’s disciplinary hearing for potential termination due to absence from their jobs at the Brookline Police Department occurred...

Police Blotter

Graffiti: A caller reported that three people used chalk to draw a swastika on a Clinton Road sidewalk. Suspicious activity: Someone reported that a man...

Fired Brookline Firefighter Will Get His Job Back

Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins has upheld an order for the Town of Brookline to reinstate firefighter Gerald Alston, after a Civil Service Commission...

Police Blotter

Crude vandalism: A caller on Gerry Road reported vandalism to a car at 6:01 p.m. that had genitalia carved into it. An egging: At 6:01...

New, Clear Path To Outlaw Pot Shops

Uncertainty over the process cities and towns must follow to opt out of the sprouting legal marijuana market has sparked confusion across the state...

Police Blotter

Breaking and entering: At 7:57 a.m. a caller reported the breaking and entering of an Audi between 4 p.m. and that morning at a...

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....

BPD Hosted A Coffee Hour For These Retired Brookline Police Female...

As a finale to our celebration of National Women's History Month, the BPD hosted a coffee hour for these retired Brookline Police female officers. Thank...

Police Investigating Racist, Concerning Graffiti In Brookline

The Brookline Police Department is currently investigating spray-painted messages on the side of the gym at Brookline High School. The graffiti was first reported last...

Police Blotter

Graffiti: At 10:20 p.m. Brookline Police received a report of graffiti on a poster on a South Street lamppost that read “Heil Hitler.” Gobble gobble:...

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...

Rare Mountain Bike Stolen From Car In Brookline, Police Looking For...

Brookline Police are asking for the public's help in finding a rare mountain bike that was reported stolen yesterday from the roof of a...

Officers’ Promotions At The BPD

The BPD is pleased to announce the promotion of four of its officers this week! Officer John Canney and Officer Robert Teahan were promoted to...

A Woman Giving Out Mice, Egg Throwers, And Wandering Raccoons

Monday, May 8 Missing: Someone reported a 15-year old boy missing. Oh no: Someone called to report an older woman was hit by a car near...

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...

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...

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...

Boston Man Sentenced For Two Bank Robberies

A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for robbing a branch of RTN Federal Credit Union in Brookline and a branch...

Police Blotter

Unwanted person: A caller reported an unwanted white man at a building on Beacon Street at 7:10 a.m. The man was missing teeth, had...
BPD

U-Haul Van Rolls Over On Pond Avenue

According to Brookline Police, there was a traffic crash this morning on Pond Avenue at Highland Road, in which an U-Haul van lost control...

“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 Police Department Releases A Mid-Year Review

The Brookline Police Department has released its mid-year review, and Patch is here to breakdown the 54-page document for readers. The review, which is...
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...

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...

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,...

Emergency Crews Respond To 2 Rollover Crashes In Brookline

Emergency crews responded to a rollover crash Tuesday morning in Brookline that temporarily shut down Beacon Street. Officials say the crash before 10:00 a.m. and...

Click It Or Ticket: Brookline Police Join State Campaign

If you do not make a habit of wearing your seat-belt, which is the law, Brookline Police could pull you over this month. It...

Jamaica Plain Man Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash On VFW Parkway In...

A 35-year-old Jamaica Plain man died Monday when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a car on VFW Parkway in Brookline, State Police...

$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...

Brookline, Newton, Cambridge & Boston Police Chiefs: Police Are Human, Too

When you think of a police officer, "approachable" and "friendly" might not be the first two qualities that come to mind. But the heads...

Rash Of Car Break Ins: Brookline Police Warn Residents

Several unlocked cars were broken into this week in Brookline and police are advising residents to lock their car doors and make sure not...