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All of the following is from Brookline Police log or online blog. They are excerpts taken from the public police log and represent a portion of what kinds of calls the police respond to. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sunday, Sept. 3

Someone’s trying to break in: A Beacon Street resident called to report someone was trying to break in. The reporting party stated a male wearing all black and a gold chain with pendant tried to open one of his windows twice while he was home and possibly left in the direction of Kent Street. The caller reports he was asleep in the living room when he heard someone tampering with one of the windows on the Kent Street side of the building (of his basement level apartment). A search of the area was unsuccessful.

A slasher? or a screw? A woman came into the police station to report her tires were deflated on several occasions. This past week she took her vehicle to Midas Auto Service on Commonwealth Ave to get her tires looked at. The mechanic at Midas informed her that her driver’s side tire appears to have a puncture mark. The punctured tire was then repaired and not replaced. The victim believes this is a result of someone from her work. A report was filed.

Saturday, Sept. 2

Hard to tell: A woman told police that as she was moving out of her Egmont Street apartment she had numerous bags taken from the side walk. This was move-in day for new students and there were lots of items on the sidewalk. No video surveillance is available. Tracking software is being used to locate several items. A report has been filed.

Asleep at the wheel: Someone called police to report a driver had crashed into the traffic signal. No one was injured aside from the signal. And the driver said he fell asleep at the wheel.

So loud: Someone reported a loud party on Garrison Road. The group told Officers they were waiting for Uber rides. They were asked to quiet down to which they complied. At approximately 1 a.m. had to come back after someone reported the same group of people being loud and playing loud music from their cars. An additional call was received a few hours later. The resident was cited $100.00 for Noise Bylaw violation.

Friday, Sept. 1

Stolen: A Cedar Road resident called to report someone stole his back pack type leaf blower from his enclosed trailer. There were no witnesses to the event, and there are no surveillance cameras in the area. A report has been filed.

Lotto scam NEVER WIRE MONEY TO A STRANGER: A Beacon Street resident called police to report she received a call from a man with an accent stating that he was from Spain. The man told her she won $700,000 in a lottery. The caller stated that told she needed to pay $45,000 for income tax to Spain. The woman said the caller gave her two names and bank accounts to wire the money to. Unfortunately the victim did send some money. A report was filed.

Fight at work: Someone called to report an assault on Harvard Street. The alleged assault happened between two co workers. After speaking with both parties a hearing with the Brookline Court is being requested for 265/13A Assault and Battery.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Dog bite: Someone called to report a dog bite in Harry Down’s field. The Animal Control officer is investigating.

Drugs: A UPS driver called to report he found a bag on the sidewalk near Sousa Design Architects. The dispatch wrote it up as a drug investigation.

Bike theft: A Walnut Street resident called to report a missing green Avigo kids bike.
Bunny down: Someone reported an injured bunny on the sidewalk near the corner of Buckminster and Holland roads with injured legs.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Lock your car doors: A Perry Street resident called at 5:40 p.m. to report someone broke into their car and took two bags from it. They described the person as a tall black man wearing a dark baseball cap, a polo shirt with stripes and khakis.

Bike theft: A Babcock Street called to report a bike went missing.
Assault? Someone called to report a man struck a woman somewhere on Babcock Street.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Tools gone missing: Someone came into the station to report that his work van had been broken into and tools and supplies were stolen out of it while it was parked on Chapel Street. It so happened that around noon someone called the company’s phone number (listed on the side of the van) and said it looked like someone was attempting to get into the van. A worker arrived at the van at 12:30 p.m. and found the rear window smashed and the door tampered with. The reporting person states that between $7,000 and $9,000 worth of tools and supplies were stolen from the van. Police are investigating.

Package theft: A St. Paul Street resident called police to report they were notified by a delivery service that the two tires that they ordered were delivere on August 19 but they were missing and presumed stolen.

Graffiti: A resident of Clyde Street called the police to report graffiti in their neighborhood. An Officer arrived and noticed blue spray paint on two addresses on Clyde Street. It is unknown how long the paint had been there for. Police are investigating.

Keyed: Citizen came to the front desk to report that they their vehicle was damaged overnight. The reporting party states that he parked his car on Elliot Street overnight. When he returned to his vehicle in the morning he discovered three (3) scratches on the driver’s side door. Police are investigating.

Monday, Aug. 28

Tis the season: A resident contacted dispatch regarding leaf blower use on Washington Street. He requested a quick response in order to catch them in the act. Officers did so and advised the building superintendent of the town bylaw.

The sooner you report it the better: A woman called police to report that the day before when she was at Trader Joe’s on Beacon Street she realized her purse was missing. She has contacted her bank and all of her credit card companies. She was also advised to have a marker put on her information to prevent the creation of fraudulent accounts in her name. Please do not leave purses or bags unattended in your carts while you shop.

All is not lost!: A Fuller Street resident called to report he had locked his bicycle to a pole on Wednesday (8/23) and discovered it was gone on 8/27 around 6 p.m. The responding officer was informed of a found property report from 8/27 regarding a white bicycle. The reporting party identified the bicycle as his and was advised on how to recover the bicycle from the police station.

Anyone find it?: A woman came into the station and reported that between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. she left Murphy Park and forgot to take a bag with her. She returned to the park to look for the bag, but could not find it. The bag contained various items including a wallet, cash, debit and credit cards, and two hoodies. The credit cards have been cancelled and no unauthorized activity has occurred on the accounts. The party was advised to contact the major credit bureaus of the matter.

Attempted bike theft thwarted by citizen: Someone reported a man trying to steal his bike on Harvard Street. The person told police that around 11:25 p.m., he heard a buzzing noise outside. He looked outside and saw that his bicycle, which had been locked in front of his residence, was missing. He went outside and saw a man riding the bicycle. The man who called police ran after the guy on his bike, and managed to get his bicycle back and the man who had been riding it ran away. He described the suspect as about 6 feet tall, in his 30s with a shaved head, wearing a green shirt, dark colored jeans, and a grey backpack. The reporting party was advised to contact police right away in the future since he only called a couple days later.

Apartment building break in: A Englewood Avenue resident reported her bicycle had been in the building’s first floor hallway for approximately one week, but she discovered it was missing at 5:30 p.m. There was recent damage to the interior doorframe of the building’s foyer. Detectives processed the scene and collected evidence. The building’s landlord informed officers that he had observed the damage to the door at approximately 12:00 p.m.

Apartment break in: An officer responded to an address on Freeman Street for a report of a past residential breaking and entering of an unlocked apartment. Upon arrival, the victim stated that at 5:00 p.m. he left his apartment to go do laundry in the basement of the building and left his door unlocked. He returned at approximately 6:00 p.m. and discovered his watches were missing. The building’s front desk employee informed the reporting party that there is security surveillance by the elevators and would notify officers when it is available.

Car break in: Someone reported they parked on Beacon Street and returned to his car at approximately 2:30 p.m. He placed a box of contact lenses in the vehicle and then left the vehicle to run errands. He does not believe he locked the car. He then left the location at 2:45 p.m. and parked his vehicle on Washington Street. Later, the victim discovered the box of contact lenses and another small box were missing from his car.