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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 portion of what kinds of calls the police respond to. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Thursday, November 16

Fight: At 4:39 p.m. an employee of a local business on Brookline Avenue came into the station to report an assault. The incident involved a fellow employee. As a result of the investigation it was determined to give both employees a chance to tell their stories to a clerk of the court. No arrest made.

Friday, November 17

Screams turn into arrest: At 9:53 a.m. a caller reported a man was walking on Willow Crescent and was screaming. When officers arrived, the person told the police his name, they ran it through the system and found he had an active arrest warrant out for him. While the subject was being placed into custody he struck one of the officers and tried to run away. He was successfully taken into custody. He now faces additional charges of assaulting the officer and resisting arrest.

Car break in and Arrest: At 9:30 p.m. a witness’s information helped police arrest of a man for breaking and entering into a car. Someone saw another person try to get into a car and smash the car’s window while it was parked on Freeman Street. The person who smashed the window then drove away in another car. The witness gave a partial license plate and description to Police. A car fitting the description was stopped in Brookline Village a short time later. The investigation lead to a passenger in the car being charged with Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle.

Saturday, November 18

Paper Plate Thief: at 10:35 a.m. officers responded to a store on Beacon Street for a report of a larceny. Officers were told a subject had been seen taking packages of paper plates and napkins and placing them into their bag. The subject then left the store without paying and was gone before police arrived.

Frozen shrimp is not cheap: An employee at a Harvard Street business called police at around 5:25 p.m. to report a person shoplifting. Among the items found on the subject was $183.00 worth of frozen shrimp. The subject had a total of property valued at $ 255.78. The subject was arrested and faces larceny charges.

Too loud: Boston University Police called Brookline Police around 10:30 p.m. to report someone was complaining about a party on Stedman Street. Officers were able to locate a party in the area and it was shut down.

Sunday, November 19

U-Turn and an argument oh and um, no license: At 1:05 a.m. an officer was conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection of Rt. 9 and Cypress Street when they saw a car make an illegal U-Turn. Police pulled the car over near 300 Boylston Street. The driver became uncooperative and argumentative and then eventually told police they did not actually have a license. As result of the stop the operator was placed under arrest and charged with Not Duly Licensed and Illegal U-Turn. The car was towed.

Crash: Around 2:29 a.m. a bus and a car collided at the intersection Carlton and Mountfort streets. The bus was carrying four passengers, but no one on the bus was hurt. The operator of the bus was cited for a traffic violation and taken to a hospital for minor injuries. Their car was towed.