A 19-year-old man walked into the Brookline Police Station August 11, 2017 at 4:00 a.m. and confessed to stabbing someone last year.
On June 15, 2016 a man was stabbed on Vernon Street when he fought off a man who stole and then later tossed away his cell phone. The incident was caught on surveillance video and circulated widely at the time. Such violence is rare for Brookline, though that stabbing was one of a handful in 2016.
Police arrested Terry Gray, 19, of Dorchester.
Between January 1 – June 30, this year, there were a total of 348 crimes that involved robbery, assault burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. That is down 4 percent from the same period last year.
In the first half of 2017, there were reductions in assaults (down 12), burglaries (down 14) compared to the same period last year. There were no murders in the first half of 2016 (or at all last year) and so far this year no murders. So far this year there have been two rapes and four robberies in the first half of 2017.