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Police Log: Shoplifting, Break-ins and a Fourth OUI Offense [Updated]

The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

UPDATED FRI. 6/15 4:48 p.m.

Break-in on Parker Street - Updated Fri., June 15, 4:48 p.m.

Police responded to the 300 block of Parker Street Saturday for reports of a possible breaking and entering.

According to reports, a resident said an unidentified man entered her residence through the front door. 

Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker said the woman at home during the incident was a teenage girl who reportedly hid in her bedroom while the suspect went into another bedroom on the second floor of the home.

The girl then fled the home and called her mother who later met her at the house. When the women arrived back at the house, they saw a man walking down the driveway of their home and found several pieces of jewerly missing form the bedroom.

The suspect was described as a white male with blue eyes, wearing a green and white baseball hat, black shirt, dark short and a grey sweatshirt wrapped around his arm. The suspect looked to be in his 30s, police said.

Fraud report

Police responded to the in Auburndale Friday (June 8) after an employee believed one of the bank's elderly clients had been scammed.

According to reports, the bank had received an email from other banks warning of fraudulent checks being passed as a scam from a fake company known as "Club Billing FBO SMG."

The bank employee went through the bank's records and found one of their clients had some money withdrawn from her account by this fake company, police said.

Shoplifting at City Sports

A Cambridge man was arrested Friday after he reportedly tried to steal several items from the on Route 9.

Keith M. Brooks, 30, of 240 Albany St., was charged with shoplifting, police said. 

According to reports, Brooks stuffed a number of items inside a backpack and tried to leave the store without purchasing the items. The items included a grey Northface fleece, a grey Northface t-shirt, a blue Northface t-shirt and a blue Northface fleece. 

Break-in on Waban Avenue

Police responded to a home on Waban Avenue Saturday after a resident reported someone broke into the residence.

The stolen items included a Dell laptop computer, two Cannon digital cameras, a diamond necklace, an Apple Air laptop computer and an Apple Macbook laptop computer, reports said. 

Smashed glass

A resident living on Valentine Street told police Sunday that someone smashed a front door window with a "medium-sized" rock, reports said. 

Vandalism at Star Market

Police responded to the Sunday after an employee reported that eight potted plants and signs along the sidewalk were pushed over.

Loud party

Police are seeking a court hearing for a 31-year-old Newton resident for charges of keeping a disorderly house after officers responded to a Madison Avenue residence several times Saturday for reports of a loud party. 

Vandalism at Albemarle Field

Police responded to Albemarle Field Sunday after someone reported that the snack shack had been spray painted sometime between Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon. 

Shoplifters at Marshalls

Police responded to Sunday after two shoplifters reportedly stole a pair of socks, two pairs of sunglasses, a belt, telephone case, earbuds (headphones) and a bathing suit.

According to reports, the shoplifters were seen leaving on the store's security camera. 

Fourth OUI offense

A Newton woman was arrested Sunday after she was allegedly driving drunk through the parking lot in Newtonville. 

Ingrid Ecklein, 40, of 14 Sterling St., was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (fourth offense), larceny under $250 and destruction of property, police said. 

According to reports, a witness saw Ecklein driving erratically through the parking lot. The witness also saw Ecklein get out of the car and stagger toward the grocery store. 

Theft at the Marriott

Police responded to the Sunday after a man reported someone stole money and credit cards from his wallet, reports said.

According to police, the wallet was missing cash as well as three credit cards and two debit cards.

Erratic operator

Police have issued a complaint for a 30-year-old Newton woman after officers responded to reports of an erratic operator near on Monday.

The complaint filed includes charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car), failure to stop for police, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation and leaving the scene of property damage, police said.

Theft at Newton North

According to reports, a person at told police Monday some cash was stolen from a metal lock box at the school.

Slashed tires

Police responded to Hollis Street Monday after reports came in that six separate vehicles had slashed tires.

According to reports, each vehicle had one slashed tire.

Police spoke with a number of neighbors, who did not see or hear anything suspicious, reports said.

Attempted break-in on Boylston Street

A resident living in the 400 block of Boylston Street told police Monday that she noticed the wood jam to her residence was split.

The door to the residence, however, was still locked and the apparent suspect did not gain entry to the house, reports said.

Warrant arrest

A Mashpee man turned himself in to Newton Police Tuesday on a default warrant, reports said. 

Darron W. Curran Jr., 22, of 32 Radcliffe Road, was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear upon recognizance, police said.

The following item was provided by the Brookline Police Department:

A Newton man was arrested in Brookline Sunday after being pulled over for speeding and later found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Yayun Tsai, 25, was allegedly driving between 55 and 60 mph in a 40 mph zone. According to the report, Tsai was also straddling marked roadway lines.

Tsai was charged with driving under the influence, speeding and a marked lanes violation, police said.

For questions on this police blotter, email Editor Melanie Graham at Melanie.Graham@patch.com.

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