7.13.21 – Patch -BROOKLINE, MA
The department said it would rather get calls that turn out to be nothing than respond in the aftermath of a disaster.
Brookline police responded to multiple false alarm calls Tuesday and are reminding residents to report suspicious activity even if it turns out to be nothing.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., officers responded to Congregation Kehillath Israel on Harvard Street for a report of a suspicious person lingering around the building. Police were able to identify the man and confirm that he had valid reason to be on the property.
Several hours later, at 12:20 p.m., officers were called to investigate a backpack that had been left on the steps of Temple Ohabei Shalom. Kemba, a certified EOD K9, was able to determine that the backpack was not a threat and it will be returned to its owner.
“We want to remind our community that we are here for you 24/7 and that we would much rather get the calls that turnout to be “nothing” than respond in the aftermath of a disaster, and find that someone saw something suspicious but wasn’t sure about whether or not they should call,” said the department in a Facebook post.
Updates on police activity in Brookline can be found here.