A case of mistaken residency

On March 1, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

A Cross St. resident phoned police in the early hours of Sunday morning this past week to complain that two reportedly drunken individuals had been pounding on his door, trying to gain entry to his home, according to reports.

Officers were dispatched to the scene and, upon arrival, spotted three men on the front porch of the residence in question, police said.

One of the men was the reporting party and rightful resident of the home. He reportedly told police that the two other men had awakened him by pounding on the door and ringing the doorbell. The reporting party emphasized that he did not know the other men at all, as reported by the investigating officers.

Officers were able to obtain identification from one of the men but not the other. The man who was unable to produce any I.D. was reportedly heavily intoxicated and was barely able to stand, according to reports.

The other individual, identified as Andrade Hernandez, 21, of East Boston, was reportedly not completely fluent in English, but his companion, later identified as his uncle, Oscar Hernandez, 43, did manage to say some insulting things about the police and about Somerville, police said.

When asked why they were knocking at this residence’s door one of the men reportedly told the officers that his cousin lived there. When told that the resident of the house did not know them nor anyone related to them they still insisted that their cousin resided there and they refused to leave.

The officers were reportedly convinced that the two men were hopelessly confused about the location of this house due to their level of intoxication.

As they refused to leave the area, they were placed under arrest, each charged with disturbing the peace.


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