Store employee reverse-loads the merchandise

By Jim Clark

Last Thursday evening, Somerville police was contacted by the Home Depot Asset Protection Manager from the Home Depot store located on Mystic Ave.

Police were reportedly informed that the store security staff had placed a Home Depot employee, Daniel Young, of Malden, under video surveillance, due to reports that he was observed carting large amounts of merchandise out of the loading dock without paying for it, and loading it onto the trucks of various persons he met outside the store.

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Somerville residents arrested for allegedly robbing nun
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Vanessa Young (L), Crystal Young (R). `~ Photos courtesy Quincy Police Dept.

Vanessa Young (L), Crystal Young (R). — Photos courtesy Quincy Police Dept.

By Jim Clark

On Sunday, August 21, at approximately 2:05 p.m., the Quincy Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery. The investigating officer spoke to the victim, a Sister at The Daughters of Mary of Nazareth Convent.

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Somerville Police Crime Log  August 16 – 19
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 Carlos Silveira, of 48 Governor Winthrop Rd., August 16, 1:04 a.m., arrested at Assembly Row on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, malicious wanton defacement of property, assault with a dangerous weapon, and leaving the scene of personal injury.

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Not-so-smart phone ‘shopper’

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the Home Depot store area on Sunday, following reports of a loss prevention employee following two men suspected of larceny from the store.

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Somerville Police Crime Log  August 8 – 14
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Vanessa Doe, August 8, 2:09 p.m., arrested at Middlesex Ave. on a warrant charge of shoplifting by asportation.

Vincent Distasio, of 28 Brook St., August 9, 12:21 p.m., arrested at Crocker St. on warrant charges of larceny over $250 and assault and battery.

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Suspected pill pusher put out of business

By Jim Clark

The Somerville Police Drug Control Unit set up a routine surveillance was in the area of the Otis Street Playground last Friday in response to citizen complaints of suspected drug activities taking place in the area.

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Somerville Police Crime Log  August 3 – August 5
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Frederick Deminico, of 402 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, August 3, 5:09 p.m., arrested at Elm St. on warrant charges of trespassing and attempt to commit a crime.

Peter Prado, of 21 Better Way, Springfield, August 5, 2:35 p.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on warrant charges of nighttime breaking and entering of a boat or vehicle and larceny under $250.

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Seafood lover’s special

By Jim Clark

Police were called to the Star Market at McGrath Hwy. last Sunday on reports of a shoplifting incident.

As officers made their way to the scene they were advised by dispatchers that the suspect had left the store and was seen standing outside a nearby beauty supply shop.

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Somerville Police Crime Log  July 26 – July 31
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Hughes Julien, of 3 Washington Ave., July 26, 8:00 a.m., arrested at Washington St. on warrant charges of destruction of property under $250, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a household or family member.

Ryan Nash, of 9 Kearsarge Ave., Roxbury, July 26, 6:32 p.m., arrested at Middlesex Ave. on warrant charges of larceny under $250 and larceny from a building.

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Eight shots in the dark

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Belmont St. residence in the early morning hours of last Saturday on reports of gunshots being fired.

Multiple reports about the incident were phoned in to police as the officers made their way to the residence.

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Somerville Police Crime Log  July 19 – July 24
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Daniel Grammer, of 91 Ames St., Dorchester, July 19, 4:08 p.m., arrested at Middlesex Ave. on warrant charges of possession of a class B drug, possession of a class C drug, possession of a class E drug, and violation of municipal bylaw or ordinance.

Christopher Bullen, of 7 Henderson St., July 19, 8:20 p.m., arrested at Highland Ave. on a warrant charge of assault and battery on a public employee.

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Car burglar caught at the laundromat

By Jim Clark

Police were called to the Cityline Laundromat on Broadway last week on reports that a man, later identified as Robert Galvin, was stripping off his clothes and attempting to wash them in machines claimed by other patrons.

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Somerville Police Crime Log  July 12 – July 16
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Jose Molina, of 103 Gilman St., July 12, 3:11 a.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on a warrant charge of assault and battery.

Robert Galvin, of 24 Mt. Pleasant St., July 12, 8:47 p.m., arrested at Broadway on charges of larceny over $250 and felony daytime breaking and entering of a vehicle or boat.

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Unruly crowd spoils post-4th of July celebration

By Jim Clark

Police were summoned to a Memorial Rd. location shortly after midnight on July 5 in response to reports of a large group of individuals lighting fireworks, and being extremely loud.

Upon arrival, officers spotted approximately 40 people in the area, and many of them began running down Derby St. after they spotted the police.

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