Her hero didn’t quite get it done

By Jim Clark

A Somerville police officer working a paid detail at the Joshua Tree nightclub and restaurant Sunday night took notice of an apparent disturbance taking place at the main entrance and approached the area to investigate.

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Somerville Police Crime Log April 7 – April 13
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Arrests:
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Richard Mason, 50, April 7, 5:10 p.m., arrested at 14 McGrath Hwy. on a warrant charge of trespassing.

Edgar Ospina, 54, of 50 Main St., Saugus, April 8, 7:57 p.m., arrested at Broadway on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

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The price of acting stupid

By Jim Clark

A police officer on duty in the early morning hours of April 6 at a Summer St. location took notice of a crashing noise in the nearby area.

In checking out the immediate vicinity, the officer spotted two males, later identified as Conor McArdle, 20, of Amherst, and Edmond Quirke, 22, of Jamaica Plain, as they travelled down the Summer St. sidewalk, reportedly kicking cars as they passed them.

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Squatters unwelcome on Walnut St.

By Jim Clark

Police were called to a Walnut St. residence last Thursday afternoon on a complaint of two individuals trespassing at that location.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 31 – April 6

Arrests:
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Adilson Santos, 29, of 158 Walnut St., March 31, 7:46 p.m., arrested at Memorial Rd. on a warrant charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Maura Quinlan, 37, of 112 Pearson Rd., April 1, 1:48 a.m., arrested at home on a charge of assault and battery and on warrant charges of conspiracy to violate drug law and possession of a class B drug.

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Suspicious behavior gets cop’s attention

By Jim Clark

A Somerville police officer’s suspicions were aroused as he reportedly observed a backpack-wearing man pacing nervously outside the Walgreen’s store on Broadway last week.

The officer, cruising in an unmarked patrol car, said that he observed the man, later identified as Jason Gachignard, 30, of Lynn, hide himself from view as a marked police car drove by, then reemerge after the cruiser left the area.

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Hiding place no help to suspected dealer

By Jim Clark

Based on intelligence gathered last Friday, members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit and Gang/Anti-Crime Unit, assisted by Somerville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, established surveillance of a Woodstock St. location in preparation for a drug deal interdiction.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 25–March 30
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Arrests:
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Jason Matthews, 38, of 412 Main St., Malden, March 25, 9:30 a.m., arrested at 220 Washington St. on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Geavanii Sharpe, 24, of 17 Lincoln St., Hyde Park, March 25, 12:21 p.m., arrested at 182 Broadway on a warrant charge of aggravated assault and battery.

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‘God’ gets a DUI

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant on Broadway at approximately 3:00 a.m. Sunday on reports of a fight in progress.

Arriving officers spotted a man sitting in an idling vehicle in front of the restaurant engaged in a verbal argument with two other males on the sidewalk.

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Suspected heroin user/dealer found

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Cedar St. location last week as a heroin overdose had been reported there on the evening of the 17th.

The victim was found to be at the corner of Cedar Ave. and Cedar St. Upon questioning, the victim reportedly told police that he had bought the heroin from someone named “Sean.”

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 17–March 23
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Arrests:
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David Kakles, 45, of 74 Wheatland St., March 17, 5:26 a.m., arrested at home on a charge of assault and battery.

Robert Gibson, 64, of 56 Fremont St., March 17, 1:52 p.m., arrested at 25 Highland Ave. on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 7–March 17
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Michael Anderson, 58, of 4525 S. Trask St., Tampa, FL, March 7, 5:39 p.m., arrested at 15 Elm St. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

Bachir Ouchene, 50, March 8, 3:04 p.m., arrested at 239 Elm St. on warrant charges of possession of a burglarious instrument, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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Somerville senior victim of ‘grandparent scam’

On Thursday afternoon, March 6, an emerging scam was brought to the attention of the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, and subsequently shared with the Somerville Police Department. A 90-year-old Somerville woman was the victim of a “grandparent scam” last week, according to police.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 3–March 9
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Theft:

March 3, 10:39 a.m., police reported a theft at Otis St.

March 3, 12:11 p.m., police reported a theft at Pennsylvania Ave.

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Something he just couldn’t get at Shaw’s

By Jim Clark

Police drug investigation officers focused their attention on a particular individual last Saturday, as he appeared to behave in a manner consistent with someone waiting to make an illegal drug purchase, according to police reports.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 24–March 1
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Arrests:
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Paul Tancredi, 35, of 179 Governors Ave., Medford, February 24, 3:37 p.m., arrested at 175 Fellsway on warrant charges of assault and battery, abuse prevention order violation, witness intimidation, and attempted murder.

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Snow damage heavier than expected

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Temple and Puritan Roads just after midnight last Wednesday on a report of a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, officers failed to immediately locate any damaged vehicles at the intersection, but after a brief search did locate one nearby.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 17–February 22
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Arrests:
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Joseph MacKenson, 30, of 5 Cherry St., Medford, February 19, 12:17 a.m., arrested at 1370 Broadway on a charge of assault and battery.

Gardy Ferdinand, 26, of 130 Bowden, Lowell, February 20, 12:16 p.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on charges of drug violation near a school, possession of a counterfeit note, and distribution of a class B drug.

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Illegally carried guns removed from vehicle

By Jim Clark

While on patrol Sunday evening, a police officer received an alert regarding a vehicle traveling near the Clarendon Hill Towers that might belong to an associate of an individual who had an outstanding arrest warrant.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 10–February 15
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Arrests:
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Maria Dasilva, 53, of 138 Gordon Ave., Hyde Park, February 10, 11:23 a.m., arrested at 180 Somerville Ave. on a charge of shoplifting over $100 by concealing merchandise and on a warrant charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Robert Beavers, 38, February 10, 5:24 p.m., arrested at 14 McGrath Hwy. on a warrant charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

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Abusive spectator removed from hockey game

By Jim Clark

A Somerville Police officer on paid detail at a Somerville High School Varsity Hockey game Saturday evening took notice of a man who was being verbally abusive to the Somerville High coach.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 3– February 8

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Willgen Sanchez, 21, of 103 Newman Rd., Malden, February 3, 4:59 p.m., arrested at 20 Rush St. on multiple charges of assault and battery.

Charles Michaels, 48, February 4, 2:58 p.m., arrested at 177 Middlesex Ave. on warrant charges of lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct and open and gross lewdness.

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