Little red pickup’s wild ride

By Jim Clark

A call went out to patrol cars on duty shortly after midnight last Monday to be on the lookout for a red pickup truck that was involved in an alleged hit-and-run incident.

According to reports, the vehicle hit a car and subsequently fled the scene.

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Somerville Police Crime Log April 18 – April 25
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Arrests:
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 Harry Prunier, April 18, 10:22 a.m., arrested at Broadway on warrant charges of assault and battery on a family or household member and attempted arson of a dwelling.

Christopher Tardo, of 62 Bradley St., April 19, 1:18 p.m., arrested at home on warrant charges of destruction of property under $250 and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Three bags and hot pants to go

Police were summoned to the T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods at the Assembly Square Marketplace last week on reports of a shoplifter in the process of stealing merchandise.

Upon arrival, store security personnel informed the officers that the suspect, later identified as Keesha Vickers, of Brockton, was confronted about the merchandise but refused to cooperate and kept walking away.

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Somerville Police Crime Log April 11 – April 16
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Marquille Morrisey, of 9 Oliver St., Everett, April 11, 10:27 a.m., arrested at Fellsway on a warrant charge of drug possession to distribute.

Alexandra Tristan-Ribeiro, of 17 Park St., Melrose, April 11, 6:04 p.m., arrested at George St. on charges of violation of city ordinance possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of a class C drug.

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Unsuccessful return to scene of the crime

By Jim Clark

The Somerville Police Department was asked to review a surveillance video at the Saks Off 5th store at Assembly Row last Thursday evening.

According to reports, the video from a few days earlier showed two males and a female arriving in a car. The female reportedly entered the store while one male waited outside on the sidewalk, and the other remained seated in the driver seat of the car with the engine running.

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Somerville Police Crime Log April 4 – April 10
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 Najoua Harb, of 9 Independence Dr., Methuen, April 4, 8:24 p.m., arrested at Canal St. on charges of larceny over $250 and removal of theft detection device.

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Not so joyous joy ride

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Cataldo Ambulance parking lot on Washington St. last week on reports of a motor vehicle incident.

Upon arrival, an employee of Cataldo Ambulance reportedly told the officers that a man, later identified as Jatinder Singh, had parked a car in the lot and began walking away. The employee said that Singh was told that he could not leave the car parked there so he turned back and returned to the car.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 30 – April 3

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 Matthew Galvin, of 49 College Ave., March 30, 11:49 a.m., arrested at College Ave. on warrant charges of nighttime breaking and entering of a vehicle or boat, larceny over $250, utter false check, receiving stolen property under $250, forgery of check, and possession of a burglarious instrument.

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Eager ‘shopper’ gets a little greedy

By Jim Clark

Police responded to the Saks Fifth Avenue at Assembly Row last Friday evening on reports of a shoplifter in the store.

Upon arrival, a store employee reportedly told officers that a man, later identified as Volodymyr Gurin, of Newton, selected four pairs of sunglasses, removed their security tags and concealed them in his coat pocket. He then selected a pair of shoes, went to the register and paid for them.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 2 – March 25
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 Stephen Remick, March 21, 1:51 p.m., arrested at College Ave. on charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct, and threat to commit a crime.

Jeffrey Mayne, of 12 Kendall Ct., Bedford, March 21, 3:37 p.m., arrested at Medford St. on warrant charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny from a person, assault and battery, and nighttime breaking and entering of a vehicle or boat.

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Vampire has a bad week

By Jim Clark

On the evening of March 17, police responded to a report of someone damaging a gate at a Stone Ave. location.

Upon arrival, the officers met with the reporting party and were told that a man had been pulling at a wooden gate on the victim’s property. When the suspect, later identified as Edward Tarencz, was confronted by the victim he reportedly tore a piece of the gate off and said to the victim, “I’ll burn you alive.”

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 14  – March 20
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 Tucidides Zabala, of 2 John Elliot St., Roxbury, March 14, 7:18 p.m., arrested at Broadway on multiple charges of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Angela Grassa, of 81/2 Woodman St., Lynn, March 15, 8:42 a.m., arrested at Franklin St. on charges of failure to stop for police and disorderly conduct.

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