Customer tips self, tips off police

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Dunkin’ Donuts on Alewife Brook Parkway last week on reports of a man who took tips out of the tip jar and left the store.

While en route, the officers were supplied with a description of the suspect and were advised that he was walking on Alewife Brook Parkway towards the Dilboy pool.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 13 – March 19
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Arrests:
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Matthew Powers, March 13, 4:15 p.m., arrested at Alewife Brook Pkwy. on charges of receiving stolen property under $250, fugitive from justice, and receiving a stolen credit card.

Derek Correia, of 60 Albion St., March 13, 4:40 p.m., arrested at home on warrant charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, felony daytime breaking and entering, larceny from a building, malicious wanton defacement of property, possession of a class A drug, marked lanes violation, distribution of a class E drug, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, witness intimidation, and operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.

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Revived driver failed to pass tests

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the Mobil gas station on Medford St. last week to check the condition of an individual who appeared to be passed out in his vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers noted that the front end of the vehicle in question had sustained severe damage. The driver, later identified as Fawzi Alfrihat, of E. Medford, PA, was asked to step out of the car.

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Somerville Police Crime Log March 6 – March 12
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Fawzi Alfrihat, of 18 Metcalf St., E. Medford, PA, March 6, 1:43 p.m., arrested at Medford St. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs.

Marouane Bah, of 41 Derby St., March 9, 12:36 p.m., arrested at Mystic Ave. on a warrant charge of miscellaneous statutory violation.

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Police tipped off to alleged cocaine trafficking

By Jim Clark

Members of the Somerville Police Drug Unit received information from a confidential informant regarding someone who was actively selling cocaine in and around the city of Somerville, according to police reports.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 27 – March 3
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Arrests:
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Justin Robinson, February 27, 5:29 p.m., arrested at Washington St. on warrant charges of unregistered motor vehicle, motor vehicle lights violation, larceny from a person, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and assault and battery.

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Lyft driver needed a lift

By Jim Clark

While on patrol, westbound on Washington St., a police officer took note of a car parked at the rear of the Somerville No Touch Car Wash.

Taking a closer look, the officer noticed that the driver of the car, a male later identified as Daniel Graham, of Burlington, appeared to be reclining back in the driver’s seat sleeping.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 21 – February 26
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Arrests:

Roberto Ennis, of 9 Nightingale St., Boston, February 21, 9:53 a.m., arrested at Cedar St. on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Frank Chan, of 109 Glen St., February 22, 1:36 a.m., arrested at Washington St. on warrant charges of possession of a class D drug, attempt to commit a crime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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He was in charge all the way to jail

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to a Flint St. location early Saturday morning on reports of a fight in progress.

Upon arrival, the officers observed a female reclining backwards in the driver’s seat of a car. As the officers approached the vehicle, she sat up straight and put the vehicle in drive. She was ordered to place the vehicle in park and then asked if she heard of or was involved in a fight, to which she stated “No.”

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 13 – February 18

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James Neville, of 380 Somerville Ave., February 13, 1:42 p.m., arrested at Somerville Ave. on a warrant charge of shoplifting by asportation.

Jasmine Noiles, of 8 Pasadena Rd., Dorchester, February 13, 5:50 p.m., arrested at Canal St. on charges of removal of theft prevention device and larceny over $250.

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Funny money couldn’t buy a burger

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Burger King on Somerville Ave. on reports that a customer was trying to pass a counterfeit bill.

Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the manager who said that an employee had received a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer and notified her immediately when the counterfeit pen showed positive and the safe would not accept the bill.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 6 – February 11
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Tesris Ceneus, February 6, 8:54 a.m., arrested at Great River Rd. on charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, and possession of a class B drug.

Katherine England, of 1613 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, February 9, 12:58 a.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on charges of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, resisting arrest, motor vehicle lights violation.

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No receipt, no problem

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the Stop & Shop on McGrath Hwy. last Friday on reports of a suspicious person stopped by store Loss Prevention personnel.

Upon arrival, the officers were told that a man, later identified as Fedley Frederick, of Medford, reportedly came into the store sometime between Thursday and Friday morning, grabbed two bottles of expensive cooking oils, placed them in a shopping bag, hid them underneath a table in the Floral Department, then left the store. Frederic then reportedly returned to Stop & Shop on Friday afternoon and began to look for the bottles under the floral table.

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