Somerville Police Crime Log November 29 – December 3
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Kesner Lubin, November 29, 9:20 p.m., arrested at North St. on charges of drug possession to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug law, distribution of a class D drug, and inducing a minor to distribute drugs.

Fernando Martins, of 35 Longworth Ave., Brockton, December 1, 5:02 p.m., arrested at Broadway on charges of drug possession to distribute, and conspiracy to violate drug law.

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Kmart shoppers skip the formalities

By Jim Clark

Police were summoned to the Kmart store on Middlesex Ave. last Saturday on reports of a couple leaving the store with a shopping cart full of merchandise without paying for it.

While the report was being phoned in, officers were told by store security personnel that they had witnessed a male and a female push a bag of stolen merchandise out of the store in the shopping cart.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 23– 27
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 Alexander Fedele, of 238 Broadway, November 23, 3:39 p.m., arrested at Somerville Ave. on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

Ralph Ramsey, of 115A Verona St., Somersworth, NH, November 24, 6:06 p.m., arrested at Alewife Brook Pkwy. on charges of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, open alcohol container, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

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Impatient driver just didn’t want to wait

By Jim Clark

While on a detail in full uniform on School Street last week, a police officer had stopped traffic for an exiting construction vehicle and was able to get a few of the remaining vehicles past the point of congestion.

When a vehicle operated by Heather Leet approached the officer’s position, she was told to stop, according to reports.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 14 – 20
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Heather Leet, of 10 Pine St., Arlington, November 14, 10:56 a.m., arrested at School St. on charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for police, and resisting arrest.

Michael Ortiz, of 73 Montvale Ave., Woburn, November 14, 4:02 p.m., arrested at Mystic Ave. on charges of larceny over $250, violation of city ordinance possession of a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy.

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Valuable driving lesson learned

By Jim Clark

On the morning of November 8, a Somerville police officer, while assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser, took notice as a motor vehicle made a right turn from Pinckney St. onto Washington St. at a high rate of speed.

The officer queried the license plate through the registry of motor vehicles.  The result showed that the plate belonged to a 2004 Honda Accord sedan color red, even though the car in question was a gray Nissan Murano.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 8 – 13
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Raveena Jaghoo, of 44 Florence St., November 8, 9:00 a.m., arrested at Joy St. on charges of attaching wrong motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Fredy Arbaiza, of 93 Temple St., November 8, 11:43 a.m., arrested at Broadway on warrant charges of assault, assault and battery, resisting arrest, threat to commit a crime, and defacing property.

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An American’s right to be arrested

By Jim Clark

Somerville Police received a call from Assembly Mall security last week reporting that they had received a complaint from the staff at the Express store of a man who was behaving erratically, and appeared to be on drugs.

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Somerville Police Crime Log October 31 – November 5
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Jose Molina, of 306 Dudley St., Roxbury, October 31, 3:15 p.m., arrested at Washington St. on warrant charges of uninsured motor vehicle or trailer, unregistered motor vehicle, and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

Momadue Darboe, of 43 Wolcott St., Malden, November 1, 3:35 p.m., arrested at Assembly Row on a charge of disorderly conduct and on a warrant charge of trespassing.

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Catching a few winks on the road

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the corner of Beacon St. and Somerville Ave. last week on reports of a driver asleep in a motor vehicle at a stoplight.

Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle in question and found a man, later identified as Benjamin Warren, of Arlington, sleeping behind the wheel.

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Somerville Police Crime Log October 24 – 31
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Benjamin Warren, of 91 Thesda St., Arlington, October 24, 4:56 a.m., arrested at Beacon St. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

Christopher Capone, of 635 Pleasant St., Winthrop, October 24, 9:31 a.m., arrested at Washington St. on warrant charges of armed assault in a dwelling and impersonating a police officer.

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Bag bagger bagged

By Jim Clark

Police last Sunday afternoon received a call from a Saks Off Fifth Loss Prevention Officer who reported an alleged shoplifting incident in progress.

Officers were dispatched to the Assembly Row location to investigate and while en route were reportedly informed by store staff via cell phone that a man, later identified as Edward McVey, had been observed concealing expensive women’s handbags on his person and that he had exited the store, and had gotten on a bicycle heading towards the MBTA station at Assembly Row.

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