Stop & Shop-lifters stopped

By Jim Clark

Police were called to the Stop & Shop store on McGrath Hwy last week on reports of two shoplifters being detained by the store’s loss prevention personnel.

Investigating officers took custody of the two men, identified as Ryan Libby, 25, of Everett, and Daniel Goggin, 20, of Boston and questioned witnesses on the scene.

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All in a day’s work

By Jim Clark

Reports of employees of the Home Depot store on Mystic Ave. struggling with suspected shoplifters brought police to the scene to investigate and make arrests last Friday.

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Somerville Police Crime Log September 8 – September 14

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Theresa Callinan, 47, of 88 Pearl St., September 8, 4:05 p.m., arrested at home on a charge of assault and battery.

Collin Anderson, 25, of 39 Boylston St., Boston, September 8, 5:55 p.m., arrested at 300 Canal St. on a charge of larceny over $250.

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Angry woman loses argument with police

By Jim Clark

Reports of a domestic dispute being loudly played out in the middle of the street at approximately 7:30 a.m. last Thursday brought police to the Loring and Osgood St. area to investigate.

Upon arrival, officers reportedly spotted a man and a woman arguing with one another in the street. According to reports, the woman, identified as Krystal Morelli, 29, was particularly boisterous, screaming at her boyfriend as the argument ensued.

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Motorist catches a few winks on the road

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to Broadway last Thursday evening on reports that a driver was nodding off while his car was in motion, going through red lights.

A patrol unit caught up with the vehicle where Broadway intersects with Franklin St., a good distance from where the initial reports were called in.

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Somerville Police Crime Log September 2– September 7
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Arrests:
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Ryan Gfeller, 20, of 607 Fellsway, Medford, September 2, 4:31 a.m., arrested at 16 Puritan Rd. on a charge of nighttime breaking and entering of a vehicle or boat.

Vando Macedo, 24, of 175 Norfolk Ave., Boston, September 3, 9:13 a.m., arrested at Broadway on a charge of possession of a class B drug and on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

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Bicyclist pays her tickets

By Jim Clark

A uniformed Somerville police officer on bicycle patrol in Union Square last week attempted to stop another cyclist for a violation, but was met with resistance by the violator.

Police said that the cyclist, Jessica Dasilva, 30, ignored the officer’s request to stop and attempted to leave the area without regard to the order to stop.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 25 – September 1

Arrests:
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Christopher MacInnes, 32, of 64 Gibbon St., Medford, August 25, 3:27 p.m., arrested at 540 Broadway on warrant charges of miscellaneous municipal ordinance violation and shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Rose Louis, 46, of 3 Sargent Ave., August 25, 3:47 p.m., arrested at 540 Broadway on warrant charges of threat to commit a crime and assault.

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‘Career criminal’ put out of business

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the Davis Square area last week in response to a reported robbery and assault.

Calls were made to 911 describing the alleged robbery that also involved a man punching another man in the face.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 18 – August 24

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Jean Morisset, 30, of 33 Lexington Ave., August 19, 12:20 p.m., arrested at 220 Washington St. on a warrant charge of miscellaneous municipal ordinance violation.

Benjamin King, 28, of 15 Dudley St., Medford, August 19, 5:35 p.m., arrested at 85A Broadway on a warrant charge of larceny over $250.

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A tough way to wake up on Sunday morning

By Jim Clark

A police officer on patrol near Davis Sq. early Sunday morning was alerted to the presence of a loud, disorderly man by a citizen who reportedly said that she had been screamed at by a man who passed her as she was walking on Holland St.

The officer caught up with the man in question, identified as Maurice Hall, 36, of Boston, as he walked along Holland St.

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A close shave at Stop & Shop

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Stop & Shop store on McGrath Hwy. last Thursday afternoon in response to a reported case of larceny.

Upon arrival, officers found several store employees holding a man down. The officers handcuffed the man, later identified as Ryan Buckles, 30, and escorted him to the store’s loss prevention office.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 11 – August 17
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Kesner Lubin, 22, of 125 Alewife Brook Pkwy., August 11, 10:32 a.m., arrested at 43 Derby St. on warrant charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

Raul Parra, 40, of 137 pearl St., August 11, 11:31 a.m., arrested at 44 Broadway on warrant charges of drug possession to distribute, miscellaneous municipal ordinance, assault with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to violate drug law, and drug violation near a school.

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Woman comes from ‘wherever’ – as if that matters

By Jim Clark

An officer on patrol shortly after midnight last Friday reportedly spotted a vehicle running a red light at the intersection of McGrath Hwy. and Highland Ave.

According to reports, the traffic signal had clearly been red as a van approached and went through the intersection without stopping.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 4 – August 10
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Noreen Devereaux, 45, of 103 Marion St., August 4, 9:10 a.m., arrested at home on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Roneisha Wright, 26, of 15 Rockland St., Roxbury, August 4, 3:09 p.m., arrested at 105 Middlesex Ave. on a warrant charge of larceny over $250.

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Power tool collector goes too far

By Jim Clark

Police responded to a reported case of shoplifting at the Home Depot last week.

Investigating officers were told by store loss prevention personnel that a man, Nelson Teixiera, 30, of Dorchester, had been spotted leaving the store without paying for merchandise, a router.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 28 – August 3
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Arrests:
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Nelson Teixiera, 30, of 7 Hamlet St., Dorchester, July 28, 4:46 p.m., arrested at 75 Mystic Ave. on charges of larceny over $250 and larceny under $250.

A juvenile, July 29, 10:51 a.m., arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery.

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Unhappy resident attacks tree

By Jim Clark

Police were summoned to a Perkins St. location last Thursday on reports that a man was pulling branches off of a newly planted tree.

Upon arrival, officers were met by the reporting party who immediately directed them to the man who was allegedly trying to destroy the tree.

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Errant cyclist refuses to cooperate

By Jim Clark

A police officer assigned to a bicycle patrol and stationed alongside the Charter School on Webster Ave. last week reportedly observed a man on a bicycle run through a red light at the intersection of Washington St. and Webster.

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