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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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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Somerville Police Crime Log July 22 – July 27

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Matthew Szklarz, 28, of 59 Munroe St., July 22, 9:08 a.m., arrested at 20 Webster Ave. on charges of bicycle violation and refusal to identify self.

Michelle Harris, 45, of 3 Quincy St., July 22, 9:10 a.m., arrested at 3 Bow St. on warrant charges of larceny from a building, felony nighttime breaking and entering, and trespassing.

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Wanted man reports his location on Facebook

By Jim Clark

In an attempt to make a warrant arrest of Christian Buscemi, 22, police checked out a Wellington Ave. residence Saturday afternoon in search of the man.

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Cops get a blow-by-blow account of getaway

By Jim Clark

Police were called to the Magoun Square area on Monday after the alleged victim of a car burglary phoned in a description of a man who had reportedly engaged in the intrusive activity.

The patrol car was directed to a Trull St. location where the suspect, Russell Rossi, 26, of Medford, was reportedly being followed by the victim and his friend. The victim continued to give reports to police dispatchers as they closed in on the suspect.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 14 – July 20
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Naresh Bhandari, 25, of 27 Sewall St., July 14, 8:28 a.m., arrested at home on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault, and assault and battery.

Daniel Caruso, 47, of 97 Ten Hills Rd., July 14, 4:04 p.m., arrested at home on a charge of abuse prevention order violation.

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Water bottle wielder nabbed

By Jim Clark

Officers in the vicinity of Police Headquarters on Somerville Ave. reacted last week to what sounded to them like a brawl taking place nearby.

Officers located two females who were reportedly engaged in a physical altercation. The women were ordered to cease their fighting, and eventually calmed down after several warnings.

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Tricky shopper gets nailed

By Jim Clark

A reported case of larceny brought police to the Home Depot store on Mystic Ave. last week.

The responding officers were briefed by loss prevention personnel and advised that a man, Alexander Basisity, 48, of W. Newton, had attempted to switch price tags on store merchandise in order to make away with a relatively expensive item at a much lower price than would normally be charged.

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She almost got her money back

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Bow St. location last Friday in response to reports of a dispute in progress.

Upon arrival, they were met by two men, both alleged victims of assault by a woman, Cheryl Pederson, 39, who was described as the girlfriend of one of the men and a friend of the other.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 7 – July 13
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Danielle Fiore, 23, of 16 Heath St., July 7, 11:43 p.m., arrested at 252 Somerville Ave. on a charge of assault and battery.

Alexander Basisity, 48, of 15 Smith Ct., W. Newton, July 8, 3:11 p.m., arrested at 75 Mystic Ave. on a charge of larceny over $250.

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