Tool return goes wrong in parking lot

By Jim Clark

Plainclothes police officers working a narcotics surveillance detail in the Assembly Square area last Saturday evening observed what they believed to be suspicious activity in the Home Depot parking lot and decided to investigate the situation.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 21 – July 25

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Osvaldo Lima, of 4 Sterling Sq., Boston, July 21, 5:51 p.m., arrested at Washington St. on charges of refusal to identify self, resisting arrest, bicycle violation, and assault and battery on a police officer.

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Bartender 86’ed out of own club

By Jim Clark

Police responded to a report of a dispute with a bartender at Sally O’Brien’s bar on Somerville Ave. last Wednesday around closing time.

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Sleepy shoplifter cut off at the pass

By Jim Clark

A police officer who was parked at the Somerville Ave. Target store parking lot was flagged down by store loss prevention personnel as they chased suspected shoplifters as they attempted to flee the scene.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 13 – July 17

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Guy Riddle, of 480 Mystic Ave., July 13, 10:47 p.m., arrested at Broadway on a warrant charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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Woman unwelcome in stranger’s car

By Jim Clark

Police responded to a report of a car break in at a Norfolk St. residence last Thursday evening.

Arriving officers spoke to the victim, who told them he had just returned home from the bakery and left his car doors unlocked. He reportedly stated that when he returned to the car a few moments later to retrieve some items he found a woman, identified as Robin Partee, of Cambridge, sitting in the driver’s seat, rummaging through his belongings.

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Memory buff couldn’t come up with a name

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Target store on Somerville Ave. after reports of a shoplifter being detained were called in.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 6 – July 13

Lorenzo Perkins, of 46 Theodore St., Mattapan, July 6, 8:40 a.m., arrested at Linden St. on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and speeding.

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4th of July ‘fireworks’ eruption on city street

By Jim Clark

A Somerville Police officer on detail at last week’s Fireworks Celebration took notice of two individuals who had reportedly gotten into a heated argument as they were walking down Broadway towards Medford St.

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Chilly exchange with police after blanket theft

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Pendelton Outlet located at 520 Assembly Row last Friday on reports of a shoplifting.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 29 – July 4
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Christopher Silveira, of 23 Foch St., Cambridge, June 29, 4:00 p.m., arrested at 1366 Broadway on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, threat to commit a crime, and resisting arrest.

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Clumsy burglar also very forgetful

By Jim Clark

Somerville and Tufts police officers responded to report of a burglary at 139 College Ave. in the early morning hours of last Sunday, June 28.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 22 – June 28
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Brian Belew, of 179 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, June 22, 11:24 a.m., arrested at 77 Middlesex Ave. on a charge of larceny over $250.

Sory Diabete, June 24, 11:41 a.m., arrested at 7 Allen St. on a warrant charge of abuse prevention order violation.

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DPW crew gets their man

By Jim Clark

Police received a call last Thursday afternoon reporting that a man who had stolen a truck and smashed through a locked gate was being followed by two Department of Public Works employees who had witnessed the incident.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 17 – June 21
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Sarah Cunningham, June 17, 2:18 a.m., arrested at 157 Walnut St. on warrant charges of disorderly conduct, wanton and malicious defacement of property, and threat to commit a crime.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 9 – June 14
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Matthew Marujo, of 30 Linden St., June 9, 1:08 a.m., arrested at Broadway on charges of nighttime breaking and entering of a vehicle or boat and resisting arrest.

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Snoozing pizza patron wakes up grumpy

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to Mike’s Pizza in Davis Square last week on reports that a female who appeared to be intoxicated was asleep at one of their customer tables.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 1 – June 7
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Marsha Cargill, of 338 Somerville Ave., June 1, 2:21 p.m., arrested at 9 Davis Sq. on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Erin Russell, of 2 Mt. Vernon St., June 3, 9:29 a.m., arrested at home on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault to rob.

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Cornered shoplifter threatens stabbing

By Jim Clark

Police were summoned to the Market basket store on Somerville Ave. in response to reports that an alleged shoplifter had threatened employees with a knife last Thursday.

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Somerville Police Crime Log May 25 – May 31
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Neris Calderon, of 43 Broadway, May 25, 9:38 p.m., arrested at Central St. on charges of violation of city ordinance possession of a dangerous weapon and drug possession to distribute.

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Wielding knife earns a trip to the cooler

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the Home Depot store on Mystic Ave. last week on reports that a man who attempted to steal three air conditioners was threatening people in the store with a knife.

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Somerville Police Crime Log May 18 – May 24

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Ricardo Pimentel, of 190 Pearl St., May 18, 7:52 p.m., arrested at home on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

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