Baby formula bandit bagged

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Target store on Somerville Ave. Saturday evening on reports of a shoplifter being held by loss prevention personnel.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 17 – February 22

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Josue Medrano, of 35 Carey St., Revere, February 18, 12:44 a.m., arrested at 133 Cross St. on warrant charges of number plate violation, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, failure to yield at an intersection, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and improper operation of a motor vehicle.

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Vehicular assailant ‘knows her laws’

By Jim Clark

A reported case of vehicular assault brought police to Bonair St. on Sunday.

Officers arrived at the scene but reportedly saw no signs of a disturbance at first. They approached a parked vehicle that two women were sitting in and asked if they had reported any incident, to which they replied that they had not, but they pointed to a group of individuals standing in a nearby driveway and said that they had done so.

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Hit and runner didn’t get far

By Jim Clark

Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of 80 Webster Ave. Sunday evening.

While en route the responding officers were informed that a fight had broken out between the involved parties.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 12 – February 16
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Special Butler, of 19 Oak St., Wakefield, February 12, 10:05 a.m., arrested at 126 Broadway on warrant charges of possession of a class A drug, sexual conduct for a fee, and assault and battery on a police officer.

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Police not lovin’ it

By Jim Clark

Police officers on patrol last Friday morning took notice of a passing vehicle with an expired inspection sticker and followed it along Washington St.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 2 – February 8

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Raphael Caminero, of 111 Locust St., Woburn, February 4, 1:18 a.m., arrested at Medford St. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Jose Fuentes, of 20 Otis St., February 4, 1:18 a.m., arrested at Medford St. on a charge of drug possession to distribute.

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Smile, you’re on laundro-camera

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Community Laundry on Bow St. Sunday afternoon on reports of a breaking and entering in progress.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 27– February 1

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Steven Cook, of 60 Elm St., Quincy, January 27, 1:17 a.m., arrested at Broadway on warrant charges of larceny from a building and utter false check.

Edmond Bradford, of 3780 Mystic Valley Pkwy., Medford, January 27, 9:07 p.m., arrested at 15 Hancock St. on a charge of disorderly conduct.

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Changing into hot clothing

By Jim Clark

A uniformed police officer on foot patrol in the Assembly Row shopping area reportedly spotted a man through the shop window at J. Crew placing something under his coat last Friday afternoon.

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Late night car rummaging fail

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Medford St. location at around 2:00 a.m. last Sunday on reports of a larceny of a motor vehicle in progress.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 19 – January 25

Arrests:

Tevon Ngomba, of 25 Canal La., January 19, 8:31 p.m., arrested at 20 Memorial Rd. on a warrant charge of armed robbery.

Brandon Levins, of 65 Ashland St., Medford, January 20, 2:42 a.m., arrested at 190 Broadway on a charge of indecent exposure.

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Accused shoplifter packs more than makeup

By Jim Clark

Police were called to Kmart on Middlesex Ave. last Saturday on reports that a shoplifter was being detained by the store’s loss prevention personnel.

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Saturday night rim-rider bottle bash

Police received several calls last Saturday evening reporting reckless and erratic driving by someone operating a black Cadillac in the West Somerville area.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 12 – January 19
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Joseph Capozzi, of 140 Jaques St., January 12, 6:52 p.m., arrested at home on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member.

Peter Rivera, of 19 Oxford St., January 12, 10:21 p.m., arrested at home on warrant charges of resisting arrest, possession of a class A drug, miscellaneous municipal ordinance violation and assault and battery on a police officer.

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Relaxing at U-Haul

Police were dispatched to the U-Haul facility on Linwood St. last Friday on reports that a man had been found in the office prior to its opening on that day.

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Impatient motorist complains with a knife

A Somerville man was attacked with a knife on Marshall St. last week by an enraged motorist who was allegedly bothered by the victim’s temporary holdup of through traffic as he attempted to back his vehicle into his driveway.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 5 – January 11
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Cristina Dossantos, of 1 Kendall St., Framingham, January 6, 9:06 a.m., arrested at 14 Kilby St. on charges of receiving a stolen credit card and credit card fraud over $250.

Christopher McInnes, of 64 Gibbon St., Medford, January 6, 10:49 a.m., arrested at 341 Artisan Way on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

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Intended ambulance ride leads to jail instead

Police, fire and EMT units responded to a report of a sick person at the Lechmere Car Wash on McGrath Hwy. last Saturday evening.

Once there, respondents learned that a man who reportedly appeared to be intoxicated was complaining of chest pains. It was decided that he would be taken to the hospital by ambulance.

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