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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Arrests:
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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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Improper gun disposal leads to arrest

Police were dispatched to a Cross St. apartment on the evening of New Year’s Day on reports of a disturbance at that location.

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Somerville Police Crime Log December 29 – January 4
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Ada Bontoja, of 41-43 Columbia, Cambridge, January 1, 2:31 p.m., arrested at 775 McGrath Hwy. on a warrant charge of assault.

Jose Andrade, of 142 Broadway, January 1, 10:40 p.m., arrested at 7 Cross St. on charges of carrying a firearm without a license and carrying a firearm with ammunition.

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Emergency room emergency

Police were summoned to the Somerville Hospital Emergency Room last week on reports of a patient behaving violently.

Upon arrival, the responding officers were met by the reporting party, a nurse on duty in the ER, who was visibly shaken, according to police reports.

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Somerville Police Crime Log December 23 – December 28

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Thomas Miller, of 10 Bartlett St., December 24, 2:08 a.m., arrested at 230 Highland Ave. on charges of assault on ambulance personnel and assault and battery on a police officer.

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Midnight car ‘ninjas’ nabbed

By Jim Clark

Reports of two men dressed in dark clothing, checking out parked cars in the area of James Street and Pearl Street brought police officers to that location December 19 at approximately 1:00 a.m.

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Christmas party aftermath

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Medford St. location on last week on reports of a vehicular accident with the driver being kept from leaving the scene.

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Somerville Police Crime Log December 16 – December 21

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David Cormier, of 314 Ocean Ave., Marblehead, December 16, 1:36 p.m., arrested at 75 Mystic Ave. on charges of conspiracy to violate drug law and possession of a class B drug.

Antonio Lee, of Bx 456, Weymouth, December 16, 1:36 p.m., arrested at 75 Mystic Ave. on charges of drug possession to distribute, violation of city ordinance possession of a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to violate drug law, and distribution of a class B drug.

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Counting threads in jail now

By Jim Clark

Police were called to the Kmart store on Middlesex Ave. last Sunday afternoon on reports of an alleged shoplifter being detained there.

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Somerville Police Crime Log December 8 – December 14

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A juvenile, December 8, 2:30 p.m., arrested at Derby St. on a charge of larceny from a building.

Sarah Whitlock, of 50 College Ave., December 11, 2:20 p.m., arrested at home on warrant charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Kmart ‘shopper’ takes it a little too far

By Jim Clark

Police responded to a reported case of larceny at the TJ Maxx store on Middlesex Ave. last week.

Upon arrival, officers were met by the store’s loss prevention personnel and were led to where a woman, Mary Moore, 45, of Roxbury, had been detained for allegedly stealing items from the store. A Kmart shopping cart full of merchandise was also being held for evidence.

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Somerville Police Crime Log December 1 – December 7

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Kyle Pollard, of 16 O St., South Boston, December 1, 11:34 a.m., arrested at 611 Assembly Row on charges of larceny over $250 and shoplifting by asportation.

Kelly Murray, of 90 Bowdoin St., Malden, December 2, 2:38 p.m., arrested at 260 Elm St. on a charge of possession of a class A drug.

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Heck, the wheel fell off

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Beacon St. location last week on reports of a vehicular accident.

Upon arrival, the officers observed a car which had its passenger side front axle broken along with damage to the passenger side front fender on the side of the road. Additionally, a parked minivan with damage to the driver’s side rear was also spotted.

The officers spoke with the reporting party and were told the driver of the car, later identified as Jeffrey Costello, 33, was driving erratically along Beacon St., hitting several orange construction barrels that were set up along the street, according to reports.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 25 – November 30

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Francisco Rosa-Aponte, of 153 Alewife Brook Pkwy., November 25, 9:38 a.m., arrested at 1370 Broadway on charges of assault and battery and drug possession to distribute.

Jeffrey Costello, of 173 Highland Ave., November 26, 3:09 p.m., arrested at 88 Beacon St. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

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