Package theft on Calvin St.

On August 17, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Somerville Police officers were dispatched to a Calvin St. location last week on reports of a package theft.

While en route, police dispatch reported a description of the male suspect, later identified as Adrian Brooks, of Hyde Park.

Upon arrival, officers spotted a man, Brooks, on Calvin St. who fit the suspect’s description sitting on a bicycle, talking to another male, who was the witness.  Upon being questioned by the officers, Brooks reportedly stated that it was a misunderstanding and it was his package.

Brooks was asked if he lived at the Calvin St. residence and he said that he didn’t, according to police. At this time, Brooks was asked for some identification which he said that he did not have. He was then asked for his social security number so that police would be able to identify him.

Brooks then reportedly took off on his bicycle in an attempt to get away, but an officer was able to catch up and stop the bicycle with his leg.

Brooks then got off the bike and began to run down the street and turned left onto Dimick St., into a backyard.

An officer was able to catch Brooks in the backyard and grab him by his left arm and was able to get him into handcuffs.

Brooks reportedly apologized for running and said that he had a drug problem and was addicted to crack cocaine. A search of his shopping bag he had with him showed numerous contents from packages that he said he had taken off porches in the west end of Somerville around the Powderhouse area.

The officers the spoke with the victim and the witness, who stated that he came out into the common area in his apartment building and noticed an empty package on the ground and a pair of sneakers hanging out of Brooks’ shopping bag. The witness reportedly confronted Brooks, telling him that it was his neighbor’s package and that Brooks said that it was actually his friend’s package.

Brooks went outside with with the witness and then the police arrived on scene.

The victim confirmed that the package and its contents, a pair of red Nike Luna Glide sneakers valued at approximately $50, was her property.

The rest of the packages were confiscated from Brooks and were held for safe keeping at the Somerville Police Department.

Brooks was placed under arrest and charged with larceny from a building, and additionally booked on warrant charges of threat to commit a crime, felony daytime breaking and entering, larceny over $250, assault and battery on a family or household member, destruction of property over $250, and larceny from a building.


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