Licensed to smoke, but unfit to drive

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Grand Union Boulevard and Mystic Avenue last week on reports of a male passed out behind the wheel in a stopped vehicle.

Upon arrival, the officers spoke with a Boston Fire Engine Company that was on routine patrol and was flagged down by concerned citizens. The Firefighters said it took them numerous attempts to wake up the driver.

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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

On December 8, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Joseph A. Curtatone

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or publishers)

Taking a closer look at this month’s notable city data.

8: That’s the percent of Somerville High School students who reported taking part in binge alcohol use (consuming 5 or more drinks in a row within a couple hours) on a recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered by the Massachusetts Department of Education. While this figure shows a significant decline from the 21 percent of students who reported binge drinking to the same degree in 2006, it proves there is still work to be done to ensure our youth are engaging in safe and productive behavior.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 30 – July 6

On July 8, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:
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Edwin Padilla, 29, June 30, 8:19 p.m., arrested at 460 Mystic Ave. on a charge of assault and battery.

Richard Dalessandro, 65, of 400 West Cummings Park, Woburn, July 1, 3:42 p.m., arrested at 104 Powder House Blvd. on multiple warrant charges of leaving the scene of property damage.

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Hard times for purse-snatcher

On January 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

While on detail with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, a Medford police officer reportedly witnessed a man taking a purse from a parked work truck last Friday afternoon in the vicinity of 18 Medford St.

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A fight to the finish

On January 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the vicinity of Madison and School Streets last Sunday evening on reports of two men fighting in the street.

Upon arrival, police reportedly found two males standing in the middle of the street but they were not observed fighting at that time.

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Somerville Police release sketch of possible suspect in the recent assaults in the Porter Square and Union Square area.

Somerville Police released a sketch of a possible suspect in the recent assaults in the Porter Square and Union Square area.

From the Somerville Police:

Over the past three months, there have been three assaults on women in Somerville in the Union and Porter Square areas after dark in the evening hours and early nighttime. The Somerville Police Department is working to identify and apprehend the suspects as quickly as possible, and we wish to alert residents, especially women, to take safety precautions.

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Intruder caught in the act

On January 8, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police were called to a Mt. Vernon St. residence last Thursday afternoon in response to a report that a man was seen trying to break into the home.

According to reports, a witness to the home intrusion in progress had called 911 and was keeping the police informed until officers arrived. The reporting party reportedly told police that he had spotted a man trying to climb through a window at the back of his neighbor’s house.

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Somerville Police Crime Log December 3 – January 5

On January 7, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

Arrests:
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Aime Zoua, 48, of 39 Cleveland St., Everett, December 31, 4:22 p.m., arrested at 500 Mystic Ave. on warrant charges of marked lanes violation and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Sean Manuel, 19, of 32 Cubby St., Medford, January 1, 2:26 a.m., arrested at Cedar St. on charges of armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon, and on warrant charges of failure to stop or yield, failure to wear a seat belt, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

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