Funny money couldn’t buy a burger

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Burger King on Somerville Ave. on reports that a customer was trying to pass a counterfeit bill.

Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the manager who said that an employee had received a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer and notified her immediately when the counterfeit pen showed positive and the safe would not accept the bill.

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Somerville Police Crime Log February 6 – February 11
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Tesris Ceneus, February 6, 8:54 a.m., arrested at Great River Rd. on charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, and possession of a class B drug.

Katherine England, of 1613 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, February 9, 12:58 a.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on charges of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, resisting arrest, motor vehicle lights violation.

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No receipt, no problem

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the Stop & Shop on McGrath Hwy. last Friday on reports of a suspicious person stopped by store Loss Prevention personnel.

Upon arrival, the officers were told that a man, later identified as Fedley Frederick, of Medford, reportedly came into the store sometime between Thursday and Friday morning, grabbed two bottles of expensive cooking oils, placed them in a shopping bag, hid them underneath a table in the Floral Department, then left the store. Frederic then reportedly returned to Stop & Shop on Friday afternoon and began to look for the bottles under the floral table.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 30 – February 6
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Jonathan Cuevas, of 35 Lucerne St., Boston, January 30, 2:41 p.m., arrested at Foley St. on warrant charges of misdemeanor breaking and entering, improper use of a credit card, felony daytime breaking and entering, receiving stolen property under $250, and receiving stolen property over $250.

Jose Portillo, of 691 Broadway, Chelsea, January 31, 6:57 a.m., arrested at Alewife Brook Pkwy. on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage.

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‘$600 or stay in America’

By Jim Clark

Somerville Police received a call last week from a man who reportedly told them that his girlfriend’s stolen cell phone and passport were being held for ransom and that he was in the process of negotiating their return.

According to reports, the woman’s cell phone and passport had been stolen at a nightclub in Boston known as Sissy K’s on January 22, and the incident was reported to Boston Police.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 25 – 30

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Janielson Desouza, of 70 Cottage Ave., Everett, January 25, 7:20 a.m., arrested at Franklin St. on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, motor vehicle lights violation, criminal uninsured motor vehicle, and speeding.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 16 – 23
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 Javier Rivera-Vasquez, of 103 Leydon St., E. Boston, January 16, 2:38 p.m., arrested at New Washington St. on charges of marked lanes violation, unsecured or uncovered load, unregistered motor vehicle, and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Albert Gaudreau, January 16, 8:44 p.m., arrested at Artisan Way on a charge of possession of a class A drug.

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Brick laying at its worst

By Jim Clark

While on patrol last Friday, a Somerville Police officer took note of a vehicle parked on Pearl St. with an individual who was known to to the officer, Manuel Sheehan.

Another man, also known to the officer, entered the vehicle and the two of them drove off westbound on Pearl St.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 9 – 14
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 Maureen Doyle, of 630 Salem St., Malden, January 9, 8:17 p.m., arrested at Canal St. on a charge of shoplifting over $100 by asportation.

John Dubuque, of 60 Concord Ave., January 11, 12:38 p.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on charges of threat to commit a crime and assault with a dangerous weapon.

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The price just wasn’t right

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to Assembly Row last Sunday on reports that a Home Depot employee was pursuing a suspected shoplifter who was attempting to leave the area.

Upon arrival, the officers caught up with the Home Depot employee who reportedly told them that a man, later identified as Christopher McBride, of Marshfield, had taken a laser level from the store and that he was presently fleeing the scene, heading towards the AMC Theatre.

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Somerville Police Crime Log January 2 – January 8
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Anna Roberto, of 71 Union St., Brighton, January 2, 5:27 p.m., arrested at Webster Ave. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop or yield.

Michael Riccio, of 26 Derby St., January 4, 11:20 a.m., arrested at Washington St. on warrant charges of possession of a large capacity firearm and possession of ammunition with no FID card.

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She gave herself a payday

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to Citizens Bank in Union Square last Friday on reports of a woman attempting to cash a fraudulent check.

Upon arrival, the officers met by the bank manager who informed them that a female identified as Toniann Roxton came into the bank to cash a check from a company named Reservoir Wine and Spirits, located in Brighton.

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