Pick a card, any card

By Jim Clark

A police officer en route to a call at the Home Depot store on Mystic Ave. last week got sidetracked when he spotted a vehicle running a red light at the corner of Grand Union Blvd. and Revolution Dr.

According to the officer’s report, the vehicle turned right onto Grand Union Blvd. on a red light, which is only allowed after coming to a full stop. The officer said that the vehicle did not even slow down as it made the turn.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 10 – November 16

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William Cruz, November 10, 9:04 a.m., arrested at 220 Washington St. on warrant charges of felony nighttime breaking and entering and larceny over $250.

A juvenile, November 10, 2:35 p.m., arrested at Grand Union Blvd. on charges of failure to stop or yield, credit card fraud over $250, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, credit card forgery, receiving a stolen credit card, and receiving stolen property under $250.

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All he wanted was a light

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to the Stop and Shop store on McGrath Hwy. in response to a report of a shoplifter who was unable to furnish identification for the store’s loss prevention personnel.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 2 – November 9

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John Murphy, of 164 Highland Ave., November 4, 12:51 p.m., arrested at 37 Mystic Ave. on a charge operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
James Mento, of 120 Wyman St., Lynn, November 4, 2:17 p.m., arrested at 775 McGrath Hwy. on charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise and possession of a class C drug.

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Forged receipt mix-up at Target

By Jim Clark

A call from the Target store on Somerville Ave. brought police to the scene last week to investigate a reported case of larceny in progress.

Police were told by store personnel that a woman, Marie Bagget, 20, of Chicago, IL, had attempted to return merchandise for a cash refund using what appeared to be an altered purchase receipt.

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One-sided drunken brawl on Holland St.

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to PJ Ryan’s Pub on Holland St. last Sunday at approximately 1:00 a.m. on reports of a large fight in progress at that location.

Upon arrival, police saw a man lying in the street, bleeding from his face. The man, later identified as David Leccese, 32, of Wilmington, was being tended to by his friend.

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Somerville Police Crime Log October 27 – November 2
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Sergio Aparicio-Jimenez, of 75 Jaques St., October 27, 12:08 p.m., arrested at 115 Broadway on warrant charges of uninsured motor vehicle, number plate violation, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and unregistered motor vehicle.

Andrew Booth, of 117 Cross St., Malden, October 27, 2:59 p.m., arrested at Holland St. on a warrant charge of larceny over $250.

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Pizza pit stop put on ice

By Jim Clark

A police officer who was standing at the corner of Kent St. and Somerville Ave. last Monday reportedly observed a vehicle jump the sidewalk on Somerville Ave., cross the burm and proceed into the parking lot of the strip mall there.

According to the officer, the driver exited the vehicle and staggered towards the corner of the building on Kent St. and began urinating on the wall.

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Somerville Police Crime Log October 20 – October 27
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Shawn Frederick, of 7 Vine St., Medford, October 20, 2:37 p.m., arrested at 175 Fellsway on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Patrick Scully, of 394 Broadway, October 20, 4:04 p.m., arrested at 300 Alewife Brook Pkwy. on a warrant charge of uninsured motor vehicle or trailer.

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Alleged prescription pill dealing halted

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched the corner of Cross and Pearl Streets last Thursday on reports that a street level drug transaction was taking place.

According to a witness report, a woman was observed counting out pills in the presence of two men at that location, which is directly across the street from East Somerville Elementary School.

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Somerville Police Crime Log October 13 – October 19

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Bruce Marshall, of 438 Ferry St., Everett, October 14, 12:04 p.m., arrested at 326 Beacon St. on warrant charges of conspiracy to violate drug law and possession of a class A drug.

Edwin Grossett, of 698 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, October 14, 6:45 p.m., arrested at Davis Sq. on a charge of disturbing the peace.

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Pocketbook ‘collector’ pays the price

By Jim Clark

Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit in conjunction with the Somerville Police Department Criminal Investigative Division conducted a narcotic/anti-crime interdiction surveillance within the Assembly Square Market Place and Assembly Row area last week.

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Evasive motorcyclist cracks up

By Jim Clark

A Somerville Police officer assigned to the Traffic Bureau last Friday was passed on Washington St. by a motorcycle that had no registration plate displayed. The officer made a U-turn and followed the motorcycle, activating the cruiser’s blue lights and siren.

The motorcycle reportedly slowed to a near halt near Joy St., but failed to fully stop. According to reports the operator of the motorcycle, later identified as Daniel Carmenatty, 24, of Everett, looked back at the officer then accelerated away, towards Charlestown.

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Somerville Police Crime Log October 6 – October 12
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Mohammed Eldeb, 20, of 68 Wareham St., Medford, October 6, 5:55 p.m., arrested at 45B Memorial Rd. on charges of drug possession to distribute, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and trespassing.

Danielle Dearmon, 26, of 478 Medford St., October 7, 8:15 p.m., arrested at Broadway on warrant charges of destruction of property over $250 and assault and battery.

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Impatient motorist takes it out on cops

By Jim Clark

Police officers were working a paid detail in the vicinity of Beacon St. and Washington St. last week, directing traffic through a construction zone.

At one point a man in a box truck reportedly began yelling at the officers, complaining that he could not make a turn that he wanted to take.

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Somerville Police Crime Log September 29 – October 6
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John McLaughlin, 46, of 57 Bristol Rd., Medford, September 29, 11:02 a.m., arrested at 299 Broadway on a warrant charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

Jorge Gonzalez, 54, of 350 Ridge Ave., Cambridge, September 29, 11:25 a.m., arrested at Broadway on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

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Police bag alleged laptop thief

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to Holland St. last Thursday morning in response to reports of suspicious activity by a man in the vicinity.

Upon arrival, the officers were met by the reporting party and told that a suspicious looking man had placed a bag behind some bushes then walked away from the area.

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Somerville Police Crime Log September 22 – September 28
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Danielle Dellamano, 32, of 204 Cedar St., Stoughton, September 22, 8:41 a.m., arrested at 622 Somerville Ave. on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

Kevin Hogarty, 24, of 17 Court St., Boston, September 23, 8:55 a.m., arrested at 177 Middlesex Ave. on a charge of larceny under $250.

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