Wanted man reports his location on Facebook

By Jim Clark

In an attempt to make a warrant arrest of Christian Buscemi, 22, police checked out a Wellington Ave. residence Saturday afternoon in search of the man.

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Cops get a blow-by-blow account of getaway

By Jim Clark

Police were called to the Magoun Square area on Monday after the alleged victim of a car burglary phoned in a description of a man who had reportedly engaged in the intrusive activity.

The patrol car was directed to a Trull St. location where the suspect, Russell Rossi, 26, of Medford, was reportedly being followed by the victim and his friend. The victim continued to give reports to police dispatchers as they closed in on the suspect.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 14 – July 20
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Naresh Bhandari, 25, of 27 Sewall St., July 14, 8:28 a.m., arrested at home on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault, and assault and battery.

Daniel Caruso, 47, of 97 Ten Hills Rd., July 14, 4:04 p.m., arrested at home on a charge of abuse prevention order violation.

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Water bottle wielder nabbed

By Jim Clark

Officers in the vicinity of Police Headquarters on Somerville Ave. reacted last week to what sounded to them like a brawl taking place nearby.

Officers located two females who were reportedly engaged in a physical altercation. The women were ordered to cease their fighting, and eventually calmed down after several warnings.

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Tricky shopper gets nailed

By Jim Clark

A reported case of larceny brought police to the Home Depot store on Mystic Ave. last week.

The responding officers were briefed by loss prevention personnel and advised that a man, Alexander Basisity, 48, of W. Newton, had attempted to switch price tags on store merchandise in order to make away with a relatively expensive item at a much lower price than would normally be charged.

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She almost got her money back

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Bow St. location last Friday in response to reports of a dispute in progress.

Upon arrival, they were met by two men, both alleged victims of assault by a woman, Cheryl Pederson, 39, who was described as the girlfriend of one of the men and a friend of the other.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 7 – July 13
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Danielle Fiore, 23, of 16 Heath St., July 7, 11:43 p.m., arrested at 252 Somerville Ave. on a charge of assault and battery.

Alexander Basisity, 48, of 15 Smith Ct., W. Newton, July 8, 3:11 p.m., arrested at 75 Mystic Ave. on a charge of larceny over $250.

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He got the prescription from ‘a guy’

By Jim Clark

Police were called to a Highland Ave. location last Friday after receiving reports that a man was seen selling pills there.

As they arrived, officers noticed that the man, identified as Christopher Macinnes, 32, of Medford, was having trouble standing as he rose from the bench that he had been sitting on.

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Man could not believe no one was being arrested

By Jim Clark

At approximately 2:19 a.m. on Friday, July 4, police officers arrived at the corner of Pearl St. and Bradley in response to a complaint of unwanted individuals there.

This was reportedly the third time within a one-hour period that the same officers had responded to the same area for the very same circumstances.

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Alleged assault victim knew his rights

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Dartmouth St. location in the early morning hours of July 6 on reports of a disturbance in the street.

Upon arrival, officers found two men in the street arguing with one another. A woman was additionally present.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 30 – July 6
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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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Time runs out for returns

By Jim Clark

Police were called to the Target store on Somerville Ave. last week on reports of an alleged shoplifter being detained by the store’s loss prevention personnel.

Upon arrival, officers were told by the store’s staff that a man, Christopher Williams, 38, of  Medford, had been detained after reportedly attempting to leave the store without paying for merchandise that he had taken with him.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 23 – June 28
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Joseph Peterson, 25, of 129 Cedar St., June 24, 7:08 a.m., arrested at 257 Elm St. on a charge of trespassing.

Julio Rojas, 24, of 682 Blue Hills Ave., Dorchester, June 24, 8:35 p.m., arrested at 14 McGrath Hwy. on a charge of destruction of property over $250.

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Two vandals who just can’t get along

By Jim Clark

Police responded to reports of a fight in progress on Alewife Brook Pkwy. Sunday evening.

Upon arrival, officers were informed by witnesses that the fight had broken up just before they arrived on the scene. A patrol of the area was conducted in spite of the witness accounts.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 17 – June 22
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Danielle Doherty, 26, of 1374 Broadway, June 17, 10:34 a.m., arrested at 55 Davis Sq. on warrant charges of larceny under $250, assault and battery, and improper use of a credit card.

Walter Burgos-Robles, 30, of 64 Palmer St., Salem, June 17, 1:42 p.m., arrested at 166 North St. on a charge of drug possession to distribute.

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Security-cam reveals donation jar thief

By Jim Clark

Police received reports of a stolen donation jar last week and were advised that the suspected thief was caught in the act on surveillance video.

The incident reportedly took place at Bull McCabe’s, on Somerville Ave., June 10, as the club was sponsoring a fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 9 – June 15
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William Stone, 58, of 2 Meacham St., June 9, 6:45 p.m., arrested at home on charges of threat to commit a crime and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Moises Dasilva, 47, of 31 Montrose St., June 10, 6:16 a.m., arrested at 377 Highland Ave. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 2 – June 8
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Kourtney McLean, 23, of 364 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, June 3, 6:11 p.m., arrested at Broadway on warrant charges of being present where heroin is kept and larceny over $250.

Nicholas Evans, 26, of 980 Main St., Woburn, June 3, 6:11 p.m., arrested at Broadway on warrant charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise and possession of a class A drug.

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