Man dukes it out with oncoming traffic, cops

By Jim Clark

Police were alerted to reports of a man punching cars on Broadway as they passed him last Friday evening.

Officers located the man, later identified as Edward Feeney, near 300 Broadway and approached him for questioning.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 17 – August 22

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Paul Fidler Jr., of 10 Wellington Ave., August 17, 9:57 a.m., arrested at Somerville Ave. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Humberto Mundo-Rivera, of 19 Berkeley Rd., Hull, August 18, 4:44 p.m., arrested at Ibbetson St. on charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

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Fugitive from justice gets away from parents

By Jim Clark

While working a traffic patrol detail on Rte. 16 at Dilboy Field last Sunday evening, police officers clocked a passing vehicle traveling in excess of 40 mph in the area’s 30 mph zone.

The officers activated their blue lights and siren to stop the vehicle, but it reportedly just kept going south on Rte. 16.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 10 – August 16

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Alan Zendt, of 2 Mt. Vernon St., August 10, 9:55 a.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on a charge of trespassing.

Oscar Hernandez-Rivera, of 291 Eustis St., Roxbury, August 10, 1:26 p.m., arrested at Canal St. on charges of larceny under $250 and furnishing a false name or Social Security number, and on warrant charges of possession of a class A drug, furnishing a false name or Social Security number, shoplifting by asportation, and trespassing.

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Hit-and-runner ran down in Somerville

By Jim Clark

Police received a tip by phone that a possible drunk driver was heading into Union Square at approximately 1:00 a.m. last Saturday. The witness was following the vehicle in question along Washington St. while filling police in on what was happening.

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Somerville Police Crime Log August 3 – August 9
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Eleazar Clayton, of 48 Clarkwood St., Boston, August 3, 5:38 p.m., arrested at McGrath Hwy. on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of personal injury.

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Reckless driver taken off the streets

By Jim Clark

A Somerville police officer patrolling in an unmarked car took notice of a vehicle that failed to yield to oncoming traffic as it pulled out of Randolph Pl., almost hitting a another car moving along Cross St. last Wednesday evening.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 27 – August 2

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Alyse Bookman, of 3 Rock Ave., Swampscott, July 27, 12:50 p.m., arrested at Washington St. on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

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Tool return goes wrong in parking lot

By Jim Clark

Plainclothes police officers working a narcotics surveillance detail in the Assembly Square area last Saturday evening observed what they believed to be suspicious activity in the Home Depot parking lot and decided to investigate the situation.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 21 – July 25

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Osvaldo Lima, of 4 Sterling Sq., Boston, July 21, 5:51 p.m., arrested at Washington St. on charges of refusal to identify self, resisting arrest, bicycle violation, and assault and battery on a police officer.

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Bartender 86’ed out of own club

By Jim Clark

Police responded to a report of a dispute with a bartender at Sally O’Brien’s bar on Somerville Ave. last Wednesday around closing time.

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Sleepy shoplifter cut off at the pass

By Jim Clark

A police officer who was parked at the Somerville Ave. Target store parking lot was flagged down by store loss prevention personnel as they chased suspected shoplifters as they attempted to flee the scene.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 13 – July 17

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Guy Riddle, of 480 Mystic Ave., July 13, 10:47 p.m., arrested at Broadway on a warrant charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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Woman unwelcome in stranger’s car

By Jim Clark

Police responded to a report of a car break in at a Norfolk St. residence last Thursday evening.

Arriving officers spoke to the victim, who told them he had just returned home from the bakery and left his car doors unlocked. He reportedly stated that when he returned to the car a few moments later to retrieve some items he found a woman, identified as Robin Partee, of Cambridge, sitting in the driver’s seat, rummaging through his belongings.

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Memory buff couldn’t come up with a name

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Target store on Somerville Ave. after reports of a shoplifter being detained were called in.

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Somerville Police Crime Log July 6 – July 13

Lorenzo Perkins, of 46 Theodore St., Mattapan, July 6, 8:40 a.m., arrested at Linden St. on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and speeding.

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4th of July ‘fireworks’ eruption on city street

By Jim Clark

A Somerville Police officer on detail at last week’s Fireworks Celebration took notice of two individuals who had reportedly gotten into a heated argument as they were walking down Broadway towards Medford St.

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Chilly exchange with police after blanket theft

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Pendelton Outlet located at 520 Assembly Row last Friday on reports of a shoplifting.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 29 – July 4
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Christopher Silveira, of 23 Foch St., Cambridge, June 29, 4:00 p.m., arrested at 1366 Broadway on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, threat to commit a crime, and resisting arrest.

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Clumsy burglar also very forgetful

By Jim Clark

Somerville and Tufts police officers responded to report of a burglary at 139 College Ave. in the early morning hours of last Sunday, June 28.

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Somerville Police Crime Log June 22 – June 28
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Brian Belew, of 179 Franklin Ave., Chelsea, June 22, 11:24 a.m., arrested at 77 Middlesex Ave. on a charge of larceny over $250.

Sory Diabete, June 24, 11:41 a.m., arrested at 7 Allen St. on a warrant charge of abuse prevention order violation.

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