Somerville Police Crime Log December 8 – December 14

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A juvenile, December 8, 2:30 p.m., arrested at Derby St. on a charge of larceny from a building.

Sarah Whitlock, of 50 College Ave., December 11, 2:20 p.m., arrested at home on warrant charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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Kmart ‘shopper’ takes it a little too far

By Jim Clark

Police responded to a reported case of larceny at the TJ Maxx store on Middlesex Ave. last week.

Upon arrival, officers were met by the store’s loss prevention personnel and were led to where a woman, Mary Moore, 45, of Roxbury, had been detained for allegedly stealing items from the store. A Kmart shopping cart full of merchandise was also being held for evidence.

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Somerville Police Crime Log December 1 – December 7

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Kyle Pollard, of 16 O St., South Boston, December 1, 11:34 a.m., arrested at 611 Assembly Row on charges of larceny over $250 and shoplifting by asportation.

Kelly Murray, of 90 Bowdoin St., Malden, December 2, 2:38 p.m., arrested at 260 Elm St. on a charge of possession of a class A drug.

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Heck, the wheel fell off

By Jim Clark

Police were dispatched to a Beacon St. location last week on reports of a vehicular accident.

Upon arrival, the officers observed a car which had its passenger side front axle broken along with damage to the passenger side front fender on the side of the road. Additionally, a parked minivan with damage to the driver’s side rear was also spotted.

The officers spoke with the reporting party and were told the driver of the car, later identified as Jeffrey Costello, 33, was driving erratically along Beacon St., hitting several orange construction barrels that were set up along the street, according to reports.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 25 – November 30

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Francisco Rosa-Aponte, of 153 Alewife Brook Pkwy., November 25, 9:38 a.m., arrested at 1370 Broadway on charges of assault and battery and drug possession to distribute.

Jeffrey Costello, of 173 Highland Ave., November 26, 3:09 p.m., arrested at 88 Beacon St. on a charge of operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

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‘Shopping’ with wire cutters didn’t pay off

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Assembly Square Marketplace on Middlesex Ave. Sunday evening on reports of a female shoplifter being detained by loss prevention personnel.

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Somerville Police Crime Log November 17 – November 23

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Gary Smith, November 17, 8:44 a.m., arrested at 82 Mt. Vernon St. on a warrant charge of fugitive from justice.

David Smith, of 49 Marshall St., November 18, 9:31 p.m., arrested at 96 Wheatland St. on a warrant charge of assault and battery.

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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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