Real Life Somerville Police Stories

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Juvenile arrest

On January 12, 2014, I was working in marked unit East-1 with Officer Cicerone. At Approximately 5:45 P.M. we were flagged down by a known female on Broadway. The woman, stated that she was having problems with her son and asked if we could go
and speak with him. When asked what kind of problems she was having with her son, victim stated that her son took money and a cell phone from her. At this point I called in to dispatch and notified them of the problem as we drove to the apartment at Michigan Avenue, where we were met by East-4 Officers Stanford and Capasso.

When we entered the apartment, myself and Officer Stanford spoke with the son.. Juvenile informed us that he had been arguing with his mother earlier in the day. When asked if he took any money, he said he took 2 dollars in quarters. When also asked if he had taken his mother phone, juvenile said he took it to charge it.

At this point Officer Cicerone advised victim to go to court and have a CHINS agreement started. she planned on going to court in the morning.

Approximately 30 minutes later dispatch received a call for arguing at Michigan Avenue. East-4 arrived on scene first and informed East-1 that juvenile had run out the door of the house. Officer Capasso stated that victim was pushed several times and almost pushed down a flight of stairs before we arrived on scene. victim appeared to be scared and feared her son. Units started searching the neighborhood for the juvenile When East-4 was driving down Indiana Avenue, a bystander told them if they were looking for the young kid he ran into Indiana Avenue.

At this point Officers approached Indiana Avenue and were met by witness. witness is juvenile’s step-father and stated that he had just came into the house. witness let Officers into his house and stated he was somewhere in the back. Officers spotted him in a back room of the apartment and immediately placed him under arrest.

juvenile was transported to Somerville Police Headquarters via marked unit 200, Officer Catatao where he was booked in the usual manner by Lieutenant A. Rymill.

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