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SOMERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SOMERVILLE, MA
INCIDENT # / REPORT # OFFICER RANK
14022309 / 1 FUSCO, S PATROLMAN
As Of 07/08/2014 16:30:32

Redacted For Public Release
Date/Time Printed: Mon Jul 14 09:55:25 EDT 2014 By: b192

INCIDENT #14022309 DATA

BASIC INFORMATION

CASE TITLE DATE/TIME REPORTED
07/08/2014 15:11:21
INCIDENT TYPE(S)/OFFENSE(S)
(266/30/A)LARCENY OVER $250 c266 S30
LOCATION
75 MYSTIC AVE
DATE/TIME OCCURRED
07/08/2014 14:20 to 07/08/2014 15:11

ROLE NAME
SEX RACE
MALE
AGE

REPORTING PERSON
ADDRESS:

VICTIM HOME DEPOT, (HOME) ADDRESS: 75 MYSTIC AVE SOMERVILLE, MA (CELL)

STATUS NAME SEX RACE AGE DOB
DEFENDANT BASISITY, ALEXANDER V MALE WHITE 48

ADDRESS: 15 SMITH COURT
W. NEWTON, MA

[ NO VEHICLES ]

CLASS DESCRIPTION MAKE MODEL SERIAL # VALUE

TOOLS NAIL GUN BOSTICH FLORRING NAILER
DATE/TIME OF REPORT TYPE OF REPORT REVIEW STATUS
07/08/2014 16:30:27 INCIDENT REVIEWED

NARRATIVE

At approximately 3:13pm on July 8, 2014 I, Officer Salvatore Fusco was working in the East One Patrol car when I responded to Home Depot for a reported of a shoplifter. Upon arrival, I went to the loss prevention office where I met the loss prevention officer who was in the company of a white male later Identified as Alexander Basisity.
Loss prevention officer told me that between 2:20pm and just prior to his calling the Somerville Police that he was observing Alexander Basisity
because the day prior he observed him try to purchase a $449.00 nail gun with a $54.00 price tag on it the prior day 7/7/2014. He went on to say that while he was observing Alexander Basisity he saw him take a bar code off of a box of nails valued at 54.00 with a box cutter and tape it on to the box containing a flooring nail gun which is valued at 449.00. After observing the switching of the price tag he waited until the suspect approached the register and pay for the items at which time he confronted him and asked him to come to the office with him which occured without incident. Upon arriving at the loss prevention office loss prevention officer contacted the Somerville Police to report the larceny.
After hearing the details from loss prevention officers I spoke to Alexander Bsisity and advised him that he was going to be arrested for larceny over $250.00 and contacted dispatch to request the prisoner transport wagon.
He was then transported to the Somerville Police Headquarters where he was booked by Sgt. Macarelli and processed in the usual manner.
Respectfully Submitted,
Officer Salvatore Fusco, 292

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