Real Life Somerville Police Stories


Pollard Arrest

On September 10, 2014 I, Officer deOliveira, was in full uniform and assigned to marked unit 199 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 3:10 p.m., I was dispatched to the TJ Maxx, located on
Middlesex Avenue, in the City of Somerville, for a shoplifter detained in the loss prevention officer. Officer Legros, in marked unit 662, was also dispatched.

Upon arrival, I spoke with Loss Prevention Officer who informed me that he watched on the video as the defendant, later identified as Kyle Pollard removed the alarm tag of some clothing items with a pair of pliers, hiding those items in a separate location from where they were displayed. Mr. Pollard was also seen placing several clothing items (6 totaling $154.94) inside a black backpack that he walking into the store with. Mr. Pollard then proceeded to the exit, where he walked past the registers without paying for any of the concealed clothing items, and was detained at the exit by loss prevention and his associate. He confirmed his suspicion and found the 6 clothing items inside the backpack.

In addition to the pair of pliers, Mr. Pollard also had spring loaded knife, with a cammo handle and a black blade in excess of 2 1/2 inches long. A query of Mr. Pollard’s name in the Criminal Justice Information Services (C.J.I.S.) mobile computer also revealed that Mr. Pollard had a default warrant issued by the Quincy District Court. Based on the above mentioned facts, Mr. Pollard was placed under arrest and is charged with Shoplifting over $100 by concealment and violation of city ordinance 9/96 possession of a dangerous weapon.

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