Real Life Somerville Police Stories


Val Arrest age 61

On the evening of Sunday, November 23, 2014 I was assigned to marked unit E-1 along with Officer R. Pasqualino. At approximately 18:47 hrs, we were dispatched to Middlesex Avenue for a
report of a female shoplifter. Upon arrival, we were met by the store’s loss prevention employee. He stated that while working the store’s monitoring system he observed a black female, later identified as Mireille Val cutting the electronic security tags off of the clothing.

Loss Prevention observed Ms. Val placing the items in to a large brown and black shoulder bag. By the time he made his way from the security office Ms. Val had made her way past all points of payment, and left the store. Ms. Val was then escorted back inside, so he could itemize the property taken.

Ms. Val was in possession of $330.38 of assorted clothing. Also in Ms. Val’s possession was a pair of blue handled wire cutters/pliers. Ms. Val was charged with Larceny over $250.00 and possession of burglarious tools. Unit #200 was requested to transport Ms. Val to the Somerville Police Station.

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