Real Life Somerville Police Stories


Rodriquez arrest age 42

On December 6, 2014, I, Officer Gravin Guillen, was in full uniform assigned to marked unit E-1. At approximately 21:18, I was dispatched to 77 Middlesex Ave,(KMART) for a shoplifter in the lost prevention office. E-3 also was dispatched.

Upon arrival, I went to the lost prevention office. The suspect, later identified as Luis Rodriguez, was sitting in the office. I asked lost prevention to view the security cameras. The video surveillance revealed that Mr. Rodriguez put a 50 inch LED T.V in a shopping cart and attempted to leave the store without paying. He was intercepted by lost prevention personnel at this point. The total value of the television was $637.49. I asked Mr. Rodriguez if he had any intention of paying and he replied, “no.” I placed Mr. Rodriguez under arrest and he was transported by Unit #200 operated by Ofc. Duccasee to the station.

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