Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Disorderly Arrest Union Square

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Resendes arrest

On Saturday, April 4th, 2015, at approximately 12:25 a.m., I, Officer Goncalves, while in uniformed patrol and assigned to area East 2 was dispatched to Kilby St. for a noise complaint. Upon my arrival, I observed three white males all standing outside of this address in the alley way that leads to Lake St. I approached the males and immediately recognized one of them as Mr. Joshua Resendes (well known to me). While the other two males were cooperative and agreed to leave, Resendes became extremely agitated and continued to talk and yell very loudly. He was refusing to leave until I advised him that if he continued to cause a disturbance he would be arrested. At this point and time, Resendes and the other males left and headed down the alley way towards Lake st.

Approximately 10 minutes later, around 12:36 a.m., dispatch received another noise complaint, this time in the area of Lake St. Upon arrival to this location, units were unable to find the individuals making the noise. However, considering the very close proximity of this location to Kilby St., I believed that the same three males were responsible. I drove around the Union Square area and while stopped at the intersection of Washington St. and Somerville Ave. I could hear a male yelling very loudly on Washington St. heading towards Union Square.

When I took the right onto Washington St. I observed Resendes and the other males walking, Resendes was still agitated and yelling. When he saw me he yelled out “bitch.” It is to be noted that during this time in Union Square, there are many individuals walking around that are entering and exiting the many establishments in the area. I exited my vehicle and approached Resendes, who was walking now towards Webster Ave. Resendes was now in the middle of street obstructing traffic and once again began to yell loudly.

At this point in time, I placed Resendes under arrest for Disorderly Conduct in violation of M.G.L. c272 s53. He was transported in Unit 200 by Officer Ramirez to Headquarters and booked in the usual manner by Lt. Marino.

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