Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Malicious destruction of a motor vehicle



The following is a brief summary of the events pertaining to incident #15023914. It does not include every minute detail.

On Sunday, 5/24/2015, I, Officer DiFava, was on duty for the Somerville Police operating marked cruiser 876. At approximately 2031 hrs, I responded to 191 College Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle vandelism. Officer’s McCarey and D’Amelio (875), Sgt Kennelly (S8) and Officer Ameral also responded to provide backup.

Upon arrival, Officer’s McCarey and D’Amelio were off with Peter McIlroy Sr. and an involved party. Sgt Kennelly was in the area searching for the other suspect, Peter McIlroy Jr who had fled from the scene. Sgt Kennelly and I were familiar with the two McIlroy’s from a previos incident that occurred earlier.

According to xxxxxx, he heard a noise from inside his apartment and when he came out, he observed that his passenger side mirror had been smashed. A neighbor that the suspect had just kicked his motor vehicle’s mirror and continued up College Avenue towards Medford. Sgt Kennelly asked dispatch to notify Medford Police and to provide them with a description of McIlroy. xxxxxx showed me the damage to his motor vehicle and while doing so, xxxxxx came over to speak with me. xxxxx explained that he witnessed the suspect kick the passenger side mirror of Chiang’s motor vehicle.

Several Officer’s from the Medford Police department stopped McIlroy in front of 372 Boston Avenue. Sgt Kennelly responded and stoodby with McIroy and requested a show up. I asked xxxx if he would be willing to participate in a show up process and he agreed. I explained to xxxxx how the show up process works. With xxxx in the rear seat of my cruiser I proceeded to 372 Boston Avenue where Sgt Kennelly and the other Medford units were off with McIlroy Jr. As I drove by, xxxx was able to make a postive identification.

I requested the prisoner transport wagon (200) and McIlroy was transported to the Somerville Police Department where he was booked in the usual manner by Lt. DiGregorio.

The show up form was turned into evidence.

Respectfully submitted,

Officer Marc DiFava #289

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