Real Life Somerville Police Stories:DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY



On Tuesday, 9/15/15, I, Officer DiFava, was on duty for the Somerville Police. At approximately 1824 hrs, I was dispatched to 235 Elm Street the LBC Boutique & Loan for a panic alarm activation. Officer C. Collette and Officer McCarey also responded to provide back up. While enroute to this location, Somerville dispatch notified us that there was a party on scene who had smashed a window. Upon arrival, I was met by the reporting party, XXXXX and two other employees of the store, YYYYY and ZZZZZ. Standing with the employees was the suspect, Yusuf-Hanad Ali Mohamed. Officer C. Collette spoke with Mohamed while I spoke to the store’s employees. XXXXX stated that the store had closed at 6pm and that her and the other employees were still inside. Several minutes after the store had closed, Mohamed arrived and was knocking on the front door. XXXXX opened the door and advised Mohamed that they were closed for business. Mohamed stated that he was in the store the other day and thought that he may have left his ID. XXXXX went to the back and checked if Mohamed’s ID was there, but was unable to find it. XXXXX advised Mohamed that they did not have his ID. At this time, they closed the door on Mohamed and that’s when he punched the glass front door causing it to spider web. XXXXX witnessed Mohamed punch the glass and screamed for YYYYY and ZZZZZ to call 911. 


Mohamed was placed into custody and transported to the Somerville Police Department where he was booked by Lt. Rymill.



Respectfully submitted,


Officer Marc DiFava #289


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