Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Thomas GANNON (Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest)

On 12/27/2015 at around 0225 hours, while in full uniform and assigned to marked unit East 2, I was dispatched to 30 Washington St (Holiday Inn) for an unruly drunk person in the lobby. Officer Sousa (East 3) was also dispatched to 30 Washington St.

Upon my arrival, there was a bearded white male standing outside the lobby doors, which would later be identified as Thomas Gannon. As Mr. Gannon was left outside the lobby to speak with Officer Sousa, I met the night concierge XXXXX inside the hotel lobby. XXXXX explained that Mr. Gannon was upset at XXXXX for not coming to the lobby door in a timely manner. Mr. Gannon attempted to ring the door bell to the lobby door and I was told by XXXXX the door bell was not working properly. If current hotel guest need to enter the lobby, the guest can use the key card to their assigned room to open the lobby door. Mr. Gannon had on his possession his key card to his room. Upon Mr. Gannon entering the lobby, XXXXX explained he was greeted with derogatory remarks being said by Mr. Gannon. XXXXX was called remarks he did not want to repeat. XXXXX requested for Mr. Gannon to be removed from the premises, as Mr. Gannon was not welcomed anymore at the hotel due to his inebriated state.

When I spoke to Mr. Gannon, I was able to detect a heavy odor of alcohol emanating from his person. I asked Mr. Gannon if there were any friends or family members close by and I explained to Mr. Gannon he was not welcomed to be a guest at the hotel anymore and he need to checkout for the night. Mr. Gannon became angry and combative. I asked Mr. Gannon to calm down; however, he avoided to comply with my request. Whoever was standing inside the lobby, walked closer to the lobby door to see what the commotion was outside. Mr. Gannon became more upset when told there was no reimbursement for being removed from the hotel. I requested to Mr. Gannon to calm down once again but he refused. I can see his body become tense as he clutched his fist and took a stance as if he was ready to fight.

At this time, I asked Mr. Gannon to turn around and place his hands behind his back; however, he began to walk backwards and refused to comply. With the assistance of Officer Sousa, we were able to handcuff Mr. Gannon after a brief struggle with Mr. Gannon.

Subsequently, Mr. Gannon was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting. He was brought to the Somerville Police station via 200 to be booked and finger printed in the usual manner.


Respectfully submitted,


OFC Ramirez, Jose #259

Somerville Police Dept.


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