On February 23, 2016 at approximately 0900 I was in full uniform and assigned to the Somerville Police Traffic Bureau.
I was conducting enforcement throughout the City and was approaching the Powderhouse rotary from Powderhouse Boulevard, both public ways within the City of Somerville. I observed a bicycle traveling thru the Rotary towards a Red traffic signal, activated by Pedestrians, at Powderhouse Boulevard. The Bicyclist traveled past stopped vehicles and thru the Red light towards College Avenue. I activated blue lights and siren finally stopping the bicyclist on College Ave, a few businesses South of the rotary. I approached the bicyclist, later identified as the defendant in this matter, and requested his license or any form of identification. The defendant stated he left his identification at home so I got a pad of paper and requested his name and information. The defendant stated his name was Harold Kennedy (had him spell it) and provided a date of birth and social security number. I sensed some hesitation when the defendant gave me information that he should readily know, then queried it through the RMV. The dispatcher stated there was no info on Mr. Kennedy and the Social also produced no results. I returned to the defendant and called his bluff stating, before I arrest you, what’s your real name and date of birth? The defendant stated Glenn Ketterle, and as I initially wrote it down he stated “officer that’s two N’s in Glenn”. The defendant stated his date of birth. After I acquired the information I placed the defendant into custody and called for the mobile detention unit. A check of the defendants bicycle saddle bags showed a Massachusetts License, under Glenn Ketterle, which he refused to provide to me.
The defendant was transported to the Somerville Police Station for booking by Lt. Mulcahy. Citation # R7094303 was issued to the defendant at the Police Station.
Ofc Robert W Hickey