I responded to the scene and met the reporting party / victim, XXXXX, near the intersection of Highland Avenue and School Street. The victim informed me that a man stole his scooter and was walking down School Street. Sergeant Whalen and Officer Moreira responded as backup.
I turned right onto School Street and located a man pushing a black scooter on the sidewalk. I stopped the man and identified him as Jasvinder Singh (defendant). I asked the defendant where he was going and he stated he was going home. The defendant then stated “I found the scooter around the corner and I was taking home, but now I don’t want it.”
The victim stated he parked his scooter near the intersection of Highland Avenue and School Street. He then met someone at a bar on Highland Avenue. When the victim returned to retrieve his scooter, he observed the defendant walking away with it. The victim then called the Police.
I placed the defendant under arrest for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. He was transported to the Somerville Police Headquarters via unit 200 operated by Officer Obrien and booked by Lieutenant Vivolo.
Officer Samir Messaoudi
Somerville Police Dept.