Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Jose OLIVO (B&E Motor Vehicle)

On the above date and time, Officers Robert Pasqualino, Timothy Van Nostrand, and I, were dispatched to the intersection of Parker Street and Washington Street for a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in progress.


As responding units were en route, Somerville Control via radio transmission, had made a broadcast that the suspect, Jose Olivo, was being pursued by three bystanders, XXXXX, YYYYY, and ZZZZZ. Officer Pasqualino was first on scene, and he had detained Olivo on Leland Street after he had observed a foot pursuit by the above referenced parties. I arrived shortly after, and I approached Officer Pasqualino and Olivo. As I was approaching Officer Pasqualino’s position, Olivo began telling me in a boisterous voice, “I know I did wrong. The window was open, and I climbed into the car to take the purse, but I put it back once those two guys told me to put it back. So nothing was taken. It is all back in the car.” Note: He had gestured in the direction of YYYYY and ZZZZZ. I advised Olivo to remain silent, because he continued to admit loudly that he in fact was in the vehicle but returned the items he had initially taken from within the vehicle.


Officer Devin Schneider in my presence advised Olivo of his Miranda Warnings verbally, to which Olivo stated that he understood his rights. Olivo continued post Miranda Warnings, to admit that he was in the vehicle and that he had taken the purse.


Sergeant Diogo DeOliveira interviewed YYYYY and ZZZZZ separately, and they too confirmed that they observed Olivo climb into the vehicle through the open window and remove the purse from the vehicle. They both also admitted that they advised Olivo to place the purse back in its rightful place, to which Olivo complied. Officer Van Nostrand interviewed XXXXX, and she stated that she saw the encounter between YYYYY, ZZZZZ, and Olivo. During the interaction between YYYYY, ZZZZZ, XXXXX, and Olivo, a foot pursuit had ensued. At that moment, Officer Pasqualino arrived on scene, and detained Olivo as mentioned above.


I spoke with the victim, AAAAA to ascertain the contents in the vehicle. It was determined that all her property had been returned to her, as a result of the intervention by YYYYY and ZZZZZ. Olivo was placed under arrest, and transported to the Somerville Police Station in prisoner transport vehicle, Unit 200. Olivo was booked, fingerprinted, and processed in the usual manner.



Respectfully submitted,




Officer Eduardo Soares

Badge #272


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