Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Aleyah CHILDS (ADW) 

On Friday, July 1st, 2016 at approximately 8:23 a.m., I, Officer Goncalves while in full uniform and assigned to area East 4, was dispatched to 625 Grand Union Boulevard (Outback Steakhouse) for a Dispute. Officer McCarey (East 3) also responded.


Upon our arrival we were met with Ms. Aleyah Childs and XXXXX. Both parties work at the Outback Steakhouse and had just arrived for their shift. While I spoke with Ms. Childs, Officer McCarey spoke with XXXXX. I asked Ms. Childs to give me her account of what occurred. She stated that she had arrived at work and parked her vehicle right in front of the restaurant when she saw XXXXX and began to engage him in conversation and asked him “who is the manager on duty today.” She stated that XXXXX was rude to her and told her to leave him alone. The two began to verbally argue, XXXXX became extremely aggressive and according to Ms. Childs they began to engage in a physical altercation.


I then had the opportunity to speak to XXXXX. He stated that he had just arrived to work and was making his way into the restaurant when Ms. Childs who was still seated in the driver’s seat of her vehicle rolled down the window and began to yell at XXXXX stating “Come here, I’m going to stab you, you pussy” and proceeded to display what XXXXX described as a buck knife with a silver blade. The two continued their verbal disagreement, Ms. Childs exited the vehicle, but according to XXXXX she no longer had the knife in her possession. I then asked XXXXX if an actual physical assault took place and he stated no.


I then noticed, a 2016 Nissan Altima, which Ms. Childs stated several times was her vehicle. I looked into the vehicle and in plain sight located in the center console was a buck styled knife with a silver blade.


I then asked Ms. Childs if that was her knife to which she stated yes, but that she never displayed or threatened XXXXX with it.


At this point, I placed Ms. Childs in handcuffs (DL) and advised her that she was under arrest for the violation of M.G.L c265 s15B, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. She was searched and transported in marked wagon #200 by Officer Teves and transported to Somerville Police Headquarters where she was booked in the usual manner by Lt. Lavey.



Respectfully Submitted,



Officer C. Goncalves, #314


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