Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Stephen TOLLIVER (B&E, Poss. Burglarious Instrument)

I, Officer Michael Marra, report the following summary of events based on direct and indirect interview with the persons named.


          On Thursday September 22, 2016, I, Officer Marra, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked cruiser 873, patrolling area E3, for the Somerville Police Department. Riding with me was Officer McCarey #298. At approximately 6:45 pm we were dispatched along with Unit E2 Officer Fusco to Nissenbaum’s Junk Yard on Windsor Street in Somerville for the report of a suspicious person wandering inside the junkyard, going through vehicles. Upon arrival we searched the entrance to the junk yard and found the gate secured. I noticed a gap approximately 1 foot in length between the bottom of the gate and the ground; directly under the gap was a flattened cardboard box which appeared to be in place for someone to slide under the gate in order to avoid injury from the rocks on the ground.


          We were able to see inside the junk yard through a small opening in the gate and noticed a male party holding a mechanic’s ratchet and another card board box. I ordered the individual to come to the gate and exit the premises. Once outside of the junkyard, the male party was searched for weapons, at which time officers recovered a mechanic’s wrench and a pry bar from his right front pocket. I asked him if he was an employee of the junkyard and he replied “No, I’m here trying to get parts for my car”. At this time; Officer McCarey placed the male party in handcuffs, which were double locked and checked for tightness. I asked him for Identification, he stated it was in his vehicle, which was parked on Windsor St. The vehicle was a Buick Rendezvous; inside officers located a wallet that contained a Mass Driver’s License confirming the identify the male as Stephen Tolliver.


          Tolliver was transported back to the station by unit 200 and booked in the usual manner by Lt. Rymill. The vehicle was unable to be secured roadside due to the front windows being rolled down and inoperable. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Pat’s for safe keeping. Tolliver will be charged with the following:


        (266/16/A)B AND E NIGHTTIME FOR FELONY C266 S16



Respectfully submitted,




Officer Michael Marra #338


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