Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Edward MCVEY (Larceny Over, Resisting Arrest)

On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, I, Officer Devin Schneider, was in full uniform while assigned to the Assembly Square unit. The following report is a summary of the events of that I witnessed that day, as they pertains to incident #16067384:


At approximately 4:25 pm I was on duty with Officer Tyler Sousa, when we contacted via a department issued cell phone by Saks Off Fifth Loss Prevention Officer (LPO): XXXXX. We learned that XXXXX had observed a male in her store who was concealing handbags.


As Officer Sousa and I responded to Saks, XXXXX updated me via cell phone that the suspect had exited the store, stealing several handbags, and had gotten on a bicycle heading towards the MBTA station at Assembly Row. Officer Sousa and I approached the MBTA station, where we observed a male matching XXXXX’s description. The suspect was on a bicycle, carrying two large bags plastic that appeared to be full. I activated the blue lights and siren of the cruiser as I pulled behind the suspect. The suspect continued onto the bike path behind the Partners Healthcare building where we were unable to follow with the cruiser.


I reversed direction and circled around the Partners building on the Grand Union Boulevard side. Officer Sousa and I caught up with the suspect further up Grand Union Boulevard, and pulled parallel to him. The suspect dumped his bicycle and attempted to hide in the tall grass on the side of the bike path. Officer Sousa and I exited the cruiser, and I ordered the suspect to the ground. The suspect complied, and I placed him into handcuffs in a manner consistent with my training.


The suspect was identified via him MA state identification as Edward McVey. Mr. Mcvey had three “Marc By Marc Jacobs” leather purses from Saks concealed in white plastic Dominos bags.


Mr. Mcvey was transported back to the police station in prisoner transport unit 200, operated by Officer Christopher Fusco. At the station, Mr. McVey was booked in the usual manner by Lt. Jeffrey Digregorio for the following violations of M.A. General Law:


-Ch. 266 / S. 30: Larceny Over $250

-Ch. 268 / S. 32B: Resisting Arrest


Respectfully Submitted,


Officer Devin Schneider

Badge #295


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