Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Antonio NUNES (Disorderly)


On January 7, 2017, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser East 1. At approximately 11:35pm, I was dispatched to Edmands St for a medical.


Once on scene, Somerville Fire Department and Cataldo EMS treated a 50 year old female for intoxication, and transported her to Mass General Hospital. A large group of family and friends were on scene, many of which exhibited signs of intoxication.


Once the ambulance was preparing to leave, I observed a male in a gray sweatshirt begin yelling loudly and flailing his arms in an aggressive manner. He was directing this anger toward a male wearing a black jacket standing in the doorway, later identified as Antonio Nunes. The two were being separated by family to prevent a physical altercation.


I began to give verbal commands to Nunes to return inside so that I could quell the disturbance. I watched as the two males began to get closer, continuing to yell loudly and posture as if they were about to fight. I radioed Somerville Control for another unit before I stepped in and escorted the male in the gray sweatshirt down toward Dunkin Donuts to allow tensions to settle. While walking this male backwards, I felt a hand on my left shoulder that pulled me backwards, knocking me off balance. I turned and observed Nunes attempting to pull me down in order to get to the male I was escorting down the street. I grabbed Nunes by the right arm, and escorted him to the ground. When I looked up, I was surrounded by approximately 7-8 family members. I picked Nunes up and attempted to separate from the intoxicated crowd, however they continued to follow.


Officer’s Anderson, McCarey, and Canty arrived on scene and assisted me with placing Nunes into custody. Nunes is charged with disorderly conduct (272/53). He was transported by Officer Radochia in unit 200 where he was booked by Lt. Lavey.


Respectfully submitted,


Officer Tim Van Nostrand


Somerville Police Dept.


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