Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Lidiya PASHOLIKOVA (Trespass, AB Police)

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On the above date and time, Officer Randy Isaacs and I, were dispatched to 270 Washington Street, Saint Patrick’s Shelter for a female, Lidiya Pasholikova, who was refusing to leave the premises. 

Upon our arrival, I was met by a staff member, XXXXX. XXXXX stated that Pasholikova missed curfew, and by policy a person who misses curfew is automatically barred from the shelter for three days. Pasholikova was informed by XXXXX that she needed to leave the premises because she was barred from the shelter until Monday, September 25, 2017, and the bed assigned to Pasholikova was now assigned to someone else. Pasholikova told XXXXX that she was not leaving because it was not fair.

 

There were three females sharing the room. As a result of the verbal commotion created by Pasholikova, one of the females assigned to the same room was awoken from her sound sleep. A second female who was present was patiently waiting for Pasholikova’s assigned bed. XXXXX informed me that the female who was waiting, was now assigned Pasholikova’s former bed. Officer Isaacs initially interacted with Pasholikova. He had suggested to her that she could stay at the Somerville Police Station lobby until we were able to locate another shelter with an available bed. Officer Isaacs had also offered to give Pasholikova a ride to the station. Pasholikova quickly dismissed and refused Officer Isaacs’ offer. Officer Isaacs had reminded Pasholikova that she was being asked to vacate the premises at XXXXX request. Pasholikova again refused to leave.

 

I then attempted to have conversation with Pasholikova. I reminded Pasholikova that another female was waiting for the bed, and I also reminded her that the staff as well as Officer Isaacs had asked her to leave to avoid any further incident. Pasholikova stated, “I am not leaving because it is not fair.” She had been informed numerous times that because she was not back at the shelter for curfew, the bed was assigned to someone else. XXXXX as an aside had informed me that they had to turn away ten other females because they were at full capacity. Pasholikova had mentioned that she did not want to leave the shelter because of her health. I asked Pasholikova twice if she would like medical attention, however, she refused both times. I offered Pasholikova a ride to the station, I also informed her that I would personally make phone calls to other shelters in the area to locate an available bed, and that I would provide her with a meal at the station while I made the phone calls. She refused all the suggestions that I had offered. She stated, “I am not leaving here, take me if you are going to take me. It is not fair.”

 

At that moment Officer Isaacs and I both agreed that Pasholikova was not willing to compromise with us. Officer Isaacs attempted to collect Pasholikova’s bags, when Pasholikova slapped his forearm. I informed Pasholikova that this was the last opportunity she had to leave the property or I would place her under arrest. Pasholikova stated that she was not leaving. I advised Pasholikova that she was being placed under arrest. Pasholikova was wearing a back pack during this encounter. As I unholstered my handcuffs, Pasholikova placed her hands behind her back and under her back pack. Pasholikova also laid on her back on top of the bed to halt our attempts to placing handcuffs on her. Once she was handcuffed, she was escorted outside.

 

The prisoner transport vehicle, Unit 200 was dispatched to our location at my request via radio transmission. As we were assisting Pasholikova into the wagon, Pasholikova began digging her fingernails into my right arm. She was immediately asked to release her grip from my arm, however, rather than complying, she buried her fingernails even deeper into my arm. With an open palm, I struck her back pack, which she was still wearing in order to stop her fingernails from digging further into my arm. Pasholikova was booked and processed in the usual manner at the Somerville Police Station.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Officer Eduardo Soares

Badge #272

Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Sarah INGEGNERI (Shoplifting)


On Friday September 22 2017 I was assigned to the alpha unit as A2. At approximately 15:11 I was contacted on my department issued cell phone by Express Outlet store loss prevention, and was informed that a white female wearing a white jacket and purple pants was inside the store actively concealing items inside a brown bag. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories:Sarah INGEGNERI (Shoplifting)

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, September 25, the 268th day of 2017 with 97 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:34 and sunset is @ 6:37. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1492 – The crew of the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus’ ships, mistakenly thought that they had spotted land. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, September 24, the 267th day of 2017 with 98 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:33 and sunset is @ 6:38. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1789 – The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act. The act provided for an Attorney General and a lower federal courts. 
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, September 23, the 266th day of 2017 with 99 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:32 and sunset is @ 6:40. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1642 – The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held. 
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SATURDAY, September 23, the 266th day of 2017 with 99 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:32 and sunset is @ 6:40. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1642 – The first commencement at Harvard College, in Cambridge, MA, was held. 
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Letter from the Editor:A Letter To Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone

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Dear Mayor Joseph Curtatone,

In response to the recent post on your own personal Facebook page patting yourself on the back for years of accomplishments for schools and what not, lets cut the crap. 

Just to let you know that its your job to do that! You are the mayor, we elected you to do that. Did you forget?
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, September 22, the 265th day of 2017 with 100 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:31 and sunset is @ 6:42. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1789 – The U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster General. 
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HONK! Fest surge w/27+ Bands, Kickstarter Countdown, & Volunteer Recruiting … Fest runs Oct. 6-8, 2017


12TH ANNUAL
FESTIVAL OF 

ACTIVIST STREET BANDS,

THIS YEAR TOTALLING 27+ 
October 6 through 8, 2017
a wide variety of musical / sociopolitical events

planned in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
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Ward 2 Neighborhood Meeting to Discuss Mobility and Safety, September 25

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite all interested community members to a neighborhood meeting to discuss mobility and safety issues in the Inman Square and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 25, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Argenziano School, 290 Washington St. With several active construction projects underway in the area, Continue reading Ward 2 Neighborhood Meeting to Discuss Mobility and Safety, September 25

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, September 21, the 264th day of 2017 with 101 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:29 and sunset is @ 6:44. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1792 – The French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. 
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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer 


GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, September 20, the 260th day of 2017 with 105 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:28 and sunset is @ 6:46. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Saturn & Mercury. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1519 – Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey. 
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