Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kirby CALIXTE (PWID A)

The following is a brief summary pertaining to incident #17065919:

Members of the Somerville Police Department Drug Control Unit initiated a drug investigation of Kirby Calixte and his alleged role in the ongoing distribution of Heroin. The alleged distribution occurs from Mr. Kirby’s residence and vehicle. This residence is located at 66 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA 02145. This investigation was launched upon receiving intelligence and cooperation from a confidential source.

At the conclusion of this drug investigation, two search warrant applications were requested by me at the Somerville District Courthouse by Clerk Margaret Weeks on Thursday, October 26th, 2017. These search warrants (1710-SW-0046 and 1710-SW-0047) were granted by the court authorizing the search of the following:

#1- The residence of 66 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA 02145 (search warrant docket #1710-SW-0046)

#2-The vehicle, 2014 Acura TSX bearing Massachusetts registration XXXXX (search warrant docket #1710-SW-0047).

#3- The person of Kirby Calixte, date of birth XXXXXX (search warrant docket #1710-SW-0047).

On October 28th, 2017 at approximately 7:30 a.m., surveillance was established in the area of 66 Vernon St. Detectives Cicerone, Legros, McNally, Costa, Slattery and I, as well as Sergeant Rego and Capasso were parked in various locations in this area. At approximately 9:00 a.m., Detectives observed the 2014 Acura TSX bearing Massachusetts registration XXXXX, drive down Vernon Street and park in the driveway adjacent to 66 Vernon St. Mr. Calixte was accompanied by his girlfriend, YYYYY. Detectives, with our badges clearly displayed on our outermost garment, approached both parties and separated them. I placed Mr. Calixte in handcuffs for safety reasons and began to explain to him that we had a search warrant for his person, as well as the vehicle and residence. I provided Mr. Calixte with a copy of both search warrants. Detective McNally then read Calixte his rights pursuant to Miranda from a card he keeps on his person.

Post Miranda Warning, Calixte willingly stated that he had a small bag of heroin in his bedroom and would show officers where it was located. Detective Cicerone and I accompanied Calixte to his bedroom on the third floor of the residence. Calixte proceeded to walk over to a small bookshelf with clothes folded on each shelf, he pointed to the top row and told us that a bag of heroin was underneath the folded clothes. Detective Cicerone lifted up the pile of clothes and saw a small baggie filled with several other baggies, which all contained a brown powdery substance, believed to be heroin. In my training and experience, I know this type of packaging is consistent with the distribution of drugs.

Sgt. Rego requested a drug detection K-9, Officer Boggs (Tango TD 526) and K-9 Bunk of the Boston Police Department arrived a short time later. Officer Boggs and K-9 Bunk searched the third floor of the residence where Calixte’s bedroom is located. K-9 Bunk hit on the area of the bookshelf, but in no other locations. After Officer Boggs and K-9 Bunk finished their search, Officer Sullivan and K-9 Lobo of the Somerville Police Department, conducted a search for any weapons, but did not find any. Both K-9’s then searched the vehicle (XXXXX), but did not find any drugs or weapons. Detectives then proceeded to search the remainder of the house. Please see Detective McNally’s supplemental report for all items seized/confiscated.

Mr. Calixte was arrested and transported to Somerville Police Headquarters in marked wagon #200 by Officer Desrochers. He was booked in the usual manner by Lt. Digregorio. During a Board of Probation query, it was found that Mr. Calixte is on probation until 03/22/2018.

Respectfully submitted,

Detective Cassandra C. Goncalves, #314

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