On Friday November 17, 2017, I, Officer Marra, was in full-uniform and assigned to marked unit 782, patrolling area East-2 for the Somerville Police Department. At approximately 1615 hours, myself and Office Sousa (East-3) were dispatched to Target, located at 180 Somerville Ave, for the report of two shoplifters.
Upon arrival, I was met by loss prevention agents, XXXXX and YYYYY, who stated that a male and female had concealed multiple items on their persons. Prior to their contacting the police, loss prevention agents escorted the two individuals to their office and recovered several items of merchandise, totaling $701.64. Loss prevention agents were able to identify the female, release her and will file charges internally. The male party did not have an ID on his person.
I asked the male party to provide me with his name and date of birth. Initially he provided me with a name of Jarred Briann. I radioed dispatch to query this name through CJIS, while Officer Sousa returned to his cruiser in an attempt to obtain a license photo of the individual. Upon querying the name provided, dispatch stated there was no record found. I confirmed the spelling of the name with the individual and he then provided me with a name of Jareed Briann. Upon a query of this second name, dispatch stated there was no record found.
Officer Sousa returned to the loss prevention office and we again asked the individual for his proper name. He remained uncooperative in his answers; I began to place the individual in handcuffs and he immediately tensed his left arm in an attempt to pull away from officers. I was able to place one handcuff on his right wrist and despite being told multiple times to not tense up and give officers his left arm, he continued to tense up and pull away. Officers struggled with the individual and had to tell him multiple times to give his left hand to be cuffed.
Once controlled and in custody, he was transported back to the station by Unit 200 (Officer Brown) and booked by Lt. W. Rymill. At the booking window, the individual provided a name of Jarod Bryan, at which time officers were able to positively ID him.
Bryan is being charged with the following:
MGL Chapter 266 Section 30 – Larceny over $250
MGL Chapter 268 Section 32B – Resisting Arrest
Officer Michael Marra #338