Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Matthew CALLAHAN (Property Defacement, Resisting Arrest, Marijuana Possession)

On Saturday,  January 20, 2018, I Officer John Howe was on duty for the Somerville Police Department assigned to west 6.

At approximately 940pm, I along with West 7 Officer Sergio Costa were dispatched to the rear of XXXXX located at 3XX Highland Ave for a report of a male wearing a gray hat , red bandana and a camo colored backpack spray painting a dumpster at the rear of the building.  Upon arrival I observed the dumpster which appeared to be freshly painted with black a red spray paint.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Joseph BARRY (A&B DW)

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, I was assigned to marked unit West-6 and on routine patrol. At approximately 12:33 AM while driving by the XXXX, a bar located at 2XX Elm Street, I noticed several males engaged in an argument near the entrance. I was then immediately flagged down by a male who works as a bouncer at the Burren, later identified as Mr. XXXX.

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Real Life Somerville Police Stories: James MENTO (B&E Felony, Person in Fear)

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, while on full uniform patrol in marked unit 781, I (Officer Patrick Canty) was dispatched to 1XX Perkins Street for a reported Breaking and Entering. Marked unit 784 (Officer Shaun Clark) was dispatched as back up.  While en route dispatche stated the suspect is a white male, wearing a tan jacket ,in his 30s or 40s with dark hair. Upon arrival, I met the victim, XXXX. Continue reading Real Life Somerville Police Stories: James MENTO (B&E Felony, Person in Fear)

Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Luis RODRIGUEZ (Attaching Wrong MV Plates, Unlic. MV Op, Uninsured MV)

On January 16, 2018, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol in marked cruiser East 1.  At approximately 6:29pm, I randomly queried MA XXXXX as the vehicle operated westbound on Broadway, a public way.  The result of my query showed a revoked status to a Honda Civic.  The vehicle bearing these plates was an Infiniti G37 sedan.

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer

GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS MONDAY, January 22, the 22nd day of 2018 with 343 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:07 and sunset is @ 4:43. 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: 1666 – Shah Jahan, a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur, died at the age of 74. He was the Mongul emperor of India that built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz-i-Mahal. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer