Photo L-R: Deputy Chief Stephen Carrabino, Officer Kevin Goulart and Jess Charves
Meet this week’s “Special Person of the Week:Somerville Police Officer Kevin Goulart
Somerville Police Meritorious Service Award is Awarded to Officer Kevin Goulart
On March 29, 2018, Officer Kevin Goulart was on a routine patrol when he noticed a vehicle running a red light and not stopping for a fire truck common, which was about to enter the fire head quarters. He stopped the vehicle and immediately, detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officer Goulart also immediately recognized the two passages as impact players in the city. Parent. This coupled with the drivers being unlicensed, staring straight ahead with his hands down by his legs, hands visibly shaking, visibly shaking and very fidgety, as well as open container of marijuana in the car, led Officer Goulart to give an exit order so he could further investigate.
He proceeded to speak with the front passenger, who was usually nervous and fidgety. He pulled her away from earshot of the other passengers, so that would not hear her speaking with him period. During their interaction, she would not make eye contact with him and kept glancing back at the car. Using his excellent communication skills, Officer Goulart was able to get the passengers to reveal that there was a fire in the vehicle, which somehow had thrown in her purse. Which comma which someone had thrown in her purse once he pulled them over. He and his backup team then search the vehicle and found a loaded firearm inside the females purse, as she previously revealed.
All occupants were handcuffed and post-Miranda, the driver claimed ownership of the fire around, which was possessed illegally. Officer Goulart also found also found several bags of marijuana period. The driver was arrested on multiple charges, and an illegally owned firearm was removed from our streets.
This was truly outstanding police work on his part. Officer Kevin Goulart’s great instinct and initiative, and is worthy of praise and recognition for his work.
Presented on the 24th Day of April in the year 2018
David Fallon, Chief of Police
Officer Kevin Goulart was also presented at a ceremony, the 2018 Thomas Chetham Award this past Saturday at the Somerville American Legion Post 19 that’s located on Somerville Avenue.
We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.