By William Tauro
Sarita Capobianco, wife of Former Somerville Police Officer Alex Capobianco was detained and summoned into court this past weekend with allegations of receiving stolen merchandise and attempting to sell a stolen bicycle on Craigeslist.
Somerville Police officers attempted to make the arrest as Capobianco was making the deal during an official undercover police sting operation that was conducted in the Somerville Home Depot parking lot.
Last month her husband Alex Capobianco was arrested in Medford with allegations that he was charged with driving under the influence and drug possession with intent to distribute including possession of large quantities of crystal meth and was later released with no bail and ordered to appear back in court in March.
He was arrested again later that same week on allegations of that he defaulted on a court ordered appearance to be drug tested. The allegations allege that Capobianco was being held in custody at the Plymouth House of Correction.
Alex Capobianco was recently cleared of all charges on a prior arrest for drug possession and counterfeiting charges by the Middlesex District Attorney as well as by Wakefield, Cambridge, Somerville Police Departments as well as by the United State Secret Service.
Capobianco is cousin to Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone as well as South Middlesex Registrar of Deeds Maria Curtatone.
Capobianco was also arrested back in January for alleged possession of Crystal Meth Drug Charges. The arrest was made in Stoneham by Wakefield Police Officers who allegedly followed and stopped Capobianco in Stoneham on a routine traffic stop after they observed him driving with no lights on after dark.
According to sources, after the traffic stop, Capobianco allegedly flashed his retired Somerville Police badge which caused officers to observe Capobianco’s condition to be impaired.
Allegedly after searching Capobianco, police found evidence of the drug Crystal Meth in his possession.
Capobianco recently retired from the Somerville Police Department amongst allegations after his arrest by Cambridge Police for trying to pass counterfeit bills in Cambridge.
Allegations are also hovering over the Curtatone cousin that when he was serving as a police officer on the job in Somerville that he asked a Somerville Police officer who responded to a call at a crime scene of a sudden death to strip the deceased victim’s body of his valuables.
The deceased victim was a known drug dealer, and also a friend of the Mayor Curtatone’s cousin Officer Alex Capobianco.
This story is still developing…