Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Kalil JONES (OUI Liquor, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly, License Refuse Produce, Reckless Operation, Uninsured MV/Trailer, Stop/Yield Fail To)

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 1:51 A.M., while traveling on Grand Union Blvd, a public way in the city of Somerville, I observed a brown Buick bearing Massachusetts registration XXXX speeding and failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Grand Union Blvd., and Revolution Drive. The vehicle turned right on Revolution Drive, then left on Assembly Row and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Assembly Row and Foley Street, then struck a parked motor vehicle (Massachusetts registration# XXXX) while pulling into a parking spot on Assembly Row.

I activated my emergency equipment and informed Somerville Police control of my location, Officer Lorenti responded as backup. I queried the license plate XXXX and the results showed that the insurance was revoked.

At this time, the operator exited the motor vehicle and started walking away. I ordered him to come back and requested his license and registration. The operator/owner of the vehicle handed me his driver’s license and was identified as Kalil JONES. I asked JONES to get his registration; he retrieved it from his vehicle and refused to hand it to me. JONES held the registration up, and stated “here, look at it. Give me my license back and I’ll give you the registration.” JONES then placed the registration in his pocket.

The owner of the parked vehicle XXXX and a male passenger exited the vehicle and stated that JONES struck their vehicle. I observed a minor scratch on XXXX vehicle and informed her that I will provide her with information necessary to file a crash report. While talking to XXXX, JONES started walking towards her, and stated “Get the fuck out of here bitch.”

I asked JONES to step away from XXXX and asked him to stand on the sidewalk. While talking to JONES, I noticed that he was unsteady on his feet; his eyes were red and glassy and there was an odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. I asked JONES if he consumed any alcoholic beverages and he replied “No. What the fuck man, I wanna go. Let me go, this is bullshit.”

I requested a tow truck for the uninsured motor vehicle, and another unit to respond to my location. Officer Sousa, J. Moreira, and Sgt Marino responded. When the tow truck arrived on scene, JONES started screaming, causing people to look out their windows. I pointed at the building and asked JONES to look up and see at least six people turned the light on in their apartments and were looking out their windows. JONES responded “I don’t give a fuck” and tried to stop the tow truck driver from towing the vehicle.

I asked JONES to take a field sobriety test and he refused. I informed JONES that he was under arrest for OUI Liquor and reckless operation of a motor vehicle and asked him to turn around and put his hands behind his back. JONES refused to comply, and continued to scream causing more people from other buildings to look out their windows. With the assistance of Sgt Marino and officers on scene, I was able to place JONES in handcuffs.

While waiting for the prisoner transport, JONES continued to call the officers on scene derogatory names. He turned to a security officer who was standing nearby and told him “Hey, you’re a brother. You’re gonna let these bitch ass niggas treat me like this?” When the security officer ignored JONES’ comments, he called him a “fake nigger”.

JONES refused to get into the prisoner transport. He pulled away from officers and dropped to the ground. Four officers lifted JONES off the ground and attempted to put him inside the transport vehicle. JONES continued to push against the rear bumper. JONES was placed inside the prisoner transport, and was taken to Somerville Police Headquarters.

JONES was charged with the following offenses:

– OUI LIQUOR c.90 S24
– RECKLESS OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE c.90 S24
– RESISTING ARREST c.268 S32B
– REFUSE PRODUCE REGISTRATION
– DISORDERLY CONDUCT c.272 S53
– UNINSURED MOTOR VEHICLE c.90 S34J
– FAIL TO STOP (RED LIGHT) c.89 S9
– FAIL TO STOP (STOP SIGN) c.89 S9

During the booking process, JONES refused to answer any questions and was placed in a cell. Approximately one hour later, I asked JONES if he was ready to go through the booking process and he stated “Yes.”
Officer N. Moreira escorted him to the booking window. Lieutenant DiGregorio informed him of his rights, and asked him to submit to a chemical test of his breath. JONES refused to take the test and refused to answer any questions and was placed in a cell.

I issued JONES citations# T1312643 and T1312644 for the above-mentioned offenses and placed them in his property bag along with the notice of suspension for a chemical test refusal.

At 08:00 A.M., day shift Commander, Lieutenant Vivolo attempted to book JONES, but he refused to comply with the booking process.

At approximately 10:00 A.M., JONES was booked by Lt. Vivolo.

Respectfully submitted,

Samir Messaoudi #312

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