Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Deandre SINGLETARY (Receiving Stolen MV, Fail to Stop/Yield)

“Report entered by SPD Records Personnel based upon report by SHA (LC)”

This is a summary of facts for JP19039951:

Charges: MGL . 266/28/F MOTOR VEH, RECEIVE STOLEN
7/14/2019 SINGLETARY did buy, receive, possess, conceal or obtain control of a motor vehicle or trailer, the property of enterprise rental,knowing or having reason to know the same to have been stolen.

MGL . 89/9 Fail to stop for traffic light on 7/14/2019 SINGLETARY, while operating a motor vehicle on a way: (1) when approaching a stop sign ora flashing red signal Indication, did fail to stop.

Synopsis:

On Sunday July 14th, 2019 I, Investigator Granitsas along with Investigator Bettano, assigned as plainclothes patrol for the Somerville Housing Authority Police were patrolling the area of The Clarendon Hill Development (owned and controlled by the Somerville Housing Authority).

Investigators observed a black Motor vehicle MA REG xxxx parked in a marked Fire Lane, upon approaching the vehicle, it backed out of the spot and proceeded towards the exit of the development onto North Street.

I recognized the operator as DEANDRE SINGLETARY. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Invs. Bettano conducted a query of the plate through our dispatch and we waited for the response at that time the vehicle sped out of the parking lot and passing through a solid red light at NORTH STREET @ POWEDERHOUSE BLVD. public ways in the city of Somerville. It travelled east bound on Powerhouse Blvd towards the West Somerville School.

Due to the poor radio reception and the high rate of speed we did not follow the vehicle through the lights but advised area units of the vehicles direction. During this time Dispatch was attempting to notify us that the vehicle was listed as stolen in NCIC. It took several attempts for us to be able to hear dispatch clearly.

We were able to travel in the same direction and locate the MV. I called off its location as we approached the Powerhouse circle that intersects College Ave and Broadway. Ofc. Lorenti (car 7) observed the vehicle and activated its blue lights and blocked the access to the circle preventing the vehicle from moving any further.

I activated my blue lights and called off our location at DOHERTYS FUNERAL HOME 855 Powerhouse BLVD. Ofc. Dylan Lambert (car 6) and Sgt. Isidoro arrived. Ofc. Lorenti and Invs. Bettano went to the passenger side as I approached cautiously to the operators side of the MV. I told SINGLETARY to place his hands on the wheel and he did.

I ordered him not to move. Invs. Bettano removed a male known to me as JUVENILE KNOWN TO COMMONWEALTH. They then removed with the assistance of Ofc. Lambert JUVENILE KNOWN TO COMMONWEALTH. They were both handcuffed patted for weapons and placed on the sidewalk.

Sgt. Isidoro and I, removed SINGLETARY as the operator and placed him in handcuffs without incident. He was searched and placed on the sidewalk. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I Mirandized SINGLETARY (read from a card) and he stated that he spoke with his cousin today who manages the rental company that the vehicle belongs too. SINGLETARY stated that he was returning it this evening. I asked him long he had the MV and he stated several months. I stated that the rental company reported it stolen a few days ago. And I further advised that in the NCIC notes that he had been in possession of the MV without permission since 4/14/2019.

Ofc. Lorenti called for the transport wagon (200) for the transport of SINGLETARTY to start the booking process. Sgt. Isidoro called for Pats Towing to take possession of the MV and have in escorted to the station and secured in the garage. Moments later we unhand-cuffed both JUVENILES KNOWN TO COMMONWEALTH and advised them they were free to go.

Investigators escorted the tow truck and it was secured in the garage along with Sgt. Isidoro taping it off.

Respectfully Submitted,

Invs. Peter Granitsas #930
Somerville Housing Police
Peterg@sha-web.org

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