Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Jayson FERGUSON (Disorderly) & Kelly CAREY (Resisting Arrest and Boston/Medford/Everett/Cambridge/Brookline Warrants)

On July 11, 2019, I, Officer Tim Van Nostrand, was on duty and assigned to uniform patrol at Assembly Row. At approximately 7:00pm, Kelly Carey, a known shoplifter, was observed inside the Nike store. Normally her boyfriend, Jayson Ferguson, is traveling with her, and he is also a known shoplifter. Both Carey and Ferguson have been arrested in the Assembly Row shopping area for theft related charges.

I radioed Somerville Police dispatch and requested a warrant check on Carey. I was notified she had 12 active warrants for her arrest. When I received this information, Carey had left Nike and walked to JP Licks where I observed her meet with Ferguson on the cement wall seating. I called out to Carey and informed her she had warrants for her arrest and she needed to put her bag on the ground and place her hands behind her back. She began to comply, but then began to flee across the crowded patio of JP Licks toward Tony C’s. After a short foot pursuit, Carey began to lose her balance, and we both fell to the ground. I was able to place Carey in handcuffs. During this struggle, Ferguson rushed me in an aggressive manner. Officer Courtney Reece positioned herself between Ferguson and I, however Ferguson was irate and threatening to fight me. Many families were in close proximity, and children began to cry due to the actions of Carey and Ferguson. Due to Ferguson’s irate behavior and continued threats of an assault, I placed him under arrest for Disorderly Conduct.

Ferguson was transported to the station by Officer Michael Cleary in unit 200 where he was booked by Lt, W Rymill. I accompanied Carey in a Cataldo Ambulance to the Cambridge Hospital where she was evaluated from injuries from the fall. Carey will be booked for the 12 warrants for her arrest as well as resisting arrest. Carey and Ferguson were both trespassed from all Federal Realty property at Assembly Row.

Respectfully submitted,

Officer Tim Van Nostrand
Somerville Police Department

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