Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Christopher MACINNES (Attempt to Commit Crime, Deface Property, Possess Burglarious Instrument)

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On 03/10/2020, I, Officer Christopher Collette was assigned to Somerville marked unit West Seven. At approximately 21:33 hours, I responded to the laundromat at 740 Broadway for the report of a male and female attempting to break into a locked bathroom within the business. Officer Khoury also responded. As I responded, Officer Derochers advised responding units that a Christopher Macinnes had been removed from that location earlier in the day. Upon arrival, I observed Mr. Macinnes and a female, later to be identified as XXXX, inside the business. I observed the pair standing together within the building. Mr. Macinnes then turned around and walked away from XXXX. He appeared to be frustrated as he raked his hands through his hair and he walked away from XXXX and appeared to be talking. He then walked back toward XXXX. I parked my cruiser and then entered the business.
I observed both parties attempting to defeat a lock on a door. They were standing together, and were working some sort of a tool against the door. I asked them what they were doing. They answered that they were trying to “pick” the door lock, to gain entry to the bathroom. At this point, I instructed both parties to step away from the door. As I further examined the door and lock, I observed that they had been extensively damaged, and the screwdriver both parties had used was still stuck in the door. I’d like to note, that this bathroom was directly next to a change dispenser. I then placed both parties under arrest for defacing property an attempted breaking and entering for a misdemeanor, defacing property 266/126A, and possessing a burglarious tool 266/49(a Phillips screwdriver used to chip away door, and pry at the door lock). Both Mr. Macinnes and XXXX advised me that she was pregnant. I requested Somerville Fire and Cataldo Ambulance respond to the scene. After a brief examination of XXXX by the Fire Dept. she refused further assistance. I then advised XXXX that due to her condition, I would apply for a criminal complaint against her.
I’d like to note that throughout my encounter with both parties, they both repeatedly admitted that they had attempted to break into the restroom.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrolman Christopher Collette, B#302

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