Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Damion KIRKSEY (Trespass, Resisting Arrest) & Candall SMITH (Trespass, MV Charges, Animal Cruelty, Resisting) (Taunton & Mansfield Warrants)

On Thursday February 4, 2021 at approximately 1429, I Officer Randy Isaacs along with Officer Catatado were dispatched to 282 Somerville Ave (Dunkin Donuts) for an unwanted vehicle in the parking lot that was not trying leave. In the parking lot was a motor home parked sideways taking up four parking spots with the left front tire off the rim.

Inside the vehicle were Ms. Candall Smith and Mr. Damion Kirksey, who I had spoken to earlier in the day, (incident# 21006510). On my first interaction with Mr. Kirksey and Ms. Smith, the manager of Dunkin Donuts had called for a tow truck and both Mr. Kirksey and Ms. Smith refused to get out of the vehicle. While on scene I was able to speak with the store manager and convinced her for more time so Mr. Kirksey could fix the front left tire on the motor home. Mr. Kirksey was advised that if he was still in the parking lot and the police were called again then his vehicle would be towed.

During the second incident, both parties also refused to get out the vehicle after a tow truck was called to tow the vehicle away. While speaking with Mr. Kirksey and Ms. Smith Officer Ubeda, Officer Moreira, and Sergeant St. Hilare arrived on scene. I, Officer Ubeda, and Sergeant St. Hilare all tried to speak with Mr. Kirksey and Ms. Smith in order to come up with a solution in order to not tow the vehicle. However, both parties refused to get out the vehicle or open the door. At one point Ms. Smith started the vehicle, revved the engine a few times before turning it off. While continuing to come up with a solution to tow the vehicle, both parties rolled the window up and refused to speak with officers.

At this time Sergeant St. Hilare advised Mr. Kirksey and Ms. Smith that they are Trespassing and ordered both parties to step out the vehicle, and they were under arrest. At this time Ms. Smith stated you are not taking my vehicle started the vehicle again and started revving the engine. With the left front tire off the rim, Ms. Smith put the motor home in drive and started driving away, almost striking a bicyclist and vehicles that were stopped on Somerville Ave at the intersection of Somerville Ave and Prospect St. Due to heavy traffic in the area, the condition, and size of the vehicle, officers tried stopping the vehicle with our emergency lights and siren activated, however, Ms. Smith continued driving away before coming to a stop at 231 Washington St (Global). I would like to note, before the vehicle came to a stop, Ms. Smith made a sharp left turn, cutting off two lanes of traffic.

While at the gas station, both Mr. Kirksey and Ms. Smith refused to open the doors to the motor home as officers ordered them out the vehicle in a loud and clear voice. In order to get Mr. Kirksey and Ms. Smith out the vehicle, officers had to break both front windows and physically take both parties out. While outside the vehicle, Ms. Smith had her dog in her hand and refused to let the dog go. In the process Ms. Smith choked the dog as she had one of her hands wrapped in and around its collar. After getting the dog away from Ms. Smith she was placed in handcuffs.
Ms. Smith charges are:

. TRESPASS WITH MOTOR VEHICLE- MGL c266 s121A
. RECKLESS OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE – MGL c90 s24
. STOP FOR POLICE, FAIL – MGL c90 s25
. ANIMAL, CRUELTY TO BY CUSTODIAN  MGL c272 s77
. RESISTING ARREST  MGL c268 s32B

Mr. Kirksey charges are:

. TRESPASS WITH MOTOR VEHICLE  MGL c266 s121A
. ANIMAL, CRUELTY TO BY CUSTODIAN  MGL c272 s77
. RESISTING ARREST  MGL c268 s32B

Both Mr. Kirksey and Ms. Smith where transported to the Somerville Police Department to be booked and fingerprinted by mobile detention, Unit 200. While conducting a damage and inventory of the motor home, incident to an arrest as per department policy, the motor home was filled with trash and dog feces both in the front and in the back of the motor home. While at the police station, Ms. Smith started complaining of Kidney pain. Cataldo Ambulance was notified and Ms. Smith was transported to Cambridge City Hospital. However, due to the fact that Ms. Smith was transported to the hospital, at this time she hasnt been booked.

Respectfully Submitted
Officer Randy Isaacs

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