Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Anthony QUINONES (Larceny, Destruction of Property) (Boston Warrant)

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, I, Officer Paul Beckford, was on duty for the Somerville Police (East 3). At approximately 1:23 PM, were dispatched to the area of Concord Ave and Springfield St for a larceny.

Upon arrival, I met with the victim, Mr. XXXX and the witness, Mr. XXXX. Mr. XXXX stated to me “We have him trapped, he stole my scooter.” The suspect, Mr. Anthony Quinones was trapped in the alleyway between a house and the convenience store. I ordered Mr. Quinones to come out with his hands up. Mr. Quinones complied and I placed handcuffs. I placed Mr. Quinones in handcuffs because I was concerned that he would try to runaway while I was conducting my investigation.

During my interview with Mr. XXXX, he stated that Mr. XXXX is a childhood friend. Mr. XXXX stated that he has seen Mr. XXXX ride the scooter in the past and knows that he is the owner of the scooter. Mr. XXXX stated that Mr. XXXX usually locks the scooter to a no parking sign outside of his residence. Mr. XXXX stated that he witnessed Mr. Quinones cut the lock off with bolt cutters. Mr. XXXX stated that he told his younger brother, Mr. XXXX to call Mr. XXXX to inform him that someone was stealing his scooter.

Mr. XXXX drove over to the location of the scooter. All three men approached Mr. Quinones, which he dropped the scooter and started to run. The three men pursed Mr. Quinones and were able to trap him in the alleyway. During my interview with Mr. Quinones, he stated that Mr. XXXX gave him the scooter which Mr. XXXX denied those claims. Mr. Quinones stated “Ok, I did it.” Mr. Quinones stated that he had bolt cutters located in his front sweatshirt pocket. Mr. Quinones used the bolt cutter to cut the lock off the scooter. I informed, Mr. Quinones that I was placing him under arrest and charging him with Larceny over $1200 and Malicious Destruction of Property. Mr. Quinones was transported to the Somerville Police Station by Officer Robert Hartsgrove with our transport vehicle (200). Mr. Quinones was booked in the usual manner by Lieutenant William Rymill. During the booking Mr. Quinones stated that he was having some trouble breathing. Somerville Fire and Cataldo were called to the station, which Mr. Quinones refused medical treatment.

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Respectfully submitted

Officer: Paul Beckford
Badge: 319

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