On Thursday, January 5, 2022, I Officer Paul Beckford, was on duty for the Somerville Police (East 3). At approximately 10:38AM, Officer Robert Anaya (West 5) and I were dispatched to Sathi Convenience located at 153 Highland Ave for a shoplifter.
Upon arrival, Officers spoke to the store clerk Mr.XXXX. Mr. XXXX stated that he caught two parties shoplifting inside his store. Mr. XXXX stated that he just wanted them to return the items without getting the police involved. The shoplifter have been identified as Ms. Rose Sheehy and Mr. XXXX.
From the moment Officers entered the store Ms. Sheehy has been extremely hostile and uncooperative. I asked Ms. Sheehy if she could return the stolen items. She responded “I Didn’t Fucking Do Anything!” “I’m leaving, I’m Late For Work!” I explained that she was not free to leave at this time. I told her that I would like for her to calm down so we could have a conversation. Ms. Sheehy responded, “You’re Not The Boss Of Me!” Officer Anaya stood in front of the door, while I went to look at footage with Mr. XXXX. In the video you see Ms. Sheehy place an unpurchased item in her left inside winter jacket pocket. While she was concealing the item inside her jacket, Mr. XXXX was trying to make small talk with Mr. XXXX. Mr. XXXX was trying to distract Mr. XXXX. This video has been attached to this report. I showed Ms. Sheehy the video of the incident, which she still denied.
Officer Anaya informed, Ms. Sheehy that he was going to search her jacket for the stolen item. Ms. Sheehy opened hand shoved Officer Anaya pushing him so hard that he lost his footing. While pushing Officer Anaya, Ms. Sheehy stated “You Not Going To Touch Me!” I informed Ms. Sheehy that I was placing her under arrest for assaulting Officer Anaya. Ms. Sheehy stated “Fuck You!” “I’m Not Going To Jail!” Officers tried to place handcuffs on her, which she was able to get out of Officers grasp. Ms. Sheehy momentum caused her to go head first in the store wall. I went over my two way radio to requested for a street supervisor and an additional unit to this location. The street supervisor was Sergeant Eli Kim (S8) and Officer Mark Canty (East 2). Officer were able to safely place the handcuffs on Ms. Sheehy. Ms. Sheehy was out of control and would not listen to what any Officer had to say. Ms. Sheehy jumped in the air and lost her footing. Due to her hands being in handcuffs, Ms. Sheehy was not able to brace her fall. Ms. Sheehy went face first into the floor. This caused her to have a minor cut above her right eyebrow. I called for medical assistance over my two way radio, which she refused medical treatment. At no point did Ms. Sheehy gain her composure, Officers exhausted all deescalation techniques. Ms. Sheehy was so upset that she started to urinate on herself.
Somerville Police transport vehicle (200) was on scene. The transport vehicle’s operator was Officer Robert Hartsgrove. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in our transport vehicle. Ms. Sheehy had three Mikes Hard Lemonade in her possession. Mr. XXXX is the store clerk for Get N Go, which is located across the street from the above location. Mr. XXXX told Officers those three Mikes Hard Lemonade had been stolen from his store. Mr. XXXX had the shoplifting incident on video, which has also been attached to this report. Ms. Sheehy was transported to the Somerville Police Station by Officer Hartsgrove (200). At the station she was booked in the usual manner by Lieutenant Michael Capasso. Ms. Sheehy has been charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Shoplifting by Concealing, A & B ON A Police Officer, and Shoplifting By Asportation 2nd Offense. All parties have been advised
Officer: Paul Beckford