Police Briefs 01-19-2012

Violation of the Auto Laws

01/09/12  – As a result of traffic enforcement in the area of Alford Street, an individual was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.

Robbery – Attempt – Knife

01/10/12 – A taxi driver reported that he drove two males – one white, one Hispanic – from Cambridge Street to Mead Street. Upon his arrival, both males grabbed him and the Hispanic male brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim attempted to fight back, and after a struggle, the suspects fled the scene. The victim received minor cuts to his hands.


01/10/12 – As a result of a traffic stop on Sullivan Street, an individual was placed under arrest for an outstanding Somerville Court warrant charging larceny.

Investigate Property

01/10/12 – Officers responded to Starr King Court for a report of shots fired. The following investigation revealed three bullet holes inside the kitchen of one of the apartments, as well as three shell casings on the street in the opposite courtyard. At the time of the police response, no one appeared to have been injured. Detectives are investigating.

Receiving Stolen Property

01/11/12 – A victim on Devens Street reported to police that five copper downspouts were stolen from his building. As a result of an investigation, Area A-1 detectives were able to place an individual under arrest and recover the stolen property. The suspect may also be charged regarding similar thefts.

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