Somerville Police Department
220 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
East Substation: 81 Broadway
West Substation: 1114 Broadway

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Somerville Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Two Stolen Dogs

Somerville Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Two Stolen Dogs


SOMERVILLE -- Chief David Fallon and the Somerville Police Department are seeking the public's help in locating two dogs that they believe were stolen from a residence earlier this week.

According to police, the dogs are believed to have been taken from an apartment on Summer Street on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at approximately 6:55 p.m.

The dogs are described as:

• A three-year-old female Pomeranian named Cleopatra that is blue-white in color and weighs approximately 7 pounds.

• A four-year-old male name Caesar, that is black-white in color and weighs approximately 14 pounds

Cleopatra and Caesar were last seen at 6:57 p.m. heading west on Summer Street.

"We hope that by sharing this information and providing photo I.D.s of the dogs, we will help generate sightings and hopefully bring them home," Chief Fallon said. "Anyone who has information about this case should contact the Somerville Police Department or Animal Control right away."

Anyone who has seen these two dogs or has any information on their whereabouts should contact Somerville Animal Control at 617-625-6600 and dial extension 2190, or the Somerville Police Department at 617-625-1600.



A Message from the Somerville Police Department.


Somerville Police Host FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute

Deputy Chief Paul R. Trant
617-625-6600, ext. 7203
November 13, 2015
Somerville Police Host FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute
SOMERVILLE -- Chief David Fallon reports that the Somerville Police Department, in conjunction with the MA Municipal Police Training Council, hosted a free, FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development (LEEDA) Association Supervisor Leadership Institute at the department's headquarters last week. Police held the course from Oct. 26-30. Somerville     Lt. Gerard Rymill, Lt. Sean Sheehan, Sgt. John Tam and Sgt. Diogo DeOliveira attended.
The institute is designed to enhance leadership skills for supervisors. Attendees learn from senior law enforcement experts who have spent many years in the field and are committed to sharing their resources. 
Areas of focus included:
• Personality diagnostics
• Leadership case studies
• Mentoring
• Development of people, performance management, risk management and leadership legacy.
"We were excited to not only bring this training program to our department, but to also be able to send some of our own supervisors to the week-long institute," Chief Fallon said. "Their new set of skills will be a benefit to the other members of this department and the community as a whole." Instructors included Dean Crisp, retired Columbia, S.C. Police Chief and retired Lt. Jerry Thompson, who has with 31 years of experience with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The Supervisor Leadership Institute is the first of three FBI-LEEDA programs to be co-sponsored by the Somerville Police Department and the Municipal Police Training Council. In early 2016, Somerville Police will host the Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute.
Deputy Chief Stephen Carrabino, left, and Chief David Fallon, right, work with retired south Carolina Police Chief Dean Crisp, lead instructor for the FBI-LEEDA  Supervisor Leadership Institute, at the Somerville Police Department's headquarters last week. (Courtesy Photo)





is presented on November 10, 2015 for outstanding dedication and effort to:


Officer Ashley Catatao


On Wednesday morning, November 4, 2015, Officer Ashley Catatao was conducting traffic enforcement on Alewife Brook Parkway (Rt. 16) when she noticed a vehicle driving 40 mph in the 30 mph zone. Officer Catatao pulled the car over, as she has done many times in the past.

It wasn't a major speeding case, and the driver was not operating recklessly, so Officer Catatao was only planning on writing a warning this time, but when she returned to the driver's vehicle with the citation, the woman was crying and very visibly upset.

Sensing that the driver was upset about more than just her written warning, Officer Catatao engaged her in conversation and learned that the driver was on her way to see her mother, and that the family just got news that she was going to be coming home on hospice end of life care.




David Fallon, Chief of Police




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