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220 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
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Published on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:23
City of Somerville
220 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Contact: Deputy Chief Paul Trant October 28, 2014
617 625-1600, ext.7203
INFORMATION ON OTIS STREET SHOOTING 10/27/14
SOMERVILLE – On Monday, October 27, 2014, at 7:50 p.m., the Somerville Police Department received 911 calls reporting gunshots heard in the vicinity of Otis St. and Cross St. Responding Officers were met by a 25-year-old male victim who appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm. The victim’s injury appeared to be non-life threatening and he was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital via Cataldo Ambulance. Police searched the area to no avail for two male Hispanic suspects in their late 20s that fled the scene in an unknown direction. This incident is under investigation by the Somerville Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Ballistics Division. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Jonathon Thermidor of the Somerville Police Criminal Investigation Division at 617-625-1600, extension 7231.
Published on Monday, 27 October 2014 21:21
The Somerville Police Department will once again join forces with the Somerville Auxiliary Police and School Crossing Guards on Friday, October 31, Halloween evening, to help make a safe and fun filled evening for Somerville Trick-or-Treaters.
In addition to the regular Somerville Police force, approximately 15 volunteer members of the Auxiliary Police and 40 School Crossing Guards will take up positions throughout the city, to assist residents of Somerville, particularly younger Trick-or-Treaters, cross our busy streets.
City buildings and schools will also be closely monitored to prevent any damage to public property.
Halloween Safety Tips
Please remember these important safety tips when Trick-or-Treating with friends or with young children.
– Instruct their children not to open their candy until they return home.
– Inspect all candy for tampering before their children eat it.
– Make sure an adult accompanies children.
– Know what route their children will be taking.
– Have a set time limit for children to return home.
– Explain the difference between harmless “tricks,” and vandalism.
Residents Who Plan to Distribute Treats Should:
– Drive in an extra cautious manner.
– Keep a keen eye open for children who forget safety rules.
Published on Friday, 10 October 2014 14:44
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2014
Deputy Chief Trant
617-625-6600, ext. 7203
SOMERVILLE – On Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, during the early evening hours, the Somerville Police responded to a report of a sexual assault in progress on Central St. near Broadway in Winter Hill. The suspect was apprehended by Somerville Police, and then arraigned on Thursday at Somerville District Court on charges including sexual assault with intent to rape and assault with intent to murder. The suspect was remanded by the Court for a 20-day evaluation at Bridgewater State Hospital. A Dangerousness Hearing has been scheduled for Somerville District Court on Oct., 29th. A dangerousness hearing is conducted to determine if the suspect will be held without bail while his criminal case is pending.
The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office (MDAO) is actively investigating this incident. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Somerville Police Criminal Investigation Division at 617-625-1600, extension 7230.
If you are a victim of a past sexual assault that has or has not been reported to the police for any reason, the Somerville Police Department strongly encourages contacting the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at the Cambridge office at 617-492-8306, at the 24-hour hotline 800-841-8371, by (TTY) 617-492-6434. Si usted habla español, porfavor llamenos al 800-223-5001 ó TTY 888-887-7130. If you want to learn more about the services BARCC has to offer victims of sexual violence you can visit their website at www.barcc.org.