Somerville Police Department
220 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 617-625-1600

677166248Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest traffic and safety alerts!



From the City of Somerville website: 


SOMERVILLE – In accordance with the City’s Snow Emergency Procedures, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has declared a snow emergency for the City of Somerville to go into effect at 1 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 26.  During snow emergencies, parking is allowed on the odd-numbered side of the street only (unless otherwise posted).  Cars not moved by 5 p.m. Mon. evening will be subject to ticketing and towing.  Residents unable to find a parking space on the odd-numbered side of the street may park in any municipal or school parking lot for the duration of the emergency; however, please note that because school is in session on Monday, school lots will not be available for public parking until 3 p.m. on Monday.  Full snow emergency and snow removal policies may be found on the City’s website at

Please also note:

  • All City buildings including libraries will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
  • All School buildings will close at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
  • All City and School events and activities will end by 5:30 p.m., and all evening events are canceled.
  • Trash and recycling pickup for Tuesday has been canceled. Households with Tuesday trash pickup should place their trash out on Wednesday unless otherwise notified.

Residents are also reminded that some snow removal policies and procedures have changed. Property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property. In cases of extreme snowfall as predicted for this storm, the City may extend timelines for snow removal. All changes will be announced in advance.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the City's alert system to receive notification by phone, email and/or text message in the event of emergencies or with important information for your neighborhood. Residents may also sign up for alerts by calling 311 (617-666-3311 from outside the City).

Snow Emergency Policies:

A snow emergencymaybe declared whenever four or more inches of snow are predicted. City officials closely monitor storm forecasts through various means, and will use all available information to make an informed decision as swiftly as possible. Once a snow emergency has been declared, residents will be notified via multiple lines of communication, including:

Once a snow emergency is declared, vehicle owners will have four hours (unless otherwise noted) in which to move their vehicles to the odd-numbered side of the street (unless otherwise posted), or they will be ticketed and towed. Municipal and school lotswill be made available at no cost to residents during snow emergencies. It is important that vehicles only be parked on one side of the street as noted above to ensure plows can make all roads accessible and safe, particularly for emergency vehicles.

- See more at:


Man Seriously Hurt After Being Stabbed In Somerville

For Immediate Release:       January 17, 2015                                                               
Contact:  Jacquelyn Goddard
 (781) 897-8325

Man Seriously Hurt After Being Stabbed In Somerville

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that a man has suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in Somerville early this morning.

At approximately 1:25 a.m., police responded to a 911 phone call reporting a person on the ground on Broadway near the intersection of Hinkley Street.  Authorities say when they arrived, they found a man suffering from life threatening injuries and the victim was then transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.

The victim has been identified as a 27 year-old resident of Somerville.

“This is an active investigation,” said District Attorney Ryan.  “Evidence gathered so far indicates that the victim may have been with an acquaintance walking down the street shortly before the stabbing occurred.  Anyone who may have seen something in the area of the Dunkin Donuts store on Broadway early this morning is asked to come forward in order to assist in apprehending the person or the people responsible for this crime.”

Authorities say a preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was stabbed on Hinkley Street and that the victim then traveled on foot to Broadway where he collapsed on the ground.  There are indications that the victim was seen walking with another individual before the stabbing occurred.

This case is being investigated by the Somerville Police Department.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Somerville Police Department Detective Ernest Nadile at (617) 625-1600, extension 7235.

The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Nicole Allain.


Patriots AFC Championship Game Counterfeit Ticket Arrests in Somerville

News Release

Contact: Deputy Chief Paul Trant                                                                         January 16, 2015
   617 625-1600, ext.7203
New England Patriots AFC Championship Game
Counterfeit Ticket Arrests in Somerville
Four New York Individuals Arrested;
Tickets advertised via Craigslist

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Somerville Police received a call from Billerica Police relating that a Billerica resident had reported that he had bought counterfeit Patriots tickets (for the AFC championship game on 1/17/15) from a person via Craigslist.  This transaction had taken place at the Holiday Inn, Somerville, earlier in the day. He had paid $900 for the four counterfeit tickets.

Somerville Police Detective Sergeant Warren Chaille and Detective Paul Duffy conducted an investigation that led to the arrests of three men and a juvenile from New York, including the seizure of additional counterfeit tickets and thousands of dollars in cash.

The individuals identified below were charged in Somerville District Court with violating MA General Laws Ch. 266 s.30A Larceny Over $250. and Ch. 274 s.6 Attempt to Commit a Crime. They are currently held on bail at the Billerica House of Correction.

The Somerville Police Department worked in conjunction with the Billerica Police Department, New England Patriots and the National Football League as part of this investigation.


Go to top

Change Language

crime reports