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

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

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PRESS RELEASE 10-10-2014

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     


Be Seen, Be Safe

Here is a great video by the Commonwealth of Massachusett's Executive Office of Public Safety & Security.

Be Seen, Be Safe







is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of September 2014 to

Capt. Charles Femino

For the last 30 years, Captain Charles Femino has been a dedicated employee of the Somerville Police Department. In his time with the department, Capt. Femino has held a variety of positions, including Captain of Detectives, Deputy Chief of Police and most recently Interim Chief of Police. Over the last ten months, Capt. Femino showed his leadership skills as he managed the department during a nationwide search for a permanent Police Chief. Upon taking over as Chief, Capt. Femino was tasked with preparing the department for the upcoming fiscal year and was instrumental in the preparation of the police operating budget. Capt. Femino’s term as Chief also saw the hiring of four new police officers, the purchase of a Transit Connect van and the implementation of a gun buyback program aimed at removing unregistered weapons from the streets of Somerville. Capt. Femino has gone above and beyond the call of duty numerous times and his actions merit this recognition.


David Fallon, Chief of Police

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