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Somerville Man Arrested Following Drug Lab Investigation

Somerville Police have arrested a Somerville man in connection with an investigation of an alleged drug lab that was operating in Somerville. Grigory GENKIN, age 29, a resident of the second floor at 19 Oxford Street turned himself in to Somerville Police, accompanied by his attorney. Genkin is charged with 1) Manufacturing / Distribution of Methamphetamine, 2) Drug violation near a School Zone and 3) Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act. He will be arraigned in Somerville District Court on Monday morning. Further details will be revealed at his arraignment.

On November 7th, Somerville Detectives, Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force investigators and Massachusetts State Police executed a search warrant at 19 Oxford Street in Somerville. In a day long search of the dwelling, Investigators recovered evidence that this location was being utilized for the production of methamphetamine. A large amount of materials believed to be hazardous were removed from the property by haz-mat specialists. Other items believed to be dangerous were detonated by State Police Bomb Squad technicians. Chief Thomas Pasquarello expressed his gratitude to the neighborhood community for their cooperation and support during the past week. This continues to be an active investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Somerville Police.  


Somerville Police Investigate Indecent Assault and Battery

porterSomerville Police are investigating an indecent assault and battery that occurred late Thursday evening. At about 11:30 p.m., a 23 year old woman was walking to a friend’s home, from the Porter Square MBTA station. As she passed the area of Elm Street and Holyoke Road, she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect, pushed into a car and indecently Assaulted. The victim screamed, causing the attacker to flee.

The victim described the suspect as a white male, in his mid-twenties, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and was clean shaven. He was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with the hood pulled up and possibly jeans. The suspect fled toward Elm Street.

Somerville Police are advising women who may be walking alone to take some common sense safety precautions. Try to walk on well lit routes whenever possible. Avoid wearing headphones or earbuds and listening to loud music. Keep your cell phone accessible and avoid distracting phone calls. Trust your instincts and avoid dangerous situations. If you think that someone is following you, try to get to a lighted area with other people.   If you feel that you are in danger, call 911 right away.

This incident has similarities to several other late night assaults on women in the past few months. Somerville Police are working together with Cambridge Police, Transit Police, Medford Police, Harvard University and Tufts University Police to identify and apprehend this suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Somerville Police at 617 625-1212 or text 617SPD to Tip411.


Somerville Police Arrest Shooting Suspect

pierreAt about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, Somerville Police responded to 10 Illinois Avenue for a report of gunshots. Upon the arrival of police, they discovered a 35 year old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the front porch. The victim was transported to an area hospital where his wounds were determined to be non-life threatening. Police also discovered a parked vehicle that had also been struck by a single gunshot.

Somerville Police and State Police Crime Scene Investigators gathered evidence throughout the night and continued their investigation throughout the weekend. Detectives learned from the evidence that there were shots fired from two different caliber weapons. As the investigation continued, with the help of cooperating witnesses, detectives were able to obtain the identity of the first suspect. Early Monday morning, Detective Paul Duffy obtained an arrest warrant for Fonge Pierre, age 32 of Chelsea for (1) armed assault with intent to murder, (2) assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, (3) unlawful possession of a firearm and (4) discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. With the assistance of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, State Police and Chelsea Police, detectives were able to locate Pierre in Chelsea and placed him under arrest. He was also charged with an outstanding warrant for unrelated drug charges in Everett.

Detectives also located and identified a second suspect in Chelsea. He was arrested by State Police on unrelated drug charges. Somerville Detective Duffy obtained an arrest warrant Somerville Court on Tuesday morning charging him in connection with the Somerville shooting incident. His identity will be withheld until he has been formally charged.

Chief Thomas Pasquarello expressed his appreciation to both residents and the law enforcement agencies who assisted Somerville Police with identifying and locating these subjects. “This is an excellent example of the community and police working together to solve crimes”, said Chief Pasquarello.

Forge Pierre is expected to be arraigned in Somerville District Court on Tuesday morning. The second suspect has just been arrested in Chelsea and will likely be in Somerville District Court later today. No photos are available at this time.

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