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Residents Punched After Complaining of Rowdy Party, Say Police

The upstairs neighbor had smashed glass bottles on the walkway and was urinating off the third-floor porch onto sidewalk, according to allegations in a police report.

Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 5:11 p.m.

The resident of a Belmont Street home saw his third-floor neighbor urinating from the third-floor porch onto the sidewalk, and there were smashed glass bottles strewn about on the front walkway, according to a Somerville police report.

When the resident complained, the third floor neighbor, Steven Demaras, 24, of 6 Belmont St., came down stairs, said, "What the [expletive] you want," and punched the man in the face, the police report alleges. It says Demaras punched another victim in the face, too.

The incident happened at around 1:40 a.m on Saturday, the report says.

When police arrived, one of the building's residents said, "Thank God you guys are here; they have been partying all night up there," according to the report.

When police knocked on Demaras' door, he opened it and said, "Get the [expletive] out of here," the report says.

Police told the party guests to leave, and after some more yelling, Demaras ran into the bathroom and locked himself inside, it says.

Eventually, Demaras came out of the bathroom and was placed under arrest. He was charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest and keeping a noisy and disorderly house.

The above information was supplied by the Somerville Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Joe Beckmann January 22, 2014 at 01:04 PM
Somebody named "jim" posted a linked-in and phone number address for the alleged offender, and advice to make him lose his job. I recognize that you've excised that from this web page, but we all got it as a "jim commented" piece. Maybe "jim" would learn if you posted his phone and address.... Finally, it's impossible to write answers in my Firefox browser, so I jump back and forth to Explorer or Chrome. I wonder if my browser is unique or if there is a bigger problem.
Chris Orchard January 22, 2014 at 01:08 PM
I just deleted a comment posted by Jim because it included personal information about the defendant in this case, including the defendant's phone number. Thank you, Jim, for making an interesting comment about this story. It's true that the defendant seems to have posted his information on a public website (LinkedIn) and that such information is readily accessibly by the public. I don't want this comment section to be a forum that would encourage harassment or violence against the defendant, however you may feel about the charges against him and his alleged actions. I don't think Jim intended his comment to be taken as a call for harassment or violence, but I want to make sure no one is encouraged in that direction. Below, I've reposted Jim's comment without the identifying information. Here it is: "Speaking of gentrification. Here is Demaras' Linkedin profile http://www.linkedin.com/xxx It lists his telephone # as 978-xxx-xxxx. I'd recommend that his neighbors inform his employer of this type of behavior. If he worked for me, he's gone."
Jim January 22, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Thanks Chris, totally understand.
steve andrews January 22, 2014 at 01:34 PM
listen i was pretty wild myself in the 70s as a bc college student class of 76 maryanns peed on the floor we all did as we get older we mellow out eventually hell feel bad for what he did fire him at his job thats pretty strong posting the guys phone number what the hell man exposing one personal info thats a crime in itself just drop it ok
Frank Mulligan January 22, 2014 at 06:33 PM
The landlord should be hit with fines. 1st. $500.00 2nd $1000.00 and 3rd. $15.000. LANDLORD should EVICT tennants. Somerville POLICE force needs to IMPROVE. DO NOT PUT PERSONL phone numbers and names on LINE. Thank You.

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