Thursday, October 25, 2012
Police have released a sketch of the suspect, who allegedly accosted a woman Saturday night.
Somerville Police are seeking to identify a suspect who is said to have pulled out a knife and chased a woman on Franklin Street in East Somerville Saturday night. According to an announcement from police, the woman said she saw the man crouched down near the sidewalk, and he then shouted obscenities at her in Spanish, pulled out a knife and began chasing her. He's described as an Hispanic male in his late 20s, about five-feet nine-inches tall, stocky, with a missing or gold tooth. Police have released a sketch of the suspect, and anyone with information is asked to call (617) 625-1212 Here's the full announcement from the Somerville Police Department: Somerville Police Seek to Identify Assault Suspect SOMERVILLE—Somerville Police are …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A woman was injured, a beer bottle was thrown, a weed whacker was wielded and punches were thrown after an argument about landscaping in Winter Hill.
Update: WHDH, Channel 7, spoke to the brother-in-law of the injured woman. It also broadcast photos of the woman's injuries. You can see their report here. Original story: A landscaping dispute gone wrong led one man to swing his weed whacker at a neighbor, injuring a woman, according to allegations in a Somerville police report. The injured woman's husband threw a beer bottle at the weed-whacker-wielder before chasing the man down the street with help from two other men, according to more allegations from the report. When police arrived, the weed whacking man was shirtless and "covered in blood," the report says. It all started a little after 5 p.m. Sunday when a man and his wife were looking at their garden at 371 Broadway while, on the …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
An altercation between two brothers inside a Pearl Street home led to an alleged stabbing with a kitchen knife.
A Somerville man allegedly stabbed his brother with a kitchen knife after an altercation between the two at a Pearl Street home, leading to his arrest on a charge of armed assault to murder. The victim sustained severe lacerations and was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to the police report. Police responded on Saturday, Aug. 25 around 3 p.m. to Cambridge City Hospital for a report of a stabbing, where the victim told a detective that 40 minutes earlier, he had gone to his former home on Pearl Street with his girlfriend, where his brother still lived, to pick up some clothes he left behind before he had moved to Lynn. When they arrived at the home, the victim told police that he saw his brother, Jason Laporta, 36, …
Monday, July 16, 2012
On his way to the hospital after the alleged attack, the victim was jumped and hit with a pipe or stick, he told police
Two men pushed their way in to the home of a disabled man, hit the man repeatedly, struck him the with flat part of a machete, kicked him on the ground and broke his cane in half, according to the victim's account in a Somerville police report. The victim was cut during the attack, possibly by the machete, and when police responded to his home the next day they found a "large amount" of blood splatters on the rug and walls, the report says. The man told police he didn't report the attack immediately because his assailants told him if he went to police they would hurt him, according to the report. According to the police report, the victim had a two-inch cut on his head with eight stitches. The alleged attack happened July 12 at a Gilman …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Katherine Gonsalves, the 23-year-old Somerville woman who was allegedly assaulted by State Rep. Carlos Henriquez early Sunday morning in Arlington, spoke about the incident and its aftermath at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Katherine Gonsalves, a Somerville woman who has accused a Dorchester state representative of assaulting her, read a statement Wednesday afternoon at the law offices of Brody, Hardoon, Perkins and Kesten in Boston and then her attorneys, Richard Brody and Leonard Kesten, answered questions. Gonsalves, a 23, who will be a student at UMass Boston this coming fall, was accompanied by her mother, Beatriz Mamani, of Arlington. State Rep. Carlos Henriquez, D-Dorchester, pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him in Roxbury District Court on Monday and has called the allegations "completely untrue." Related Content
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Boston is talking about assault and kidnapping allegations brought against a young state representative from Dorchester. The victim in the alleged incident is from Somerville.
Dorchester state representative Carlos "Tony" Henriquez has been accused of kidnapping and assaulting a 23-year-old Somerville woman, who allegedly jumped from his rented Zipcar to get away, according to media reports. On Monday, Henriquez adamantly denied these allegations. According to a report in the Boston Herald, the freshman state representative picked up the Somerville woman at about 2 a.m. Sunday at the woman's mother's home in Arlington. The victim told police Henriquez wanted to discuss their "friendship," but when she asked to be taken home, he instead drove her around Boston—in a Toyota Zipcar—and repeatedly punched her, the Herald says. The Somerville woman told police she jumped out of the car on Forsyth Street near the …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Assault occurred near Holyoke Road and Elm Street as victim walked from Porter Square.
A woman was assaulted near Porter Square Thursday night, according to a Somerville police statement sent to residents late Friday afternoon. The 23-year-old victim was able to scream and scare off her assailant. “The victim reported that she was grabbed from behind and indecently assaulted before she screamed, apparently scaring off the suspect,” wrote police in the alert issued by e-mail. “The suspect then fled on Elm Street. This incident is similar to other recent incidents in this area.” Police described the attacker as “a white male, possibly in his mid-twenties, about 5’ 8” tall and was clean shaven. He was wearing a dark hoodie and possibly jeans.” “Anyone who has information about this incident is urged to contact Somerville Police…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The brick-throwing man was being chased by an angry boyfriend when police showed up, according to a police report.
A man threw a brick at a police officer while being chased by both the officer and an angry boyfriend, according to a police report. The alleged brick-throwing took place at about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 13 on Pennsylvania Avenue in East Somerville, according to the report. An officer in the area was dispatched to Pennsylvania Avenue after a woman called 911 and said her boyfriend was chasing someone down the street. The man the boyfriend was chasing had, the previous day, tried to rob the woman, according to the police report. When the officer turned onto Pennsylvania Avenue in his cruiser, he saw two men running toward Michigan Avenue, the report says. The officer proceeded past the two men and got out of the cruiser. When he did, the suspect, …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Fifteen arrests were made last week (Feb. 14-20) including five assaults and two drug arrests, as well as warrant charges for two more assualts.
Fifteen arrests were made in Somerville last week from Feb. 14 to 20. Click on this article and then on the map to the right and roll over the markers to see the locations of the arrests. All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. WARRANT for ASSAULT & BATTERY: On Feb. 14, Laura Oliver, 38, of 79 Derby St., was arrested at home at 9:43 a.m. on warrant charges for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and breaking and entering. WARRANT for ASSAULT & BATTERY: On Feb. 14, Charitza Mateo, 22, of 9 Carter St., Everett, was arrested at 19 Properzi Way at 10:29 a.m. on warrant charges for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery. DISORDERLY CONDUCT: On Feb. 14, …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Nine arrests were made in Somerville from Feb. 7 to 10, including two drug arrests, four assaults and one arrest on warrant charges of assault with intent to murder.
Nine arrests were made in Somerville in the four-day period from Feb. 7 to 10, including two drug arrests, four assaults and one arrest on warrant charges of assault with intent to murder. Click on this article and then on the map to the right and roll over the markers to see the locations of arrests for Feb. 7-10. All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ASSAULT & BATTERY: On Feb. 7, Patricia Salvato, 33, of 25 Brook St., was arrested at home at 12:37 a.m. and charged with assault and battery. MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATION: On Feb. 7, Frank Low, 59, of 27A Craigie St., was arrested on Highland Ave. at 11:09 p.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to yield. …