Friday, January 18, 2013
Information that shots were fired at the Super Stop & Shop were incorrect.
CORRECTION: According to Somerville police there were no shots fired at the Super Stop & Shop. The report below was based on scanner reports, but it is inaccurate. I apologize for the mistake -- Chris Orchard ORIGINAL STORY An unidentified person allegedly opened fire on Super Stop & Shop employees Friday night, according to a scanner report. At about 8:30 p.m., Super Stop & Shop employees confronted an alleged shoplifter and the alleged open fire and fled the store located at 779 McGrath Highway, according to the report. No one was reportedly shot during the incident, according to the report. It is unclear if anyone has been arrested. We'll provide more information as we receive it.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Aldermen said there have been other problems at the Holiday Inn.
Several members of the Somerville Board of Aldermen had strong words for the Holiday Inn after a December fight outside the hotel that caused police to disperse a large crowd and led to a nearby shooting. "We're not going to tolerate this behavior; we're not going to tolerate this lack of respect," said Ward 1 Alderman Maureen Bastardi, who represents the East Somerville district that's home to the Holiday Inn. According to Bastardi and other aldermen, who spoke about the matter on Jan. 10, the Dec. 28 incident was not the first time functions at the hotel have caused problems in the neighborhood. Bastarti complained about a September Brazilian music festival held at the Holiday Inn that "resulted in so much noise calls came all the way …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Police captured three suspects and one handgun in West Somerville Monday night after police K9s and a helicopter conducted a search in the neighborhood.
Police identify suspects: Police ID Suspects in Monday Night Car Chase and Manhunt Most details: Police Helicopter, Dogs, Aprehend Armed Car-Chase Suspects in West Somerville Correction: Initial reports on social media suggested the car involved in this chase was stolen. As we worked to inform readers about this developing story, we passed on that information. According to Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville Police Department, the vehicle was not stolen. Please see our updated version of this story here. UPDATE 12:01 A.M., JAN 8: Police Helicopter, Dogs, Aprehend Armed Car-Chase Suspects in West Somerville UPDATE 11:24 P.M. The official City of Somerville Twitter account is reporting that "all suspects have been apprehended in #…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Santano Dessin, 33, has been charged with armed assault to murder, mayhem and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
Santano Dessin, 33, has been indicted in connection to a Nov. 11 shooting on Lower Broadway, according to an announcement from the Middlesex District Attorney's office. Dessin has been charged with armed assault to murder, mayhem, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the announcement says. Here's the announcement: A Somerville man has been indicted on a charge of armed assault to murder in connection with a November 11 shooting that left a victim with life-threatening injuries, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today. Santano Dessin, 33, of Somerville, was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury on charges of armed assault to murder, mayhem, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
One of the alleged shooters was stabbed in the Dec. 1 incident, and a cell phone number led detectives to the suspects.
Police reports released by the Somerville Police Department shed some light on what happened the night of Dec. 1 in Winter Hill when a 24-year-old was shot in the chest and sent to Massachusetts General Hospital with non-fatal injuries. It turns out one of the alleged shooters, Khyam Mayes, 29, of 23 Hilton Terrace, Roxbury, was stabbed during the incident and also ended up at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to one of the reports. Mayes and another man, 18-year-old Joshua Sullivan, whose last known address was 33 Jacques St., Somerville, were ultimately arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection to the shooting. The victim and Mayes told police …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Police arrested Joshua Sullivan, 18, and Khyam Mayes, 29, in connection to a Dec. 1 shooting on Evergreen Avenue in Winter Hill.
According to an announcement from the Somerville Police Department, on Friday morning Somerville police arrested two people in connection to a Dec. 1 shooting in Winter Hill that sent a man to the hospital with non-fatal injuries and left bullet holes in a nearby car and home. Here's the anouncemnt from police: Somerville Police Arrest Shooting Suspects SOMERVILLE_Shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Saturday evening, December 1st, Somerville Police received multiple reports of gunshots in the area of Evergreen Avenue and Marshall Street. Police Units responded and were directed to a nearby residence where they located a 24 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Mass. General Hospital Somerville Police Detectives, …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Police are seeking two people who they believe are connected to a Saturday shooting in Winter Hill.
Somerville Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello said his department has issued arrest warrants for two people in connection to the Saturday shooting in Winter Hill that sent one man to the hospital and left bullet holes in a car and house in the neighborhood. The shooting was "drug related, over marijuana," the chief said, speaking at a Ward 4 ResiStat meeting Wednesday night. Ward 4 includes the Winter Hill neighborhood. "The players who were involved were not from the city per se," Pasquarello said. Speaking after the meeting, Deputy Chief Paul Upton said the warrants were issued Wednesday and that they carry charges of assault with a deadly weapon and armed assault with intent to kill. "We are aggressively seeking to place those people in …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Saturday's shooting in Winter Hill has rattled neighbors. Based on preliminary information, Police say the incident was drug related.
Jason had just put his kids—one is 3, the other is an infant—to sleep and was brushing his teeth to prepare for bed when he heard the shots. Nearby, one of his neighbors has a 4-year-old, who reacted to the noise by saying, "Mommy, I think someone's doing fireworks," according to Jason's telling of the story. Jason asked that that his full name not be used. He said the Saturday night shooting, on the street in front of 6 Evergreen Ave., that sent a 24-year-old male to the hospital with non-fatal injuries, happened right next to his home, just 15 feet away. The shots were fired in the direction of another set of neighbors, who have grandchildren who regularly play in the yard, Jason said. He sent to Somerville Patch photos he took of nearby…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Police were following leads but had made no arrests as of Monday morning, according to Paul Upton of the Somerville Police department.
Somerville police are still investigating a Saturday-night shooting in Winter Hill that sent one man to the hospital with non-fatal injuries. "We're following leads at the moment," said Paul Upton, deputy chief of the Somerville Police Department, speaking Monday morning. The shooting happened Saturday a little before 9:15 p.m. on Evergreen Avenue, near the corner of Marshall Street—about a block from the Marshall Street Playground. According to Upton, the victim, a 24-year-old male, was shot while in the street and then fled to a nearby apartment. Scanner reports at the time said police responded to the victim's location at 35 Marshall St. According to scanner reports at the time, the victim was shot in the chest. A commenter on …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
According to scanner reports, the victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Editor's note: This article was updated on Saturday at 11:45 p.m. with information from the Breaking News Network. A 24-year-old man was shot in the chest on Marshall Street on Saturday night, according to scanner reports. The first report came in at 9:26 p.m., stating that officers were on scene at 35 Marshall St. with the victim. A second update at 9:38 p.m. reported that the victim was taken by an advanced life support (ALS) ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left chest. An alert from the Breaking News Network (BNN) said that the victim was conscious and talking with police officers when they arrived, and that the shooting may have occured outside of the house. The victim was found inside. These …