• NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    The Somerville Police is proud to participate in National Night Out event, this an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhoods. Photo©: SPD

  • BIKING IN SOMERVILLE

    Somerville Community Police Officers join the Friends of the Library Biking Day.

  • CAPUANO EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER SCHOOL TRIP
    CAPUANO EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER SCHOOL TRIP

    The Capuano school students take a trip to Somerville Police Headquarters to visit their neighborhood police officers. Photo©: SPD

  • SOMERVILLE OFFICERS RECEIVE MEDAL OF VALOR

    The Massachusetts Police Association (MPA) recognized Somerville Police Officers and awarded them the Medal of Valor for their acts of heroism during a hostage situation that occurred on August 6, 2020.

  • NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM NOMINATES SOMERVILLE
    NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM NOMINATES SOMERVILLE

    The Somerville Police is nominated to participate as one of five police agencies across the country for the National Law Enforcement Museum Five Communities Exhibition in October 2018.  © Photo: Dan Watkins

  • COMBAT CROSS RECIPIENT SGT. MICHAEL McCAREY
    COMBAT CROSS RECIPIENT SGT. MICHAEL McCAREY

    Sgt. Michael McCarey receives the Combat Cross award for his bravery on May 1st. 2019. Combat Cross members have successfully and intelligently performed an act of extraordinary heroism, while engaged in personal combat with an armed adversary under circumstances of imminent personal hazard to life. (Picture: Previous recipients of the Combat Cross, Capt.Ward, Sgt. McCarey, Lt. Rymill, Lt. Kennelly)

  • JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO

    JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY FOR SOMERVILLE YOUTH. Photo©: SPD 273

  • GUNS & HOSES HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
    GUNS & HOSES HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

    Somerville Police & Fire face-off at the annual "Guns & Hoses" Hockey Tournament to raise proceeds for the Somerville Youth Hockey Tournament. Photo©: SPD 273

  • SOMERVILLE POLICE ACCREDITATION CEREMONY
    SOMERVILLE POLICE ACCREDITATION CEREMONY

    The Somerville Police Department was awarded Accreditation by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC), June 4, 2019. 

  • WALKING DIALOGUES
    WALKING DIALOGUES

    Somerville Police Department teams up with The Center for Teen Empowerment to build community relationships between Law Enforcement and Residents of Somerville. Photo©: Dan Watkins

  • Somerville Police Cruiser
    SOMERVILLE POLICE

    Photo©: SPD 273

  • Shots Fired August 13, 2022

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    On Saturday, August 13th, at approximately 01:05am, Somerville 911 received two calls reporting shots fired around Memorial Rd. In speaking with witnesses and reviewing video in the area, police learned a suspect on foot exchanges gunfire with two suspects operating a scooter on River Road. Officers recovered more than 15 shell casings on River Rd. No victims or injuries have been identified at this time, but police have located ballistic damage to vehicles and buildings.
     
    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Somerville Police at 617.625.1600 ext.7226 or leave an anonymous tip here here or by copying and pasting the following link: https://somervillepd.com/contact-us1/crime-tip
  • Crime Log August 2 to August 8, 2022

    Residential Breaking and Entering

    22042867: On 8/2/22 at approximately 4:43 PM, Somerville Police responded to a residence on Dartmouth St for report of a breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a victim who stated her son was walking home and was chased by a group of juveniles who were attempting to beat him up. The victim’s son arrived home and the juveniles began pushing on the door causing it to break off its hinges. The juvenile suspects fled when they heard police were being called then stole two bikes belonging to the son and his friend. Officers located the suspects nearby and retrieved the stolen bikes.

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  • 2nd Annual Community Unity Basketball Game

    The 2nd Annual Community Unity Basketball Game. Thank you to the game sponsors (MLC, SPD, SFD, and SHA) and thank you to everyone that came out and supported the game last night. The Mystic Learning Center teamed up with Somerville Police Officers and Somerville Housing Authority for a basketball game worth watching! Please visit our Facebook page for more great action photos of the night! 

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  • Crime Log July 25 to August 1, 2022

    Arrest

    22041832: On 7/1/22, there was an armed carjacking at 460 Mystic Ave. Through investigation, Detectives identified one of the individuals involved as Daniel VIVAS, 19, of Somerville. On 7/28/22, Detectives conducted surveillance and located VIVAS at the Florence Street Park where they proceeded to serve him with a search warrant. While searching his person, Detectives recovered a loaded Glock 29 firearm, six grams of crack cocaine and $1149 USC. VIVAS was arrested on firearm and narcotics charges as well as a Somerville warrant for armed carjacking and assault with a dangerous weapon.

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  • 2nd Annual Community Unity Basketball Game 

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  • Meritorious Service Award - Firearms Recovered

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    On the morning of March 25, 2022, Officers Mackenzie Richardson, Alex Lorenti, Joseph Moreira and Detective Jason Costa were assigned to serve a Harassment Prevention Order and an Arrest Warrant to a male party residing at 32 Kent Street # 308.  Prior to the Officer’s responding to Kent St. an operational plan was established.   Detective Costa provided the Officer’s with information pertaining to the individual’s past violent criminal history and possession of firearms.  Based on this information and for the safety of the Officers, the goal was to inform the male party of the HPO and serve him outside of the curtilage.   

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  • Assault Log July 19 to July 25 2022

    Assault

    22040254: On 7/19/22 at approximately 10:13 PM, Somerville Police responded to Myrtle St for report of an attempted larceny. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated while walking home, he was approached by a black male riding a bike who demanded he give up his wallet. When the victim stated he didn’t have it, the suspect punched him in the face resulting in his teeth getting broken. The victim then continued home. The suspect was gone upon police arrival.

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  • Crime Log July 12 to July 18 2022

    Attempted Armed Robbery

    22039359: On 7/15/22 at approximately 2:30 AM, Somerville Police responded to Jaques St for a check condition. Upon arrival, officers spoke with two juvenile males who stated they were approached by a male and female asking them for a lighter. When the juveniles stated they didn’t have one, one of the suspects brandished a knife and demanded they give them a lighter. Both suspects then fled up Grant St. Both suspects were described as being in their fifties, the male was wearing all black and the female was wearing a blue shirt.

    Other Crimes:

    • ·3 Car Breaks
    • ·1 Trespassing
    • ·3 Motor Vehicle Vandalisms
    • ·1 Moped Thefts
    • ·2 Package Thefts
    • ·6 Catalytic Converter Thefts
    • ·2 Vandalisms
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    • Firearm Recovered July 13 2022 

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      On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, the Somerville Police and Cambridge Police, working collaboratively, served two search warrants at the homes of Ibrahim Barry, 18, Cambridge, and Craig Smith, 20, Cambridge, in furtherance of an investigation of a Somerville shooting incident that occurred on February 20, 2022 at 500 Mystic Avenue in Somerville. 

      Barry was arrested pursuant to a warrant issued by the Somerville District Court for armed assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, and assault and battery by means of a firearm. Smith was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm without a license, possession of a large capacity feeding device, failure to properly store a firearm and possession of ammunition.  An illegal loaded Glock, 40 caliber handgun was recovered from his home.  

      Somerville Police Chief Charles Femino and Cambridge Police Commissioner Christine Elow are very pleased with the results of this collaborative effort. Gun violence, particularly violence involving youth in our two communities, has been an ongoing concern and priority for both agencies and we remain deeply committed to aggressively investigating and mitigating such harmful activity.

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    • Crime Log July 5 to July 11, 2022

      Armed Robbery

      22037502: On 7/6/22 at approximately 3:28 AM, officers responded to Albion St for report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated an individual known to him assaulted him with a hammer then stole cash, an iPhone, Apple Watch and a gold necklace from him. The suspect then broke into the victim’s vehicle and stole several tools.

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