Crime News

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! 


Crime Log July 25 to August 1, 2022


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.


2nd Annual Community Unity Basketball Game 


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.   

Assault Log July 19 to July 25 2022


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.