Somerville Police Department
220 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
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Published on Friday, 24 January 2014 21:42
The Somerville Police Department and the Somerville Office of Commissions, conducted a non-perishable food drive to assist Somerville's Project Soup (15 Franklin Street). From left to right: Deputy Chief Michael Cabral, Nancy Bacci (Chair of Women Commission), Nina Siciliano (Project Soup Manager), Manny (Project Soup Volunteer) and Sonja Darai (Director of Somerville's Office of Commissions). Thank you to all of you who donated, it is greatly appreciated. This is another example of Somerville agencies working together to help those in need.
Deputy Chief Cabral
Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:30
Over the past three months, there have been three assaults on women in Somerville in the Union and Porter Square areas after dark in the evening hours and early nighttime. The Somerville Police Department is working to identify and apprehend the suspects as quickly as possible, and we wish to alert residents, especially women, to take safety precautions.
On Sunday, January 12, 2014, a 45-year-old female was indecently assaulted on Hawkins St. near Somerville Avenue in the Union Square area. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years of age, approximately 5’ 06” tall, with a medium build and brown eyes. This suspect was wearing a black zip-up sweater, a beanie cap with ear flaps, black tennis shoes, jeans and he was carrying a gray back pack.
On Thursday, January 2, 2014, a 28-year-old female was indecently assaulted while walking on Porter St. between Summer St. and Highland Ave in the Porter Square area. The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years of age, 5’-09” to 5’-10” tall, with a thin-athletic build, and clean shaven. The suspect was wearing a red ski jacket with black under the armpits and dark pants. The suspect fled from Porter St. down Francis St. to Conwell St.
This description closely resembles that of a suspect who committed a similar offense on Porter St. near Elm Street in the Porter Square area on November 18, 2013. Whether or not one suspect is responsible for both incidents remains under investigation.
The Somerville Police would like to encourage everyone, especially women, to take precautions while walking at night. Do not wear ear buds while walking, avoid poorly lit areas, be aware of your surroundings, and if possible do not walk alone. Keep your cell phone handy, so you can make a call to police quickly. If you are approached by a man you do not know, call 911 right away.
Any citizen with information regarding any of these assaults is asked to contact Sgt. Richard Lavey at the Somerville Police Department Family Services Unit @ 617.625.1600 ext. 7237 or by email at, or the Somerville Police Criminal Investigation Division 617.625.1600 ext. 7220. Anonymous tips may also be texted to the phone number "TIP411" ( 847411 ); then put "617spd" at the beginning of your text message.
A composite sketch of the suspect is provided below.
Published on Monday, 13 January 2014 21:16
The City of Somerville seeks qualified candidates to work as a Crossing Guard for the current school year. Morning shift is 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM; afternoon shift is 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Assignments to specific work sites will be determined. Must pass a pre-employment CORI and drug screen. Salary is $25.47 per day for working both morning and afternoon shifts.
Applications must be submitted to and are available at the City Hall Personnel Office, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA 02143. You can also fax (617-666-4426) or email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Somerville Police Safety Officer: email@example.com