Somerville Police Department
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Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
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Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013 21:10
News Release: Somerville Bank Robbery
SOMERVILLE – On December 5, 2013 at approximately 1:10 p.m. a medium built, white male in his late 30’s, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants, entered the Santander Bank 403 Highland Avenue Somerville, Ma. 02144 and robbed the teller of an undetermined amount of cash. No weapon was shown.
The suspect approached a teller and handed a note demanding money. The only attempt to shield his face was while he was apparently talking on his cell phone. The suspect fled in an unknown direction in the Davis Square area.
The FBI Task Force and Somerville Police are asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect depicted in the photos provided by the banks surveillance cameras. The Massachusetts Bankers Association is providing a reward for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the suspect, and any accomplices who may have assisted him in the commission of this crime.
If you have information or can identify this suspect, please call the FBI Task Force at 617 742-5533 and/or the Somerville Police Criminal Investigation Division at 617 625-1600 extension 7220.
Deputy Chief Michael S. Cabral
617 625-1600, ext.7202
Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 20:36
BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD
is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of November 2013 to:
Detective Michael Kiely
Detective Michael Kiely has been a dedicated member of the Somerville Police Department for the past 18 years. Detective Kiely has served in a number of positions within the department, including his current position as the Department’s Forensic Officer. Earlier in the year, the City experienced an uptick in residential breaks and in his capacity as the Forensic Officer, Detective Kiely responded to many of these incidents to review the crime scene and collect physical evidence for use in solving these cases. His observations, his attention to detail and his patience in processing these crime scenes has lead to the arrest of individuals responsible for committing these crimes throughout the city. Detective Kiely’s commitment and professionalism resulted in the return of property to the rightful owners and the incarceration of the leaders of these criminal networks. Detective Kiely’s dedication to the performance of his duties is beyond the call of duty and merits this departmental recognition.
Thomas Pasquarello, Chief of Police
Published on Thursday, 14 November 2013 17:17
On Saturday evening, November 10th, Detective Dante DiFronzo received the American Legion Post 19 "Alexander McQuestion Award" as Police Officer of the Year. The award was presented for Detective DiFronzo's action in July which led to the arrest of a subject for a masked armed robbery that occurred at the Inman Square Pharmacy and recovery of stolen drugs and a loaded firearm. The suspect was also connected to other previous armed robberies.
Post 19 also presented a citation for Distinguished Meritorious Service to retired Deputy Chief Paul Upton, who retired after thirty years of service to the Somerville Police Department.
Group picture L-R Chief Thomas Pasquarello, Post 19 Commander David Chamberlain, Past Post Commander David Campbell, Detective Dante DiFronzo and retired Deputy Chief Paul Upton.
Firefighter Christine Guelpa received the "Thomas Chetham" award for firefighter of the year for her efforts that saved the life on of a man earlier this year by holding pressure his is severed femoral artery from 40 Holland Street to Mount Auburn Hospital.