Somerville sees string of assaults and break-ins

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SOMERVILLE — A series of assaults and break-ins have plagued Somerville this past week, with local police responding to multiple incidents involving weapons and property theft.

On April 16 at about 6:01 p.m., officers were called to Assembly Row after a victim reported an assault involving a group of young males, one of whom brandished a knife.

Earlier that day, around 4:06 p.m., police had responded to another assault at a business in the same area where an employee was pepper-sprayed by juveniles causing a disturbance.

The situation escalated on April 18 around 6:21 p.m. when police were dispatched to a business on McGrath Highway.

There, the officers encountered a victim who had been threatened with a knife by a male he had asked to leave the premises for drinking.

The suspect was located and arrested shortly after.

Residential break-ins also featured prominently in the week’s crime reports.

On April 22, just after 6:32 p.m., a resident on Centre Street reported a stolen bicycle from his enclosed porch.

The following morning, at about 9:01 a.m., another incident was reported on Princeton Street where an electric scooter was taken from a backyard shed.

On April 21, police responded to two separate incidents.

At approximately 11:02 a.m., a Dearborn Road resident reported a past breaking and entering with a backpack stolen from an unlocked basement door.

Later that evening, around 7:54 p.m., a Broadway business employee was involved in an argument with a female who brandished a sharp object.

The suspect was located and identified by the officers.

The Somerville Police Department is actively investigating these incidents and has identified several suspects.

The community is urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

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