Somerville police investigate series of break-ins, assault involving gun

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SOMERVILLE — Police in Somerville are investigating a series of crimes over the past week, including multiple break-ins and an assault where a gun was brandished.

On the evening of May 30, officers responded to Sydney Street after receiving reports of a fight involving a gun.

According to witnesses, during the altercation, one male pulled out a silver handgun.

Both individuals involved fled the scene, with one running down Sydney Street and the other escaping on a bicycle down Taylor Street.

Police found two live rounds of 9mm ammunition and a cardboard box with blood droplets at the site of the fight.

Earlier that day, at 6:22 a.m., a commercial breaking and entering was reported on McGrath Highway.

A property manager told police that someone had spent the night inside the building and left behind personal belongings.

The manager saw a male leaving the area toward the train tracks.

On the morning of May 31, officers were called to a residence on Sewall Street.

The homeowner reported a break-in and the theft of medication.

In another incident on May 29 at 1:24 p.m., police arrested a man on Broadway after he allegedly attacked another man with a knife, resulting in an injury to the victim’s chin.

The suspect was found in possession of a screwdriver when apprehended.

There was also a report of a residential break-in on the morning of June 3 at an apartment complex in Assembly Row.

A building manager stated that an electric scooter had been stolen from the garage, and the power cords to computers and phones had been severed.

Additionally, on the afternoon of June 1, police were called to a business in Assembly Row where a fight broke out after an employee asked a female customer for identification.

The woman’s father allegedly grabbed the employee’s hair, and another male tried to punch the employee.

The Somerville Police Department is also looking into four car break-ins, four bicycle thefts, one package theft, one case of vandalism, one motor vehicle vandalism, and one motor vehicle theft.

No arrests have been reported in these incidents, and investigations are ongoing.

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