Somerville police confront machete-wielding suspect, investigate break-ins

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SOMERVILLE — Somerville Police Department reported a series of incidents including a machete assault and multiple break-ins in the city over the past week.

In the early hours of July 5, officers responded to a reported fight on Perkins Street at approximately 12:02 a.m. Two victims told authorities they approached their friend who was in an altercation with a male suspect.

The suspect then brandished a machete, threatening the individuals present.

Police have identified the man involved.

On the afternoon of July 2, Somerville Police were called to Adrian Street at around 3:51 p.m. for a past breaking and entering.

The homeowner reported missing camera equipment upon returning home.

There were no immediate suspects.

Another residential break-in occurred on Park Avenue on July 8, just before 10:15 p.m. Officers arrived to find that a nearby resident had entered another person’s home.

There were no reports of stolen items, and the suspect was identified.

Earlier that day, around 4:08 p.m., police were dispatched to the West Branch Library due to a disturbance.

Library staff requested assistance with a female who allegedly assaulted someone inside the facility.

The woman was identified by the officers.

In addition to these incidents, Somerville Police also noted other crimes including one package theft, three bicycle thefts, one motor vehicle vandalism, one act of vandalism, one car break-in, and one motor vehicle theft.

The investigations into all reported incidents are ongoing.

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