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DATE OF EVENT: 04/21/05
> TIME OF EVENT: 10:41pm
> REPORTED BY: Lt. Paul F. Covino
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> LOCATION: 29 Mystic Ave.
> NATURE OF INCIDENT: Officers Assaulted while affecting
> an arrest
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> NAME: Isaiah E. Anderson age 17
> 45 Tennison St.
> Somerville, MA
>
> Calvin Belfon Junior age 18
> 130 Sycamore St.
> Somerville, MA
> 1. Juvenile age 16
> 2. Juvenile age 16
> 3. Juvenile age 15
> CHARGES: A&B DW.shod foot
> A&B DW solid object
> A&B On a Police Officer
> A&B On a Police Officer
> Disorderly Conduct / Disturbing the peace
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> DETAILS: At approximately 10:41pm on Wednesday 4/20/05 the Medford
Police
> responded to Store 24 on main street for a disturbance. A large group of
> teens were allegedly stealing from the store and being disorderly. This
> group was part of the overflow from the carnival (Fiesta Shows) that was
> going on in Medford Square. This particular group had been addresed twice
> prior to this call for their disruptive behavior in the Medford Square
area.
> When the officers arrived at Store 24, they were told by witnesses that
the
> group was walking on Mystic Ave. The officers went to the area of 29
Mystic
> Ave. (Grava Chrysler Dealer) The first officer on scene exited his cruiser
> and went into the crowd of about 15 teens. Three other officers arrived
> almost simultaneously. When the first officer tried to affect an arrest on
> one of the teens who was being disorderly at that time he was struck by
that
> teen. Immediately, other teens jumped on the officer. The other three
> officers moved in to try to de-escalate the situation and help affect the
> arrest of that individual.
> The officers were out numbered and the crowd attacked them. A fifth
> officer arrived shortly thereafter . He called for back-up when he saw how
> the officers were grossly outnumbered , and they were" taking a beating".
> For the first couple of minutes the 5 officers were outnumbered and
fighting
> for their lives. Officer's equipment was being torn from their duty belts
as
> they were trying to handcuff individuals and protect their firearms from
> being taken of them as well. Officers were being kicked, punched , and
even
> struck with their own defensive batons that had been ripped from their
duty
> belts. Officers were stripped of their radios in some case and
flashlights.
> The officers were determined to hold their ground until helped arrived. As
> back up arrived the officers were able to get control of the scene.
> As a result of the incident , two officers went to the hospital for
> head and mouth injuries.
> One went to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital , and the other went to the
Mass.
> General Hospital. Both were treated and released. Also, we would like to
> thank a private citizen that stopped to help the officers. He was
> instrumental in trying to protect the officers from further injury. We are
> not releasing his name for publication because he is a witness in this
> incident.
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These individuals were arrested and charged each with three counts:
Assault
> & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon; Assault & Battery on a Police Officer;
> Disorderly Person. Officer James Ricciardi and Officer Michael Pellegrino
> were attacked by these individuals on 4/20/05 at approximately 10:41pm at
> Grava Chrysler Plymouth. These individuals have frequented the Carnival
> area.
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