Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

We wished to make the group conscious of 4 notable public security responses which have occurred since Friday. Every response concerned residents who have been scuffling with psychological well being points. Three of the 4 concerned residents have been armed. Every scenario was resolved peacefully with none accidents to anybody concerned and the residents have been transported to native hospitals for analysis and remedy.    

Final evening, officers responded to a report of an grownup son in his 40s experiencing a extreme degree of psychosis, threatening to kill their dad and mom, and armed with a knife. The dad and mom ran out of their Cambridge home – leaving a door unlocked for officers – and locked themselves inside their automobile till police arrived. The son then barricaded himself in a room inside the home and refused to go away the room. After officers arrived and gained entry to the home, they situated the son and have been in a position to start speaking with him by way of a door. The Neighborhood Behavioral Well being Heart on the deCambridge Well being Alliance was then contacted by Emergency Communications, and a clinician was dispatched, whereas officers from the Disaster Negotiation Unit arrived on-site and maintained verbal communication with the son in hopes of constructing belief and rapport. Three hours later, the son ultimately opened the door. When the scenario was decided to be protected, the clinician spoke with the son and he agreed to be transported by Professional EMS to an area hospital for an analysis.

On Monday, officers responded to the 1000 block of Massachusetts Avenue for a report of an individual setting a bush on hearth. Officers responded to this location and situated a Cambridge man in his 40s throughout the road with a lighter in his hand subsequent to a smoldering bush. Whereas investigating, officers additionally situated a number of piles of trash that had been burned; one pile was situated on prime of {an electrical} outlet. The Cambridge Hearth Division extinguished the burnt property and the male was safely taken into custody by the police. He was charged with 4 counts of “Burn Personalty,” as he additionally was decided to be the suspect of a earlier incident through which a hearth was set to a church dumpster situated in an alley approach on Mt. Auburn Avenue just a few days earlier.

On Sunday, officers responded to a reported home incident through which an grownup son in his 20s was struggling an escalating psychological well being disaster and damaging property inside his household’s Cambridge house with a hammer. When officers arrived on scene and tried to talk with the son, he threatened to kill a mother or father and officers whereas holding the hammer. He then locked himself inside a room inside the home. Throughout that point, a supervisor introduced within the 40mm Much less Deadly software. After a couple of minutes, he exited with the hammer and an officer displayed the 40mm Much less Deadly, gave the male verbal instructions, and the son complied by dropping the hammer. He was walked to a Professional EMS ambulance staged outdoors the house and involuntarily transported to an area hospital for additional analysis and remedy. A sweep contained in the room, the place the son locked himself inside, was carried out and officers situated and recovered the hammer, together with a protracted knife, an airsoft gun, and tactical gear.

Lastly, a Cambridge male in his 20s was transported to the Bridgewater State Hospital on Friday after cautious coordination was carried out by Cambridge Police with a college police division, hospital workers and native service suppliers, the District Lawyer’s workplace, and an area decide. The male was initially sectioned to an area hospital on Monday, January twenty third after he was threatening college students on campus with a baseball bat, used racial slurs, punched a school pupil in an unprovoked assault, and intimidated them due their sexual orientation. Whereas on the hospital, he assaulted not less than 5 staff throughout his keep. Officers transported him straight from the hospital to Cambridge District Court docket and an area decide ordered that he obtain longer-term remedy and evaluations on the Bridgewater State Hospital. 

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