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March 26, 2014


March 21, 2014
Rockland K-9 Assist Officers in Warrant Arrest and Armed Robbery
Over the past couple months, residents of the North Ave area of Rockland have been
concerned about a suspicious person living in a tent in the area of the Rockland Forest on
North Ave.  On March 20th, 2014 at roughly 6:16 pm, Rockland Police Officers, including
Officer Steve Somers and his K-9 patrol dog, “Boyar,” conducted a search of the town forest as part of an investigation into the above complaints.  Officers quickly observed a white male running through the forest in an effort to evade officers.  Officer Somers quickly deployed his K-9 and the suspect, later identified as Mark Snow, age 39, of Rockland quickly surrendered without incident.  Mr. Snow, who investigators believe had been living in the town forest in a tent, was placed into custody for an outstanding warrant for malicious damage to a motor vehicle and assault and battery. He was unable to make bail and was transported to the Plymouth House of Correction to await arraignment in Hingham District Court.
On March 20th at 10:41 pm the Rockland Police Department received a 911 call from an
employee of the Gold Mine Coin Shop on Union St. that a black male party armed with a knife was breaking into his store. Officers quickly arrived on scene and learned that the black male had fled the scene.  Officer Steven Somers immediately deployed his K-9 patrol dog, “Boyar” and began tracking the suspect.  A Rockland Officer nearby observed that an elderly female was laying on the ground near the Coin shop screaming for help.  Officers learned that the elderly lady had been assaulted by the suspect in the breaking and entering at the coin shop and had also been robbed of her purse. The victim’s description of the suspect in the purse snatching matched that of the black male who had broken into the Coin Shop. Officer Somers quickly set up a perimeter and continued to track the suspect with K-9 Boyar.  An independent witness to the event informed officers that the suspect had fled on foot up a side street close to the coin shop and was heading for the Rockland football stadium.
Officers continued to follow a strong track of the suspect.  At that time, officers observed a black male party on Maple St. who matched the description given out earlier.  The male party had a knife in his hand.  Officer Somers deployed his K-9 and the suspect dropped the knife boyar.jessieand was taken into custody by officers without incident.
The male party, a 17-year-old juvenile, was taken into custody and charged with the following.
• Armed Robbery
• Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person
• Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony
John R. Llewellyn
Chief of Police
Nicholas P. Zeoli
Rockland Police Department
490 Market Street
Rockland, MA 02370
(781) 871-3890 * (781) 871-3891
Fax (781) 982-8608
Lieutenant Nicholas P. Zeoli
• Malicious Damage to Property
The Juvenile was held on $100,000 cash bail and was arraigned today in Hingham District Court.