Belmont Police Assist In Cambridge Knife Fight Arrest

Photo: Belmont Police assisted in the arrest of a man who stabbed a person.

Action by Belmont Police officers led to the arrest of a Boston teen who stabbed a person in Cambridge near the Belmont town line on Friday, Dec. 4.

According to a twitter posting by the Cambridge Police Department, a 19-year-old man was arrested following a fight on Normandy Avenue adjacent to Belmont’s Blanchard Road. Cambridge Police said Belmont officers were the first to respond to the incident.

“A male was stabbed during the fight and sustained non-life threatening injuries.” said the Cambridge Police which recovered the weapon. “Special thanks to @BelmontPD for their assistance & initial response,” twitted the CPD.

Obituary: Anthony Paolillo; Cambridge Police Chief, Long-time Resident

Photo: Anthony Paolillo. 

Anthony G. Paolillo, the former (and last) Chief of the Cambridge Police Department and long-time Tobey Road resident, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015. 

Paolillo was 89. 

Hired as a patrol officer, Paolillo worked his way to captain before being named acting chief in 1982. He was sworn in as chief a year later. Paolillo retired from the post in 1991, after which the city appointed a police commissioner to run the department.

After his retirement, a tot lot in Area IV near MIT was named for him.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Dioguardi) Paolillo, and his four sons: Mark and his wife Christine of Belmont, Anthony and his wife Maureen of Watertown, Leonard and his wife Cynthia of Belmont, and John and his wife Lisa of Arlington. He was grandfather of Kathleen, Lynne, Anthony, Matthew, Stephen, Joseph, Sarah, Alyssa and Gianna Paolillo. He was the brother of the late Jim, Ralph, Mary D’Onofrio, Lucy Ciano and Nick Paolillo.

Visiting hours will take place on Friday, July 17, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 18, commencing at 10 a.m., in St. Francis of Assisi Church in East Cambridge.

Burial will follow in Belmont’s Highland Meadow Cemetery.