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Two Arrested For Medford Armed Home Invasion

The two suspects allegedly entered a home on Maverick Street with guns, later had similar incident in Winter Hill area in Somerville.

UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.:  According to a statement from Somerville police, Edward Anthony Paulino, 19, is charged with armed home invasion, armed robbery, two counts of receiving stolen property (money and a firearm), carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license, and resisting arrest. Derrick Steven Paul, 22, is charged with armed home invasion and resisting arrest.

Police said Paulino was the suspect arrested inside the Somerville Housing Authority building. Paulino was listed by police as homeless while Paulino's address is unconfirmed.

UPDATE, 7:15 p.m.: Somerville Police have identified the two suspects as Edward Anthony Paulino and Derrick Steven Paul. Their photos can be viewed to the right.

No other information about the suspects has been released at this time.

ORGINAL STORY: Two male suspects who were arrested after an alleged armed home invasion in Somerville Monday are also believed to be tied to another similar incident that happened earlier in the day in Medford.

Medford Police Capt. Kevin Faller said there is "strong reason to believe" the two suspects, one a white male and the other a black male, were involved in both incidents.

Faller said police were called to a residence at 10 Maverick St. in Medford for a reported armed home invasion at around 9:45 a.m. The two armed men allegedly forced their way into the home and threatened five adults who were there before leaving.

No one was injured during the incident and nothing was taken from the home, according to Faller.

Somerville police said they responded to 60 Derby St. shortly after 10:30 a.m. for a report of a breaking and entering in progress.

According to a statement from Somerville police, when officers arrived, they saw two suspects fleeing the area, and officers pursued them on foot. After a brief struggle, one suspect was taken into custody.

According to the statement, a detective spotted the second suspect, and police pursued the suspect into 15C Memorial Road, which is a building owned by the Somerville Housing Authority.

Somerville police, Massachusetts State Police and Medford police converged on the area and created a secure perimeter, according to the statement. A state police helicopter also responded to the area. 

Officers found the suspect hiding in one of the apartments, the statement says. Upton said police were investigating whether the resident of the apartment was aware of the suspect's presence and whether or not the resident was involved.

Faller said the witness descriptions as well as the description of a vehicle allegedly involved aided police in their belief the two incidents were connected.

Medford and Somerville police are working jointly on the case. Faller could not provide the names of the suspects but expected them to be released by Somerville police soon.

Both suspects were scheduled to be arraigned in Somerville District Court Tuesday and charged with armed home invasion, Somerville police said. The statement says more charges may be coming as the investigation develops. 

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