Homicide on Grove Street

A 25 year-old Chelsea man has been arrested by Chelsea Police detectives in connection with a homicide that took place on Grove Street late Monday night.

This is the first homicide of the New Year in the city.

Marvin Garcia, a resident of Grove Street, pleaded innocent to murder charges when he was arraigned in Chelsea District Wednesday morning.

He is being held on $250,000 bail.

The victim, Israel Vasquez, 50, is believed by those close to the investigation to have lived together with the assailant in an apartment at 96 Grove Street.

The victim’s body was found stuffed in a trash can behind a utility vehicle at 114 Grove Street early Tuesday morning by a local woman who noticed the barrel and called police.

According to a source, he had been severely cut and slashed.

Chelsea and State Police detectives roped off the area in order to collect evidence, subsequently leading to the arrest of Garcia.

3 comments for “Homicide on Grove Street

  1. Aland
    January 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    The people and Chelsea Police we really need to clean this area because it is not good. I live in Grove Street and I want to comment about the Hondurian people at 74 & 76 Grove St. they are ruining this area with thier drugs and drinking and hangout front of the houses loitering the street and hassling innocent people who are just walking down the street minding thier own business. People who live here are sick of this nonsense going on and are afriad to walk down the street for the fear of being harrased.

  2. Christen
    January 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Well i like to leave a comment on this on what has been going on here on this street Iam also a resident of Grove St. and have been walking down the street and have seen the hondurian people living at 74 and 76 Grove St. making drug deals in broad daylight when there are kids around and can see this and that is unacceptable. I have myself have been harrased by those people when i have been parking my vehicle on the street. I think that the hondurians living at 74 and 76 should be rounded up and deported back to honduras. Please help us with the chelsea police and cracking down on this stuff going here. It will make our streets safer for the residents here.

  3. Anonymous
    February 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I find it very insulting how you guys, say just deport Hondurians. Simply because they are dealing drugs or what ever their doing. I highly doubt they are selling drugs infront of children. And for these people that say the residents on Grove 74, how are you so sure they live their. Maybe, they just hang out infront of 74 Grove, because you know Spanish people bond? Ever thought of that? People do drugs sell drugs,harass other people, and they are not just Hondurians. I know, that most of the people outside not all of them live their. I know, because I am a resident at 74 Grove, and I am Hondurian. And yea half of the people outside don’t even live on 74 Grove, so don’t assume its all the residents in 74. Anyways, who would like people outside their home “making drug deals”? No one, right. And not all just go outside to “make drug deals”, to get FRESH Air, or just “chill outside” anything wrong with that?

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