Police Briefs 10-24-2013


A 20-year-old female from East Boston was shot in the head early Friday morning inside of a 190 Washington Ave. apartment. Chelsea officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim at that address at 3:19 a.m.  Arriving officers and EMS observed the female suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and is currently in stable but serious condition.

Chelsea Detectives are investigating the case and are looking for a male person of interest who is known to the victim and others residing at that address. Chelsea Police are not releasing the name of the victim or person of interest at this time. If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Chelsea Police case detective at 617-466-4626.

Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at www.chelseapolice.com.



After calling on the public to help identify a man who assaulted an MBTA bus driver earlier this month in Chelsea while the bus was operating, police have found their man.

Douglas Bergeron, 32, was identified and arrested this past week for allegedly assaulting the bus driver on Oct. 13 around 9:28 p.m. Acting on a tip, Transit Police detectives secured a warrant for Bergeron for assault and battery on a public employee and interfering with public transportation.

He was arrainged on the charges in Chelsea District Court this week.

The incident, which occurred near 948 Broadway, caused the bus to hit a parked car and also set off a chain reaction where two other cars collided.



From Nov.  3 – 9, the Chelsea Police Department will be participating in Police Station Visitors Week, an international competition that highlights community policing efforts and best practices globally.

Community members are invited to visit the station during this week and fill out a simple questionnaire, focusing on areas including community orientation, physical conditions, transparency and accountability, treatment of the public, and detention conditions (where applicable). Overall station scores will be generated based on visitor feedback, and the top scoring station from North America will be honored at a global conference. For more information or to schedule a group visit, please contact Sammy Mojica – Community Relations Officer [email protected] and Claire Contreras – Newcomer Advocate – [email protected]/617-390-6454.



The Chelsea Police is once again participating in an annual unused and expired drug take back event coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Police Headquarters, 19 Park St..

This nationwide one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous unused or expired controlled substances from our nation’s homes will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply for the increasing abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Eastern Massachusetts rates among the highest in the U.S. from opioid related overdoses.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now warned that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards. Chelsea Police maintain a year round anonymous drug depository kiosk in the lobby of the Police Station.

The drop off is for residents only, and not for physicians or veterinarians.

Items Accepted:

•Pills, tablets, capsules

•Cough medicine


•Any other Medications

Items NOT Accepted:

•Needles/syringes/Auto-Injectors such as EpiPens

•Medical devices (IV Bags, Home Infusion Items)


•Medical Instruments



Chief Brian Kyes is honored to announce that the Chelsea Police Department is promoting the second survey of this year.

This online survey is performed to have a better understanding of how the residents feel about crime and the performance of the Police Department. This is the residents’ opportunity to help the police know the opinions of safety in the community. The answers will help police to improve the Department. Keep in mind,  answers are strictly anonymous.

You can access this survey through the web page located at ChelseaPolice.com, as well as in the Chelsea app MyPD.

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