Police Briefs 10-15-2015


Chelsea Fire and Police responded to the area of 128 Eastern Ave late last Wednesday, Oct. 7, evening after receiving several calls for an accident. Units arrived to find the aftermath of a two-car collision. The accident involved a sedan and a pickup truck that were operating in the same direction.

According to reports the operator of the pickup was attempting to turn into a driveway at 130 Eastern Ave. when the operator of the sedan struck the truck from behind with such force that it caused the cargo in the rear bed to be launched like missiles into oncoming traffic. One of those items was a tool box weighing about 250 pounds, which landed several feet from the crash site. The operator of the pickup was transported to MGH with serious non-life threatening injuries while the operator the sedan was placed into custody by Chelsea Police.

Police observed the sedan’s operator attempting to walk away from the scene quickly when they arrived. They stopped the man and, after some observations, deemed the man intoxicated.

Juan Carlos Torres, 38, of 35 Jefferson Ave., was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor causing serious injury, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and reckless operation.

Eastern Avenue was closed down for approximately 30 minutes for crews to remove all of the debris.


Chelsea Fire Department and Chelsea Police responded to the intersection Eastern and Crescent Avenues on Tuesday morning after 9-1-1 received several calls reporting a multiple car accident.

Upon arrival firefighters observed the aftermath of a four-car collision. It appeared that the operator of one of the vehicles suffered a medical emergency as he was exiting the Dunkin Donuts at 356 Eastern Ave. The operator, an elderly gentleman, struck a vehicle attempting to enter the DD parking lot and veered across the roadway striking two other vehicles, jumped a sidewalk striking a crosswalk light pole.

One person was transported to the hospital.

Crews from Chelsea Fire remained on the scene spreading absorbent for a large spillage of vehicle fluids while the Chelsea Police conducted their investigation and rerouted traffic.


On Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 p.m., officers responded to Eleanor Street to speak to a female party in regard to an alleged past assault at knife point.

Upon arrival a Chelsea Police officer spoke to the calling party, who stated that a male party pulled a knife on her at Bosson Park on Grove Street.

Officers were able to determine that an earlier altercation had occurred near the Boys & Girls Club. The victim stated that she and her sister intervened in an argument there and were later confronted by the involved male suspect near the park.

The suspect was placed into custody a short time later.

Jose Colon, 18, of 199 Chestnut St., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) and threatening to commit a crime.

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