Police Briefs 01-28-2016


Chelsea Police officers bid farewell last week to one of their own, K-9 Officer ‘Ancho.’

Ancho passed away last Tuesday, Jan. 19, with his handler, Officer Joe Capistran.

“It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow that I must sadly take this opportunity to announce the sudden and untimely passing of Chelsea Police Department K-9 ‘Ancho’ while resting at his home with his Handler and Best Friend Officer Joe Capistran,” said Chief Brian Kyes. “Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Joey and his entire family during this extremely difficult time.  As we know Ancho has been Joe’s loyal and always reliable partner for the past several years but more than that he was a beloved member of Joe’s family.  He has been an incredible asset for the department and the City during his tenure and will be sincerely missed by everyone at 19 Park Street, but NEVER forgotten.”

K-9 Officer Ancho joins recently passed K-9 Officer Marco, who died not long ago. Both K-9 officers had been with the department for many years.


Chelsea Police are investigating a shooting Sunday evening, Jan. 24, that occurred in the vicinity of 61 Addison St. and that left a 23-year-old Chelsea resident wounded with a non life-threatening gunshot wound.

The victim stated he was followed by a group of unidentified males who followed him and tried to engage him in conversation. The victim told officers he then observed one of the males, wearing a grey sweatshirt, reach into his pants and pull out a metallic colored firearm. The victim stated that as fled he heard two gunshots and later realized he had been struck in the neck area. Officers and EMS rendered aid and transported the victim to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to be treated.

Detectives are continuing the investigation and are asking the public help in providing information to identify the suspects in this case. Residents are asked to call the  Chelsea Police Detective Unit at 617-466-4849  or contact police anonymously by visiting chelseapolice.com if they have information regarding this incident.


Chelsea Detectives are actively searching for a  suspect in a Saturday night assault that injured two patrons at Tu Casa Restaurant on Broadway. Chelsea units were dispatched to the location at 403 Broadway on Saturday evening, Jan. 23, at 8:12 p.m. Upon arrival, officers observed two victims who received injuries consistent with being slashed.

Both victims were transported to area hospitals and have been treated for serious, but non life threatening injuries. Witnesses inside the establishment provided officers with information that has led to the identification of the person believed to be involved.

Chelsea Detectives secured and arrest warrant for that individual from Chelsea District Court and have issued a BOLO to area departments in an effort to  apprehend the subject.

 If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact the case detective at 617-466-4823. Chelsea residents may also contact the police and provide information through the police departments website anonymously at www.chelseapolice.com

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