POLICE Briefs by Seth Daniel and Paul Koolloian
POLICE EXAM SEMINAR
The City of Chelsea, in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division, will be holding a 2017 Police Exam recruitment and orientation seminar this event will be held at the Williams School Band Room on Thursday, February 2, from 6-8 p.m.
Representatives at the seminar will provide an overview of the exam process and discuss the roles and responsibilities of being a Police Officer. Chelsea Police Department representatives will be at the seminar to discuss the appointment process, academy training, and to answer questions on personnel issues such as benefits and salary.
Staff from the Human Resources Division will discuss the Test Orientation Guide at the session and we recommend you download it at
If you have any question prior to the seminar, please contact Sergeant David Flibotte at 617-466-4845 or via e-mail at [email protected]
PULLS KNIFE ON SALVATION ARMY EMPLOYEE
On Jan. 11, at 1 p.m., while patrolling Bellingham Square, officers were approached by a male victim, who is an employee at the Salvation Army, located at 456 Broadway. The victim had just confronted a shoplifter at the front entrance to the store. The suspect lifted up his shirt and flashed a knife at the victim, which had been tucked in the suspect’s waistband. The suspect fled scene.
A short time later, officers located the suspect at a bus stop on Hawthorne Street and placed him into custody. The knife was retrieved off of his person at the time of his arrest.
Juan Montes, 42, of 115 Washington Ave., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
HIT AND RUN DRIVER CAUGHT
On Jan. 13, at 11:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Central Avenue and Eastern Avenue for a report of a motor vehicle accident where one of the vehicles fled the scene and was being followed by the other vehicle that had been involved. An officer spotted the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Pearl and Williams Street taking a left turn onto the Meridian Street Bridge. Officers stopped the vehicle at that location. The victim of the hit and run told officers when they stopped and got out of their vehicle to inspect the damage, the second vehicle fled the scene, nearly striking them.
Carlos Ramos, 20, of East Boston, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (car) and leaving the scene of property damage.
YOU CANE’T DO THAT
On Jan. 14, at 11:30 a.m., while in the area of Bellingham Square, a Chelsea officer observed two males arguing on the bus benches. As the officer approached, he observed the suspect take a cane away from the victim and strike him in the head with it.
He was placed into custody after a brief struggle.
Nicole Pizzi, 35, of East Boston, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a person over 60 and resisting arrest.