Police Briefs 04-06-2017


On Thursday, March 30, the Chelsea Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 728 Broadway #1. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation . Detectives seized drugs and US currency from address and placed subject in custody.

Enrique Rivera, 23, of 728 Broadway, was charged with trafficking in cocaine.


On March 30, at 4:01 p.m., officers responded to the area of 181 Washington Ave. for a report of a suspicious person breaking into vehicles. Upon arrival, officers spoke to witnesses that identified suspect. The suspect immediately turned around and placed his hands behind his back upon seeing the officers. Offices recovered stolen items on his person.

Lucas Miranda, 20, of Everett, was charged with two warrants and two counts of breaking and entering a vehicle for a felony in the day.


On April 2, around 7:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to 149 Chester Ave. for a report of a male party possibly breaking into homes. Upon arrival, two witnesses were found waving the officers down and pointing up Chester Avenue in the direction of Highland Street. They told officers that the identified male had just entered their home and fled upon seeing them. The suspect was placed under arrest on scene.

Michael Scoppa, 44, of Boston, was charged with breaking and entering in the night for a felony and trespassing.


At about 4:35 PM on Saturday, April 1, Boston Police officers arrested a Chelsea man carrying an illegal, loaded firearm in Dorchester.

While on patrol, an officer observed a motor vehicle without an inspection sticker occupied by three males. The officer attempted to conduct a stop, however, it quickly became clear that the operator had no intention of stopping the vehicle. The suspect vehicle sped away, and due to the inclement weather conditions, the officer discontinued his pursuit immediately. However, moments later, as the officer traveled farther down street, the officer observed a cloud of dust and debris. As the officer approached, he observed that the suspect vehicle had crashed into another car, and the operator, as well as his two passengers, were fleeing the scene on foot through private backyards and property. The officer broadcast the suspect descriptions over the radio and began to pursue the suspects on foot.

After a lengthy foot chase, the officer apprehended the operator of the vehicle, identified as 21-year-old Maurice Anthony Nunez of Roxbury, and placed him under arrest.

One of the passengers, identified as 18-year-old Daniel Mejia of Chelsea, was stopped a few blocks away by a State Trooper. As a result of this stop, a loaded Glock 26 firearm was recovered from the waistband of Mejia. Additionally, officers recovered 12 plastic bags of a substance believed to be crack cocaine from Mejia. Mejia was charged with firearm-related charges, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Trespassing, and Disorderly Person.

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