Police Briefs 04-27-2017

POLICE Briefs By Seth Daniel and Paul Koolloian


Chelsea and State Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist who succumbed to his injuries after colliding into a building on Sunday, April 23. Police responded to a call for an accident at 19 Guam Road at 6:21 p.m. The operator is a 39-year-old male from Lawrence, whose name is not being released at this time. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of this accident.

Chelsea Police reminds the community that they can report crimes or suspicious activity anonymously in various formats. Citizens can call the 24 hour “tips” line at 617-466-4880, email reports directly from the department’s website at www.chelseapolice.com or download for free the MYPD App that is compatible with both Android and Apple smart phones. All three methods are monitored and are totally anonymous.


On Tuesday April 18, at 1 p.m., a Chelsea Police officer responded to the Cambridge Health Alliance in Everett to monitor a female under arrest while she received medical treatment. The individual, while at the hospital, told nurses that she needed to use the bathroom. The officer escorted her to the bathroom. However, unknown to the male officer, a second bathroom door was present and the female escaped. The female is well known to CPD and is currently being sought.

Laura Baum, 30, of Everett, is the subject. She had been arrested for breaking and entering in the day for a felony, larceny over $250 and 11 outstanding warrants.

She is now also being charged with escaping from municipal lockup and escaping from a police officer.


A Chelsea woman is being charged with breaking and entering after robbing the car of a pizza delivery man.

On April 10, CPD detectives investigated a larceny from a pizza delivery man on Highland Street. Based on video surveillance the identity of the female was made known and she was placed under arrest.

Kathleen Ferguson, 29, of 86 Division St., was charged with breaking and entering a vehicle in the day for a felony.


On April 21, at 4:27 p.m., Federal Agents, State Police Detectives , and members of the Chelsea Police Criminal Investigation Division, placed male subject in custody for a Federal Warrant (Fugitive from Justice). Later at 8:03 p.m., on the same date, the female being sought arrived at Chelsea Police Headquarters and turned herself in on a Federal Warrant (Fugitive from Justice).

Police said they could not expand on the arrests as they are part of a larger, ongoing investigation.

Daniel Mejia, 18, of 55 Spencer Ave., was charged on a federal warrant as being a fugitive from justice.

Kaila Hart, 18, of 81 Spencer Ave., was charged on a federal warrant as being a fugitive from justice


A 56 year old Chelsea resident was arrested Wednesday, April 19, for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Operation, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage, and a One Way Violation after causing a path of destruction near Chelsea City Hall and nearly striking several pedestrians.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., Jose Valle was operating a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser when he went on a wild ride. Valle’s vehicle struck a parked car on Grove Street, drove down the stairs of the city’s Civil War monument, nearly struck three pedestrians who ran for their lives, crashed into a trash barrel and park bench, travelled across the City Hall lawn, and push several large pot plants across the City Hall lawn.

Rather than stop, the driver put his vehicle in reverse and continued his path of destruction by pushing another potted plant across the lawn, crossed Broadway as a dozen spectators ran for their safety, and crashed into one of the city’s antique light poles. He then put the vehicle in forward and fled to Marlborough Street where his vehicle became disabled and he was taken into custody by Chelsea Police.

All of this was caught on one of the City’s Homeland Security cameras. Valle submitted to a test of his breath for alcohol and was found to be a .25 which is three times the legal limit.

Valle, 56, is of 86 Marlborough St.


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