Police Briefs 09-28-2017


Chief Brian A Kyes recognized five Chelsea officers who volunteered to participate in the “Tip-A-Cop” event held at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Route 1 in Saugus on September 14. This is an annual event that is held to raise awareness and money for the Special Olympics. During the event Police Officers act as ambassadors of the Department and work as “celebrity waiters” for an evening of great food and fun to benefit local Special Olympic athletes. Customers are encouraged to dine and donate extra tips in support of the athletes. The athletes, event organizers, and Applebee’s staff were highly impressed and appreciative of the officer’s efforts. In 2016 participants raised over $1,000. This year participants raised over $1,400.

The following officers participated; Officer Tom Broman, Officer Ryan Ostler, Officer Nicole McLaughlin and Officer Long Lam


On Sept. 20, at 8:36 p.m., two male suspects were both placed into custody after they were observed conducting a hand-to-hand drug transaction in the area near 214 Poplar St. Crack cocaine and cash were seized from both individuals.

Melvin Maldonado, 31, of Mission Hill, was charged with possession to distribute a Class B drug (crack, subsequent offense), conspiracy, trespassing and school violation.

Mark Dioguardi, 29, of East Boston, was charged with conspiracy and trespassing.



On Sept. 22, at a 1:30 p.m., officers arrested a subject near the FBI Building for being wanted by the Pennsylvania State College for DUI Alcohol “Fugitive from Justice” Warrant. The suspect was then courtesy booked and transported over to Chelsea District Court without incident.

Shane Hetzel, 40, of Everett, was charged with being a fugitive from justice.


On Sept. 23, at 2:38 a.m., Officers were dispatched for breaking and entering in progress at Howell Ct.

Dispatch notified all units that the caller stated that the two male parties who tried to break into his house just got into a white Mercedes. Officers stopped the vehicle and witnesses identified the subjects in vehicle and placed them under arrest

Jose Irizarry-Torres, 38, of Roxbury, was charged with breaking and entering in the night for a felony, accessory after the fact and disturbing the peace.

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