Police Briefs 10-26-2017


The Massachusetts Fire Service Commission granted accreditation to Deputy Chief Wayne Ulwick of the Chelsea Fire Department who has demonstrated the required fire service experience, education, and certifications for accreditation.

This accreditation is granted through the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission, a gubernatorial appointed board that has established a process for uniform credentialing for the level of fire chief. Palmer Fire Chief Alan Roy, who serves as chair of the commission says, “The program establishes requirements based on education, training, and experience in areas relevant to serving as fire chief. It establishes benchmarks for training in fire and emergency service management so that chiefs may be better prepared to serve their department and their community.” The applicant’s documentation is reviewed by a subcommittee of the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission to determine if the individual has attained a minimum level of credits for education, training, and experience.

State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said, “This program allows chief officers to document their efforts to develop and maintain the skills to be an effective leader and manager in today’s fire service. The process provides an equal opportunity for the volunteer, call, or full-time fire service leader to meet the minimum criteria for achieving fire chief accreditation.”


On Oct. 18, at 10:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of the Broadway Glen (855 Broadway) for a female party who had just been struck in the face and robbed of $40 cash. The victim gave officers a description of the assailant and a direction of flight. Officers were able to identify suspect and place him under arrest.

Ricky Whigham, 56, of 44 Gerrish Ave., was charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery.


On Oct. 16, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a CPD officer was dispatched to 213 Everett Ave. in the Floramos parking lot for a report of a male party trying to drive while intoxicated. Upon arrival, a witnesses pointed to a vehicle stating that the operator was intoxicated and that there was a small child with him. Officers performed a field sobriety check on the operator and determined he was under the influence of alcohol. Other officers remained with the 6-year-old child and made arrangements for a family member to pick him up. Child and family services were notified of the incident.

Matthew Chase, 46, of Wakefield, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor (second offense).


On Oct. 17 at 8:51 p.m., Officers responded to 167 Shurtleff St. #3 for a report of a fight inside the apartment. Officers were directed to a third floor apartment by a witness. Officers observed a disturbance and entered the apartment. They observed a male and a male juvenile refusing to cooperate with another officer’s orders.

Both were detained and found to be in possession of a class B substance (crack cocaine). Both were placed into custody.

Jeffrey Valenzuela, 19, of 167 Shurtleff St., and a 17-year-old Chelsea youth were charged with possession to distribute a Class B drug (crack) and conspiracy.


On Oct. 19, at 9 p.m. members of the Chelsea Police Narcotics Unit were on patrol in the area of Maverick Street and Shawmut Street. The CPD had received numerous complaints for trespassing and illicit drug activity at that address. Officers observed the property at 17 Maverick St. to be clearly marked “No Trespassing.” The officers observed two individuals who had been warned previously for trespassing at the same location to be on the property. Both were placed under arrest without incident.

Sandra Sargent, 33, of Revere; and Luis Martinez, 49, of 108 Clark Ave., were charged with trespassing.

Police Log

Monday, 10/16

Matthew Chase, 46, 24 Chestnut St., Wakefield, was arrested for operating under the influence (2nd offense)

Tuesday, 10/17

Juvenile Offender, 17, Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Jeffrey Valenzuela, 19, 167 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class B drug to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug law.

Wednesday, 10/18

Ricky Whigham, 56, 44 Gerrish Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery and unarmed robbery.

Joseph Sarro, 55, 17 Court St., Boston, was arrested on a warrant and possessing alcoholic beverage.

Michelle Fish, 34, 324 Brock Ave., New Bedford, MA, was arrested for sexual conduct for a fee.

Caroline Cash, 22, 84 Otis St., Winthrop, was arrested for sexual conduct for a fee.

Thursday, 10/19

Teresa Smith, 49, 22 Heard St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Guy Cordeiro, 60, 38 Cary Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Jordy Romero, 19, 49 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Jorge Garcia, 41, 27 Watts St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Sandra Sargent, 33, 71 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested for trespassing.

Luis Martinez, 49, 108 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing.

Friday, 10/20

Mark Rockland, 57, 529 Sherly St., Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant.

Saturday, 10/21

Christyna Bidder, 32, 91 Burma Rd., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

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