Police Briefs 02-08-2018


On Jan. 17 at 4:31 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance involving a knife, reported outside of Dunkin Donuts, located at 276 Beecham St. Two males were located and placed into custody. A store employee stated that one male was making his way inside the store, from the drive-thru, because he did not like the service provided.

That male confronted the store employee and assaulted the clerk. The male then displayed a knife and chased employees behind the counter. The second male entered the store to defend the first attacker.

The knife was recovered on scene.

Both men were placed under arrest.

Jorge Zarzar, 22, of 118 Orange St., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, assault and battery and trespassing.

Hector Hernandez, 23, of 877 Broadway, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and trespassing.


On Jan. 19, at 8:26 p.m., two males were both placed into custody in relation to the stabbing that occurred on Jan. 14 in the rear of 70 Library St.

In that case, a victim was approached by a group while sitting in his car and stabbed in the torso. Detectives were able to collect evidence to establish probable cause to make the arrests.

Egles Oviedo, 18, of 81 Shurtleff St., was charged with armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

A 17-year-old juvenile was charged with armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.


On Jan. 20, officers responded to the CVS at 1010 Revere Beach Parkway for a report of a disturbance outside the store. The officers spoke to an employee of CVS who stated that the male on the corner stole one of the scanners that the store uses for their merchandise. The employee on Stockton Street identified the male and the officers placed him under arrest. The store scanner is worth approximately $1,000, and was recovered and returned to the store.

John Sullivan, 50, of West Roxbury, was charged with unarmed robbery and disorderly conduct.


ILLEGAL ACTIVITY                    

On Jan. 25, the Chelsea Police executed a search warrant at 466 Broadway, #5. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into that address and neighborhood complaints of illegal activity. As a result of the investigation, four individuals were placed under arrest for illegal distribution of narcotics.

Albin Hernandez, 35, of Malden was charged with possession of a Class A drug (subsequent offense) and one warrant.

Lisa Silverstein, 55, of 466 Broadway, was charged with possession of a Class A drug.

Vincent Brown, 47, of Revere, was charged with two counts of possession of a Class A drug (subsequent offense).

Jose Valentin, 49, of Malden, was charged with two counts of possession of a Class A drug (subsequent offense).

Police Log

Thursday, 1/25

Albin Hernandez, 35, 33 Maple St., Malden, was arrested on warrant and possessing Class A drug.

Lisa Silverstein, 55, 466 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class A drug.

Vincent Brown, 47, 10 Franklin St., Revere, was arrested for possessing Class A drug and possessing Class B drug.

Jose Valentin, 49, 63 Highland Ave., Malden, was arrested for possessing Class A drug and possessing Class B drug.

Friday, 1/26

Wilson Caraballo, 65, 855 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Dequ Alil, 28, 55 Eleanor St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Erin Callahan, 34, 59 Jefferson Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Michael Colon, 39, 116 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Max Corona, 34, 23 John St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants.

Wendy Mejia, 27, 40 Vallar Rd., East Boston, was arrested for larceny over $250.

Sunday, 1/28

Obdulio Chilel-Lopez, 53, 27 Lincoln St.,Lynn, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed.

Police Department shares tips on how to avoid tax-related scams

The Chelsea Police Department would like to remind residents to be vigilant this tax season to avoid falling victim to tax-related scams. In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and vital personal information to scammers who use traditional mail, telephone calls and email to scam individuals and businesses alike. According to the IRS, the three most common types of scams are IRS-impersonation telephone scams, malware schemes and email phishing scams prompting people to update their IRS e-file. The scams often involve scammers asking for personal information or telling victims they owe money to the IRS, usually in an aggressive or threatening way. With email schemes, taxpayers are often tricked into thinking they are receiving official communications from the IRS with websites and emails imitating official sites. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media to request personal or financial information. Additionally, the IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement actions. “As residents begin filing their taxes we want to make sure they’re aware of these scams,” Chief Delehanty said. “We’ve dealt with scams in the past and know how manipulative scammers can be. Please do not hesitate to call the police department if you think you’re being targeted by a scam or if you feel that your personal information has been compromised.” In addition to common scams, the IRS combats tax-related identity theft, as well as tax return preparer fraud. To avoid falling victim to ID theft and preparer fraud, the IRS shares the following tips: Identity Theft

  • Make sure to always protect your records. Do not carry your social security card or other documents with your SSN on them.
  • Protect your personal information at home and protect your computers with anti-spam and antivirus software. Routinely change passwords for Internet accounts.
  • If your SSN is compromised and you think you may be the victim of tax-related ID theft, file a police report. You can also file a report with the Federal Trade Commission using the FTC Complaint Assistant.
  • Once you file a police report, make sure to file an IRS Form 14039 Identity Theft Affidavit.
  • If you fall victim to tax-related ID theft, contact one of the three credit bureaus so they can place a freeze on your account.
  • If you learn about a data breach that may compromise your personal information, keep in mind that not every data breach results in ID theft. Make sure you know what type of information has been stolen in order to take appropriate next steps.

Return Preparer Fraud

  • Be careful when selecting the tax professional who will prepare your tax return.
  • Avoid return preparers who claim they can obtain larger refunds than other preparers
  • Avoid preparers who base their fee on a percentage of the amount of the refund
  • Use a reputable tax professional that signs and enters a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) on your tax return and provides you with a copy for your records
  • Consider whether the individual or firm will be around to answer questions about the preparation of your tax return, months, even years after the return has been filed
  • Never sign a blank tax form
  • Ask questions. Find out if anyone you know has used the tax professional and if they were satisfied with their service. For more information on tax-related scams and how to avoid them, please visit the IRS website.

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