CHESTNUT STREET SHOOTING
Chelsea Police Detectives are investigating a shooting on May 16 that occurred in front of 124 Chestnut St., injuring two males.
The victims, age 18 and 26, of Chelsea, were both shot in their legs. Both were transported to MGH Boston for treatment and are expected to recover. Detectives believe it was not a random attack based on preliminary evidence gathered at the scene.
A male was seen fleeing on foot at the time of the incident fleeing area. If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call Chelsea Police at 466-4800.
MAN RETURNED TO STATE FOR WAITRESS STABBING
The man accused of stabbing a Chelsea waitress in the neck after refusing to pay his bill is heading back to Massachusetts in police custody to face an attempted murder charge.
Detectives assigned to the DA’s Special Investigations Unit took custody of Gerardo Menjivar, 36, on Wednesday in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he has been held since his arrest earlier this month. Menjivar is expected to appear today, May 24, in Chelsea District Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Menjivar, whose most recent address was in Lynn, is accused of walking out on his bill at the Las Pupusas Del Chino restaurant at about 11 p.m. on the night of May 7. When the victim followed him and confronted him on Blossom Street, he allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed her in the throat. Emergency medical personnel responded, rendered aid, and transported her to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is expected to survive.
Using video footage, help from the public, and the assistance of federal partners, Chelsea Police detectives identified the assailant as Menjivar and obtained a warrant for his arrest. They worked with Massachusetts State Police, US Marshals, and other agencies to locate him. On May 10, US Marshals placed him under arrest in Beltsville, Maryland. Menjivar waived extradition proceedings at a court hearing the next day.
A jury has been seated and openings have concluded in the trial of Jose Daniel Arevalo, 35, charged with motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident causing death in the June 4, 2016, crash that killed 25-year-old Marco Salguero-Cruz in Chelsea.
ADA Michael V. Glennon and defense attorney Kelly Cusack before Judge Linda Giles in Suffolk Superior Court.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY DRUNK DRIVER
On May 9, at 5:10 p.m., Chelsea Control gave out a BOLO for a vehicle that was involved in an incident in East Boston and was heading into Chelsea over the Meridian Street Bridge. Within a couple of minutes, officers were advised that the vehicle in the BOLO had just struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Essex and Shawmut Streets. Officers responded and placed male under arrest for OUI 3rd offense and other motor vehicle charges. The victim was transported to MGH Boston for nonlife-threatening injuries.
Diego Garcia, 38, of Everett, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor (third offense), leaving the scene of personal injury, operating with a suspended license for OUI, leaving the scene of property damage, and using a motor vehicle without authority.
ASSAULT WITH KNIFE
On May 10, at 11:06 a.m., officers responded to a fight in progress at The Mill Hill Fire Station, 883 Broadway. Chelsea Dispatch advised officers responding that the firefighters were off with both of the individuals. Based on evidence gathered, it was determined that one of the combatants assaulted the other with a knife. That male was placed into custody.
Abdiel Fonseca, 43, of 37 Webster Ave., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
ASSAULTED ON VALE STREET
On May 12, at 9 a.m., a Chelsea Police officer was approached by a male victim in Bellingham Square. The male stated that he was walking on Vale Street when an individual that he knows approached him and struck him in the head with a closed fist. He then noted to officers that his attacker pulled out a knife and hit him in the stomach with the butt end of the handle. The victim told officers that the attacker was demanding money.
The male was placed under arrest.
Carlos Bonilla, 43, of Everett, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and threatening to commit a crime.
Monday, April 30
Fransico Mejia, 29, 289 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for red light violation and unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.
Antonio Timas, 62, 95 Highland St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor.
Tuesday, May 1
Uoltran Nguyen, 25, 55 Heard ST., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting.
Wednesday, May 2
Ovidio Ortiz, 34, 44 Gerrish Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.
Thursday, May 3
Fabienne Jeune, 29, 54 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Dexter Soares, 28, 995 Southern Artery, Quincy, was arrested for shoplifting.
Friday, May 4
Juvenile Offender, 14, was arrested for tagging property.
Ezequiel Aranda, 27, 179 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing to distribute Class A, possessing to distribute Class B.
Rosa Colon, 41, 827 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant and shoplifting.
Patricia Ann Choubaki, 28, 139 Mitchell St., Randolph, was arrested for shoplifting.
Sunday, May 6
Josue Laboy Cruz, 29, 3 Kendall St., Roxbury, was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor, leaving scene of personal injury, failing to stop for police, speeding, reckless operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, red light violation, stop sign violation, operating motor vehicle with suspended license and possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle.
Oscar Murillo, 45, 118 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, speeding and child 5-12 without seat belt.
Monday, May 7
Tito Ebanks-Lopez, 29, 66 Shawmut St., Chelsea, was arrested for possessing Class A drug.
Francisco Pagan, 26, 855 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant and operating motor vehicle with a suspended license.
Wednesday, May 9
Xavier Gennis, 22, 181 Highland St., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting.
Diego Garcia, 38, 14 Autumn St., Everett, was arrested for operating under the influence (3rd offense), leaving scene of personal injury, operating motor vehicle with suspended license, leaving scene of property damage and using motor vehicle without authority.
Wilmer Vasquez, 21, 70 Eagle St., East Boston, was arrested on a warrant.
Thursday, May 10
Jose Felipe, 27, 61 Homer St., East Boston, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended license.
Abdiel Fonseca, 43, 37 Webster Ave., Chelsea, was arrested or assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
Saturday, May 12
Lam Nguyen, 37, 14 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Carlos Bonilla, 43, 92 Cottage St., Everett, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and threat to commit crime.