Police Briefs 09-12-2019

By Seth Daniel and Paul Koolloian

Firearm Incident

On Sept. 1, at 6:15 p.m., the  Chelsea Dispatch center transmitted to officers the description of a man with a gun in the area of 483 Broadway. Officers arrived and observed a male fitting the description of the subject with a firearm. The male was placed under arrest after he admitted to the officers he was in possession of an illegal firearm.

Johnathan Vaughan, 32, of Dorchester, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of firearm in a felony, possession of ammo without a permit, possession to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm without a permit, distribution of a Class D drug, Distribution of a Class E drug, and firearm possession with two prior violent/drug crimes.

Second Offense

On Aug. 30, at 11:40 p.m., a CPD officer observed a vehicle operating without headlights on Washington Avenue. The vehicle was pulled over, and the officer determined the driver was not licensed. A subsequent roadside assessment was performed giving the officer probable cause to believe the driver was operating under the influence of alcohol.  The subject was placed under arrest.

Armando Ascencio-Vargas, 33, of Malden, was charged with OUI (2nd offense), unlicensed operation, and motor vehicle lights violation.

Attacked With Box Cutter

On Aug. 31, at 10:59 p.m., a male victim reported to officers that while on his way home from work, he was attacked by a male with a box cutter type knife after the two had exchanged words in front of 100 Gillooly Rd. The victim had injuries to his neck and leg. The suspect was identified and placed under arrest.

Juan Perlera Arriaga, 20, of Revere, was charged with resisting arrest, trespassing, carrying a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery, and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.

Bomb Threat

On Sept. 1, at 11:18 a.m., officers were dispatched to 54 Lash St. for a report of a neighbor dispute. The officers met the victim and a witness that told officers that they were verbally attacked without provocation from a tenant of 50 Hancock St. The suspect made threats to burn the victim’s house down. The officers observed the suspect a short time later and recovered evidence on the person and placed him under arrest.

Timothy Davis, 27, of 50 Hancock St., was charged with a bomb threat, and two counts of threatening to commit a crime.

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