Police Briefs 08-06-2020

Everett Man Charged at FBI Building

An Everett man has been charged in federal court in Boston in connection with scaling the perimeter fence of the Boston FBI Headquarters in Chelsea and damaging property.

Brian Ricardo Dennis, 52, was charged by criminal complaint with injuring or depredating government property. Following an initial appearance Monday, Dennis was detained pending a probable cause and detention scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.

It is alleged that at approximately 1:20 am on Friday, July 31, 2020, an individual – later identified as Dennis – scaled the perimeter fence of the Boston FBI Headquarters in Chelsea. Video surveillance recorded Dennis climbing over the perimeter fence, approaching an exterior door, banging on the door with his hands and then retrieving a large rock and repeatedly throwing the rock against the door, shattering the glass on the door. Dennis then allegedly climbed back over the perimeter fence and left the area.

According to court documents, thereafter, local law enforcement encountered Dennis, who had significant injuries to his right hand, and transported him to a local emergency room. During an interview with agents, Dennis admitted to being the individual in the surveillance recordings. Fingerprints found at the FBI Headquarters were determined to match Dennis. 

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Chelsea Man Charged With Murder

At about 7:27 a.m. on Friday, July 31, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 112 Southampton St. in Boston’s Mass/Cass Corridor. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Damien R. Hughes, 27-years-old, of Boston.

Following the incident, an investigation culminated in the identification of the suspect as Cesar Valentin, 34, of Chelsea, who was placed under arrest in the area of 39 Boylston St. in Boston at about 11:51 a.m. on Friday, July 31. Valentin is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on the charge of Murder.

Public Drinking

On July 22, at 4:50 p.m. officers assigned to the Downtown Task Force patrolling the Chelsea Square Park area observed two males drinking in public. They were both arrested for the violation. 

City Hall Drinking

On July 23, at 2:45 p.m. officers assigned to the Downtown Task Force, observed a male sitting in the mulch by City Hall drinking from a 32-ounce can of beer. The subject was placed under arrest

Stolen Car

On July 27, at 11:45 a.m. an officer equipped with Lojack vehicle tracking received a signal of a stolen vehicle in the area of the Home Depot. The signal was verified and the officers came upon the stolen vehicle. Inside they found a male party seated in the reclined position and placed him under arrest.

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