Police Briefs 07-16-2015


Chelsea Police Announced the arrest of Angelo Ciocco, 58, of Revere, for Trafficking in Cocaine and other related charges. Chelsea Detectives assigned to the Drug Control Unit utilizing controlled buys and surveillance of several transactions throughout the city obtained a search warrant for Ciocco’s Revere home on July 1.

Police recovered 450 Grams of Cocaine and over $10,000 in cash. Police also seized two vehicles used in the illegal operation.

Ciocco was arraigned in Chelsea District Court.


On July 6 at 5:55 a.m., units were dispatched to the area of Broadway at Marlborough Street for a report of a victim of a shooting.

Upon arrival, Officers already in the area quickly learned there was no victim to be found.

Witnesses stated they observed two people fighting, a male party wearing a black shirt with black shorts and another male wearing a white shirt. They told officers they heard what they believed to be gunshots. A witness stated he then observed the male party wearing all black shoot at the person wearing the white shirt. He stated the male party wearing the white shirt was running away from the shooter. At that time, he stated he called 9-1-1 and never lost sight of the shooter (male party wearing all black). No victim was found and a check of area hospitals revealed no victim.

The alleged suspect was observed by officers and placed into custody. No firearm was recovered. Officers checked area to find the firearm, but did not recover any after an extensive search.

Ramon Valdez-Sanchez, 30, of 43 Eleanor St., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm with 500 feet of a dwelling, burning land/tree, carrying a dangerous weapon, possessing a firearm silencer, carrying a loaded firearm without a permit, firearm violation with three prior violent/drug crimes, possessing ammo without a permit, possession of a firearm without a permit (2nd offense), and assault and battery.


On Saturday, July 11,  at 1:41 a.m., officers were dispatched to 74 Spencer Ave. for a report of a man being assaulted. While en route, they received further information that possible suspects were fleeing the area. While officers were on scene tending to victims and speaking to witnesses, other officers located the alleged suspect and brought him back to be identified. While the suspect observed the witnesses cooperating with the police he began to make threatening  statements toward the witnesses. Officers indicated he was yelling at them for being “snitches” and vocally cursed them for cooperating with police.

The suspect was arrested on scene and charged for such, and taken into custody after a struggle.

Maslah Ibrahim, 23, of Kingston, was charged with disorderly conduct and intimidating/harrassing a witness.


Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes announced that the Chelsea Police would be conducting two events in the coming weeks for children and elderly.

On Monday, July 27, from 4-6 p.m., the Police will be at the Chelsea Public Library for child fingerprinting and identification kids. The goal is to aid parents and guardians in keeping their children safe through the fingerprinting program. The fingerprint kids can be done in the library or at home and the information will belong to the family. The police will not keep the prints or the kits.

For questions on the initiative, contact the police at (617) 466-4855.

Another service for elderly resident called SafetyNew Service is also being debuted by police, but not in the library event.

The service helps police find and rescue people who wander and get lost in the city. SafetyNew by Lojack aims to protect residents with autism and Alzheimer’s Disease. The CPD has been trained and certified on the SafetyNet service. Officers are equipped with search and rescue equipment so they are able to locate anyone who signs up for the program and goes missing.

Lojack provides emergency support 24-hours a day.

The service uses bracelets for the wrist or ankle that emit a signal. Chelsea Police can detect the signal from the bracelet within a one-mile radius during searches.

To sign someone up, called the CPD at (617) 466-4855.

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