SEVERAL CAR ACCIDENTS KEEP POLICE, FIRE BUSY
Chelsea Fire and Police were kept busy this past week responding to several motor vehicle accidents.
On Thursday evening, June 9, a motor vehicle accident was reported in the vicinity of Eastern Ave and Cottage Streets.
According to witnesses the accident occurred when one of the operators traveling north on Eastern Avenue attempted to make a left turn from Eastern Avenue onto Cottage Street and was struck by a vehicle traveling south in the opposite direction. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage as well as a telephone pole that was struck in the process. One of the operators to the hospital with non life threatening injury and both vehicles were towed from the scene.
On Friday morning, June 10, a Tractor Trailer attempting to turn onto Highland Street from Central Avenue struck a parked vehicle owned by Ventura Taxi (see photo). The accident caused a serious traffic delay as crews from Todisco Towing attempted to remove the mini van that was locked onto the rear bumper of the truck. No injuries were reported.
On Sunday afternoon, June 12, Chelsea Fire and Police responded to the area of 221 Webster Ave. on a report of a multiple car accident with airbag deployment. Chelsea Fire Fighters from E3/ L2 under the command of Act. Capt. Rogers arrived to find the aftermath of a two-vehicle accident. Multiple passengers in one of the vehicles suffered non life threatening head and neck injuries and were transported to the hospital.
Chelsea Police are investigated the cause of the accidents.
SHOTS FIRED ON WASHINGTON AVE
On June 4, around 1:14 a.m., officers responded to 156 Washington Ave. for the report of shots fired. Chelsea dispatchers advised responding officers that the witness caller reported that they observed a Hispanic male wearing a white t-shirt and camouflage shorts running down Washington Avenue towards Bloomingdale Street carrying a black handgun.
Upon arrival officers conducted an immediate search of the area for potential suspects and potential victims. While conducting a search of the area, officers were able to utilize video from a nearby store that captured evidence. Based on that video and officers’ actions they placed subject under arrest. A firearm was recovered later by officers.
Jesus Perez, 19, of 37 Suffolk Ave., was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, assault and battery attempt with a firearm, disorderly conduct, carrying a loaded firearm without a permit and possession of ammunition without a permit.
VICTIM TURNS TO SUSPECT
On May 31, officers responded to 583 Broadway on a report of a home invasion. The officer’s noted the victim never called police but ran into a nearby store thinking he may have been shot. Upon arrival officers were informed at the store by the reluctant victim that two armed males entered his home while he was in his bedroom. He was confronted by the two suspects and a struggle with the two males he could not identify ensued. He reported that he was pistol whipped, causing a laceration to the face area. The victim also reported that the suspects fired two rounds but he was not hit by the rounds.
Gary Desir, 30, of 583 Broadway, was charged with cocaine trafficking and possession of a Class B drug.
On June 1, around 5 p.m., members of the Chelsea Police Drug Unit set up surveillance in the area of 170 Revere Beach Parkway as a direct result of receiving multiple complaints for illicit drug activities..
Detectives were sitting in the parking lot of Metro Credit Union in an unmarked vehicle conducting surveillance when they observed a drug transaction between two vehicles. Based on observations both vehicles were stopped. The subsequent stop resulted in the subjects being placed under arrest and narcotics seized.
Alexis Rodriguez, 32, of Lynn, was charged with distribution of a Class A drug, conspiracy and four warrants.
Dana Memory, 28, of Somerville, was charged with distribution of a Class A drug and conspiracy.
Kelvin Veras, 26, of 120 Central Ave., was charged with distribution of a Class A drug and conspiracy.
THREATENS BAR PATRONS WITH BB GUN
On Friday, June 3, officers were dispatched to the Las Papusas Restaurant located at 92 Washington Ave. for a report of a male party who had a handgun threatening people in the area. Officers were given a description and detained a suspect based on witness statements. The victims stated that the male approached them in front of the bar and lifted his waistband, which revealed to them a black handgun. He then made threatening comments to the victims.
Officers were able to detain and search suspect’s car and recovered a black BB gun. Suspect was placed under arrest.
Jose Nolasco, 26, of Everett, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime.