NEW YEAR’S PARTY GONE BAD
On Jan. 1 at 2:34 a.m., officers responded to the Marriot Residence on a report of a party. Upon arrival, the hotel management told officers that they wanted the subjects removed from the hotel as they were warned several times about loud noise. Officers were directed by hotel management to room #309 to disperse the party. Officers noted that one male in the room became agitated and refused to leave the hotel. When officers attempted to escort him out of room, he became combative and assaulted the officers before being placed into custody.
Jamal Adan, 23, of Boston, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of assault and batter on a police officer.
STARTING THE YEAR STABBED
On Jan. 1 at 7:46 a.m., officers were dispatched to 62 Washington Ave. for a report of an assault with a knife. Officers responded and observed three intoxicated individuals and a male suffering from two stab wounds. The wounds were superficial.
Based on evidence at the scene, a female was placed into custody for the assault.
Jessica Bermudez, 21, of 62 Washington Ave., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
MS-13 LEADER SENTENCED
A leader of MS-13’s Hollywood Loco Salvatrucha (HLS) clique was sentenced Jan. 16 in federal court in Boston for racketeering conspiracy.
Henry Santos Gomez, a/k/a “Renegado,” 32, a Salvadoran national who previously resided in Revere, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to six years in prison and three years of supervised release. Santos Gomez will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence. In October 2017, Santos Gomez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy.
After a multi-year investigation, Santos Gomez was one of 61 individuals named in a superseding indictment targeting the criminal activities of alleged leaders, members, and associates of MS-13. The investigation revealed that Santos Gomez was a leader and “homeboy,” or full member, of the HLS clique. A search warrant executed at Santos Gomez’s residence resulted in the seizure of MS-13 paraphernalia and weapons.
CAN’T LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE
On Jan. 6, at 10:37 p.m., officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Broadway and Third Street. During this stop, officers placed a male party in custody for unlicensed operation. After placing the subject in the cruiser, a second male approached the scene and began shouting at officers while flailing his arms and causing a disturbance.
Officers observed the male to have bloodshot eyes and to be unsteady on his feet. After multiple attempts at instructing the individual to leave the scene, he became combative and was placed under arrest after a brief struggle.
Jiuber Mejia, 34, of 74 Grove St., was charged with assault and battery on a police office, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Milton Mejia, 35, of 131 Walnut St., was charged with unlicensed operation, number plate violation and blocking an intersection.