Police Briefs 05-03-2018


Chief Brian Kyes was front and center on Weds., May 2, for a major announcement in Cambridge with House Speaker Bob DeLeo on new gun safety legislation. Chief Kyes is the current president of the Massachusetts Major Cities Chiefs of Police.


On April 18, at 11:19 a.m., officers on patrol responded to 222 Washington Ave. for a report of a male breaking into cars. Upon arrival, they observed an intoxicated male attempting to gain entry into a house by prying a front door open. Offices placed the subject into custody.

Oscar Cerna, 40, of Revere, was charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and two warrants.


On April 17, at 10:44 a.m., officers responded to a report of a person struck by a vehicle while on his moped. Officers spoke to the injured victim, who stated that he was deliberately hit by a car after a verbal altercation with the suspect escalated. Officers were able to capture the video of the incident from a city camera and place a BOLO on the suspect. The subject eventually turned himself into police headquarters where he was placed under arrest.

Weimar Pineda-Bedoya, 25, of East Boston, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene with personal injury and leaving the scene of property damage.


A Chelsea individual has been arrested and charged in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

According to six separate indictments unsealed Monday, six individuals were each charged with one count of unlawful reentry of a deported alien, including one Chelsea man.

Milton Mejia-Padilla, 36, a Honduran national, was encountered by law enforcement in Chelsea on Jan. 7, 2018, and determined to be illegally present in the United States. Mejia-Padilla was previously deported on Aug. 16, 2010.

The charges of illegal reentry provide for sentences of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and each of the defendants will be subject to deportation upon completion of his sentence.

Police Log

Tuesday, 4/17

Brian Owens, 38, 249 Maverick St., East Boston, was arrested for warrant and possessing Class E substance.

Milton Caban-Valentin, ,34, 100 Stockton St., Chelsea, was arrested for operating motor vehicle with suspended license.

Wednesday, 4/18

Oscar Cerna, 40, 19 Summer St., Revere, was arrested for breaking and entering for misdemeanor and warrants.

Jose Palacios, 60, 27 Boallou Ave., Dorchester, was arrested for red light violation and operating motor vehicle with suspended license.

Weimar Pineda-Bedoya, 25, 1061 Saratoga St., East Boston, was arrested for assault and battery with dangerous weapon, leaving scene of personal injury and leaving scene of property damage.

Thursday, 4/19

Francisco Gomez-Roche, 32, 139 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Friday, 4/20

Peter Mundowa, 30, 50 Valley View Dr., Fitchburg, MA, was arrested for disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting arrest.

Saturday, 4/21

Pablo Vanegas Benitez, 38, 180 Cross St., Malden, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle and stop sign violation.

Charlie Vick, 28, 74 Oxford St., Revere, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and threat to commit a crime.

Edith Otero, 44, Homeless, was arrested on warrants.

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