Police Chief Brian Kyes has enjoyed praising the actions of Officer Timmy Broman, who was noted for going the extra mile to help a man panhandling at on the Parkway and Webster Avenue this week.
Kyes said panhandling has been an ongoing problem at that corner, and police have had to move people along many times of late for public safety reasons, mostly.
This week, Broman encountered one of the regulars named Corey and decided to try to help him. Broman pulled up to him on the Parkway and asked if he wanted help finding a job. Though Kyes said he figured Corey would decline, on that day Broman was able to convince him to hop in the cruiser.
Together, they went to a day labor office in downtown Chelsea and Broman was able to convince the ownership to take Corey’s job application. That they did, and Kyes said it was above and beyond.
“Hopefully Corey will follow up and it will bear fruit,” said Kyes. “These are the kinds of things that come from our proactive policing with our HUB/COR format. I commend him for taking that extra step. We never know what might become of it.”
On May 29, at 8:54 p.m., officers responded to Lambert Avenue for a report of a neighbor dispute. Upon the officer’s arrival, several neighbors came forward saying that something had happened between the victim and her tenants who live next door to her and her family. The victim stated that the female tenant had approached her outside the residence and held a knife to her throat. The female suspect was arrested on scene.
Karen Riva-Clarke, 61, of 12 Lambert Ave., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidating a witness.
LEAVE THOSE HYDRANTS ALONE!
On May 29, at 10:35 p.m., a CPD officer responded to Orange Street for a disturbance. The officer observed an incoherent male yelling at the employees of a private company the City had hired to flush the fire hydrants as part of routine maintenance. The male began interfering with the men and threaten the officer. He was placed under arrest on scene.
Adan Galeas, 37, of 36 Orange St., was charged with disorderly conduct.
ERRATIC DRIVER = STOLEN CAR
On May 31, at 6:35 p.m., CPD detectives were on an investigation in the parking lot of Chelsea Commons. They observed a Honda Pilot driving erratically, and they ran the registration. They were notified the vehicle was reported stolen out of Boston. They activated their lights and attempted to pull the car over. The operator fled the car and was placed into custody a short distance away.
Farah Ibrahim, 23, of 4 Clinton Ct., was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failing to stop for police, and operating with a suspended license.
On June 1, at 1:35 p.m., a CPD officer in Bellingham Square was flagged down by a male victim who told the officer he had been robbed. He stated a male came up from behind him and grabbed his headphones and threatened to kill him if he did not give up his phone. The victim described the suspect ,who was observed by another CPD officer, and taken into custody.
Edwin Ibanez, 29, of 589 Broadway, was charged with unarmed robbery, intimidating a witness and malicious destruction of property under $250.