Police Briefs 09-20-2018


On Sept. 4 at 1:33 p.m., Chelsea Police Detectives arrested a male responsible for the breaking and entering of three local business in the last two weeks of August. The suspect who was captured on store video of one of the businesses as he entered through the roof exhaust system. The other locations experienced the same method of entry.

The businesses broken into included Teriyaki Yummy, Montecristo, and Casa Mariachi.

Jesus Pacios-Leiva, 24, of 128 Shurtleff St., was charged with on warrant, three counts of breaking and entering in the night for a felony, and three counts of larceny from a building.



On Sept. 5, at 8:03 a.m., while on an assigned school post at Chestnut Street and Fifth Street, a CPD officer noticed a group of males behind the Salvation Army. The location is posted no trespassing. The officer observed the males who all had been previously warned to not enter the property. All were taken into custody.

Edgon Padilla, 43, of 27 Watts St.; Jose Diaz, 44, of 86 Marlborough St.; Carlos Zavala-Cortez, 49, of 111 Blossom St.; Jose Tejada, 61, of Everett; and Jose Vasquez, 51, of 198 Washington St.; were all charged with trespassing.



On Sept. 9, at 2:22 p.m., a CPD Officer was dispatched to the area of Chestnut Street at 5th Street for a report of a Hispanic male, wearing a black T-shirt and khaki pants, exposing himself. A witness provided the officer with a description of the incident. That subject was later observed and placed under arrest.

Jose Quino, 32, of 204 Clark Ave., was charged with open and gross lewdness.



The New Hampshire man accused of shooting 29-year-old Taquise Johnson to death in East Boston this spring was arraigned Wednesday on a murder charge, and his alleged getaway driver from Chelsea has been indicted as an accessory after the fact.

Jeremy Menendez, 29, of Nashua was extradited from New Hampshire Monday following his arrest last week by Boston Police. At a hearing in East Boston Municipal Court today, Judge John McDonald, Jr., ordered him held without bail.

Assistant District Attorney David Bradley of the DA’s Homicide Unit told the court that the victim, defendant, and others were hanging out in the area of  HYPERLINK “https://maps.google.com/?q=800+Border+St&entry=gmail&source=g” 800 Border St. in East Boston on the night of June 1. The evidence suggests that Johnson and Menendez walked to a darkened area shortly before midnight and that Menendez shot Johnson multiple times during that encounter. Bradley said a second firearm, which had not been fired, was found near Johnson on the ground.

Menendez fled the scene and entered a car, Bradley said. Prosecutors say that car was driven by Kavara Rivera, 23, of Chelsea, who allegedly lied to the Boston Police homicide detectives investigating Johnson’s slaying. The Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments on July 12 charging her with being an accessory after the fact to murder and lying to investigators under the state’s witness intimidation statute. Her bail was set at $5,000.

As the investigation unfolded, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit tracked Menendez to Nashua, where they placed him under arrest on Sept. 13 with the assistance of local law enforcement and US Marshals. He was returned to Boston yesterday.

Police Log

Tuesday, 9/4

Jesus Palacios-Leiva, 24, 128 Shurtleff St., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering nighttime, larceny from building (3 counts) and on a warrant.

Wednesday, 9/5

Leonardo Zavala, 39, 63 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

Edgon Padilla, 43, 27 Watts St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing.

Jose Diaz, 44, 86 Marlborough St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing.

Carlos Zavala-Cortez, 49, 111 Blossom St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing and immigration detainer.

Jose Tejada, 61, 1-100 Bloom St., Everett, was arrested for trespassing.

Jose Vasquez, 51, 198 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing.

Robert Soroka, 44, 26 Spencer Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for miscellaneous ordinance violation.

Thursday, 9/6

Wellington Costa, 24, 39 Clark St., Everett, was arrested for negligent operation of motor vehicle.

Jonathan Ojeda, 29, 70 Queensberry St., Boston, was arrested on a warrant.

Friday, 9/7

Jose Quino, 32, 204 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for lewdness, open and gross.

Sunday, 9/9

Yerri Perez, 26, 1 Webster Ave., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.

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