By Seth Daniel and Paul Koolloian
Early Morning Drug Raid on Spencer
The Chelsea Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 123 Spencer Ave. #3 March 25 resulting in the arrest of Sandy Villanalona–Avalo, 32, for Trafficking in Heroin. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation of drug dealing from that address. A second male present was arrested on non-drug-related charges. Police seized approximately 100 grams of heroin and seized nearly $2,000 in cash in the morning raid.
Chelsea Police remind the community they can report crimes or suspicious activity anonymously in various formats. Citizens can call the 24 hr “tips” line at 617-466-4880, email reports directly from the department’s website at www.chelseapolice.com or download for free the MYPD App that is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones. All three ways are monitored and anonymous
Threatened with a Wrench
On March 30, at 9:30 p.m., while assigned in Bellingham Square officers were flagged down at the Dunkin Donuts by a female party. She told officers her male friend was attacked earlier in the day by a female with a wrench. At that moment, that the female was inside the Chelsea Walk Pub. The female was also alleged to have threatened the male victim just before the officers arrived. The female was positively Identified and arrested on the scene. Offices located a knife hidden in the small of her back during the arrest.
Maria Puente, 50, of 66 Chester Ave., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threatening to commit a crime and carrying a dangerous weapon.
Under the Influence
On March 21, at 2:24 a.m., a CPD officer observed green motor vehicle parked up on a curb on the corner of Addison and Carter Streets. The officer saw the interior light of this green motor vehicle was on, the car appeared empty, and had heavy right side damage. The officer observed an unidentified male standing in the middle of Carter Street, who appeared to be on a cell phone, near a second vehicle that sustained damage. The officer attempted to ascertain from the male what happened, but the male fled. The male was placed into custody after being apprehended by other officers. The officer developed evidence that the male was the operator of the vehicle involved. The male failed a sobriety test on the scene.
Miguel Matos-Martinez, 22, of 38 Grove St., was charged with OUI Liquor, disorderly conduct, and three counts of leaving the scene of property damage.
Caught with Heroin
On March 21, at 2:30 p.m., officers observed a vehicle parked in the lot of Eastern Avenue Dunkin Donuts. The officers found the male party slumped over the steering wheel of the car. The officers requested medical assistance, and the male was transported to CHA Everett. Officers recovered from inside the vehicle what was believed to be a class “A” substance. The officers will summons the subject into court for illegal possession of class “A” drugs.
Steven Goodrich, 29, of Lowell, was charged with possession of Class A drugs (heroin), resisting arrest, and two warrants.