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Coffee with a Cop

Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation.

It’s a simple concept. Police and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. There is no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! Join us at Starbucks, 164 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 from 10am till noon. We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Officer Joanne O’Brien at jobrien@chelseama.gov

CT Seminar

Chief Brian Kyes completes course in Counter-Terrorism Held in Tel Aviv, Israel

Official Release # 14-22

(Chelsea, MA) November 21, 2014 – A delegation of Massachusetts Senior Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Executives met with several of their counterparts in the Israel National Police last week during a week-long Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Counter-Terrorism Seminar held in Israel.

The training curriculum included high-level security briefings on the operational response to terrorism, border and airport security, mall security, maintaining safety and access to holy sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the role of advanced technology in policing, Continue reading

Single-Car Crash Kills Driver in Chelsea

Nov. 17, 2014 — Chelsea and State police are investigating a single-car crash just before 1:00 a.m. that left one man dead and another injured.

The preliminary investigation suggests that a 35-year-old East Boston man driving a 2001 GMC sport-utility vehicle on 4th Street at a high rate of speed when he hit a signpost at the corner of Cherry Street and then collided with the exterior of a building.

The operator and his passenger were both transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. The driver died of his injuries. The passenger, a 47-year-old East Boston man, remains hospitalized.
The crash is being investigated by detectives assigned to the Chelsea Police Criminal Continue reading

No Bail for Defendant in Spencer Avenue Homicide

News Release 14-216

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 — The man charged with fatally shooting 36-year-old Juan Carlos Rodriguez during an altercation early Saturday was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

ANTONIO RIVERA (D.O.B. 10/2/91) of East Boston was arraigned this morning in Chelsea District Court on charges of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman, Judge Matthew Nestor ordered Rivera held without bail and additionally ordered him held for violating the terms of his probation for a May conviction in an unrelated drug case. Continue reading

Suspect in Spencer Avenue Homicide Under Arrest

Oct. 22, 2014 — Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes announced an arrest in the shooting death of 36-year-old Juan Carlos Rodriguez this weekend.

ANTONIO RIVERA (D.O.B. 10/2/91) surrendered himself this afternoon on a warrant charging him with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is accused of shooting Rodriguez during an altercation inside the French Naturalization Club on Spencer Avenue at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday.  Rodriguez died of his injuries at Massachusetts General Hospital. Continue reading