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

Two Held in Unrelated Homicides in Chelsea, Dorchester

Suffolk County District Attorney News Release 14-213

BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 — A Chelsea man was ordered held without bail in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Katerin “Catherine” Gomez, and a Quincy man was similarly held in the stabbing death of 31-year-old Gerald Williamson, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

HECTOR RAMIRES (D.O.B. 10/23/93) was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on a murder charge stemming from Gomez’ homicide this weekend. At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Fredette, Judge Matthew Nestor also revoked Ramires’ bail on two unrelated street robberies he allegedly committed with others earlier this year. Continue reading

Free Self-Defense Class

The CPD in co-operation with Chelsea Community Schools, is sponsoring a free self-defense class on Wednesday, September 24th, from 5:30-7:30pm. Registration can be done in person at the Williams Middle School prior to the class. Participants are not required to be in good physical shape for this class.

Chelsea Police Utilize Nextdoor Social Network

Chief of Police City of Chelsea, MA

Chief of Police
City of Chelsea, MA

Chief Brian Kyes, is pleased to announce that the Chelsea Police Department will now be utilizing the Nextdoor Social Network to facilitate virtual neighborhood watch and foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

Nextdoor is a tool for us to effectively share information on crime prevention and safety, public events, and emergency notifications. You can expect to receive local crime and safety updates from the Chelsea Police Department on Nextdoor. Please be assured that your website remains private. Police staff will not be able to see any of the content on your neighborhood website except for the direct replies to our posts. Continue reading