Chelsea Police have arrested Jorge Beltran, age 18 of Chelsea for Impersonating a Police Officer, Kidnapping and Robbery charges today. It is believed that Beltran broke into several cars in Everett near the Chelsea line including a police officers vehicle over the weekend. Several police items were reported missing from the officers car including a police badge and radio.
On Sunday evening March 19th at approximately 7:20PM, a Chelsea resident came into the police station and reported that he was robbed by a male that identified himself as police officer and who displayed a badge. The victim stated he was escorted to a basement of a multifamily home and robbed of his phone and money.
Chelsea investigators were able to obtain video images of Beltran and the victim walking together from city surveillance cameras. At 8:44 this morning two alert Chelsea Officers recognized Beltran from the images they had seen and placed him under arrest and recovered the stolen police badge, police radio and other evidence believed to be linked to other Everett vehicle breaks.
Chelsea and Everett detectives are working together in this on-going investigation.
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 departments website at www.chelseapolice.com or download for free the MYPD App that is compatible with both Android and Apple smart phones. All three ways are monitored and totally anonymous