The Chelsea Fire Department responded at 4:03 AM Sunday morning to multiple 911 calls for a working fire at 16 Reynolds Avenue, a multifamily residence. Firefighters arrived to heavy fire conditions in the rear of the property. Chelsea Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames limiting damage and evacuated all residents safely. During the investigation, fire and arson investigators observed inside the apartment where the fire originated narcotics and other drug related evidence.
Chelsea Police Detectives responded and secured a search warrant. Detectives seized over 300 grams each of Heroin, Cocaine, along with a semi-automatic rifle, counterfeit money and other evidence.
Chelsea Police placed Gerry Girauld age 33, who was living in the Reynolds Avenue apartment under arrest for Trafficking in Class A (Heroin), Class B (Cocaine), Illegal Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of Counterfeit Money. Giraud is being held on $100,000 cash bail at Chelsea Police Headquarters and will be arraigned Tuesday morning in Chelsea District Court on a multitude of charges.
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.