October 25th – Teams of officers saturated the Bellingham Square area Thursday morning and arrested several individuals on warrants for illegal distribution of cocaine and heroin as part of an undercover operation targeting street level dealing in Chelsea neighborhoods; including the downtown business district. Chief Brian Kyes stated” This operation is an important piece in our all-encompassing effort to continue our progress in rejuvenating the downtown business area” ” He added, “ our officers will continue to prioritize enforcement, community policing and to work with our partners to guide individuals suffering from addiction into treatment.”
The Chelsea Police Department with assistance from the Revere, Winthrop, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and Massachusetts State Police secured twenty two arrest warrants on individuals as part of a three-month undercover operation named “Operation Clean Sweep”.” The operation targeted drug dealing in the Bellingham Square area and adjoining neighborhoods of the city. The Chelsea Police Department Drug Unit obtained warrants from Chelsea District Court based on evidence of hand to hand drug deals made to undercover officers.
Chelsea investigators are confident that all twenty-two individuals will be placed into custody.
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.