QUICK STOP HIT TWICE
Knife-wielding thieves – or perhaps one thief – robbed the Quick Stop on Revere Street twice in one week.
First, around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11th, a white male entered the store and immediately demanded money while brandishing a knife. The clerk handed over the till and the robber fled on Waite Street. He was described as being a white male in his 20s, thin, and wearing a hoodie. He was caught on surveillance video and the crime is under investigation.
Then on Sunday, St. Patty’s Day, another thief robbed the coin machine in the store while brandishing a knife.
Around 6:05 p.m., a white male came into the store wearing a black mask and waving a knife. He immediately smashed the glass on the coin machine in the store and began stockpiling the coins. He fled east on Revere Street and might have gotten into a four-door sedan that was light brown or champagne colored. He was described as being in his 20s, around 5’7” and wearing red sweat pants with a white stripe down the side. He was also caught on surveillance video and that incident is also under investigation.
PUT THIS GUY ON ICE
The federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has taken custody of a man for the Department of Homeland Security after he was arrested for allegedly committing a brutal domestic assault Sunday morning on Bay Road.
The man’s girlfriend reported to police that her boyfriend had gotten mad and threw a brick through the windows of her work vehicle. He then began to punch her in the head. The victim’s sister tried to intervene in the attack, but was also allegedly assaulted by the man – at one point dragging her legs across the broken glass on the ground. At that point, the man took the victim’s keys to her personal vehicle and fled down Vinal Street.
Police began a search for the vehicle, and it didn’t take long to find the car a short distance down the street.
Inside, they found the boyfriend asleep behind the wheel of the car.
It also didn’t take them long to figure out that the man was intoxicated.
He was arrested and fingerprinted.
As a result of the fingerprints, officers learned that the man did not have a last name of Rodriguez – as his driver’s license showed. In fact, his real name was Ramon Perez Gonzalez, 31, of Lynn.
ICE asked that he be held on an immigration detainer for a notice of action by Homeland Security.
Gonzalez was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, assault with a dangerous weapon, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation, furnishing a false name, forging an RMV document, two counts of assault and battery and two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250.
A LITTLE HELP HERE
One hotel guest at the Rodeway Inn got himself arrested when he locked himself out of the room and needed to go – in the most juvenile sense.
Officers arrived at the hotel around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday and were informed by the manager that a guest was urinating in the hallway. Officers found that, in fact, the man was relieving himself in the corridor.
He told police that he had locked himself out of the room and couldn’t hold it any longer – so he peed in the hallway.
There was only one problem.
The door was unlocked.
At that point, the man began to be uncooperative and loud – causing a disturbance and obviously intoxicated.
Gerald Verisotosky, 26, of Quincy, was charged with being rude and disorderly.
DOMESTIC TURNS TO COP CLASH
One man found himself arrested after he allegedly turned his anger from his girlfriend to the cops who showed up to restore order.
Police responded to 179 Cooledge St. on Monday around 9:41 a.m. to quell a verbal argument between a man and his girlfriend.
Officers began speaking with the man, but he didn’t keep his cool. Soon, he allegedly became aggressive, loud, threatening and combative towards the police.
He caused a major disturbance and assaulted both officers on scene during the melee.
He was eventually subdued and taken into custody.
Anthony J. Greeley, 27,of 136 Pemberton St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Edward Stephen Powell, 47, of 36 Crescent Ave., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.
Mario A. Ricciardi, 41, of Saugus, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Nicole A. DeConinck, 23, of Malden, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
Joseph J. Vacchio, 33, of 595 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
Gerald Verisotosky, 26, of Quincy, was arrested on a charge of rude & disorderly conduct in violation of the city ordinance.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Siron E. Cromwell, 18, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Ramon Perez Gonzalez, 31, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, furnishing false identifying information to an arresting officer, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, forging or misusing a motor vehicle document, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250, and two counts of assault & battery.
Rossetti gets 12 years in jail for extortion, loansharking
The leader of a highly organized and violent criminal enterprise in Eastie and Revere pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in state prison late last week on charges of loan sharking and extortion.
Mark Rossetti, 53, of East Boston, pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to charges of Attempted Extortion, Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Extortion, and Criminal Usury. After the plea was entered, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke sentenced Rossetti to 12 years to 12 years and a day in state prison. The sentence will run concurrent with a 12 year to 12 year and a day Heroin Trafficking sentence in Essex Superior Court and a seven to nine year Breaking and Entering sentence levied against him last year in Suffolk Superior Court.
“Mark Rossetti was the leader of an extensive and violent criminal enterprise that for decades threatened the safety of our communities,” said AG Martha Coakley. “This sentence today is an important step in our efforts to combat organized crime. Thanks to collaboration between our office, the Essex District Attorney’s Office, and the Massachusetts State Police, Rossetti and many of his associates have been taken off our streets and are no longer threats to public safety.”
The sentence is the result of a multi-agency targeted investigation into a highly organized and violent criminal enterprise that operated throughout eastern Massachusetts. The investigation began in 2009 and was conducted jointly by the Attorney General’s Office, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s Office, and the Massachusetts State Police Special Service Section.
In October 2010, AG Coakley, DA Blodgett, and retired Colonel Marian J. McGovern, former superintendent of the State Police, announced the indictments of 31 individuals in connection with this highly organized and violent criminal enterprise that involved extortion, drug trafficking, robberies, assaults and other crimes.
The suspected leader of the criminal network, Rossetti, was indicted by a Statewide Grand Jury in connection with organizing this criminal network involved in extortion, drug trafficking, robberies, assaults and other crimes. As the investigation developed and crimes outside of Essex County were identified, DA Blodgett and AG Coakley collaborated resources, leading to one of the first and most successful uses of the Statewide Grand Jury, which heard evidence for five months, much of it gathered utilizing state-of-the art investigative techniques.
Investigators and prosecutors developed evidence against Rossetti and other individuals associated with the criminal organization and dismantled it. To date, nearly 20 defendants have been found guilty in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk and Plymouth counties.
The case was investigated by the State Police Special Service Section – Organized Crime Unit, with assistance from the Boston Police Department Special Investigations Unit and the Revere Police Department Drug Control Unit.