Police Briefs 10-22-2014

ARMED ROBBERIES BELIEVED CONNECTED

Revere Police are in the process of working down an investigation into three street robberies in the Shirley Avenue area last Saturday and Sunday.

“At a minimum two of these are related and we believe that probably all three are related,” said Lt. John Goodwin. “We do have leads and a suspect we’re looking at. We’re in the process of rounding up surveillance video to see if we can identify those we believe are responsible. At one residence on Arlington Avenue, we will have video from a private surveillance system set up right where the crime happened.”

The first robbery took place on Franklin Avenue around 11:52 p.m. on Saturday when a Domino’s Pizza driver was jumped and robbed of $20.

The driver had delivered food to a home, and after receiving the money, was robbed at gunpoint by two men.

Police said they believe it was a crime of opportunity and not connected to the delivery.

The second robbery took place around 4 a.m. Sunday on Shirley Avenue when a man was walking home from work.

The 38-year-old man reported that has he walked from the train to the bus, two men approached him. One put a gun to his head and pistol-whipped him with the gun.

They demanded money, and the man begged for his life. At some point, the robbers got spooked and fled the scene before getting any cash.

A K-9 unit was dispatched to track the men, but to no avail.

Finally, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, a DJ coming home from work was robbed of $100 at his front door on Arlington Avenue. The man reported that he noticed two young men milling about as he got out of his car.

He went to his door, got out his keys, and the two came up behind him and jumped him.

They demanded money while pointing a black handgun to his face.

CAR EXPLODES AT WHELAN

A student teacher at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School had her car burst into flames Tuesday morning shortly after arriving at the school.

Fire Chief Gene Doherty said the 22-year-old had been driving her boyfriend’s 1999 VW Beetle from Hamilton when she smelled smoke. The car was overheating and she left the hood open before it broke out in tremendous flames. Upon arrival by Engine 4, it was fully involved.

There were no injuries to anyone.

“It was quite a raging blaze,” said Supt. Paul Dakin. “I guess she had smelled smoke coming, and she parked and a few minutes later it burst fully into flames.”

POLICE INVESTIGATE SUPPOSED ARMED ROBBERY

Revere Police are investigating the armed robbery of a man on Kimball Avenue last Tuesday, Oct. 14 – a robbery that resulted in the man allegedly losing $11,000 cash.

Around 7 p.m. on Oct. 14, the man told police that he had been robbed at gunpoint by two black males who pulled up in a black SUV and robbed him while pointing a black gun at his face.

The man told police that he and a female business partner buy and sell cars, and that he had just sold a car for $11,000 cash. When the robbers pulled up, he told them he had no money. They pushed him to the ground and began searching through his pockets.

Then they punched him in the face.

Finally, they found a Ziploc bag in his pocket containing the cash. He said they fled towards the Wonderland Ballroom.

Police questioned him about his business partner, who had been asking him for the money. He refused to answer any further questions about his partner and police said he stopped cooperating.

It remains under investigation.

 

RPD NEVER GIVES UP ON CRIMINALS

After a long, involved process, Revere Police and a fugitive apprehension team last Wednesday, Oct. 15, were able to take in a man with multiple drug cases pending in Revere.

Revere Police first arrested the man in March 2013 for possession with intent to sell drugs in the Shirley Avenue area.

The man was bailed and, soon, began allegedly dealing in the area again.

Police were able to put together another case, but arrested him in Everett and the case was prosecuted in Middlesex County.

Again, he was bailed.

Not long after that, another case came up in Chelsea where a warrant was issued.

Lt. John Goodwin said the man, Cesario Cortorreal, had been on his bulletin board for months as a target to re-arrest.

He had been in New York, but last week police received information that Cortorreal was allegedly dealing heroin in Chelsea’s Bellingham Square. Police and the fugitive unit confirmed that fact by tracking his phone and then observing him.

He was arrested on the corner in Chelsea and held on a higher bail this time – perhaps not allowing him to default on the case.

“We keep track of these guys and we have others we’ll go after too,” he said. “These drug dealers exist in a small community and they talk to each other. We want our reputation in Revere to be that we don’t forget and we’ll keep coming after you. That message is getting out there.”

Cortorreal, 38, of Everett, was arrested on warrants.

JUVENILE ARRESTED WITH AMMO

Revere Police arrested a youth Sunday night on Florence Avenue when he showed up at home with handgun ammo in his pockets.

The 17-year-old boy’s mother allegedly found the ammo and some pills in his pocket and called police.

Police said she was adamant about wanting her son held accountable.

The youth was charged with possession of ammo without a permit and possession of a Class B drug…

MONDAY,

OCTOBER 13

Michael W. DuPont, 35, of Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 14

Nicholas D. Chiulli, 35, of 25 Warren St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

WEDNESDAY,

OCTOBER 15

Cesario Cortorreal, 38, of Everett, was arrested on various charges.

THURSDAY,

OCTOBER 16

Cody Evan Milligan, 22, of 134 Endicott Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Joseph Daniel Dulcetta, 30, of 4 Jordan St., was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property over $250.

FRIDAY,

OCTOBER 17

Scott A. Ferguson, 41, of 108 Kimball Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

SATURDAY,

 OCTOBER 18

Shana J. Kelly, 26, of Saugus, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.

Jordan J. Perez, 19, of 34 Franklin St., was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

John J. Scibilia, 59, of Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of possession of ammunition without an FD card and illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance.

Journal Staff Reports

House Breaks: (1)

Tuttle Street

Commercial Breaks: (0)

Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (7)

*Washington Avenue; VFW Parkway; VFW Parkway; *Squire Road; Squire Road – Stop & Shop; *Endicott Avenue; and *Page Street.

Motor Vehicle Accidents: (34)

Mahoney Circle (4); Brown Circle (4); Copeland Circle (3); Campbell Avenue; Rose Street; Washington Avenue; Revere/North Shore Rd; Revere Street; Parkway; School Street; Broadway; School Street; Park Avenue; Parkway; American Legion Hwy; Beach/Harris; Dolphin Avenue; Rose Street; Broadway; Goodwin/Lynnway; Squire Road; Squire/Sigourney; North Shore Rd; Cushman/Adams; Winthrop Parkway/Jones; and Winthrop Parkway.

House Parties/Loud Stereo Complaints (after 9 p.m.): 10

Journal Staff:

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  • Up until 25 years ago, Revere, West Roxbury and Winthrop had the lowest rate of violent crimes in Suffolk County. Reading this article, one can see that Revere has changed for the worse. Muggings were virtually non-existent in Revere. The place was never perfect, but it's streets were fairly safe.

    • "Up until 25 years ago, Revere, West Roxbury and Winthrop had the lowest rate of violent crimes in Suffolk County." Another delusional Reverite. News from the 70's and 80's is largely non-existent on the modern internet, but things in _Revere_ were so sordid back then that it's still quite easy to find information about it with a simple Google search. NAMBLA started here. Bodies were frequently found in trunks. Even the Revere _cops_ were involved in high profile burglaries back then ("exrevere" was no doubt one of those who chose to ignore these things).

      • I could name many suburbs that had worse scandals than Revere had. Look at Quincy. Since 2000, more than a dozen cops indicted or convicted. City hall sandals that make Revere of 40 or 50 years ago look like the land of ethics. As bad as Revere may have seemed back then, muggings were extremely rare. One could walk it's street and feel safe. Statistics prove that. Crime statistics have been kept for 100 years.

        • Theres a difference between police corruption (which, unfortunately, happens in lots of places), and outright robbery by the good-old-boy police who are then defended by the town residents who they are supposed to protect. Revere is pathetically fairly unique in this respect. Revere has actually gotten a little better. It would get better faster if the good-ole-McGuido network was not still in charge of things. Propagating this false idea that "things were better in the old days" is disingenuous and counterproductive.

          • I agree with much of what you say. My point was that muggings and violent street crimes were as rare as a snow storm in late April in Revere until recently. That's not a good thing. Actually up until the 1960's Revere had a large and politically active Jewish-American and Irish-American population. Reinstein had a base of support with them. He was no prize. However, violent crime was low. Too many middle class leaving Revere today.

    • Let's face it. Revere always had a "rough around the edges" feeling to it. It used to be called "little Chicago" for obvious reason. No one ever confused Revere with Marblehead or Lincoln. However, IMO things started to go downhill in the 90s when the city became a magnet for section 8s, particular from the less than desirable sections of Boston.

      • You are correct. As you know, as bad as the place seemed, the streets were fairly safe . I think your theory is correct about the current state of the place. It's all over these days. Whether it be Revere, Dorchester, Brockton or Lynn etc. once safe working class to middle class areas have changed for the worse. Revere's sections used to be unique. Beachmont, the Pines, Oak Island, Revere Street, Kelly's Meadows, the Immaculate area all had a different feel to them. Almost as if they were separate cities. Anyway, I'm sad to see street crime being an issue in Revere.

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