POLICE SEEKING WITNESSES IN RAPE
Revere Police are seeking two men who interrupted a sexual assault outside the Beachmont VFW on Sunday night, getting into an argument with the perpetrator and allowing the female victim enough time to flee the area.
“We believe two people walking by were in the location where they were,” said Lt. John Goodwin. “They yelled at the man and got into an argument. As they argued, she got away. The two gentlemen left prior to the police coming. We would like to talk with those two men.”
Police have made an arrest in the case, having responded quickly to the scene and located the suspect in the Beachmont Train Station. He was identified by the victim and charged, but authorities hope to locate the two witnesses to make he case even stronger.
The victim was at the Revere Carnival on Sunday night in Suffolk Downs when she met an acquaintance there. While there, the acquaintance grabbed her around the neck and began to be aggressive. Then he forcibly made her leave with him and walk to the Beachmont VFW area. There, he sexually assaulted her until the two men intervened by yelling at and confronting him.
Shortly after leaving the Carnival with the man, the victim had secretly called an ex-boyfriend and let the phone run so he could hear what was transpiring. That man called the police and rushed to the scene.
Phillip Martinez, 21, of Melrose, was charged with rape, kidnapping, assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime.
Anyone who witnessed the incident should call Det. Bruzzese at (781) 286-3558.
FIGHT, DRUGS AT VOLARE
One man was arrested for fighting and possessing drugs inside Volare’s Restaurant around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.
An officer was flagged down by employees about a fight in Volare’s around 1:30 a.m. Inside, officers tried to ascertain what happened. Upon doing so, they encountered an agitated male who would not cooperate with officers and became aggressive, and screaming.
He was placed under arrest. During subsequent search, he was found to have cocaine on his person.
Brian Bears, 35, of Winthrop, was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of a Class B drug.
REVERE POLICE CATCH MAN IN HOUSTON
A Chelsea man who was deported following his arrest on child rape charges 10 years ago was apprehended after he re-entered the United States July 12, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli, and US Marshal for the District of Massachusetts John Gibbons said.
Rony Vasquez, 42, was arrested on June 18, 2006, after Revere Police found him engaged in apparent sexual activity with an 11-year-old girl known to him. The Suffolk County Grand Jury indicted Vasquez three months later after the investigation revealed additional sexual contact with the child, but he was deported by immigration authorities in the interim and never appeared at his Suffolk Superior Court arraignment. A warrant for his arrest has been in place since then.
“With a decade now passed, this case has been handed down to a new generation of prosecutors,” District Attorney Conley said. “What has not changed, and what will not change, is our commitment to speak for any child abused, neglected, or violated by an adult. Thanks to the early work of Revere Police, the grand jury investigation by our Child Abuse Unit, and these most recent efforts by US Marshals and the State Department, we’ll be able to do just that when the defendant returns to Suffolk County.”
“We never lost hope that such a serious case would one day have its day in court,” Chief Cafarelli said. “I’m proud of my officers and detectives for their response and investigation 10 years ago, and I’m grateful for the continued efforts of the Suffolk DA’s office and US Marshals to hold this defendant accountable for his actions.”
During the course of their fugitive investigation, US Marshals obtained information that Vasquez intended to travel to the United States to visit a family member. They were in place when he deplaned from a flight from Guatemala to Houston on July 12, and immediately took him into custody.
Vasquez is currently held without bail as a fugitive from his Suffolk County indictment. Massachusetts officials will travel to Texas in the coming days to transport Vasquez to Suffolk Superior Court for arraignment. Those proceedings have not yet been scheduled.
SQUIRE LOUNGE INCIDENT
A Chelsea man was arrested at the Squire Lounge early Saturday morning punching a police officer.
Around 1:20 a.m., the Revere Police detail officer at the Squire reported a fight. As the officer attempted to break the fight up with an obvious identified aggressor, the officer was assaulted by being punching and pushed.
The defendant was uncooperative and continued to be combative as the officer attempted to escort him out. The subject refused to comply with the officer while attempting to be placed under arrest. The officer deployed his Taser, but the subject continued to resist. The officer also had to use his pepper spray. The subject continued to be combative and uncooperative. He was eventually handcuffed and transported to the station.
Edgar Iraola, 43, of Chelsea, was charged with assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of assault.
POLICE NAB ALLEGED COKE DEALER
After a six-week investigation, Revere Police put the clamps on two alleged Butler Street cocaine dealers on Saturday, July 9.
Officers said they had targeted the man recently as he had been known to be committing firearms offenses, which raised a major red flag.
After an investigation of about one month, police received a search warrant and executed it at 84 Butler St. around 3:15 p.m. on July 9.
Officers found 99 grams of cocaine and $8,000 cash.
Jason Couldren, 29, of 84 Butler St., was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of a Class B drug (subsequent offense) and possession of a Class B drug.
Sodanny Prak, 27, of 84 Butler St., was charged with trafficking in cocaine.
“It was a significant case because we targeted this suspect due to the fact that we believe he had been involved with two or three firearms incidents,” he said.
SUMMONSED FOR LEAVING DOG
An Everett man was summonsed to court for animal cruelty after leaving his dog in the car at Market Basket for almost 30 minutes on Sunday.
Around 6 p.m., police at the store noted the dog in the car and monitored the situation. When the owner did not reappear for more than 25 minutes, police decided to charge him with animal cruelty.
Thomas Daly, 62, of Everett, was summonsed to court for cruelty to an animal.
CRASHED INTO PARKED CAR
An East Mountain Avenue man was arrested Monday night, July 11, after allegedly crashing into a parked car on Broadway while driving drunk.
Around 8:35 p.m. on Monday, July 11, officers were dispatched to a hit and run motor vehicle accident. When officers responded they found one vehicle crashed into a parked car near the Moose Club. The operator was on scene and appeared to be intoxicated.
Jose Ayala, 22, of 55 E. Mountain Ave., was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage and negligent operation.
MONDAY, JULY 11
Sergio Nunez-Ortiz, 19, of 34 Barrett St., was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Motasar Mohammed, 49, of Revere with no address listed, was issued a summons for a charge of trespassing.
Jose K. Ayala, 22, of 55 East Mountain Ave., was arrested on charges of operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
TUESAY, JULY 12
Matheus C. Dias, 19, of 58 Foster St., was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
Dolores V. Marino, 34, of 48 Conant St., was arrested on two outstanding warrants.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
Catherine A. Grady, 41, of 50 Walnut Ave., was arrested on a charge of trespassing.
A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Mohamed R. Danielkebir, 18, of 22 Roughan St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Deborah L. Westbrook, 57, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.
Michael S. Vilarino, 28, of 305 Park Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
FRIDAY, JULY 15
Robert J.C. Jones, 52, of 438 Proctor Ave., was issued a summons for charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 and intimidation of a witness.
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Edgar Iraola, 43, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of assault & battery, assault & battery upon a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and two counts of assault.
Jose A. Menjivar, 39, of 49 Irving St., was issued a summons for charges of larceny of property over $250 and assault & battery.
John Campbell, 42, of 11 George Ave., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.
Martin R. Hickey, 28, of Charlestown, was arrested on three outstanding warrants.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
Brian Bears, 35, of Winthrop, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance.
Thomas Daly, 62, of Everett, was issued a summons for a charge of cruelty to an animal.
Robert Gainey, 29, of 167 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.
Roy M. Stuart, 35, of 175 Hichborn St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery.
Phillip Martinez, 21, of Melrose, was arrested on charges of rape, kidnaping, assault & battery, and making a threat to commit a crime.