Police Briefs 02-15-2012



Vincent J. DiNunzio, 41, of 224 Mountain Ave., was arrested on two counts of assault & battery.

Joseph P. Morris, 23, of 4 Wolcott Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

A 15 year old juvenile and a 16 year old juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants.


Maureen Y. Simone, 58, of 23 Roughan St., was arrested on a charge of being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance.

Daniel C. Stimpson, 40, of Winthrop was arrested on charges of eight counts each of trespassing, larceny of property over $250, and breaking & entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony.


Alfredo M. Centeio, 22, of Boston, was arrested on charges of assault & battery, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest.

A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on two counts of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

A 15 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing a school, and making a threat to commit a crime.


Nelson J. Aguilar, 17, of 120 Marshall St., was arrested on a charge of carrying a knife or other dangerous weapon.

Luis Arnoldo Alvarez, 21, of 120 Marshall St., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


Rafael A. Calderon, 42, of 37 Centennial Ave., was arrested on a charge of violating a domestic abuse prevention restraining order.

Carlos Bertin Gutierrez, 17, of 324 American Legion Highway, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute, the manufacture and distribution of a Class D controlled narcotic substance, and violating the drug free school zone law.

Juana Vargas, 34, of Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


Jessica M. Bencivenga, 25, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of shoplifting.

April T. Caulfield, 37, of Malden, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Victoria I. Cepeda, 21, of 308 Reservoir Ave., was arrested on two counts of assault & battery upon a police officer.

Aquiela Wesley, 33, of Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250.

A 15 year old juvenile was arrested on the common law charge of participating in an affray.


Jennifer D. Copeland, 41, of Medford, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.

Christopher S. DiFiore, 52, of East Boston, was arrested on a charge of being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance.

Melena Murcia, 24, of 218 Mountain Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery and disturbing the peace.

Police Briefs


Broadway has been alive with action this week after the stabbing of a Cooledge Street youth in front of the Domino’s Pizza location last Wednesday, Feb. 8th.

Police were called to the scene of the stabbing, which was non-fatal, around 3 p.m. They arrested a juvenile suspect shortly after and charged him with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Police also arrested two other youths in connection with other related activities on Broadway last Friday.

School Superintendent Paul Dakin said that the stabbings had some connection to the school, but was mostly involving young people who had dropped out or were from other communities.

He said that he believes the problem is cyclical, and the schools and police have a chance for a teaching moment right now.

“What I’ve noticed is that difficult crime connected to dropouts and kids out of school runs on a cycle,” he said. “Every three or four years there’s a flare up and it becomes a teaching moment the staff can use as a way to cut this off. It’s usually all precipitated by some terrible situation. When the kids in the building are calmed down, they usually go down the right path and there’s no trouble for about three years. Then, when they begin to leave the building, the cycle starts again. I think we’re at the beginning of that cycle right now.”


A Winthrop man was arraigned in Chelsea District Court last week for allegedly breaking into lockers at a Revere storage facility in separate incidents over a three-month period this winter, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley.

Daniel Stimpson, 40, of Winthrop, was arrested on Feb. 7th by Revere Police and is charged with eight counts of breaking and entering, eight counts of trespassing, and eight counts of larceny over $250 for allegedly burglarizing several storage units between November 2011 and January 2012. He is alleged to have sold the stolen goods on Criagslist.

District Court Judge James H. Wexler ordered Stimpson held on $15,000 cash bail.

Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Brandt told the court that the manager of Extra Space Storage contacted the Revere Police Department on Jan. 24 to report a series of burglaries. When officers arrived, the manager told them his staff was alerted that one of the units had been broken into. Staff members noticed that the padlock on that unit had been pried open and put back together to minimize the apparent damage.

After learning of the forced entry into that unit, staff members checked the other storage units in the facility and found that 79 units had damaged locks. Of that number, 43 had been accessed. Some of the units that were accessed reported no thefts; others reported thefts and filed reports with the police department.

A review of surveillance video footage and access code records showed that the suspect accessed the storage facility between Nov. 15, 2011, and Jan. 22, 2012. Some video surveillance showed the suspect, his clothing and the distinctive features of the Ford Explorer he was driving on the dates of the thefts. More surveillance of the suspect was captured on Jan. 26, when he unsuccessfully attempted to enter the storage facility with a bad access code.

In an attempt to identify the perpetrator, Brandt said, Revere Police detectives on Feb. 6 submitted photographs of the suspect to the Mass Most Wanted website and a surveillance video to local media asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

“Tips started coming in the very next day,” Conley said. “In the course of investigating those leads, Revere Police were able to identify Stimpson as the alleged perpetrator.”

On Feb. 7, after waiving his Miranda rights and assenting to a videotaped interview with detectives, Stimpson allegedly admitted to using an access code to enter the storage facility and stated that he used a screwdriver to force open the padlocks. He also identified himself as the man in the surveillance video and stated that he sold the stolen items on Craigslist.


Police are investigating the Sunday morning robbery of a Winthrop Avenue convenience store.

The victim told police that a man with a knife entered Heidi’s Place in Beachmont and produced a knife, robbing the store.


A Boston man was arrested last Wednesday, Feb. 8th, for an assault with a knife on Alden Avenue.

The man allegedly attacked an Alden Avenue woman with the knife and police took him into custody when they arrived at the scene.

Alfredo Centeio, 22, of Boston, was charged with assault by a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and resisting arrest.


A Dashwood Street was apparently the victim of a Pit Bull attack on Neponset Street last Thursday, Feb. 7th.

Police were called to the area by a witness on the street around 3:30 p.m. and alerted to the attack.

After officers responded, the Animal Control officer sorted out the situation.

The woman’s condition was not readily available.


A Dorchester man reported to police on Tuesday night, Feb. 7th, that he had been robbed at knifepoint on Winthrop Avenue.

Police responded around 8 p.m. and the man reported that a man brandishing a knife had taken his iPhone.


State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office and Revere Police are investigating a collision in Revere on Feb. 5th that left two people injured, and they are asking witnesses to the incident to come forward.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at about 11:55 p.m. The preliminary investigation suggests that a white Chevrolet van travelling westbound and a gray Toyota Camry travelling northbound collided in the intersection of American Legion Highway and Revere Street.

The driver of the van, a 42-year-old Revere resident, was seriously injured and transported to Massachusetts General Hospital; his passenger, a 39-year-old Revere man, was also hospitalized but with less serious injuries. The driver of the Camry, a 30-year-old female, and her male passenger suffered injuries that were not deemed life-threatening. No one has been charged at this time.

Investigators are asking anyone – pedestrian or motorist – who was in the area of the collision to come forward and assist.

in the investigation. Specifically, detectives hope to speak with the driver of a black Ford Explorer that was seen in the vicinity of the crash. Authorities stressed that they are only looking for information that could be helpful in the probe.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817 or Revere Police at 781-656-1116.


The state-of-the-art Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Dorchester will host Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s annual Basketball for Peace tournament next week, welcoming kids and teens from across the area for a day of healthy fun with the law enforcement officials who protect them.

Conley’s annual Basketball for Peace tournament will be held at the Kroc Center on Feb. 23. Now in their fourth year, the games bring urban youth together with prosecutors, victim advocates, civilian investigators, and others from the DA’s office. Also on hand are local police, non-profit groups, and social service providers.

This year’s teams include youngsters from the Bromley Heath Tenant Management Corporation; the Condon Community Center in South Boston; the Dorchester Youth Collaborative; the Revere Police Athletic League; the Salvation Army’s Bridging the Gap program in the South End and Lower Roxbury; and the Teen Center at St. Peter’s in Dorchester.

Beginning a new tradition, Conley will be welcoming four honorary team captains from the community, with each being recognized with an award denoting his or her status as a role model for city youth.

Basketball for Peace will be held on Feb. 23 at the Kroc Center, located at 650 Dudley St. Media are welcome to attend.

Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports

House Breaks: (7)

373 Mountain Ave. #2; 163 Hichborn St. #1R; 112 Shirley Ave. #1 (copper); 649 Park Ave; 99 Bellingham Ave; 14 Kingman Ave. #1; and 57 Thorndike St. #1.

Commercial Breaks: (4)

590 Parkway (Extra Space); 590 Parkway (Extra Space); 5 Ward St. (BJ’s); and 318 Squire Rd. (Tip Top Nails).

Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (7)

*Furlong Drive; Franklin/Franklin Place; *9 Walnut Ave; 194 Fenno St; *379 Beach St; 635 Mountain Ave; and 66 Bellingham Ave.

Motor Vehicle Accidents: (23)

Mahoney Circle (2); Copeland Circle (2); American Legion Hwy/Revere; 11 Bennington St; 63 Howard St; 756 Broadway; 540 Squire Rd. (Stop & Shop); 531 Broadway; 339 Squire Rd; 441 Revere St; Arnold/Oxford; Summit Avenue; 5 Bennington St; 218 Beach St; 651 Squire Rd; Beach/Central; 407 Squire Rd; 87 Revere St; 911 Winthrop Ave; Salem Street; and 146 Railroad Ave.

House Parties/Loud Stereo Complaints (after 9 p.m.): 6

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