For Immediate Release: 6/28/2017 9:54 am
Worcester, MA (June 27, 2017) – On 6/27/17 at about 10 AM, an officer on patrol in the area of Kelley Square observed a blue Dodge Durango traveling east on Madison St with heavy front-end damage, making its headlights inoperable. The officer ran the vehicle’s license plate through his portable computer and saw that the owner of the vehicle, Edward Mello, twenty-eight-years-old of Holden, had a warrant. The officer activated his lights and sirens and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle rolled to a stop. A female passenger, later identified as Christina Beaudry, twenty-seven-years-old of Webster, fled on foot from the passenger’s side of the vehicle. Believing this flight to be a ruse allowing Edward Mello to escape, the officer stayed with the vehicle.
The officer ordered Mr. Mello to put his hands outside of the vehicle. As the officer walked toward the Dodge, Mr. Mello put the vehicle in gear and drove off at a high rate of speed. Officers followed Mr. Mello around the area for a short period of time. Due to the danger to the public caused by Mr. Mello’s reckless driving, officers abandoned the pursuit.
The officer returned to the area where he had last seen Christina Beaudry. He located her in the middle of Kelley Square, and placed her under arrest for outstanding warrants. After broadcasting the description of the Dodge Durango, officers learned that it was often seen in the area of Upsala and Svea St. Officers located the unoccupied Dodge Durango in the lot at 20 Svea St, which is in the rear of 18 Upsala St. Officers learned that Mr. Mello had ties to 18 Upsala St #2, which is a problem property familiar to officers, and that another male, Michael Coyne, forty-nine-years-old of Shrewsbury, had active warrants and stays at 18 Upsala St #2.
Officers were let into 18 Upsala St #2 by a resident. They located Kaylu Ayala, 27-years-old of 21 Chandler St, who had an active warrant and was placed under arrest. Michael Coyne was found hiding in a closet. He had five bags of what officers believed to be heroin in his pocket, one bag of what officers believed to be crack cocaine, and $653 in cash. He was placed under arrest for his outstanding warrant, and additionally charged with Possession of a Class A Substance with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Class B Substance. Officers located Edward Mello hiding in a different closet. He had a small bag of heroin tightly clutched in one of his hands. In addition to his warrant, he was charged with Possession of a Class A Substance, Failure to Stop for Police, and numerous motor vehicle offenses. Everyone involved will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.