Department News

2012 June 30 Arrest Assault with Dangerous Weapon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Release Date: July 3, 2012

Arrest for Assault with Dangerous Weapon

On June 29th at 10:26am Reserve Officer Kevin Ronan was working a paid detail directing traffic when he observed a vehicle operating erratically almost causing an accident.  Off. Ronan stopped the vehicle and questioned the operator and at that time detected a strong odor of marijuana.  Off. Cassella arrived to assist.

The operator was asked to step out of the vehicle and upon being questioned about something in his pocket he brandished a knife, opened the blade and turned it towards the officers.  The officers disarmed the subject and placed him under arrest.

He was identified as Matthew Kehoe 28yrs old, of 64 Steadman Street in Chelmsford MA.

Charged with (2) counts Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Marked lanes violation and failure to wear seat belt.



Released by:

Deputy Chief Richard Burrows