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Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

April 26, 2011
Official Release # 11-13

Chief of Police:  
For Further Info Contact:
Chelsea Police Department
Brian A. Kyes
19 Park Street Chelsea, MA 
Captain Keith Houghton
(617) 466-4835 (Office)

Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

Mario Cruzado, age 37 of Boston was arrested on Monday evening in Boston by members of the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section for a murder warrant issued out of Chelsea District Court. Troopers observed Cruzado in Boston’s South End operating a vehicle that was reported stolen.  Cruzado in an effort to evade arrest used the vehicle to ram the state police cruiser and fled on foot. He was arrested after a foot chase and struggle in a nearby public alley.  Cruzado was wanted in connection with the November 26th 2010 murder of Fred D. Allen, age 57 inside his Bellingham Street apartment.

While being processed at Chelsea Police Headquarters, Cruzado became combative and threatened an officer during a struggle in the booking area. Cruzado was eventually subdued and was additionally charged with making threats to a police officer in the performance of his duties.

Chief Brian A. Kyes praised his detectives, state police investigators assigned to district attorneys office and the troopers from the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section in the arrest. He stated “law enforcement worked tirelessly and cooperatively in tracking this fugitive who posed a danger to the community”

Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by  calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880 or  texting the word Chelsea and then their message to tip411 (847411) from their cell phone. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at

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