Brookline Police arrested four people on December 2. Two men were charged with selling crack cocaine at 52 Village Way.
Police had been monitoring a home at 52 Village Way since mid-November, receiving a tip that drugs were being sold out of the house. Police followed the suspect, identified as Kenneth Kelley, 21, of 52 Village Way for several days.
On December 1, officers observed what seemed like a drug deal on Ward Street in Boston, when an unknown individual walked up to the Kenneth’s car then quickly took off.
On December 2, at 52 Village Way, officers observed the suspect leave his home on Village Way and return not long after. A brown Honda Accord parked behind the suspect’s car. A man, identified as Kori Kelley, 18, of Roxbury, sat in the car for about 15 minutes. Kori then reached into the suspect’s car and took an object out the rear passenger area compartment. Kori was described as nervous and frantic. Kori got back into the passenger seat of the Honda, which sat there for an extended period of time.
Officers approached the vehicle and the driver turned on the engine, as if to make an attempt at fleeing. According to the police report, Kori Kelley frantically reached his hands into his pants. Officers ordered Kori to show them his hands, which Kori refused. Kori also refused to exit the vehicle, prompting the officer to physically remove him. When officers searched Kori, they found a large some of cash in his right pocket and a bag of what seemed to be narcotics.
As Kori and the officer struggled to gain possession of this object, Kori broke free of the officer and began running on foot. Officers chased the man and never lost sight of him. They observed Kori toss the clear plastic baggie. Kori ran down Village Way until he turned on to the footpaths by 70 Pearl Street. Kori lost his footing and officers were able to catch him.
As they struggled, Kenneth Kelly, Jalyse Ware, Deavaughn Dardy and two other people headed towards the officers in a threatening manner. Being outnumbered, one of the officers drew his firearm after telling the men to get on the ground. The then officer was radioed for more help.
Officers located the plastic baggie that Kori had discarded. In that bag were 13 individually wrapped rocks of what appeared to be crack cocaine.
Kenneth Kelley’s car was towed to the Brookline Police Station. Jalyse Ware consented to a search of her vehicle and police found $70 and two cell phones, which were taken as evidence.
Kenneth and Kori Kelley were both charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute in a school zone, conspiracy to violate drug law and resisting arrest. The driver of the Honda, Jalyse Ware, 19 or Boston, was charged with conspiracy to violate the drug law. Deavaughn Dardy, 17, of Boston was charged with resisting arrest.