Boston Police report arresting a Charlestown man on assault and gun charges and his Randolph companion on an accessory charge following a fight at New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street around 3 a.m. on Saturday.
Police say Caesar Calderon, 40, of Charlestown, got into an argument with another patron at the restaurant - one of the few in all of Boston allowed to stay open after 2 a.m. - and as the words grew more heated, he took out a loaded gun and used it to make a point.
During the fracas, somebody slipped out of the restaurant and alerted a nearby BPD officer on patrol.
Officers observed and approached the suspect who was seated at a table at which time they instructed him to stand up so they could perform a pat frisk which yielded negative results. While the officers continued to speak with the suspect, their attention was drawn to a female party, later identified as Melicius Dacius, 37, of Randolph, who was seated at the suspect’s table. The officers noted that Dacius appeared to be holding an unidentified object wrapped inside a jacket on her lap, underneath the table, obscured from view. The female refused to comply with repeated verbal commands to display her hands and stand up. When the officers reached to assist the female to her feet, she abruptly and deliberately pushed herself away from the table, causing the chair to fall backwards. As the female suspect fell to the ground, so too did a loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, which the officers quickly recovered while placing the female suspect in custody. Officers later learned that Calderon had handed the weapon to Dacius as the officers approached.
Calderon now faces arraignment on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police say. Dacius will be arraigned with being an accessory after the fact to assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
For New Moon Villa, this will mean another trip to the Boston Licensing Board. Earlier this year, managers had to explain a brawl that included flying plates and chairs around 3 a.m. on Jan. 13.