Police Briefs 09-10-2014


One young man tried to appease his robbers on Shirley Avenue last Tuesday, Sept. 2, by visiting his friends at home and asking them if they had any money he could give to the two robbers.

The incident started around 11 p.m. when the young man was at the Shirley Avenue Station and two men approached him and ordered him to give them $20.

He didn’t have any, but some sort of agreement was made to allow the victim to take the robbers to various friends’ homes to see if they had any money.

At the first home, the victim knocked on the door and told his friend that he needed $20 bucks to give to the robbers, who were waiting nearby.

The friend quickly closed the door and told them to go away.

So, they began to walk to another person’s home to see if there was any money available there.

However, the first friend called the police and gave descriptions.

Police headed off the awkward and prolonged robbery on Shirley Avenue.

Once on the scene, the victim told police what the deal was, and the patient robbers were arrested.

Sharmake Ibrahim, 26, of Lynn; and Abdikeyr Mohamed Mohamud, 26, of Charlestown, were both charged with unarmed robbery and intimidation of a witness.


A landlord on Walnut Avenue was arrested Thursday when he allegedly tried to collect rent with a knife.

The victim told police when they arrived about 11 p.m. that his roommate had become angry when he hadn’t paid the rent. They got into an argument that spilled outside into the street. After words were exchanged, the landlord/roommate retrieved a knife from the kitchen and threatened to stab and kill the tenant.

Edgar Fonseca, 56, of 18 Walden St., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, threatening to commit a crime and one warrant.


One Lantern Road man well known to police was arrested last Wednesday, Sept. 3, on Shirley Avenue after he pushed a convenience store clerk through a glass door.

Around 5:54 p.m. the man was being disruptive in the store and was apparently intoxicated, so the clerk asked him to leave.

The man allegedly got angry with the clerk for booting him, and pushed the clerk into a glass door, which broke.

The man walked down Shirley Avenue, which is where police found him a short time later.

The man is well known to police, and told them the clerk ticked him off, so he pushed him into the door.

Shawn Poillucci, 41, of 211 Lantern Rd., was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250, assault and battery.


A Chelsea man smashed into a traffic sign on Broadway around 12:25 p.m. last Wednesday, Sept. 3, and was charged with drunk driving.

Police were called for a man driving erratically down Broadway just after noon.

When they responded, they found a car crashed at the corner of Broadway and Mountain Avenue. The man had crashed into a sign and turned his car into oncoming traffic.

He was also trying to get away, but not very fast.

Police found him behind the wheel trying to go, but to no avail.

He appeared intoxicated and was given a field sobriety test.

Richard Dobbyn, 53, of Chelsea, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, wanton destruction of property over $250, marked lanes violation and negligent operation.


Police arrested an intoxicated 16-year-old female on Broadway last Tuesday, Sept. 2, after she got uncontrollably angry and wouldn’t calm down.

Police said someone had hit the girl’s car around 4 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Cooledge St. When they arrived she was screaming and yelling and wouldn’t stop.

Police asked her to calm down and she continued – in colorful language – to inform them about how she didn’t plan to shut her trap.

Officers asked her kindly to leave no fewer than five times, but she refused.

The 16-year-old juvenile was arrested for rude and disorderly conduct.


One man was arrested on Monday morning at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Bell Circle after throwing a fit and refusing to leave.

Police arrived and found that the man had been on a tirade in the store and was bothering people and giving the employees a hard time. They asked him to leave and he flipped.

Police arrived and asked him also to leave, but he refused.

He said he knew his rights, and he didn’t have to leave. He also told police just exactly what he thought of them – in that same colorful language as in the previous report.

After several tries to get him to leave, he wouldn’t.

Tyrell Benton was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

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