Police Briefs 08-30-2016

September 1, 2016
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Police arrest two, seize guns and drugs

Lynn police arrested Gary Freeman, 20 and Braulio Torres, 21, each of Lynn, after being flagged down by a 17-year old Lynn man who claimed the two suspects had brandished a gun at him and accused him of stealing a cell phone in the area of Marian Garden on Tuesday night.

According to Lynn Police Lieutenant Rick Donnelly, Freeman was charged with marijuana distribution, assault with a dangerous weapon, firearm use in a felony and other firearm related offenses. Torres was charged with marijuana possession with intent to distribute, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, firearm use in a felony and other firearm related offenses.

The two backpacks Freeman and Torres were carrying contained more than 20 small bags of marijuana, containing approximately 76.3 grams of the drug, which has a street value of about $1,500. Also seized was $1,502 in cash, drug paraphernalia, a loaded 9mm handgun with a magazine and two cellphones.

Trio of Saturday night shootings investigated

Lynn Police reported that three shootings were reported last Friday and Saturday nights in Lynn, with two victims treated for non-life threatening injuries on Saturday night and no arrests made in any of the three incidents.

The first incident was reported on Friday at about 2:03 a.m. in the area of Hamilton and Washington streets. Responding officers found located near 162 Washington Street with bullet damage and three shell casings in the street.

At 12:04 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to another shooting on Euclid Avenue, where a witness reported hearing gunshots and seeing a flash from the rear window of a black car that was passing through the neighborhood.

A short time later, at about 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, police responding to the area 465 Essex Street found a 20-year old Lynn man suffering from a non-lethal gunshot wound in his upper leg. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment. A short time later, police learned that a second victim was also struck in the foot. The second victim been driven to Salem Hospital, by a friend.

Police have made no arrests in any of the three incidents.

Police make arrest in Aug. 17 robbery

Lynn police this week reported the arrest of a 32 year-old Brighton man in connection with an armed convenience store robbery on August 17 at the Crown Variety on Lewis Street.

According to the report, the 61-year old male clerk was allegedly robbed by Michael Sullivan, who was captured on video, as he told the clerk to put money in a brown bag and motioned to his pants to indicate that he was carrying a weapon.

Though Sullivan did not show a weapon, the clerk feared for his life and placed an unknown amount of money into the brown paper bag, after which Sullivan allegedly fled the scene.

The video showed the robbery and provided officers with a clothing description, including a distinctive pair of sneakers worn by the alleged suspect.

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