State Police, Everett Police Break Up Altercations at Encore Monday

The State Police and Everett Police forces assigned to the Encore Boston Harbor resort casino reported on Monday that they had to break up several disturbances at the casino between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Monday – charging four people, including three from Lynn.

Encore officials said police and their private security team responded to the incidents and quelled them in short order.

“Encore’s in-house security team, in collaboration with local police and the EBH state police unit, was able to quickly respond to and control the situation with no impact or disruption to other guests or operations,” read a statement from the resort.

The State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit at Encore-Boston Harbor, which includes Troopers and Everett Police Officers, as well as MSP and Everett patrols responding as backup and casino security, responded to several fights and disturbances early Monday after a large crowd exited a nightclub at closing time. Troopers and officers arrested two people, took a third into protective custody, and will summons a fourth person.

According to police, several minutes after 2 a.m., Troopers and Officers assigned to the joint Gaming Enforcement Unit were assisting with crowd control as a large group of patrons exited a nightclub, Memoire, at closing. As a disturbance involving a large number of patrons erupted, GEU Troopers and Officers requested backup units; State Police-Medford and State Police-Revere patrols responded, as did Everett Police patrols and a State Police K9 unit.

One person, Shani Mohamed Abo, 29, of Everett, was arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest after he became uncooperative and combative with a club security officer and responding police officers.

Then, at approximately 2:15 a.m., Troopers and Officers responded to a second fight involving a large group in the hotel’s main lobby. Troopers from the GEU and State Police-Medford located a Lynn man, who allegedly became involved in a verbal altercation with two women, then pushed one of them and grabbed her cell phone from her hand and threw it across the lobby.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect allegedly inappropriately touched one of the women. The suspect, Herby Charmant, 25, of Lynn, was taken into custody and charged with indecent assault and battery, assault and battery, lewd and lascivious behavior, and disorderly conduct.

At approximately 2:23 a.m., Troopers responded to a third fight, this one the gaming floor. Troopers from State Police-Medford quelled the disturbance and dispersed a group of people. One person, a 26-year-old Lynn man, will be summonsed to court for an assault and battery charge.

Finally, at approximately 3 a.m., as multiple patrons involved in disturbances were being escorted off the property by State Police and Everett Police, police attention was drawn to one man who was highly intoxicated and continually yelling. That man, a 32-year-old Lynn resident, was taken into protective custody, but not charged.

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