Published in the February 19, 2016 edition
MELROSE — A 19-year-old Melrose resident was arrested on outstanding warrants on Monday, Feb. 8 at 9:41 p.m.
According to police, an Alta Stone Place apartment resident reported a man was walking around the apartment complex’s parking lot and was allegedly checking to see if car doors were unlocked. Police went to the scene and approached the man after observing him.
The man was placed under arrest for four outstanding warrants: Receiving stolen property valued over $250; receiving a stolen credit card; receiving a stolen property valued over $250; and receiving a stolen credit card. Police said the man possessed several stolen items, including credit cards containing other people’s names, when he was booked. The case remains under investigation.
Monday, Feb. 8
On Monday, Feb. 8, police placed a local woman into protective custody at 12:12 a.m.
Police received a report of wires down at Wyoming Avenue at Pleasant Street at 12:03 p.m. The Fire Department was notified.
At 4:53 p.m., a Converse Lane resident reported a man had walked up to her house several times and knocked on the door. When the woman did not answer, the man walked around the home before leaving the area. According to police, the man came to the home to return lost property.
A Woodcrest Drive resident reported property damage caused by a snowplow at 5:05 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, police responded to a motor vehicle accident at Warrick Road at Lynn Fells Parkway at 12:14 a.m. State Police responded to the accident.
Police received a request for medical aid from a Cefalo Apartments resident at 9:46 a.m. The patient was transported to Winchester Hospital.
Police went to a motor vehicle accident at Papa Gino’s, 417 Main Street, at 10:23 a.m. Police assisted with the paperwork exchange.
At 11:09 a.m., police received a report of a disabled motor vehicle at Main Street at Lynn Fells Parkway. The motor vehicle was gone on arrival when police arrived at the scene.
Police went to Felicia Road after receiving a suspicious motor vehicle report at 1:41 p.m. According to police, a delivery driver was taking a break between pick-ups.
Police responded to a Sycamore Road home after receiving a larceny report at 5:29 p.m. According to police, a woman said she received a credit card offer from Walmart, which she threw in the trash. She later received a statement that someone charged $1,400 worth of items at a Walmart in Halifax, Massachusetts. The woman contacted the credit card company after the incident.
Police went to Sylvan Street at Ryder Avenue after receiving an assist citizen report after a resident reported a man was staggering around at 9:28 p.m. According to police, the man was fine and sent on his way.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
On Wednesday, Feb. 10, police received a larceny report from a Goodyear Avenue resident at 9:45 a.m. According to police, a woman contacted a resident about a potential job offer and was seeking personal information from the resident. The resident, who did not apply for the job, did not disclose the personal information. When the man did a follow-up with the company, he discovered the woman did not work there.
Police went to a Grove Street resident’s home to assist a grandmother searching for her grandchild at 2:37 p.m. The child was reunited with the grandmother a short time later.
At 7:50 p.m., police went to a home on Island Hill Avenue after receiving a medical aid request. The patient was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Thursday, Feb. 11
On Thursday, Feb. 11, police received a report of a person sleeping in the ATM area of Bank of America, 690 Main Street, at 6:22 a.m. Police sent the person on their way.
Police went to a motor vehicle accident at Vinton Street and West Emerson Street at 1:01 p.m.
A man came to the police station, 56 West Foster Street, at 1:58 p.m. to report a complaint. According to police, the man said he was being harassed. Police advised the man to see a harassment prevention order.
A resident of a rooming house on Vine Street alerted police about an alleged harassment incident that took place in one of the common areas at 5:52 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12
On Friday, Feb. 12, police went to motor vehicle accident at West Emerson Street at Myrtle Street at 9:47 a.m.
Police received a report of a bicycle found at the Tremont Street skate park at 11:58 a.m. The Department of Public Works was notified.
At 1:32 p.m., police went to Swains Pond Avenue after receiving a report of a group of youths skating on ice. Police were unable to locate the alleged skaters.
Police received a trash dumping report at 2:56 p.m. after a Windsor Street reported a couch and love seat were left on the side of the road. The DPW was notified.
Saturday, Feb. 13
On Saturday, Feb. 13, police received an assist citizen request after a woman at Common Market, 301 East Foster Street, was having trouble speaking at 11:48 a.m. The woman was transported to the hospital.
A Morgan Street resident reported his motor vehicle was damaged at 12:01 p.m. Police said the vehicle’s owner will be contacting the insurance company.
Police received a medical aid request from a Sylvan Street resident at 12:43 p.m. The patient was transported to the hospital.
Police investigated a potential breaking and entering attempt at a Laurel Street home at 8:03 p.m. According to police, a man found his back door open when he came home and suspected someone broke into the house. Police suspected wind possibly blew the door open.
Sunday, Feb. 14
On Sunday, Feb. 14, a taxi driver reported a passenger refused to pay their fare on Upham Street at 2:26 a.m. Police said the passenger ended up paying the fare.
A West Street resident reported a water problem at 7:38 a.m. The DPW was notified.
A Laurel Street resident reported water in the street at 8:16 a.m. The DPW was notified.
Police received a report of an accidental alarm at ZuZu’s Healing Arts, 122 East Emerson Street, at 9:19 a.m. According to police, the building was secure and everything appeared to be fine, but the alarm company called back and stated the person on the scene did not have the proper password. Police advised the alarm company that the person on the scene is the person they originally contacted. Another employee was contacted and went to the store to resolve the situation.
At 12:12 p.m., police towed a motor vehicle that had a sounding alarm from the Suburban Eye Association, 511 Main Street. The vehicle’s owner, a 46–year–old Melrose resident, was summonsed for having an uninsured vehicle on the street.