MELROSE — Police went to a wooded area off Aaron Street near the Fellsway East Saturday, May 2, after someone reported a tent had been set up and there was possibly a gun inside.

Police responded about 12:40 p.m., locating a makeshift campsite. There was a BB gun inside the tent and since no one was around, they confiscated the gun. They also found syringes nearby and disposed of them.


A trustee of the Melrose Towers condominium complex on Melrose Street called police around 7:50 p.m. May 2 to complain that two men were moving out of a unit after the 6 p.m. deadline set by the association. The issue was resolved.


A variety of calls were fielded by the Police Department between Monday, April 27, and Sunday, May 3.

Following is a sample of those calls.


• A military identification card was found on the Mount Hood Golf Course around 7:30 a.m. Police took possession of the card.

• A brown leather suitcase was reportedly dropped off by a delivery service at the wrong house on Temple Street sometime before the owner of the suitcase told police about it at 8:08 a.m.

• A dispute about water coming onto a neighbor’s property on Beaumont Street was resolved around 11:25 a.m.

• A woman who was loading a child into a vehicle on the street side on Henry Avenue called police around 4:10 p.m. reporting that a school bus came dangerously close to her.

• Loose change was taken from a vehicle on West Emerson Street sometime overnight. The owner of the vehicle called police about the break-in around 7:20 p.m.

• A tablet computer was reportedly taken from a vehicle on Alden Street sometime between 11:30 p.m. April 24 and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25.


• A citizen was having trouble unlocking a bicycle on Nason Drive around 9:35 a.m.

• Police were at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital around noon and arrested a 27-year-old Medford man on an outstanding warrant.

• Employees of a nail salon on Main Street near the Malden line reported at 2:16 p.m. that someone was coming into the store and asking people for money. Police trespassed the person asking for money from the salon.

• Noisy youths in the park at the intersection of Malvern and Lebanon streets were sent on their way at 9:25 p.m.


• A Penney Road resident told police at 9:14 a.m. that a package expected at the home at been stolen.

• Police were told that a Fields Court resident had lost his passport sometime before 2 p.m.

• Someone called the department’s TIP line around 4:45 p.m. to report a license plate lying in a gutter on Banks Place.


• DPW crews were reportedly creating a hazard at the Dell Avenue-Upham Street intersection around 8:35 a.m. Police said there was no hazard being created.

• A woman walking her dog in the woods along the Fellsway East told police at 8:37 a.m. that someone broke into her parked motor vehicle. State Police responded.

• A dispatcher at the Fire Department headquarters on Main Street reported around 9:30 p.m. that he received two calls two minutes apart from a man who was speaking incoherently about random current events.


• A manager at Rite Aid in the Whole Foods plaza told police at 3:14 p.m. that youths had shoplifted items from the shelves. The youth’s parents soon arrived at the store and the items were returned.

• A bag was found in some bushes on Rockland Street around 3:25 p.m.

• A bird was reported tangled up in some twine on Cass Street around 3:30 p.m.

• A 12-year-old trying to break up a fight between a friend and another youth was punched in the face at the middle school sometime before 4:11 p.m. A parent took the injured boy to the hospital.

• Someone who had reportedly fallen off a deck on Albion Street was taken to the hospital around 5:45 p.m.


• A street sign at the corner of Main and Essex streets had been knocked down and was creating a hazard around 9:40 a.m.

• Petrone’s Restaurant on Main Street reportedly was the site of some vandalism. A worker called around 11:50 a.m. reported damage to an outer window frame. There was a large indentation on the bottom sill, police said.

• A Hancock Street resident reported losing a cell phone at the Healthy Melrose Family Wellness and Fitness Fair held at Fred Green Memorial Field. The lost phone was reported around 12:40 p.m.; it was later found on Heywood Avenue.

• A resident reported losing a wallet at Shaw’s supermarket sometime before 1:17 p.m.

• A resident of the Fuller House on Cottage Street reported at 7:40 p.m. that water was leaking from the ceiling of her apartment. Police said building maintenance crews were working on the problem.


• Melrose-Wakefield Hospital emergency room personnel called police around 11:25 a.m. reporting they had found what they believed to be heroin. Police brought it back to headquarters.

• A Sylvan Street resident told police at 1:05 p.m. that youths were hitting baseballs from a softball field at Pine Banks Park and the balls were landing on his property.