MELROSE — On Thursday, June 18, a 26-year-old Wakefield man walked behind the pharmacy counter of the Rite Aid on Main Street and unsuccessfully demanded “oxys and benzos” from a pharmacist, police said.

The man was told he couldn’t be helped, so he left the store around 9:40 p.m. Police said they located the man at the nearby Shell station at the corner of Main Street and the Lynn Fells Parkway. He was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

He was also trespassed from the Rite Aid store.

He will be summonsed to court for attempting to commit unarmed robbery.

The Weekly News does not publish the names of people police say they plan to summonse to court.


A woman was told not to return to the McCarthy House on Main Street Friday, June 19, around 8:30 a.m. after representatives of the melrose Housing Authority said she and a resident of the facility allegedly tampered with a security camera.

When police arrived, they talked to the couple and learned that the woman’s car had been vandalized by someone with a key a couple of times while parked on the grounds. The woman and her boyfriend altered the direction of the camera so they could get images of who was vandalizing her car.


Police were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident around 10:30 a.m. June 19 in front of Melrose Oriental Rug on Main Street. One driver had apparently struck another car and walked away from the scene north toward Wakefield.

He was found a short time later. Based on certain observations as well as a brief interview, Albert G. Constabile, 40, of 1 Nason Dr. was charged with operating under the influence of liquor and leaving the scene of property damage.


At 2:14 p.m. June 19, police went to Heavenly Licks on West Wyoming Avenue after being told an African American couple with two young children took money from a tip jar on the counter.

Witnesses believed the four people walked toward Main Street, possibly getting on an MBTA bus.

Police located them and during an investigation were unable to find any money. The people were sent on their way.

Police said up to $20 was in the ice cream store’s tip jar at the time.


A 20-year-old Malden woman will be summonsed to court for domestic assault after allegedly attacking an ex-boyfriend on a Melrose-bound bus out of Malden June 19.

Police issued the summons after going to Reading Hill Avenue and talking with the victim around 10:30 p.m..

The suspect had left the scene when police arrived.


Following is a sample of other calls handled by police between Monday, June 15, and Sunday, June 21.


* Police were told at 1:46 p.m. that a patient involved in a stabbing was in the Emergency Room of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Malden Police had placed the patient under arrest.

* A hit and run was reported on Lebanon Street around 7:45 p.m.

* A First Street resident told police around 4:45 p.m. that her bank account had been compromised. She went to an ATM and was unable to use his card. The woman was told by the bank that some tampering with the account had been uncovered. Both bank representatives and police are investigating.

* Police reported receiving several calls of a car stuck on the commuter rail tacks at the intersection of West Foster and Berwick streets around 9:50 p.m.


* A loud group on Tappan Street was told to move inside for the night around 12:05 a.m

* Police investigated an accident at the corner of Myrtle and Grove streets around 1:15 p.m. involving a DPW employee who allegedly damaged a motor vehicle.

* A citizen reported a cell phone had been taken from the Beebe School on West Foster Street around 3:30 p.m.

* Police were told around 4:15 p.m. that someone was cutting down trees near the Winthrop School, putting the safety of kids in the school yard in jeopardy. Police investigated and reported no children were in the area and the worker wasn’t posing a hazard to anyone.

* Two combatants declined to press charges against each other after a verbal argument turned physical inside the Melrose Care Center on Martin Street around 9:50 p.m.


* A discharged patient allegedly was aggressive and unruly at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital around 6:20 a.m. Police spoke to the man and he agreed to leave.

* A Country Club Road resident reported a lost wallet around 10:50 a.m.

* A motor vehicle accident at the corner of West Wyoming Avenue and Trenton Street was investigated around 11:40 a.m.

* A motor vehicle reportedly struck a tree in front of a home in the 500 block of the Lynn Fells Parkway around 4:30 p.m.

* The Fire Department requested some assistance with a Swains Pond Avenue resident who was burning items in the open around 9:30 p.m. The fire was extinguished.

* A cement post between the Veterans Memorial Middle School and Melrose High was apparently knocked over sometime before 11:55 p.m.


* Police were told around 8:50 a.m. by a woman that she while she was in a crosswalk near the Lincoln School on West Wyoming Avenue, a white van belonging to a heating, ventilation and air conditioning company rolled past her. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

* An iPad tablet was reported lost by a Ravine Road resident around 9:45 a.m.

* Someone who apparently fell off the roof of a Willow Street home refused medical attention around 11:30 a.m.

* Two 16-year-olds will be summonsed to court for trespassing and tagging property after they were seen by a witness spray painting a Connex utility box located near the MBTA commuter rail tracks running behind the Armory around 8:40 p.m. Five cans of spray paint were also found at the scene. The youths were turned over to the custody of their parents.


* Police were told a sinkhole was forming on Laurel Street around 8 a.m. The DPW was notified.

* A dog was reportedly jumping in and out of traffic on Upham Street near the Incarnation Church around 9 a.m. Police were unable to find the dog.


* A Malvern Street resident dropped off some unwanted ammunition around 1:30 p.m.

* Suspicious activity was reported at the Common Market on East Foster Street around 6:50 p.m. The suspects were gone when police arrived.

* A man was reportedly walking in traffic on the Lynn Fells Parkway near Charles Street around 9:30 p.m. Police said they were unable to locate him.


* An employee of Melrose Shell at the corner of Main Street and the Lynn Fells Parkway called police around 4:35 a.m. to report a man who had already been trespassed from the facility came back and began throwing things at him. The man had left the store by the time the employee called police.

Published in the June 26, 2015 edition