MELROSE — Police dealt with a variety of reports between March 23 and March 30, including one where they had to arrest a 22-year-old Upham Street man for assault and battery after he and his brother allegedly got into a fight over a box of cereal.

Police said Jesse J. McCallum, 47 Upham St., was arrested around 4:05 p.m. Friday, March 27, after police received a 911 call reporting a fist fight at the residence. The caller said he required stitches for the laceration he received.


The driver of a 2000 Lincoln was cited following a motor vehicle accident that eventually involved four vehicles Saturday, March 28, around 7:50 a.m. at the corner of Essex and Main streets.

The Lincoln was heading south on Main Street when the driver tried to pass a 2007 Ford stopped at the traffic lights on the right. The Lincoln struck the Ford on the right rear and side and then collided with a 2013 Chevrolet parked on Essex Street. The Chevrolet was pushed into another parked car, a 2013 Honda.

The driver of the Lincoln was cited for a marked lanes violations.


A 22-year-old Pleasant Street man will be summonsed to court on a charge of threatening to kill a neighbor following an incident reported Monday, March 23, around 2:45 p.m.

Police said the alleged victim told them his neighbor — they live in separate units in the same two-unit Pleasant Street apartment building — had continued an on-going dispute. In the past there have been noise complaints and reported altercations about moving parked vehicles. The most recent one involved a dog running into the other resident’s apartment.

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


A nine-year-old East Foster Street youth reportedly found a glass pipe sitting on a common cinder block wall on his family’s property March 23. He brought the pipe to a parent, who called police around 6:25 p.m.


On Tuesday, March 24, a First Street resident told police he had recently attempted to electronically file a tax return with the Internal Revenue Service and was told a return had already been filed using his personal information. The report was logged at 10:09 a.m.


A juvenile was trespassed from Rite Aid on Main Street March 24 around 2:45 p.m. after the store manager told police he had torn apart a box of prophylactics and threw them around the aisle and also reportedly stole some candy.

At 3:11 p.m. police went back to the Rite Aid store to help management deal with a 39-year-old North Falmouth man who reportedly had shoplifted several different types of candy bars. He will be summonsed to court for shoplifting by concealing merchandise and for possession of a Class E drug.


A citizen reported the theft of a pair of pants from a locker at the YMCA on Main Street March 24 sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.

Police reported during that time, the victim was using the sauna. When he returned to the locker room, his pants were gone as were the contents of the pants, which included his wallet, credit cars, personal papers and keys.

Police continue their investigation.