Melrose Police Department http://melrosepolice.net Working to Make Melrose a Safer Place Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:32:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Wounded Veterans Motorcycle Ride to Pass Through Melrose Sunday http://melrosepolice.net/2018/05/15/wounded-veterans-motorcycle-ride-pass-melrose-sunday/ http://melrosepolice.net/2018/05/15/wounded-veterans-motorcycle-ride-pass-melrose-sunday/#respond Tue, 15 May 2018 15:38:33 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=435665 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Wounded Veterans Motorcycle Ride to Pass Through Melrose Sunday

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle wishes to remind Melrose residents that an annual motorcycle ride honoring wounded combat veterans will be passing through the city on Sunday afternoon.

The Wounded Veterans Motorcycle ride will begin in Revere between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, and riders are expected to enter Melrose approximately 45 minutes later. They are expected to be riding along city streets for another 45 minutes. Residents should anticipate delays between 1-3 p.m.

Riders will enter the city via Washington Street and travel along Washington Street to the Lynn Fells Parkway, then along Main Street into Wakefield. Past rides have hosted thousands of riders raising money for wounded veterans, and other motorists are encouraged to avoid the area while the ride passes through Melrose.

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Melrose Police Detective Gregory Forestell Honored for Lifesaving Efforts After Motor Vehicle Crash in 2017 http://melrosepolice.net/2018/05/07/melrose-police-detective-gregory-forestell-honored-lifesaving-efforts-motor-vehicle-crash-2017/ http://melrosepolice.net/2018/05/07/melrose-police-detective-gregory-forestell-honored-lifesaving-efforts-motor-vehicle-crash-2017/#respond Mon, 07 May 2018 20:15:27 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=435644 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 7, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Detective Gregory Forestell Honored for Lifesaving Efforts After Motor Vehicle Crash in 2017

 

Left-to-right: IAPOA Second Vice President Det./Lt. James Pierce (Winchester PD, Ret.), IAPOA Assistant Treasurer Ned Shinnick (Lynn PD), Melrose Police Detective Gregory Forestell, IAPOA Sergeant at Arms Paul Westlund (Lincoln PD), IAPOA President Robert Sweetland (Quincy PD), Melrose Police Chief Michael L. Lyle, IAPOA Treasurer Danielle Collins (BUPD), Secretary Donnalyn Sullivan (Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Ret.) and IAPOA First Vice President Paul Upton (Somerville PD Ret.) during the awards presentation on Saturday evening. (Courtesy Photo/John Guilfoil Public Relations)

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to report that a veteran member of the Melrose Police Department was honored this past weekend for saving the lives of several people after a major motor vehicle crash that occurred in Dracut last year.

Detective Gregory Forestell received the Irish American Police Officers Association of Massachusetts Lifesaving Award at an event on Saturday evening at the Malden Irish American Club.

Award Narrative:

On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at approximately 7 a.m., Melrose Police Detective Gregory Forestell was traveling home from a Melrose Police detail when he encountered a multiple vehicle crash in Dracut involving a dump truck that was rolled over on its side.

Detective Forestell exited his vehicle and asked a bystander to call 911 while he proceeded to the truck, which was now on fire. Along with another motorist, Detective Forestell was able to climb onto the truck and make contact with the operator who had several noticeable abrasions and cuts on his arms, and appeared confused. With the help of the other motorist, Detective Forestell was able to pulled the operator out of the truck and to safety away from the flames.

At this time, Detective Forestell retrieved a small fire extinguisher from his vehicle and attempted to put out the flames from the truck fire when he observed there was another vehicle involved in the crash with two injured passengers.

He proceeded to the other vehicle and with the help of other bystanders, attempted to treat a male passenger who was trapped in the front passenger seat and immobilized the man’s neck. At this time, Dracut Police and Fire arrived and took over the scene.

Thanks to  Detective Forestell’s quick actions and bravery, he was able to save multiple people from a dangerous situation, and is hereby awarded the Irish American Police Officers Association’s Lifesaving Award.

About the Irish American Police Officers Association Awards
Now in its 19th year, the IAPOA awards night recognizes heroism among law enforcement officers and the civilians who work every day to support the efforts of policing and corrections.

Membership in the Irish American Police Officers Association is open to all full-time law enforcement officers for just $20 per year. For more information, visit irishamericanpolice.org.

 

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*Breaking News* Melrose Police Investigating Armed Bank Robbery http://melrosepolice.net/2017/12/15/breaking-news-melrose-police-investigating-armed-bank-robbery/ http://melrosepolice.net/2017/12/15/breaking-news-melrose-police-investigating-armed-bank-robbery/#respond Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:40:52 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=426753 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

*Breaking News*

Melrose Police Investigating Armed Bank Robbery

MELROSE —  Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department is investigating after a bank was robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon.

At 4:40 p.m., Melrose Police were dispatched to Melrose Bank, 638 Main St., for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, detectives conducted an on-scene investigation and learned that a man brandishing a firearm had climbed onto the counter and demanded money from a bank employee.

The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, sunglasses and a light-colored jacket was given an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the bank and heading south on Main Street. Witnesses described the suspect as being a thin white or light-skinned black man standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.

The robbery remains under active investigation.

This is a breaking news update. More information will be released as it becomes available. 

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