Melrose Police Department http://melrosepolice.net Working to Make Melrose a Safer Place Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:14:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 *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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Photo: Melrose Police Host Successful Community Meeting on Narcan http://melrosepolice.net/2017/03/30/photo-melrose-police-host-successful-community-meeting-narcan/ http://melrosepolice.net/2017/03/30/photo-melrose-police-host-successful-community-meeting-narcan/#respond Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:17:47 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=362844 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Photo: Melrose Police Host Successful Community Meeting on Narcan

Left to right: Ward 2 Alderman Jennifer Lemmerman, Police Chief Michael Lyle, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Alderman-at-Large Michael Zwirko.

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department hosted a successful community meeting on nasal Naloxone (Narcan) yesterday.

The meeting was held at the Milano Senior Center from 6-8 p.m. and focused on educating participants on how to use the life-saving opioid reversal drug.

Narcan, an opioid antagonist, can quickly reverse the effects of a potentially fatal painkiller or heroin overdose by displacing the drug from the receptors in the brain. It has minimal side effects, is not dangerous if administered to a person who is not overdosing and it has no potential for abuse.

A trainer from Cataldo Ambulance demonstrated how to administer Narcan to an overdose victim, and 50 doses of the opioid-reversal drug, which were donated anonymously, were available to attendees.

As part of the presentation, a Stoneham woman who was revived with Narcan after overdosing spoke about her experiences with substance abuse and how addiction consumed her life. She has been sober for three years.

Other guest speakers included Chief Lyle, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, and representatives from the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition and the Hallmark Health COACHH Program.

Chief Lyle would like to thank District Attorney Ryan and everyone else who dedicated their time to the event.

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Melrose Police to Participate in Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization http://melrosepolice.net/2016/05/06/melrose-police-participate-click-ticket-enforcement-mobilization/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/05/06/melrose-police-participate-click-ticket-enforcement-mobilization/#comments Fri, 06 May 2016 19:19:37 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280308 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, May 6, 2016

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

Melrose Police to Participate in Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization

MELROSE – Chief Michael L. Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will take part in the national Click It or Ticket campaign to promote seat belt use through increased traffic enforcement. 

The initiative is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and runs from May 9-23.

“As officers, it’s our job to help keep our community safe,” Chief Lyle said. “Heading into the summer months, the roads will be busier than normal – there is no excuse not to wear a seat belt. We are prepared to stop and ticket any drivers who are not wearing their seat belts, including drivers who have not properly buckled up their children.”

According to the NHTSA, the national seat belt usage rate is currently 88.5 percent, with Massachusetts falling behind at 74 percent — a three percent drop in use from 2014 to 2015. Additionally, in 2014, nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in crashes across the nation were not buckled.

“While these may just sound like statistics, local police know from personal experience that those numbers represent mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends in North Reading,” Jeff Larason, Director of the Highway Safety Division, said in a statement. “If we increase our seat belt usage rate, we save lives, and that’s why the police are out enforcing this important law.”

Melrose will join more than 200 municipal police departments and the Massachusetts State Police, in partnership with the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, that are partaking in the campaign.

Anyone who has questions or concerns about this campaign, or how to properly buckle a child, should contact the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212.

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Melrose Police Arrest Two for Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle http://melrosepolice.net/2016/04/22/melrose-police-arrest-two-breaking-entering-motor-vehicle/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/04/22/melrose-police-arrest-two-breaking-entering-motor-vehicle/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:24:21 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280278 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, April 22, 2016

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

Melrose Police Arrest Two for Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle

MELROSE – Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department arrested two boys for breaking into two motor vehicles early this morning.

On Friday, April 22 at approximately 2:01 a.m., police responded to a residence on Cricklewood Lane for a report of a breaking and entering into a motor vehicle. Melrose Police Dispatch stated that a resident had witnessed the act and had two suspects on scene.

Upon arrival, police were met by two men who were later identified as off-duty police officers from another community, one of whom lives in the area. The off-duty officers told police that they witnessed the two male suspects going through two vehicles that were parked in the driveway.

After identifying themselves as police officers, the off-duty officers had the two suspects wait on the pavement until Melrose Police arrived. A third suspect, described as a black male dressed in all black, fled the scene.

A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY and a 17-YEAR-OLD BOY, BOTH OF MALDEN, were arrested for Breaking and Entering into a Vehicle Nighttime for Felony. Nothing was stolen from the motor vehicles.

“We have seen a rise in motor vehicle break-ins in multiple communities over the last several months,” Chief Lyle said. “Fortunately, nothing was taken from the vehicles in this case. However, I want to remind residents to always lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight, even if the vehicle is parked in your driveway.”

Both suspects will be arraigned in Middlesex Juvenile Court.

These are allegations. All suspect are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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Melrose Police Cancel Monthly Community Meeting Due to Weather http://melrosepolice.net/2016/02/24/280137/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/02/24/280137/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:17:01 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280137 The Melrose Police Department announces that due to the weather today their monthly community meeting has been cancelled.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 30, 6 p.m. at the Milano Senior Center.

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Melrose Police Chief Walks Marathon Route to Raise Money for Jimmy Fund http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/30/melrose-police-chief-walks-marathon-route-to-raise-money-for-jimmy-fund/ http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/30/melrose-police-chief-walks-marathon-route-to-raise-money-for-jimmy-fund/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:49:11 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=279827 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

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

Contact: Jessica Sacco
Phone: 978-769-5193
Email: jessica@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Chief Walks Marathon Route to Raise Money for Jimmy Fund

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that he completed the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk last weekend to raise money for patients receiving treatment through the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Chief Lyle raised $250 as part of Team Police Chiefs, which as of Wednesday afternoon, is giving over $57,000 to the fund.

The 77 members of Team Police Chiefs walked in honor of Lucas St. Onge, a 4-year-old from Lowell who is part of Dana-Farber’s Hero Program. Volunteer hero participants, whose pictures and bios line the marathon course, serve as a symbol of what the donations made to the Jimmy Fund go to support.

Along with hundreds of other participants walking for the same cause, Chief Lyle started at Hopkinton at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Seven hours and 51 minutes later, he completed the course, tired but accomplished.

“My aches and pains for a couple days are a far cry from what these patients and families are going through day in and day out,” Chief Lyle said. “I was honored to be a part of this important endeavor to support Lucas and the Jimmy Fund.”

Donations to the Jimmy Fund on behalf of Team Police Chiefs can be made until Oct. 31. Visit their page here.

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Photo: Melrose Police Enjoy Last Lemonade Stand of the Season http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/28/photo-melrose-police-enjoy-last-lemonade-stand-of-the-season/ http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/28/photo-melrose-police-enjoy-last-lemonade-stand-of-the-season/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 20:59:49 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=279817 Officer Ronald Alley, left, and Officer William Higgins stop at a homemade lemonade stand to support a young entrepreneur
Officer Ronald Alley, left, and Officer William Higgins stop at a lemonade stand to support a young entrepreneur
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Statement of Melrose Police Chief Michael L. Lyle On the Successful Prosecution of Man Involved In Lottery Scam http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/17/statement-of-melrose-police-chief-michael-l-lyle-on-the-successful-prosecution-of-man-involved-in-lottery-scam/ http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/17/statement-of-melrose-police-chief-michael-l-lyle-on-the-successful-prosecution-of-man-involved-in-lottery-scam/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:18:15 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=279794 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

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

Contact: Jessica Sacco
Phone: 978-769-5193
Email: jessica@jgpr.net

Statement of Melrose Police Chief Michael L. Lyle On the Successful Prosecution of Man Involved In Lottery Scam

MELROSE — Police Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that a suspect was successfully convicted of charges stemming from a lottery ticket scam in Melrose.

CHANG CHO, AGE 58, OF WINCHESTER, pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 in Middlesex Superior Court to larceny over $250 from a person with a disability.

CHO was charged in February after he was accused of underpaying a mentally disabled woman who won $10,000 on a scratch ticket. CHO formerly owned RD’s Delicatessen and Market in Melrose.

“This was a truly tragic case where a man used his lottery license to take advantage of a disabled woman, stealing thousands of dollars in winnings from the rightful owner,” Chief Lyle said. “I’m certainly pleased to see this matter come to a close and I commend the Melrose Police Department and prosecutors for a job well done.”

The case was prosecuted by the Middlesex District Attorney Office’s Elder/Disabled Unit. CHO received three years probation with the conditions that he does not trade/sell lottery tickets of any kind, does not conduct business with the elderly community and has no contact with the victim or her family.

“This case is an example of the emphasis both our office and the Melrose Police Department put on protecting our most vulnerable citizens,” said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. “The defendant not only attempted to take the victim’s money, but he also tried to take the victim’s dignity. I am grateful to our law enforcement partners for their efforts to ensure the successful prosecution of this individual.”

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Melrose Police Department Thanks Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market For 9/11 Recognition http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/15/melrose-police-department-thanks-turners-seafood-grill-market-for-911-recognition/ http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/15/melrose-police-department-thanks-turners-seafood-grill-market-for-911-recognition/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:36:00 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=279784 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

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

Contact: Jessica Sacco
Phone: 978-769-5193
Email: jessica@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Department Thanks Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market For 9/11 Recognition

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle would like to thank Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market for recognizing the Melrose Police Department on Sept. 11.

Every year the Main Street restaurant provides the police department with a complimentary lunch to honor and thank the men and women for serving and protecting the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We certainly appreciate Turner’s for continuously recognizing their public safety officials on this significant date, which 14 years ago, threatened our sense of security in America,” Chief Lyle said. “This token of thanks serves as a reminder of the commitment and dedication we made to our Melrose family, and that despite great tragedy, we will continue to move forward.”

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Melrose Police Welcome New Officers http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/11/melrose-police-welcome-new-officers/ http://melrosepolice.net/2015/09/11/melrose-police-welcome-new-officers/#comments Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:25:11 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=279773 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, Sept. 11 2015

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

Contact: Jessica Sacco
Phone: 978-769-5193
Email: jessica@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Welcome New Officers

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that three officers joined the Melrose Police Department this summer and were sworn in at a ceremony yesterday.

Officers Marco DePalma, Travis Nally and Brian Trainor joined the department on Aug. 13 after graduating from the Reading Municipal Police Academy on Aug. 11. They are now in the process of completing an 8-week field training program before they’re assigned to a shift.

Officials swore in the three officers, along with Patrolmen John Goodhue and Nick MacIntosh, who joined the department in December, at a ceremony at Melrose City Hall.

Melrose officials swore in five officers to the Melrose Police Depatment on Thursday morning. Left-to-right: Police Chief Michael Lyle, Officer Brian Trainor, Officer Travis Nally, Officer Marco DePalma, Officer John Goodhue, Officer Nick MacIntosh, Lt. Tim Maher and Lt. Mark DeCroteau. (Courtesy Photo)
Melrose officials swore in five officers to the Melrose Police Depatment on Thursday morning. Left-to-right: Police Chief Michael Lyle, Officer Brian Trainor, Officer Travis Nally, Officer Marco DePalma, Officer John Goodhue, Officer Nick MacIntosh, Lt. Tim Maher and Lt. Mark DeCroteau. (Courtesy Photo)

“These five officers certainly come from a background that will support the department’s community policing efforts,” Chief Lyle said. “I look forward to seeing the three recent graduates acclimate to their new role and learn about our great city.” 

Officer DePalma graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School in 2004 and attended Suffolk University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2008.

Prior to becoming a police officer in Melrose, he worked at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for four years and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office for two years.

Officer Nally is a 2009 graduate of Malden High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Westfield State University in 2013. He previously worked at a Department of Youth Services Detention Center.

Officer Trainor grew up in Melrose, attending St. Mary’s Elementary School and Malden Catholic High School. After graduating, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he was assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif. and later deployed to the Al Anbar Province in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During a second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Officer Trainor traveled to Guam, Hawaii, Saipan, Thailand, Singapore, Djibouti, Kuwait and Iraq with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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