Melrose Police Department Working to Make Melrose a Safer Place Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:14:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Power Restored at Melrose Police Station, Normal Business Line Now Operating Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:52:56 +0000 Power has been restored at the Melrose Police Department and phones are operating normally.

Residents with non emergencies can reach Melrose Police by calling the station’s business number: 781-665-1212.

If you have an emergency, dial 911.

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Melrose Police Temporarily Using New Business Line Number Due to Storm, Power Outages Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:34:24 +0000 Due to the current storm, the police and fire departments are without power.

Melrose Police’s normal business line is not operating, but through the 911 dispatch center, residents with non emergencies can call this business number: 781-662-3852.

This is a temporary number that residents should use until power is restored.

As always, if you have an emergency, dial 911.

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Melrose Police Provide Storm Update, Advise Residents to Stay off the Roads Fri, 02 Mar 2018 21:26:54 +0000 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

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


Friday, March 2, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003

Melrose Police Provide Storm Update, Advise Residents to Stay off the Roads

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle and the Melrose Police Department have received several reports of storm-related damage, and first responders along with city officials are working to ensure residents remain safe during the ongoing nor’easter.

A powerful storm hit Melrose in the early hours of Friday morning and will continue into Saturday. Heavy rain, with a chance of snow is expected, along with winds gusting up to 55 mph that could cause power outages.

The Melrose Police Department has already received numerous reports of trees down, and high winds even caused a traffic light on Main Street at Emerson Street to be ripped from the ground and knocked over.

On Glen Street, near the Roosevelt School, a tree fell on top of a vehicle. The female driver was not injured and was able to get out on her own.

Department of Public Works employees are working throughout the city to ensure debris is cleared from the roads and that streets remain passable.

“This is not an average New England storm,” Chief Lyle said. “If you don’t have to be outside, please remain indoors. If you must go out, be aware of your surroundings. Always assume that downed wires are live and report any hazards you see to public safety officials. As always, in an emergency, dial 911.”

Additionally, the Melrose Police Department advises residents to follow several important safety tips:


  • Be sure to have batteries for flashlights and battery-powered lanterns to use in the event of a power outage. If you must use candles, keep them away from anything flammable and do not leave them unattended.
  • Keep cell phones charged.
  • Stay off the roads and stay indoors, if possible.
  • If power goes out during the storm, contact National Grid at 800-465-1212.
  • To report a gas leak, contact National Grid at 800-233-5325.
  • If you have an emergency call 911.


  • Clear any debris from storm drains near your home to allow water to drain.
  • Do not pump water from sump pumps into the road. The water can freeze and cause hazardous conditions if the temperature drops.
  • Do not go near or drive over any downed power lines.


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Glendower Road Cleared of Debris, Safe for Travel Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:18:46 +0000 The Melrose Police Department reports that Glendower Road is cleared of debris and is safe for through traffic.

All Hoover School traffic should proceed with normal drop-off and pick-up procedures.

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Photos: Melrose Police Respond to Fallen Trees, Downed Power Lines Following Storm Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:47:06 +0000

Following last night’s storm, the Melrose Police Department responded to several reports of downed trees and power lines throughout the city.

Around 7:40 a.m., Melrose Police responded to East Emerson Street at Bellevue Avenue for a report of a fallen tree on a motor vehicle.

Residents also reported sporadic power outages.

Anyone with storm related damage should contact the Department of Public Works at 781-665-0142.

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